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#2961 ironman

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    Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:41 AM

    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.

    Thanks Shannon,

    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?



    #2962 ironman

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      Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:11 AM

      Originally Posted by ironman 

      Thanks Shannon,

      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?

      So I do appreciate that Pilar has all of the sudden started answering her emails so much more quickly, but I wrote asking what other locations were available other than castaways on our wedding date. She wrote back saying that Castaways was the perfect place for the number of people we had. That was all she said.

       

      Then a few minutes later I got a second email saying we could do a garden location, but that it would cost $350 plus 11% tax (mandatory) for lighting.

       

      I guess we'll just stay in Castaways for now, despite my fears of the heat and the layout. I thought I had seen a photo someone posted of a Castaways floor plan, but of course now I can't find it saved anywhere on my hard drive.



      #2963 shannonmarie

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      Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:14 AM

      Thanks Shannon, 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?

      Please don't let my review get you down. I bet it will be tons cooler in December. Also, since you have a smaller group than we did, you won't have the awkward set up like we did. I'd stick with Castaways over the Ocean Terrace. The terrace would have been too small for our group.... It even looked a little small for a group your size, especially if there will be dancing. Plus, I don't think it would be any cooler than Castaways.

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      #2964 ironman

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        Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:34 AM

        Originally Posted by shannonmarie 


        Please don't let my review get you down. I bet it will be tons cooler in December. Also, since you have a smaller group than we did, you won't have the awkward set up like we did. I'd stick with Castaways over the Ocean Terrace. The terrace would have been too small for our group.... It even looked a little small for a group your size, especially if there will be dancing. Plus, I don't think it would be any cooler than Castaways.

        Thanks - seeing how it's our only option at the moment unless we want to pay more for the garden I'm sure we'll make it work! 



        #2965 kitkat863

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          Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:03 AM

          Originally Posted by ironman 

          So I do appreciate that Pilar has all of the sudden started answering her emails so much more quickly, but I wrote asking what other locations were available other than castaways on our wedding date. She wrote back saying that Castaways was the perfect place for the number of people we had. That was all she said.

           

          Then a few minutes later I got a second email saying we could do a garden location, but that it would cost $350 plus 11% tax (mandatory) for lighting.

           

          I guess we'll just stay in Castaways for now, despite my fears of the heat and the layout. I thought I had seen a photo someone posted of a Castaways floor plan, but of course now I can't find it saved anywhere on my hard drive.

          We had our reception at Castaways and I didn't have a problem with the layout because our group was small. We were all on one side with the dancing in the middle. It was also somewhat private which was nice. I wouldn't worry about it! I can see why Shannon didn't like it because her group was separated but if you have a small group it will work out perfect!



          #2966 ironman

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            Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:25 AM

            Originally Posted by kitkat863 

            We had our reception at Castaways and I didn't have a problem with the layout because our group was small. We were all on one side with the dancing in the middle. It was also somewhat private which was nice. I wouldn't worry about it! I can see why Shannon didn't like it because her group was separated but if you have a small group it will work out perfect!

            KitKat - how many people did you have at your reception?



            #2967 brownsugarbride

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              Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:11 PM

              I'm planning to have my wedding offsite, but still thinking of having my guests stay here.  Does anyone know if fire lanterns are allowed at NOW Jade?



              #2968 ironman

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                Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:22 PM

                Originally Posted by brownsugarbride 

                I'm planning to have my wedding offsite, but still thinking of having my guests stay here.  Does anyone know if fire lanterns are allowed at NOW Jade?

                Do you mean like sky lanterns or tiki torches?

                 

                I had asked about sky lanterns, and no, they are not allowed.



                #2969 shannonmarie

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                Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:29 PM

                I'm planning to have my wedding offsite, but still thinking of having my guests stay here.  Does anyone know if fire lanterns are allowed at NOW Jade?

                I think I've read that they are not allowed but I'm not sure... If your having your wedding off-site & want your guest to stay here please keep in mind that very secluded. In not sure where your wedding is being held but you may want to choose a resort closer. It's a fabulous resort, but it's very secluded.

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                #2970 brownsugarbride

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                  Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:47 PM

                  Originally Posted by shannonmarie 


                  I think I've read that they are not allowed but I'm not sure... If your having your wedding off-site & want your guest to stay here please keep in mind that very secluded. In not sure where your wedding is being held but you may want to choose a resort closer. It's a fabulous resort, but it's very secluded.


                  I just heard from my wedding planner that they are not allowed anywhere in the RM.  The challenge for me is that the resorts close to my location (Playa) are on the expensive side.  So I was planning to transport them to the wedding/reception site so that we could save them money and to have a change of scenery. I will definitely keep your comments in mind!






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