(Closed) Ceremony/Reception in the same room???

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I been to a wedding where we set at the dinner tables to view the ceremony and it was seamless and I didn’t mind. It threw me off at first but I understood it was probably best froma logistics standpoint.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Just make sure the tables are close to where the  “alter” area will be and plan a cozy arrangement. Even with aisle some guest have to sit in the back.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I’ve seen that done at my venue. It’s actually what we will do if it rains outside. The ceremony will be in the same space as the reception. Most (not all) of the tables will be set up with enough room in the middle to create an aisle. The aisle will lead to the mantle which will be the focus of the wedding party. Some guests will actually sit at the tables. And other guests will sit in about 4 rows of chairs at the end of the aisle. I think you can do it either way and it will be fine though. Guests may think it’s weird… but oh well! 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m having to do a flip as well. Normally these places are set up for an easy transition. Ask one of the reps what they recommend.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would see if the guest tables can be set around the room, and set chairs and an aisle/alter to the fireplace there and make that your dance floor space later on.

It’s a lot easier to remove some chairs than it is to set tables last minute. 

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

What a beautiful space!!

We will probably have to do a flip as well and, as another bee said, some venues have it down so smooth that flips can happen almost instantly. A flip at a venue we are looking at will take 35 minutes tops, centerpieces and linens and DJ equipment and all. Have you specifically asked the venue/your coordinator how long you think it would take? It probably won’t be that bad.

Either way, I think people will be so focused on your ceremony that some tables along the sides will be no big deal.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I booked the same space, and I’d love to hear what you decided to do!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We’re having in the same room and they said they can set up a backdrop to hide the tables behind or just not set up the tables until after…they said it would only take 15 more minutes to set up the tables after, and one or two other workers, which would cost the same as setting up the backdrop, so we said fuck it and just are having them do a full hour turnover instead of 45 minutes. No biggie and no ugly backdrop or tables messing up our gorgeous room for the ceremony!

Post # 13
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Newbee

if you dont mind me asking where are you having your reception? I am just starting to look and I have no idea where to start in little rock…Thanks in advance!

@brduncan1735:  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The room is gorgeous!!!! Personally, if it is possible I would not have the tables set up during the ceremony (a longer cocktail hour can be nice – people can eat a bit more!). I think that the reception room should be revealed later, but that is just my opinion! If it is a huge pain, I think it would be okay to keep the tables on the side.

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