Julie 1025, I think that the reception outside is fabulous, I didn't fly all the way to Mexico to sit in a banquet hall and pay for a reception indoors! I was in tears when we were asked if we wanted to be put inside because it might might rain, i refused to be put inside until it started to rain! LOL! But it is all personal preference, as you can see the review above, that person was very disappointed with the strawberry package and being outside. Every person at our wedding was happy to be outside, the food wasn't cold or anything, no sand was flying or anything, dancing in the sand was so much fun, everything was FABULOUS!! We were satisfied with every penny we paid for the strawberry package, but it is a budget thing as well, because if your budget doesn't allow space for you to step up packages then it doesn't. The menu choices are also a little more extravagant with the strawberry, i think, with options such as surf and turf. In my opinion $60 per person over 15 people isn't bad for a 4 course meal that is privately served on a beach, with surf and turf as your entree! Where else can you get that kind of dinner for that price?!
Happy planning! Feel free to ask any questions, it's all still fresh in my memory from our Nov 28 wedding!