Has anybody used, been to or considered Day O'Plantation restaurant for their wedding reception venue. Seems nice, although not convinced about the photograph of the food. Help needed please
Day o'plantation restaurant
Posted 28 September 2010 - 06:50 AM
I haven't really been on the forum much since my June wedding but I wanted to respond to you because I know I can help you with this. I had my wedding at Rose Hall Resort and my reception at Day O' Plantation. It was the BEST decision I feel I made!
I heard about the restaurant from another bride on this forum so I started researching. The main reason was Rose Hall was charging an arm and a leg for the reception and I wanted to see what options were there before getting locked in. I contacted Jennifer Hurlock, who owns and manages the restaurant with her husband, Paul.
She asked me what I would like for the reception, including a cocktail hour and we were able to come up with a package that was both affordable and flexible. Trust me, they will charge you a crazy price at the resorts for something you can get for a WHOLE lot less at a local restaurant.
Anyways, I e-mailed Jennifer constantly with ideas and questions before the wedding and she was open, honest and communicative. By the time I actually met her in person (which was two days before the wedding) I didn't feel at all nervous. She knew what I wanted and I couldn't be happier. The place is really nice. It's up the mountains about five minutes outside of MoBay and is surrounded by tropical foilage and is very intimate! There's also a pool that guests tables can be set up around. It's, in a word, gorgeous!
On the wedding day, Jennifer and Paul exceeded our expectations! The decorations were wonderful and she used everything that I brought in, even hanging up the paper lanterns I bought. The food... was... AWESOME!! To this day, our guests keep talking about the food was great. And trust me, a majority of them are Jamaican so it definitely means something since we would know if they didn't like it!
Overall, my experience with the restaurant was great. Because it's not a resort, you truly get that one on one attention as a bride. It's a great way to introduce your guests to a real Jamaican experience (if they're not Jamaican). Jennifer will work with you and your budget and will tailor your package (meaning everything from the cake, DJ, band, food, cocktail hour, etc.) to the way you want it. You won't have to look for any other vendors yourself!! Definitely consider the restaurant for your reception! You won't regret it!
The view overlooking Kingston... January 2009. One Love!!
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