Has anyone gotten married or renewed their vows at Excellence Punta Cana (it was called Secrets up until recent)? I am curious if you had any hidden charges. What I have read is that if you book in an upgraded room for 7 nights that it is free. Now I am reading posts that state there are new judges fees of $350. We are still waiting to hear from the resort as to whether or not we are going to be able to reserve a date during our stay. In our first correspondence the wedding coordinator mentioned that even if you did not want all that was in the package (horse and carriage, cake, etc.) that a wedding has the same charge. She did not mention anything about it being free if you did the upgrade or any new judges fee.
Hi, I too am planning for a Nov. 07 wedding at Excellence, Punta Cana. I am getting very anxious about additional costs the more I read. I have 10 guests, how many do you have? We booked a Concierge Level Ocean View room. Not interested in the carriage either! Was going to email WC again regarding the min. days we have to be in the country b/f ceremony & can we trade out package details for other options? I have also heard that with a 7 night stay the wedding package is free. Prob. only the base level one. Please keep in touch, maybe we can help each other!
Post by theweddingholiday on Apr 29, 2007 19:35:16 GMT -5
The additional cost is not the fault of the resort. Due to the huge demand for weddings in the DR the government has imposed a hefty new "wedding Tax" to all couples getting married. The Excellence is truly that.. Excellent. They are a fabulous company and really give great value for money. I am a big fan both in DR and in Mexico. Love it!!