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#5181 JennyO

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    Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:49 AM

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    Originally Posted by staceydale 
     

    I've rented out the Dolce Vita for a private reception - has anyone else done that? If so, does anyone have any pictures?

     

    The unknown scares me :P

     

    I was told you can't rent out the Dolce Vita for a "private reception"  I spoke to Vannette herself on the phone and was explained it will be "semi-private" as there are other parties in the restaruant at the same time.

    Im not too picky, I don't care if there are other people in the restaurant.  I doubt anyone will be paying any attention to other tables as your group will be focusing on you (the bride) and no one else.

    I would call or email to confirm



    #5182 staceydale

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      Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:09 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by JennyO 
       

       

      I was told you can't rent out the Dolce Vita for a "private reception"  I spoke to Vannette herself on the phone and was explained it will be "semi-private" as there are other parties in the restaruant at the same time.

      Im not too picky, I don't care if there are other people in the restaurant.  I doubt anyone will be paying any attention to other tables as your group will be focusing on you (the bride) and no one else.

      I would call or email to confirm

      Hi Jenny,

       

      I originally wanted the piscis but that was unavailable so they told me they would shut down the restaurant for a private reception :)
       



      #5183 CdnBrideJoanne

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        Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:25 PM

        I just found in the Wedding Information sheet that was sent to me by Stephany in Mar 2013.  It says you can have up to 70 guests at the restaurant in a semi-private setting...

         

        To rent the Dolce Vita for a private dinner it is $2500, Piscis is $1700.



        #5184 dutchess

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          Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:14 AM

          I am getting married April 9 4014. I already booked with rashel. She wanted a deposit so I paid for me and my moms hair and makeup and her 100 travel fee. Everyone else is paying cash in room. I was never told of 250 vender fee but I did hear of the 75 day pass which I was told most times is waved. Wow no way I'm paying another 250 screw that noise!

          #5185 Bonnie

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            Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:48 AM

            Hello I was just wondering if anyone has seen the actual chairs they use for the ceremony?  I was told there black banquet chairs, I was hoping for the plain wood ones.  In the video they had the wood chairs but not sure if they rented them from an outside company or if there the resort chairs??



            #5186 mallenbride

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              Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:59 AM

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              Originally Posted by AngRiggs 
               

               

              I am renting the Pisces for our reception and it is outside. there are some pictures attached to this thread but maybe not for that many people! wow great group. but you might want to know that bar service isn't included in that fee. we are paying $1700, and as of now that hasn't changed. and I have confirmation emails, so it better not. Anyway we have to pay per person for bar service after the initial reception. you rent it for 4 hours. first two hours are dinner and they serve wine, pop and juice. the second two hours for the dance include DJ but no bar!!! you can get bar service for around $23-$29 per person for two hours depending on what kinds of alcohol you want.

              hope this helps. my wedding is 6 weeks away and I will post a review when I get back! good luck planning. :)

              Thanks for the reply!  Yes, I did know that about the bar, but we are getting the wedding package that includes bar service for the 2 hours after the dinner.  Hopefully that doesn't change and they don't try to charge me by the time my wedding comes around!

               

              I was told $1,700 for the private reception at the beginning and then later told $2,500 so I'm hoping to fight that one!

               

              I hope you have an amazing wedding!! And I look forward to your review!



              #5187 mallenbride

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                Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:04 AM

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                Hi girls ! I'm preparing to send my documents to the resort and I'm wondering for the credit card payment form what needs to be included on there exactly. Just our wedding package and wedding fees or photography and video aswell?

                Thanks :)

                 

                Hi Jannelle,

                 

                I just want to caution you on the credit card info.  I sent my info in a while ago to put a deposit down like they told me I had to do.  I faxed it to them because they said I could (was only $400 I think).  Then my card was comprimized!  I had two flights booked on my card and one was going to Jamaica and the other was booked from Jamaica.  I contacted the resort to tell them what happened and they assured me it wasn't anyone at the resort...ya right!


                Anyway, I had to change my CC number and I am not faxing them any more details.  I will be mailing my info when I send it and hope for the best.



                #5188 Jennelle

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                  Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:31 AM

                  Oh my gosh! Mallenbride that's horrible! It obviously has to be someone from the resort. I will definitely mail my stuff If it's safer. As for your deposit was it on the package only or your photography and extras aswell?

                  #5189 mallenbride

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                    Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:35 AM

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                    Hey!
                    I've done quite a bit of research on the piscis as I too am having my reception there. If you look at areciffe photography's Facebook (the resort photographer) they have pics of receptions there.

                    Also found this video a long time ago and is what made me want to get married at the resort, the too had the outdoor reception;
                    http://vimeo.com/m/38295110

                     

                    Great...thank you so much!  The video is awesome!! And I checked out the pics on facebook as well:)



                    #5190 mallenbride

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                      Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:37 AM

                      Ya, it wasn't the best experience, but they agreed to just wait and get my deposit closer to the date...not sure how that will help.

                       

                      It was just a deposit on the package I think.  They didn't really say.  I was confused when I got the forms and asked what the deposit was for and she just it was just to hold the date and that it was $400.

                       

                      So now I have not paid any deposit and they are still holding the date...go figure.






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