Did anyone ever get an answer about the possibility and price of a private buffet setup if you have 50+ ppl? I know this used to be an option but don't see anything about it in the wedding book they sent with my confirmation. We are trying to keep the guest list down because I know each person over 25 is like $100 but we might not be able able to keep it small enough, so I'm hoping a buffet might work out a bit cheaper.
Also, how did you guys book your rooms for your group? Anyone book a block directly with the hotel or did you use an agent? I've gotten a couple of quotes from agencies, but seems like they want everyone to book within 30 days or want $100 deposit per room, both seem unreasonable to me.
I'm so excited to be sharing this experience with all you amazing ladies! All the great ladies and posts on this board helped me decide this was the resort for us! Thanks!!
I am doing a welcome dinner the evening before my wedding and it is going to be a buffet beach BBQ. This what I was quoted as far as pricing from Anel directly from my e-mail correspondence with her.
"Regarding the Welcome event, we can do a Beach BBQ, the cost is $35 usd, plus tax, plus service, per person. This cost includes; location rental fee, basic set up (round tables with white table cloth), private bar set up, dinner buffet style and open bar for 2 hours".
As far as room bookings I used a TA, my Best friends mother, who is a very dear friend is my TA and she has done numerous weddings at NOW Sapphire that have gone off without a hitch. My fiancee and I decided to hold a block of 20 rooms, we had to leave a $2000 deposit to hold these. If they are not filled by a certain date (I believe its mid-April for our June wedding) we will release the additional rooms and the money will go towards the balance of our bill for the wedding.
I hope this helps. If you need any more info you can always private message me.