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Pics & Slideshow: The Rockhouse Hotel, Negril, Jamaica

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#31 lisaann214

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    Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:31 PM

    Originally Posted by leobunny
    Hi Latoya!

    Beautiful wedding!! After looking at your pics I decided hands down, I want my wedding there!! Forget Mexico :-)

    What were the stipulations for the deposit (i.e is it a % of your total room bill etc)? Is it made in payments or one lump sum?
    Here is an email I received from their wedding coordinator last week. Hope this helps.


    Thank you for your interest in the Rockhouse. Rockhouse requires where all 34 rooms are booked in order to do a wedding on property. If this requirement cannot be met a minimum of 27 rooms must be booked by wedding guests. CLIENT will be required to fill or pay for a total of 27 rooms where all 34 rooms are not filled or less than 27 rooms are filled. We have policy so we can accommodate smaller, more intimate weddings at the hotel. As long as the wedding group remains small in relation to the size of the hotel there would be no problems. And so we are now making the hotel available for hosting weddings for up to 10 rooms or 20 people. For larger groups than this we will retain the policy of requiring that the whole hotel (34 rooms) be booked. We also continue to have a policy of no more than one wedding in any week to ensure that our team has the time needed to focus on this very special day. The deposit amount which is required to secure a wedding date is US$4000. Rockhouse requires a three night’s minimum stay. We accept children twelve years and older as we are located on the cliff it dangerous for younger children. Our food and beverage minimum to close our restaurant for an event is $8000 not including tax and service charge. However you also have the option of dining at the pool side the night of the wedding. There isn’t a food and beverage minimum for this area however there is a 50 person’s minimum to close the pool area for a function. The US$4000 deposit will go towards your 50% food deposit as soon as we have finalized menu prices for 2009. All rooms will be held for a minimum of three nights a deposit of 3 nights is required to confirm all reservations. Please advise if you have any alternate dates. Refunds will be made with notice:-

    1. 30 days or more prior to the wedding date 50 percent of deposit cancellation penalty.

    2. 30 days or less, no refund

    3. All bookings to be guaranteed by deposit at least 4 months prior to date of the wedding.

    Simple Tropical Elegance

    The Rockhouse "Simple Tropical Elegance" package is the starting package for all weddings at the Rockhouse and includes; License and Legal Fees, Minister Charges, Choice of Location on the Rockhouse Grounds, Bottle of Champagne, Wedding Cake (for up to 6 people),Witness (if required), Decorated Wedding Location including Walkway Petals, Bridal Bouquet ($50 value) and Boutonniere. The cost of this package is US$750.00 plus a 8.25% Government tax.

    #32 leharris5

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      Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:25 AM


      Well is looks as though they have changed their requirements for 2009! They definitely beefed up their stipulations!

      The deposit is usually 50% of the total bill (taking your 'expected guest count, times the per plate charge, and taxes). That was what I had to do.

      I had my reception at the restaurant and the set up there, to me, is way better than poolside (the set up poolside is too spread out).

      So if you can meet the room requirements and can afford the minimum event (food) cost, it is definitely worth it.

      My husband and I are going back next year with our guests to have an anniversary party.
      Latoya & Joseph
      Rockhouse Hotel
      September 20, 2008MY WEDDING SLIDESHOW: http://www.sungoldph.../Latoya-Joseph/

      #33 montegobay09

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        Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:45 PM

        Gorgeous pics!!! I only hope mine turn out half as nice! You were a beautiful bride!

        #34 latricej919

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          Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:43 PM

          Originally Posted by leharris5

          I finally uploaded my pics from the wedding! My original post is in the sub-forum wedding reviews. I have been asked since the wedding when I was going to post my pics, so here they are. Enjoy!

          My wedding slideshow:
          Latoya & Joseph

          Wedding photos:
          Pictures by lebart0920 - Photobucket
          (click on slideshow in the upper right hand corner)

          My wedding review:
          "The Rockhouse Hotel, Negril, Jamaica -- IT WAS AMAZING"
          I looooooooooooove your TTD photos. Where did you take them? What time of day was it?
          Soon To Be: Mrs. Ham

          #35 iwantadreamswedding

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            Posted 25 April 2009 - 12:15 PM

            love the pics, they're gorgeous!

            #36 Mrs.Parker

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              Posted 26 April 2009 - 12:16 PM

              You were so beautiful and the wedding was just beautiful. God Bless your marriage.

              #37 leharris5

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                Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:28 AM

                Latrice, we took TTD session the day after the wedding at 9AM in the morning! The photograhers said the water is much blue-er early in the day. the photograhers took us literally to the side of a road by a beach. Other parts of the shoot was at the hotel and in the town right outside the hotel. It was suppose to be a 2-hour shoot, it ended up being 4 hours! we had so much fun!
                Latoya & Joseph
                Rockhouse Hotel
                September 20, 2008MY WEDDING SLIDESHOW: http://www.sungoldph.../Latoya-Joseph/

                #38 inunez

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                  Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:42 AM

                  gorgeous!!! your wedding was beautiful! quick question...who did you hire to do your makeup? i like the work they did.

                  #39 Mrs.Parker

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                    Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:48 PM

                    I forgot to tell you when I pm'ed you that I also started to tear up when I saw the video. I think you have set the bar pretty high (even though we all are not in competition) for all brides on here. You truly need to go into wedding planning.

                    #40 leharris5

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                      Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:10 AM

                      thank you Mrs Parker---

                      I am actually gearing up to start my own event planning company in New York. I have been told for years that I should go into planning events, and I love it, so we will see!
                      Latoya & Joseph
                      Rockhouse Hotel
                      September 20, 2008MY WEDDING SLIDESHOW: http://www.sungoldph.../Latoya-Joseph/

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