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#1 brierito

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  • Wedding Date:December 2, 2017
  • Wedding Location:Luxury Grand Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

Posted 01 October 2016 - 03:57 PM



Not entirely sure where to start- I feel like I've looked all over the internet and have found limited information.  I am a newbie to planning a Destination Wedding!  We have selected the Luxury Grand Bahia Principe Don Pablo Collection resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica as the place we would like to get married December 2, 2017.  However, I'm hoping to find input on what other brides have chosen/ what they're doing for their wedding at this resort- or other Don Pablo resorts.


We are probably choosing the Emerald package, but it's not set in stone.  


I'm really curious as to what the food options are as well as lighting/decoration/reception locations.  


I hope someone out there can help me ease my mind a bit! :)

#2 Bride2Be2017

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    Posted 02 October 2016 - 05:56 AM

    @brierito - congrats and welcome to this forum!! I stayed at Runaway Bay in May while researching venues for our wedding in jamaica and was actually totally surprised with the Luxury Grand Bahia. We originally booked the Grand Bahia and were upgraded to the Luxury Don Pablo Collection upon arrival. Let me say this - you will not be disappointed in the hotel for your stay. We had a blast! But the weddings department leaves much to be desired. Information on the Emerald Package is slow to arrive. In truth I think they are still putting it together details to justify cost differences in having a wedding on the Luxury side rather than the Grand Bahia side. I was able to get from them a listing of what comes with the Emerald Package and the cost. The exact wedding locations will be up to you, and I can send you information on that too. Send me a message and I will send you all the info I have have. I ended up not choosing them because although the resort is wonderful, I just didnt want the stress of planning a wedding with their weddings dept. The Runaway Bay location is just not at the level of service I am looking for when it comes to my actual wedding. One thing I considered was having guests stay at the Bahia and then doing a wedding offsite at Laughing Waters. This would entail you arranging for travel for your guests the day of but that shouldnt be too hard. You will also need to hire a wedding planner to contract all the vendors to execute the wedding off-site, or you can do it yourself if you're feeling up to the task. You have lots of time. Other hotels I looked at were Azul Sensatori (Negril), Round Hill, Half Moon, Jamaica Inn, Royalton, Trident, GeeJam, Secrets, and Hyatt Ziva. If you have questions about any of them, Im happy to help. 

    #3 brierito

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    • Wedding Date:December 2, 2017
    • Wedding Location:Luxury Grand Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

    Posted 02 October 2016 - 06:26 PM

    I've heard their wedding department isn't as hands on- which is a major bummer but I try to understand that they have 3 weddings a day on site there. WHich I'm sure makes it hard to have great communication. I think that is something they could improve on.  We chose the Grand Bahia for it's decent prices and nice location!  I would love to see the information they provided to you!  I'll send you and IM!

    #4 Akumal2016

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      Posted 30 November 2016 - 09:36 PM

      Hey I'm not sure how to send you the link but the link but look up either
      The official grand bahia principe planning thread
      The grand bahia principe planning forum
      Both are compiled with thousands of pages of information from past brides
      In the official one if you go back to.the 1st page there is a ton of info.

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      Ooh I'm sorry I thought you were asking about mexico. But it might be helpful anyways 😊

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