Post # 1
I just got engaged, and I LOVE Full Moon Resort. It’s everything I want– a beautiful outdoors, mountain setting for the ceremony, an awesome barn for the reception, grounds that don’t close so that there can be an afterparty, places for guests to stay on site (expensive and cheap–camping–for the young and broke set), and vegetarian friendly (I don’t want to just eat a plate of grilled veggies or sad pasta on my wedding day).
But I’m on a tight budget for about 125 people. I can’t find any prices anywhere on the website or elsewhere. Can I even do a single night event there, or do I have to do two nights? What are the costs involved for a sit down dinner and alcohol? What else would I need to budget for in terms of venue/rentals/catering? I’m a total newbie at this, and I just want to know if it’s even worth visiting and talking to them, or if their cheapest option is way over my head.
Thanks for the help!
Post # 3
Full Moon Resort looks fantastic! I’m a newbie at this too, and I completely get how frustrating it is when venues don’t have ANY information on their pricing. I’d shoot them a quick email just to get some ballpark figures. It can’t hurt, and it’ll start to give you some idea about pricing, etc. Some venues have a stock PDF packet already put together, so they’ll often send you that even if your initial inquiry is worded really vaguely.
Post # 4
Not sure if you spoke with anyone there this post is a little old, but, Hi! I am having my wedding here April 27th 2014. I can help you with whatever questions you have. I fell in Love with the full Moon Resort also and we couldnt imagine doing it anywhere else in the world..
The venue is not as pricey as I thought but it is a little on the $$$ side. But you get a whole lot for a wonderful day. They will customize it to your day. I would speak with Michael Densmore, he was awesome!!! We are doing a single day (Sunday) and it worked out better for us. If we did the weekend we would have had to guarantee a minimum of 52 rooms and we knew that wasnt happening.
You should plan on figuring glasswear and linens (they have it but charge you a little extra if you go out of the realm).
Our per guest charge was $95 with a minimum of 70 ppl. We are having a pig roast which added 7.50 on top of our pp fee. So we figured with taxes/tip etc we are paying about 115 per guest. We didnt want a big wedding, so we kept it small.
Any other questions, please feel free to ask!!!
Post # 5
@theresamarie1879: I’m getting married there June 5-7, 2015 — have you booked your band? Any recs?
Post # 6
We hired a DJ not a band. I am using DJ Bri Swatek. He is awesome!! Easy to work with maticulous attention to detail and really cares about every aspect of the wedding.
I had a hard time on the DJ front. It was really hard to figure out who to use. We live in NYC and it was a pain to find someone up there and we did not want to use someone down here and have to pay traveling fees.
Go on wedding wire.com and you can search for DJ’s in the area. They have all the reviews etc. and make it very easy.
Did you book the resort yet??!!! We did ours two years out also! I was engaged in 2012!