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Does anyone have any photos of receptions in any of the restaurants? Does anyone know if it woudl be nice in one of the restaurants (closed on that day) with about 20-30 people?

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Hi ShannonLeigh! I am getting married at ERC on April 30, 2010, not too far behind you :) I just emailed Veronica today asking for more information regarding other reception areas, too. She previously mentioned the beach was only an option if you have a minimum of 50 guests. I, too, have seen pics in the lobby/foyer area but only with the banquet set-up which I'm not crazy about. The restaurant option may be a nice alternative and offer more set-up options.
Any idea when this startedhuh.gif Veronica has never mentioned this to me and we've been in contact here and there. My wedding will be considerably smaller and I told her DH and I wanted the beach and she had no issues with it....

*wonders if she should be worried*

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When I first started contact with ERC last year, I was told a beach reception wasn't even an option so we went with the foyer area.

 

Staceysbride (and anyone else), make sure you save ALL of your emails between you and Veronica. A lot of us have gotten conflicting information from her over one thing or another. When it happened to me, I forward her the email to show her what she originally said and what we agreed to, and she has honored it. I'm printing them all and bringing them with me to my wedding in October just in case I need to refer to any of them while we're down there.

 

Definitely email her and ask her about the beach set up, though!

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That's good how she honours what she says in the emails. Gentle persuasion can go a long way. I think a beach reception sounds fantastic. I heard that the wine cellar can be used in one of the restaurants. Does anyone have photos of this?

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Any idea when this startedhuh.gif Veronica has never mentioned this to me and we've been in contact here and there. My wedding will be considerably smaller and I told her DH and I wanted the beach and she had no issues with it....

*wonders if she should be worried*
I don't know when it started but this is the response I got from her (with my question) on June 13, 2009:

What are the options for a private reception, what is the time allotment (how late can it run), and when do we schedule that? We'd like the cocktail hour and reception to follow closely behind the ceremony, which is scheduled for 5pm. Is it possible to have the cocktail hr and reception on the beach? Or do you have designated areas where you hold these events?

You chave 1 hour of cocktail and 3 hours of dinner, if you want for an additional cost you could have extra hour. Generally the receptions are held in the foyer or any restaurant that is close that night. In order to have the dinner on the Beach must be at least 50 people in the party.


Not sure if this helps... :)

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Hi BeachGirl!

I see where are getting married exactly a week apart, I am getting married on Friday the 23rd! I have been speaking with Veronica and on Friday nights the Agave restaurant is closed which means we are able to have a reception at that location. There is a really awesome outdoor space at the Agave which can be used and it has a beautiful fountain in the middle. I am either going to have the reception here (weather permitting) or the foyer. I have a picture of the space outdoors at Agave but I can't figure out how to upload it!

I also want to bring my own vases for floating candles and have just very small floral centerpieces as well in an effort to save money for fun things like the spa! :-) I know it will be hard to carry all of those extra decorations, but I don't mind. So, if you would like to use any of the decorations that I have, I would be more than happy to leave them for you. I just have to figure out exactly what I am bringing.

 

How many people are you having at your wedding?

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Does anyone know what days the other restaurants are closed? Especially the Thursday night? I was thinking about the Agave as well as the outside area looks nice. Would 20-30 people be a good number for the outside area at the Agave?

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Hi ShannonLeigh!

I'm interested in that space, too. I saw somewhere else that that was the case - Agave closed on Fridays. I emailed Veronica almost 3 weeks ago to confirm what space could be used, so it's nice to know that the outdoor space is available (which is what I inquired about). I have pics of the area (courtyard with the fountain and restaurant) but haven't had any luck finding ones of a reception that's taken place there. Oh well. She usually responds in a few days, but it's been a few weeks this time. I am also curious as to the set-up that's offered in the foyer - I've only seen banquet style, 1 long table, and I'm not fond of that. I'd prefer to have 5-6 rounds. We are anticipating roughly 30-40 guests.

 

It's very nice of you to offer to leave your decor. I just might take you up on it! We are planning to use whatever centerpieces are included with the package for decoration and I was planning to add a few extras - like table runners, tealights. I'll probably get the battery powered tealights - they're cheap and you don't have to light them. Have you heard anything about having your hair and make-up done there? Just curious if there's anyone in particular that does a better job, etc.

 

We tried to get April 24th but it was booked. How long are you guys staying at the resort? And, where in the DC area are you? I am from Northern VA (moved to NC in Feb of this year).

 

Thanks for the reply and kind offer!

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Hi Beachgirl & ShannonLeigh -

 

I am also getting married that week, our date is Wednesday, April 28, we picked the middle of the week since we are staying Sat to Sat and our guests are staying Sun-Thurs. I am doing red, yellow and cream rose petals on the tables and on the runner for the beach wedding. How do you find out what restaurant is closed on what day, i have no idea where i'm having my reception yet, although i probably won't have it on the beach becasue i know a lot of my guests don't care to eat outside, lol and i would hate to do that to them, plus i've heard the wind can kick up pretty bad. Sounds like it's going to be a busy week for weddings in April 2010. Also, i plan on doing tealights on the table, do either of you know if they allow candles or do they prefer you use the battery operated oneshuh.gif

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