Reception in a nursing home

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
Hostess
30313 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@brokeninnj:  Hmm, interesting, i’ve never thought of that before! I think it’s worth checking out! Take pictures and let us know how it is! 🙂

Post # 4
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6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@brokeninnj:  I don’t see any reason not to! The nursing homes near me are gorgeous- at least outside. 

Post # 5
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Strange, unusual, but hey – it’s OK.
I’d do it – especially if you don’t mention “nursing home” on your invites, I think I’d totally not even notice!

Post # 6
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1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Id be concerned about the noise restrictions and how late the event could go. id imagine they wouldnt want to make their residents uncomfortable by hosting loud weddings that go until 2am… But it would be perfect for an early brunch reception

Post # 7
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1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@brokeninnj:  I work in that industry, and so, give you major props for having your reception there 🙂  It sounds as if it is a very segretated area from the population, which is great.  What I would ensure when talking to them, however, is that there is protocol to keep residents from ‘checking out’ what is going on in the hall.  Since the nursing home is their home they have a lot of ‘rights’ in being able to utilize many public areas of their facility at any time. 

With that said, we do not hold special events for the public in our facilities.  We hold parties, galas, etc, but they are to celebrate something to do with the nursing facility and not a wedding reception, so all residents are always welcome to attend!!  In the one you are viewing, it may be specialized to do a wedding reception, all the while forbidding residents from entering YOUR party!!!

I would love to see pics when you have them 🙂

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