They offered a grooms room to us, but we used a groomsman's casita. They still delivered appetizers to the room, plus room service is available the guys all basically met there and hung out by the pool. I had a girlfriend take some great pics for me. Worked out perfectly! The problem with the grooms room that was offered was it was a garden villa room far from the pool or beach. Boring for them! And he would have to make sure all personal items were removed and taken back to their rooms B4 the ceremony, so I didn't think that was very convienant. The girls and I had hair and make up done at the spa then walked back to our casita to dress. There we had champagne and appetizers waiting for us and a girlfriend did pictures for us as well. We had our photographer just meet us at Gazebo 55 and start pictures there. A decorated golf cart pick up me and my two bridesmaids. We called for a shuttle about 20 min prior to wanting to leave for the ceremony spot to take the other girls. It worked out fine... There are always shuttles running. But the WC really will try hard to accommodate or work out a plan. The WC that we email back & forth with for months may not be the WC you will have that day
The Beach Bar is a favorite spot for us! It is a quieter bar on the beach in the casita section with lounge furniture. Also... You could use the martini bar or there is a little known new very nice bar in the casita section above the new D'Italia restaurant that is beautiful and overlooks the beach! Both have AC. There are several places your guests can hang out so, no worries! Some of those little details we decided on after we got there and made announcements at our welcome dinner.
Our wedding day at EDR was amazing! I highly suggest when you wake up that morning have a quite hour or two with your groom & room service breakfast! Make sure everything u need is done or organized the night before and just relax and enjoy the moment & day! It will be an over whelmingly happy day that goes by so fast! Our entire day was 14 1/2 hours of wedding fun from the time we left the room that morning going our separate ways, til we returned that night to a beautifully decorated room with more champagne and appetizers! I wore my dress from 2pm til 2am! So fun!