Wedding at smaller all inclusive, not in mexico?

Old Feb 13th, 2013, 08:51 PM
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Wedding at smaller all inclusive, not in mexico?

Estimating around 100 guests. Any suggestions?
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 02:15 AM
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Here's a list of AI's in the Caribbean:

http://www.caribbeanallinclusive.com...ve_resorts.cfm

In order for us to make some specific suggestions we need more info; budget, where are you flying from, do you want adult only, couples only, family friendly. What are you looking for in a honeymoon after the wedding? Any type of specific activities, sights, shopping, snorkeling, scuba, etc. that you want to do or just hang on a nice beach and chill out.

If you actually want to get married on an Island, you need to research the the legalities of it. Some Islands require a specific number of nights you must be there before they can perform the ceremony.

There was a thread that relates to your question already posted here that may help some:

http://www.fodors.com/community/cari...g-464517-2.cfm
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 07:58 AM
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my 16 year old sister will need to attend


I'm hoping for the place to be small enough that i may be able to do a "all resort buyout" type thing.
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 08:37 AM
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By definition AI and small don't go together, unless you have big $.

The reason AI is an AI because it makes money with volumes. Caribbean is already expensive, so for a sort to offer AI they have to have tons of people stay there to make ip for it.

On the other hand, there are gorgeous resorts that weddings buy out, but huge price tags.

So if you want AI because you want to save money (or save your guests money) you're not going to find a small one!
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 10:24 AM
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I would take a look at the Royal Decameron in Jamaica. It is a smaller all inclusive resort (maybe 200 rooms or so) and is moderately priced. There was a wedding going on when we were there and it looked very intimate.

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http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...y_Jamaica.html
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 10:35 AM
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You are probably not looking for a traditional AI then. A total resort buy out with food and dri.ks for that many people times x many days is going to cost a huge fortune. Money that could be spent better. IMPO. I would do some research' get your absolute musts clarified, and then start compromising unless you make several millions of dollars per year.
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Wow. Expensive and near impossible. I own a small resort and even in the low season I have 40% to 70% occupancy. Over half are repeat guests too. I can't loose that for a wedding. I know people who are building new resorts in the size and type you need but they are in DR.
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 02:59 PM
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There's not much info to go on. What time of year is the wedding, where are all the guests going to fly in from, can they all easily get to the same island?
There are small AIs for example Cocos Hotel in Antigua but that only has 28 rooms. Guests could stay in other nearby hotels. I can't see a hotel being bought out for a wedding since it will impact the vacations booked for a week or two weeks for the sake of a wedding that lasts couple days.
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 07:48 PM
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Wow. I'm not sure I can handle all the suggestions. Guys, I need resorts that don't have 300+ rooms and aren't in mexico
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 07:49 PM
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We literally just started planning. Nothing is known
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 07:53 PM
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Doesn't have to be AI
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We would love to be helpful but you haven't really given us much to go on. There are lots of smallish, intimate resorts in the Caribbean. My guess is you'll need to book at least a year in advance if you plan to rent all the rooms. What exactly are you looking for, i.e., on the beach? budget? easy to reach?

In the meantime a couple of places immediately came to mind. I haven't stayed at either of these places but I've looked into both of them and the size mostly fits what you're looking for:

Cocobay in Antigua, which has the added benefit of being all-inclusive

Jamaica Inn in Jamaica
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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 07:52 AM
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http://www.moondanceresorts.com/cliffs/

It's on the Cliffs in Negril Jamaica. You'd fly into Montego Bay then it's 90 mins from the airport.

If everyone can't stay there, nearby you'll find other nice properties like Catcha Falling Star, Tensing Pen, le Mirage, etc.
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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Not all inclusive, but gorgeous resort with about 21 rooms, Point Grace, Beach House, and a little bigger West Bay Club, all in turks and Caicos.

West Bay Club has the best prices, plus you get serious luxury at much less than more upscale resorts.

But as everyone says, your question is too general.

BUDGET! per room per night helps
Time of year (affects the budget, affects how full resorts get)
Do you plan to pay for all or just want reasonable to offer guests?
How many nights?

Do you need somewhere else for after the wedding?

Do you need wedding planner, reception area, rehersal dinner?

Without these answers, our answers will be all over the place!
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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 10:18 AM
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and, how many rooms are you looking for? Less than 300 doesn't help us
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Old Feb 22nd, 2013, 11:47 PM
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I would look at Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica

Very Remote - and beautiful - not on any hip strip or anywhere that there would be worries -- No Problem Mon

NEVER feels crowded

We did our honeymoon there -- also saw weddings there

look at all the rave reviews on tripadvior.com
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Old May 25th, 2013, 04:16 AM
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The "16 year old sister" of the bride would not be able to stay at any Sandals property. Whitehouse in Jamaica is a pretty big property and VERY expensive. Doing a complete buyout would not be practical there.
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