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#1021 Care3-11-11

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    Posted 16 November 2010 - 03:49 PM

    When I asked Ana via email about the Divine Package that comes with dinner for 25, she said any additional guest would be $53 then a service tax, then a 11% sales tax. Per Guest.

    I told her I wanted to do it Buffet Style since I'm going to have close to 50, and wanted to know how much that would be per person. I don't want the fancy divine dinner options. 

    Not sure my question is getting through translation.

    If there is any way you could ask about dinner additional costs and what it would be for the buffet I would appreciate it so much! It's really going to make the difference if we choose the Eternity or Divine Pkg.

    Thanks and I hope you have a great time!


    #1022 lisadias

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      Posted 16 November 2010 - 04:28 PM

      Hi Caroline


      If you have your dinner in the buffet restaurant and not the bamboo room then they will reserve a section for you but it is not private and your guests would have to wait in line like everyone else but that would be the only option that i know of where there would be no additional costs. If you do this then depending on what you want from the resort for your wedding you may be able to go with the moments package and just pay for whatever extras you want which may work out cheaper but you would have to do the calculations. If you want a photographer and videographer then it may be cheaper to stay with the divine package.



      #1023 82turtles

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        Posted 16 November 2010 - 05:17 PM

        From what I have down, Lisa's description is right. The only way to have a free dinner would be to have your dinner in the regular buffet with other hotel guests. They would put together tables and try to section your group off though, so it's a little more private.


        Caroline, I think you might be wondering about having the private dinner still, just served buffet style instead of plated, correct? My understanding is that even in that situation, there is still the additional cost per person for their dinner (price depends on Eternity vs Divine menu). I would guess you get the same menu choices - they just offer to serve it as a buffet if you have 50+ people. Hope that helps!

        #1024 LondonAmanda

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          Posted 16 November 2010 - 05:40 PM

          I am getting married at NOW Jade in January 2011 and we keep going back and forth about where to have the reception. Does anyone have any pictures of the beach as it is set up for a fairly large wedding? The only photo I can find is one of just one table on the beach. Also, does anyone know if they set up lighting so that it is bright enough out there? Does anyone have any opinions about which is best, even if you don't have any pictures I would love to hear other opinions!! Thanks so much in advance!

          #1025 Tracysab

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            Posted 17 November 2010 - 05:41 AM

            If you do the buffet for a private reception-the additional cost per person over 25 is the same as if you were doing the seated dinner.  I know it seems like the  buffet option should be cheaper-but in reality-the buffet has a ton more food options.  Our buffet extended the whole back wall of the bamboo room.  And the food was excellent. 


            Also-the menu's for the buffet are very different than the menu options for the seated dinner.  There are about 6 different variations-and I was allowed to pick one and mix and match a few items from others.  If you want to see them-just email me at tsabrsula@gmail.com and I will send you a hard copy of it.


            If you are going to have close to 50 people-I would recommend this option just because it's hard to choose a standard meal for everyone with that many guests.  Also-I know she says you have to have 50 for the buffet-but if you have slightly less-I don't think she would have any problem with it.

            #1026 MPopp

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              Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:19 AM

              I got quotes for fire dancers outside of the hotel because the $1000 they quoted us was just too much for us to afford. The quotes I got were half the price, but I was also told I would have to pay $350 to bring them to the resort!


              I was also told previously that it was $65 pp. so I have no idea where they come up with the $350! Anyone else doing fire dancers? I REALLY want them but can't justify the cost!


              Originally Posted by babybird126 

              has anybody used a  photographer outside of the hotel?  My uncle wanted to get me mariachi;s but outside of the hotel and they said that they will charge and extra 350 dollars just to have them come to the hotel so it makes me wonder if I have to pay 350 dollars for the photographer to come in.

              Any answers that would be greatly appreciated.


              #1027 Kmart48

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                Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:08 PM



                Congratulations! And thank you for sharing!  I am getting married at the Now Jade on April 8, 2011.  I would love to see more pics from your wedding.....I saw a few, but maybe I missed them on here.  Silly question, but did the hotel provide colored napkins for your reception tables??  I am sure I will have more questions for ya, but I can't think of all of them right now....:)

                #1028 babybird126

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                  Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:19 PM

                  For some reason the only people they do not charge for are the outside photographers.  Otherwise for half day it is 55 dollars or 110 dollars for a full day. But any other outside vendor it will be 350 dollars.  I never even thought of having dancers.  That is a cool idea!

                  #1029 JessnNeil

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                    Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:47 PM

                    This seems all so confussing!!! Im trying to figure out prices and everything for my wedding in October 2011( I know its still so far), and I find the more I read the more complicated it seems!!! But at the same time, it seems to be helpful to learn from others mistakes.

                    #1030 mlawhead

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                      Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:15 AM

                      I am trying to figure out the same thing. I have mine booked for the beach reception, but I am worried that it will be too windy. When my fiance and I were there, we had a private dinner on the beach, and the wind kept blowing out the tiki torches and it blew over the flower arrangement on the table. Let me know if you get any information on this!!

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