Met with Janielle and she is very sweet! She had a wedding every single day we were there and still managed to take us on the tour of the resort to the different wedding locations. I know it's hard to be patient, but she will take care of everything! She also checked on us several times after we met to ensure that all of our questions were answered.
We're having our private wedding reception at the Port Maria. They are currently expanding it so it can accommodate more people. It is all open air and should be lovely at night. We saw several weddings take place on the beach during our stay. While it wasn't exactly private, the bride and wedding party didn't seem to mind. Ours will be more secluded in the open air dome located between the Suites and the Grand. It will give us the intimacy and privacy that we want and still be absolutely beautiful. And we can wear heels! Our cocktail hour will take place on the wrap around patio off of the main lobby. All in all, the resort is beautiful.
We are choosing to release the paper lanterns on the beach after the reception as well. Eco-friendly lanterns are only allowed which is fine with me. For those who have OOT bags for your guests, they will either deliver the bags to the guests rooms or have them available for guests upon check in. The bags must be marked with the guests first and last names and there is no fee for this service.
I just got back last night so I'm sure I'm forgetting some other key details. Please feel free to reach out to me if anyone has any questions.