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Hi All,

 

I am from UK and got engaged on my 40th Birthday at Sandos Playacar so I know that this place is beautiful. I have been looking at posts for Sandos but it looks like the most recent posts regarding  wedding experiences was back in 2013. Has anybody recently got married here or about too?

 

Thank you in advance

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Hola @@mishmash8448 welcome to the wonderful bestdestinationwedding.com community. There are so many wonderful resources here, I'm certain you will be able to find answers to all of your questions.

 

While I haven't personally been married at Sandos Playacar I have worked there in the past and it is an absolutely beautiful resort. You are going to have such a great time there.

 

We'll leave you with some inspiration to start you day <3

 

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Hi All,

 

I am from UK and got engaged on my 40th Birthday at Sandos Playacar so I know that this place is beautiful. I have been looking at posts for Sandos but it looks like the most recent posts regarding  wedding experiences was back in 2013. Has anybody recently got married here or about too?

 

Thank you in advance

Hi there!

 

I haven't been there yet, but we did just book a date for October 26, 2017 :) their prices are pretty reasonable and the wedding co-ordinator has been great so far! Let me know if you have any questions.

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Hi,

 

Thank you for your reply & congratulations on booking your date, how exciting :)!!

You will have an amazing time the place is beautiful hotel and especially the beach. I went there in May for my birthday & that's where he proposed  so it would be even more special to get married there too & decided that there would be perfect. We stayed in the Riviera Select Club section (18+) which has a Jacuzzi in the room. It's a bit further from the beach about 5-10 minutes walk. They do have golf carts that drop you there but tbh sometimes the wait was far too long so we just walked. The scenery on the way is lovely so we enjoyed the walk.We saw a wedding there the day after and it looked beautiful. The effort they went to for my birthday decorating the room etc was amazing so I hope to imagine they do the same for us as wedding couples.

I agree it is reasonable & we will save a considerable amount doing it there than here in the UK.

I have decided on doing the Turquoise Breeze package.Which one are you going to have?

I would like a 5:30 ceremony which means that our reception would finish at 10:30. I think this might be a bit early & considering booking somewhere else within the hotel for an a few extra hours but need to find out what's available & costs. I know that we can't extend on the beach as it closes at 11:00 p.m :(.

 

If you have any questions with regard to the hotel let me know

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Welcome to our forum community, mishmash8448 and Hbinning, and Congrats on your upcoming Sandos Playacar destination weddings!!!

You've certainly chosen a beautiful venue for your Wedding Day celebrations and will have gorgeous backdrops for your photos - well done! To show you what we're talking about, here are some examples of magical wedding moments that matter we've captured there....enjoy!
 

Taken from our Sandos Playacar Wedding Story Album 1:

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... and this from our Sandos Playacar Wedding Story Album 2:

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Wishing you happy research, and all the best with your plans - cheers!!! Moments That Matter Photography team :)

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Hi,

 

Thank you for your reply & congratulations on booking your date, how exciting :)!!

You will have an amazing time the place is beautiful hotel and especially the beach. I went there in May for my birthday & that's where he proposed  so it would be even more special to get married there too & decided that there would be perfect. We stayed in the Riviera Select Club section (18+) which has a Jacuzzi in the room. It's a bit further from the beach about 5-10 minutes walk. They do have golf carts that drop you there but tbh sometimes the wait was far too long so we just walked. The scenery on the way is lovely so we enjoyed the walk.We saw a wedding there the day after and it looked beautiful. The effort they went to for my birthday decorating the room etc was amazing so I hope to imagine they do the same for us as wedding couples.

I agree it is reasonable & we will save a considerable amount doing it there than here in the UK.

I have decided on doing the Turquoise Breeze package.Which one are you going to have?

I would like a 5:30 ceremony which means that our reception would finish at 10:30. I think this might be a bit early & considering booking somewhere else within the hotel for an a few extra hours but need to find out what's available & costs. I know that we can't extend on the beach as it closes at 11:00 p.m :(.

 

If you have any questions with regard to the hotel let me know

 

That's great to hear!! We saw pictures and the beach looks amazing! One of the main reasons why we chose this resort! Oh that's good to know. I was wondering about the adult section and whether it's worth it for me and my fiancé to book there. Yeah, I would imagine they would be great with wedding couples as well. Gaby has been great so far :) Are most of the "standard" rooms close to the beach? We have lots of couples with kids coming too most people would stay in the main section. 

 

I decided on the Serenity Blue package but now may be leaning towards the Turquoise Breeze package (hoping I can change it now). Was the wedding you saw on the beach or gazebo? The Serenity Blue comes with the gazebo location but I'm just not sure how nice it is, it's right in front of the beach but it's hard to tell, only saw one picture and others are mostly on the beach.

 

I'm going to have my ceremony at 4 and then cocktail hour from 5-6 then will have the reception from 7-11 and I was thinking we could all venture off to a bar or the disco?? Not sure about that yet either.. 

 

Glad there is another Sandos Playacar bride on here! 

