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Negril Reception Site Recommendations - NOT SANDALS

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#1 aj_may2011

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    Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:24 PM

    We are getting married at Sandals Negril and are appalled at the markup for the reception.

    We are having a party of 20 at most-10 are booked or definitely going.

    We were told by the WC that beyond paying the per person cost for the dinner (which we are willing to do the $50/pp dinner package) - we only get ONE TABLE set up and to do each additional table is another $500??!!!

    It's ridiculous.

    Did anyone take their reception offsite? To a restaurant? We are really considering the Rockhouse. Has anyone gone there or can recommend another location where we can have a semi private or private dinner, perhaps with a little dancing or a beach party for our reception?

    #2 sweetiecat

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      Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:56 PM

      Other than Rockhouse, I have heard that Kuyaba (DINING AT KUYABA: a feast for the body and soul.) has a good restaurant and Norma's at SeaSplash (Norma's Restaurant | Sea Splash Resort Negril Jamaica) is also good. Keep in mind that you would have to arrange transportation, so this could add to your costs if you are covering it for the guests.

      I have heard that if you would like the extra tables at a Sandals reception undecorated, they are free. That means no Martha theme, no flowers, no floor length linen. You would get normal white table cloths, normal china, and glassware. You can always bring your own decorations, but they are charging a setup fee that varies depending on how much you bring.

      #3 aj_may2011

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        Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:12 PM

        Thanks Sweetie cat, I will ask my WC about the additional table setup.

        We did speak to Rockhouse - they will transport my party for $55, not bad.

        I will check out Kuyaba and Norma's..

        #4 JenniferSS



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          Posted 14 February 2010 - 05:33 PM

          sweetiecar is correct- if you want just a normal-undecorated set up then there is no additional cost beyond the pp reception cost!

          #5 blckrevpower

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            Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:11 PM

            wow! i was thinking of using sandals, but seems they aren't very flexible
            "Bart, with $10,000, we'd be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like...love!" --Homer Simpson

            #6 sunsetkiss

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              Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:24 PM

              I am interested in getting feedback on Jamaica wedding locations. Anyone have any good ones with pix? I will probably be getting a travel agent too but I am just excited after figuring out that we definitely want a destination wedding!

              #7 abbyroldan@yahoo.com

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                Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:58 PM

                I've been using TripAdvisor to look at reviews and members also post ton of photos. I've actually been able to see some great photos of numberous Negril Hotels and wedding set ups.
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                #8 blumenthale

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                  Posted 01 March 2010 - 09:13 PM

                  Rockhouse is really beautiful and the food is good. It's cliffside. Xtubi and Tensing Pen are also cliffside and very pretty. I am staying at Tensing Pen for my honeymoon. Kuyuba is good too, but not as pretty, it's beachside if I remember correctly. I went last spring and ate at all these places. Norma's is yummy! I stayed at Country!Country! it's beachside and they do beachside feasts every week, and the food is to die for. You could walk down the beach to it from Sandals. It's ten minutes. They have all the stuff for a beachfeast it could easily become a wedding beach feast. The staff is wonderful and the food is so good. They don't usually have a big dinner crowd so I bet you could get them to do your whole wedding dinner for a steal. Your guests to walk over or take a few cabs. Give them a call. They would love the business. It's really cute. They will take good care of you. Good luck.

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