Post # 1
It seems like such a little thing right??
My parents, FI and I went to look at venues for the first time this weekend (yay!) and my mom keeps obsessing over the dance floor. She was freaking out about it so much that my dad went back into one of the halls after we were done and fake measured it with his feet. (It was pretty hilarious)
Granted, my family LOOOOVES to dance and we’re having what I would consider a big wedding (inviting 200, hoping for 175), so I guess it’s important. BUT in the grand scheme of things, does the dance floor really matter?
Did anyone else worry about the size of the dance floor?!
Post # 3
I think the size is important to some extent. My family loves to dance so we need a large dance floor. We didn’t measure it though….
As long as the dance floor isn’t teeny tiny, I don’t think it really matters. Also you dont’ want it too big because then it may look empty even when half the guests are dancing.
Post # 4
Yes the size of the dance floor is important if you think many of your guests will be dancing. It’s also important to us as well. last weekend we went to a see a venue and the first thing I noticed when I entered the reception space is that while it sat 250 comfortably there is no way the dance floor was big enough for even 70 people.
Post # 5
I think as long as it’s not carpeted everywhere else, it won’t be a big deal. I’m guessing guests won’t be pulling out moves so fantastic that they need a specific floor to do it on versus just some sort of non-carpeted floor! 🙂
Post # 6
@TinyTina: I am your dad! Hahah. Any place we went (after calling to see if they could accommodate our size), the first thing I asked about was the size of the dance floor, if it was portable (to arrange as we’d like in the room layout), and if it was possible to add an additional one. I think each couple has certain things they just need at their wedding, and the dance floor was mine.
Post # 7
It does matter because you don’t want it too small! I was worried that ours would be but it ended up being fine. You can actually fit a lot of people in what seems to be a small space. The venue is the best resource for info though. If they do this all the time they can let you know how much space is needed. I really thought it would be so small when looking at our space but they assured me it was enough and it was.
One thing that i think people over look is a place for guests to sit, away from the speakers where they can still watch the dancing if they would like, and carry on a conversation if they want. Also put bistro tables near the dance floor so people can set their drink down. Keeps from too many spills!
Post # 8
Is dancing at your reception important to you? If so, I would say the dance floor is important. If not, I would say it doesn’t matter too much.
For us, the dance floor was EXTREMELY important. Us, our family, and our friends all LOVE dancing, and we just couldn’t see our reception going any other way. We actually looked at one reception hall that I loved, but we didn’t go with because the dance floor wasn’t very well seen by everyone not dancing (it was kinda in the corner).
The two most important things for us in choosing a banquet hall was dance floor and that we were the only people in the hall (there was only one room, so our guests were the only people in the entire banquet center).