The steakhouse dinner is a surf and turf menu as well. Lobster and steak or Pasta for vegetarians. It is an open air restaurant but they bring curtains down to "contain" it in the evening. I don't believe it is hot, obviously not air conditioned because it is all open but I like the idea of it being "outside" but "inside" at the same time!!!
Originally Posted by ebli23
Thanks, decided to go with the travel agent. Switching subjects, has anyone had their semi-private dinner at the steak house? I heard the see & sea is nice but I don't really care to much for seafood, just wanted to know if the steak house was good. I think I read somewhere that the room was hot, but I could be wrong.
I believe you are only able to have a reserved group dinner at one of the a la cartes if you have your wedding at the resort and either don't do the included dinner or opt for a private reception. You are technically paying for this is your wedding package cost when you get married at the resort so I assume that's why. We also wanted to book something like this but because we are doing the "semi private" dinner sandra said they can reserve a section at the buffet. Another bride told me they really liked this option as they put their group in a private room and then people we able to eat whatever they liked at the buffet has so many options
The $300 fee is non negotiable, it is their way to put some pressure to use the resort photographer I believe. Phil Steingard doesn't pay because he is there all the time photographing weddings and I believe he has likely worked something out with the resort so that the majority of their brides will go with him. We also didn't want to use phil and chose Katya Nova. She will be doing our wedding day photography, as well as a TTD the next day. We will be walking down the beach closer to where her and her fiance live to do the TTD as we do not want to pay the $300 (+ $90 for her fiance who works with her) TWICE! It is pretty silly, but you may want to look into going to a more public beach to get your photos to avoid the cost!
Originally Posted by MNtoMX
Hello! My fiance and I will be staying at Majestic Elegance for a week in the beginning of February and having our wedding at the Jellyfish Restaurant. We started planning a resort wedding and found that the times/dates we wanted were not available. Even though our wedding is not at the resort, we will all be staying there (approx. 35 guests)
I wanted to know if anyone else was running into similar issues. I asked if we could have a semi-private dinner at one of the al a carte restaurants; Sandra (WC) informed us that they could book an area of the Flavors buffet for dinner. I know there was at least one other bride that had a rehearsal dinner at See and Sea for many more people (and had her wedding ceremony and reception at Jellyfish)
The other question I had for other brides is in regards to photographers. I understand the resorts motive to charge for outside photographers to come into the resort if you are having your wedding at the resort. However, I do not see the motive in charging $300 just for a photographer to come in for a couple of hours to take photos at the resort before leaving for the wedding ceremony and reception. When I talked to Phil S. he said that he stays at ME all the time so they do not charge him. I was hoping to use another photographer; however, it appears I may not have much choice. Has anyone else faced this problem and what was the resolution? Couldnâ€™t we just pay the day pass and get some shots before leaving for Jellyfish?
I can't believe it's 5 months off!!! We may be staying until the 11th now as originally we were supposed to be leaving the 9th!
Originally Posted by Bride2012
MNtoMX when will you be there? My FI and I are arriving 9 February!