OK, I looked at multiple venues before choosing the PB Singer Island Marriott. I have also been to MULTIPLE weddings at other Palm Beach area venues (The Breakers, the Ritz Manalapan, Jupiter Beach Resort to name a few for comparison sake) I ha...
ve only ever been to one other wedding that had food as fabulous as ours was (and it was in NYC!) We rented out the restaurant for our reception. We had 80 guests, a DJ and a photobooth. Plenty of room. And all our guests boogied until we were kicked out!!! I have received dozens of phone calls and emails and texts all saying this: BEST WEDDING EVER!
I have to give 75% of the credit to the Marriotts amazing team! We had our ceremony in the gazebo-a very hot Memorial Day weekend so bottled water and white sangria was served to our guests as they arrived for the ceremony. Then we walked downstairs to the Tiki Bar for cocktails (EVERYONE loved this subtle ambiance change!) After an hour of laughter, nibbles and drinks, we went upstairs to the reception.
Our cake was made by Deanna, their AMAZING pastry chef. Please ask to see pics before you go crazy finding an outside vendor-I came to the tasting armed with pics from Pinterest and an idea of what I wanted and she far exceded my expectations. AND...everyone ate the cake! We did coconut and red velvet. I love macarons and was going to bring them in-no need! Deanna, again, rocked with 3 flavors of macarons and gluten free ice cream for our sundae bar. Now, back to the yummy food: we had kids, vegans and gluten free needs that had to be met. And we wanted family style dining. Chef & team created the most amazing menu-I am a major foodie-again, our guests are still raving about how great the food was. We actually did enjoy dinner with all our guests (I know many couples don't) and Kelli, our waitress, also packed up a HUGE doggie bag and had it sent to our room so we had our yummy reception food to nibble on all week. When we started the process, we looked over their standard menu offerings and while we did use a lot of them, they were more than willing to work with us and change/tweak where needed (and I don't feel it increased the price). WEDDING TIP: We did a "late night" snack of sliders, mini hot dogs and french fries-huge hit! These were served along side the macarons and sundae bar (the cake was served right after dinner)
I know I'm rambling but I want to cover it all on here! The rooms are beautiful, spacious, super clean and luxurious. They are all condos so a little more expensive but for a destination wedding, beyond perfect. I am a "later in life" bride (41) and didn't hire a planner, choosing to use vendors with great reputations and letting the Marriott handle as much as they were willing to. Our entire weekend was just perfect. We stayed a total of 12 days (hooray for Marriott points!) on property and everyone from the towel guy to the valet to the spa (oh yes, don't forget the spa!!!! I had two amazing massages!) were just first rate.
In short: we had an elegant, black tie wedding with a sit down dinner for 80 at the beach for under $25k. Check this place out-you won't regret it!