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#4231 airica26

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    Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:18 AM

    I am still a bit confused and maybe someone knows an answer to this. I will have 75 room nights so I get free private functions.

    So for my reception I will have prob 40-50 people. I know that I saw somewhere that you get a function for 35 people.

     

    My question. Will I have to pay for meals for the 5-15 extra people? Is there a limit on how many people you can have at your private function for free.

     

    I am aware that extra tables to accommodate seating may cost money but what about the meals?

     

    Any info is kindly appreciated.
     

    Originally Posted by Smoylan 


    You get a dinner reservation for up to 30-35 guests with any wedding collection including complimentary. That can be your dinner after the ceremony. My friend had a destination wedding 5 years ago we did the dinner after and never missed a "reception". Especially if your having an AHR after.

    If you wanted to pay for a reception you can use your reservatuion for a welcome dinner or something like that. They do not make reservations for that many people.
     



     



     


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    #4232 Jamie5280

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      Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:24 AM

      The dinner reservation is there for people that will have 35 and under and do not wish to purchase a private function ( and who do not have unlimited free events).  If you have unlimited free events, NO you will not have to pay for those extra people.  That reservation is solely to be used at a restaurant.  It's included with all wedding packages.  Just think of it this way, if you have unlimited free events, they are free except to extend the hours, decorations, music, etc...You will not have to pay pp.  Just for the extras.  Hope that makes sense!?!?!

      Originally Posted by airica26 

      I am still a bit confused and maybe someone knows an answer to this. I will have 75 room nights so I get free private functions.

      So for my reception I will have prob 40-50 people. I know that I saw somewhere that you get a function for 35 people.

       

      My question. Will I have to pay for meals for the 5-15 extra people? Is there a limit on how many people you can have at your private function for free.

       

      I am aware that extra tables to accommodate seating may cost money but what about the meals?

       

      Any info is kindly appreciated.
       



       



       



      #4233 airica26

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        Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:29 AM

        Thanks Jamie!

         

        What a relief. I factored in like $1000 to cover meals for people above and beyond 35. Hooray, now I can have table decor.



        The dinner reservation is there for people that will have 35 and under and do not wish to purchase a private function ( and who do not have unlimited free events).  If you have unlimited free events, NO you will not have to pay for those extra people.  That reservation is solely to be used at a restaurant.  It's included with all wedding packages.  Just think of it this way, if you have unlimited free events, they are free except to extend the hours, decorations, music, etc...You will not have to pay pp.  Just for the extras.  Hope that makes sense!?!?!



         



         


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        #4234 airica26

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          Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:33 AM


          Ohh another question I thought of that maybe you know the answer too.

           

           

          If I decide not to have the 1 hour cocktail hour will they let me extend my reception 1 hour without charging me for it?

           

          I know when I go to destination weddings, after the ceremony I want to go back to the room and get ready for the reception and I generally opt of cocktails anyway. I have noticed that most guests at the destination weddings I have been too do that as well. I am also thinking that I remember reading that we get champagne after the ceremony anyways so this should be sufficient enough I would think.

           

           

          Originally Posted by airica26 

          Thanks Jamie!

           

          What a relief. I factored in like $1000 to cover meals for people above and beyond 35. Hooray, now I can have table decor.


           



           



           


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          #4235 Smoylan

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            Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:53 AM


            I will be skipping a cocktail hour. They only allow outdoor functions until 10 or 10:30 and my ceremony is at 6pm. Im hoping to have a reacption from 6:30-10:30 without paying the extra hour???  I read someplace that the unlimited events are for up to 3 hours per day, but it may be possible to negociate? I dont want my guests traveling from place to place, and I would rather a longer reception :)
             

            Originally Posted by airica26 


            Ohh another question I thought of that maybe you know the answer too.

             

             

            If I decide not to have the 1 hour cocktail hour will they let me extend my reception 1 hour without charging me for it?

             

            I know when I go to destination weddings, after the ceremony I want to go back to the room and get ready for the reception and I generally opt of cocktails anyway. I have noticed that most guests at the destination weddings I have been too do that as well. I am also thinking that I remember reading that we get champagne after the ceremony anyways so this should be sufficient enough I would think.

             

             



             



             



            #4236 airica26

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              Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:57 AM

              I don't think this will be an issue because I think my TA spoke to the wedding department and told them I want my reception from 6-10 and they seemed okay with it.
               

              Originally Posted by Smoylan 


              I will be skipping a cocktail hour. They only allow outdoor functions until 10 or 10:30 and my ceremony is at 6pm. Im hoping to have a reacption from 6:30-10:30 without paying the extra hour???  I read someplace that the unlimited events are for up to 3 hours per day, but it may be possible to negociate? I dont want my guests traveling from place to place, and I would rather a longer reception :)
               



               



               


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              #4237 airica26

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                Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:59 AM

                Is anyone planning on doing indoor ballroom reception?

                 

                I was looking at photos and I don't really love how out in the open the outdoor venues are. I just keep thinking about giving a heart felt speech and randoms walking by in speedos listening as I tear up talking about my parents...lol.


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                #4238 MsHarryWinston

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                  Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:28 AM

                  As part of any wedding package you choose, you have the option of a dinner reservation for up to 30 or 35 people in a restaurant.  If you think you will only have 12 people there, then you can absolutely use your reservation for that and you WC will be able to make that reservation for you.  We chose to have a private reception because we are not having an AHR.  We are only having 20 people, and if memory serves me correctly, you have to have a min. of 20 guests to book a private function. 
                   

                  Good luck!


                   

                  Thanks, but what I meant was for EXTRA functions. Like a welcome dinner and going away brunch. Using the one dinner reservation for the reception, but then seeing if we can find a way to get everyone sat together in the restaurants for other special meals. Exactly the same as in north America when you make a reservation at 6pm for a party of 8, you know? It's not a private or semi-private function, you're just getting them to hold seating for you at a specific time. That's what I was wondering is possible. If you can tip someone to hold a table for you or something.

                  #4239 Smoylan

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                    Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:28 AM



                    Is anyone planning on doing indoor ballroom reception?

                     

                    I was looking at photos and I don't really love how out in the open the outdoor venues are. I just keep thinking about giving a heart felt speech and randoms walking by in speedos listening as I tear up talking about my parents...lol.



                     



                    #4240 Smoylan

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                      Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:34 AM

                      For other events, It may depend on how busy the resort is at the time your there? When Ive been away with a big group we would just go at the same time and try to get seated next to eachother? I think your on your own aside from your wedding day. 12-15 people seems like a reasonable number to get like 2 reservations of 6 or 7 and ask for tables next to eachother. I am assuming maybe some people would like to eat at different times throughout your stay so doing it every day or night may just be stressful, but Im sure your WC can help with that request for a welcome dinner or rehersal

                       

                      Originally Posted by MsHarryWinston 


                      Thanks, but what I meant was for EXTRA functions. Like a welcome dinner and going away brunch. Using the one dinner reservation for the reception, but then seeing if we can find a way to get everyone sat together in the restaurants for other special meals. Exactly the same as in north America when you make a reservation at 6pm for a party of 8, you know? It's not a private or semi-private function, you're just getting them to hold seating for you at a specific time. That's what I was wondering is possible. If you can tip someone to hold a table for you or something.


                       






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