November 17, 2018
November 17, 2018
Welcome, Family and Friends! We are so excited to spend an extended weekend with you in gorgeous Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Your presence means the world to us as we have the time of our lives and pledge our love to each other in paradise.
Stephanie, of Barefoot Bridal, a destination wedding travel agency, has been amazing with helping us with all the booking details. Stephanie has worked with the hotel to secure a group rate with the Grand Riviera Princess and to help all of our guests book their travel accommodations for our wedding on November 17, 2018.
Should you have any questions related to traveling, please contact Stephanie and Barefoot Bridal. There is a chat button on the bottom right hand corner of this site, you can email email@example.com, or call 866-8-BAREFOOT.
Grand Riviera Princess is a 5-star Playa del Carmen beachfront resort located 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen and approximately 40 minutes from the Cancun International Airport. It features 674 elegantly appointed rooms, some of which have convenient, direct access to the pool. The Platinum rooms are located in an exclusive beachfront area and provide all of the facilities and amenities exclusive to the Platinum Zone. For larger families, book the Family Club Room Pool Access, for exclusive services and spaciousness.
Enjoy a walk through the resort to the beach through a spectacular passage lined with statues of Mayan Gods called the Avenue of the Gods. Dine at any number of the extensive dining options with 4 international buffets and 7 themed restaurants ranging from Mexican "Haciendas" to Switzerland to Italy. Play in 15 swimming pools, some with built-in jacuzzis, 6 tennis courts, 2 paddle tennis courts, a multi-purpose court, archery, a fully equipped gym, non-motorized water sports (snorkeling, sailing, kayaking), water games (water polo, water basketball, aqua gym), and more! Children can enjoy their own 4 children's pools and a day club for kids.
The Special Wedding Group Rates have been secured and rooms have been blocked off with a room block, waiting for you to book your stay! There is a 3-night minimum stay for the rates. The rates are below. In addition to these rates, discounted group rates for private airport transfers by a reputable company have been secured at $60 per person and we will organize these transfers for you!
Junior Suite Deluxe Swim-Out
42 Junior Suites with 1 king or 2 double beds with sofa. Full bathroom with jacuzzi. Mini bar (water, soft drinks, beer, stocked daily). Balcony/terrace. Direct access to pool!
Max Occ: 3 persons (13+)
Special Wedding Group Rate:
$175/night for a single person
$130/night per person for 2 people
$120/night per person for 3 people
Laguna Villa Suite
24 Villa Suites with 1 king bed and unique advantages and exclusive services (see below). Jacuzzi. Aromatherapy in room upon request. Mini bar (water, soft drinks, beer, stocked daily).
Free 1 day Spa package (30 min massage, facial, feet and hands exfoliation) per person, per stay (4 night minimum).
24 hour room service, private check-in, wet towel and welcome drink. Welcome gift in-room. Complimentary night service. Special amenities. A la carte breakfast at Chill Out Restaurant (alcoholic beverages not included). One beach bag with Princess logo.
Reserved area on the beach with butler service (drinks) and private pool with waiter service (drinks). Reservations for theme restaurants in the Laguna Villas Concierge area. One special Dinner. A la carte breakfast and lunch service in snacks buffet. One aquatic circuit at the spa per person per week. Discount on spa treatments and on aquatic sports center and on green fees at external golf course (subject to availability).
Max Occ: 2 adults (18+)
Special Wedding Group Rate:
$210/night for a single person
$150/night per person for 2 people
96 Platinum Suites with 1 king or 2 double beds, sofa. Bathroom with Jacuzzi. Terrace with Jacuzzi. Mini bar (water, soft drinks, beer, stocked daily). Use of bathrobes and 2 pairs of slippers during stay.
24 hour room service, private check-in, wet towel and welcome drink. Welcome gift in-room. Complimentary night service. Special amenities. Platinum bracelet and concierge service in exclusive Platinum Lounge, 24-hr Concierge service at Platinum Lounge. Pillow menu. One beach bag with Princess logo.
