Occidental Wedding Testimonials
When you say 'I do" at an amazing destination wedding at Occidental Hotels & Resorts, all you need to think about is the moment. The wedding professionals at our all inclusive resorts in our exotic tropical destinations, are there to make sure that every moment of your day and your stay is as memorable as the next and that the planning of every little detail is taken care of, to make your special day simply unforgettable.
What our couples have to say...
"It was everything that we imagined!"
Ben and I would like to say thank you so much for all your help, Janice and Milena, with making our wedding perfect. It was everything that we imagined!
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Cain - USA - October 2015
"Very attentive to our needs!"
I would like to thank the entire Occidental Grand Cozumel staff for making our wedding a memorable event. All of our 19 guests had a great experience. Francisco Mundo, our wedding coordinator, was very attentive to our needs. He was so calm and confident he was able to pass that on to us and let us enjoy the experience. We even got a to make new friends playing water volleyball. Jesus, from the entertainment department, and his coworker were a lot of fun. It was good to see Jesus here and play volleyball with him once again, as I had already met him one year ago at the sister hotel, Occidental Allegro Cozumel. My experience was very positive. From scuba diving, to horseback riding, to Xcaret, everything made this trip one to remember, our wedding get away.
Raul Garcia - Denver, CO - USA - September 2015
"They went above and beyond my expectations!"
From start to finish this was the most amazing experience of our lives! I highly recommend a destination wedding at the Occidental Grand Aruba! My husband and I come and stay at the Occidental Grand Aruba every year, it's our favorite place on earth! I was worried as most planning is done over the phone and emails.. So you worry about detail, colors etc... Well let me tell you ladies... There is no need to worry, my wedding coordinators Milena Clavijo and Njurely Lynch were SO amazing! They were fabulous, I didn't have to worry about a thing, they were very accommodating, answered my emails and calls right away and really took the time to listen to what I wanted on my big day! They went above and beyond my expectations!! My guests had the time of their lives as well! To sum it up, best experience ever with the greatest people I've ever met, they treat us like family when we come. They are awesome!
Mr. & Mrs. David & Georgia Gottlieb - USA - August 2015
"Our wedding was spectacular!"
Francisco, the events coordinator, made everything so simple for my groom and I. The set up was so beautiful for the ceremony and the servers were right on point for the cocktail hour. Dinner on the beach was unique and intimate, plus the food was amazing. We could not be happier with our experience at the Occidental Grand Cozumel.
Jacqueline Kala - Texas, USA - August 2015
"Everything was perfect!"
My husband and I renewed our vows at Occidental Grand Aruba and it was beautiful. Everything was perfect!
Trenesa & Rosario Cucuzza - USA - July 2015
"Everything was so wonderful"
We would like to thank you so much for all your help, you were our first contact out of the Miami office and you made the process of planning a destination wedding very stress free!!! Our day was amazing, we loved the ruins location where we got married. Melanie, our onsite coordinator, was fantastic! Nacho, our photographer took fabulous photos! The music, flowers, cake everything was so wonderful and our entire group had such a great time. We are recommending the Occidental Grand Xcaret to everyone!
Mr. Mrs. Laurie & Todd Jackson - CAN - June 2015
"Our wedding day was absolutely amazing!!!"
We got married at the Occidental Grand Aruba on June 26, 2015. Our wedding day was absolutely amazing!!! Everything was coordinated perfectly by Milena (onsite coordinator). The resort staff were very courteous and went above and beyond to ensure that our day went as planned. The wait staff were friendly and very welcoming. The Royal Club, one of the resorts exclusive restaurants had excellent meals each day. We would definitely recommend the Occidental Grand Aruba!!!
Mr. & Mrs. Petronus & Aisha Williams - USA - June 2015
"We were treated with exceptional quality and service"
We truly had an exceptional wedding experience that far exceeded our expectations! We were married on June 7, 2014 at the Occidental Grand Aruba. From the very minute we set foot on Occidental premises we, as all of our guests, were treated with exceptional quality and service. Milena, Sandra, Hazel and staff, saw that every detail of our stay and our wedding was completed exactly the way we envisioned it (if not better than we envisioned).
Over a year has passed and our guests still cannot stop reminiscing and raving about the resort, staff and beauty of our wedding. I recommend to any future bride and groom to choose this resort for their special day, because it will truly be just that! Even on our return anniversary trip we were greeted like family and continued to be treated with the same special treatment as when we were bride and groom. We simply cannot say enough or thank you enough for making that special time in our lives everything we could have wished for and more!
Mr. & Mrs. Scottaline - NY, USA - June 2014
"It truly was the perfect dream come true!"
