| Originally Posted by t&kJanuary2010 |
Laura4ever and Sabrina,
I am actually fighting this battle currently. They are telling me that I can not make reservations at any a la cartes for over I think it is 30 or 35 people (I will have to review my emails and verify that for you). We have 62 people booked and that really make me angry that we are bringing that much revenue in and they can't bend the norm!! I only wanted to do this for the "Welcome Party/Rehersal Dinner" not even for the whole week. The WC suggested a cocktail hour and then set me the menu and prices, which were $14-20 per person for food and then another $10-13 per person per hour for the bar. Needless to say my FI hit the fan!! We chose the Palace verses the other properties so that our guests could enjoy the a la cartes on ALL DAYS of their stay. With the other properties you only get some many reservations for a la cartes depending on your length of stay (ie. 4 nights stay 1 a la carte). This has us furious right now, we are already paying at min. $8500 for the wedding not to mention upgrades and things.
PLEASE let me know if you hear anything different from your coordinators!! I would love to get more info regarding this.
If you want to be a big group althogether for a couple dinners, I know it's not as fancy, but I have heard the WC will reserve a section for you all to be together in the buffet. I am planning on doing that for a Welcome Dinner. I'll book my Rehersal dinner in an la carte but we'll only be 11 people... as I only want to have our parents and siblings.
Don't be frustrated. It's not a Mexico thing, it's a restaurant thing.