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#1 purrfected

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    Posted 03 July 2009 - 02:44 PM

    For anyone looking for a venue for welcome dinner, I am having a welcome dinner at Seawind resort in Negril. It is a great deal so I thought I would share. My original plan was to use the BBQ that Sunset at the Palms has on friday nights to be my welcome BBQ, that was going to be a money saver. I would only have to pay for my offsite guests. I just found out last week that they no longer have a friday night BBQ, so I had to quickly find another venue for a beach bbq. The cost to have a private one at my resort was crazy, just like having another reception basically. So after the usual panic I now have another option.

    My TA helped me to choose Seawind resort for my Welcome beach BBQ. These are the details of the quote that I got for SeaWind resort.

    The price for the BBQ is 20$ per person. This will include:

    - Buffet style salad bar includes: cole slaw, cold pasta salad, tossed green salad with choice of dressing, fruit platter, tomato & cucumber platter,olives.
    - Soup (of your choice)
    - Appetizers/ Accompaniments-Potato Wedges, Roast Yellow Yams, Baked Potatoes with Honey Nut Sauce, Choice of rice (pumkin or rice & peas (to be decide by you)
    - Main course on the grill: Jerk chicken, grilled fish fillet snapper, Jerk Pork,
    - Dessert - assorted desserts

    Includes: Bonfire on the beach & personal services and set-up on the beach for the group.

    The cost is 20$us/person include taxes(tips would not be included, for the servers)

    Reggae Band: 300$us

    So I can have my welcome dinner for basically $1000 which includes a band and a bonfire! Yaaay! I think this is a great deal!

    I am going to have them arrange for group travel from my resort to the dinner so my guests aren't too inconvenienced. It wasn't what I originally envisioned but....

    Nathalie's number at SeaWind is 876-957-9018 or cell 587-9158 or email: seawindresortnegril@hotmail.com

    #2 big3n09

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      Posted 03 July 2009 - 03:35 PM

      Thanks for the info I may need to look into this as an option!
      4/1/11 in St. Kitts at the Marriott I married my best-friend!!!

      #3 *Karla*

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        Posted 03 July 2009 - 06:40 PM

        Great find, thanks for the info!

        #4 joemama718

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          Posted 22 August 2009 - 06:42 PM

          This is awesome information. We're getting married at the Rockhouse and wanted to do something for our guests the friday before the wedding, and preferably on the beach, so this is exactly what we are looking for.

          thank you so much for sharing! Our pre-wedding trip is going to be labor day weekend, so if we find anything else, I'll be sure to share!

          #5 ClintsGurl09

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            Posted 22 August 2009 - 10:04 PM

            Thanks for the info.

            #6 terri1225

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              Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:50 PM

              Please let us know how everything went once you get back.
              52 Adults and 11 Children Booked!!

              #7 joemama718

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                Posted 14 September 2009 - 04:01 PM

                Hi -

                So i went for my prewedding plannign trip and looke dinto a number of different locations for the welcome BBQ option. I can't remember all of the places I went to, but from what I remember:

                a) Kuyaba - This is a cute place with some nice island touches. The dinner would be on the deck and they leave the other side of the deck open for the restaurant. This would be for a more "formal" dinner in my opinion since it wouldn't be directly on the beach. The food is supposed to be fantastic though.

                B) Norma's - This is also a more formal environment. I really enjoyed my conversation with Greg, the manager there, and he seemed very eager to please. When I had dinner there during my first visit in Negril, I wasn't exaclty blown away though. Also, I have not heard back from them since my in person visit, but they do have a lovely upstairs deck that would be great for a nicer welcome dinner. They can also arrange something in the beach area, but the stretch of beach is not very big - which can be a concern since all of 7 mile beach is public.

                c) Irie on the Beach - I'm not sure if this is the one associated with Rondel Village - in fact I actually went here: Jamaica Connection - The BEST of Negril since 1984 - where there wasn't anyone I could talk to since the planner wasn't on site. The beach is lovely though, and the space pretty nice. not sure about anything else, since I wasn't able to get further info

                d) Sea Wind Resort - I talked to Wendy, who immediately emailed us back with a number of different options and costs. The costs were *significantly* higher than what was quoted above, so I'm hoping we can work something out with them. But the property is very cute - great beach, some pretty nice landscaping, not overly stylized, and Wendy seemed really great!

                Hope this helps. our wedding is in 2 months at the rockhouse and we have yet to send out invites. I just picked my dress, so we're really trying to cram all of our final decision making process in at the end. That's the point of a destination wedding though, no?

                #8 mformarlend

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                  Posted 15 September 2009 - 01:49 PM

                  I got so excited when I read the first post about the Seawind, I emailed them immediately, however, same as you did, I found the prices to be considerably higher. They are also suggesting a price of $15 per person for transport from the Tensingpen. This would be over $1000 just for the transport as we have 70 guests. Anyone have alternatives for transport?


                  #9 mswhatever

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                    Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:36 PM

                    That sounds great! What fun!

                    #10 joemama718

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                      Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:26 AM

                      Hi - I talked to Norma Villiers at lee's tours. She seems very organized, helpful and her prices are pretty competitive. The transportation costs seem a little extreme to be honest. Here is the info: Welcome to Lees Taxi and Tours Jamaica by Lees Elite Travel & Tours Ltd., Taxi and Tours in Jamaica, Jamaica Taxi and Tours - www.leestaxiandtoursjamaica.com - info@leestaxiandtoursjamaica.com

                      Good luck! A

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