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#21 pinkchick

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    Posted 13 January 2008 - 06:09 PM

    Name: Clare & Phil
    Wedding date: 26th March 2008
    Ceremony: beach location
    Reception: El Cocotal restaurant

    Only 10 weeks to go!!!




    #22 brigopens

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      Posted 14 January 2008 - 03:32 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Melba
      Sorry for posting so late, haven't had much time to check this forum!

      Name: Melanie
      Wedding Date: May 10, 2008
      Ceremony: 5:30 pm (was thinking Casitas, now Presidential...does someone have a pic?)
      Reception: 7:00 pm (was thinking Gaviotas) private dinner
      Cocktail Reception: May 9th, 5:30 pm @ Tucanes?
      Guests: 20-25
      Search for old posts. I compiled pics of every location a while back before our wedding. I have new pics of the casitas location somewhere around here, but I can tell you that it is very, very small. Not possible to have your size group there, probably not even 10. presidential gazebo is also pretty small for your size group. They were building a new gazebo up the beach from the original casitas gazebo that should be ready before you get there. Otherwise, gazebo 55 or the one near the salt water pool is probably your best bet!
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      #23 brigopens

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        Posted 14 January 2008 - 03:36 AM

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        Originally Posted by pryzeless
        Date: October 11, 2008
        Time: 4:00pm
        Ceremony: Gazebo 55
        Reception: Tuscanes (maybe)
        Guests: 45ish
        Welcome Dinner: "free" at Cocotal probably Friday

        We are planning a private dinner reception. Probably the sitdown or BBQ buffet (can't decide). We are planning on a cocktail party but not sure where we want to have it. Somewhere where we can see the sunset...any suggestions? Has anyone heard about the area behind JoJo's as an option? I am excited for all of us.
        Sun doesn't set over the Gulf, it sets on the other side of the resort. There's really nowhere to watch it!

        Didn't see anything going on in that area behind JoJo's ever. They probably wouldn't want to close the restaurant for the wedding party, and it's also relatively close to the candlelight dinners going on so they wouldn't want music near there...

        I'm biased since we chose Tucanes, but it was great. Gaviotas is also cool, but only if you had a smaller group (20-30) and they woudl shut it down to allow a private reception there.
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        #24 brigopens

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          Posted 14 January 2008 - 03:47 AM

          Oops, guess I should post this info...

          Wedding Date-11/26/07 at 3:30 PM
          Ceremony- Symbolic at Gazebo 55
          Reception-cocktail hour and then dessert buffett at Tucanes from 6-10PM
          Guest-52 of us total!!!
          Photographers - Elizabeth Medina and Noelle Roberts
          Welcome Reception - The Swing Bar
          Rehearsal Dinner - El Cocotal, followed by drinks at the Martini Bar

          Let us know if you have any questions!
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          #25 brandoo

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            Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:13 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by brigopens
            Oops, guess I should post this info...

            Wedding Date-11/26/07 at 3:30 PM
            Ceremony- Symbolic at Gazebo 55
            Reception-cocktail hour and then dessert buffett at Tucanes from 6-10PM
            Guest-52 of us total!!!
            Photographers - Elizabeth Medina and Noelle Roberts
            Welcome Reception - The Swing Bar
            Rehearsal Dinner - El Cocotal, followed by drinks at the Martini Bar

            Let us know if you have any questions!

            Good to see you on here again! So I was wondering if you could tell me more about the dessert buffet, how much thay charged for it and what it included. My wedding sounds very similar in that we have the same number of guests and the same dinner and reception at Tucanes to follow. Did you ever post all of your pics? Thanks! -Holly

            #26 Marcy M

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              Posted 15 January 2008 - 04:35 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by brigopens
              Oops, guess I should post this info...

              Wedding Date-11/26/07 at 3:30 PM
              Ceremony- Symbolic at Gazebo 55
              Reception-cocktail hour and then dessert buffett at Tucanes from 6-10PM
              Guest-52 of us total!!!
              Photographers - Elizabeth Medina and Noelle Roberts
              Welcome Reception - The Swing Bar
              Rehearsal Dinner - El Cocotal, followed by drinks at the Martini Bar

              Let us know if you have any questions!
              You planned so much during your time there!! How did you do the welcome reception? Was this a private event and did you have to pay additional for this? I am so upset with my planner now, she said that Tucanes was to small for our party of 40 - is this true? We are having a sit down dinner, but I have read so many posts of this location. She moved us to the Health Bar for our reception - has anyone had any experience with this or have any comments? Help the wedding is fast approaching!!!

              #27 pryzeless

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                Posted 15 January 2008 - 06:15 PM

                I do not think that Tuscanes is small for 40 people unless you are having a band. That is where they told us to go and I am expecting around 45 people. I think the health bar area is smaller. There is room for dancing at Tuscanes. That is just what I saw from my site visit.

                #28 Linz2511

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                  Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:49 PM

                  I just confirmed my wedding date! July 26, 2008
                  I am still deciding on the details. Does anyone have pictures or information on the reception sites?
                  Thank You!

                  #29 brigopens

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                    Posted 16 January 2008 - 02:50 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by brandoo
                    Good to see you on here again! So I was wondering if you could tell me more about the dessert buffet, how much thay charged for it and what it included. My wedding sounds very similar in that we have the same number of guests and the same dinner and reception at Tucanes to follow. Did you ever post all of your pics? Thanks! -Holly
                    Yeah, I've been busy being married... hahaha. All of the pics are posted. Slideshow from our friend Noelle Roberts and also the Elizabeth Medina pics. Just search for posts by my username and you'll find them.

                    The buffet was very reasonable, something like $15 per person... Had tons of desserts, pies, cakes, finger foods, etc... More than enough for our group. Much more satisfied with this than the appetizer trays... PM me your email address and I can send you some other pics of the desserts.
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                    #30 brigopens

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                      Posted 16 January 2008 - 02:55 AM

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                      Originally Posted by Marcy M
                      You planned so much during your time there!! How did you do the welcome reception? Was this a private event and did you have to pay additional for this? I am so upset with my planner now, she said that Tucanes was to small for our party of 40 - is this true? We are having a sit down dinner, but I have read so many posts of this location. She moved us to the Health Bar for our reception - has anyone had any experience with this or have any comments? Help the wedding is fast approaching!!!

                      Yep, we really did do a lot while we were there.

                      We did our wedding reception informally. We figured that with 50 people, we could pretty much take over anywehre that we wanted to. We just had everyoen show up there around 5:30 (right after they open) and grabbed a bunch of tables together. It really doesn't start getting busy there until later in the evening. We hung out for about 2 1/2 hours and then all went to grab dinner... It wasn't private or officially organized with the wedding planners, so there was no charge.

                      Tucanes is a little tricky... Yes, we had 52 there, but just for appetizers. i think that it might be pretty tight to have a sit down dinner. We barely fit 6 tables under the palapa with 8 chairs around each table. Probably need to have room for a table with food, etc... I can see hwo they would tell you that. It is an amazing location though!

                      The health bar is a very nice location too. We saw a wedding reception there. It's along the main beach path, btu down towards the casitas in a relatively quiet area. I think you will be happy with it. They can put longer tables there for a sit down type dinner...
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