Hi all,I am from Ireland and am getting married in Dubrovnik next May.We will have a party of about 40 to 50 people and would like to reserve a section in a restaurant for the evening, on the terrace if possible. As it is a wedding party we would like to stay late if possible. We've heard that restaurants stop serving at 11 but presume that they'll leave us stay on if we're drinking. Nautica are charging 200 euro per hour after 11pm to stay open. We're looking for a restaurant that-is lovely,in the town centre,has a terrace with views,good food service and reasonable prices.will stay open until 1 or 2am (just so we can remain there, don't want food after 11pm).We're planning to get married in St. Blaise's church.Hotel- we don't have anywhere booked yet. We're seen brochures for the main hotels (argentina etc.)The Pucic Palace looks lovely but prices are too expensive.Anyone recommend somewhere? Any other information that would be useful would be much appreciated. I am visiting Dubrovnik this autumn to plan the wedding want to know what places to check out. Cheers,P
Dermot,The sponza palace will not rent their facilities if you do not have a registered company in Croatia. We tried when we were there, they were very unkind. We are planning to have a boat trip the day after as well, I think the best is to go and see the 3 islands. I have received prices from 3 companies between 225 and 250 kuna p.p. We first tried to organise it all ourselves, but I start to believe it is better to go through an agency. We have been talking to a company called travelhouse, they organise weddings in Croatia. Very nice lady! However, they are quite expensive when you choose Dubrovnik, for other destinations their prices were very good though. Our second contact was dubrovnik riviera weddings. They are cheaper and I really like their ideas. I have the impression they are flexible and very well organised. If the references will be fine, I see no reason not to work with an agency in Croatia.
For anyone in Ireland who wants to get married in Dubrovnik, there is a travel agency in Dublin called Croatia Tours who assist with organising weddings in Dubrovnik. They helped organise Anne Cassin's (newsreader on RTE) a couple of years ago!! We went to Dubrovnik at Easter with them & met their rep over there. She was very nice & showed us a couple of restaurants, St. Blaises' Church, the florist & samples from their photographer. They have an admin fee of about €300 and so far have been very helpful & friendly. They have told us precisely what paperwork we need, when we need it and what we need to do with it when we get it and they organise an English speaking priest. They have told us that we need to be in Dubrovnik for 4 days prior to getting married and that it will be much easier for us if we have our Civil Service here in Ireland (about 4/6 weeks) before the wedding. We are just waiting for confirmation from the Labirint Restaurant for our reception before we book our flights and accom for June 2006. Has anyone had any experience with the Labirint Restaurant as a venue for their reception? We had a meal there at Easter & it was beautiful. The restaurant has a terrace overlooking the marina and a night club which opens til 4/5am and is literally 5 minutes from St. Blaise's Church & the Irish pub so it seems ideal for us!!I hope this is of some assistance to some of you & I would really appreciate any feedback concerniing the Labirint Restaurant.
Hi Everyone,Thanks for all your info. I am in the initial stages of planning a wedding - a bit tricky because you don't know how many people will make the big hike abroad. I have to say I didn't think much of Labrint when I went there for a meal - overpriced and poncy. I think we might book Puic Palace for a meal straight after and then I'm also considering the East-West club.I would really apprecaite any suggestions about flowers, music and photographers - I really want a decent photographer. Thanks,Claire :blink: