Sandals Question! :)
Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:18 PM
Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:56 PM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:10 PM
I spoke with my wedding consultant and she said that if you want to do a reception, you have a couple of different options. We are going with an hour reception with cocktails and appetizers. Its $25.00 a person, including myself and the groom. It looked like the best deal. A sit down dinner would be nice, but we were planning on just having a dinner together with everyone at one of the restaurants. BTW, we are getting married at the Grande St. Lucian in St. Lucia. I looked at all the Sandals resorts, and they all look beautiful. I think wherever you choose, it will be beautiful!
Posted 10 September 2008 - 07:44 PM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 01:49 PM
As for costs my package costed me $75 per person which was a private wedding reception,dinner and dessert. That included standard table linens and centerpiece which is white and then a bowl of sand and shells as the centerpieces. The open bar was included, wedding cake, and a separate cocktail reception before the dinner. The Dj was about $600 for 3 hours. Now my reception got even more expensive because we did alot of upgrades which you can do once you get to the resort and meet with your planners. My mom wanted more of an elegant look and added nicer centerpieces with floating candle votives and orchids and colored water and different linens. Also just to let you know the cake is a two tiered cake that is very small and was not enough for all my guests which I asked for a bigger one but did not receive it. They said they did a 3 tier specially for me but it was 2. But all I can say is be very specific with what you want and what you don't and you can always make special requests and they will work hard to get it for you. Overall they were great and extremely helpful and accomodating. The did misplace or lose my engraved knife and cake carver set that I brought down there so make sure you have someone designated to collect your flutes and cake set if you bring one there. If you have any more questions feel free to e-mail me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope I was some help to you! Good luck!
Posted 11 September 2008 - 02:05 PM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 04:31 PM
I got married at Sandals Grande Ocho Rios (SGOR) and had 40 guests attend. I would recommend this resort since you are anticipating a similar guest count. My guests loved the resort and it was so large and had so many activities to participate in, I think it was the best choice. I think that Dunn's River is a beautiful resort too, but it felt more like a hotel than a resort to me. It all depends on what you prefer.
Through Sandals, I was able to host a welcome cocktail reception and rehearsal dinner for free (since we had more than 20 guests). These events turned out beautifully and my guests were completely impressed and blown away. With these events, we had private servers and bartenders, etc. They even provided music.
We did host out wedding reception offsite at Evita's, a local Jamaican-Italian restaurant in downtown Ocho Rios. This was preferrable to me because the Sandals reception was $75 per person (for a three hour reception, open bar, etc.) and I had a fully customized reception at Evitas for $45 pp for a 3-hour reception, reggae band, and custom wedding cake.
Feel free to PM me if you'd like additional information. I'm happy to help! Good luck with your planning!
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