Sandals Negril Weddings
Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:37 PM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:52 AM
Originally Posted by Marymack
I am wary as well!! I am in the process of getting quotes from destination wedding photographers.Most people have been bringing there own for quality pictures.
I am in the process of trying to find a photographer. I saw there were open dates for the resort directly through Sandals (some reason my TA has all rooms as sold out). If it doesn't work out I will use their photographer (well, I guess I have no choice to unless I have a specific guest take photos). I wish there were more reviews about them. I guess many brides bring their own.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:16 PM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:33 PM
Hey I was wondering if you still had lots of questions about getting married at Sandals Negril. I got married there and I can send you a review of how ours went if you want? Let me know thanks
Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:48 PM
Hey I was wondering if you still had lots of questions about getting married at Sandals Negril. I got married there and I can send you a review of how ours went if you want? Let me know thanks Dianna
Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:53 AM
We went to Sandals Negril for our weddingmoon on Nov. 11, 2012. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We had a beautiful concierge level beachfront room on the 2nd floor overlooking the beach and it was breathtaking to open up the patio doors and walk out on the patio to see the beach and sun setting when we arrived!
Our wedding was absolutely the wedding I dreamed about from the moment we decided to do a destination wedding. First of all the wedding co-ordinator gives you a date a few months ahead of your wedding date at which time she will contact you to go over the details of your wedding. Giselle was our wedding co-ordinator at Sandals in Negril and she is excellent! The day after we arrived we met with her and she went over every single wedding detail with us and booked the times for my hair/makeup appointments and our spas and everything for us when we met with her. Nothing went wrong and we were fully prepared for how the wedding would take place! It didn't feel like a standard wedding as they did everything in order for you to personalize it the way you want just for you as every wedding is different. They have 3 wedding locations to choose from (garden, beach or gazebo) and any request you have they will do whatever they can to see that it gets done. Josette was my hair/make-up stylist and I brought her a photo that I liked for my hairstyle and she did it perfectly and my make up looked amazing! I told Giselle that I had my father's watch with me (he passed away 4 years ago) and I wondered if we could somehow get it placed in the bouquet and she made sure that was done! Thank you Giselle! I also want to say thank you to Clintest and Gawayne for all your help with everything as well! Our photographer was Anthony and for us he was perfect! He was so hilarious which made us very comfortable and relaxed which made for beautiful pictures. He did every pose we wanted and more! The pictures he took were amazing and more than I ever hoped for! The people that work at Snapshots and put the albums together are The Best! Their photo albums are soooo beautiful and you can make as many changes as you need to until the photo album is exactly the way you like it! We booked a candlelight dinner on the beach and it was so beautiful too!
The rest of the trip outside of our wedding day was the best! The servers at the Bayside restaurant start your day off just right as they are friendly and welcoming every day! They even knew what day we were leaving and gave me a big hug and said they hope we enjoy our last breakfast at Sandals that last day that we went down! I was blown away by this! The Bayside is the main restaurant you have your breakfast/lunches at and it is buffet style however we never had the same thing twice! Their buffet is not your typical buffet there are several stations available for whether you want hot cooked food or anything you want whether it is subs/wraps/salads/pastas/fruit smoothies whatever you crave they have! We went to every restaurant and Barefoot by the Sea was especially nice as you are right on the beach in a beautiful candlelit restaurant and the food was delicious! Our room was fully stocked every day with alcohol (awesome Jamaican Red Stripe beer and Appleton Rum) and cold drinks and the amazing Jamaican Blue mountain coffee! The bathroom was fine and the water pressure was great! I have seen alot of complaints about the water pressure in the showers but we had no problem at all however the water left your skin feeling very dry. We always had lots of hot water no matter what time day or night we showered.
