We didn't use a group rate because we didn't want to be responsible for paying if people didn't book (& I will tell you that the hotel is sold out for our wedding and some of our guests are going to have to stay at neighboring resorts, but we got our families booked and that was the most important thing for us). To me I feel like that may be a bit high if you are booking further out, but not by much. Have you tried to see what prices would be if you just booked it now and didn't use the group rate? I would compare that and go with what fits you best. We have about 40 people who have booked, but when I originally started this I was told by our friends and family that a lot more were coming. If we had done a group rate we would have been stuck paying a lot more. Congratulations!!
I've been quoted the following group rate for secrets Maroma; and am wondering your thoughts, average, high? etc. are these group rates negotiable at all? Has anyone negotiated their rates?
What are the pros and cons in comparison to guests booking elsewhere on line?
4 nights $975.00 per person double occupancy
7 nights $1650.00 per person double occupancy
4 nights $1020.00 per person double occupancy
7 nights $1725.00 per person double occupancy
Junior Suite Swim Out
4 nights $1060.00 per person double occupancy
7 nights $1800.00 per person double occupancy
Preferred Club Honeymoon Suite
4 nights $1865.00 per person double occupancy
7 nights $3210.00 per person double occupancy