Originally Posted by teena84
I don't know how many people can fit the pier (which looks amazing from the pictures they posted up on their facebook page), but I remember from reading somewhere or maybe speaking to Susana, that to have ceremony on the pier, they will charge you extra. Maybe a couple hundred dollar on top of whatever wedding package you pick, or more. I could be wrong, but I could've sworn I asked her about this because when I saw those pier pictures, I actually considered changing my garden gazebo ceremony location to the pier. So just be prepare for that. Also, you may want to take into consideration for your guests. Having your ceremony at the pier wouldn't have any shade or shelter for your guests, so they would be in the bright sun for the entire ceremony. Some people may not mind, but if it's a blazing hot sunny day, it could get uncomfortably sweaty for your guests and your fiance, especially if he's wearing a suit. I picked the garden gazeo because there's more privacy, so no onlookers from the beach in their speedos taking pictures of you, or ruining your pictures, but also, the gazebo is big enough to hold your guests and provide them with shade. I went to Jamaica last year for a wedding, and the ceremony was outdoor, no shade or shelter, and they didn't provide any fans for the guests, so we were all drenched in sweat, and all got burnt. It was pretty digusting.
Congrats on your wedding by the way, the surprise dance was so cute!
Yes, I have read on here that it is an extra $500 to have your ceremony on the pier (or also on the rooftop lounge). Like you, I absolutely fell in love with the idea after seeing photos, so I am prepared to pay the price! Well as long as it can accomodate the amount of guests we have haha.
I am also concerned about the hot-ness factor, but I figured that at least out on the pier, you get more of a breeze. I am also considering the garden gazebo, as I love the privacy & intimacy factor. I guess I'll wait on Susana to get back to me to even see if my date is available.
Thanks for your info!