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New St. Thomas bride with questions

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Hello!

I'm Mandie and we're planning our wedding for next May 2010 in St. Thomas. I need some reception advice. I originally wanted to get married at Sunset on the beach but the photos looks so much prettier in the morning! So now I'm leaning toward a morning ceremony on the beach on the East End. I originally wanted my reception to be at Oceana but I can't afford to do the lunch buyout. I'm leaning toward Agave Terrace but see a lot of mixed reviews. Have any of you been to or have had an event at Agave?

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Originally, I was going to do mine at Havana Blue before deciding on Mafolie, it's too far away from the wedding though...I'm not sure how they compare price wise, but Havana Blue seems very hip and trendy :)

 

Blue Moon Cafe looks GREAT for prices though! I'll definitely be eating there!!!

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Thank you both for your replies! I really appreciate it.

Crystal, I was thinking about Mafolie as well. I've been to Havana Blue and loved it but thought it was a bit pricey. Are you staying near Mafolie? That seems like a great place as well.

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I've noticed every thing is pricey down there...it's going to be hard to stick to just 1k in spending money for 8 days down there. sad.gif

 

I might actually stay at Mafolie. I'm waiting to get some info from them, Secret Harbour, and Bolongo Bay. If I can get decent group rates from Secret or Bolongo for the guests I'll stay with them, but if not, I'm recommending Mafolie to everyone.

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I have had dinner at Agave Terrace at Point Pleasant and it was very romantic!! The ocean in the back round and candles as lights always help though. I thought the food was very good too. I went there for a birthday dinner and I would be more than happy to go back. The prices were a bit higher but you pay for what you get. I have no idea about the event services that they provide but they have a large enough area that I am sure that they could easily accommodate your requests. Hope this helps out!

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Thanks again Petunia. Where are you having your wedding and reception on St. Thomas?
Mandie, we'll be having our ceremony on Limetree Beach. That's where my sweet man dropped his knee in the sand and proposed. I've also stayed at the resort there since 1997, since I am a timeshare owner there. As far as the party following the ceremony (I don't want an official "reception"), we haven't decided. We'll be going back in August for two weeks and will be checking things out more closely. I would love to do a Coral World party, but the cost is $2500 for the site alone. It would depend on the catering.

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Thank you all so much for your responses, I really appreciate it!

Now I'm on to the rehearsal dinner and I'm trying to find a place that we can afford. We'd like to invite everyone that's coming to the wedding but our numbers are growing! Any suggestions are appreciated!!

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Hi Mandie - I just send you a PM about Molly's (other thread) but I saw this and figured I would add in what we did for a welcome dinner...

 

We had a lot of people arrive on Friday for our Sunday wedding, so Friday night we just organized for everyone (who wanted to go) to hop in taxis at the Marriott and go to Duffy's for dinner/drinks. Duffy's had another party that was 30 ppl that night, so we ended up having dinner at Dos Amigos (sister restaurant to Molly Malone's) and then going to Duffy's for drinks after dinner. Everyone paid their own way and had a great time! Dos Amigos was great about separating checks (3-4 ppl per check) and gave us 2 servers for our table of ~20. There are taxis in the parking lot right there and people ended up going back to the Marriott in groups as the night went on.

 

We had too many guests to pay for a rehearsal dinner for everyone and couldn't really split out a group without hurting feelings. Our Duffy's trip wasn't expensive and people could either do their own thing or come out with us. It also served as our combined bachelor/bachelorette party, since our guests are scattered all over the country and we couldn't get everyone together before the wedding. :) Hope that helps!

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