dmarr and tilliepiper, are you guys both in NYC? It sounds like all three of us are planning weddings at La Amada next year -- we should all meet in person to discuss over drinks!!
thanks for both of your responses. I DID talk to Denise at the bridal expo, I'm sure she was referring to me. After talking to her, I'm now seriously considering using the Villa. I think that 130 at Isla Grill is just way too packed. And it seems like Denise and her caterers can help to bring down the costs in other areas (we can buy our own alcohol wholesale instead of paying the hotel markup).
And thanks for the warning about the wind -- in all the pictures I see of weddings on the beach it looks like everyone is blowing around. I have to do some serious brainstorming to figure out how to avoid that. And I'll have to get some sort of idea about how windy it is that time of year! I suspect it's more windy in the fall since its storm season.
dmarr when are you headed down in November? I'll be there over Thanksgiving weekend!
I'm definitely planning on doing a welcome dinner the night before, but I'm not sure on location yet -- perhaps since we're going to so stations, we'll do Isla Grill and the pool area?? I need to check w/ Ileana and Denise.
Thank you both for all the suggestions/help! We definitely have to keep this dialogue going! Both of you guys let me know if you ever want to meet up in person. I live in downtown NYC and work in midtown, and my schedule is always pretty flexible.