- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I am having a brunch reception at a very small venue and I’m now worried with our original seating plan that it will be too tight as we’ve had more people accept than anticipated. There are two floors at our reception location. The main floor can hold up to 100 seated guests. There is a small alcove with a bar that branches off of the main room which can hold an additional 30 seated guests. The third floor can hold up to 60 seated guests. Originally we expected about 100 guests which would all just fit in the main room and we would have the brunch buffet set up in the alcove. Now we expect 125 guests (yikes!) so I’m wondering, should we:
A) Have a seated reception where everyone has an assigned table/home base? This would entail about 100 seats in the main room and 25-30 in the alcove? I hope this would not offend anyone in the alcove and I also wonder – where will we set-up our buffet line??
B) Set-up the whole place like a cocktail reception with high tables and low tables on both floors? This will open up alot of space and people can sit whereever they like and would be free to mingle anywhere in the house. I just worry not everyone will have an assigned spot to sit. However, this is a brunch and we’d like a low-key vibe. How would you feel about this at a brunch reception? We could also put food on both floors to encourage movement.
What do you think bees – what would you do, A or B?