Originally Posted by wontongir1
It was $1000 to rent out the Pool Deck but unfortunately it rained so we had to move it to the ballroom terrace. We just did the basic package and then paid something like $11-12 a person for the setup. For the dancing, I rented out the Disco area which includes a private bar. I recommend doing this if its available. I think that was around $1000 as well.
Most of our guests stayed at the hotel so their dinners were included. I had 5 family member drive in and I think it was around $100 per person. We had the steakhouse menu and everything was delicious.
If you need a photographer, I know a really good one in NYC. I paid his way there plus extra for the photos and package and it was still cheaper than paying one in Jamaica. You can see some of the photographs from our wedding here that he took. http://www.patrickch...ican-wedding-2/
Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other Q's and I'll try to answer them.
Hey, thanks so much for getting back to me..your wedding photos are stunning!! We are still tossing up on what to do about photographers, but will likely fly one in! Seems like much better value.
I'm so confused over this dinner situation though. My travel agent has been speaking with Keisha via email, and what they're saying is that for a private dinner (pool deck/ballroom terrace/beach/etc.) the cost is a 600$ set up fee, and dinner costs 67$ per person!! Even for guests staying at the resort!! And this is the cost for ALL guests - the 40 that would be included in the caprice package semi-private dinner are NOT included if you decide to go with a private dinner. I feel that this is absolutely ridiculous! I'm so confused at how they can charge so much. So you didn't pay a per person fee at all for all 80 people? I wonder how this could have changed so drastically. Was your dinner a buffet?
Has anyone else ran into this pricing problem? For our 90 guests, a private dinner would cost us $6630.00 (WHAT !!?!?!?)
($67/person x 90) = $6030 + $600 set up fee
We were planning to go with the Caprice package (assuming the first 40 guests would be included for dinner - as per the package) but now I'm wondering why we would do that if we have to pay for each persons dinner anyway. Seems it would be cheaper to go with no package, and just pay the judge fees on our own. Is there any benefit to getting one of their packages if you're having a private dinner?