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#2211 natalie1987

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    Posted 25 November 2010 - 02:58 PM

    Does anyone know how much DJ Mannia costs versus the DJ at the hotel?



    #2212 richarsd

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      Posted 25 November 2010 - 03:43 PM



      Originally Posted by sheila2011 

      I didn't realize that the private dinner was mandatory if you have a group of more than 20 people!! We have more than 30! I will have to email Carolina and double check. Does anyone else have more than 20 people? This may change my plan of the beach party afterwards.....hmmm, decisions, decisions.....



      Yes, when we realized this too we decided there wasn't much point of spending MORE money on top of the private dinner for the beach party/reception afterwards (for the size of our group, it woulda been $2000 cheaper to just keep our reception in the restaurant and not move to the beach). When you privatize a restaurant you get it for the evening (for example, we begin our dinner at 6:30 pm and are having the restaurant until 11 pm). You can set up a DJ or sound system in there too to do speeches, dancing, party, etc. It will cost extra to have a bar service though and if my memory serves me is $12/person (after the dinner...beer, wine, champagne is included in the dinner portion). DJ is $300 I think.



      #2213 chell44

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        Posted 25 November 2010 - 06:54 PM

        I have more than 20 guests as well. I was unaware that the private dinner was mandatory. We'll definitely have to investigate this



        #2214 jerzshortstuff

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          Posted 25 November 2010 - 08:33 PM



          Originally Posted by chell44 

          I have more than 20 guests as well. I was unaware that the private dinner was mandatory. We'll definitely have to investigate this



          I don't think that is the case. I know it says if you have more than 14 you will have a set menu, but I never read that you HAD to pay for a private reception if you had more than 20. When someone gets a definite response on this, please post!



          #2215 chell44

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            Posted 26 November 2010 - 06:26 AM

            Where did this mandatory dinner come from? Did this actually come from Carolina? Nothing I have says that you have to have the private dinner if you have more than 20 guests. This definitely would make me reconsider this hotel. I sent her an email this morning, so we'll see what she says.



            #2216 chell44

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              Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:44 AM



              Originally Posted by natalie1987 

              Does anyone know how much DJ Mannia costs versus the DJ at the hotel?


               

              I know the resort charges 300$ I read somewhere that a bride paid about 900$ for dj mannia, I'm not sure if that's a flat rate or depends on what you want. I know she had a dance floor and a lot of lighting with her package



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                Posted 26 November 2010 - 08:47 AM

                Hi ladies!  Sorry to just barge in your thread here, but I'm going on vacation from Dec 11-18 at the Royal Suites Turquesa.  I'm sure you guys already have tons of pics from past brides, but I thought I'd let you know in case you need pics of something specific.  I'll do my best to help anyone out that needs it!


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                #2218 roxy1122

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                  Posted 26 November 2010 - 09:23 AM



                  Originally Posted by chell44 

                  Where did this mandatory dinner come from? Did this actually come from Carolina? Nothing I have says that you have to have the private dinner if you have more than 20 guests. This definitely would make me reconsider this hotel. I sent her an email this morning, so we'll see what she says.



                  Hi ladies, Carolina informed me that for a private reception dinner in one of the restaurants, a minimum of 40 ppl are needed and for the beach party, you would need at least 20 ppl. No mention of a mandatory private dinner.

                   

                  I do have a question about the set menu though, from one of Carolina's emails, I understand she says that the bride and groom choose ONE item from the appetizer, entree, and dessert and everyone eats the same thing? is this correct?if so, that would not be so great to have everyone eating the same exact thing :(

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                  #2219 chell44

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                    Posted 26 November 2010 - 10:58 AM



                    Originally Posted by roxy1122 



                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by chell44 

                    Where did this mandatory dinner come from? Did this actually come from Carolina? Nothing I have says that you have to have the private dinner if you have more than 20 guests. This definitely would make me reconsider this hotel. I sent her an email this morning, so we'll see what she says.



                    Hi ladies, Carolina informed me that for a private reception dinner in one of the restaurants, a minimum of 40 ppl are needed and for the beach party, you would need at least 20 ppl. No mention of a mandatory private dinner.

                     

                    I do have a question about the set menu though, from one of Carolina's emails, I understand she says that the bride and groom choose ONE item from the appetizer, entree, and dessert and everyone eats the same thing? is this correct?if so, that would not be so great to have everyone eating the same exact thing :(


                    Hey Roxy,

                    yes unfortunately everyone does have to eat the same thing. The only exception is if anyone has  specific dietary needs or allergies.



                    #2220 jerzshortstuff

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                      Posted 26 November 2010 - 03:19 PM


                       

                      Originally Posted by roxy1122 



                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by chell44 

                      Where did this mandatory dinner come from? Did this actually come from Carolina? Nothing I have says that you have to have the private dinner if you have more than 20 guests. This definitely would make me reconsider this hotel. I sent her an email this morning, so we'll see what she says.



                      Hi ladies, Carolina informed me that for a private reception dinner in one of the restaurants, a minimum of 40 ppl are needed and for the beach party, you would need at least 20 ppl. No mention of a mandatory private dinner.

                       

                      I do have a question about the set menu though, from one of Carolina's emails, I understand she says that the bride and groom choose ONE item from the appetizer, entree, and dessert and everyone eats the same thing? is this correct?if so, that would not be so great to have everyone eating the same exact thing :(



                      Thanks for the clarification! I don't know who heard that but I was about to have a heart attack since I chose this resort because they didn't charge extra for dinner based on the amount of people (unless you wanted private).

                       

                      I am not sure how many people you have coming, but from what I understand you only have a set menu if there is more than 14 in your group. I know they can make accommodations for food allergies, vegetarians, etc.... but other than that, over 14 people a set menu needs to be chosen. If you think there may be an issue, I would contact Carolina and see how flexible they can be with it. Good luck!




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