Originally Posted by vdelsavi
Hello ! I am considering getting married at GBP on Jan 10th 2014. I have read what seems to be hundreds of reviews and so far I'm about 95% sure that this is the resort I want to have my wedding at. Mind if I ask, what made you ultimately decide on this resort ? Any information or tips you have would be appreciated !
I am looking at having the Unforgettable Package but I do not have any pricing or information about renting out restaurants.
Thanks so much !
ps - I read about the vendor fee but I do not know if you'd still need to pay the fee if they are a paying guest.
Hi there! My fiance and I ultimately decided on GBP because we liked the packages they offered (we are going with the Unforgettable Package), the wedding location (Gazebo) appears to be private, and the price of the resort for a week was within our budget.
More about the wedding location... originally my fiance and I were determined to get married in Negril because that is where the best beaches are and we wanted the best beach possible. The main resort we were considering was RIU Tropical Palace. We ended up deciding against this because of the fact that the beach is public. We watched a video on YouTube of a wedding at the RIU Tropical Palace and it was AWEFUL; no privacy at all! There were people walking in the background, people stopping in the background to watch, people lounging in their swimsuits 10 feet away, etc. If we are going all the way to Jamaica to get married then we expect a beautiful back drop and nothing else. And then we debated between RIU Ocho Rios, Grand Palladium, and Gran Bahia. RIU Ocho Rios has the gazebo on the beach, which could hide some of the foot traffic and it appeared as they blocked off the area a little bit in photos and videos we watched, but still not as much privacy as we was hoping. Plus, RIU's wedding packages were just lame to us. HAHA! Lastly, we chose Gran Bahia over Grand Palladium because it had better reviews, it was closer to some of the excursions we want to do (such as Dunns River Falls), the beach looks better in pictures and reviews have said it is nicer, and the wedding packages were more what we were looking for.
SOOOO prices I received for renting out the venues for the private reception are as follows:
Indoor reception (Garden Grill or Dolce Vita): $2500 and includes DJ for 4 hours
Outdoor reception (Pisces aka Snack Bar or Beach): $1700 and includes DJ for 4 hours
Gazebo (for dancing): $500 and includes DJ for two hours
Hope some of this helps!