| Originally Posted by bashigyal |
Wow...I this is EXACTLY like me!! I am Jamaican but living in the states, same for my fiance. Our families and most friends are already there and only 15 people or so will be flying in. In trying to control the guest list, we are also having 100 guests!
FutureMrsRobinson, what places have you checked out? I am leaning towards The Ruins myself, although I started out wanting either an outdoor Great House venue, or at least a nice garden setting in the mountains. I've considered Bellefield Great House (currently closed for refurbishment) in MoBay, Good Hope Great House in Falmouth (expensive and roads to the plantation are terrible!), Firefly in Oracabessa (beautiful view but setting is too casual and grounds aren't that great), Cranbrook Flower Forest (pretty nice and cheapest option so far, just not as crazy about their ceremony gazebo), and now there's the Ruins. Have you heard of Laughing Waters. Mi dear, supposed to be very exclusive...where PJ Patterson and his cronies use; I think his daughter was married there too. But you need a referral from someone to even see the place!! Also thinking of checking out Coyaba Gardens. Any other ideas for an outdoor venue?
You are way ahead of me!!! We have only really thought about the Ruins or Evita's for the reception. My FI and are hoping to go to JA for Christmas but with gas prices, I don't think we will be able to go. (Gotta start saving $ for the wedding) Thanks for all the ideas in your post. I have to look into all of them!!!! I definitely want my ceremony to be outside but not on the beach. So that's starting to be a lot more difficult than I thought.
I've heard of Laughing Waters but everything I've been able to find says that it's now owned by the government and you can't get access,which sucks!! I really want an outdoor venue for the ceremony so I gotta come up with something. Please keep in touch so if you come up with a great place don't mind sharing I'd really appreciate it.