With that being said, I think for everything we paid for with dreams, our package ended up being around $2600 for 25 of us? don't quote me on that, but I think that's close. We also hired an outside photographer.
Lets see if I can try and answer some of your questions:
| Originally Posted by LCLIVINGSTON |
thanks so much for your reply, that makes it a bit clearer. So for 20 guests staying at the hotel the package will include the reception dinner and drinks then if there are any extra people we pay an additional charge per person even if they stay at the hotel. yes
Makes sense with the service etc we get privately for the reception.
How long do they give you for the reception? Did you have to pay for additional hours? I notice that there is a charge per person of $10 + 15% service and 10% tax per person per each additional hour for an open bar is that right? I believe this is the charge if you want to stay longer than the 3 hours allotted for your ceremony, but there is a bar right in the lobby of the tower, so you know, you could just use that one.
What package did you go for? Was there a lot included in that or was there a lot of extras you have to pay for? I chose the largest package and it included everything we needed
Sorry there are so many questions!!!!!! Thanks again for your help xxx
| Originally Posted by Hartyt509 |
Don't get me started!! lol I'm trying to sort out my wedding for May 2009 and what started off as a reasonably decent package is blowing out of proportion. It really depends what you want, I don't think the packages are overpriced, they are very similar to every other resort that does weddings, and they do a great job. If you're planning to have a lot of guests, then yes, it is going to get expensive, but really it would be expensive any where you got married with a large group
Also be aware you have to pay 50% up front! I'm discussing that with her because I don't even know when the flights will be released from Newcastle, I think its April 2009, so this could end up costing way too much cash.
I also asked why we had to pay extra when we were AI and got the same answer as TA Jill has given you. Even so the rates per person after that are huge considering it is one menu and everyone gets the same - be aware of that! I've just had to pick the menus and unless you like sea food you are stuffed! lol they do have a buffet menu as well, which would give you more choices, I think its if you have at least 30 guests, you can do buffet
I've been told the cocktail bit is an hour and they give you 3 hours for the reception. If you want the international bar open after that yeah you have to pay the $10 + 25% per person yes, but as I mentioned above, there is a bar right in the lobby of the tower
We are going for the biggest package because of the photographs but I'm trying to clear up a few issues with that at the moment.
You'll see there are some really helpful threads about the hotel etc and it is gorgeous but keep an eye on the costs and bear in mind none of the legal fees are included so that is extra.
If there is anything else give me a shout, I've been trying to do this for a couple of months now and getting info from Claudia isn't always easy lol
| Originally Posted by quackquack |
I am kind of in the same situation. My wedding is May 30,2009, but I was told that I can't get airfare until July 2008. I received the contract from Claudia stating that I need to pay 50% by May 12th. I really do not want pay anything , not knowing if I am goign to have any issues with airfare or hotel...hope that makes sense
Hope I answered everyones questions! Let me know if you have anymore!