Just wanted to pass this along..
Not sure if others were concerned about this or not, but when I asked for initial info about getting married there, I asked if the tent was the only option. I just heard back from Elena a couple days ago and she said that you could "buy a bamboo wooden structure where you can add flower arrangements instead of the tent". Surely she means 'rent' not buy, but either way that's great news for me! So there is another option. I plan on asking her if she could send me a picture of what that might look like and what it might cost to rent and decorate it.
Also, is it odd to not have to put a deposit down to secure the date? I mean it's nice not to have to come up with the money, but I would worry about it being actually secured for my wedding or not. Anyone else worry about that, or is that really not an issue? Guess I just assumed everywhere would require a deposit.. Thanks ladies!