. @Chambers2011, this is a great idea to have your dinner at Villa Marina and then do the private reception on the terrace, I really like it. What will your set up be like during the reception, do you plan on having cocktail tables and serving drinks, any food, etc? Do you mind if I ask what they are charging you for doing this type of reception, I'm assuming you will just use the dinner option that's included in your package, but haven't seen any pricing for a separate less formal reception.
Does anyone know how big the Villa Marina restaurant is, or how many people it can hold?
Thanks so much!
Originally Posted by Chambers2011
Hi Kristen, congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!!
I'm getting married Nov 16/11 - 3 months to go!
We decided to have our supper at the Villa Marina, which has an outdoor section next to the pool. Our reception (speeches, 1st dances + party) will happen on the upper Terrace. Ana said we can play our own music until 12midnight and then I heard the lounge by the pool plays music till 1am.
We didn't choose the Mexican restaurant because I'm sure our guests will eat there regularily and we liked the 'outside' option of the Villa Marina without the price of an 'outdoor terrace reception'. We are still being charged for the Terrace, and we pay for a waiter for 3 hours, but I'm sure we would have tipped someone to keep coming back anyways.
Hope this helps!