(Closed) Destination wedding at an all inclusive?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
532 posts
Busy bee

I am just starting to research myself, but it looks like if you pay for a private area for dinner/reception, it is additional per person, but if you want to do a semi-private dinner (like have an area in a restaurant where other people can eat) and then go to the disco for dancing, it would be free, since it is an all-inclusive. 

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Post # 4
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@christina-uliana:  champagne often isnt free at all inclusives, and the  hors d’ouerves would be made for you, as again they arent typically given to guests

Generally at AI – you pay a fee which is for the ceremony – chairs, set up, a champagne toast etc. and often a non-private dinner is included- ie theyll give you a reservation at a restaurant, but will be shared with other guests. That is the wedding package – for the ceremony itself and a toast afterwards (and depending on the hotel, then a non private dinner). A reception is extra

If you want any kind of private thing then you pay more per person. if you want a full private reception its normally possible, but you will have to pay for either a DJ or a band, decoration etc, and the fee per person covers waiting staff etc for a private event – as they would need extra people

I looked at a lot of AI in mexico so it may be different there

Post # 5
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We had a Destination Wedding in Montego Bay Jamaica and we had an hour for cocktails and then a three hour private reception – dinner, open bar etc.  This was included in the wedding package that we chose. Entertainment for the reception was extra however…. We drank champagne all night long and we were not charged anything additional.  We even had pictures and a 30 minute video included in our package.  Basic flowers and a centerpiece and a two tier wedding cake was included too!!  We certainly could have had dinner at one of the restaurants on the resort and saved money but I didn’t want to have our “reception” with everyone else at the resort so the extra money was well worth it to us!!!  We did have to pay an extra $300 for the minister for the legal ceremony.  BTW we stayed at Secrets Wild Orchid and it was AMAZING!!!  I’d be happy to answer any other questions for you!!!  

Post # 7
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just got married at a Secrets resort in Mexico. The reason why you pay for food/drink for a wedding is bc it’s a private event. There is actually a lot that goes into it, and you will have your own privte servers/bar set up/etc. Basically, weddings are not included in the “all-inclusie”. We did the ceremony and that was only about 30 minutes, but then did a cocktail hour, and also a 4 hour reception with DJ, dancing, etc. We also did a beach welcome party for our guests 2 nights before the wedding. It was only $250 for the set up and it was $10ish per person for drinks for 2 hours. We had a private bonfire on the beach with drinks and bartenders! It was awesome and well worth the splurge. We had 20 guests for our wedding. Good luck!!


Post # 8
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We honeymooned at Sandals La Toc in St Lucia. Most of the weddings were pretty small but there was one with about 30 people. They had a cocktail hour and private dinner, with live music. However, I don’t think they had dancing or anything. After dinner the guests just seemed to do the regular evening activities. If you have any kind of private event, they will charge you extra.

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