Originally Posted by sarahandjake13
Thank you for posting your questions To the Grand. I just sent them a similar email tonight (before I read your post) in regards to some questions on the details of pricing. My fiance and I were looking at renting the Port Maria for our reception (30 guests), and I was alarmed that our paperwork said the $3000 did not include open bar, especially since all our guests are staying at the Grand!! I'm really looking forward to seeing your updated price list, as we are definitely going to reconsider the private reception if it does not include the alcohol. I'm also surprised to see that the "a la carte" menu is only $70 per person with no rental fee (minimum 30 guests I'm assuming), I'm wandering if alcohol is included in this or if it's an extra fee.
I just showed my fiance your post, and we both found it funny that in response to your question about extending the rental till 11PM, she told you there was a cash charge for the staff, it sounds just a little sketchy.
Overall, we are planning our wedding for November 2013, but we haven't found the correspondence with the resort very professional. It's a pretty penny to stay there, therefore you have an expectation of service. I have to say, we absolutely LOVE the resort (stayed in May 2011), but I don't feel a sense of ease with the organization.
Is it possible to PM me your Wedding Details attachment? I don't have enough posts on the forum yet, therefore don't have access.
Thanks so much!!!
Sarah if you don't mind me asking what are your rates running. I just want an estimate even though I know it won't be the same in 2014. I just want to know what ball figure my guests may be looking around. My paperwork says premium bar is included with the private reception and when i asked Janielle she said both included the alcohol. It is so weird because at all of the Iberostar Jamaica resorts there are mixed issues when it comes to the WC. I noticed that when I get a response it is very short maybe like two words are so but it covers what I need it to cover and if not I re email her the question again and reiterate what I asked her.