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We wanted to be budget friendly for our guests as well and we went with Sandos Caracol Eco Resort. One of their wedding options is the rooftop terrace which overlooks the ocean as well. While we have chosen a beach ceremony, we are most likely using the terrace for our reception. The cost for our guests from edmonton is 1735 pp based on double occupancy. for Dec 1-8. Apparently they do some pretty great weddings there!

 

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We are all a little bit bias towards our own resorts I think.

 

We chose Azul Fives in Riviera Maya because of the Sky Deck. We also did not want a beach wedding and as soon as I saw these photos we fell in love. The Sky Deck costs $1800 to rent for the reception and then another $15 per plate on top of the food you select. For this view, we felt it was worth it.

 

The resort itself isn't cheap but if you are flexible with which month you get married, you can get affordable rates. The Sky Deck itself holds 200 people so you will be able to fit your party no problem.

 

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very cool!!! it's beautiful... i like it.  :wub:

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We are all a little bit bias towards our own resorts I think.

We chose Azul Fives in Riviera Maya because of the Sky Deck. We also did not want a beach wedding and as soon as I saw these photos we fell in love. The Sky Deck costs $1800 to rent for the reception and then another $15 per plate on top of the food you select. For this view, we felt it was worth it.

The resort itself isn't cheap but if you are flexible with which month you get married, you can get affordable rates. The Sky Deck itself holds 200 people so you will be able to fit your party no problem.

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Hi,

I am also trying to look at different options. Which package do you have ? And also are you paying any extras such as a dj, decorations, or anything else? Or just the package and extra for the sky gazebo? And food?

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Welcome to the boards karinaL and Congrats on your upcoming dw in Mexico!!!! Yes, LOTs of great resources here to help with your planning decisions - so well done on joining us :)

 

Here are some images of magical wedding moments that matter we captured, at the resort you're considering - to show you what a backdrop it would make for your photos.... taken from our Azul Fives Wedding Story Album

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Wishing you happy research and all the very BEST with your journey ahead - ENjoy!!! team MTM :)

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@karinaL  Congrats on planning your DW! Choosing your resort is the hardest part. Once that's done then you can start having a bit of fun with the planning. Isn't your TA helping you with your resort choice? You should be able to tell them what you want and they should be giving you suggestions that stay within your budget, your price point for your guests and your specific wants and don't wants. I just feel like you shouldn't be struggling with this.

 

The one thing you'll see if you read through the threads here is that we highly recommend working with a good travel agent. Once your guests start booking, you'll need a good agent to walk them through their process. You want someone that you can refer them to when they have questions so that you don't have to do it yourself. You don't say if you're in the US or canada but the owners of this site are top rated travel agents. Tammy already suggested her link for you to contact her. I think you would be super happy if you just reached out to them. I'm sure they would be able to give you information so that you can make an informed decision about where to spend the most special day of your life!

 

Good luck and happy planning!!

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I have been weighing some options myself... I looked at the azul fives but found it too expensive. The beach location isn't very private if you're really into a beach wedding. The sky deck option is great, but costs an additional $1800USD for the ceremony, and $15 per person extra on top of the dinner per person.

 

I also looked at the Now Jade, Now Sapphire, and the price per person was pretty high.

 

I liked the Akumal bay beach resort, but it was too far from the airport, and was a smaller quieter resort.

 

I have most likely picked the Royalton Riviera Cancun, which has many options for ceremony and dinner. Their Sky Deck option is $1500USD additional, however I do like their beach option, followed by a dinner reception at their nautica beach bar! The resort is just over a year old, so the rooms are quite modern, and I've heard great reviews about the beds too!

 

Hope that helps.

 

Let me know if you have any questions and I'll see if I have feedback from my experience :)

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I have been weighing some options myself... I looked at the azul fives but found it too expensive. The beach location isn't very private if you're really into a beach wedding. The sky deck option is great, but costs an additional $1800USD for the ceremony, and $15 per person extra on top of the dinner per person.

 

I also looked at the Now Jade, Now Sapphire, and the price per person was pretty high.

 

I liked the Akumal bay beach resort, but it was too far from the airport, and was a smaller quieter resort.

 

I have most likely picked the Royalton Riviera Cancun, which has many options for ceremony and dinner. Their Sky Deck option is $1500USD additional, however I do like their beach option, followed by a dinner reception at their nautica beach bar! The resort is just over a year old, so the rooms are quite modern, and I've heard great reviews about the beds too!

 

Hope that helps.

 

Let me know if you have any questions and I'll see if I have feedback from my experience :)

hi!

