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#1 isaidyes

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    Posted 20 October 2009 - 11:21 AM

    HI,

    We have 43 people coming (8 are kids) to our wedding in January. We are going to do the semi private dinner at the Maumee Steakhouse. I can't decide what to do...do you think we should have our reception after dinner at the disco from 9 to 11 or at the poolside ($15 a person).

    Having never been there I have no idea what to expect.

    What did you girls do and why did you like it?

    Thanks!!!!

    #2 KarenLynn

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      Posted 22 October 2009 - 03:41 PM

      Hi!
      We had our reception at the Sea Grape (beach bar) and it was AMAZING! I wouldn't change a thing!
      Let me know if you have any questions!
      Karen

      #3 OROBride1008

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        Posted 24 October 2009 - 01:32 AM

        We had our wedding 10/17 which was on a Saturday and it worked out perfect because they had the beach party that night. I had emailed Chandlyn earlier and asked her if it would fall on our date and she said that it is every Friday unless it rains. After going to the disco, I wouldn't reccommend that. It does have a smell and it is very dark. We had a blast dancing the night away on the beach so either the Sea Grape or the Poolside reception would be the best. I hope this helps.

        #4 CherylMc

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          Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:00 AM

          I was wondering the same thing - I am going to havea poolside reception after the dinner - did anyone regret anything or have any ideas that might be missing or that they would change?

          #5 IrishgirlinNY

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            Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:23 PM

            I actually was trying to figure out the same thing. We went to the Riu in Montego Bay last year and I liked the disco. A little small, but we are only having about 30 people. I figured we would do the disco for the wedding and I was worried in case it rained. Great thread to start.

            #6 Billisa

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              Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:23 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by KarenLynn
              Hi!
              We had our reception at the Sea Grape (beach bar) and it was AMAZING! I wouldn't change a thing!
              Let me know if you have any questions!
              Karen
              KarenLynn - can you explain to us perhaps why the beach bar is better than the poolside...? Was the decor better/more private? Is the dancing area better than the pool? Very curious! Thanks!!

              #7 drbrainfreeze

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                Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:59 PM

                We actually had the poolside reception and I would not have changed a thing. We didn't have the option of SeaGrape since the beach party was on that night (Saturday), but the setup was perfect. People could go down to the sand if they wanted, but most people just hung out at our poolside reception area. I really wanted to wear my heels (which came off like 20 mins later), which I would not have been able to do in the sand. The poolside reception was also tucked away pretty privately, so other than a rude couple, we were left alone.

                I don't think that you can go wrong either way, though

                #8 KarenLynn

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                  Posted 29 October 2009 - 04:18 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Billisa
                  KarenLynn - can you explain to us perhaps why the beach bar is better than the poolside...? Was the decor better/more private? Is the dancing area better than the pool? Very curious! Thanks!!
                  Hi!
                  I wouldn't say that the beach bar is better than the poolside.......I was just extremely happy with our reception at the beach bar........the tables were all set up with white tablecloths and candles in the middle of each of them. Chandlyn brought our ceremony flowers to the reception and placed them on the tables. The area was surrounded by torches and it was so beautiful to have our first dance in the sand, under a full moon and stars, with the sound of the ocean in the background. The poolside reception is on the suite side of the resort and looked lovely as well – I think that the beach reception was just more my style - but I am sure that either or would be great!
                  Karen

                  #9 Billisa

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                    Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:17 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by KarenLynn
                    Hi!
                    I wouldn't say that the beach bar is better than the poolside.......I was just extremely happy with our reception at the beach bar........the tables were all set up with white tablecloths and candles in the middle of each of them. Chandlyn brought our ceremony flowers to the reception and placed them on the tables. The area was surrounded by torches and it was so beautiful to have our first dance in the sand, under a full moon and stars, with the sound of the ocean in the background. The poolside reception is on the suite side of the resort and looked lovely as well – I think that the beach reception was just more my style - but I am sure that either or would be great!
                    Karen
                    Awesome, thank-you. So would you say the beach is more private then? And one more question...do you seriously dance in the sand all night? As in, the dance floor is literally the beach?!! LOL

                    #10 misstrae76

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                      Posted 03 November 2009 - 02:37 AM

                      This is my dilemma as well! I want to take advantage of the semi private dinner that we will be paying for with the wedding package that we have chosen but I also wanted to have a poolside 'something'. I think that $15 pp is a bit more reasonable then the $55 dinner/reception option. The only thing that im a little worried about is breaking up the evening and having to move everyone to poolside.




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