Originally Posted by jamielt
1. Welcome Dinner - Does this cost additional? Or, is this simply a group dinner reservation that you set up through the resort upon your arrival? Our family members only arrive 1 day prior to everyone else and I thought it'd be a nice idea to have dinner together that same night. That being said, I'm not sure if a group dinner costs $$ to arrange?
2. Golf - Does anyone have an idea of the going rates and or nearby courses? Eventually, my fianc©e will be looking to set up a golf game... but the rates that we've found to date are higher than we had anticipated.
For the group dinner, it depends on your headcount. Anything larger than 25 they say would have to be a set menu and below that you are able to order from the menu, but either way they are not private and do not cost anything extra. (if you want a private event, there would be an extra charge I'm sure). We did one group dinner at the steakhouse for 28 (it was the night before the rest of our 25 guests came) but we sat at 2 large tables so I didn't have to get the food choices.
My husband is a avid golfer (he golfs 3-4 times a week) so he and 10 guys went to play the morning of our wedding. They played at the Hilton, it was called Cinnamon Hill. It was around $200 a guy to play but included the round, clubs, shoes, and a caddy. He said it was 100% worth it! It's just down the road from Iberostar and the shuttle for the hotel took them there. There were all levels of golfers with him and they all enjoyed it!