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#11 heartbeat

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    Posted 22 June 2009 - 10:45 PM

    Thanks so much for this info.... I really appreciate it!! Picking a location is So hard.....

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    Originally Posted by KarlaS
    Montego Bay:
    I didn't find any others that seemed decent, that were not all-inclusives. I didn't really want to do MoBay, so I didn't really focus a search there. You may be able to find others.

    Ocho Rios:
    Jamaica Inn
    Goldeneye Resort
    The Blue House (B&B, not on beach)

    Falmouth:
    Starfish Trelawny - this is an all-inclusive, but we have been there and the food is amazing, and the entertainment is great. There is no 50% rule. Weedings are $350. Day passes are only $50 per adult, and $30 per child. Private receptions run $35-85 per person.





    Runaway Bay:
    Breezes Runaway Bay - All inclusive, no 50% rule. $65 day pass

    The majority of the rest are all inclusives w/high day pass fees.


    #12 mrs2009

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      Posted 23 June 2009 - 05:44 PM

      Hi,

      I have a similar situation, I have about 50 people fr canada and usa and the rest of my guest is in jamaica. I'm getting married at sunset jamaica grande, ocho rios in september. the day pass fee is waived if you are having a private reception, your guest will be allowed on property 30 mins before the wedding. they need to arrived dress for the wedding. if you are not having a private reception you have to pay $90-120 for a day pass. i have all the info and the wedding co-ordinator patricia is wonderful so let me know if you need help.
      Mrs2009

      #13 heartbeat

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        Posted 23 June 2009 - 06:29 PM

        Mrs.2009 - I would love to get a copy of the info that you have for this site... I just PM'd you

        #14 CHAKLIT

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          Posted 19 February 2010 - 06:19 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by mrs2009
          Hi,

          I have a similar situation, I have about 50 people fr canada and usa and the rest of my guest is in jamaica. I'm getting married at sunset jamaica grande, ocho rios in september. the day pass fee is waived if you are having a private reception, your guest will be allowed on property 30 mins before the wedding. they need to arrived dress for the wedding. if you are not having a private reception you have to pay $90-120 for a day pass. i have all the info and the wedding co-ordinator patricia is wonderful so let me know if you need help.
          Mrs2009
          Wow...I did not know this!! I need to look into this!
          I've booked Heather Parker for my photographer for my April 2, 2011 wedding in Ochi Rios, Jamaica. If anyone is getting married in Jamaica days before or after me and is interested sharing her travel expenses to save few wedding budget bucks, let me know. Take a look at her work for Moon Dance...

          #15 One Love Brownie

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            Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:06 AM

            As NegrilLB has suggested a good option is to go with a villa location.

            I've searched many villa rental companies and have found it does pay off to shop around.

            A word of advice. A villa can be featured on many different sites. Some even have their own company site where you can contact them directly. Depending on which rental company you enquire with the price & what can/cannot be accomodated varies so shop around.
            (Im having approx 50 guests & have negotiated a 3 night stay for a pro rata rental fee directly with a villa in Discovery Bay).

            For example some rental companies say the minimum rental term is a week while others have 4 night minimums for the same villa with a 10% surcharge on nightly rates less than a week.
            Also many villas will charge a $15 fee per guest not staying at the villa which I suppose is like a day pass.

            The Jamaican Treasures site has an extensive selection of villas & include event planning, specific wedding villas etc. Also good to research locations out there.

            If you know there is something specific you want it's likely it can be negotiated fairly close to your request. I sent out the same email to some companies of what my specifications are & requesting a quotation for services. Their responses were varied some more dramatically than others especially as each rental company are familiar with their own vendors/planners etc.

            Best of Luck


            #16 CHAKLIT

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              Posted 24 February 2010 - 06:35 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by One Love Brownie
              As NegrilLB has suggested a good option is to go with a villa location.

              I've searched many villa rental companies and have found it does pay off to shop around.

              A word of advice. A villa can be featured on many different sites. Some even have their own company site where you can contact them directly. Depending on which rental company you enquire with the price & what can/cannot be accomodated varies so shop around.
              (Im having approx 50 guests & have negotiated a 3 night stay for a pro rata rental fee directly with a villa in Discovery Bay).

              For example some rental companies say the minimum rental term is a week while others have 4 night minimums for the same villa with a 10% surcharge on nightly rates less than a week.
              Also many villas will charge a $15 fee per guest not staying at the villa which I suppose is like a day pass.

              The Jamaican Treasures site has an extensive selection of villas & include event planning, specific wedding villas etc. Also good to research locations out there.

              If you know there is something specific you want it's likely it can be negotiated fairly close to your request. I sent out the same email to some companies of what my specifications are & requesting a quotation for services. Their responses were varied some more dramatically than others especially as each rental company are familiar with their own vendors/planners etc.

              Best of Luck
              Good Info! Thanks!
              I've booked Heather Parker for my photographer for my April 2, 2011 wedding in Ochi Rios, Jamaica. If anyone is getting married in Jamaica days before or after me and is interested sharing her travel expenses to save few wedding budget bucks, let me know. Take a look at her work for Moon Dance...

              #17 TLC4Rock

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                Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:01 PM

                I stayed at Rondell Village the staff was really nice. Plus it a nice club across the street...I think it's called the Jungle...nice spot to unwind.

                #18 DGG

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                  Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:19 PM

                  I stayed at the Rose Hall Resort (Hilton) in Montego Bay and we loved it - it's a beautiful resort and the food was great.. It is pretty close to the airport and isn't all-inclusive (although I think there is an option to pay extra for all-inclusive if ppl want it) so hopefully there isn't an expensive daypass. I don't know anything about weddings there, but there are lots of great places for pictures ... if you want to check it out, the website is Montego Bay Jamaica Resorts & All-Inclusive Beach Hotels - Rose Hall Resort & Spa. Good luck with your plans!

                  #19 crisc99

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                    Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:00 PM

                    Hey Karla,
                    I totally feel you. My fiance is from JA so having our wedding at an AI was impossible and way too expensive. We are having our wedding at Hibiscus Lodge Hotel in Ocho Rios, JA. We are using a wedding coordinator preferred by the hotel. It was after looking long and hard, but in the end this was the best choice for us. You can find out more info on the hotel at hibiscuslodge

                    Good luck and Congrats!

                    -Cris

                    #20 Virtuous

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                      Posted 17 June 2010 - 11:06 PM

                      I ran into the same problem and decided to have our wedding off the resort. We picked an exotic location through Tropical Weddings Jamaica. Trust me going this route is less expensive and Almarie has so far been awesome!!! I've heard nothing but great reviews about Almarie and Tropical Weddings Jamaica.




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