Post # 1
If you read this on a wedding website, would you be confused as to the type of wedding we are having?
We are so happy that you will be able to join us for our wedding! The ceremony will be in the early evening on Saturday, followed by a cocktail hour and dinner buffet.
The Old Courthouse in downtown _(city)__ will be our venue for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. All of these are indoors, on the second floor. This is a beautiful and historic venue, restored to host special/formal events. We hope you will love it as much as we do.
We have a concern that some guests will focus in on the “courthouse” in the title and not realize we are having a rather traditional (semi-formal/formal) event.
Post # 3
To be fair, I didn’t think you were having a courthouse wedding with the location being listed as “The Old Courthouse.” It sounded like a restaurant to me.
Post # 4
Seems clear to me. You can add a details section with more info on the venue and dress code. This wouldn’t happen to be the courthouse in Crowne Point, would it? I’m from NWI and went to a wedding reception there once and it was beautiful!!! Best wishes!
Post # 5
You could always add “the historic old courthouse” to emphasize it isn’t a current courthouse.
I would leave out the second floor part and word it something like this:
Our traditional ceremony will take place at the historical Old Courthouse in downtown City. A cocktail hour and reception will follow in the restored ballroom (or another word to describe it).
Post # 6
I also think it helps that you have noted that you’ll be having your cocktail and reception there as well. I think it is pretty clear.