I am also scheduled for a 5pm ceremony in late June and want to have the Private beach dinner/reception. Is the beach recption area near the gazebo? If so, I am hoping that since we are the last ceremony of the day that the reception will be set up and my guests can go there after rum punch while we take a few pics. I'm also hoping that the photographer will get all of the wedding party pics before the ceremony so that all we have to do is the bride/groom and group/family photos after. I looked up sunset time for around my day and it is 6:40ish I believe, so I am hoping that it will be perfect for pics.
My only concern is that I've read that the resort beach party is on saturdays now and that you can not do a beach reception. If that is true, then I need to change my day STAT! But, no one has said anything to me about not being able to have the beach dinner. I hope I am not disappointed.