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#1 Joy

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    Posted 29 November 2006 - 06:42 PM

    Hello,

    I am planning my wedding in the Riviera Mayan for January/February 2008. My fiance and I are going to visit this January to view some of the resorts. Does anyone have any suggestions on places we definitely should look at?

    #2 Jackie

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      Posted 29 November 2006 - 09:03 PM

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      Hello,

      I am planning my wedding in the Riviera Mayan for January/February 2008. My fiance and I are going to visit this January to view some of the resorts. Does anyone have any suggestions on places we definitely should look at?

      Can you give us any more details about your wedding plans. Such as;
      rough idea of how many guests
      will children be attending

      1 Any of the Palace resorts have really good reviews (at least one of them is adults only and the Moon Palace only acomadates a cetain number of guests per wedding)
      2 Dreams Tulum and cancun also has good reviews
      3 El Dorado Royale is another one (Adults only)
      4. Royal Porto Real is another good one

      Good Luck let us know if there is anything else you need. I beleive all of these resorts are listed under the Riviera Maya Cancun Thread, and then under the Accomations thread.
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      #3 TammyWright

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      Posted 29 November 2006 - 10:17 PM

      i agree with jackie

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      #4 SarahMc

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        Posted 29 November 2006 - 10:22 PM

        I'm partial to the El Dorado Royale since I've stayed there before and loved it. If you aren't planning on kids, that's a great place. I also have a friend who's stayed at one of the Palace resorts (don't remember which one) and they really liked it.

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        #5 JENGONDA9

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          Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:50 PM

          I haven't been anywhere else in that area but we went to a wedding at the Bahia Principe Akumal-Tulum and didn't really care for it. They had loads of problems - the minister didn't show, their wedding time was changed like 3 times, the drinks were really weak and the food was not good at all. Not to mention that it was so secluded that we felt trapped and there was no nightlife. But the weather was absolutely great and the pools were nice if you could get a chair. Lots of coral in the water so I wouldn't recommend swimming there either.
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          #6 Joy

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            Posted 30 November 2006 - 11:12 AM

            Thanks so much for the suggestions! We are planning on about 75-100 people. I know!!! HUGE!! There will be about 10 children ranging from new borns to about 10 years old. I have already made appts. at the RIU Palace, Royal Hideaway (which is beautiful but doesn't allow children), Occidental Xcaret, Dreams Tulum, and Barcelo.

            #7 Jackie

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              Posted 30 November 2006 - 11:28 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Joy
              Thanks so much for the suggestions! We are planning on about 75-100 people. I know!!! HUGE!! There will be about 10 children ranging from new borns to about 10 years old. I have already made appts. at the RIU Palace, Royal Hideaway (which is beautiful but doesn't allow children), Occidental Xcaret, Dreams Tulum, and Barcelo.

              Joy,
              I am planning my wedding at the Occidental Grand Xcaret and am trying to hopefully book a site visit as well for Sept 2007. I would love and cant wait to hear what you think of the Occidental Xcaret. There is not a ton of information on the Occidental as far as reviews of weddings go so I hesitate to recomend it to anyone, but hope more girls look into it so that I am not the only Occidental bride. lol.

              Yeah, weather you choose the Occidental or no, I cant wait to hear all about it!
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              #8 Joy

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                Posted 30 November 2006 - 11:54 AM

                Jackie-

                The Occidental is actually one of our top 2 choices. We visited there this past August. My fiance's parents live in Playa Car so we have a nice vacation a few times a year. The hotel is huge. The Royal Club restaurant is beautiful but they don't allow your reception to be there. I definitely think it's worth the extra money to stay in the Royal Club rooms. They are pretty spacious but a little old fashion compared to some of the other hotels we looked at. Don't get me wrong, they are still very nice and clean though. The ceremony for the wedding is held on a cliff over looking the ocean. They have a very small beach front. It's a man made beach after the hurricane hit last year. It's definitely enough room to come enjoy the sun. The pool area makes up for the lack of beach. The reception is held in the restaurant located on the same cliff as the ceremony. It very nice looking. I will bring my camera in January and take pictures for you.
                They do offer a free pass to the xcaret park for all your guest staying at that hotel which is awesome. I believe it's around $80.00 to normally get in there. My fiance's parents stayed at this hotel for a week and said that it was one of the best places they've ever stayed at. THe service was unbelievable and the food was great.
                Let me know if you have any questions or want pictures of anything and i can get them for you. 37 more days till i go!!!!!!

                #9 Jackie

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                  Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:42 PM

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                  Jackie-

                  The Occidental is actually one of our top 2 choices. We visited there this past August. My fiance's parents live in Playa Car so we have a nice vacation a few times a year. The hotel is huge. The Royal Club restaurant is beautiful but they don't allow your reception to be there. I definitely think it's worth the extra money to stay in the Royal Club rooms. They are pretty spacious but a little old fashion compared to some of the other hotels we looked at. Don't get me wrong, they are still very nice and clean though. The ceremony for the wedding is held on a cliff over looking the ocean. They have a very small beach front. It's a man made beach after the hurricane hit last year. It's definitely enough room to come enjoy the sun. The pool area makes up for the lack of beach. The reception is held in the restaurant located on the same cliff as the ceremony. It very nice looking. I will bring my camera in January and take pictures for you.
                  They do offer a free pass to the xcaret park for all your guest staying at that hotel which is awesome. I believe it's around $80.00 to normally get in there. My fiance's parents stayed at this hotel for a week and said that it was one of the best places they've ever stayed at. THe service was unbelievable and the food was great.
                  Let me know if you have any questions or want pictures of anything and i can get them for you. 37 more days till i go!!!!!!
                  Yes Yes Yes, any and all pictures of anything wedding related would be much appreciated. For example The gazebo from different angles, the lots of the reception area too would be fantastic. The beach is the only real downside I can see too the resort but we live right next to the beach so we are going more for the pool atmospher anyways.
                  If you see anything else around the resort that you might think would be of interest to a bride than please feel free to click away at that camara.
                  Thanks Jackie
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                  #10 Joy

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                    Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:46 PM

                    The beach is my only issue with the resort as well. I do have a contact there if you need one as well. We met with her during our last trip. Our other top choice is the RUI but it's a little more expensive for our guest.




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