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#1241 KarenM

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    Posted 23 September 2010 - 01:06 PM



    Originally Posted by allyson779 




    I am not positive, but I think there is a full bar set up with a bartender. I think they use the same bar set up for the cocktail hour and for the reception.   The tricky part, at least for me is the timing... you are only allowed 4 hours of drink service and if you need extra time than the per head charge is really expensive.


    We had our cocktail hour & reception on the Las Palmas Terrace and the full bar was set up in 1 location for all of it. There were also 2 waiters (in addition to the bartender) who were around all night & took drink orders.

     

     

    Not sure if anyone's thinking of renting the lounges, but we did and those were set up for the whole night as well.



    #1242 aprilmay

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      Posted 23 September 2010 - 04:36 PM

      So you get 4 hours of the bar, then do the waiters stay around for the rest of the night at least?  All these extra charges are frustrating.



      #1243 allyson779

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        Posted 23 September 2010 - 07:19 PM



        Originally Posted by aprilmay 

        So you get 4 hours of the bar, then do the waiters stay around for the rest of the night at least?  All these extra charges are frustrating.


        I would confirm with Rebeca.  I recently sent her our time line and final guest count and she indicated how long and how many waiters/servers/bartenders we were going to have at various times throughout the night. 

        Just curious what location did you pick and what time are you going to start the ceremony? 


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        #1244 january2011bride

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          Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:09 AM



          Hi Karen,

          Not too sure if you have mentioned the cost anywhere, but how much is it to rent a loung for the evening? I am thinking my wedding is going to be very different than everyone else's here (we aren't having a formal reception). Having a lounge to ourslves for the night would be good though!

          Originally Posted by KarenM

           

           

          Not sure if anyone's thinking of renting the lounges, but we did and those were set up for the whole night as well.





          #1245 KarenM

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            Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:16 PM


             

            Originally Posted by january2011bride 



            Hi Karen,

            Not too sure if you have mentioned the cost anywhere, but how much is it to rent a loung for the evening? I am thinking my wedding is going to be very different than everyone else's here (we aren't having a formal reception). Having a lounge to ourslves for the night would be good though!


             

             

             

            Hey, we didn't actually rent out a lounge/bar, though that would be great!  What we rented was lounge-type furniture to be set up at the reception (cost was $500).

             

            like this:

            cocktail 1.jpg

             

             

            and this

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            This is a pic from Rebeca, not our actual reception. Looks like this reception had a buffet, but if you look straight back that's the standard bar set-up on the Las Palmas Terrace.
             

             

            sorry for the confusion!



            #1246 1elephant

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              Posted 25 September 2010 - 06:32 PM



              Originally Posted by aprilmay 

              With the cocktail/appy hour, is there a full bar set up with bartender?  Does he stay for the dinner/reception?  Or is it just waiters after the hour?  I really want the bar there the whole night....


              we had 2 waiters and a bartender for most of the night. at the end there was one waiter and one bartender.



              #1247 aprilmay

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                Posted 26 September 2010 - 09:49 AM



                Originally Posted by lauren 




                we had 2 waiters and a bartender for most of the night. at the end there was one waiter and one bartender.

                 

                Ok great, sounds like drinks isn't something I need to worry about.  Thanks!

                 



                #1248 smangicap

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                  Posted 27 September 2010 - 05:34 PM

                  Hi everyone!

                   

                  My FI and I are getting married at Dreams PV on June 9, 2011 - whoo hoo!!! 

                   

                  I know this has been posted about elsewhere on this site, but I am hoping to hear more current news/advice: we are purchasing the Ultimate Package, which comes with a photographer. But I am worried that the photog won't be that good.

                   

                  I would LOVE to bring in an outside photographer to supplement the house photographer, as well as to do a TTD session. But I know they have a policy against outside vendors...UGH!!!

                   

                  Is anyone else bringing in an outside photographer? If so, did you just pay the fee, or were you able to get around the policy? How?

                   

                  The photographer I want to use actually lives in PV - I hope this helps my case!

                   

                  Thanks in advance for any advice anyone can give!

                   

                  Sheila



                  #1249 simplnsweet

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                    Posted 28 September 2010 - 09:48 AM

                    Sheila, who is the photographer in PV you are thinking of using?



                    #1250 smangicap

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                      Posted 30 September 2010 - 03:05 PM

                      Simplsweet,

                       

                      I am using Karla Benitez - she has really affordable packages, and her pictures look awesome :)

                       

                      http://www.kbnitzphoto.com/

                       

                      Sheila






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