St. Thomas Reception Help

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#1
Maryland
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Joined Sep 2012
We're getting married in May 2013 on St. Thomas during a port day; however, we are not using the cruise ship to plan the wedding. We want to be married on Lindquist beach, but I have heard they do not have any amenties. Therefore, does anyone have any suggestions on a reception site that is not far away and is a fair price? We are worried about the additional cost of the transportation from lindquist beach to a reception hall, the alcohol, and the food costs for our guests, especially since it seems we may be having a lot more guests than we originally thought. If anyone has any good recommendations I'd appreciate it and if you happen to know the average price per person for the places. Thanks!
#3
Maryland
25 Posts
Joined Sep 2012
Thanks, but we did consider that option, but for multiple reasons we want to stay on island. For one, we have guests flying in to St. Thomas and also we have guests who have never seen the island and want to spend the day actually on island.
Did you look on island first? If so, do you know of any on island places that sounded reasonable?
#4
Seattle, WA
228 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Even if you have guests flying into St. Thomas (which I am having) they can still come on the ship for the reception. For places in St. Thomas we looked at Iggies Beach Bar & Havanas! Definitely check those places out. Good luck!
#5
Liverpool, ENGLAND
263 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
We're getting married in April 2013 in St Thomas, however we're having a shipboard wedding.
I can recommend a salon for hair & make up if needed though:
http://www.sugarandspice-vi.com/

May I recommend searching through some of the older posts on here as many brides have done this. It might be a good option to book a restaurant for afterwards and maybe ask them to do a buffet style meal.
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#6
canada
9 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
Hi!
I am getting married on that beach (11am ceramony) then going to have a lunch reception at sunset grille 12 30)! I booked everything with janelle from island bliss weddings - she has been a God send!!!!! She arranged everything ! Recommended a few reateraunts and got in contact immeadeatly with the resteraunt manager and they got back to me ASAP !
She arranged Transpirtation for me and my fiancé to go sign our wedding license in separate cars (I don't want him to see me that day until the actual wedding) and also provided full transportation to and from the ship to Lundquist beach and from there to Sunset grille as then back to the ship! She provides all decoration at the ceramony, cake, flowers, music... Everything!!!
Www.islandblissweddings.com highly recommend her!
Happy planning!
#7
Brooklyn, NY
5 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
I was married on St Thomas in July. We also used Janelle from Island Bliss weddings and she was amazing. We were married on Secret Harbour Beach and had our reception at Sunset Grille. The staff at Sunset Grill are very friendly and the food was amazing. I was able to customize my own menu. All of my guests loved it.
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#8
96 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by muah3iluvzu06
Have you thought about having your reception back on the ship? That's what we're doing and the pricing is very reasonable and includes food, alcohol, cake, etc.
we are planning a reception back onboard as well on oasis in june 2013, most likely Chops. did u contact any specfic dept. to book all of this?

thanks

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#10
96 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by Bizcut83
I was married on St Thomas in July. We also used Janelle from Island Bliss weddings and she was amazing. We were married on Secret Harbour Beach and had our reception at Sunset Grille. The staff at Sunset Grill are very friendly and the food was amazing. I was able to customize my own menu. All of my guests loved it.
that's where we're getting marry in june 2013! and we're having cocktail hour at sunset grille! how is secret habor?

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#11
Brooklyn, NY
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Joined Oct 2011
Originally posted by eggnoodle
that's where we're getting marry in june 2013! and we're having cocktail hour at sunset grille! how is secret habor?

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Secret Harbour is nice. The only people there are guests from the hotel so its not crowded. The water is beautiful and the background is amazing. I highly recommend it.
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#12
96 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by Bizcut83
Secret Harbour is nice. The only people there are guests from the hotel so its not crowded. The water is beautiful and the background is amazing. I highly recommend it.
Thanks! Do you have any pictures that you could share?

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#13
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
108 Posts
Joined Dec 2010
Island bliss weddings are now doing a wedding package that includes the reception, prices are on their website, I'm considering because the on shop reception is becoming a bit of a nightmare to organize!
#14
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
108 Posts
Joined Dec 2010
Originally posted by fanort
Hi!
I am getting married on that beach (11am ceramony) then going to have a lunch reception at sunset grille 12 30)! I booked everything with janelle from island bliss weddings - she has been a God send!!!!! She arranged everything ! Recommended a few reateraunts and got in contact immeadeatly with the resteraunt manager and they got back to me ASAP !
She arranged Transpirtation for me and my fiancé to go sign our wedding license in separate cars (I don't want him to see me that day until the actual wedding) and also provided full transportation to and from the ship to Lundquist beach and from there to Sunset grille as then back to the ship! She provides all decoration at the ceramony, cake, flowers, music... Everything!!!
Www.islandblissweddings.com highly recommend her!
Happy planning!
Was this expensive?
#15
Ringwood, nj
28 Posts
Joined Sep 2012
Originally posted by Bizcut83
Secret Harbour is nice. The only people there are guests from the hotel so its not crowded. The water is beautiful and the background is amazing. I highly recommend it.
I could not figure out how to message you but I am curious about your wedding. I just made the deposit to have Island Bliss do our wedding and I noticed you had a reception or lunch at Sunset. Can you tell me how it went? Was it affordable? We plan on having an informal reception when we get back but I'd love to do something with the people that are coming to the wedding.
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#16
Detroit, Michigan
356 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
What ship and date are you sailing on for your May 2013 wedding?
And of course congrats!!!!
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