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#11 stibbets

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    Posted 14 December 2007 - 01:31 AM

    Hey there! I am new, but have been reading about Sunset D'Monalisa. My fiance and I just returned from Cabo to check out wedding venues and decided on this spot. Does anyone know if the pools light up at night? Floating candles? We went there for dinner and it was all dark and I thought- what a waste, it could be so beautiful!
    Also, how was Emma to deal with ( the food and bev director)?

    FYI- Emma stated that it was 13,500 for "partial buyout" and not the entire restaurant.
    Thanks!

    #12 Wisco4

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      Posted 14 December 2007 - 12:32 PM

      Lavalos, I just saw your post now. I would love more information from you. I'll send you a PM. We just signed the contract and put down our deposit the other day. We are so excited!
      ~Amanda

      #13 Wisco4

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        Posted 14 December 2007 - 12:38 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by stibbets
        Hey there! I am new, but have been reading about Sunset D'Monalisa. My fiance and I just returned from Cabo to check out wedding venues and decided on this spot. Does anyone know if the pools light up at night? Floating candles? We went there for dinner and it was all dark and I thought- what a waste, it could be so beautiful!
        Also, how was Emma to deal with ( the food and bev director)?

        FYI- Emma stated that it was 13,500 for "partial buyout" and not the entire restaurant.
        Thanks!
        When we went to dinner there on our site visit, the pools were lit up as well as some other lighting on the walkways, etc. Maybe they were doing some maintenance when you were there? I'll try to find my pictures and post them.

        As far as Emma goes, we haven't had to directly deal with her. Our wedding coordinator from Fiestas Los Cabos has been doing our "wheeling and dealing". At first she wouldn't compromise with things like the menu and keeping the 2007 prices but our W.C. got her to give in.

        And you are correct, the "partial buyout" doesn't include the area of the restaurant that is enclosed indoors. She said that they have to keep it open to allow their regular patrons to still dine and she assured us that we would not see or be bothered by them.

        ~Amanda

        #14 lavalos

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          Posted 15 December 2007 - 04:03 AM

          We had our wedding @ SML. Yes, the pools are lit at night--very beautiful!

          So, Emma, hmmm? She was a pleasure to work with in the beginning, however, she got a little funky towards the end. We had an issue with the buyout. Fortunately, I kept all emails so, with the help of our wedding coordinator, working with management, we made sure they honored what Emma communicated to us. I have not been able to submit a full report on the entire experience but I'd have to give SML an A. It would have been an A++ if it wasn't for the buyout issue. The venue is phenomenal--you and your guests will have a unique and wonderful experience should you book with SML. Just be sure you clarify everything, in writing. I highly recommend you use your WC from the get through the negotiation process. We booked SML and signed the contract, prior to hiring a WC.

          What a shame about the partial buyout. I think it's ridiculous that they've changed their buyout bookings to "partial." I feel like you should get the place to yourself for that amount. This was not the case in prior years. I guess they've changed their policy for '08.

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by stibbets
          Hey there! I am new, but have been reading about Sunset D'Monalisa. My fiance and I just returned from Cabo to check out wedding venues and decided on this spot. Does anyone know if the pools light up at night? Floating candles? We went there for dinner and it was all dark and I thought- what a waste, it could be so beautiful!
          Also, how was Emma to deal with ( the food and bev director)?

          FYI- Emma stated that it was 13,500 for "partial buyout" and not the entire restaurant.
          Thanks!
          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Wisco4
          When we went to dinner there on our site visit, the pools were lit up as well as some other lighting on the walkways, etc. Maybe they were doing some maintenance when you were there? I'll try to find my pictures and post them.

          As far as Emma goes, we haven't had to directly deal with her. Our wedding coordinator from Fiestas Los Cabos has been doing our "wheeling and dealing". At first she wouldn't compromise with things like the menu and keeping the 2007 prices but our W.C. got her to give in.

          And you are correct, the "partial buyout" doesn't include the area of the restaurant that is enclosed indoors. She said that they have to keep it open to allow their regular patrons to still dine and she assured us that we would not see or be bothered by them.
          Not sure how true this is...we had to fight to ensure they'd stick with their word to ensure we would not have diners at the venue on our wedding day. The buyout does not include DG Lounge, the fabulous club upstairs, but I didn't think this would be an issue because the club doesn't open until 9pm. Well, guess what...right before our ceremony began, a family showed up and wanted to come in to view the restaurant. The restaurant was closed off but management let them go upstairs to the club. I wasn't that concerned with the fact that they watched our entire ceremony from up above, however, the photographer was not able to capture some of the ceremony shots without including them in the background ;-(

          #15 Jtds2713

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            Posted 15 December 2007 - 07:14 PM

            Hi,

            We also had our wedding at Sunset da Mona LIsa. I have to agree with Lisa that you have to be careful dealing with Sunset. We were quoted more than 700.00 in Fiji water alone and we never ordered Fiji water to be served. There were only 30 adults in our party and about 8 children and 30 adults cannot drink $700.00 worth of water. I had to pull out my review of Sunset da Mona LIsa (please see my post on CAbo WEdding REview) and I am still trying to resolve this with them. If I don't hear from them soon I will have to dispute the charge on our credit card. The venue is absolutely beautiful but be careful and charge only on your credit card.

            Oh, and the pools were not lit during our wedding. I did not notice this until after the wedding when I was asked by guests why the pools were not lit. I wished they had told me earlier so I could have asked why!




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