(Closed) Ceremony in Reception Hall?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had to have our ceremony in the reception hall due to bad weather. We just scooted the tables to form an “aisle” of sorts. It wasnt super ideal but it worked out fine. In fact, many people commented that they really enjoyed it because they could see and hear the ceremony better.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It is not weird! Actually alot of people have been doing that. The actually cermeony time (15-45min) isn’t worth the money to rent a separate room! I think you will be surprised by how much the guests will enjoy not moving from place to place. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Yes, we left for cocktails in the foyer for about an hour whilst they reset the room. It was a bit of a pain to be honest.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are having our ceremony and reception in the same place; we are doing a cocktail hour on the top floor of the hotel (ceremony in the ballroom) while they “flip” the room.

It is normal here to have a two hour window between the ceremony and reception so many of our guests have expressed how happy they are to have everything in one place and that we are providing them with refreshments in between. Many of our guests are older and appreciate that they will be able to retire to their hotel rooms for a while before the reception begins. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@RainbowJelly:  I’m glad that I could help make you feel better about things. You should be excited about your wedding 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If your room is large enough, you can just have two separate setups. I would however, want to see how he proposed to section off the room.

You could use screens, potted plants or trees. Here is a beautiful wedding:

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@RainbowJelly:  That wonderful backdrop was made with rolls of adding machine paper.

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