Reserved area on the beach with butler service (drinks) and private pool with waiter service (drinks). Exclusive continental breakfast area at Platinum Lounge. Reservations for theme restaurants at Platinum Lounge. One special Dinner. A la carte breakfast and lunch service at buffet restaurants near Platinum Lounge. One aquatic circuit at the spa per person (18+) per week. Discount on spa treatments and on aquatic sports center and on green fees at external golf course (subject to availability).
Max Occ: 4 persons
3 adults, 1 child or 2 adults, 2 children
Special Wedding Group Rate:
$201.15/night for a single person
$135/night per person for 2 people
$132/night per person for 3 people
$48.60/night per child (3-12)
To be considered part of Kim & Viet's Wedding Group, you must book through the group rates and not through any other method (even directly with the hotel). We have negotiated competitive group rates and secured a room block to make this as easy as possible. To participate in all of the wedding-related activities, you must stay at Grand Riviera Princess as part of the wedding group.
Any changes made to your booking after August 26, 2018, will be subject to a $75 change fee. Any changes requested after the balance due date must be paid for in full upfront even before they are confirmed. All late payments will be assessed a $25 penalty per every 5 business days the payment is late.
Yes! You can structure your payments in one of 3 ways:
Any deposit or payments made towards bookings as part of wedding groups are fully refundable if requested in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 7 days in advance of August 26, 2018. If a cancellation request is not made in time, all moneys paid towards travel will be nonrefundable.
Travel Insurance is available and highly recommended. Rates are per person, depending on the cost of the land-only portion of your trip. $69.00/person for trips up to $1,250/person, $79.00/person up to $2,000, and $99.00/person up to $2,500.. and so on. Travel Insurance can be added at any point; however, in order to receive the full benefit of the travel insurance, you must add it within 14 days of booking. Otherwise, the "Cancel For Any Reason" benefit will not apply and the only benefits will be for in-travel issues. Please note that once purchased, travel insurance is nonrefundable.
Yes! A passport book is needed to fly to and from the U.S. and Mexico - please take the time now to locate your passport and check the expiration date; make sure it is valid for 6 months after your anticipated return date. Check this site for more passport info: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html
Yes. You have the option of shared transfers or private, direct transfers which will take you straight to your hotel. We recommend direct transfers so you can get your vacation started as quickly as possible. Transfers will be calculated once the entire group is booked, based on how many people need each kind of transfer.
Your tourist VISA fee should be included with your airfare. You should not need to purchase a separte tourist VISA to enter Mexico.
The weather in Mexico is hot and humid with averages in the 80s year around. Humidity is lowest during Dec-Feb and increases the closer you get to August. Hurricane season starts in June and continues through November. There is a gentle breeze that comes off the ocean on most days, so make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen because the breeze makes it easy to forget just how hot and strong the sun really is!
You do not need an adapter for your electronics; the outlets in the Mexico will accept U.S. plugs.
I can assist you with booking excursions. Let us know me what kind of activities you'd like to do, how many people, and the date you'd like to go and we can get you rates.
Barefoot Bridal can assist with airfare. Please contact your TA with your travel dates, depature gateway, number of people traveling, and special requests at email@example.com with the wedding name. However Barefoot Bridal cannot guarantee that we have better rates than what you may find on your own.
Finding cheaper rates than the group rates online is very rare! However, if you have found cheaper rates, please take a screen shot that includes the final total price (with all taxes and fees), what the price includes (dates and room category), the website you found it on and the date and time on your computer and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will ask the hotel for a price match. It may take several business days to hear back from the groups department for the match. We have been successful in the past in reducing entire group contracts, but hotels can also reject price matches due to having a group contract in place.
If you are ready to book your stay, please click BOOK NOW below. When your card is processed, you will receive an e-mail with your invoice. Please check that invoice to confirm that everything is correct. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!