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#4861 Aunje

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    Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:31 PM

    Hi Ladies,

     

    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!!!

     



    #4862 Collleeen12

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      Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:19 AM

      I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I can't find it....how are the tables set up in Uncle Tony's?  We have about 50 people coming so far and I'm just trying to figure out how many centerpieces we'll need and how the guests will be seated? 



      #4863 Shauna253

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        Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:12 PM

        So the Suites wedding coordinator just sent me the new information package for 2013 which now says that you need 100-200 guests to rent out Aunt Ruby's steakhouse.  This now changes everything for us because we only have 50 guests and wanted an outdoor reception.  Calabrash we need 70-100 people so that doesn't work either.  So pretty much our only option is either the Mediteranean (which isn't really the look I was going for) or reception on the beach.  I haven't really heard anyone mention anything about having their reception on the beach at all.  Has anyone read any reviews or have any information on this?  I have the pricing for the WC, but I haven't seen photos or anything of what it would look like.  My main worry is it getting too cold and windy.  Any input would be appreciated.



        #4864 CourtandMatt

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          Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:56 AM


          Wow!  I have not seen this yet.  I just requested the document from the WC.  I also asked her for information about the beach reception.  I will let you know if I find anything interesting. 

          Originally Posted by Shauna253 

          So the Suites wedding coordinator just sent me the new information package for 2013 which now says that you need 100-200 guests to rent out Aunt Ruby's steakhouse.  This now changes everything for us because we only have 50 guests and wanted an outdoor reception.  Calabrash we need 70-100 people so that doesn't work either.  So pretty much our only option is either the Mediteranean (which isn't really the look I was going for) or reception on the beach.  I haven't really heard anyone mention anything about having their reception on the beach at all.  Has anyone read any reviews or have any information on this?  I have the pricing for the WC, but I haven't seen photos or anything of what it would look like.  My main worry is it getting too cold and windy.  Any input would be appreciated.



           



          #4865 to be mrs scuba

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            Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:33 AM

            does any bride know if the hotel has a problem with using freeze dried rose petals as a asile runner?  I don't want to ask and they say no!  Will anyone be getting married the week of April 13 - 20?  We are getting married on the 16th... Like 15 days away!!!!!!!!  I can't wait.



            #4866 kfarkas26

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              Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

              Hi Ladies!

               

              I sent in my wedding day request to the Grand on Saturday, and I have yet to hear back, I sent another email and NOTHING... how long did it take you to hear back? Also those of you who have the 2013 wedding packages can you post them?! We are most likely getting married and the grand BUT i would like to see the other 2013 rates as well thanks!



              #4867 vbbbtk

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                Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:03 AM

                I have not seen the 2013 price sheet but personally I do not think that you need to rent out the restaurants unless you really want to.  We did not rent out Aunt Rubys and I am so glad we didn't there was hardly anyone else there and we pretty much had the place to ourselves.  So glad I saved all that money by not making it private!  As far as a reception on the beach I do not remember the details but it was extra money to have it on the beach.  There were a few nights that I don't think the meal on the beach would have been much fun due to the wind and sand blowing into your drink etc. yuck!  Just my opinion but keep that in mind if you are looking at doing the reception and meal on the beach.
                 

                Originally Posted by Shauna253 

                So the Suites wedding coordinator just sent me the new information package for 2013 which now says that you need 100-200 guests to rent out Aunt Ruby's steakhouse.  This now changes everything for us because we only have 50 guests and wanted an outdoor reception.  Calabrash we need 70-100 people so that doesn't work either.  So pretty much our only option is either the Mediteranean (which isn't really the look I was going for) or reception on the beach.  I haven't really heard anyone mention anything about having their reception on the beach at all.  Has anyone read any reviews or have any information on this?  I have the pricing for the WC, but I haven't seen photos or anything of what it would look like.  My main worry is it getting too cold and windy.  Any input would be appreciated.



                 



                #4868 beachbum21

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                  Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:39 AM



                  Hi there!

                  I'm getting married at the Beach on April 18th!!!!!!!! So excited!!!

                  Originally Posted by to be mrs scuba 

                  does any bride know if the hotel has a problem with using freeze dried rose petals as a asile runner?  I don't want to ask and they say no!  Will anyone be getting married the week of April 13 - 20?  We are getting married on the 16th... Like 15 days away!!!!!!!!  I can't wait.



                   



                  #4869 Shauna253

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                    Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:33 PM

                    Thanks for the input vbbbtk!  So if we didn't rent out the steakhouse for the dinner, then did you still get tables altogether and still get to decorate everthing with a head table and so forth?  And did you stay there for speeches and dance?  I don't want to disturb other peoples dinner by having our speeches out loud while they are eating.  And I want to make sure I can have my first dance and father/daughter dance there with the DJ.

                     

                    Do you have any input on the mediteranean restuarant?  My theme is very vintage with all creams and light pinks so it doesn't really fit in with the red/blue/green/yellow that they have going on in there. 

                     

                    If you have any pictures it would be great if you could forward me the link.  Thanks.

                     



                    #4870 Leah22

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                      Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:42 AM

                      MissHoneyBee, we're in the same boat. We planned for under 75 total, but we have 63 booked at the Grand and Suites, and another 6 who are choosing to stay off property. Plus an extra 15+ who have RSVPd but haven't booked yet. I fear we will definitely be bumped to the next price bracket for the reception! How long are you staying at the Grand? We arrive on June 5th.

                      Couldn't agree more!  In the end, you'll be beautiful, your FI will be dashing and you'll look back on the journey with smiles.  Don't become overwhelmed along the way.  I say this having had a mild situation last night when our 74th guest RSVP'ed (we've been planning for 65 people MAX).  :-) I know if will be a memorable weekend and I'm thankful so many are able and excited to share in it with us.






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