We brought 100 guests from Philadelphia and New Jersey to celebrate our nuptials and to join us in spending the beautiful week in Aruba! Since we have been home, each and every one of our guests has been raving about how incredible the wedding was, to us, our families, on social media, to other friends, etc... It truly was the absolute PERFECT dream come true! We can not thank Milena, Janice, Sophie, Carlos from Eventions Aruba, General Manager, F&B, bellmen, Royal Club, housekeeping and the rest of the Occidental Grand Aruba Resort team enough! Life truly stood for our wedding week and for that we have the Occidental Grand Aruba Resort Team to thank for creating so many beautiful memories that will last us a lifetime!
Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Nicolel Montecalvo - NJ, USA - March 2015
"Most special moment in my life unforgettable"
I really appreciate how Janice Bustillo would answer my emails in a timely manner and gave me clear direction on all my questions. She took such good care of my wedding and even though it is over she has truly made the most special moment in my life unforgettable.
Mrs. Emily Kang - USA - May 2015
"I had my absolute dream wedding"
I had my absolute dream wedding at this hotel and it was all made possible because of the exceptional staff. Karina Tagliarini is an extraordinary wedding coordinator and took care of everything for me. I am incredibly picky and detail oriented. She not only was able to accommodate all of the requests, but she was able to anticipate my needs and preemptively do what needed to be done. I have never had such delicious organic cuisine at an all inclusive hotel. There is no way I could fit all the positive attributes of the Royal Hideaway Playacar in this small paragraph, but I cannot wait to go back and know that all 100 guests of mine share the same sentiment.
Mr. & Mrs. Alene & Jonathan Caldwell - Boston, MA USA - May 2015
"The entire week was picture perfect!"
My daughter Sandra and I worked over the phone and through emails with Janice Bustillo and Sophie Jampel. They were diligent and professional and answered all of our many questions courteously and without hesitation. I can not thank them and their staff enough. We were very nervous planning a wedding from so far away. Once we were in Aruba the onsite wedding planner took over. Milena Clavijo took great care of my daughter and made sure everything was perfect from streaming her wedding dress to overseeing that each function went smoothly. She and her staff were fabulous!
Our party of 37, from all over the United States was greeted warmly in the first club by Ivette Croes and Marilyn Heyliger. Ivette worked closely with our daughter making the best possible room assignments for our guests. Everyone was extremely pleased with their accommodations and the resort as a whole. The entire week was picture perfect! The rooms were lovely, the beach was beautiful, the food was superb, and the alcohol was top notch! It was a fun filled, marvelous week!!!
Mr. & Mrs. Jansen - USA - May 2015
"Exceptional in every aspect"
For anyone planning a destination wedding, I highly recommend Royal Hideaway Playacar. Karina, the wedding planner was exceptional in every aspect. I was looking for an upscale, intimate beach event (without a large resort feel) and Karina coordinated all details to perfection; we very much valued her willingness to make suggestions to ensure the event was as excellent and unique to our preferences as it possibly could be. I was able to spend my time relaxing on the beach with a drink and felt zero stress leading up to, and during the event. Our event was beautiful and everyone who has seen the photos has commented that the wedding looks like a magazine shoot - total perfection. Like the event itself, Karina was elegant and classy in all aspects and I couldn't possibly give a higher recommendation for a wedding experience.
Mrs. Abby Ferraro - NE, USA - May 2015
"The best week of our lives"
My wife an I attended this resort to get married with 25 of our closets family & friends. To say the least, we had the best week of our lives. Our wedding was perfect and beautiful in every sense of the word. I tend to be very detail oriented, but we didn't have to lift a finger. Karina was so diligent in taking care of everything there is no way we could have done this without her. The entertainment coordinators; Elvis, Sergio and Carlos are world-class. Everyone deserves a raise! Thank you all for the great memories.
Mr. & Mrs. Nielsen - WV, USA - Oct 2014
"...beautiful, delicious and truly five stars"
Our wedding was like a dream come true. Every detail was exactly like we had planned but even better. The Royal Hideaway and Karina, our wedding planner thought of every possible detail and made sure everything was perfect. The hotel coordinated with all the local vendors for us and provided us with an amazing on site chef who even accommodated our guests gluten allergies. It was all beautiful, delicious and truly five stars.
Ms. Decker - CA, USA - Sept 2014
"....a true Royal Hideaway!!"
We were married at the Royal Hideaway 5 years ago - we chose to renew our vows on the beach at this beautiful resort. Karina, the wedding planner went out of her way to make everything very special. This is an amazing resort - a true Royal Hideaway!!
Mr. Egan - TX, USA - Dec 2014
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"Thank you again to Occidental Grand Aruba! It was truly a dream come true."
Mr. & Mrs. Franshelly & Bryien Montalvo - USA - October 2015
"Everything was amazing"
"Everything was amazing down at the Occidental Grand Aruba for our wedding. We couldn't have asked for anything more from the staff :)
Mr. & Mrs. Kait Budnik & Marcin Wojtkow - USA - October 2015
"We could not have asked for a better day!"
