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  1. terls- I'll send you everything have when I return. It all turned out fantastic and easily the wedding of my dreams, even with a day of rain. Ill do a full review next week, but here are a couple of pics from my photographer! Cocoriah Photo: Wedding: Jonathan and Tauri May 28, 2010
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    $1200 Chicken

    goingbridal- Im not sure who you are working with, but i have been dealing with Charline and she is great! I was originally gong to do an a la cart buffet with stations and it was cheaper. Now that all the guests are booked, I switched to the all-inclusive menu pricing, MUCH cheaper. I've attached it, hope this helps! AIP Banquet Guide.pdf
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    $1200 Chicken

    when i originally booked with The Rose Hall, the prices were high. Because the resort offers all inclusive and a la cart, it seems like they are required to give you a la cart pricing. Once we say that my whole party was all inclusive, I got all inclusive pricing that was introduced at a significant discount (well normal pricing) and plated dinners are $45 each. I also got a discount for the all inclusive guests that covers tax. the prices can run up fast at the Rose Hall, but after visiting Jamaica I'm really comfortable and happy with it as my choice of locations. Also, not sure which package you chose, but I think a couple of them include dinner and set up for a group of 10. my day is in a few weeks, I'll be sure to do a detailed review when i get back good luck!
  4. tauristar

    Halfmoon/Rosehall Resorts

    if you send me a message with you email address, I'm happy to pass along my info on Rose Hall Hilton and answer any questions I can. I'm getting married there in just a few weeks.
  5. goingbridal - I've been working with Charlene for months and over all it's been really pleasant! I had one miss communication but nothing too bad, and it was easy to clear up. I think she was out of town last week, i'd give her another try. It's really been very easy and a good experience for me. Good Luck! Jcruzin76 - Good Luck and Congrats! I think your welcome is perfect, I'm thinking of doing the same thing on the first night!
  6. terri1225- Like Pandabride6, I am using the resorts videographer because it's pretty inexpensive. I'm bringing a photographer, but really wanted to video as well. Grande Garden is doing my decorations, they and the resort have chair covers and table clothes. I believe the resort has white and black table clothes at no extra cost, but I believe chair covers are extra. and hey, no worries on th questions...thank goodness we are all here to help each other! oh and an update, I worked out my number of room drama. if we get one more room we'll get the upgraded room at no cost.
  7. Hey Ladies, I need your opinions on the Room Offers, also if you would tell me what you understand. Here are the room offers: * With 10 room Wedding o 3 days / 2 nights complimentary stay for the Bride & Groom in an Ocean View room o One bottle of House Champagne * With 20 room Wedding o 4 days / 3 nights complimentary stay for the Bride & Groom in an Ocean Front room o One bottle of House Champagne * With 35 room Wedding o 6 days / 5 nights complimentary stay for the Bride & Groom in a Caribbean Suite o One bottle of House Champagne * With 50 room Wedding o 7 days / 6 nights complimentary stay for the Bride & Groom in a Royal Caribbean Suite o One bottle of House Champagne Do you see this as a complimentary room or upgrade? I inquired about whether what I had paid for my room would be applied to my total bill, since we are expecting to hit the 35 rooms. I also wanted to be sure we could secure the suite. I was told that only the deposit was applied to the total and that it has nothing to do with the 35 rooms which only entities me to an upgrade. well, you know i'm irritated, but I'm wondering how everyone else interprets this. thanks!
  8. Hey Ladies, Just wanted to send out an update. Now that I have rsvp's, I sent an email about changing my menu (I have about 50 people less than I was over estimating would come and now I'm at 80-90) and I wanted to consider making the food a little nicer. Well, because all of my guests are all inclusive, I got a whole different list of buffet menus that are all WAY cheaper + the 24% discount (which nulls the tax). if any one is interested in getting a copy, send me an email and I'm happy to share. hope your planning is going well! T
  9. wow... alright then. I chose the Rose Hall because I knew a Hilton had certain standard and I could feel comfortable entertaining guests there. I for one, have so enjoyed tossing ideas back and forth with you all. You've been my best planning tool. PS...with flowers, I decided to swap the arch for an aisle of flower petals. I am also doing Chinese lanterns for the receptions! I am really happy to update that I have approx 75 booked, not 125! Dollars saved! I'm guessing we will end up with about 85, rehearsal dinner for everyone...assuming I pick a place! 71 days and counting down!
  10. terri1225- I am doing the lawn next to the west gazebo for my ceremony. I don't have a picture, but if you look at the website, the first picture it's at the bottom left. It's a great location because it's right on the beach without the sand. It is near the main pool, but if you are doing late afternoon I think you'll be fine. My time is 6:30 so I don't expect too many people to still be at the pool. Catamaran...who did you book that through? It sounds like fun!
  11. terr1225 - I emailed you the two pics I could find. I hope that helps pandabride6 - I'm doing the PA system and speakers, and I didn't have a technician fee...I'll let you know if that comes up for me...no way I'm paying for that! I'd love to hear more about Jamaica Elegant weddings, I'm looking for a place to do a rehearsal dinner. Oh and I've been working with Grande Garden on flowers all week, they are really easy to deal with.
  12. Quote: Originally Posted by terri1225 I am on the process of going through all of the documents, menus etc tht I received from Charline. We are going to do the ceremony at the West beach Gazebo but we are so torn on where to have the reception. Its between the 3 palms courtyard, the pool deck and the water park. Can anyone that has physically seen these locations shed some light? We are expecting approx 50 guests. Also if I was to choose to have the cermemony at the aqueduct and pay the $2500 fee how many hours is the rental for? Would our reception be there also? any help would be great. What is everyone else choosing for their reception menu? I am thinking about going with the food stations but not sure yet. terri1225 - I was originally considering the pool deck, after seeing it. I chose the other wedding Gazebo, it's a bit more private. I was mostly worried about noise from below the deck (it's over the buffet restaurant). The water park is really beautiful and private as well. I'm not sure about the aqueduct, though I do remember that there is no electricity there, and I didn't pick it due to my need to dance! as for menu I went with stations with a couple appetizers, salad and consumption bar. Though, honestly i'm only saving a dollar or so per person over the welcome receptions...so now I may change that. Good Luck!
  13. rosehallbride - if you pay for the bar per person, the guests will not have to pay during the 3 hours. I choose to do a consumption bar, no per person fee, many of my older guests won't drink that much. I am expecting it to be much cheaper. I asked Charline and once you have guest confirmed you can negotiate a percentage off of the cost for your AI guests. it's not a ton but it covers the high Jamaican taxes. Pandabride - I got pricing for a rehersal dinner at Pier One - thanks for mentioning it! the prices are great, I'm very excited about it!
  14. rosehallbride - if you pay for the bar per person, the guests will not have to pay during the 3 hours. I choose to do a consumption bar, no per person fee, many of my older guests won't drink that much. I am expecting it to be much cheaper. I asked Charline and once you have guest confirmed you can negotiate a percentage off of the cost for your AI guests. it's not a ton but it covers the high Jamaican taxes. Pandabride - I got pricing for a rehersal dinner at Pier One - thanks for mentioning it! the prices are great, I'm very excited about it!
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