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#11 chell44

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    Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:18 PM

    thank you!! My FI is Dominican and I speak fluent spanish and we were just laughing cause we don't know half of the foods.. lol  I'll have to ask my mother in law.. Did she happen to mention what time you can have the cocktail hour? My ceremony is at 2 I'm still trying to get over it.. I just hate such a big gap cause I believe dinner is at 6 



    #12 roxy1122

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      Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:24 PM

      Welcome!! My FI is Dominican as well :) She did not mention the time for cocktail hour, she just mentioned that if I choose Hemingway's, it opens at 5pm. My ceremony is for 4pm, hoping that is a good time. I'm realizing that all the restaurant choices we have (la Uva, Arrecife, and Bohio) seem to be open air restaurants, I wonder how hot will it be?? yikes



      #13 chell44

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        Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:30 PM

        I'm so jealous I wanted my ceremony at 4. We'll be in the dead of heat for our photos..lol   You might make out with the timing cause the sun will be setting around dinner time and cool off a bit.. I might buy all my guests those hand held fans.  everyone will probably be drunk by dinner and not notice the heat  = ) What's your wedding date?
         



        #14 richarsd

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          Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:37 AM



           

          Originally Posted by roxy1122 

          hi brides!!! Thank you all so much for your reviews on this resort, I am 90% close to choosing this resort and already have a date of July 22, 2011 reserved with the wedding coordinator Carolina. However, I still have questions about the reception dinner and cocktail hour options and would appreciate all the brides feedback that have been married here. Waiting to hear back from the coordinator can take days and it would be great to start finalizing some details. Here are my questions:

           

          1- Cocktail  hour, options and prices (type of alcohol)

           

          2- Reception dinner: is la Uva restaurant my only option if I want a private reception dinner? what exactly does semi-private dinner mean? Please send feedback for both options: semi-private and private dinners including type of drinks included.

           

          3- my FI and I including our guests want to dance! I want a more traditional bride/groom intro and first dance.

          What are the options for SPACE for dancing at the restaurants? I know the beach party has a dance floor set up for an additional cost, but do the restaurants offer space for dancing?

           

          4- Finally, is la Uva restaurant enclosed? are any restaurants semi-outdoors?

           

          Looking forward to some feedback and thank you in advance!!! :)


          Hi there!

           

          -  By cocktail hour, do you mean you just want some wine or champagne right after your ceremony at the gazebo/beach? If so, it's included already in your wedding package for you and your guests (I think they limit the amount though so the amount of champagne may not last an hour, lol). If you want a full cocktail reception/open bar either before or after the reception, it is $12 per person for 3 hours and is full bar service (so whatever kind of drinks alcohol you like incluyding mixed drinks) and  the wait staff. You can combine this with the beach party.

           

          - For a private reception, your options are La Uva or El Bohio only. You need minimum 20 people. For a semi-private, you can have any of the restaurants (even the buffet). Both La Uva and El Bohio are on the beach and both have an open air section. Semi-private means they section a few tables off in one area of the restaurant (usually off to the side) for you and your guests with decorations, etc...but you're next to the guests dining so it's not private. If you want your reception (ie: dance and whatnot) at the restaurant, you have to rent the private restaurant...you cannot dance, play your own music, etc. at a semi-private restaurant...having said that, you might be able to get away with it a little bit but you can't count on it. If you wanna run the show and do your own thing, go private (that's what I'm doing, lol). Of course, it's $1000 to rent the restaurant privately but you get it all evening, for as long as you want...this way you don't have to move everyone to the beach later if you don't want to. If you go this route, you can also have the DJ set up in the restaurant (if you want one) and have the open bar there too (again, it's $12/person for 3 hours). For either a semi or private dinner you get wine, soft drinks, juice, and beer included in the dinner for your guests. I have the menu options somewhere too...I can pass those on once I find them.
           

          - You can dance and have the traditional intro, dance, etc. at the restaurant if you rent it out privately...otherwise, go with the beach party set up. There would be space at the restaurant for this assuming you don't have like 150 guests or something, lol.

           

          - La Uva and El Bohio are open-air concept...they have a roof but it's kind of like a terrace on one part with some over-hang...not sure how to explain it, lol.

           

          Shan



          #15 chell44

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            Posted 11 August 2010 - 12:10 PM



            Originally Posted by richarsd 



             


            Hi there!

             

            -  By cocktail hour, do you mean you just want some wine or champagne right after your ceremony at the gazebo/beach? If so, it's included already in your wedding package for you and your guests (I think they limit the amount though so the amount of champagne may not last an hour, lol). If you want a full cocktail reception/open bar either before or after the reception, it is $12 per person for 3 hours and is full bar service (so whatever kind of drinks alcohol you like incluyding mixed drinks) and  the wait staff. You can combine this with the beach party.

