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#1 lisaann214

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    Posted 06 April 2009 - 08:46 PM

    Hi Ladies,

    After months of searching around for that perfect destination, I think I've finally found it...Rockhouse resort in Negril!

    While there is some information on the forum about the hotel, it seems to be scattered. So I thought I would start a new thread.

    I'm going to visit the resort the end of April so I'll post pictures and a review as soon as I get back.

    But in the meantime, I have a couple of questions for those of you already booked.

    Do you have to pay extra for chairs at the ceremony? If so, how much?

    Do they charge you extra for the table set up at the restaurant or is that included in the price of the reception?

    Any pricing information (beyond the dinner prices) is much appreciated as I just kicked off budgeting with the FI (he had no idea how much weddings cost so that did not go over well!)

    Thanks!
    Lisa

    #2 Shann767

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      Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:51 PM

      Hi Lisa,

      I also came across Rockhouse and fell in love with it! After e-mailing them for information I was told that there is a 3 night min. and you have to have 50 guests or more...if you have less you will still be charged for 50. They also require 80% of the hotel to be booked. Is this the same information that you found out? I only have about 20-30 guests pobably attending. I would love to hear any new info. that you have to share. Thanks!

      Shannon

      #3 lisaann214

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        Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:37 PM

        Shannon,

        I'm having a larger wedding so I am not too familiar with this restriction. But my initial email from Inise, the wedding coordinator, said that they are willing to have smaller weddings as long as they are less than 10 rooms/ 20 people.

        Hope this helps!
        Lisa

        #4 Susan Pacek Photography

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          Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:33 AM

          Hi Lisa. I didn't have my wedding at the Rock House, but went there on my honeymoon. It was FABULOUS....we loved, loved it!!!!

          #5 Shann767

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            Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:08 PM

            Hey Lisa,

            I did not know about the 10 rooms/ 20 people...that does help a lot! Thanks so much for the info.!

            Shannon

            #6 *Karla*

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              Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:19 PM

              Hi,

              Here is the info I recieved from Rockhouse:
              Thank you for your interest in the Rockhouse. Our wedding cut off date is December 15theach year. Unfortunately we are fully booked for these dates you are inquiring. Rockhouse requires where all 34 rooms are booked in order to do a wedding on property. If this requirement cannot be met a minimum of 27 rooms must be booked by wedding guests. CLIENT will be required to fill or pay for a total of 27 rooms where all 34 rooms are not filled or less than 27 rooms are filled. We have policy so we can accommodate smaller, more intimate weddings at the hotel. As long as the wedding group remains small in relation to the size of the hotel there would be no problems. And so we are now making the hotel available for hosting weddings for up to 10 rooms or 20 people. For larger groups than this we will retain the policy of requiring that the whole hotel (34 rooms) be booked. We also continue to have a policy of no more than one wedding in any week to ensure that our team has the time needed to focus on this very special day.The deposit amount which is required to secure a wedding date is US$4000. Rockhouse requires a three night’s minimum stay. We accept children twelve years and older as we are located on the cliff it dangerous for younger children. Our food and beverage minimum to close our restaurant for an event is $8000 not including tax and service charge. However you also have the option of dining at the pool side the night of the wedding. There isn’t a food and beverage minimum for this area however there is a 50 person’s minimum to close the pool area for a function. The US$4000 deposit will go towards your 50% food deposit as soon as we have finalized menu prices for 2009. All rooms will be held for a minimum of three nights a deposit of 3 nights is required to confirm all reservations. Please advise if you have any alternate dates. Refunds will be made with notice:-
              1. 30 days or more prior to the wedding date 50 percent of deposit cancellation penalty.
              2. 30 days or less, no refund
              3. All bookings to be guaranteed by deposit at least 4 months prior to date of the wedding.

              Simple Tropical Elegance
              The Rockhouse "Simple Tropical Elegance" package is the starting package for all weddings at the Rockhouse and includes; License and Legal Fees, Minister Charges, Choice of Location on the Rockhouse Grounds, Bottle of Champagne, Wedding Cake (for up to 6 people),Witness (if required), Decorated Wedding Location including Walkway Petals, Bridal Bouquet ($50 value) and Boutonniere. The cost of this package is US$750.00 plus a 8.25% Government tax.


              Hope this helps!

              #7 Shann767

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                Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:39 AM

                Karla, Thanks for posting that info. I have contacted them with some of those very questions that you answered for me, so thanks! I would love to have it there, however my nephew is only going to be ten years old. and hate to have to tell them to stay at another hotel?! Going to have to think about some options.

                Shannon

                #8 joemama718

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                  Posted 12 April 2009 - 12:52 PM

                  Hi,

                  I am a rockhouse bride weekend of Nov 12 - 15 2009. We visited the rockhouse for my 30th birthday and decided that it would be the perfect vibe for a carefree, tropical, but modern wedding.

                  I'm just now in the process of finalizing my contract, but it looks like someone has already cut and pasted the info from there. Would love to get in touch with any other rockhouse brides to hear more about their planning issues - especially since other than having selected the location - i haven't done much else :)

                  Also, happy to help answer any questions i can along the way. Cheers,
                  Angela

                  #9 lisaann214

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                    Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:05 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by joemama718
                    Hi,

                    I am a rockhouse bride weekend of Nov 12 - 15 2009. We visited the rockhouse for my 30th birthday and decided that it would be the perfect vibe for a carefree, tropical, but modern wedding.

                    I'm just now in the process of finalizing my contract, but it looks like someone has already cut and pasted the info from there. Would love to get in touch with any other rockhouse brides to hear more about their planning issues - especially since other than having selected the location - i haven't done much else :)

                    Also, happy to help answer any questions i can along the way. Cheers,
                    Angela
                    Angela,
                    That is is funny that you went there for your 30th birthday. That's my excuse for my visit next week!

                    Do you have any recommendations for locations for the rehersal dinner or guest activities outside of the hotel? I am going to check those out on my visit too.

                    Thanks!
                    Lisa

                    #10 joemama718

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                      Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:54 AM

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                      Originally Posted by lisaann214
                      Angela,
                      That is is funny that you went there for your 30th birthday. That's my excuse for my visit next week!

                      Do you have any recommendations for locations for the rehersal dinner or guest activities outside of the hotel? I am going to check those out on my visit too.

                      Thanks!
                      Lisa
                      Hi Lisa -

                      I emailed Tropical tours re: transportation and group tours and they sent me a back an entire sheet with options: sales@tropicaltours-ja.com

                      I went to the black river pontoon boat tour and that was nice and relaxing. I've also heard great things about Dunn's Falls, so I may look into organizing a day trip there.

                      I've also heard that some people charter boat/catamaran for a sail - which I have yet to get more information on.

                      Have a great trip there next week and would love to hear more about your planning!

                      Cheers,A




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