yes, it seems very odd, especially since they'll be sending you a contract with that information outlined. I also booked for May 2012 just this past weekend and was able to reserve both the gazebo for the wedding and the beach for the reception. I initially thought it may be a reference to their a la carte website not yet being updated for 2012, but the sole location it shows online as available is the beach.
definitely something to investigate. please let us know how it turns out.
Originally Posted by slin2011
Hi Ladies! I booked our date at the Royal. We are having the ceremony at the gazebo, but when I tried to tell the WC I wanted to have my reception on the beach, she told me I couldn't reserve a beach site until closer to the wedding date (which is May 2012). Is this the case for you other ladies that are having beach receptions? It just seemed a little weird so I thought I would ask...thanks in advance!