Originally Posted by shannonmarie
I have no idea. I've never been in November, I can only say it was HOT HOT HOT in June. No air flow what so ever.
Honestly, not only was it extremely hot, but I did not like the set up at all. Probably because we had a larger group but at Castaways, there were 3 different areas. We had 8 round tables with the dance floor being in the middle. Tables 1-4 were on the side with our sweetheart table and 5,6,7,8 were on the other side. I felt like they were soooo isolated. It really felt like they were in a different room. I hated it. My dad didn't even realize they were over there until like 30 minutes into the reception! Choosing Castaways as our reception location is my biggest (actually only) regret. Once dinner was over and dancing began, it got a little better since everyone was up. It may be different with a smaller group that way you are all on one side. I also dislike the dance floor. In the very center, it's really rocky on the floor so it was difficult to to our first dances right in the center, we had to do them off to the side & i felt like it looked kind of awkward. After seeing the bamboo room, it felt more "wedding-like" to me & if its possible to change your location, I would look into it. We were the only wedding that day so we tried to change it, but unfortunately, there was another event going on in there at the time we needed it. Part of the reason I originally chose Castaways was to be ocean front, but it's so dark, you can't even see the ocean.
I contacted Pilar (and actually heard back quite quickly!), but the Bamboo Room is booked up on our day by another event. Are there any other facilities you would recommend? Would the Oceanfront Terrace have been suitable for your group?