Thanks for the heads up! My TA is still waiting to hear back about overall availability October 2011.
I really don't want ceremony or reception on the beach so it sounds like the pool deck is the only other outside area large enough.
Good luck with your location!!!
Originally Posted by Missy1
I'm getting married at the gazebo and the only problem I've been told that there maybe with that location is that is not very private. It right by the pool area so everyone at the pool can watch your ceremony, which was fine for me (the more the merrier) but I know some people want a really private and intimate spot for there ceremony and the only choice I was given was the beach or the terrace which doesn't hold 75 people. I've also read that if your concerned about the people at the pool being noisey or anything during the ceremony alot of brides have said that they haven't had any problems and that everyone has been very respectful as far as keeping it down during the ceremony.
Depending on your date, some of the reception spots maybe booked already. I really wanted the pool deck but it was already booked so they told me my only other options were the beach, which my fiance' was totally against and the ballroom. I had seen some other photos of brides who had had private receptions at on of the restaurants so I inquired about that and the deal with that is, they can close one of their restaurants for you for you must have at least 40 people, its and additional $30 per person, which is a minimum of $1200 just to close the restaurant, not including the additional fees you have to pay for every person thats not covered in your package and they have to know which restaurant 2 months in advance. This is kind of the option i'm leaning towards because the beach reception is out i'm just not crazy about the additional $1200..and i'm still waiting to see pics of the ball room.
So word to the wise, upon booking your date, book your ceremony and reception spots immediately. I wish I would have known sooner.