- Babeeb mom
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
Ok so backstory…My family owns a beautiful victorian restaurant in IL where are are having the wedding ceremony and reception based on the main reason ITS CHEAP! We are expecting around 120 people to attend our July 2, 2011, wedding.
What we have decided so far is that we will have an outdoor ceremony in the parking lot/grassy area. The restaurant is somewhat secluded in a small town but near the second busiest road (not too busy though on a saturday night). Because of the road we are opting for a tent with 2 or 3 of the sides closed to minimize noise.
The inside is not completely open and airy. There is the main dining room with a bar where we will have all most of the seating, a smaller room which will hold the cake, gift and card table, and our fauxtobooth area. Also there is one ‘party room’ that has only a large door opening.
So the dilemma is…where to put the dancefloor. The restaurant is old and my family are worried about the weight of the people dancing in the main dining area, which is were I wanted the dance floor to be.
Option #1 – is to use the ‘party room’ as our dance floor area. it is an enclosed space with about 11 or 12 foot ceilings, definitely big enough for dance floor but not really area for people to people watch in there which is something I love to do at weddings. I am not sure how the music will sound in there either. Pro to this is we will have air conditioning
Option #2 – is to use the tent we are renting for the outdoor ceremony and rent a dancefloor. We would have enough room to put some outdoor seating as well as a temporary bar. Major concern with this is that its IL in July so we should probably figure on hot weather. It will cost 2000$ to rent a generator and a/c unit so that is out of the question.
I am very torn because I don’t know if people will be too uncomfortable in the heat dancing with only fans cooling them down. I just don’t know what to do! I need some opinions if you were to attend a wedding with either one of these options. Thanks!