             

            - For a private reception, your options are La Uva or El Bohio only. You need minimum 20 people. For a semi-private, you can have any of the restaurants (even the buffet). Both La Uva and El Bohio are on the beach and both have an open air section. Semi-private means they section a few tables off in one area of the restaurant (usually off to the side) for you and your guests with decorations, etc...but you're next to the guests dining so it's not private. If you want your reception (ie: dance and whatnot) at the restaurant, you have to rent the private restaurant...you cannot dance, play your own music, etc. at a semi-private restaurant...having said that, you might be able to get away with it a little bit but you can't count on it. If you wanna run the show and do your own thing, go private (that's what I'm doing, lol). Of course, it's $1000 to rent the restaurant privately but you get it all evening, for as long as you want...this way you don't have to move everyone to the beach later if you don't want to. If you go this route, you can also have the DJ set up in the restaurant (if you want one) and have the open bar there too (again, it's $12/person for 3 hours). For either a semi or private dinner you get wine, soft drinks, juice, and beer included in the dinner for your guests. I have the menu options somewhere too...I can pass those on once I find them.
             

            - You can dance and have the traditional intro, dance, etc. at the restaurant if you rent it out privately...otherwise, go with the beach party set up. There would be space at the restaurant for this assuming you don't have like 150 guests or something, lol.

             

            - La Uva and El Bohio are open-air concept...they have a roof but it's kind of like a terrace on one part with some over-hang...not sure how to explain it, lol.

             

            Shan

            could you send me the menu options please? If you don't mind to my email ( I can't open any attachments since they changed the site) michelle.dugan@live.com
             



            #16 roxy1122

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              Posted 11 August 2010 - 01:34 PM

              Thank you Shan!! Can you email me the menu as well? roxana.acosta09@gmail.com

               

              thanks so much :)



              #17 richarsd

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                Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:07 PM

                No prob ladies...figured it'd just be easier to post it here for others to see, too...you can always just copy and paste it into a Word doc :)

                 

                Appetizers:
                - Onion Soup au Gratin
                - Minestrone Soup
                - Pasta with shrimps, tomatoes, spinach and curry
                - Lobster Bisque
                - Caesar Salad
                - Caprese Salad
                - Mostacholli with 3 cheeses
                - Canneloni with spinach and mozzarella

                Main Dishes:
                - Grilled TBone
                - Beef Medallions with Three Pepper Sauce
                - Grilled Chicken Breast stuffed with Shrimp
                - Chicken Tetrassini
                - Beef Milanaise Parmesan
                - Loin of Pork with Marsala Sauce
                - Salmon Filet
                - Grilled Bass Filet

                Desserts:
                - Tiramisu
                - Chocolate Lasagna
                - Fresh Fruit Mosaic
                - Chocolate Bombon with peppermint flavour
                - Brownie with Vanilla Cream and Ice Cream
                - Puff Pastry Cake with sweet Apples and Chocolate Sauce



                #18 chell44

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                  Posted 11 August 2010 - 05:14 PM

                  Thanks Shan!! I was hoping to have a traditional Dominican meal : (          I've read  from other brides that the beef medallions are good



                  #19 roxy1122

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                    Posted 11 August 2010 - 06:30 PM



                    Originally Posted by chell44 

                    I'm so jealous I wanted my ceremony at 4. We'll be in the dead of heat for our photos..lol   You might make out with the timing cause the sun will be setting around dinner time and cool off a bit.. I might buy all my guests those hand held fans.  everyone will probably be drunk by dinner and not notice the heat  = ) What's your wedding date?
                     


                    Chell44, my date is July 22, 2010 :)



                    #20 jerzshortstuff

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                      Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:59 AM


                       

                      Originally Posted by richarsd 

                      No prob ladies...figured it'd just be easier to post it here for others to see, too...you can always just copy and paste it into a Word doc :)

                       

                      Appetizers:
                      - Onion Soup au Gratin
                      - Minestrone Soup
                      - Pasta with shrimps, tomatoes, spinach and curry
                      - Lobster Bisque
                      - Caesar Salad
                      - Caprese Salad
                      - Mostacholli with 3 cheeses
                      - Canneloni with spinach and mozzarella

                      Main Dishes:
                      - Grilled TBone
                      - Beef Medallions with Three Pepper Sauce
                      - Grilled Chicken Breast stuffed with Shrimp
                      - Chicken Tetrassini
                      - Beef Milanaise Parmesan
                      - Loin of Pork with Marsala Sauce
                      - Salmon Filet
                      - Grilled Bass Filet

                      Desserts:
                      - Tiramisu
                      - Chocolate Lasagna
                      - Fresh Fruit Mosaic
                      - Chocolate Bombon with peppermint flavour
                      - Brownie with Vanilla Cream and Ice Cream
                      - Puff Pastry Cake with sweet Apples and Chocolate Sauce


                      what does everyone recommend (or what to avoid) for dinner?  and we don't have to decide until we get there right? does everyone get the same thing or will they make an exception if someone is vegetarian or doesn't eat red meat?






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