A Night at the Plaza

A Night at the Plaza
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Jamaica

Jamaica is a country that offers not only a beautiful culture, but also has amazing sites to host your wedding. Round Hill Hotel and Villas is located on a bluff in Montego Bay. Guests may choose from oceanfront rooms in the Pineapple House (36 rooms) or 27 privately owned two, three, four and five bedroom villas. Most villas have a private pool. The villas also have a personal gardener and maid.

Round Hill is not just any other hotel in Jamaica. The d├ęcor is truly relaxing and “Old English” with a hint of old Hollywood. Ralph Lauren, who also vacations at Round Hill, inspired the design. Near the cocktail bar area of the resort there are black and white photos of people like Grace Kelly and even Jacqueline Kennedy vacationing there.

This quiet resort offers a fabulous spa with a pool that sits above the lawn overlooking the ocean. The lawn is an ideal spot for hosting a ceremony. Cocktails may even be hosted around the pool.

There are plenty of options of sties to host any of your parties. The beach can be a great spot for host rehearsal dinner with an amazing buffet and even a bonfire. My favorite spot to host rehearsal or reception can be on the beautiful patio, known as the Seaside Terrace (outside) or the Georgian Room (covered). Another one of my favorite spots to host the rehearsal or reception is lighting this outside stairway with candles that leads to the Dining Terrace (outside) or the Hanover Room (covered) which offers a breath-taking few of the sunset.

Round Hill also offers one of my favorite things: Tea Time. Your guests can enjoy scones and a variety of quality teas while enjoying the serenity of this resort.

This boutique-like resort is charming and accommodating for any of your events!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Savor The Tastes From The Sugar Mill

Located right outside the walls of Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, there is one the best restaurants on the island, The Sugar Mill. As a part of the Half Moon Resort, The Sugar Mill not only offers a history lesson but also serves fantastic food. Upon arrival, you are greeted at the foot of this gigantic waterwheel “…that powered the 50,000 acres of the Running Gut sugar estate spreading from Rose Hall in the east to Little River in the west.”

Built in the 17th century, this once sugar plantation is a fabulous option for a couple to host rehearsal dinners or even receptions, depending on the number of guests. You have the option to use main dining area that holds 140 persons.

On the lawn, in front of the waterwheel, you can entertain your guests as well. The Sugar Mill also offers the upper field-stone terrace. This area sits above the waterwheel and looks fantastic with long tables (as pictured in this article). The terrace offers an intimate setting that looks magical and easily seats fifty people.

My favorite meal offered here is the flaming shish kabob. It’s a freestanding shish kabob on a large skewer that includes meat and vegetables. When it arrives at your table, the server pours a flaming sauce on it. It is certainly entertaining and delicious!

This sugar plantation also shares land with the golf course where you can participate in “Night Golf.” This is truly an experience where you are given golf balls that are lit from within. The Sugar Mill also offers a tour of its wine cellar. Whether you are hosting a welcome cocktail party, a rehearsal dinner, or a reception, The Sugar Mill’s amazing food will captivate your taste buds!

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