Yep! That sounds about right. I am going to be renting the Piscis for a private reception. The dinner is roughly two hours, where apparently they only serve beer and wine...and it comes with 2 hours of the DJ afterwards for dancing, etc. If one wants an open bar for the two hours after dinner, I believe they quoted me something like $23 per person for the 2 hours. I kinda think charging on a per person basis is ridiculous, if all we are paying for is the bartender's time. It should just be a straight rate. That's just my rant and opinion though!
I agree that the $23 per person is ridiculous especially when it is an all-inclusive resort and I would agree that a 'set up' fee and to pay for the bartenders time would be more fair.
I have rented the gazebo after dinner and I'm going to tip some staff to keep running drinks out for us. That's the plan anyhow. Even if I paid someone $100 for the night to do this it would be beneficial. Plus, I'll have them set up some rum punch and beer for us which I have heard has been no charge for some of the other wedding parties.
tram13 - we'll overlap on our trips. I get in on the 7th and leave on the 14th.