I'm very close to deciding on Iberostar Rose Hall Suites for our wedding next fall. I like everything about the resort, but I have a few concerns about the options for the reception/ dinner. I have tons of questions, so bear with me.
We don't know the size of our party yet, but probably 15-35 people (probably more like 20 though). As I understand it, the only way we can have a private dinner is if we have at least 25 people, in which case we can rent the Mediterranean restaurant, or if we have at least 50 people then the Steakhouse. How strict are they with the number of people for the steakhouse? I don't think we'll have 50. In the info booklet I have, it specified that the Calabash can be booked private too, but doesn't specify the minimum number of guests. Does anyone know?
My other question is, for the non-private dinner, how would you solve the issue of speeches, dancing, music, etc? Do they section off a section of the restaurant and you can do as you wish within that section? We'd like a traditional reception that runs into the wee hours of the morning, but I'm not sure how accomodating they will be.
My other concern is the lack of selection in food. I'm a very picky eater, and don't even like most of the entrees that are listed. Is there any way to have a buffet dinner, even if it costs extra?
I would also love to hear other suggestions for resorts, that would be in the same price range but more flexible with the reception and food.
Thanks so much, ladies!