Originally Posted by MrsShoreytobe
Thank you guys so much for the suggestions!
I had seen several brides doing the reception dance only in the lounge/in front of the lounge, but didn't know how much it cost.
So 2 hrs at front of chillout lounge will be set up with dancefloor (how much $$$ was this BTW?) and chairs for people who want to sit. $25 pp.
Great to know the audio equip rental is 560; we may opt for no DJ. For those of you who did do a DJ, what was cost?
So Ipod hook up is available. Hmm for 50 people I am not sure if ours would need more volume etc. (?)
QUESTION ABOUT HAVING BEACH-TYPE RECEPTION (i.e. in front of chill out lounge) - I saw a few pages back somewhere that the bugs were bad on the beach itself.
Should we worry about being eaten alive at night for the dance part?
So through all this babbling, here are my questions lol
1. Restaurant suggestions for around 50 people, and whether we can do speeches, etc there.
2. Cost of dancefloor
3. Cost of DJ
4. BUGS on beach an issue?
Just got email back from resort about my inquiry with restaurant options for 50 people, etc. (responses from them are in red)
1. For a dance reception location only (i.e. not having supper), what would we be looking at for cost? you can purchase a cocktail party on the beach for 2 or 3 hours attached you will find the options for your review.
I.e. if we had the reception dinner in a restaurant and then wanted to have a dancefloor set up on the beach for example, how much would we be looking at a for several hours of music/alcohol service? acrylic dance floor of 5.00 mts x 5.00 mts, cost $1,600.00 usd , a wooden dance floor cost you $1,150.0 usd approx. DJ cost you from $650.00 usd from 2 to 4 hours to more.
- We would likely opt for renting the music equipment and would have 2-3 hours of dancing.
2. If we did restaurant dinner, what restaurant would you suggest in your resort for up to 50 people? for more than 40 guest we can not accomodate in one of the restaurants a la carte, in this case I recomend you to purchase a private party with supper included the cost you will find it in the following attachement
Or in the other hand dinning in one of our buffet restaurants in a semi-private area, with no charge.
Would the restaurant be fairly private for our dinner, and would we be able to have speeches there?not Im sorry, at the restaurant a la carte we can not accomodate more than 40 guest, and is a shared area with other hotel guest, where you can not make any speeches, or first dance, or garter throwing or bouquet throwing.
So basically I am being told that we need to fork out 100 per person because we have over 40 people for dinner? I am thinking some bargaining is gonna have to happen here....