Thanks for the info Soly29, the private reception is a major factor for me too... We're thinking the Chill Out Chic package. I'm a bit confused though for the 3 hour reception, where are you holding yours? I've seen some people mention outside, pool area and private converted area in the beach restaurant... And, is this when some others have hired a dj? I am hoping, didn't want to have to head to a disco! Thanks!
Hi Danamarielouise, I'm planning to have my reception either poolside or on the beach, still undecided. My friend had hers by the pool and it looked awesome, she also had the chill out chic. She did not hire a DJ, she had someone in NY create a whole party dance playlist and she rented the speakers and someone from the staff played her ipod for the duration of the reception. She had been told by somoene else that had her wedding there that the "masters of Ceremony' didn't speak english well and barely spoke when it was time to introduce the wedding party etc; and she didn't feel she wanted to pay the extra fees for the DJ. Her reception started at 7pm for 3 hours and then she said the majority headed to the lounge for a few drinks and then the club. She said having it outside the only issue was some of the resort guests would walk right by and act like it was an open party but the staff were quick to turn them away most of the time. My other friend had hers indoors as her party was much larger and the set up looked really nice. Both looked beautiful but I really liked the look of it being by the pool, the pictures looked beautiful. I posted the link with the pictures and you can see the different reception locations. Hope this helps. I am still undecided on the extras i'm having but I feel like I still have some time to decide and see how many people will actually attend. I'm hoping my travel agent is able to get my guests good packages. Good luck on your planning and decision. I dont think you can go wrong at this resort