| Originally Posted by inunez |
jamaicabride...i wanted to keep you updated on my conversation with Dionne. i got my TA involved and i think we have come up with a great option.
Dionne has honored the rental for the private area at shadows to cost $500 for 2 hrs and $1000 for 4 hrs. that includes the food that shadow already offers as a sit down dinner. the difference is we will have the area to ourselves. which i love! that also includes red and white wine with a bartender for the first 2 hrs. after that...we do still get red and white wine (i think) but we wouldn't have anyone to serve our guests. we'd pretty much be on our own at that point.
my FI and i wanted to just have an IPod playing, but we would need a system to play the music. Dionne said they do not have a system included in that cost but if we wanted to rent one it was $300 but that does not include a DJ. i did the calculation and for $30 more we can just rent a DJ.
so basically if we rent the lower level of shadows for 4 hrs we would be looking at ...
$1000 rental of provate area
$600 hiring a bartender for the last 2 hrs ($12 pp)
$300 renting a music system
or we can have....
$500 2 hr rental of private area of lower level @ shadows
$300 2 hr rental of disco which includes DJ and bartender &
$250 private cocktail hr for 50 guests (only includes beer and
let me know if you need any more help!
Thanks inunez.. you are awesome!! Looks like we have the same ideas in mind and we will have roughly the same size wedding (we have 42 people attending). We were also going to do the ipod thing but we will need equipement as well. $300 to rent a system? Ouch... I wasnt thinking it would be that expensive.
So have you decided to go with the disco option? Has Dionne gave you any times for the dinner and rental of disco? I assume the disco would become open to public at a certain time? That would work ok, give us time to ourselves and then once the party gets going others can join us..