| Originally Posted by beachbride925 |
I'm so excited I found this forum! I'm getting married Sept 25, 2010 at the Atlantis and I'm super excited! I'm a little nervous because I have never been there before. I'm fly my own photographer there because Ive heard its much cheaper or the same price to do it. I will stay its better because he isn't charging me anything to do the wedding. I just have to pay for his flights and hotel (which with my room deal I saved $1000)!
I do have one question for anyone.... At the atlantis, can you block rooms for your guests and if you don't need them then drop them a month before the wedding.
Also, on the information from the resort, its says you can't split the $150 min over more then 2 meals. Did I read that right? Can that pay for the rehearsal dinner and the wedding dinner?
Thanks everyone, I love all this info I'm getting!
Hi and welcome!!! So glad that you found us!! You will love the Atlantis....it is an amazing place. I think it was very smart to fly in your own photographer...I am doing the same.
To answer your questions, if you are thinking of getting a room block, I think you have to reserve a minimum of 10 rooms. Your contract will have provision for what is called attrition. You have to find out what your "attrition rate" will be. On 10 rooms you will probably be responsible for 9 roooms....if you cancel the 10th room in time (w/n 30 days probably of the wedding...check your contract.) If you do not book these rooms, you will still have to pay for them. If ian attrition rate provision is not in there...try to get one. I held 20 rooms and am responsible for 18 or I am on the hook. Thankfully...I am near that already. It was a risk, and one that the sales person did not suggest that I take. However, I wanted to make sure I had at least that many rooms at the discounted rate. So...double check what I am telling you, but if you want a group rate, you are going to have to commit to the rooms. How many people are you expecting?
They have other wedding packages if you need less than 10 rooms, but I do not thonk you get the group rate.
As for the $150 minimum, you will have NO problem spending that over two meals!!! LOL The plated meals are cheaper, but are for indoor venues only. I am having my reception outdoors and even for the buffet's on the low end of the price spectrum...say $80 per person, by the time you add liquor for 4 hours, a cocktail hour and a wedding cake...you are at $150 per person..no problem for that one event. I can't imagine having $150 to spread across two events at the Atlantis unless you are doing two indoor plated meals with minimal or no liquor.
Anyway..let me know if you have any other questions!!