I am getting married at The Chill Out Restaurant (formally named Thai Beach Club) and having the private reception too! I was actually told there was a 50 person min for the Thai Beach Club so make sure to get that 40 person min in writing so they don't try to charge you for 50 people later! As you will find out, things change A LOT at GSP so make sure to save every email they send you and get everything put in the contract that you want as quickly as possible...it honestly SAVED me a couple weeks back when they told me that I could no longer have a Private Welcome Dinner! Luckily I saved all my emails that my previous Wedding Coordinator sent me and I was able to get her to agree to let us have the Dinner again. sighhhh...
About the DJ, I ended up booking a DJ out of Cancun called DJ Doremixx. I actually found out about them from another bride who recomended them on this site. They are FANTASTIC to work with and have rave reviews on-line. Having good music at our wedding is SUPER important to us so I went with them so we could have a good sound system and a professional DJ. They charge $800.00 for 5 hours and that includes the sound system, a bubble machine, a fog machine, cold fireworks and wireless mics for speeches. The GSP will charge you a $150.00 day pass to let the DJ in, but it is WORTH IT to get a good professional DJ and a Killer Sound System. I also went for the Glow Dance Floor which is only $700.00 through them versus $899 through GSP...so really, I'm saving a couple bucks in the end by going through DJ Doremixx... Let me know if you want more information about them!
I have a ton of information/pictures of the Thai Beach Club so let me know what you need and I'll send it your way! I visited there in July just to scout it all out and talk with the Wedding Coordinator (which didn't help at all in the end because our Wedding Coordinator left a month later) so let me know what pics/information you need and I'll send it your way.
ps...The Gazebo you will probably want is the Gazebo on the Sunset Side. It is directly in front of The Thai Beach Club so you and your guests won't have to go far to get to the reception site
Good luck and happy planning!
Originally Posted by coconut
well, now that my deposit was taken, they asked me to fill out a registration form in which i have to decide everything! the thing is, i haven't got that much info. i got the restaurant menus and flowers choices (the ones included in the packages) but none of them i like so i asked them to send me the ones with extra cost. i also asked for the infos about the private reception because that's what i'll probably choose. even if the price is WAY higher than before as we can read in the past posts.... i'm looking for a 4000$ reception only for the food and the domestic bar. the price is 100$/pp but you have to pay for 40 people minimum(?!) Emma is non negociable on ANYTHING with me. i offered 25$ pp missing to reach the 40 and she refused. we are around 35 so i asked her if i could pay 250$ for the 5 people who will NOT be there instead of 500$ but she refused.
in addition to that is the dj or soundsytem. (around 700-800$) i'm scared to book the dj because i fear he wont play our songs but the dj is the same price as the rental of the soundsystem, so im still thinking about it. i havent got any pictures of the new private restaurant now named "chill out" (before: thai beach club) or private party on the beach... if you find some, please let me know!!
if you want the documents i have so far, let me know!
p.s. do you know which gazebo is the more private one ....with the long walk before getting there ?? sunset or princess?