hi! we had two round tables, but they were right next to each other. we had a total of 14 (with ryan and i), so there were some extra seats because each table held 8. we bounced back and forth in between courses to talk to everyone. none our of guests seemed to mind. the set up was similar for our rehearsal dinner at the sea side grill, except they were two rectangular tables.
depending on what time of year you go, i would NOT recommend doing a reservation at one of the restaurants for your rehearsal or after your wedding. apparently, in december, the resort is empty - something we did not know until we got there, but it was so nice!!
yessica mentioned it was $15 per person to make a reservation. we thought about it and decided against it. on our way to the wedding, yessica told me that she went ahead and had tables set up at el patio, and she did not charge us. as for the rehearsal, we got to the restaurant when it opened and put it our request and they had no problem accommodating us.
i know our family members took pictures of both events. as soon as i get one, i'll post it here for you to see.
also, at the reception dinner, the manager of el patio set up a cake table for us and brought out our cake after dinner was complete, along with a cake server and knife. they even brought out champagne for everyone and our family did their toasts. no charge!!
and, they will deliver the extra cake to your room... haha!