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#151 NegrilLB

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    Posted 22 June 2009 - 02:25 PM

    Has anyone had any luck getting a discounted group rate at the Suites? The rates for 2010 are showing up on their site now, and from April thru the summer it's $207 per person per night for the cheapest room and I think a lot of my guests would find that to be too much.
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    #152 daifje

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      Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:58 PM

      Hello:
      My name is Jennifer. My fiance Andrew and I are planning a destination wedding for May 2010 and submitted a request for the iberostar rose hall suites. The reviews so far seem really great!! We are really excited...we have been searching for a long time and was looking a place in mexico as well as another resort in Jamaica but I think that we will go with the iberostar. I believe that the lazy river should accomodate up to 80 people (that is the info they gave me). Do you guys think that that is an overestimation?

      Andrew and I really really want a private reception with a DJ, dance floor, and open bar. Did you guys have any problems getting that arranged? We have run into issues with this at other places.

      #153 briscoecrown

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        Posted 23 June 2009 - 02:55 PM

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        Hi Ladies,

        I have a few questions...

        briscoe, I know you mentioned it was pretty hot at the steakhouse restaurant. If I were to choose one of the alternative indoor restaurants, do you know if there is enough space inside to have a dance floor set-up? Also, do you know if there area is pretty private and away from the other guests dining?

        I have been thinking of excursions for my guests, do any of you know if the Iberostar has a catamaran available to do a booze cruise?
        Hi there!! Sorry for the delay.... still adjusting to 'normal' life.
        An alternate indoor restaurant would be the Mediterranean for a private reception. The Mexican is kind of small. So, if the restaurant is open to the public, you're not really going to have that 'private' feel or have enough room for a dance floor. I didn't go into the Gourmet restaurant while I was there.

        Don't completely rule out the Steakhouse on my account. I still feel it's one of the best choices for a private reception with a large group (despite the heat). There was a breeze, but we weren't feeling it! Maybe because we were dancing, drinking or just excited about the moment. Who knows?!?!

        The resort itself didn't have a catamaran, but there are a few tour companies with offices in the lobby that could arrange that for you. We booked thru Liberty Travel, which was connected with Jamaica Tours. There was a representative in the lobby everyday and she had quite a few options for excursions. I clearly remember her offering two similar excursions... one was a half day catamaran trip that left in the morning, returning around 2pm and the other was an evening cruise with snacks & drinks included. Sorry, I don't know the names of the excursions or the prices.

        I didn't organize excursions for my group. I told my guests what I was doing on a particular day and if they wanted to join us, they were welcomed to. We went horseback riding at Chukka Cove one day. Another day we went to Dunns River and a couple of days after the wedding (for any remaining guests) we went to Bob Marley's resting place in St Anns.
        We spread out the excursions throughout the week and whoever was available either tagged along or hung out at the resort. Some guests didn't arrive in time for some of the excursions, but didn't really miss out because the resort in itself was lots of fun.

        Hope this helps!!

        #154 briscoecrown

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          Posted 23 June 2009 - 03:13 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by daifje
          Hello:
          My name is Jennifer. My fiance Andrew and I are planning a destination wedding for May 2010 and submitted a request for the iberostar rose hall suites. The reviews so far seem really great!! We are really excited...we have been searching for a long time and was looking a place in mexico as well as another resort in Jamaica but I think that we will go with the iberostar. I believe that the lazy river should accomodate up to 80 people (that is the info they gave me). Do you guys think that that is an overestimation?

          Andrew and I really really want a private reception with a DJ, dance floor, and open bar. Did you guys have any problems getting that arranged? We have run into issues with this at other places.
          Congrats, Jennifer! & welcome to the thread. I really think you guys will be pleased with your decision. My DH and I actually tried to think of one thing we could possibly complain about and we couldn't come up with anything substantial or even worth mentioning. The Iberostar Suites is a beautiful resort and the staff is a contributing factor.

          I think the lazy river island can hold UP TO 80 people. Anymore than that, I think would be a really tight squeeze.

          There's no problem with arranging a private reception with a DJ, dance floor, and open bar. The Steakhouse would probably be your best bet. We had the exact requirements for our reception and they were met.

          #155 lmuze

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            Posted 23 June 2009 - 07:47 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by NegrilLB
            Has anyone had any luck getting a discounted group rate at the Suites? The rates for 2010 are showing up on their site now, and from April thru the summer it's $207 per person per night for the cheapest room and I think a lot of my guests would find that to be too much.
            My TA quoted me $1308 per room for 4 nights for June 2010. Assuming there are two people in a room that comes to be $163.50 per person per night. I hope this information helps.

            #156 daifje

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              Posted 23 June 2009 - 08:17 PM

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              OOh Yes they are on Island time down there so they will respond but not right away. I have a travel agent thats helping me a whole lot she got me great deals for my guest if your interested let me know. She works out of miami and she's Jamaican so she knows how to negotiate with them.

