Hello! We got married at DRC last month and we opted for the "fake" cocktail hour and used the money towards our dinner. It worked out great because all of our guests were on the beach anyway watching us take pictures. We took pictures really close to the beach bar so everyone stood there and drank and watched us take pics.
We had our reception on the deck so I cant really speak for seaside grill, but I don't think the dance floor is needed anywhere escept if you were to have your reception on the beach. We had it only because I liked the way it looked in pictures. I saw a reception while we were there on the pool terrace that didn't have a dance floor and everyone was still having a blast!
The 1 kid at our reception who was 11 did not count towards our number.
Originally Posted by kerrimaxwell
Hi! I am new to this site. We are having a Jul 2013 wedding at Dreams Riviera. I have a million questions and I'm totally overwhelmed. As of now we chose to have a beach ceremony, cocktail hour on the deck, and the reception at Seaside Grill.
I have seen some threads here saying people did not think it was worth having the cocktail hour since guests can go to any bar and hang out while pics are being taken...I am looking for more feedback on that.
Also, we plan on using the Mexican Music Trio for the ceremony... and a DJ for the reception. Is a dance floor necessary at Seaside Grill? Or can we just dance in a regular area?
Are kids counted into the guest count at the wedding?
Does anyone have the menu choices from the wedding coordinator? The gold menu comes with our package but we have no idea what it entails since it is not in the wedding guide.
TIA! Many more questions to come...