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#1 shelikespink

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:48 AM

Hi everyone,

I'm expecting 120-150 guests for my wedding. I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for resorts that would work well for a large group and would still keep costs reasonable. I am hoping to have a private banquet hall reception with the party lasting til 2am or so.

 

A lot of the "complementary" options won't work since I would like a private reception.

 

I initially was looking at the Dreams or Barcelo resorts, but they charge a lot per person for ceremony set up, meals, alcohol, extending the reception, etc. The Palace resorts offer unlimited events (since I will have a lot more than 75 nights!) but reading reviews I keep hearing Palace tends to nickel and dime you. I am leaning towards Moon Palace right now but I would love to hear others' opinions or recommendations!

Thanks in advance!



#2 iWeddingMexico

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    Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:49 AM

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

     

    I think if you are going to have a large wedding sometimes the All Inclusives that are a bit smaller are able to provide more personalized service and often are more open to negotiate with you and look at you as a person not just another wedding out of thousands. Also, in some of the super huge hotels it can be hard to find each other during the day, a small hotel will give you the feeling of almost that your group owns the place so to speak haha. More fun that way. 

     

    If you`d like to get in touch with me I can provide you some more details. You will definitely need a hotel willing to pay special attention to detail for a group that size. 

     

    Happy Planning!


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    #3 shelikespink

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    Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:29 AM

    Thanks! Any particular resort recommendations?



    #4 shellsal

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    Posted 23 June 2014 - 01:03 PM

    Congratulations on your engagement!

    I am getting married at Moon Palace in August and have between 70 and 80 guests attending. so far the planning portion has not been the best so be forewarned.

    That being said with that amount of guests you are expecting i think Moon Palace would be the most accommodating.   



    #5 kmk2016

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    Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:02 PM

    Thanks! Any particular resort recommendations?


    karisma properties can handle this size of group... Aside from Azul Beach. They would be a great option to look into!


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    #6 shelikespink

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    Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:18 AM

    Great, I'll investigate the wedding packages from the Karisma resorts. Thanks!



    #7 stefnani

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    Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:21 AM

    In short, I have done similar research

    Grab Caribe Real
    Moon Palace Cancun
    Dreams Tulum
    Grand Pallidium Kantenah
    Barcelo Maya Palace
    Riu Palace Rivera Maya
    Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
    Valentin Imperial Maya
    Xcaret Park
    Amarte Maroma Beach (not all inclusive)

    Hope this helps! 



    #8 shelikespink

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    Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:00 PM

    Thanks for the input everyone! After 6 months of ho-humming and making excel charts comparing all the different packages, we finally decided on Moon Palace!



    #9 dreamweddings

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      Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:33 PM

      Hello Ladies,

       

      Another hotel to consider , that really offers a lot is Hacienda Tres Rios. packages are so worth it and the accommodation too.

       

      Goodluck and happy planning!


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      #10 maredith

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        Posted 20 July 2014 - 04:37 PM

        I'm doing research right now. Thanks for all of re helpful suggestions!

        Hello Ladies,

        Another hotel to consider , that really offers a lot is Hacienda Tres Rios. packages are so worth it and the accommodation too.

        Goodluck and happy planning!


        Haven't heard of that one yet. Will definitely have to check it out!





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