(Closed) Struggling to Commit to a Venue

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which Venue??
    More wedding feeling, close to ceremony BUT early in the day (3-6) : (6 votes)
    75 %
    More lounge-y feeling, far from the ceremony BUT later in the day (5-8:30) : (2 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3485 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    We did a short reception– our ceremony was at 11, served lunch at 12, dessert at 2– most guests were gone by 3-3:30.  We actually had the venue until 5 (had to be cleaned and out by 6) but everyone was good to go after the dessert, so it worked out perfect. Honestly, most of our guests seemed to apprecieate the early end time since they had anywhere for a 1-3 hr drive ahead of them to get home.  

    Post # 4
    Member
    2623 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Do you plan on dancing and are you providing alcohol? That would change my opinion on the early or later time.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2623 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @lazybee123:  It is short for dancing, but if the second place opens up and people could stay you may find that they dance and stick around, thereby extending your reception to some degree. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    749 posts
    Busy bee

    Well if you’re going to have a short reception, you could have some sort of after party or activity.

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