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#345964 - 07/23/09 05:06 PM Beach Party Location!
Ernie_P Offline
Hi All,

We continue with our planning for a big wedding next year and are looking for recommendations for a restaurant on the beach where we can set up dinner tables on the beach, dj, dancefloor, lighting, etc. and have a big party on the beach...

We are starting to look at Rojo Lounge - any opinions...

Any recommendations of other locations?

As always - thanks again for the local knowledge!
Life promises only opportunities!

#345966 - 07/23/09 05:09 PM Re: Beach Party Location! [Re: Ernie_P]
Ernie B Offline
Check out Portofino Resort.
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#345971 - 07/23/09 05:42 PM Re: Beach Party Location! [Re: Ernie B]
SimonB Offline
If you're going that big you really would be best to work with one of the local wedding planners. The logistics of setting up these types of things is killer. I've been involved in a couple and it's not something you want to do yourself unless your idea of a vacation is to be totally stressed.

#346012 - 07/23/09 08:48 PM Re: Beach Party Location! [Re: SimonB]
chunkyruth Offline
Listen to Simon...

#346076 - 07/24/09 12:41 AM Re: Beach Party Location! [Re: chunkyruth]
Moose In Belize Offline
The beaches are public property, so you may not be able to keep interlopers out, especially if you have an open bar.
Moose Keep an open mind and something good may fall in.

#346079 - 07/24/09 12:46 AM Re: Beach Party Location! [Re: Moose In Belize]
SP Daily Offline
No problem..security and good management works just fine.

#346106 - 07/24/09 03:46 AM Re: Beach Party Location! [Re: Moose In Belize]
SimonB Offline
I've done more than a few private parties and weddings and that has never been an issue. People are not that rude here.

#346131 - 07/24/09 02:04 PM Re: Beach Party Location! [Re: SimonB]
Moose In Belize Offline
Originally Posted By: SimonB
I've done more than a few private parties and weddings and that has never been an issue. People are not that rude here.

For sure, as long as there is proper planning.
Moose Keep an open mind and something good may fall in.

#346135 - 07/24/09 02:20 PM Re: Beach Party Location! [Re: Moose In Belize]
Diane Campbell Offline
Simon's comment on getting a wedding planner is spot-on. The stress is a killer and why have an event and be tired and miserable.

We just had a wonderful wedding at Caye Villas. The pool deck was a perfect dance floor. You would need to reserve all the villas for yourself and guests and ask permission from the Homeowner's Association to do an event there.
Belize Weddings did a beautiful job of putting up tents and catering the event.

Rojo is an excellent venue as well - plenty of space for everything.
Portofino is really beautiful and would be a nice choice.
Victoria House is also popular venue for weddings.
If you want just a simple beach celebration maybe ask to rent the Lion's Park and cater it?
For a smaller wedding, Aji could be a really magical space.
El Pescador and Captain Morgan's have also hosted some very lovely beach weddings.
Capricorn has a beach, a bar and a restaurant - as well as ample space for dancing - it also has roofs and all-weather curtains in case of rain.
The number of people you have as guests the major determining factor in selecting a location - if you are going to use a hotel or restaurant it's really best to be able to book all the rooms or reserve the whole restaurant - otherwise it's really not just your party.
Our experience suggests that the first thing you do is make a budget, and design the event(s) around that budget. Knowing a target budget will narrow down the location search.
The wedding planner will be able to advise and suggest and help you see both benefits and possible drawbacks of a particular location.

Edited by Diane Campbell (07/24/09 02:32 PM)
Edit Reason: forgot capricorn

#346208 - 07/24/09 11:08 PM Re: Beach Party Location! [Re: Diane Campbell]
2Aggies Offline
Simon is right. Use local, knowledgable businesses for something this important. They can take care of everything and know what to expect.

It's only good advice if you take it.
Play, Love, Share and Enjoy - it doesn't last forever make sure you get the most out of it.

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