Mayakoba, February 16th and 17th

Casar, first wedding fair.

The event will be held at Mayakoba’s newest venue, El Pueblito – a colonial-inspired plaza in the heart of the resort that has quickly become a sought-after location for weddings and private events. Admission is free and the fair is expected to attract more than 200 guests, who can connect with 40+ wedding professionals, including a variety of suppliers, vendors, planners and industry experts to help them design the perfect day. The casual setting will offer guests cocktails, food tastings, relaxing amenities and exclusive promotions.

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Packages

Casar 2017 Package

Includes:

· 3 night stay at Andaz Mayakoba with breakfast included at Cocina Milagro Restaurant
· Workshops partipation on Thursday & Friday by invited wedding & sales experts
· Expo CASAR 2017 entrace
· Mayakoba Experience
· Closing dinner (Faux night) at Andaz Mayakoba on Saturday

$1,670 USD
+19% tax +15% Resort Fee (cost per package for two people)

Workshops Package

Includes:

· Workshops partipation on Thursday & Friday by invited wedding & sales experts
· Expo CASAR 2017 entrace
· Closing dinner (Faux Wedding) at Andaz Mayakoba on Saturday

$325 USD
+15% resort fee per person

Individual prices

· Participation on the workshops by invited wedding & sales experts

$150 USD
+15% resort fee per person

· Closing dinner (Faux Wedding) at Andaz Mayakoba on Saturday

$65 USD
+15% resort fee per person

· Expo CASAR 2017

Free entrance

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Special Guests

Bernadette Smith

Bernadette Smith is founder and president of 14 Stories and the Gay Wedding Institute (GWI), and award-winning author of three books, including The Business of Gay Weddings: A Guide for Wedding Professionals. 14 Stories, the nation’s leading same-sex wedding planning company, has produced hundreds of gay and lesbian weddings with couples from around the world.  Through the GWI, Bernadette has trained thousands of wedding and hospitality professionals on sales and marketing best practices to same-sex couples.

Bernadette’s expertise has been sought after by the Today Show, National Public Radio, the BBC, the New York Times, CNN, among many others.

Alan Berg

The Leading International Speaker and Expert on the Business of Weddings & Events. Alan Berg is a Certified Speaking Professional, Consultant and Marketing Guru.
He defined his self as a Suburban Renaissance Man… a husband, father, son, friend, speaker, author, salesman, marketer, musician, handyman, consultant, teacher and a nice guy.
With over 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing and sales management, 20+ in wedding related marketing, Alan Berg is uniquely qualified to help businesses reach their potential.
Alan spent 11 years at The Knot, a leading life stage media company, most of them as Vice President, overseeing the sales, education and training of the local sales team and local pros around the country.

Alan speaks at national industry trade shows: National Speakers Association, Wedding MBA, Assoc. of Bridal Cons. (ABC), ISES, NACE, WEVA, PPA, catersource, ADJA & local chapters.

“Mayakoba offers magical, unique events, with a variety of breathtaking scenery to choose from,” said Carl Emberson, director of marketing and operations for Mayakoba. “Verdant mangroves, the clear waters of the canals, beaches of white sand and turquoise, or a colonial town experience inspired by Yucatan villages – complete with a chapel – are all ideal for saying I do.”  

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Calendar

Thursday February 16th

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· 9:00 am a 1:00 pm · Andaz Mayakoba
Workshop with Alan Berg
· 8 Tips for Better Digital Conversations and Conversion – How to better answer emails, get people to reply
· The Price is Right – How to handle pricing questions in email, on your website, at the expo and more

· 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Lunch at Leisure

· 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm · Andaz Mayakoba
Workshop with Bernardette Smith
· It’s Raining Men (and women!): Understanding the gay and lesbian wedding industry

· 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm · El Pueblito Mayakoba
Inauguration and first day of Expo CASAR 2017 Second Edition
· Book sign of Alan Berg & Bernardette Smith

Friday February 17th

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· 9:oo – 1:00pm · Andaz Mayakoba Hotel
Workshop with Alan Berg
· Creating an exceptional customer experience

· 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Lunch at Leisure

· 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm · Andaz Mayakoba Hotel
Workshop with Bernardette Smith
· Hottest trends and marketing strategies for same-sex couples

· 6:00 pm – 9:00pm · El Pueblito Mayakoba
Second Day of Expo CASAR 2017 Second Edition
· Book sign of Alan Berg & Bernardette Smith

Saturday February 18th

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· 7:00 pm – 12:00 am · Andaz Mayakoba Hotel
Dinner “Wedding Not Wedding”
The first “Faux wedding” of Riviera Maya, nothing better to close the Second Edition of CASAR 2017, come and enjoy an extraordinary night at the new Mayakoba hotel addition.

Mayakoba

Located in the Riviera Maya just 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen, Mayakoba is an eco-friendly resort development on the shores of the Caribbean in Mexico. Surrounded by natural beauty in its lagoons, pools and sugar sand beaches, Mayakoba is home to four luxury hotels – Fairmont Mayakoba, Rosewood Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba and Andaz Mayakoba (opening winter 2016).

The resort also offers a spectacular 18-hole course designed by renowned architect and PGA legend Greg Norman. The signature course is home to the OHL Classic de Mayakoba – the only PGA TOUR event in Mexico. Six miles of freshwater lagoons and lead to a white sand beaches with turquoise waters on the Caribbean Sea and connect all of the hotels. Mayakoba is an eco-conscious development and has implemented significant practices to encourage sustainability.

For more information, please visit mayakoba.com

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El Pueblito

El nuevo espacio para bodas y eventos en la Riviera Maya

El Pueblito cuenta con un espacio ideal para realizar bodas y eventos sociales. De igual forma, el lugar cuenta con equipo de especialistas que trabajará con cada cliente para hacer su evento a la medida, cuidando cada detalle para reflejar y cubrir las necesidades de los mismos. La capilla tiene una capacidad máxima de 104 personas y cuenta con lo necesario para montar una romántica ceremonia. El lugar también cuenta con una habitación/vestidor para la novia, la cual está ubicada junto a la iglesia para prepararse y relajarse antes de su gran día. Para la recepción, la plaza principal cuenta con más de mil metros cuadrados que se pueden aprovechar para  montar un escenario al aire libre acompañado de iluminación y pista de baile, convirtiéndolo en un lugar perfecto para festejar toda la noche y disfrutar del mariachi.

Las ceremonias católicas se realizan dentro de la capilla y otro tipo de ceremonias al aire libre en la plaza. Dichas ceremonias pueden oficiarse en inglés o español. El banquete lo produce el equipo culinario del restaurante Koba del club de golf El Camaleón o por cualquiera de los servicios de catering de los 3 hoteles. Más allá de las bodas, el lugar funciona para celebrar una variedad de eventos que van desde cenas previas a la boda, cocteles, fiestas y conciertos. El Pueblito cuenta con un sistema de transporte que conecta los tres hoteles a la plaza central.

Para más información de El Pueblito o de Mayakoba, visite mayakoba.com/mayakoba-life/el-pueblito/. Síganos a través de nuestras redes sociales en facebook.com/elpueblitoatmayakoba/

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