Making the Best of It

To say our reception venue is large is an understatement. The room can hold up to 250 guests, almost five times the amount of people we’re expecting. From the very beginning I knew we had to get a bit creative when it came to making it feel a bit more intimate, especially since we didn’t have a budget the size of Texas.


Pretty intimidating huh?

We originally planned on having the happy hour outside on the courtyard but with RSVPs lower than expected (not to mention all the rain we’ve been having) moving it and the bar inside seemed like a good idea all around. With that, our coordinator sent over a few ideas, one of which was the clear winner.


Our guests will enter through the large french doors at the bottom and will hopefully complete our guest books before dropping off their gifts and grabbing a drink at the bar. They’ll then make their way back across the room and grab a few appetizers before we make our grand entrance.

I was really worried the space on the far left would become a no man’s land but Lesa really surprised us with the lay out of our stations. It fills that space perfectly and while I’m stoked about our menu I really didn’t want to see it in the background of our photos. The three high tops also sort of divide the room into two distinct areas. Hopefully they’ll also bring the non dancers a little closer to the action after we’re through with dinner.

Did you have some concerns about your reception space after you already committed?


Mrs. Macarons

Wedding Date:
September 2011
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    Mrs. Leeds 47 posts, Newbee @ 1:52 pm

    What program did you use for your floor plan!? I am having the same issue and would love to be able to use something like that to help me visualize it.

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