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#3011 Princess402

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    Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:14 PM

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    Hi ladies - I need your help!! I got a really high quote back for our group rates. I just wanted to know what everyone elses quotes per person have been, does it include airfare, how many people are in your group, and what the dates are. If we can't talk the rate down I'm afraid we aren't going to be able to get married here and we have already put our deposit down. Thanks!
    When is your wedding planned for? The time of year can certainly make a big difference in pricing. The intial rate for our group was $860pp for room only for 7 nights (airfare has to be booked separately) and kids are free, which I thought was fantastic. I think that was introductory pricing since the resort had just opened when we started putting down deposits; I know the rates have gone up since though, and that guests now booking into our group will hopefully get a good price, but it won't be that good! We are using a local TA but she deals with a U.S. based supplier called Travel Impressions.

    Hope this helps!

    #3012 mindylcarter

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      Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:16 PM

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      Originally Posted by 21aholden
      Hi ladies - I need your help!! I got a really high quote back for our group rates. I just wanted to know what everyone elses quotes per person have been, does it include airfare, how many people are in your group, and what the dates are. If we can't talk the rate down I'm afraid we aren't going to be able to get married here and we have already put our deposit down. Thanks!
      That would depend on your travel date and if you are booking a group or not. We have booked 14+ ppl so far, and our travel dates are 10/1/10 - 10/8/10. With the "book 5 rooms get the 6th free" promo, the cost is less than $2500 per couple, and continues to go down when we reach the next level. That includes airfare. I believe our actual cost will be around $2000 per couple. That is for a garden view room. I highly suggest using a travel agent. My best friend is a TA, so I am fortunate in that regard. She is booking trips for a couple other girls from this site as well. If you would like her info, PM me and I will put you in touch. I have been astonished at the prices some are paying, but I am assuming they are going during peak season and are perhaps flying from more expensive locations. We are flying out of St Louis on a charter flight. But I have some guests flying out of other airports on commercial flights, and their costs were a little higher due to their airfare. Good luck!

      #3013 ursula

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        Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:35 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by 21aholden
        Hi ladies - I need your help!! I got a really high quote back for our group rates. I just wanted to know what everyone elses quotes per person have been, does it include airfare, how many people are in your group, and what the dates are. If we can't talk the rate down I'm afraid we aren't going to be able to get married here and we have already put our deposit down. Thanks!
        My TA quoted me 1050-1175 For 4 nights (airfare and hotel) she said it depends on air prices. And we're flying out of philly.

        #3014 JD Hall Wedding

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          Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:42 PM

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          My TA quoted me 1050-1175 For 4 nights (airfare and hotel) she said it depends on air prices. And we're flying out of philly.
          ursula, who is your TA because I am going around the same time as you and my TA quoted alot higher. is there anyway you can send me info jdhallwedding@hotmail.com
          Jimmy & Dawn

          #3015 pbjwed

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            Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:35 PM

            hey ladies.. just a thought whoever is getting married there next... maybe someone should tell Anna to have the staff clean the beach of seaweed right before the wedding! Maybe not the entire beach LOL but a bit of it... I cant help but squeal when I see beautiful pics and the beach is full of seaweed!! I will make sure if they dont then all the little kids in my wedding will be hired to rake it! Just a silly thought!! :) !
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            #3016 pbjwed

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              Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:37 PM

              Megan,

              GOOD LUCK!! NO RAIN.. NO RAIN! it will be beautiful either way!!!
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              #3017 FutureMrsRobart

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                Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:51 PM

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                hey ladies.. just a thought whoever is getting married there next... maybe someone should tell Anna to have the staff clean the beach of seaweed right before the wedding! Maybe not the entire beach LOL but a bit of it... I cant help but squeal when I see beautiful pics and the beach is full of seaweed!! I will make sure if they dont then all the little kids in my wedding will be hired to rake it! Just a silly thought!! :) !
                Girl you read my mind! LOL
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                Us + 5 Kids + 34 Adults = 41 Booked

                #3018 FutureMrsRobart

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                  Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:58 PM

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                  Originally Posted by Carbaholic
                  Hi! Yes, that was a group rate through a travel agent... it looks like we're going to be between 30 and 60 people. But they give that group rate for any groups over 10 people as long as the 10 are able to put the deposit down. We're basically just paying the deposit ourselves and the money will be reimbursed to us when the first 10 people book. That way, we're guaranteed that rate.

                  It's not easy trying to find a beautiful resort that is reasonably priced!!

                  If anyone has the information that I saw someone else ask about, with the pictures of the centerpieces, bouquets, cakes, etc. Can you please send it to me? If you don't mind? JLengagement@gmail.com

                  Thank you so much!
                  Thanks :-) I popped into a TA today and she said 2350 pp withOUT a group rate. So that number will drop she said. Only thing was she could only give me rates up til April 30,2011 b/c May's rates weren't available yet. Sooo looks like I'm going to have to wait another couple of weeks before I get some accurate rates. :-s
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                  Us + 5 Kids + 34 Adults = 41 Booked

                  #3019 21aholden

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                    Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:28 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by ursula
                    My TA quoted me 1050-1175 For 4 nights (airfare and hotel) she said it depends on air prices. And we're flying out of philly.
                    When are you going and how many are in your group? I am working with a TA and the rate she got for just the hotel was more than $1175 for 4 nights. She is going to start negotiating the rate with the resort but I thought it might help if I got specifics from brides. Thanks!!
                    Ashley & Jeremy 6/16/2011

                    #3020 21aholden

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                      Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:44 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Princess402
                      When is your wedding planned for? The time of year can certainly make a big difference in pricing. The intial rate for our group was $860pp for room only for 7 nights (airfare has to be booked separately) and kids are free, which I thought was fantastic. I think that was introductory pricing since the resort had just opened when we started putting down deposits; I know the rates have gone up since though, and that guests now booking into our group will hopefully get a good price, but it won't be that good! We are using a local TA but she deals with a U.S. based supplier called Travel Impressions.

                      Hope this helps!
                      Our wedding is June 16th 2011. The group rate we got was outrageous! Our TA said she is going to start negotiating the rate with the resort. I thought it would help to get specifics from other brides to move the process along. Fingers crossed it goes down. Thanks so much for the info!!
                      Ashley & Jeremy 6/16/2011




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