Thanks for all of the information lsmith!
We booked the gazebo for our group as well! Can you just clarify the total cost of the gazebo reception. When I spoke to Donnalee she said $500 + $22/person for the bartender. I was just confused by the mention of the extra $250 to set up? Is this included in the $500 or separate?
This awful DJ is really disappointing! I've heard this a few times, so it must be true! I was kinda hoping it was just a few people with different taste in music, but I keep hearing the same. If you asked him to play particular songs, would he? Does he have a bunch of music that you can pick from? I'm really not tech savy and don't even own an ipod, so I was hoping to avoid making my own wedding playlist! Do you have any suggestions? I guess if all else fails, maybe I can get the bridal party to start putting something together....
Originally Posted by lsmith211
I know a lot of you asked Katelyn questions about the gazebo - thought I'd throw my 2 cents in and hopefully give you guys some info you can use:
First- we got the DJ and his music was awful!!! Luckily we did our own playlist and gave him our ipod and got him to play all of it - his stuff was like all crazy remixes and stuff (we only listened for as long as it took to run up to our room to get the ipod - he didn't want to play the CDs we had with us - but he will if that's all you have....)...... But, I will say that the sound system was amazing, and in my opinion totally worth the extra $250 to set it up!!! I can't imagine that a docking station would carry too far since you are outside and it's breezy (not too windy though), and with the ocean right next to you..... Honestly, the sound quality was amazing!
We got the bar set up and I'm really glad we did.... They charged us $22 per adult for the 2 hours, so it ended up costing about $1000 but the bartender was amazing - even made a custom drink for our guests! I didn't even look into getting bottles ourselves, cause I just couldn't be bothered... There were no stores around the resort that i saw, so I would say you'd have to buy everything from the resort..... But it's a really long walk for anyone to get drinks at the other bar, so you will definitely need something if you rent the gazebo
They shut things down pretty much exactly at the 2 hour mark - I think they gave us 5 minutes extra or so, and the DJ warned us that he was starting our last song.... As soon as the music ended they started packing up the equipment and bar - they didn't waste any time! We had ours from 8:45-10:45 so we headed right over to the disco from there..... The karaoke bar is a great option as well!
We got married April 5,and the sun set pretty much at exactly 6:30, but I would think it would be a little later in June. I'd say prob about 6:45 or 6:50
Hope that helps - you're all gonna love the GBP - we can't wait to go back......