              As far as the center pieces, the coordinator told me we have to get our own center pieces but they will set everything up for us. I was thinking of just geting glass bowls with water and puting 1 pretty pink flower in it with clear rocks at the bottom. I know someone that lives 5 minutes from the resort so I was planning to ship it to them
              Hello my name is jennifer I am getting married at the iberostar rose hall suites may 1, 2010. can you give me the name of your agent who booked yourtrip? My agent has been working on getting better rates but she has not gotten very far.

              THanks,
              Jen

              #157 GregsBride

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                Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:49 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by briscoecrown
                Hi there!! Sorry for the delay.... still adjusting to 'normal' life.
                An alternate indoor restaurant would be the Mediterranean for a private reception. The Mexican is kind of small. So, if the restaurant is open to the public, you're not really going to have that 'private' feel or have enough room for a dance floor. I didn't go into the Gourmet restaurant while I was there.

                Don't completely rule out the Steakhouse on my account. I still feel it's one of the best choices for a private reception with a large group (despite the heat). There was a breeze, but we weren't feeling it! Maybe because we were dancing, drinking or just excited about the moment. Who knows?!?!

                The resort itself didn't have a catamaran, but there are a few tour companies with offices in the lobby that could arrange that for you. We booked thru Liberty Travel, which was connected with Jamaica Tours. There was a representative in the lobby everyday and she had quite a few options for excursions. I clearly remember her offering two similar excursions... one was a half day catamaran trip that left in the morning, returning around 2pm and the other was an evening cruise with snacks & drinks included. Sorry, I don't know the names of the excursions or the prices.

                I didn't organize excursions for my group. I told my guests what I was doing on a particular day and if they wanted to join us, they were welcomed to. We went horseback riding at Chukka Cove one day. Another day we went to Dunns River and a couple of days after the wedding (for any remaining guests) we went to Bob Marley's resting place in St Anns.
                We spread out the excursions throughout the week and whoever was available either tagged along or hung out at the resort. Some guests didn't arrive in time for some of the excursions, but didn't really miss out because the resort in itself was lots of fun.

                Hope this helps!!

                No problem! Thanks for the tips, I really appreciate it :) I am not completely ruling out the steakhouse just yet, because I typically go to Jamaica in August and have been once in March and usually I don't get too hot especially during the evenings. So I am thinking that as long as there is some kind of breeze everyone should be ok, and if they get too hot they can take a quick step outside to the open air to cool off.

                I plan on going sometime this August so I may either stay a couple days at the Iberostar or just stop by to see if I can pick up some info about the excursions to put together a packet for my guests. I will probably do as you did and not have too many planned events, but I do think the catamaran cruise would be fun!!

                Thanks again!
                ~Christina

                #158 SSNM

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                  Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:21 AM

                  With the iberostar package, do you have to pay an upgrade fee to have chair covers, tie backs, aisle runner and decorated arch? I like their beach set up but I don't see any fees associated with it...how much does it cost?

                  Question 2: Do you have to pay to have enough cake or is that compliments of the $18/pp charge? What does the cake look like?

                  #159 NegrilLB

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                    Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:17 AM

                    Stay-C,

                    The wedding fee and $18pp includes the chair covers and decorations. This is what I have in a document from them:

                    "Included in the package you have the decoration of the wedding area, which includes white sheer fabrics, artificial ivy and flowers, chairs for all the guests with white covers and a tie-bow (gold or silver) and a white or red runner. For the Beach location we also offer a bamboo canopy (Huppa)."

                    I'm not sure about the cake though. I know I saw somewhere that the free cake is for 8 people, so I don't know how much it is for a large cake. Maybe one of the past brides on here knows? This is the cake info I have:

                    "You can choose your wedding cake during the wedding meeting in the hotel. Our standard cake comes in two different shapes: square or round, both covered in a white frosting and decorated fresh flowers, matching the bridal bouquet. As per the flavors, you can choose between vanilla cake, chocolate cake, fruit cake or strawberry cheesecake. Other options could be available with an extra charge."
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                    #160 SSNM

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                      Posted 29 June 2009 - 02:10 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by NegrilLB
                      Stay-C,

                      The wedding fee and $18pp includes the chair covers and decorations. This is what I have in a document from them:

                      "Included in the package you have the decoration of the wedding area, which includes white sheer fabrics, artificial ivy and flowers, chairs for all the guests with white covers and a tie-bow (gold or silver) and a white or red runner. For the Beach location we also offer a bamboo canopy (Huppa)."

                      I'm not sure about the cake though. I know I saw somewhere that the free cake is for 8 people, so I don't know how much it is for a large cake. Maybe one of the past brides on here knows? This is the cake info I have:

                      "You can choose your wedding cake during the wedding meeting in the hotel. Our standard cake comes in two different shapes: square or round, both covered in a white frosting and decorated fresh flowers, matching the bridal bouquet. As per the flavors, you can choose between vanilla cake, chocolate cake, fruit cake or strawberry cheesecake. Other options could be available with an extra charge."

                      Thanks so much for the reply! I emailed them, so hopefully I will hear back soon. When I do, I will let you guys know what they told me.

                      Cheers!




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