EDR reception advice needed!
Posted 02 December 2007 - 03:52 PM
Posted 02 December 2007 - 04:25 PM
You know - I have been going attempting to deal with this same problem.
1. The Covered Pool is right beside the place where the have the main entertainment every night. However that entertainment usually doesn't start until 10. I was initially told that it holds up to 80 people, however it only does certain events (like cocktails, but did not do sit down dinner events or Buffets). However I was recently told that these events can be held in the Covered Pool, but it is only available as a Rainout option. (see KiteSurf Bride's recent review - she had her reception in the Covered Pool) I tried to get the Covered Pool (since Tucanes is no longer available-someone else is using it that night and T=the WC confirmed that there is no way I can have my reception there unless it rains (I tried )
It could be windy-being right beside the water, however, I was wondering if they would move the location if it was too windy?! As for the bugs-at this time of year (being a little bit cooler in the evenings), you would likely have a small issue with bugs, anywhere you had the reception - even at Tucanes or the Covered Pool - since they are open air. But if you were to pickup some Off Wipes - you should be fine!
2. So, I am currently having my reception at the White Gazebo area - I have the same concerns, however there isn't any other option. People walking around will be alittle fun, considering you will be on sand - but I guess that is the fun of having it on the beach! You can get a dance floor though if you want (I think it is about $500). You can also get a tent - which I thought would be kinda ugly - but it is actually very cute - however it doesn't look like it offers much shelter (just basically a top with poles) so you may want to ask your WC about that.
The other place you could have yours, on the beach, is Gazebo 55. I love this location - and would have chosen this as my reception site, however (1) it is all the way at the end of the resort, rather then in the middle - so it could be highly inconvenient if anyone has to run to their room; (2) this is where my ceremony location is - which is fine, but the reception tables & decoration will be set up right beside the ceremony site during the ceremony. (well depending on what time your ceremony is. reception is to be set up 4 hours in advance)
I think that is all the info I have. Good luck on choosing! Let me know what you end up choosing - or if you find out anymore info!
Posted 02 December 2007 - 10:28 PM
Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:29 AM
I need to work on a rain location...
January 19, 2008
El Dorado Royale
Posted 03 December 2007 - 04:52 PM
Good day, how are you?
In order to have La Isla reserved your group should be of 80 - 100 people, there is not extra charge, but only paying for the price per person for the Private dinner.
I would find out how close the restrooms are to the White Gazebo area too.... maybe they are closer?...
Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:07 PM
When I asked how far away bathrooms were from the White Gazebo and from the Gazebo 55 (when I was deciding between the 2 a couple weeks ago) Valeria said that they were equal walking distance - and they weren't that far.
When I asked about having La Isla a few months ago - she told me that you needed to have 64 inhouse (ie actually staying at the resort) guests to be able to reserve it.
Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:21 PM
Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:43 PM
Both Locations are 3 mins walking away from the bathrooms, but
I would recommend The White Gazebo.
She recommended the White Gazebo b/c Gazebo 55 is on the far end of the resort and far away from everything else.
Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:27 AM
2.) Are there restrooms nearby Gazebo 55? No, you will have to get a golf cart ride to the nearest bathroom facilities. Lobby area.3.) Are there restrooms nearby Tucanes? Yes, there are. "
I asked the girl going for a site visit in a few weeks to check it out for you guys. Whether purposefully or not, Valeria is definitely sending mixed messages.
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