Posted 10 January 2008 - 12:38 AM
I have finally found a travel agent that I like and we were discussing possible locations (originally wanted to go to Sandals Dunn's River or Sandals Negril). She said she didn't want to say anything to change my mind but since we may end up having a few guests that are not "couples", she asked if we would be open to a different resort.
I guess I am open to a different place but now here comes the big question... WHERE?
So, she brought up the names Iberostar Rose Hall and Gran Bahia Principe. After looking at all the great info on BDW, I thought that I could not rule ROR.
Does anybody know anything about Iberostar Rose Hall and Gran Bahia Principe? I don't really know what to do...
Posted 10 January 2008 - 12:42 AM
My future parents in-law did go there on a great sale about 6 months ago and they said they enjoyed it but it didnt have much of a beach, the beach was all carted in and very rocky... but that was a while ago so things could have improved... and I dont know anything about the Iberostar, sorry! But I would consider ROR or the Rius in Negril too!
My Riu Ocho Rios Wedding Review with Pics
Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:05 AM
Posted 10 January 2008 - 02:31 AM
I would definitely recommend choosing a non-Sandals resort if you have non-couple guests. They seem to be pretty strict about their policy and when they do bend the rules they don't bend a whole lot.
Hope this helps!
CIVIL WEDDING PACKAGE
DELUXE BAHIA PRINCIPE WEDDING PACKAGE
Includes all legal fees for judge, marriage license and certificate
Marriage ceremony with music from CD or (clients CD)
Decorated Location of Wedding Ceremony.
Personalized service of the Wedding Planner
Bridal Bouquet & Boutonniere for the Groom ( local flowers)
Wedding cake , 3 House champagne and Soft drinks for up to 18 paxs including the Bride & Groom
Dinner at one of the Speciality Restaurants â€“ 3 course meal for a party less than 12 persons with other regular guests. If party exceeds 12 persons in order for you to eat together it is necessarythat you pay for a private function.
A la carte Menu â€“ For a Wedding party less than 12 pax
A Set Menu - For a Wedding group over 12 paxs with service charge for all persons in the group (private function).
(Dinning for Speciality Restaurants will be counted as 1 of the dining options for all persons in the Wedding Party - per stay)
Floral Arrangement for the Head table ( local flowers)
10 % discount on (Selected) Spa services
12 (5 x 7) Color print Photos including the negatives.
Free room upgrade for the wedding couple (Based on availability).
Special amenities in the room on arrival
Continental Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding + 1 btl
Champagne And T-Shirts
Witnesses if required.
Free late check out â€“ up to 3pm (Bride & Groom only)
Marriage Certificate (2 copies) will be mailed to you within 3 months
Notarized copy of Birth Certificates and Driver´s Licence or Passport
Notarized copy of Divorce Decree Final Judgement
Notarized copy of Spouse´s Death Certificate and related Marriage Certificate
Notarized copy of Legal Adoption papers or Legal name change (If applicable)
Note: Documents must be at the Hotel 60 days prior to arrival by DHL or FEDEX
All document must be translated into English and Notorized by
A Notary before mailing to GRAN BAHIA PRINCIPE JAMAICA
Mail to: Yanique Chambers â€“ Wedding Planner
Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica
Salt Coppers Villa, Runaway Bay
St. Ann, Jamaica W.I
Tele: 876-973-7000 Ext. 50081
TOTAL NET PRICE (Taxes included): $1400 USD
Note: Prices are subject to changed without notice
( Not included in the Wedding Package )
VIDEO SERVICE: We offer you the option in DVD or VHS
DVD for 60 mins. USD$280.00
VHS for 60 mins.USD$290.00
Group A 10 Photos+CD with photosUSD$115.00
Group B20 photos+CD with photosUSD$215.00
Group C30 photos+CD with photosUSD$315.00
Group D40 photos+CD with photosUSD$415.00
Group E50 photos+CD with photosUSD$515.00
≈ House ChampagneUSD$16.00 per btl
≈ Champagne Moet Chandon (or Similar)USD$130.00 per btl
≈ Gazebo ArrangementsUSD$200.00 & up
≈ Wedding Cake (extra layer)USD$40.00
≈ Bag with Rose petals(medium)USD$50.00
≈ Bag with Rose petals (small)USD$35.00
≈ Baq with Rose petals (large)USD$80.00
≈ Flowers for HairUSD$15 & up
≈ Boutonniere USD$18 & up
≈ Corsage (wrist/pinned)USD$22.00 each
≈ Single Stem Rose USD$12.00
≈ Fresh Flowers on Cake(use as Decoration)USD$25 & up
≈ 12 Roses in a VaseUSD$85.00
≈ Floral Centerpieces for tablesUSD$45.00 & up
≈ Pedestal piecesUSD$90.00 & up
≈ Chair Cover Rental USD$5.00 each
All prices attract a 16.5% service charge
*Reggae Band USD$3000 - (for 3hours)
*Mento Band USD$300
*Wedding Soloist USD$500
*Guitarist (classical) USD$300
*Classical Quartet USD$1.000
*Classical Trio USD$800
(Per Hour Cost)
All prices attract a 16.5% service charge
All above prices includes all taxes
Request for a wedding must be sent to the hotel in 60 days in advance
Wedding date & time is based on availability and hotel confirmation
Invoice and payment must be made directly to the hotel
Wedding package, conditions, Optional services (extras) prices are valid until further notice
All details, services and request of extras need to be discussed and confirmed directly with the wedding department
All guests must be punctual to their dinner reservation (If you are 15 minutes late the reservation will be automatically cancelled)
Guest must be on the Island of Jamaica 24 Hours prior to Wedding date
Groom & Bride must be present at the appointment with the wedding coordinator and with all documents required at least 2-3 days prior to the wedding date.
