@LauraM We have 22 guests and my WC told me that we can have the private reception, but we will have to pay for the minimum 25 people (we only qualify for the free cocktail hour). It seems that the WCs give out different info depending on who they're talking to which is highly annoying. Of course, if you have way less than 25 people I understand why paying for 25 would be a total waste of money.
ohhhh! So glad you've shared this with me! This makes me SO frustrated that they haven't given me this option, even though I've told them I will have to cancel my entire wedding/stay if we can't have a reception (because not having one is not an option for me). I will definitely pay for 2-3 heads before canceling my wedding, lol. Thank you!!