Our daughter was married at Caneel last week and we want to thank all of St. John and TripAdvisor for all of the tips we received. Quick review and one BIG warning:
1. Caneel is fabulous and Alana was great dealing with an insane mother of the bride. It was perfect, even with slight rain. Food above expectations since we had 80 attending. Had never stayed there(thought it was a bit stuffy - we usually stay at Gallows or Grande Bay) and found the place accomodating and not stuffy. Very relaxing atomosphere.
2. TripAdvisor made OceanGrill their 3rd favorite restaurant in St. John last year. Since we had small children we could not do ZoZos, so via email and a few phone calls, the Ocean Grill did an AMAZING welcome cocktail party for all of the guests. Very professional and helpful. I had not met John the owner until the night before and he as well as Patty were wonderful. We served apps and the tuna app is great. All were good, particularly the spring roll too!
3. BEACH BAR - you rock! Kept the party going past my normal hours for 3 days.
4. WARNING FOR ALL BRIDES: The Postal service is SLOW. We mailed things a month before the wedding and they did not arrive. They still have not arrived in St. John.
I did not know what was involved with a destination wedding and TripAdvisor and the many people in St. John made it so easy for us. I really want to thank all for the help.