You literally took  the words out of my mouth for those hotels just too expensive. I also like Royalton. where do you  see all  of their option?? I want to look  as well its so hard choosing without a visit. I want it to be private 

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hi!

You literally took  the words out of my mouth for those hotels just too expensive. I also like Royalton. where do you  see all  of their option?? I want to look  as well its so hard choosing without a visit. I want it to be private 

Hey Karina!

 

 

Here's a few tidbits from the package they sent me!!

 

Ceremony Locations and Capacities

Location Maximum Seating Capacity

Sky Wedding (Hideaway Adults only) 70 (Extra $1500USD)

Sky Wedding (Main resort) 90 (Extra $1500USD)

Chapel 60

Beach up to 300

 

Semi-Private Reception Locations and Capacities

This dinner is not private. Sound system and decorations are not allowed in these semi-private locations.

A set menu is required for semi-private dinners.

Location Maximum Seating Capacity Times

Gourmet Marché 45 6:00pm, 6:30pm or 9:00pm

Opa Terrace 20 6:00pm, 6:30pm or 9:00pm

Agave Terrace 20 6:00pm, 6:30pm or 9:00pm

Private Reception Locations and Capacities

Sky Terrace Location Maximum Seating Capacity Cost

Sky Wedding Hideaway (Adults only) Up to 40 (Buffet or Family Style Dinner) Private Set Up Fee: Free*

Sky Wedding (Main resort) Up to 70 (Buffet or Family Style Dinner) Private Set Up Fee: Free*

* With the purchase of a Private Wedding Dinner Menu * With the purchase of a Cocktail Reception Menu

Inclusions in the private set up fee: Inclusions in the private set up fee:

· Exclusive, private location for your group · Exclusive, private location for your group

· Round tables with white table cloths and linens · Cocktail tables with white table cloths

· White folding chairs · Private staff for your All-in beach reception

· Private staff for your All-in terrace reception

**Not included in the private set up fee: Menu (buffet or family style dinner only), open bar costs, other wedding related amenities.

***A location fee applies for events without food service: $300 USD per event. Please contact your wedding coordinator for details.

Beach Location Maximum Seating Capacity Cost

Beach (Both main resort and adults only) up to 150 (Buffet or Set Menu) Private Set Up Fee: Free*

Nautica Beach Bar**** up to 40 (Buffet) or 70 (Plated) Private Set Up Fee: Free*

* With the purchase of a Private Wedding Dinner Menu * With the purchase of a Private Cocktail Reception Menu

Inclusions in the private set up fee: Inclusions in the private set up fee:

· Exclusive, private location for your group · Exclusive, private location for your group

· Round tables with white table cloths and linens · Cocktail tables with white table cloths

· White folding chairs · 10 tiki torches

· 10 tiki torches · Private staff for your All-in beach reception

· Private staff for your All-in beach reception

**Not included in the private set up fee: Menu (buffet or plated), open bar costs, other wedding related amenities.

***A location fee applies for events without food service: $300 USD per event. Please contact your wedding coordinator for details.

****Event cannot be held at Nautica Beach Bar before 7:00pm.

Ballroom Location Maximum Seating Capacity Cost

Grand Ballroom Up to 700 (Buffet or Set Menu) Private Set Up Fee: Free*

Salon Up to 150 (Buffet or Set Menu) Private Set Up Fee: Free*

* With the purchase of a Private Wedding Dinner Menu * With the purchase of a Cocktail Reception Menu

Inclusions in the private set up fee: Inclusions in the private set up fee:

· Exclusive, private location for your group · Exclusive, private location for your group

· Round tables with white table cloths and linens · Cocktail tables with white table cloths

· White folding chairs · Private staff for your All-in beach reception

· Private staff for your All-in terrace reception

**Not included in the private set up fee: Menu (buffet or plated), open bar costs, other wedding related amenities.

***A location fee applies for private dinner or cocktail partiesy with less than 100 guests: $500 USD per event.

***A location fee applies for events without food service: $500 USD per event. Please contact your wedding coordinator for details.

 

 

Hopefully this info helps!!

 

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Welcome newbies melanderic2017 and karinaL - and Congrats on your Riviera Maya destination weddings coming up!!!

 

You'll find lots of great resources here to help with your planning decisions, so you've already made an excellent start :) As you've already seen, there's great advice + support here for you!

Hope you find the answers you're looking for, and all the best!!!

 

...for some added beach wedding inspiration, here are some magical wedding moments that matter we've captured, taken from our Riviera Maya Wedding Stories link....enjoy!!!

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