The ceremony will not be performed unless all documents are in place (no exception)
This package includes information and procedures required for a civil wedding. Notice that with this information and confirmation of the wedding event booked, this department has nothing to do with room availability or rates. It is a requirement that our clients must be a guest of Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica Hotel to be able to get married inside the Hotel
This package is valid until December 2008. Prices are Subject to change without any notice.
â€¢The total cost of the wedding package is $1400.00
â€¢In order to confirm your wedding date a twenty five percent (25%) deposit of the total cost of the wedding package is required. This is equivalent to $350.00
â€¢An additional fifty percent (50%) is required three (3) weeks prior to your arrival. This is equivalent to $700.00.
â€¢The final twenty five percent (25%) must be paid upon your arrival. This is equivalent to the rfinal $350.00 of the total cost of the wedding package.
In order to pay you must complete the credit card form and fax it to the wedding plannerâ€™s attention along with a copy of the back and front of the credit card and a photo ID.
Please note that the payment policy of Gan Bahiaâ€™s wedding package is subject to change without prior notice.
THE GRAN BAHIA PRINCIPE JAMAICA
Credit Card Payment Form
I _______________________________________ Authorize the Gran Bahia
Principe Hotel (Department)
to charge my credit card#__________________________________________
Expiration date: ____________________ USD$__________________
For the Following:
» ________________________ » ____________________
► MASTER CARD
► AMERICAN EXPRESS
► DINERS CLUB
(Please indicate with a √)
Personal or Company Card: Company Name: __________________________
Signature of card holder
Name of the card holder ___________________________________________
Please attach with this form a Picture ID and copy of the Credit Card to process payment.
Bahia Principe Jamaica
Salt Coppers Runaway Bay
Seafood Appetizers Cheese Plate
(5 per person) (6 per person)
Smoked salmon Gruyere cheese with paprika
Lobster Medallon Good shepard cheese
Mini Vol-auVent of Jaiba and Curry Camembert cheese
Cream cheese and red caviar Goat cheese with nuts
Shrimp Roquefort cheese
Price per person, US$ 25.00 Selection of bread
Price per person, US$18.00
Garden Appetizers(4 per person)
Fonfo with Artichok and eggplant Mousse
Tomato, Mozarella cheese and Basil
Cucumber barril with Roquefort butter
Tempura of vegetables
Price per person, US $15.00
Cold Meats Appetizers
(7 per person)
Italian ham with melon
Plum with cooked ham
Mini sausage with pastry dough
Virginia ham with cream cheese
Roast beef vol au vent with cream
Steak tartar pearl
Price per person, US$16.00
Deep fried fish BallsShrimp Tempura
Shrimp on a stick
Fish sticks with tartar sauce
Jaiba cakes with Jalapeno
Price per person, US$30.00
Meat and Poultry Appetizers
(7 per person )
Small Sticks of Meat
red Wine meatballs
BBQ Chicken wings
Price per person, US$20.00
(7 per person)
Salmon and cream cheese rolls
Ham and Cheese on Pastry
Musrooms with garlic seasoning
Mini Chicken Toast
Bell Peppers Mini Quesadilla
Price per person, US$16.00
Jamaican Menu/ Price per person Us$ 40.00
â€¢Jerk Chicken breast vegetable
â€¢Authetic Jamaica pastry from our award winning pastry chef
Caribbean Menu/ Price per person Us$ 55.00
â€¢salad ( Pasta salad)
â€¢Soup ( artichoke cream)
â€¢Lobster medallion in a black caviar cream
â€¢Passion fruit mousse
Italian Menu/ Price per person Us$ 43.00
â€¢Mozarella and olives salad
â€¢Sicilian seafood salad
â€¢Lamb chops with balsamic essence and rosted mushrooms
â€¢Carosello pie with chocolate coulis
Spanish Menu/ Price per person Us$ 45.00
â€¢Palm Stick and artichoke salad
â€¢White wine and crab cream lemon sorbet
â€¢Surf & turf
â€¢Catalan cream with brown sugar
Posted 10 January 2008 - 03:25 AM
Sandals Ocho rivers is huge and lots of fun for couples and non-couples. Maybe you can keep your wedding at SDR and have your guest stay at SOR?
Just a thought.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:07 PM
Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:33 PM
The biggest issue I've found is that because it's a "couples" resort, there are king-size beds only throughout the resort--which could be tricky with guests who aren't a "couple" So far, i have 40 guests coming.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:59 PM
| Originally Posted by Sharonie |
Why don't have have guests that are non-couples or w/ kids to stay at Beaches which is a sister resort of Sandals?
Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:55 PM
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