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#1 SunyMel

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 01:50 PM

Hi and congrats to all the bride and grooms! I am new here but have been creeping for a couple months! Lol I have picked the Riu Palace Mexico for our wedding. Some of my guests would like to stay at the Riu Playacar (cheaper). We understand that they won't be able to come to the palace to visit and we are ok to go see them at their resort during the week. My question is: For the wedding day will they need to purchase a day pass? If they do, how much is it? I have looked for some information regarding this and can't find a straight answer. I think it's ridiculous that they would have to pay.... I'm not 100% sure we will pick this resort. Are there any other ones in the area with similar prices (or lower) and that have other sister resorts where guests can stay for a bit less?

I appreciate your help! :)
Melanie

#2 JoannaBanana

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    Posted 21 February 2015 - 01:54 PM

    I've read (in a different thread) that a day pass is $65 and for guests of another Riu $45. Keep us posted with what you find! This resort is on my short list.

    My Planning Thread (Grand Sirenis 05.12.16)http://www.bestdesti...-grand-sirenis/<p>


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    #3 SunyMel

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    Posted 21 February 2015 - 02:30 PM

    Hi Neako! I will let you know what I find out! What other resorts are you considering? I'm not 100% sure about the Riu... I find their wedding package a bit pricey. We will be a group of 50+ guests. Someone on this site said she paid 10000$ for her wedding with a group of 75. It was 70$ per person for the private reception (BBQ style) on top of the wedding package. Also 25$ per person (after the 40 that were included in the pkg) for the ceremony.

    #4 JoannaBanana

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      Posted 21 February 2015 - 03:16 PM

      Hey, my short list right now is Riu Yucatan, Riu Palace Mexico, maybe maybe Riu Palace Riviera Maya and then Grand Riviera Princess

      My Planning Thread (Grand Sirenis 05.12.16)http://www.bestdesti...-grand-sirenis/<p>


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      #5 SunyMel

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      Posted 28 February 2015 - 04:39 PM

      For those of you who wanted to know, Riu has finally responded to my question about the day pass. If you are staying at one of the Riu you have to pay 45$ for a day pass if the wedding is at the palace. If you are staying at a completely different resort then you have to pay 95$.

      Also, you can only eat dinner (a la carte or buffet) at your own resort. So if you are staying at the palace and you want to have dinner with friends staying at the Yucatan, you can't. After 6 pm everyone needs to return to their own resort.

      They sent me a price list of some of the extras. Give me your email address if you want me to send it to you!

      Good luck! :)

      Mel

      #6 susie q

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      Posted 25 March 2015 - 11:13 PM

      @SunyMel

       

      FYI, about having your wedding at RPM or any Riu resort. If you have your wedding at RPM, 80% of your guests MUST stay there too. Riu Playacar does NOT count toward the 80%. Just something to keep in mind! :) Happy wedding planning!



      #7 SunyMel

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      Posted 28 March 2015 - 11:32 AM

      @susie q

      My travel agent told me about this too and I found a way around it. I actually have 2 reservations - One for my actual wedding at the RPM and another for the Riu Playacar which I put under my mother and sister's name. The only thing was I had to put two separate deposits.

      #8 Moments That Matter

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        Posted 29 March 2015 - 09:41 AM

        Welcome to our forum community, Mel and Congrats on your upcoming Mexican wedding!!!

         

        We can show you what some of the venues you're considering would look like as a backdrop for your wedding photos here:

         

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        ...from the RUI Palace Playacar Wedding Album.....

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        ...RUI Palace Mexico Wedding Album.....

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        Wishing you happy research and all the best with your journey - cheers!!! team MTM :)


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        #9 susie q

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        Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:41 AM

        @susie q

        My travel agent told me about this too and I found a way around it. I actually have 2 reservations - One for my actual wedding at the RPM and another for the Riu Playacar which I put under my mother and sister's name. The only thing was I had to put two separate deposits.

        That's great you found a way around it, but how does that work?? I'm baffled! Lol



        #10 susie q

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        Posted 12 April 2015 - 09:04 PM

        FYI, one of the other Rius is doing renovations, and should be completed Oct 2015, so RPM, and everything else is selling out. Book early!!! :angry:






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