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#3211 xoxosteph24

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:00 AM

So which restaurant are you having your wedding at?  Is there a cap on the amount of guests you can have if using this restaurant option?

 

Just to clarify: You are paying a fee for the restaurant (for ex. $1,000 flat fee) and on top of that, you are paying $60-70 per guest.

 

Or is it that you are just paying a $1,000 fee and this covers the food and service for all guests regardless of the guest count.



#3212 FutureMrsC13

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    Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

    Originally Posted by xoxosteph24 

    So which restaurant are you having your wedding at?  Is there a cap on the amount of guests you can have if using this restaurant option?

     

    Just to clarify: You are paying a fee for the restaurant (for ex. $1,000 flat fee) and on top of that, you are paying $60-70 per guest.

     

    Or is it that you are just paying a $1,000 fee and this covers the food and service for all guests regardless of the guest count.

    Paying the restaurant fee- ($500) and on top of the fee $60-70 pp including the reception and cocktail party. I don't know if there is a cap?? They also offered a buffet since we have 40 people and we were concerned about picking one food option.. it is still cheaper than paying $2500 ++ for a package, because they make you pay the $500 fee on top of that anyways and then per every extra guest over 20 guests... Hope this makes sense



    #3213 taz1704

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      Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

      Hi everyone ive been reading all your posts for over a year and now my wedding is 11 weeks away cant believe how fast its gone!! Excited!! Wedding date is 24th april is anyone else getting married that week?

      #3214 jessicalynneh

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        Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

        Originally Posted by FutureMrsC13 

        Ya.. You pay the set fee for the restaurant (which you have to pay above the package regardless!!) and then it's 60-70 per person depending if you pick silver or gold... Because we have 40 people it's a much better option

         

        Hey ladies!! Just be careful with your calculations...don't forget that there is a 26% tax (sales tax and service fee) that is in addition the $60-$70 per person, and also that the open bar fee (which is REQUIRED to have by the resort when you are having any sort of event - this is to be sure your guests won't just go to another bar to get the free drinks) is $10/pp plus the 26% tax.  So sometimes it is right around the same price, if not more $$ to NOT do one of the packages.  (The packages already include the taxes)

         

        Also, the free package doesn't include any photos or video of the wedding, your hair/makeup, etc.  

         

        Just something to think about!! 

         

        If you have 40 people and don't do a wedding package and the dinner is $70/pp, you are paying $2800 + $728 tax = $3528.  Then for the open bar @ $10/pp you are paying $400 + $104 tax, so your total is now $4032, plus the $500 for the restaurant is $4532.  (With no extras)

         

        To do the Love Wedding package its $2399, then $2016 total for the 20 people not included in the package for dinner & drinks, which = $4915.  So you're only saving $383, but not getting hair/makeup, centerpieces, any pictures, or any video included.  

         

        Just make sure you get ALL prices from the WC and know exactly what you will be charged for, so you don't have any surprises. 

         

        There are caps on how many guests you can have in each place, and if you are over a certain number of guests you have to have a buffet.  (I think all the numbers are on one of the wedding packets.)



        #3215 jessicalynneh

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          Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

          Originally Posted by Adesir8 

          sheesh! you got a better deal than me! what a bummer...we paid tons more for less...and we got married on the same day!

          What did you guys pay for them?? Which package did you get??



          #3216 jessicalynneh

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            Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

            Originally Posted by wswedding4613 

            Thank you all for sharing your experience. I am also set to marry this year (aug 24) and have some concerns. Recently, I have been hearing hotel guests experiencing food poisoning. Has any of the bride or guests experienced any illness? I hear these occurences seem to happen frequently in the past few months, as stated on Trip Advisor. I am having a buffet for the dinner option and highly concern. In terms of the packages, I find the ultimate package Ideal because of the add on such as;  a band, photo, video and etc are included. 

             

            We had 160 guests at our wedding in November, and no one got food poisoning!!  We had the buffet at the wedding and everyone LOVED it. 

             

            Some people did get upset stomachs bc of the difference in the food, but they just took immodium and were fine (its like going to any other strange place - your body isn't used to it!) No one got food poisoning!!



            #3217 jessicalynneh

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              Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

              No one got upset stomachs from the wedding food, just in general at the resort - just wanted to make that clear sorry!!



              #3218 FutureMrsC13

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                Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

                Originally Posted by jessicalynneh 

                 

                Hey ladies!! Just be careful with your calculations...don't forget that there is a 26% tax (sales tax and service fee) that is in addition the $60-$70 per person, and also that the open bar fee (which is REQUIRED to have by the resort when you are having any sort of event - this is to be sure your guests won't just go to another bar to get the free drinks) is $10/pp plus the 26% tax.  So sometimes it is right around the same price, if not more $$ to NOT do one of the packages.  (The packages already include the taxes)

                 

                Also, the free package doesn't include any photos or video of the wedding, your hair/makeup, etc.  

                 

                Just something to think about!! 

                 

                If you have 40 people and don't do a wedding package and the dinner is $70/pp, you are paying $2800 + $728 tax = $3528.  Then for the open bar @ $10/pp you are paying $400 + $104 tax, so your total is now $4032, plus the $500 for the restaurant is $4532.  (With no extras)

                 

                To do the Love Wedding package its $2399, then $2016 total for the 20 people not included in the package for dinner & drinks, which = $4915.  So you're only saving $383, but not getting hair/makeup, centerpieces, any pictures, or any video included.  

                 

                Just make sure you get ALL prices from the WC and know exactly what you will be charged for, so you don't have any surprises. 

                 

                There are caps on how many guests you can have in each place, and if you are over a certain number of guests you have to have a buffet.  (I think all the numbers are on one of the wedding packets.)

                The price that I was quoted 60-70 pp included the reception, cocktail and open bar... 



                #3219 Valleygirl

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                  Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

                  Hello :) This site has been brilliant to date and thank you for all the advice shared to date :) Can I add my date to the list please - 28th May 2013? Been wondering if any of you have had your wedding streamed live to family and friends at home? Apparently it is possible if I talk to the Internet people when I get there - trouble is we would need to bring the equipment with us in order to set it up so would like some idea in advance I will email the resort to clarify but wondered if anyone had successfully done it and if so what the dos / donts and costs involved were? Thanks

                  #3220 jessicalynneh

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                    Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

                    Originally Posted by FutureMrsC13 

                    The price that I was quoted 60-70 pp included the reception, cocktail and open bar... 

                    Thats awesome then!!






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