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#4901 mallenbride

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    Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:40 AM

    Hi Ladies,

     

    I was wondering if anyone out there had a slightly larger wedding (60-80 people) and opted for the private reception?  I have the gazebo booked for the ceremony at 4pm followed by a cocktail hour and then the private reception.  Did anyone else opt for this?  If so, how did it go? The package I am booking comes with 2 hours of open bar.  Did anyone else have this?  Did they close the bar down right after the 2 hours or were they a bit more flexible?

     

    Does anyone have any photos of their private reception they could share so I could see how the room is laid out?

     

    Thanks!
     



    #4902 MrsViolo

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      Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:34 AM

      Originally Posted by mallenbride 

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      Originally Posted by STemple 

      Is anybody considering the new romantic extravaganza package? I like the open bar reception that it includes. What is everyone's thoughts?

      Oops, this was my first post and I screwed it up a bit the first time.  Here is my response :)

       

      I am planning on getting the Romance Extravaganza because I also like the open bar feature and the cocktail hour.   I did the math on it (with approximately 60 people) and it was wayyy cheaper to get this package than to even just have the cocktail hour.  I was stressing out before this package came out because it was really important to me to have both the cocktail hour and open bar.

       

      I'm doing the same! I'll have about 60 as well. We weren't going to pay for the open bar or cocktail hour because it was going to cost so much. This package makes it a lot more affordable. We were also planning on forking out the extra 400 for the steel drum band but now it's included! Woot!

       

      I also love the guaranteed room upgrades and VIP treatment for us and our parents. the other packages have a big upgrade (if available).  I think i'm going to leave the upgrades for the parents as a surprise until we get there :).



      #4903 STemple

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        Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:12 AM

        Oops, this was my first post and I screwed it up a bit the first time.  Here is my response :) I am planning on getting the Romance Extravaganza because I also like the open bar feature and the cocktail hour.   I did the math on it (with approximately 60 people) and it was wayyy cheaper to get this package than to even just have the cocktail hour.  I was stressing out before this package came out because it was really important to me to have both the cocktail hour and open bar.

        Where are you planning to have your reception? I'm having mine at the Piscis outdoors which is an extra 1700$ on top of the package apparently. I agree with you, I like the open bar and cocktail hour and the guaranteed upgrade (my parents will be very happy with that)

        #4904 MrsViolo

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          Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:24 AM

          Oops, this was my first post and I screwed it up a bit the first time.  Here is my response :) I am planning on getting the Romance Extravaganza because I also like the open bar feature and the cocktail hour.   I did the math on it (with approximately 60 people) and it was wayyy cheaper to get this package than to even just have the cocktail hour.  I was stressing out before this package came out because it was really important to me to have both the cocktail hour and open bar.

          Where are you planning to have your reception? I'm having mine at the Piscis outdoors which is an extra 1700$ on top of the package apparently. I agree with you, I like the open bar and cocktail hour and the guaranteed upgrade (my parents will be very happy with that)

          I'm doing the Piscis too! I think it's a beautiful setting. AND it includes the DJ for four hours unlike the other resturants. My mom actually called to speak with Someone a couple weeks ago. If you have Over 50 guests who HAVE to pay for a private dinner and the Piscis is cheaper than the private dinner at one of the restaurants. So it was an easy decision. 211 more days..... I feel like a kid on a long car drive, "are we there yet? Are we there yet".

          #4905 mallenbride

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            Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:20 AM

            Originally Posted by STemple 


            Where are you planning to have your reception? I'm having mine at the Piscis outdoors which is an extra 1700$ on top of the package apparently.

            I agree with you, I like the open bar and cocktail hour and the guaranteed upgrade (my parents will be very happy with that)


            Yes, I'm planning on having mine at Piscis as well!    I was so happy when this package came out because I feel like they read my mind on what I wanted in a package.

             

            I wish the open bar was for the entire time though.  I'm not sure what we will do after the two hours :(



            #4906 STemple

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              Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:31 AM

              I'm doing the Piscis too! I think it's a beautiful setting. AND it includes the DJ for four hours unlike the other resturants. My mom actually called to speak with Someone a couple weeks ago. If you have Over 50 guests who HAVE to pay for a private dinner and the Piscis is cheaper than the private dinner at one of the restaurants. So it was an easy decision. 211 more days..... I feel like a kid on a long car drive, "are we there yet? Are we there yet".

              Lol I know exactly how you feel I can't wait for the day to finally be here! I was supposed to have my wedding in May 2014 but had to move it to October 2014... Even longer wait! :P

              #4907 STemple

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                Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:34 AM

                Yes, I'm planning on having mine at Piscis as well!    I was so happy when this package came out because I feel like they read my mind on what I wanted in a package. I wish the open bar was for the entire time though.  I'm not sure what we will do after the two hours :(

                My thinking is to start the dinner/reception at 6:30 then have the open bar reception from 8:30 to 10:30. The disco opens at 12 so I figure those who want to continue the party can do so there.

                #4908 JayKay

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                Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:37 AM

                Originally Posted by STemple 


                My thinking is to start the dinner/reception at 6:30 then have the open bar reception from 8:30 to 10:30. The disco opens at 12 so I figure those who want to continue the party can do so there.

                We had our dinner at 630 and it pretty much lasted 2 hours so I think your timing is perfect.  I do think the disco opens at 11.  It did when we were there, but it may have changed.



                #4909 STemple

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                  Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:06 PM

                  We had our dinner at 630 and it pretty much lasted 2 hours so I think your timing is perfect.  I do think the disco opens at 11.  It did when we were there, but it may have changed.

                  Thanks I was hoping the timing was reasonable :)

                  #4910 FutureKeese22

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                    Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:00 PM

                    I leave in the morning for Jamaica and my wedding is on Saturday! I will post a review in a couple weeks when I get back! I can't believe it is finally here! :-)




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