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We've started working on our guest list and after a lot of back and forth decided that we rather not start any drama so we are pretty much inviting everyone in my HUGE family.  If only half of the people show up then we will still have about 100. When I booked the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites I was not intending on having such a large group and I an now concerned that my ideal day will be compromised because of the size of my party. Just wondering if any other brides have had a large wedding party or if anyone has any suggestions on a resort that can accommodate a party?

 

I love to dance so we absolutely MUST have room to get our groove on :)

 

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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Hello,

 

I don't think the size of your wedding will be an issue at all. Did someone at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites say something to make you feel this way? They have 317 suites and ample meeting space so they should be able to accommodate. You may be limited in where you can host certain events but you will find that at any resort. At my wedding, we took up about 90% of the resort rooms (granted it was smaller) but I loved it that way! Plus if you love to dance, what a party!

 

My only suggestion to you would be make sure your TA is willing to be the "one point of contact" for everyone so that on key dates (like when deposits or final payments are due) you aren't answering 100 - 200 phone calls with multiple questions from your guests. That would be overwhelming for anyone!

 

Good luck with that, it sounds absolutely amazing...

 

Ginger @ Blue Petal

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Thank you so much Ginger. I think I was reading a review and the bride mentioned that they had the actual reception on the beach because there was no room in the restaurant. I am totally fine with that but then I started thinking (which is dangerous-I know cheesy.gif) what if it rains? we can't have our reception on the beach,what then.

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Fair enough, a good reason to be concerned! I ate dinner on a beach in the pouring rain in Fiji once and it was messy. We all had our cloth napkins on our heads so our hair didn't get ruined, which was totally futile. In the end we all looked like drown rats but it's a great memory!

 

The Rose Hall Suites have a large ball room which would make an excellent location for a reception. It has a 320 person capacity, which is probably theatre style seating so it would be worth asking them what number it holds banquet style seating... There is also the Rose Hall Beach next door which also has has convention facilities. I don't know if they would be willing to use their sister property for a back up plan if need be but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

 

Rain is always a worry to destination wedding brides. The wedding coordinator at the property should be able to offer you some alternatives.

 

Good luck!

 

Ginger

 

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mobaybride2be..the suites is very accommodating and so is the beach property....all are within the same iberostar rose hall compound along with the grand...you might find more cost efficient rates for your guests if they stay at the beach and/or if you'd even consider marrying at the beach property..to be frank, there's no real 'difference' in each property other than price point...i had the pleasure of visiting iberostar last year with my FI and he and i agreed that all three hotels are equally beautiful...keep in mind that the beach and the suites properties are kid-friendly and the grande is adults only...all three hotels have nice size common areas and you can have the option of renting out the disco and/or one of the restaurants for any party over 40..i'm sure they could accommodate a large group; however, i believe the wedding packages are only for up to 120..so you might keep that in mind should MORE of your invitees RSVP than 1/2...

 

happy planning!  R~

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