Hi Ladies @jj575757 @ABfutureSulli
I was at Beach Palace a couple of weeks ago for my site visit. There was no gazebo up. I think they only put it up at the time of event. Also, when she showed me photos, it was the same chocolate bamboo structure as before. I met with Gama and Zuniga and they showed me different ways to decorate it.
As far as guests who don't book with wedding group, yes you do have to pay the private event fee for them. The way they see it is that if you earn a free event because of your wedding group room nights, then only those that contributed to those room nights qualify for that event. So those that book outside of the group aren't included and have to be paid for. I'm not sure how they would track that. I didn't ask. If you don't earn a free event, then you would have to pay say $55 per person private event fee (reception) for all of your guests, whether in the group or not. Hope this helps. Thanks.