For water sports we had a blast on the Hobie cat! The sandals photograpers are almost everywhere on the property taking your pictures if you want and in the water and they took our pictures while we were out on the Hobie Cat. You just give them your room number and go to the Snapshots booth later to get your beautiful professional picture! We went snorkelling and Big Poppa and Smiley are the two that take you out. They are friendly and fun and also very safety conscious as our first trip out a tropical storm had passed through over night (not Hurricane Sandy) and made for a very rough surf. They kept a very careful eye on everyone going in the water and we ended up needing their help and they were able to foresee this even before we did. Thank you for everything! There was photographer on another one of our snorkelling trips who took beautiful pictures of us holding starfish and urchins. Smiley went down and brought up a puffer fish for us to hold. It was hilarious! We loved our snorkelling trips out and a big Huge Thank you to Big Poppa and Smiley! Mr Hollywood was our photographer on both the snorkelling trip and our Catamaran Cruise and he was the Best!! The Catamaran Cruise is a MUST!!! It is a beautiful huge Catamaran with lots of food and alcohol onboard. We went down to Rick's Cafe in Negril which is an infamous location where hundreds of people gather for the professional Cliff Jumping that you can watch and you can also jump off the lower cliff's yourself if you like. There is a restaurant/bar there as well and gift shops too. We swam around the cliff area here too and the water was beautiful. Oh and to our surprise there was another catamaran there with the people from Hedonism II on it so we got to see some extra sights! Then we stopped at Negrils' Margaritaville on our way back to Sandals. The sunset was beautiful as always but it was just that much better while sitting on the deck of this beautiful Catamaran sipping on a drink while holding the one you love.
Overall I would say this trip was above my expectations and we already booked to go back at the Soon Come Back desk before we left. I have to say I read alot of reviews over the past few months prior to leaving and some made me feel so excited and others made me concerned but honestly I have to say I can't see why anyone would complain about anything at Sandals Negril. The people go out of their way to see that you are enjoying yourself and all your needs are taken care of. The only complaint I have now is that I won't be able to go anywhere else other than a Sandals resort after the way we were spoiled!
Thank you to everyone at Sandals Negril! .
Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:32 AM
I am BACK after a WONDERFUL week and wedding at Sandals Negril!! I have been writing my review in microsoft word for a week now trying to describe exactly how I felt to post all over the internet. In short, I now understand why people call this place their home. My now husband (!!!) and I felt at home there and have already planned to go back. The resort was the perfect mix of relaxing (for him) and party (for me). The staff is OUTSTANDING. I was so happy that our wedding day was set toward the end of our honeymoon b/c some of our favorite staff actually popped by to see the ceremony and stayed for a group shot with us!
Giselle the wedding coordinator is awesome. She will see your vision based on all of the notes you've emailed back and forth with the initial wedding coordinator (mine was Nina). The day of the wedding, mother nature decided to send us rain, from 2pm to 10pm! Ceremony was to begin at 5pm and the staff tried to wait it out as long as they could, hoping for the sun to come through. They ended up setting up in the gazebo and our reception was moved to another location, which you'd never know that it was a last minute change. It was beautiful!
Also, we did end up using the Sandals photographer and we are very happy with our album! Fabian and Ira shot our wedding and we had so much fun getting to know Fabian throughout our stay. Yes, the photographers that shoot the weddings are the photographers that roam the site snapping shots of you. Giselle will discuss the vision you have for your photos (ie: artsy type photos, etc) and suggest the right person for you. Fabian has a good eye and caught some AMAZING shots from getting ready, to the ceremony through to the reception! Jemmi Lee is the only female photographer. Since she is new to the property, they don't have her do weddings but my husband and I did a sunset photo shoot with her and the photos all came out spectacular. I am a bit wary of sharing snap shots, but if you ask, I will try and find some shots that I am comfortable with sharing.
I would be willing to answer any questions, we truly had an amazing experience at Sandals Negril and our wedding will always be memorable. I can't stop going through my pictures! (They give you the CDs right there. I am waiting on them to send me the link to my album, which came with the photo package we purchased. Once I give the okay, they will mail us a printed album and 2 smaller ones which we plan on gifting to our mothers!) Lots of luck to future Sandals Negril brides!! You've made the right choice for your wedding and honeymoon!!
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