Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:24 PM
Posted 17 July 2009 - 12:03 AM
| Originally Posted by foxytv |
I believe the closest resorts are Melia Caribe and Paradisus Punta Cana.
the closest resorts are
Paradisus Palma Real , Barcelo Hotels ,Tropical Bavaro,Ocean Bavaro ,Hotel Carabela ,Fiesta Hotels !!
jellyfish has a transport from any hotel in Punta Cana !! the Iberostar Bavaro I ts 15 min distance with bus !!So no matter which hotel you want take !!the transportation is good they have a good service !! transport I ts very good !!
Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:28 AM
As far as i counted, it would be about $5000 for 25 people approximately. Whereas the resort would only really be the price of the wedding package (if not doing a private reception). Also it seems that La Barcaza boat would be cheaper as well.
Can anyone shed some light on the mystery? Thanks
Posted 17 July 2009 - 12:57 PM
Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:59 PM
If it is at the resort are you purchasing the minimum packages at the resort?
I'm trying to figure out logistics if I booked the melia..would i even hae to reserve a date with melia?
i hope my question makes sense
Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:14 PM
| Originally Posted by BarbNHans |
We just got married at the Jellyfish last week and it was the best day of our lives (and we are old!). There is no comparison between getting married at a resort where you are just a number and you get married in front of a couple of thousand total strangers, eating the same grub at the same restaurant that you've gone to all week.
At the Jellyfish, we paid the same OR possibly less than we would have had we got married at the resort, but we got so much more! It is very romantic and intimate there. Though all beaches are public, there was hardly anyone there; be forewarned though that alot of the boat excursions are close by and can be quite noisy (it didn't bother us though in the least -- half way through our ceremony, we were entertained by the macarena). We had the upstairs to ourselves and it was arranged for a long table for the 8 of us and then large white pillows and sofa's around the perimeter for everyone to lounge - and after a large, incredibly delicious, exquisitely presented meal, lounge everyone did! Mayte is fabulous with an incredible eye for detail. I pride myself in being the "party planner extraordinaire" back here in BC so I brought decorations and was going to put it all together myself. I'm so glad that I did not have to as Mayte had it all done and it looked far better than I had imagined it would. She used my things but integrated some of her own and it was beyond beautiful. It made us all cry when we walked up the stairs! I just wish I hadn't wasted so much time worrying about it for the last 6 months. For whoever decides to go to the Jellyfish, RELAX because Mayte is amazing and really, REALLY, cares about your wedding. She arranged everything from the pastor to the flowers. (when the bouquet that I had ordered arrived, it was wilted so Mayte sent it back, bought flowers and put together a bouquet just moments before I arrived and they were great! How cool is she?)
Back to the food. We ordered a small caprese salad for everyone to start, we ordered 2 of the seafood grill which are huge platters of seafood with lobster, langoustines, conch, calamari, sea bass and red snapper (we could have easily stopped eating at this point), and then everyone chose between the filet mignon, seabass in passionfruit and ginger sauce, or seafood pasta. Everything was so beautifully presented, and it was so delicious that we knew we were going to have a hard time going back to eat at the Majestic Colonial.
After dinner everyone lounged around, had coffee and then we had the cake. None of us wanted to leave! Also, everyone said that it was the best wedding that they had ever been to and they were so grateful that we did our research.
Here's the link to some photos. I tried to pick ones to showcase the Jellyfish. Some of them are not very good quality -- those would be the ones I took. The rest are done by Photosouvenirs whom I highly recommend.
Our Wedding pictures by BarbNHans - Photobucket
Your pics are beautiful!! I have read quite a bit about the Jellyfish rest, and wanted to go there for dinner, but after seeing the pics of your wedding there, I am now considering this as an option for our wedding!!!
We are not planning to go until Feb 2011, and really do not know what our quest list will look like until we get actual pricing and select our resort, we are deciding between the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe or Majestic Elegance, but we like the stay and play option of 5 other reorts if we go with the Barcelo Palace Deluxe.....Ahh decisions!!
Do you know what the min-max number of quests they will accomodate? We are looking at anywhere from 10-30 guests. Do you have any pricing info for planning a wedding and reception at the Jellyfish that you could pass along?
Thanks and Congrats!!!
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