A common reception pick for brides is the Mexican Terrace. It is a terrace off of the mexican restaurant "San Jose". It is tucked over to the side of the Riu Palace grounds and has beautiful views! You can rent the Terrace for your whole reception (6:30 - 11:00) for very reasonably.
Tables and chairs are covered in white for weddings. The tables can be moved for dancing. Gorgeous!
This post is for the brides that are confused about exactly what set up looks like at the Riu Palace.
We chose the gazebo as our ceremony site.
Everything you see (chair covers, flowers, etc) came with the "Royal Package" except for the chocolate brown tulle (chair bows) that I brought down myself. They do have some limited options for chair bows; silver, gold, white, or navy blue. If you don't want any of those you are on your own!
We chose the private area "Baja Norte" for the reception. The palace did all of the set up in the area and moved the bows from the ceremony site. We had 43 people, so decided on 4 round tables of eight, and one long head table for 10. The dancing area would be in the middle of all of the tables. The Tropical flowers from the gazebo were placed on the head table. For centerpieces, I went to Walmart in Cabo (a five minute drive from the Palace) and bought vases, candles and limes. It was simple, but beatiful. I also brought luminary bags and votive candles from home to set up around the perimeter of the reception area. The wedding coordinator did all of the set up.
The tropical flowers are standard with the packages, but you can request colors. I requested only White flowers with foliage.
Regardless of the area at the palace you choose, the set up and options are the same. I hope this helps! Good Luck!
I am thrilled that all of you future Cabo brides are visiting me on my blog. Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions you may have about the Riu Palace Hotel, Cabo Photography, Suzanne Morel, or any other activities that my guests and I did. If I can help you with anything, don't hesitate to comment, or e-mail me.
Los Cerritos is a great surfing/swimming beach about an hour and a half from Cabo San Lucas. While the beaches in Cabo are crowded and touristy, Los Cerritos is more intimate and quaint. In my mind it is what every beach should strive to be.
Jess and I really want to share this place with everyone who wants to experience it. We have arranged for vans to pick us up at the hotel on Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 11:00am. We will be gone until approximately 8:00pm. There is a restaurant/bar and surf shops at Los Cerritos for those who want to surf and hang out. It is a great exploring/swimming/surfing beach. Please R.S.V.P to email@example.com so we know how many vans to book.