My fiancée and I had a short engagement and despite the short time constraints, we were able to have the wedding of our dreams! Janice was extremely helpful and saw everything through. She provided us with pictures of items that were not part of the brochures, details of the day and answered all of our questions. She is professional and a pleasure to work with. The venues for the ceremony and reception were beautiful! The staff at the Occidental Grand Aruba was polite and accommodating. We could not have asked for a better day, scenery or weather. We have a fabulous time - as did our friends and families!
Kathy Devitt & Yaroslav Tsaytak - USA - August 2015
"The resort was so beautiful!"
Thank you for all your help in the planning of my wedding, Janice. Everything was beautiful, even the weather the evening of the wedding! The resort was so beautiful and me and my guests had a good time at Occidental Grand Xcaret!
Kadija Kargbo & Talonzo Murchison - USA - August 2015
"Our Wedding was Spectacular!"
Occidental Grand Cozumel is sitting on a beautiful location. Great quality for the price of the package. Everyone is so helpful and friendly. I loved it all! Our wedding was spectacular! Francisco, the onsite events coordinator, made everything so simple for my groom and I. The set up was so beautiful for the ceremony and the servers were right on point for the cocktail hour, Dinner on the beach was unique and intimate, plus the food was amazing. Armando on the wait staff team for dinner after the wedding was especially helpful! He was very attentive to the needs of our guests. We could not be happier with our experience at the Occidental Grand Cozumel!
Jacqueline Kala - USA - August 2015
"Totally Stress Free"
We had the most amazing experience at the Occidental Grand Xcaret. I felt totally stress free with Melanie, our onsite coordinator. Everything was taken care of for us. I could not of asked for a better wedding experience. The area where we had the ceremony was so beautiful. The area we had the reception was amazing. my guests just had the most amazing time. I would tell anyone getting married to use this resort. I would also like to say that the meal was incredible. We will never forget the experience we had there.
Mrs. Lori Snow - USA - July 2015
"Perfect Ceremony and Celebration!"
Mike and I can't thank you, Sophie and our onsite coordinator, Melanie, enough for all the work you did to make our day super special! We had the best time with our family and friends and it was the perfect ceremony and celebration at Occidental Grand Xcaret. Thank you again!
Mike & Amy Hickcox - USA - June 2015
We just want to thank you, Janice Bustillo, for your hard work on planning our special day. It was a perfect day at Occidental Grand Xcaret!
Alanis & Valdes Wedding - USA - June 26, 2015
"Everything went exactly as planned"
We visited the resort in December 2013 for the day to check out the grounds and meet our wedding coordinator for our upcoming wedding and we immediately fell in love with it! A year later and after quite a few emails back and forth with Luz we had our beautiful Mayan Ceremony by the Ruin. It was a perfect day and everything went exactly as planned! We would recommend the Occidental Grand Xcaret to anyone and we hope one day to come back to celebrate our anniversary! Thank you for the excellent customer service and the memories!
Mrs. Anastasia Papadopoulos - Calgary, CAN - January 2015
"Our wedding was absolutely wonderful"
Chris and I would like to thank each and every member of the Royal Hideaway staff. Our April 25th 2015 wedding was absolutely wonderful, not only for us,. but every one of our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. All staff members were extremely helpful, courteous and professional. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Karina Tagliarini. We have been talking via email for over a year and she did everything possible to make sure that all of my requests were met and that our BIG day would be everything we imagined. Because of her dedication and hard work, Chris and I were able to relax and enjoy the festivities and the company of our friends and family. She went above and beyond to help our guests have a memorable experience and for that I am thankful.
I'd also like to mention that our concierge, William Maldonado, was also fantastic. He not only helped us to constantly modify our nightly dinner reservations to squeeze one more in, but he helped us to straighten out some flight arrangements, helped to dry out a cell phone that went for a swim and was just a real pleasure to talk to. Thank you Royal Hideaway! We can't wait to see you again!
Mr. & Mrs. Jayme Ritter & Christopher Bujnak - OH, USA - May 2015
"Perfect wedding experience in a beautiful location!"
My husband and I were recently married at the Occidental Grand Xcaret in a small, intimate, family ceremony. We were extremely pleased with the setting as well as the services that were provided by their wedding coordinator, Melanie. being from the USA, my biggest concern was coordinating everything involved in such an event and Melanie alleviated all of that from the point of first contact until the moment we checked out. Her genuine kindness, enthusiasm and reliability were unsurpassed!
Mrs. Milinda Palmersheim - Bozeman - USA - August 2014
"The atmosphere was so elegant!"
My husband and I were married on February 27th, 2015 at the Royal Hideaway Playacar. We couldn’t be happier with the entire experience! We are planning to return many times throughout the years to celebrate our Anniversary. Even our family is already planning to return to the Royal Hideaway again and again! Karina, our Wedding Coordinator, did an amazing job of taking care of us! She was very helpful with all the details and made me feel at ease from the moment we began planning!
