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#51 SonyaR

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    Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:03 AM

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    Originally Posted by Amelie-Mellow
    Hurray Ottawa! We should plan a Ottawa-Ocean Sands meet and greet :)

    We are also going with the extravaganza for 40 people.
    P.S. Sunquest has a promotion on right now where only the bride and groom need to put a deposit and they will hold an additional 28 seats (30 seats total). Our deposit was pennies! So if you have not booked already I suggest you book as soon as you can :)
    I would definitley be into a Ottawa-Ocean Sands meet and greet. Perhaps we should aim for the fall when everyone is not so busy during the summer and we have more planning done that we can talk about.

    We have already put our deposit down and our invites will be going out this week. I am so anxious to see who is actually going to book. I've had many people say they will but things change when it's time to do it.

    We booked ourselved the honeymoon suite. I am so excited about that.

    #52 oceansand09

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      Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:37 AM

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      So is Amelie-Mellow, us Ottawa girls have good taste.

      Oceansands09-did you have a large wedding? We are looking at approx. 40 people and I think their packages are perfect. I heard you have to pay extra for decorations for the beach/gazebo. Did you choose and do you recall the prices for what you got?
      We had 23 guests total; 18 travelled with us from Montreal and the other 5 flew from Toronto. When we booked there were no guaranteed direct flights from Ottawa so we drove to Montreal, stayed overnight and flew from there. It ended up being about $400 cheaper per guest, so the drive was definitely worth it.

      We chose the Free Wedding package that included the ceremony site (beach), a bottle of champagne, the wedding cake and a private reception dinner with at La Brasa restaurant. On top of that we paid for white chair covers for the ceremony site, flowers and photography. Julissa ended up adding blue chair sashes and decorating the altar as a special gift to us. The chair covers were dollars a piece (can’t remember the exact amount), my bouquet, the 3 bridesmaid’s bouquets and a bag of fresh rose petals for the flower girl came to about $250US. We ordered the Bronze Photography Package and including the extra 32 prints we paid $822US. My mom paid for my wedding day hair and I think it was $50US for me and $40US each for my MOH and sister.

      We also booked the Honeymoon Suite and it was the best decision we could have made. Ours was room 6301 and it faced the pool and the ocean. The room is HUGE and simply beautiful. We love the 4 poster king size bed and the large balcony. But we loved the outdoor shower most of all! It’s stunning out there at night under the stars. Treat yourself, you won’t regret it!

      Our wedding was very laid back. We arrived at the hotel Sunday afternoon. Monday morning we met with Julissa for 45 minutes to pick flowers, our dinner menu and organize the ceremony. And we were married on Tuesday at 3:00p.m.! We wanted to have the wedding right away so 1) I wouldn’t be thinking about it all week and 2) so our gusts could enjoy their vacation, plan excursions and chill out. We didn’t want to occupy too much of their time.

      It was perfect!

      Let me know if there is anyhting else I can help you with!

      #53 SonyaR

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        Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:39 PM

        Thank you o much for the info Oceansands09, very helpful. I am also happy to hear that the honeymoon suite is worth it. My FI was hesitant to book it at first but I convinced him it'll be worth it and now I can show him I was right. Gotta love when that happens!

        #54 Debs

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          Posted 14 July 2010 - 11:26 AM

          For sure book the honeymoon suite. If for nothing else, your guests are a little away from you in another building. I enjoyed that immensely

          #55 Terrian925

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            Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:22 PM

            Hi I was trying to get some prices on packages but when I went on the contact us page I was having difficulty sending my request . If possible if any of you ladies have a price list could you please send it to me.
            Thanks in advance,

            Terri
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            #56 SonyaR

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              Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:15 AM

              Quote:
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              Hi I was trying to get some prices on packages but when I went on the contact us page I was having difficulty sending my request . If possible if any of you ladies have a price list could you please send it to me.
              Thanks in advance,

              Terri
              taponte60@comcast.net
              Sent you an email this morning with the information.

              #57 Terrian925

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                Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:23 PM

                Thank You Sonya....I really love their packages VERY affordable and I like that its good for 40 people.

                #58 cookie225

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                  Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:01 PM

                  has anyone done anything for over 100 people...we have approx 100 guests, some will be traveling there and the bulk will be spending just the day there
                  do they put centerpieces on the tables? and is that included?

                  #59 Debs

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                    Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:48 AM

                    wow, that's lots! LOL. I can't help, we were a rockin group of 10!

                    #60 Amelie-Mellow

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                      Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:05 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by oceansand09
                      We had 23 guests total; 18 travelled with us from Montreal and the other 5 flew from Toronto. When we booked there were no guaranteed direct flights from Ottawa so we drove to Montreal, stayed overnight and flew from there. It ended up being about $400 cheaper per guest, so the drive was definitely worth it.

                      We chose the Free Wedding package that included the ceremony site (beach), a bottle of champagne, the wedding cake and a private reception dinner with at La Brasa restaurant. On top of that we paid for white chair covers for the ceremony site, flowers and photography. Julissa ended up adding blue chair sashes and decorating the altar as a special gift to us. The chair covers were dollars a piece (can’t remember the exact amount), my bouquet, the 3 bridesmaid’s bouquets and a bag of fresh rose petals for the flower girl came to about $250US. We ordered the Bronze Photography Package and including the extra 32 prints we paid $822US. My mom paid for my wedding day hair and I think it was $50US for me and $40US each for my MOH and sister.

                      We also booked the Honeymoon Suite and it was the best decision we could have made. Ours was room 6301 and it faced the pool and the ocean. The room is HUGE and simply beautiful. We love the 4 poster king size bed and the large balcony. But we loved the outdoor shower most of all! It’s stunning out there at night under the stars. Treat yourself, you won’t regret it!

                      Our wedding was very laid back. We arrived at the hotel Sunday afternoon. Monday morning we met with Julissa for 45 minutes to pick flowers, our dinner menu and organize the ceremony. And we were married on Tuesday at 3:00p.m.! We wanted to have the wedding right away so 1) I wouldn’t be thinking about it all week and 2) so our gusts could enjoy their vacation, plan excursions and chill out. We didn’t want to occupy too much of their time.

                      It was perfect!

                      Let me know if there is anyhting else I can help you with!

                      Congrats on your wedding! :) It sounds like it was perfect!
                      Quick question could you let me know what Julissa's email is?
                      Thanks!




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