We have our wedding booked for April 14th 2012 at the GPLH, so I can help you with info on this resort, as we have booked everything there! we have picked the WAVES OF LOVE PACKAGE worth 2300.00...this includes our flowers for me FI bridesmaid...groomsman....mother of bride and groom plus all decor flowers. We are having our wedding at the garden gazebo, which i have pics of, this package also has a semi private reception dinner included in price, however we are doing the private reception in the blue lagoon which is going to cost us 45.00 a person over 8 ppl.
which i also have pics of in my album on my profile page. Also the wedding ceremony does have a charge of 20.00 extra for persons over 8. But again this is standard.
The only added fee that I have come across, is the set up fee for the reception...if they do it, it will cost 200.00 however, my family and friends will be doing it for us! but that is standard fee for set up in any resort that ive found so far.
When it comes to the W/C I have been in contact with her via phone and e-mail and to be honest with you, she has been fantastic with us. I could not be happier with our choice to get married there! as far as your other requirements heres what I have for you lol
FOOD: the menu is amazing with a ton of choices..pm me if you want more as I have the menu paperwork
SERVICE: all ive heard is that the GPLH will go out of their way for the bride and groom as well as their guests...which was so important to me and FI
KID FRIENDLY: the GPLH has not only kid sections for play, but also has babysitting options as well very kid friendly resort!
GROUP RATES: we went through a TA for our rates, and this is our price air fare was $1132.00 with taxes extra total= $1471.88 which when we were looking was the lowest price...cheaper then mexico lol lol
Iam more than happy to give you help if you do choose this resort, or have any other Q'S
Hope I helped you out a little!
Originally Posted by Alysia85
I am TRYING to get married (LOL) in Jamaica next May... we have nothing booked yet? and are just getting our StD's out this week... Unfortunately they lack information as we haven't picked a resort. We have it narrowed down to the Iberostar and Grand Palladium (pending cost)... but are finding it difficult to choose.
I don't want to get married on the beach (haha i know.. wierd eh!) but rather a garden gazebo overlooking the ocean... private with beautiful scenery.
The GP offers a beautiful gazebo overlooking the ocean but the Iberostar doesn't seem to have anything like that??? All I can see at the Iberostar is a beach location (which I don't want!). But we've heard sketchy things about the GP resort (in terms of WC's, fees, etc) sooo we're not sure???? We're expecting around 30 people.
Does anyone have any suggestions to pick between the two?
Most important things:
Garden gazebo.. or private area.. overlooking ocean
and reasonable group rates!
If anyone is willing to share their group rates with me, please send me a private message.
We've never been to a resort so this will be a first for us... we have NO IDEA what to expect and how much it will cost our guests! We received group rates a month ago and they were over $1700 pp... which is just way too much! We are hoping they will come down significantly?????????????????????
ANY suggestions would be appreciated!!!