We did the private cocktail party and it didnt cost that much. We decided to do 2 hours only from 7:30-9:30 just to save the $300 or so and figured the two hours would be enough since you can just go hang out at the bars or go to the hacienda afterwards. We also chose the cheapest drink option which was for the 2 hours a total of $8 per person(5$ for the first hour and $3 for the second). Then the DJ was $190/hr. The reason it costs more for the booze even though it's all inclusive is because you get a private bartender/bar. We ended up getting any type of booze we wanted. We had rum, tequila, margaritas, beer. Pretty much anything you asked for. Just make sure to tip the bartender. If you were to do the two hours and the cheap cocktails it would only be about $700 really. Foods not really necessary because you go there right from dinner and you can always grab food after from the snack bar if your hungry.
I definetly think the private cockatil party is worth it especially if you want to do the dances and speaches and all that. It's more private.
Hi Jemma! I'm from Canada (British Columbia)- you? I can tell you the price Eugenia quoted me:
A private cocktail after the dinner beside the pool or at the Coba room (with air conditioning) from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, as it is private it will have the following cost:
DJ 190USD + tax per hour and he may play only your music (bring it on IPOD or CD) or mix it with the one that he has or only play his music.
For drinks you have the following options:
Beer, Rum, Vodka, Tequila, Cocktails, Gin, Whisky 17US$/pers/hour
extra hour: 12 US$/pers
Beer, Tequila, Rum, Vodka Absolute, Whisky JW,
Chivas Regal, Cutty Sark, Cocktails, Gin Beefeater,
wine of the house, sparkling wine 24 USD/pers/hour
extra hour: 18 US$/pers
Beer, PiÃ±a Colada Cocktail, Margarita Cocktail & Sparkling Wine 5 USD/per/hour
extra hour: 3 US$/pers
Mixed Canapes 5 pieces 8 USD/ person
Mixed Deluxe Canapes 10 pieces 10 USD/person
1) we are going all inclusive, so why should we pay extra for booze?
2) If the DJ is going to play off my iPod, why the heck is it $190 USD per hour!
This seems insane! I am trying to find out from her what the options are. I don't mind hanging out with everybody at the resort~~ I'm very social anyway, and think it would be hilarious to dance with random guests. I just want to have a first dance, the cheezy father/daughter, mother/son dances, etc... and I would like to have speeches where we can thank our guests for coming etc. I wonder if we do this at dinner? I wouldn't paying a bit extra, but this would be like $2500 extra, since we have 32 guests.
Can anyone share thoughts on what they have done? I am trying to look through the backlog of posts on here.... which are super helpful btw!