Dream Venue- MAJOR issue. Help?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What time did your reception shut?
    10pm? : (18 votes)
    26 %
    11pm? : (26 votes)
    38 %
    12 am? : (18 votes)
    26 %
    1am + : (7 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    4441 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @futurejhart:  We were definitely winding down by that time.  I expected a much bigger problem when I clicked on this thread!

    Post # 4
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think that’s fine.  Most people complain when you have to end by 9 or 10.  My reception went from 7 – 11 and people danced and drank.  We had a little afterparty at the hotel bar.

    Post # 5
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

     I think it’s fine. Mine was 7pm-midnight. It was at a hotel ballroom and they arranged a private area in one of the bars there for an after party (cash bar for that), so the party went on. Is there a nearby place you can do something like that at?

    Post # 6
    2894 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @futurejhart:  Where are you located? Our venue shuts down at 10 pm, since it’s regulated that way. 

    Maybe move up the wedding or take it to an afterparty at a bar that goes later. I’m doing a day wedding since things will shut down at 10 pm, and I hope people have fun the entire time, not just for the dancing / drinking part!

    Post # 7
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No worries! How long is reception?….as long as reception is at least 4 hours it should be perfectly fine ending at 11. Does the venue have a bar you can all continue the fun at that’s always an option…


    Post # 8
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @futurejhart:  Mine’s 4-9 (ish). I’ve been at weddings that start around 7 and end at 11 because of the venue, then we all went to the afterparty.

    Post # 9
    2117 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think 11 is plenty late. The venue we’re looking at this weekend has all weddings end by 11:30. If you still want to drink/party more, host an after party! That’s our plan!

    Post # 10
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015 - Country Club

    We’ll have our venue from 6-11:30pm, I think is perfectly fine, although we are a bunch of partiers, so maybe we’ll get together somewhere after the reception.

    Post # 12
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    our friends got married in july and rented out a section of a bar for the post-party. they also rented transportation to take us from the venue to the bar and it worked out really well, i thought. our friends are drinkers/dancers though so it was a necessity to have an after party!

    ETA: ah just saw your update about there being no local bars. that sucks : (

    Post # 13
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Never because our venue was a rented beach house and we rented it through the Monday after our wedding.  I partied until about 1AM and my husband closed things down around 4AM.

    Post # 14
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    11pm is pretty late! I wouldn’t see it as a problem!

    Post # 15
    6969 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Our ceremony was super short and started at 5:00, and I think we had to close down at 10:30 and have everyone out by 11:00. It was totally fine. Honestly I was exhausted by then and wanted to go home, haha.

    Post # 16
    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @futurejhart:  start your ceremony a little earlier so you can party until 11.  i think that is a good time to end actually.  

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