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#1 4elisabeth

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    Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:48 AM

    Hello,

     

    I am actually planning an offsite religious ceremony and a private dinner/reception at the ROR, but unsure of where to have it Poolside, Ballroom terrace or The Plantation Restaurant (is that private??)???? My groom really wants a dinner and dance at one location, anyone have pictures of reception set up, any suggestions???? How is the DJ?

     

    Frustrated

    Elisabeth



    #2 Soon2BNJersey

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      Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:47 PM


      All Receptions Start at 6:30.  For Semi Private your choice is

       

      Mamee Bay Restaurant:

       



      Hello,

       

      I am actually planning an offsite religious ceremony and a private dinner/reception at the ROR, but unsure of where to have it Poolside, Ballroom terrace or The Plantation Restaurant (is that private??)???? My groom really wants a dinner and dance at one location, anyone have pictures of reception set up, any suggestions???? How is the DJ?

       

      Frustrated

      Elisabeth



       



      #3 Lauren Newsham

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      Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:10 PM

      All receptions start at 6:30pm?? Yikes!!

      My ceremony is at 5:00pm, followed by a cocktail reception and 1 hour of a steel drum band...maybe I should move my ceremony up... I am thinking 5pm is too late now and that leaves no time for photos!!



      #4 Soon2BNJersey

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        Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:28 PM


        1:00 is is very sunny and hot, I did 3pm, and I was fine (the ceremony was 15 min).  instead of hiring the steel drum band I downloaded steel drum music.  after we were married it played while we enjoyed rum punch and started pictures.  that gave people time to go freshen up and meet at the bar, where we ordered cocktails until our table was ready... free!  I think 5:00 is cutting it you plan to have a cocktail hour.  I wish they would be more clear when you book, thank god for this site. hope this helps.  for the record I didn't see anyone use the steel drum band, and I watched weddings from my suite everyday that I was there (10 days)

        All receptions start at 6:30pm?? Yikes!!

        My ceremony is at 5:00pm, followed by a cocktail reception and 1 hour of a steel drum band...maybe I should move my ceremony up... I am thinking 5pm is too late now and that leaves no time for photos!!



         



        #5 Lauren Newsham

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        Posted 09 December 2011 - 06:57 AM

         

        I tried to move my ceremony up to 3pm but unfortunately it's already booked...5:00 is really late, especially since the sun starts to set at 5:30!

         

        I am so grateful for this site, I really wish that the WC’s would send you all the information once you’ve confirmed your wedding so you know exactly what to do. Although, Keisha has been amazing and has responded quickly to each of my questions!!

         



        #6 Soon2BNJersey

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          Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:42 AM

          well the bright side is you won't have a huge glare in the pictures form the HIGH NOON sun. Are there any more times avail?   What my photographer did was he did a lot of the bridal party pics in designated places in the hotel:  balconies, stairwells, gardens, don't worry about the sun you can find places to take good pics.   after the guys got dressed he did their pics, after the girls got dressed he got us. so after the wedding was done he only had to worry about family and our candid fun shots. 
           

          Originally Posted by Lauren Newsham 

           

          I tried to move my ceremony up to 3pm but unfortunately it's already booked...5:00 is really late, especially since the sun starts to set at 5:30!

           

          I am so grateful for this site, I really wish that the WC’s would send you all the information once you’ve confirmed your wedding so you know exactly what to do. Although, Keisha has been amazing and has responded quickly to each of my questions!!

           



           



          #7 Lauren Newsham

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          Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:28 AM

           

          The only other time available was 11am. L

          That’s a good idea, I’ll have our photographer scope out some places that might be unique! We’ll do all the pre-ceremony photos with the guys and gals and then the family shots and candid photos will be after the cocktail reception. Hopefully by then (3pm) the sun won’t be as strong! 



          #8 Soon2BNJersey

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            Posted 10 December 2011 - 01:26 PM

            This was 3:00pm you should be fine for pics at 3.  other note: weddings are usually scheduled every 2 hours, so you don't have a long time to take pics near the gazebo. after your 15 minute ceremony that leaves you a little over an hour.  now u can take pics anywhere on the resort so when u get there scout out the hotel for places you love.  Question... when u say cocktail reception do u mean in place of the reception dinner or a private rental for cocktail hour??

             




             

            The only other time available was 11am. L

            That’s a good idea, I’ll have our photographer scope out some places that might be unique! We’ll do all the pre-ceremony photos with the guys and gals and then the family shots and candid photos will be after the cocktail reception. Hopefully by then (3pm) the sun won’t be as strong! 



             



            #9 Lauren Newsham

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            Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:57 AM

            We told our friend he'll need to scope out places as soon as possible for photos. 

            No, the cocktail reception is going to be after the ceremony on the beach. Drinks, appetizers and the steel drum band we are hiring.



            #10 Lauren Newsham

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            Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:58 AM

             

            Dinner will be separate...






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