I am not quite sure if this is standard at every resort, but at the Riviera Grand Sunset Princess, if you reserve a portion of the restaurant you only have 1hr 30 min to stay at the restaurant. An alternative is to have a private reception which is for 40 or more people only, and the min rate per plate is $40 per person. You also have to pay to have an open bar which is 38 for 2 hours.
If 40 guests are booking an all inclusive at ther resort, shouldn't you just be paying for the wedding package, and not additional costs for a private reception?
I mean if you are already paying for a all inclusive, that is a lot you are contributing to the hotel. They should be able to give a better deal than that.
Does anyone have any other suggestions? or is this how every resort does it?