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#1 Scott-Pierre

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    Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:00 PM

    Hey ROR Brides!

    I am trying to decide whether to do a private dinner at the plantation or the semi-private at Mammee Bay and then the Seagrape after

    I have read the threads describing both and have seen pics of both types of receptions. What I need to know is how do the two compare?? Is Plantation worth the money??

    I really like the idea of a bonfire on the beach, but don't think it would work well for all my guests as some of them are older.

    Any advice/opinions are appreciated!

    Courtney

    #2 JUSTUSTWO

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      Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:13 PM

      Honestly, I loved Mammee Bay. I had my reception there & if I had it to do all over again, I wouldn't have changed a thing. The food was great as was the service. My guests & I didn't even notice the other people in Mammee Bay. We were in our own little world. Hubby & I really didn't mind that our reception was "semi" private because it felt private. We went to the disco after & we had a great time there.
      My whole time at ROR, I think I only ate at the Plantation once & the lunch that I had there did not compare to my dinner at Mammee Bay. It was good, but I wouldn't say it was better than MB. So based on this, I'd save the $ and go with MB. My one regret is that I only ate at MB once. We didn't want to eat there before the wedding & ruin the reception experience, but after the wedding dinner being so good, I definitely wished that I could have gone more than once.
      As for the bonfire, I think your older guests would still enjoy it because its something different. Are you planning to have tables & chairs set up at Seagrape so that the older guests could sit & relax while enjoying the entertainment?
      About how many guests are you having & which are you really leaning towards MB or Plantation?

      #3 Scott-Pierre

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        Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:25 PM

        Initially I was leaning towards MB and then the Seagrape. I would have tables and chairs set up so people could sit if they choose. After talking it over further with my FI, he thinks it would be better to do everything at Plantation and skip the sand. I love the beach and don't mind sand... he is not so crazy about sand and neither is his family.... Not quite sure what to do! Thanks for your opinion about the food! I will definitely mention this to him and see if that sways him at all!

        #4 JUSTUSTWO

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          Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:35 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Scott-Pierre
          Initially I was leaning towards MB and then the Seagrape. I would have tables and chairs set up so people could sit if they choose. After talking it over further with my FI, he thinks it would be better to do everything at Plantation and skip the sand. I love the beach and don't mind sand... he is not so crazy about sand and neither is his family.... Not quite sure what to do! Thanks for your opinion about the food! I will definitely mention this to him and see if that sways him at all!
          Ok, I understand completely! The sand issue is one of the reasons that I didn't use Seagrape myself. Some of my friends thought I was crazy for wanting to party in the sand.
          Did you consider the disco? Maybe you could have MB & then rent out the disco. You'd still be saving $ compared to renting the Plantation for the entire night. Then again, I'm not sure if the costs have increased for next year, but I guess if you're going to pay to use the disco, then you may as well pay for the Plantation and use it for everything.
          I'm sure you guys will figure it out! Either way, make sure you book as soon as possible. You know with up to 4 weddings per day, things get booked rather quickly!

          #5 Scott-Pierre

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            Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:56 PM

            Thanks for the advice! I did think about the disco, but with everyone saying it was damp and had a smell to it, I changed my mind. Plus, people can go there later if they choose to. I hate having to make these decisions so far in advance!!

            #6 chicklet

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              Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:05 AM

              Keep in mind too the disco is kind of pricey for 2009.
              chandlyn quoted me 250 per hour.

              #7 m_willis22

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                Posted 23 October 2008 - 06:25 PM

                we are having dinner at plantation because we have more than 50 ppl and then we are having the reception poolside. that way we are outside enjoying the fact that we are on an island and at the beach, but we don't have to be in the sand. i am really not a sand person. i just feel like why did you come all that way to have everything in a building. just my opinion though.

                #8 Scott-Pierre

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                  Posted 24 October 2008 - 11:44 AM

                  Thanks for all the info ladies! I have convinced the FI to go with Mammee Bay and the Seagrape!! Does anyone know how flexible the limit of 50 is for Mammee Bay? If we have say 55 or 60 guests, will they allow it?




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