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Too be honest the rooms in the adults section are slightly cheaper too.The adult section is to the right of the lobby where you check in, and has it's own adults only pool and swim up bar. They have bbq's there on certain days. It's a lovely place to be if you and your fiancé want some space and time to yourself without having children around you all the time (I hope that doesn't sound bad). The Family Riviera section is on the left hand side of the lobby so not too far from the adults section so you could all meet them in the lobby and all head to the beach.

 

Did you have to book your room before you could pay for the wedding? Booking rooms seems to be only 1 year ahead  and I was hoping to book the wedding more than a year in advance and I don't think you can without booking a room.

 

There is also the haciendas section to the middle of the resort which is also for family's. Then you have the beach section with rooms that face the ocean. I believe some of this section is adults only as well. The standard rooms are close to the beach.

 

Just bear in mind that whatever rooms you stay in, you will all have different colour wrist bands which entitles you to different things.

 

Gold Bracket - Select Club adults only rooms, daytime a la carte, beach house, private area on the beach. Access to premium drinks and premium bars (one of which is in the lobby where you check in).

 

Green Bracket - Family Section. No access to Select Club or Royal Elite areas

 

Purple Bracelet - those staying in Elite  rooms who are not timeshare members. They have access to the select club areas but their children do not

 

Black Bracelets - Royal Elite timeshare members and their guests. Full resort access aw well as their own daytime a la carte, pool and bar area and beach area.

 

We will most likely stay in the adult section again and meet up on the beach as you are able to use their section of the beach.

 

The Serenity Blue packages looks lovely too. The wedding we saw was on the beach (Turquoise Breeze) did have a gazebo type just big enough for you , your fiancé and the person that marries you to stand under, or a little bigger hard to explain. It has lovely white drapes. It did look nice but Gaby stated that you can also customize things to your style and taste (with a cost of course). Have you been on the Sandos Wedding website as if you click on the packages it will show you a picture of the type of set up you will have.

 

The gazebo where you would have your reception (Serenity Blue Package) is right on the beach & trust me if you did chose this package it  would be lovely and they decorate it for you, again I think any extras may be at a cost. I believe it holds around 30 people max.

 

I am happy I have found someone else too!! :D

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Too be honest the rooms in the adults section are slightly cheaper too.The adult section is to the right of the lobby where you check in, and has it's own adults only pool and swim up bar. They have bbq's there on certain days. It's a lovely place to be if you and your fiancé want some space and time to yourself without having children around you all the time (I hope that doesn't sound bad). The Family Riviera section is on the left hand side of the lobby so not too far from the adults section so you could all meet them in the lobby and all head to the beach.

 

Did you have to book your room before you could pay for the wedding? Booking rooms seems to be only 1 year ahead  and I was hoping to book the wedding more than a year in advance and I don't think you can without booking a room.

 

There is also the haciendas section to the middle of the resort which is also for family's. Then you have the beach section with rooms that face the ocean. I believe some of this section is adults only as well. The standard rooms are close to the beach.

 

Just bear in mind that whatever rooms you stay in, you will all have different colour wrist bands which entitles you to different things.

 

Gold Bracket - Select Club adults only rooms, daytime a la carte, beach house, private area on the beach. Access to premium drinks and premium bars (one of which is in the lobby where you check in).

 

Green Bracket - Family Section. No access to Select Club or Royal Elite areas

 

Purple Bracelet - those staying in Elite  rooms who are not timeshare members. They have access to the select club areas but their children do not

 

Black Bracelets - Royal Elite timeshare members and their guests. Full resort access aw well as their own daytime a la carte, pool and bar area and beach area.

 

We will most likely stay in the adult section again and meet up on the beach as you are able to use their section of the beach.

 

The Serenity Blue packages looks lovely too. The wedding we saw was on the beach (Turquoise Breeze) did have a gazebo type just big enough for you , your fiancé and the person that marries you to stand under, or a little bigger hard to explain. It has lovely white drapes. It did look nice but Gaby stated that you can also customize things to your style and taste (with a cost of course). Have you been on the Sandos Wedding website as if you click on the packages it will show you a picture of the type of set up you will have.

 

The gazebo where you would have your reception (Serenity Blue Package) is right on the beach & trust me if you did chose this package it  would be lovely and they decorate it for you, again I think any extras may be at a cost. I believe it holds around 30 people max.

 

I am happy I have found someone else too!! :D

Wow!! Thank you soo much for all this information!! This clarifies so many things! That's great! I ended up asking for quotes for the adult only section, I think it would be nice if we wanted to get away during the week

 

I actually was able to find a few agents that were ab,e to get me pricing (then got quotes directly for the tour operators) and booked the flights and wedding date last week! That's what ok bad you can't book flights yet but I think you can still book the wedding date you can just tell them you'll give them the booking number once it's booked. I think you kind of have too since dates go pretty fast. We didn't actually get our first choice! What month are you looking at?

 

Okay great! Yeah I think we may stick with the gazebo for now unless we decide all the extras are worth it as well! Have you contacted the coordinator yet? She gives you a "kit" with a bunch of extras and more details :) I'd be happy to fwd them to you as well

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