Thanks for the warm welcomes!
@MissAmber26 Okay that makes sense. They did apply the 2hr private function to the reception. I wish we had gotten the 75+ room nights, but quite a few of our guests choose to book through Southwest or Apple vacations when they had "holiday specials" rather than through our room block. Kind of sucks because now we have to pay for not only their dinners at the reception ($55/person), but we also now don't get the extra hour of free event! Although, overall I'm just happy and thankful they're attending our wedding.
As far as vendors - we ended up doing the JSAV Basic Package to play our iPod song list, and Zuniga for additional lighting. Our purchase order includes the fees for both of these vendors.
@Danielle1 congrats on your upcoming wedding as well! After the wedding I can definitely update you on the lighting situation and overall thoughts on the Sky Bar and Palenque Terrace. Our ceremony is at 4pm and the cocktail hour is scheduled to be from 5 to 6pm. I think it will still be light enough during the cocktail hour so we're not doing any additional lighting during that. I believe the bar has its own lighting, so hopefully that will suffice.
The reception lighting is a GREAT question. So far, we only have the Zuniga set of 4 columns with 2 string lanterns to outline the dance floor. Earlier today I asked my WC for a list of lighting options Zuniga offers, since she has never really provided us with anything regarding lighting! I happened to find the Zuniga column and string lantern lighting on my own by seeing someone else's photos from the Palenque Terrace. I'd also be interested in possibly purchasing some under-the-table lighting, and who knows what else based on the options we're given! Another thing we are doing that may help with the lighting is that once it gets dark out, we're having our best man pass out glow sticks to all our guests. We just purchased some glow stick necklaces from Amazon for that purpose.
I'm having my WC make updates to the purchase order as it is, so I'm sure she'll be more than happy to add $$$ for the additional lighting we may get!