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#1 sjfreimark

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    Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:36 PM

    I'm thinking about having the reception at the Mexican Restaurant. I know that you can rent out the Terrace from 8-11 for an extra $500. When you do this what all is included? If I am spending an extra $500 I would hope dancing and a DJ were included but I am not sure. Can someone help me?

    #2 saltocoach

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      Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:57 AM

      From what I understand the food and wine, beer and soda are included. If you email Daniela she'll send you all the info you need. The terrace has beautiful views. You're making a great choice.

      #3 sjfreimark

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        Posted 15 March 2009 - 12:01 PM

        Thanks saltocoach! I feel torn between the Mexican restaurant and the Steakhouse. I have heard the steakhouse really isn't that good. I have heard that if you do have the reception at the steakhouse you can have the actual reception on the beach. Have you heard anything like this?

        #4 saltocoach

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          Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:02 PM

          I believe that you can have a reception on the lower terrace that is right beside the beach. When we were there last November we saw a set up for the actual beach area. It had pieces of plywood down for walking and dancing. Very pretty as well. The food at the steakhouse isn't bad. There's a lot more variety at the steakhouse than at the other restaurants. If you do decide to do the lower terrace it'll be an extra $500 for a semi private event. Just make sure you read the fine print on the contract and email Daniela whenever you have questions. I know she dreads opening her email now because I'm emailing her every 2 days of so it seems!

          #5 Nanner431

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            Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:57 PM

            Hi there - we had the lower terrace of the steakhouse and weren't charged $500. Maybe they put us there because of the group size which was 52 people - would have taken up a big portion of the resturant although maybe it has to do with the table setup you ask for. I wanted a U setup and thinking back now - there wasn't really enough space in any one area of the steakhouse to do a U setup for that many people. I really enjoyed the setup down there - it was very private and we could have enjoyed ourselves down there all night had we not rented the disco although we had a lot of fun at the disco too...haha.
            Another note on the food - we thought it was beyond EXCELLENT. We didn't have one person say they didn't totally enjoy the supper. It was fabulous and the service was excellent - there was never an empty glass!
            We were married Nov 14th - saltocoach - that could have been ours that you saw on the lower terrace...haha. We choose Rememberance week so that people wouldn't have to take an extra vacation day - worked out great - that one extra day helped in how many people came for sure.

            #6 sjfreimark

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              Posted 19 March 2009 - 08:14 PM

              Thanks so much nanner431!!! I want to cover the reception tables with rose petals and some votive candle center pieces. Will Daniella let me bring outside decoration in?

              #7 Nanner431

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                Posted 20 March 2009 - 03:56 PM

                I beleive you can bring as many outside decorations as you want. Daniella even had them put our seat cards out for us.

                #8 sjfreimark

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                  Posted 21 March 2009 - 11:56 AM

                  That's good to know! I was thinking about table centerpieces, guest gifts, seat cards, etc. I think I want to bring a few rose pedal bags myself for the table and the cake. Do you think that would be ok?

                  #9 ajncooter

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                    Posted 21 March 2009 - 03:32 PM

                    i had my reception on the mexican terrace for 50 guests and paid the 500 fee for the food and beverage and service and also hired a dj for 500 for the night it was nice and private and right on the beach with plenty of room for dancing. we had our welcome dinner at the steakhouse and it was amazing... who can say no to surf and turf... the food is much better at the steakhouse but it was nice to have our reception on the mexican terrace. we brought our own decorations and candles.. if you would like some pics.. please email me at ajncooter@yahoo.com I am happy to help!

                    #10 Natashak

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                      Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:04 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by ajncooter
                      i had my reception on the mexican terrace for 50 guests and paid the 500 fee for the food and beverage and service and also hired a dj for 500 for the night it was nice and private and right on the beach with plenty of room for dancing. we had our welcome dinner at the steakhouse and it was amazing... who can say no to surf and turf... the food is much better at the steakhouse but it was nice to have our reception on the mexican terrace. we brought our own decorations and candles.. if you would like some pics.. please email me at ajncooter@yahoo.com I am happy to help!
                      Hello,

                      Do you mind sending me some pics as well? My email is nkaizer@sympatico.ca. I am getting married there in October. Thanks




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