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#1 JessicaBe

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    Posted 02 February 2015 - 01:20 PM

    Hi everyone. I'm new here and am in need of your wisdom!

     

    We're expecting 60+ guests at our wedding and are looking at Cancun/Mayan Riviera. We're on a super tight budget since we'll be paying for my fiances parents to attend plus 1 flight from south america. 

     

    Can anyone recommend a resort for a larger group that has fewer extra costs? 

     

    Most of the resorts I've looked at charge for guests above 20 ppl which is fine, but we're looking for a resort with a lower fee pp or an inclusive semi-private reception for a large group. We can't afford to pay $50-85 pp plus open bar, tables, chairs, decor etc.

     

    Please let me know if you've encountered any resorts that might work for our tight budget!

     

    Many thanks!

    Jessica

     

     



    #2 Msmimi

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      Posted 02 February 2015 - 04:25 PM

      There are some great resort reviews to look at. Congratulations.



      #3 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 02 February 2015 - 04:29 PM

      The resort I got married at 2 weeks ago was really good, especially for price.

      They have a lot of different wedding packages to choose from and their upgrades and add-ons aren't super costly!  I was very impressed at the quality of everything and the service provided was fantastic.   

       

      It's the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya  or the Grand Sirenis Mayan Beach.

      2 resorts on one, but you have access to all services.  The Mayan Beach side has the oceanview rooms so it may be more pricey from that perspective.

       

      If you look at the resort and think you may be interested let me know and I can give you tonnes of info on it!

       

      I had 45 people. I upgraded to the private palapa for ceremony and reception. Extended it by 4 hours, had the DJ for 6 hours, cocktail hour, mariachi band, golf cart service, tonnes of extra flowers, etc.  Also had a hair trial, then hair/makeup on my wedding day and after deposit I paid around $5000 Canadian.

       

      Edit: I should add that my resort's packages included 10 people. With the upgraded to the palapa I had to pay per person (noone was included). I choose the buffet and that was about $32 per person.

      If you want to use an A'la Carte it includes the 10 people and prices vary for each person over and above depending what menu you want.


      Edited by calgarybride2015, 02 February 2015 - 04:44 PM.

      -Kim

      Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

       

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      #4 dreamweddings

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        Posted 02 February 2015 - 05:54 PM

        Hi everyone. I'm new here and am in need of your wisdom!

         

        We're expecting 60+ guests at our wedding and are looking at Cancun/Mayan Riviera. We're on a super tight budget since we'll be paying for my fiances parents to attend plus 1 flight from south america. 

         

        Can anyone recommend a resort for a larger group that has fewer extra costs? 

         

        Most of the resorts I've looked at charge for guests above 20 ppl which is fine, but we're looking for a resort with a lower fee pp or an inclusive semi-private reception for a large group. We can't afford to pay $50-85 pp plus open bar, tables, chairs, decor etc.

         

        Please let me know if you've encountered any resorts that might work for our tight budget!

         

        Many thanks!

        Jessica

        Hey Jessica,

         

        Other options is Hacienda Tres Rios,

         

         

        The hotel is located 30 minutes from Cancun airport.it is an all inclusive and family friendly 

        In the hotel you can have the reception and ceremony in many places, such as:
        • Pier
        • Terrace
        • Cenote
        • Beach
        • Ball Room
        • Near the pool

         

        This is an All Inclusive Hotel. For a private event $25 ++USD is charged per guest and this includes the following:
        • Private area which could be on the beach, Ball room or hotel terraces
        • Private dinner
        • Open bar for 4 hours + 1 hour cocktail.
        • Chairs avant garde type, round tables, white tablecloths and napkins
        • Dishes, silverware and glassware.

         

        you can bring in your outside vendors without any vendor fee. 

         

        Feel Free to reach out and we will be happy to help

         

        Happy Planning 

        Joyce


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        #5 acw271011

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        Posted 02 February 2015 - 07:22 PM

         

        Hey Jessica,

         

        Other options is Hacienda Tres Rios,

         

         

        The hotel is located 30 minutes from Cancun airport.it is an all inclusive and family friendly 

        In the hotel you can have the reception and ceremony in many places, such as:
        • Pier
        • Terrace
        • Cenote
        • Beach
        • Ball Room
        • Near the pool

         

        This is an All Inclusive Hotel. For a private event $25 ++USD is charged per guest and this includes the following:
        • Private area which could be on the beach, Ball room or hotel terraces
        • Private dinner
        • Open bar for 4 hours + 1 hour cocktail.
        • Chairs avant garde type, round tables, white tablecloths and napkins
        • Dishes, silverware and glassware.

         

        you can bring in your outside vendors without any vendor fee. 

         

        Feel Free to reach out and we will be happy to help

         

        Happy Planning 

        Joyce

         

         

        Hi Joyce,

         

        Quick question. Do they allow outside weddings if you aren't using the resort?


        I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

         

         

        http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

         

         

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        #6 TammyWright

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        Posted 03 February 2015 - 09:15 PM

        For a larger group, some resorts like Hard Rock and Palace has free private events.  The free weddings even include decorations or you can use resort credits.

         

        If you want to contact us, we can break down the pros and cons of the different resorts.


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        #7 TheBHolders

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        Posted 04 February 2015 - 06:21 PM

        I recommend palace and hard rock. It seems that their group benefits haven't been topped by anyone

        So far 79 adult guests + bride and groom + 13 kids = 164 room nights. Focused on planning without stressing.

         


         
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