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Suggestions on Rehearsal dinner, Islas and wedding singer

Posted in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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Hi, Any suggestions from people who have been married in Cartagena before please share with me.

I am still looking for a rehearsal dinner venue for 30 people. Everything is so expensive food and licor wise, its insane. I am getting married at Casa pestagua, and I have to use their caterer but I find it to be soo expensive that I want to see if I can do a dinner at a restaurant. I am looking for a Chiva bus company for 40-50 people and also cant decide which is the best place to take my guests for a day in las Islas. I think someone mentioned Gente de Mar, Playa de Mujeres and and Eco friendly one called Isla del sol. oh and I need someone to sing at the church...

Any recommendations are welcome :)

Paola

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Emptyprofileicon Katherine Ceballos Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hi Paola, I had the rehearsal diner at a restaurant at plaza Diego. If I am not mistaken, it's called el balcon. It was very good and price wise was great. I had 23 people. Also for the Chiba I used a company located in bocagrande. I went the same day in the morning and paid. As for the island, I took my guest to isla del encanto. It's beautiful and very private. Boats go there in the morning and that's it, u til is time to go. I think there was like 100 or less people in total at the island. My wedding planner helped me with all these places, his name is Juan Camilo from Caribe Cordial.

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Emptyprofileicon Laura Rojas Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hi Paola, regarding the singer for the church the best person it would be Felipe Madarriaga, maybe you should have a chat with him on the phone or email..don't have his contact number but it won't be hard to find it online. Sorry I can't help with advice regarding your other plans. Good luck!

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Emptyprofileicon Johana Tarazona Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hello, I had the rehearsal at the San Pedro Claver Church and then we had dinner at the Crepes & Waffles Restaurant, it is just right next to the church. Good Luck :).

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Emptyprofileicon Diana Valencia Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hi Paola,

I had my rehearsal dinner at "brujas de Cartagena" it's peruvian cousine and it was amazing and they have a live band. My contact there was Kelly Posso. For the chiva I used Mary tours (http://www.marytours.com) Mariela was great we had two private Chivas. She can also help for the islas. I used Itala Vazquez from "mi boda en cartagena" she was great and she can help you with the church and everything you need!

Good luck!

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Emptyprofileicon Katherine Ceballos Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Felipe Madarriaga is amazing.

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233190 Dayro Martin

Hello, please write to my email [email protected] and I can help with the sites you need

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404848 Anonymous

Thank you all! I reached out the people/restaurants you suggested.

Paola

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Emptyprofileicon Michael Raab

Look at Brujas de Cartagena

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233190 Dayro Martin

www.lalangosta.com.co

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408046 Carolina Zapata Bolivar, Colombia

Hi Paola,

Here is Felipe's Website for the Music. Good Luck! http://www.felipemadariaga.com/

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404848 Anonymous

Awesome, thanks!

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377936 Leslie Brown Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Check out El Santisimo - they have a fixed price menu including drinks for rehearsal dinner. I loved it. http://www.elsantisimo.com. Also we went to Isla del Encanta for our beach day trip which was very enjoyable.

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404848 Anonymous

El Santisimo was the venue I had reserved for my rehearsal dinner.
Until they called me to tell me that someone in management made a huge mistake and booked my dinner with another party of 120. They asked to move it to Malanga, the sister restaurant or to send me back my money.

I was pretty upset being that I had already send rehearsal dinner invitations and what not. I had to choose plan B, which turned out amazing, but it was the house I did my wedding reception (Casa Pestagua).

Anyhow, just wanted to share what happend to me.

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