Interesting Norma. Are you getting charged for the division of events from 1pm to 6pm? It has nothing to do with the sunset fee because we are not doing it on a Thursday to Sunday which is when they charge that sunset fee. Our wedding is on a wednesday and not at the chapel. We are having a symbolic ceremony at the gazebo. It is specifically because we want a gap between the ceremony time and the reception time. And we are just asking for at least a 2 hour gap. and for that my WC is telling me I have to pay $400! I am sorting that all out because if you didn't have to pay it, and you have a 5 hour gap, then what the heck! I have a bone to pick with her if this is the case.
I think we are looking to do the reception at the gazebo. I don't like the green floor on the terrace and I read that there are rooms that are overlooking the villa terrace. The gazebo location seems more secluded to me.
Originally Posted by Norma83
Hi Mizpriya -
It seems a little crazy that you'd have to have your reception start right after your ceremony. Are you getting married at the chapel? If so, I can see them maybe having an issue with you guys taking pictures afterwards because they say that they have other weddings lined up after yours so they have to go in and get ready for the next one. However, it still doesn't make sense why you'd have to have your reception at 4:30PM. My fiance and I are getting married May 5th. Our ceremony will be at 1PM at the Catholic Chapel and we'll have about a 3 hour gap until the reception. Our reception starts at 6PM. The 3 hour gap works great for us because it will allot for picture taking and a lot of our guests have kids so they can go up to their room and rest before the reception starts. I know we may not be able to take pictures for a long time after the ceremony ends but at least we can go to other parts of the hotel to take pictures. We initially wanted our ceremony to start at 4PM but we didn't want to pay the $400 fee. I think it's the sunset fee or something like that. It actually worked out better for us to do it at 1 PM.
Where are you having your reception?