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#41 QueenDiva

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    Posted 25 July 2010 - 11:33 PM

    You're welcome!

    #42 L&J

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      Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:13 AM

      I never thought to ask about day passes but I'm almost positive they are only at all inclusive resorts so they don't loose money on people coming in and eating and drinking without paying.
      Tensing Pen, Negril Jamaica, November 13th, 2010

      #43 LisaAndDreJamaica2011

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        Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:41 PM

        I think so too. Honestly, I only ran into that issue when i was attempting to get married in Montego Bay.

        #44 mswhatever

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          Posted 28 July 2010 - 08:21 AM

          I am back from my wonderful Honeymoon at the Tensing Pen. It was amazing. Most of the time it felt like the staff was there just for us. We can not wait to return. Here is a link to some pics of the resort.  Tensing Pen There are a couple of one of the wedding sites. The Tensing Pen is the definition of peaceful. I loved it.

          #45 QueenDiva

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            Posted 28 July 2010 - 03:37 PM

            Welcome back Mswhatever! Glad to hear you had a great time Mrs.!

            #46 bettie

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              Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:53 AM

              Hi all! I am getting married at Tensing Pen in May  2011. We are so excited! Shanique has been really great and always quick to reply for those of you nervous about communication. It does get pricey, but I think weddings are just really expensive. The fees I know about so far are below


              - set up $10 per person

              - chair covers $7 per chair. You can also rent chairs from Tai Floral instead but they are even more expensive. $7.20 for wooden chairs and $14 for chivari chairs.

              - dinner $40 to $50 per person depending on the menu you select

              - if you use a vendor that isn't on their approved list the costing is $500 per vendor. this doesn't apply if the vendor is a relative or friend (i.e. you cousin is marrying you, your best friend is taking the pictures, etc).


              I'm curious if anyone has used the live regaee band Shanique recommends called Irie Connections?


              Also, how much is tensing pen quoting you for alcohol? I have been told $55 per person for 2 hours of limited bar during dinner and 3 hours of open bar after dinner. This seems really really expensive to me.


              Are any of you having both a rehearsal dinner and wedding reception at Tensing Pen? I was thinking about doing the rehearsal dinner somewhere else, but wasn't sure where to go...


              Thanks for all your help!


              #47 LisaAndDreJamaica2011

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                Posted 06 September 2010 - 04:12 PM



                I actually decided against Tensing Pen because the set up fees made it way too much per person. I settled on Rockhouse which is costing me $66 p/person ( if you include the cocktail hour item I've chosen). I also added a $2,000 bar, Once that is up the bar turns into a cash bar. Perhaps Shanique will permit you to do something like that? This way, it;s cheaper tha the $55 p/p which seems INSANE to me. As for a location for your rehersal dinner, you can chose Negril Escape. I went there in July for a wedding and it's literally next door to Tensing Pen. It's def not as nice as Tensing Pen or rockhouse, but the food there was amazing and it's a Jamaican owned resort and the staff there is really really nice. Since it's next door to Tensing Pen it's also on the cliffs, so you'll have that beauiful view. I know they'll give you a good price. I might do my rehearsal dinner there too.

                #48 divasmurfette

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                  Posted 06 September 2010 - 04:35 PM

                  Lots of bar ideas on their website under Weddings:  http://tensingpen.co...ding_inner.html


                  We finally just cancelled out the limited bar and went full open bar - not alot of drinkers at our ceremony and it will work out to about the same $$$ for us while we are there!

                  (rented out the resort for the weekend of course!)

                  #49 bettie

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                    Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:28 PM

                    Thanks for the info! I guess the killer at Tensing Pen is that the quoted bar prices are only for 2 hours so if you want to extend the party it is very expensive. I originally wanted to have our wedding at Rockhouse but I was told that if you have the party there it must be 20 people or less (ours is about 50 people) or you must rent the whole restaurant which is 8,000 minimum. Tensing Pen ended up being more affordable for our size group and the customization we want to have.

                    #50 LisaAndDreJamaica2011

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                      Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:44 AM

                      I went back and forth between rockhouse and tensing pen right up until the very end! lol...but rockhouse is cheaper. My wedding is for 80 guests. If you want to close out the restaurant you need to spend 8,000. Otherwise you have the entire pool area which is beautiful. If it rains, they move you into the restaurant area. I'm having mine in the pool area. $8,000 would have been insane!

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