Here are some photos of the ballrooms at the Hard Rock. My fiance and I just returned from our site visit last week, and had a fantastic time!
Corridor in Main Building walking toward Convention Center / Ballroom area
Entrance to Avalon Foyer, which provides access to the Avalon and Fillmore ballrooms (both of which are places where wedding receptions can be held).
Fillmore Foyer, which is connected to the entrance to Avalon Foyer (to the left is a check in desk). You can have your cocktail hour set-up in either of these foyers before heading into the ballroom for your dinner.
Decor in Fillmore Foyer. They also have Elton John's piano and pic, among others.
Inside Avalon Foyer. To the left are the entrances to the Fillmore ballroom...to the right, Avalon Ballroom.
The Fillmore Ballroom itself is gigantic, but the Hard Rock will divide the ballroom up to accommodate your party size. One "square" is about 45 x 45 feet, with 26 foot ceilings. We will be using 2 squares for our wedding reception (50 people + dance floor).
Here's what a divider wall looks like...ughh! Pretty ugly. The good thing, though, is that the ballroom can be dressed up with fabric and colored lighting, but this costs extra $$$. Your wedding planner will get you in touch with the decor people (Creative Punta Cana -- in-house decorators, or Caribbean Celebrations?? -- an approved outside vendor.
The Avalon Ballroom looks exactly the same, but the ceilings are slightly lower at 21 feet, and the "squares" are smaller (40 x 19 feet).
If your party has over 75 room nights, you don't have to pay for either the cocktail party or the dinner. Outside of white linens and standard chairs, which is included, decor will cost you extra. If you upgrade to offer "surf and turf" as a menu option it's $20 per person.
Hope this helps!!!