Hi everyone! This is my first post.
I will be getting married at EPM on April 23rd, 2016. I secured the date a few months ago, but I'm just now really getting into the planning. We currently have about 60 people booked, but are expecting close to 80.
First on my list was locking down a reception space, but I'm finding out that you're not guaranteed a space until closer to the date. This is kind of a bummer, but what can you do.
I've done my fair share of stalking photographer websites, Instagram, Facebook... You name it to find photos of real weddings in each reception space. My vision was to have it outdoors, but under a thatched palapa, and I've since found out that isn't available at the resort (the materials they sent me described the Lobster House and Grill that way).
I don't think the Cacao (sp?) Terrace is really going to meet the expectations I have. I want tons of twinkle lights, lanterns, a big dance floor, long wooden tables, etc.
I have so many questions, but I'll start here:
Does anyone have any photos of the Agave Courtyard? My travel agent sent me some images of what she says is it, but I think it's actually the resort's main courtyard. I doubt the resort allows for private events / weddings to take place here. I did find some images of the courtyard / outdoor area of the Agave restaurant, which I assume is where they actually allow weddings.
The problem is that our travel agent says the resort won't confirm restaurant locations until 30 days before the wedding date. She said that I can always submit my request for first choice, though. Does anyone have any clarity, recommendations, or can share your experience with this? Is there a certain restaurant that's usually closed for weddings on Saturday?
Our second choice will most likely be the large Spice Terrace, since it'll have enough space.