Hi MKA -
Me too - I still can't believe we passed up the opportunity to have a Tequila Donkey!!
Congratulations on booking w/ Ceiba!! You and your guests will have an unforgettable experience!!
Ahh, I think I misunderstood your earlier comment. Yes, we did pay the $13/pp for the linens, etc. (the linens in the pics are from the basic selection offered with that price). When it came to additional decorations though, aside from the string lights and the pieces handled by the florist, Ceiba did the rest at no additional charge.
Technically, we didn't have an after party since our wedding lasted until almost 4 AM though there were only about 15 very very drunk people left by then!!! Many older people started heading to bed around 11 PM and a big wave left after the taco bar around 12:30 AM.
That said, I think your after party options will depend on how strict Ceiba wants to be and the type of crowd you expect.
- If you are big party people but Ceiba has a strict cutoff, then you can take the party indoors into one of the restaurants. You could either continue dancing or set up a karaoke bar.
I appreciate your detailed reply! I'm in love with the Tequila Donkey.
We are actually in the middle of booking everything now with Ceiba for our wedding in the spring of 2012! Very excited.
I am surprised about the fact you didnt have to pay a set up fee unless you brought in your own tables and chairs. In their banquet menu they say $13/pp, but maybe since you had a lot of people they waived it?
Lastly, did you have an after party after the wedding? Since it will probably end at 11pm and although most guests will be tired i was just wondering if you did anything for the people more our age?
Thanks again! Your posts have extremely helpful!