I am an IRHS bride - booked and confirmed for July 26th 2013. Our most important factor is that we get married on the beach, but our only reservation is the level of privacy we'll have during our ceremony! Does anyone have any experiences, both positive and negative, that they can pass on regarding this?
As there wasn't anything to pay in terms of deposit - I went ahead and reserved our date, as we had always intended to stay at IRHS regardless. HOWEVER (cringe), I put a deposit down for the Great House and beach on the Rosehall Estate which is stunning!! I am now torn between the two locations - I know I'm guaranteed privacy at Rose Hall, but they are struggling to accommodate my budget for both the beach wedding ceremony and a buffet dinner reception. I can have the beach ceremony, including champagne toast and a cake, followed by hors d'oeuvres for an hour. We had our hearts set on a buffet dinner too though and we're not sure whether the IRHS would be too accommodating if we wanted to have our reception there after foregoing the actual ceremony...It just seems a shame to have between 30-60 people come all that way from England for such a short celebration.
As grateful as I am to be in the position of having both venues, I am racking my brain to try and find a solution without too much disappointment! Now I wonder whether staying at the Hilton would make more sense, but I wasn't sure whether they use the same areas on the Rose Hall estate as the Rosehall Estate itself have offered us??
Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated!
Congrats to you all....I look forward to many more wedding conversations -I think my family are bored of it already lol!!!