| Originally Posted by dearmaya |
Thank you sooo much for all of this information! It has been super helpful. My WC is also Claudia and so far she has been great, but after about your experience I feel so good about everything. I just wrote her and asker her about the Coral Grill. How large was your wedding? We were only expecting 30 so I dont want us to be in too large of a room, but I just love the way that the Coral Grill looks in thh pictues!! I looked at your pictures and I couldnt tell if the grill was outdoors, had open air, was completely enclosed(with no windows), or just had big windows that were kept closed. Also, did you have a DJ? Did they have an IPOD dock? I think we MIGHT pay for an extra hour or two of open bar, but we figured that we would then just take the party to the lounge or the club. Last question, I saw that you all had pictures up on a screen, did they provide everything (other than the CD with the pictures) that was needed? I loved it!! Thank you sooo much!
You will love Claudia! We had a total of 42 people. The grill is huge, but we were only in one half of it. They arranged the tables in a way that really closed the room in, so it didn't seem too large at all. I think it will be fine with 30 people. The grill wasn't as open as I expected. It is not as open as the other grills because it is supposed to be nicer. There are huge windows all around the building that can open up. They are huge sliding windows, I'm sure you could have them as open or as closed as you want. I'm not sure how open our windows were, I didn't even notice. We did not have a dj. We used our own ipod on a dock, Claudia stood by it and turned the volume down for toasts, or put on our special songs such as our first dance. I liked having the ipod, because I could go over and change the music as I wanted. Our reception did seem a bit short, and Claudia told us we could keep it going for an extra hour, for $10 per person. So another $420.00, but since we had done the cocktail hour prior we decided to move our party to the Carey Bar upstairs. It is a laid back lounge, where we went every night. It was a fun bar with a piano, and plenty of room for everyone. Afterwards, my wedding party headed to the disco, they had a blast. They said it was pretty cheesy, but super fun! I created the slideshow and gave to Claudia to play. I told her I when to play it, and everything went perfectly. The audio/visual equipment is an additional cost of $420.00. We played the slideshow at the beginning of the reception, and after it was over, we turned the sound down and just let the pictures play while we ate dinner. If you want to take a look at my slideshow, its on our wedding web site. www.keelyandlee.com You can find it under the wedding slideshow page. Part of what I do is making wedding slideshows and wedding websites, so if you're interested let me know. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!