Wedding "after party"….

posted 2 years ago in Reception
  • poll: After Party Options
    Get large suite at hotel. Provide alcohol and snacks. Stay in that hotel room after everyone leaves. : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Meet at local bar. Have everyone pay their own way. : (21 votes)
    78 %
    Rent room at lounge/bar and continue to host. : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Rent room at bar/lounge but have cash bar. Provide late night snacks. : (4 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 2
    42082 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    PunkRockPrincess:  I would just let everyone know what bar or club you will be at and let everyone take care of their own expenses.

    There is no expectation that you will cover the costs. This is much less work for the two of you. By this time you will be happy to relax and have no reponsibilities.

    Post # 3
    715 posts
    Busy bee

    PunkRockPrincess:  it really depends on your budget i’d say… the “large suite” option sounds like the least preferable to me … some people will just probably be too loud, so I don’t think that’s a good party options, don’t want to get kicked out / asked to be quiet by the hotel staff, do you? 


    i think a bar / lounge is great; if you’re willing to pay, awesome, but i don’t think it will be expected.

    Post # 4
    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    We are doing that same thing at the hotel bar, as our venue will only let us be there until 8pm. We are staying at the same hotel we have room blocks for and they were happy to accomodate an area set aside for us for the “after party”. We are just spreading it by word of mouth and noted on our wedding website for those that want to join us. Just find a place and call ahead to see if they can block off a space for you.

    Post # 5
    2731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    We are going to do an after party at a piano bar at the Boardwalk in at Disney. Our reception is dry but ends around 10pm. We will not be paying for the after party but it allows the drinkers to do so in an environment that will not have children. I believe traditionally the guests pay their own way for the after party and for the bride/groom as well. I’m not worried if they pay for us though since we will probably have only 1-2 drinks.


    Post # 6
    19 posts

    PunkRockPrincess:  We are planning to rent out a small wine bar near our venue for the after party or at the very least reserving a few tables. We’ll initially order several bottles of champagne (5-10 tops) either way but then have guests pay for additional drinks. 

    Post # 8
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee

    PunkRockPrincess:  I actually let my MOH plan the “after-party” which retrospectively, I’m glad about, because we didn’t even go. My husband and I were so exhausted (our reception ended at midnight) that we went home! I felt bad about it, but I couldn’t even fathom the idea of spending another 2 hours being social. Everyone else had fun though!

    Post # 9
    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    PunkRockPrincess:  You are so welcome. That way people don’t drink and drive either if they are staying there.  Ours also has a restaurant that we will be having a no host brunch the next day, they were more than happy to block off a side area for us there as well. 

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