Just to clarify the Grand prices: it's a set price to rent out the restaurant with a buffet (varies based on the number of people) OR $70 pp for an a la carte dinner (no $4500 fee on top)...so the prices are comparable on a per person basis. It is stil la lot more money than the Suites. Good luck with your planning.
Originally Posted by allieplask
We had problems with that decision too - what resort. We eventually decided on the Suites (all of our guests are staying at the Grand or the Suites). The Grand did tell me they would allow children at the ceremony and private reception but their prices seemed higher than the Suites. For example, the wedding package is $900 more, it was like $4500 to rent the restaurant out and that only gets you a buffet - a sit down dinner is $70 per person. We will be renting out the beach restaurant at the Suites and it's only $800 plus $18 per person for dinner (comes to like $2,000 for our guests).
Just seemed like more money but not really sure what extra we'd be getting. Besides, we plan to do a lot of extras - I am having chairs brought in, different flowers, etc. etc.
I don't really know anything about the beach so I can't be helpful there.