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#11 msjulie5475

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    Posted 17 July 2010 - 08:25 PM

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    Hi - Sorry this is late but it looks like you have TONS of time before you have to decide on your wedding. We got married at the rockhouse - wei + rey - our wedding photos are here:
    The Rockhouse in Negril, Jamaica Wedding | Wei and Rey | New York City Wedding Photography - Yun Gen Yang

    We decided rather last minute whether or not we wanted to have it by the pool or restaurant. Ultimately with 65 people we decided the pool would be better, bc it's outdoors and the dance area is all in one place.

    If you prefer a more intimate feeling, the restaurant is nice too. Happy to answer any questions about this. I've been meaning to post all of my hard work/findings related to our wedding, but just haven't had a chance!
    Loved your photos! Amazing!

    #12 LisaAndDreJamaica2011

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      Posted 18 July 2010 - 08:03 PM

      Hi All,

      I'm currently in contract negotiations with Inise, but I'm not sure there is even ROOM for negotiation with this hotel. I was there a few days ago and FELL in love, BUT the requirement that at least 27 rooms be booked, totally scares me. Although I plan to have 80 guests, my cheapo family will def try to squeeze 4 to a room in as many rooms as possible, and since they only have 14 of the rooms priced between 120-150 a night and the rest, prices at $220 ( only two at this price)-350, I'm just not sure it can be done. For those of you who had more than 60 guests, what did you do?

      #13 downtownlagirl

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        Posted 18 July 2010 - 08:08 PM

        LisaandDre, I have the same issue...we are inviting 115-120 and expecting 60, which might not fill all the rooms- and what if we only have 40? What I am doing is plotting out worst case scenario of the people we KNOW will come against the cost of 27 rooms for three nights, and factoring that in as a possible cost. Will probably mean we end up at Round Hill after all, although I would MUCH rather have a whole hotel booked out for the weekend!
        Are you getting any flexibility from Inise?

        #14 LisaAndDreJamaica2011

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          Posted 18 July 2010 - 08:18 PM

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          Originally Posted by downtownlagirl
          LisaandDre, I have the same issue...we are inviting 115-120 and expecting 60, which might not fill all the rooms- and what if we only have 40? What I am doing is plotting out worst case scenario of the people we KNOW will come against the cost of 27 rooms for three nights, and factoring that in as a possible cost. Will probably mean we end up at Round Hill after all, although I would MUCH rather have a whole hotel booked out for the weekend!
          Are you getting any flexibility from Inise?
          I just responded to her contract today, but I'm doubtful. I think at the end of the day, Rockhouse doesn't need my business. Obviously, they'll only do the wedding if they can make a profit, and if they have enough business already, why would they bend over backwards for me? I know i'll have at least 60 people come, but like i said, my sisters and aunts will try to bunk together, so of the 60, many will be 4 to a room. You know? And when all of the cheap rooms are filled, I know some people will simply decline to attend, which bums me out. I'm looking Tensing Pen as an alternative. Catch a falling star is fantastic as well, but can only accomodate 60 guests. paying for the other rooms is just not an option for me...so who knows...sigh! Good luck to you!

          #15 downtownlagirl

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            Posted 18 July 2010 - 10:11 PM

            Good luck to you too! Sorry Rockhouse isn't being easy. Sometimes the "book out the whole hotel" thing is more risk than it's worth. I LOVE Catcha Falling Star....why not do it there or Tensing Pen - there are enough resorts along the cliffs to catch your guest overflow, and they are all walking distance!

            #16 LisaAndDreJamaica2011

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              Posted 18 July 2010 - 11:56 PM

              Catch a falling star can only accommodate 60 guests for the wedding itself. When I was there last Tuesday, I met the owner and she said, they could squeeze up to 65, but it would totally be tough. I'm still waiting to hear back from Shanique at Tensing Penn. If they have room for 80 guests to attend the wedding and dance, then I'm in!

              #17 L&J

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                Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:40 AM

                We are getting married at Tensing and expect about 70 guests. They told me that was around the upper limit. Hopefully they could squeeze 10 more in for you! The main issue is having room to fit all the tables in the restaurant/deck area. They might be able to do 80 but then you would not have room for a dance floor. One option could be to use the whole restaurant/deck area for seating and then have room for people to dance around the pool which is below the restaurant area. You might also want to check out Negril Escape. They can fit large groups for weddings and are also on the cliffs. The Negril Escape Resort & Spa
                Tensing Pen, Negril Jamaica, November 13th, 2010

                #18 LisaAndDreJamaica2011

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                  Posted 19 July 2010 - 09:48 AM

                  I was at Negril Escape for a wedding two days ago. The hotel itself is a 2, maybe 3 star at best, no where near the caliber of catch a falling star or rockhouse, or tensing, so I wouldn't dare. I most definitely need a dance floor ...oh well, maybe rockhouse it is! I expect to hear from Inise at Rockhouse today. Hopefully she has some good news for me :).

                  #19 LisaAndDreJamaica2011

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                    Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:33 PM

                    Ugh...just heard from Inise and she is NOT budging on the $60 per plate and she says this price is going up for 2011. Should I try to go above her? I'd settle for $55 per plate and no increase....UGH!

                    #20 L&J

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                      Posted 19 July 2010 - 10:14 PM

                      You might want to check Villa Sur Mer as another option on the cliffs. You could also have your guests stay at Catch or Tensing and just have the wedding at Negril Escape. I'm pretty sure you don't need to stay at Escape as a guest to use the property for a wedding. All the "NO's" is why i chose against RockHouse. They were very unwilling to negotiate.
                      Tensing Pen, Negril Jamaica, November 13th, 2010




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