- 7 years ago
Loving the idea of a Strolling Dinner for my daughter’s wedding, but have a few questions. For 300 guests, there isn’t room for 300 to be seated for a formal dinner. the reception is in an older, redone theater with a balcony that seats 400 theater style, 200 on the main floor (dinner table style which wouldn’t include room for the food stations), 75 in the bar area and has a big screen which will be tied into the videographer all evening. We want to utilize all the space, but need to somehow get guests to know they can go uptairs, and will have food stations and a bar up there as well.
1) how do guests get the idea that it’s not a sit down dinner? We’re afraid they will all be confused since it’s a new concept for most.
2) how many seats versus guests should we plan for on the main floor area. See notes above!
3) How do we let guests know there is a “kid area” in the VIP room that will be supervised.
4) Since the entire wedding party is underage my daughter is only having a one-hour “cocktail” hour, then changing over to mocktails, Jones sodas, slushy bar, coffee bar, etc. Originally when we planned to do this it was a set “cocktail hour” then a sit down dinner. Not with the strolling dinner and no designated sit down time for all the guests, how do we tackfully let them no the bar is closed? DJ annouce it in a tactful way maybe?? We have included a note on their wedding web site stating “As a coutesy to the amount of underage guests and the entire wedding party after the social hour, the evening will be alcohol free”, but not sure everyone will see that!