I had mine at gazebo, but there is an earlier post where someone had it on the beach and it was very nice! Gazebo warning....you will have to walk on cobblestone path and the wind is fierce!!! But it's not hot hot like I thought it would be. They will arrange the chairs to make it comfortable, plenty of space.
Did not do a cocktail hour, but we did sweet talk one of the bartenders to make us 1 big container of Rum Punch and another Vodka based drink to have at the gazebo after dinner (I rented the gazebo out for dancing). Chandlyn arranged a cooler of ice to be there. Also, warning...if you are tossing the garter, make sure to tell her to leave a chair there. We had to improvise because there was nothing for me to sit on. I heard the cocktail hour is $15 per guest, but it should be in your wedding packet.
I did Dolce for the wedding. Food was great, was able to choose the menu. Wish I picked a different salad and dessert, but come to find out, all of the salads in Jamaica had like a bitter taste (we think it's the lettuce there), not just at Gran Bahia. But the main entree and soup was very good. I didn't see bugs in Dolce but they definitely were at the Grill.
There buffet restaurant does serve some Jamaican dishes and they have a Jerk hut that serves grilled chicken (and you can put jerk sauce on it). To get the real deal authentic Jerk, I would recommend you get it offsite just to try.
Originally Posted by FoxyRoxy30
@kenwedjam0902: I'm having a major issue b/c I may also have ~150 guests at my wedding. Can you please let me know how GBP handled such a large # of guests. Also,
Where did you have your wedding (beach, gazebo) and was the space tight?
Did you have a cocktail hour , where, and how was that handled? Is it $15 per guest for the open bar?
Which private reception location did you choose? If Dolce Vita, did you have an issue with roaches? Can they do a Jamaican buffet there or are there restrictions for Italian food?
Thanks for any info you can provide.