Due to weather we, with Karina’s guidance, decided to move our ceremony inside the morning of the wedding. This turned into one of the brightest moments of our wedding! The atmosphere was so elegant! Karina made it so easy to adjust and we wouldn’t change a thing! We couldn’t be happier with our wedding celebration week at the Royal Hideaway Playacar.
The entire staff was extremely kind and helpful! We had everything we could ask for at our fingertips for the entire vacation. Thank you!
I have already recommended the Royal Hideaway to anyone who will listen to me rave! Thank you so much for making our wedding such a memorable and relaxing experience!
Mrs. Larsen Sprouse - MN, USA - Mar 2015
"Wedding teams always delivered!"
I couldn't be happier with my wedding. The Occidental Grand Xcaret team was amazing to work with. Melanie provided stellar service and was always available to take my calls and reply to my emails quickly which made the wedding stress more bearable. Everything that I requested from food to decorations, Melanie and her team always delivered! Thank you Occidental Grand Xcaret wedding team for delivering with perfection every single detail and making my wedding day the best day ever!
Mrs. Karla Brown - Silver Bay - USA - June 2014
"Could not have imagined a more beautiful, perfect wedding!"
Occidental Grand Cozumel is an all inclusive right on the beach, beautiful pools and could not have asked for more. Francisco was wonderful to work with. Could not have imagined a more beautiful, perfect wedding! Janice from the Florida office was so helpful and informed Francisco of all the details to make for a perfect wedding!
Mr. & Mrs. Brett & Courtney Mello - USA - May 2014
"I did not hear no once this trip!"
There was a large storm 30 minutes away prior to the ceremony. Had no lighting at dinner or music at the service. Despite all that everything was perfect. Hard workers, friendly staff. We were not told no one this trip! More than I could have asked for! Occidental Grand Xcaret did everything they could to make it right!!
Mrs. Kaite Gaddis - Lewisville, TX USA - May 2014
"Wedding of our Dreams!"
We want to take the time to write to Luz to express our huge gratitude and tremendous appreciation for all the amazing work you and the staff did to make our wedding beautiful and memorable for the rest of our lives. Everything we requested, you delivered and much more. Even the most tedious details we asked for, you worked to get perfect. What we appreciate the most was how you worked with us for a year over the phone and emails to make sure we had the wedding of our dreams. You never thought our ideas were too far fetched, rather you embraced them and helped us share them with our close friends and family. Thank you so much Luz Jimenez and all the wonderful Occidental Grand Xcaret staff.
Denice Renteria-Gonzalez & David Gonzalez - Hawthorne, CA USA - August 2014
"Everything little detail was covered"
Having our wedding at the Occidental Grand Xcaret was absolutely a dream come true. Nothing could have went more perfectly. From the flowers to the food, every little detail was covered and stress free. Luz, our wedding coordinator, made everything perfect and seamless. There is absolutely nothing negative I could say about our dream wedding at the Occidental Grand Xcaret.
Tyler Stickle - Thornton, CO USA - Aug 2014
"The best wedding experience"
We truly had the best wedding experience when we were wed at the Royal Hideaway Resort. Karina was absolutely amazing with helping us plan for our special day! I would highly recommend this resorts for anyone wanting a destination wedding.
Ms. Aaron - USA - Aug 2014
" I would not change anything at all "
My family, friends, and fiancée went down to the Royal Hideaway Playacar in late October of this year for my wedding. My mother and I had visited before in September and were completely blown away each time. The hotel is gorgeous and the grounds are kept to an unbelievably high standard. The staff is punctual, helpful, and always available. We spent most of the time with our wedding coordinator, Karina, who absolutely blew us away from the first time my father and mother met her. Being from Texas, we had to do a lot of email communication. Karina was amazing to work with and I could tell that she truly cared about our experience at the hotel and of course, our wedding. Although it did rain a little throughout the week, the wedding did not suffer at all. We were accommodated at every angle and the wedding went off without a hitch. I was actually able to enjoy myself instead of having to feel like I was working. Karina and her staff had everything taken care of for us. The beach was beautiful, the views were amazing, and the food was something to die for. My friends and family had an unbelievable time and I can actually say that I would love to return to this resort. The food, the show at the Club Royal, the spa, the room service, and the staff are all great. I could not say that I would change anything at all about our trip. I, along as all my guests were thrilled to have stayed there. We will definitely be returning in the future and I would highly recommend this establishment. It is also only for adults which was just icing on the cake along with being able to grab as many towels as I would like and not having to wear an annoying wrist band like all the other hotels. Can't wait to make a trip back!
Ms. Carpenter - TX, USA - Nov 2014