Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Wedding Dance
Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:38 AM
Does anyone know if you have a private reception in one of the restaurants, do you have to pay for the meal and liquor above what we will already have to pay for the extra people.
In addition, we are looking to have a dance after the dinner. It looks like we will take an IPod and have a playlist. Does anyone have a suggestion or know where you can have the dance again without being charged an additional price. Would be great if there was somewhere outdoors that we could set up and have everyone enjoy themselves.
Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Posted 04 August 2009 - 02:39 PM
they clear out all the tables and chairs normally set up for the lunch restaurant so it's only your wedding tables in the middle of the huge hut. i think it'd be enough room for 50 people. We had half that and it seemed really empty when we were dancing.
we hooked up our ipod to do the dancing after. we stayed up late making a play list and barely used it, we had only maybe an hour for dancing so keep that in mind. we started dinner at 6:30 pm. and was done dinner, speeches, cake by 9:30 pm. they close your restaurant at 10:30 pm, then we just all changed and went to the night club after.
Posted 11 August 2009 - 02:19 PM
Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:27 PM
ours was one big long table for 24 people. but i saw them setting up a wedding in a different restarurant and they were doing 5 tables in the shape of a U.
Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:48 PM
How many people are you expecting for your private wedding reception. Have you actually chosen a wedding package - if so, which one. Are you going to have more people than what the wedding package allows. We are thinking about the Blissful Love package but it only allows for 30 guests. We could have between 50 and 60 people at what looks like $ 40.00 US a person. If we have a private wedding reception - then there will be another cost. Not sure what the Dinner & Open Bar charges are for. Wouldn't the food & liquor be included if you get a private wedding reception especially if they are going to charge us for each extra person.
Which location did you choose for the private reception. And does anyone know the difference between the Gazebo 1 and Gazebo 2.
Posted 18 August 2009 - 09:51 AM
Posted 19 August 2009 - 08:19 AM
Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:13 PM
We had thought that we were going to go with the Blissful Love package and sent an email to the wedding co-ordinator to ask if we choose the private reception would we still have to pay the extra per person charge - the answer was no. Maybe you should check as I would like to compare notes.
Thought the open bar was pretty pricey considering you are at an all inclusive resort. I asked what liquor would be available at the private reception if we did not do open bar and at first we were told only domestic wines and then when I asked again now they are saying also domestic beer.
When did you book your private reception. I am wondering if we are a little late since our date is earlier than yours.
Posted 19 August 2009 - 07:28 PM
although we were good with only going til 10:30 so maybe that's why the open bar option wasn't offered to us?
i'm not sure what the gazebo 2 is either. once we were there we were only offered gazebo or beach, we weren't given a choice of which type of gazebo
Posted 20 August 2009 - 12:51 PM
We are getting married at the Gran Bahia Principe in April 2010 and have chosen the Unforgettable package at the Garden Grille. We were also confused about the open bar costs since it is an all inclusive, but there does not seem to be any way around the extra hourly fee/per guest if you want an open bar. We have decided not to have the open bar since we were told they will serve domestic wine and beer just not other mixed drinks. If there are guests that want something else I think we will send someone out to the bar and get a few to bring back. The costs certainly add up and considering the packages aren't that cheap you think they could come up with one that covers everything.
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