Post # 1
My fiance and I have found a wonderful venue that has absolutely everything we want, we love it! The only drawback is that instead of having one large room for dancing and eating, it had multiple different rooms and everyone eats separately. They give you a lot of options and you can basically do whatever you want with the place, but with our guest count there’s no way we could keep everyone together. The coordinators at this venue assure us that they have a system for keeping people moving (I mean they do close to 120 weddings a year and with this venue, small rooms is your only option). My parents are EXTREMELY hesitant about the venue; their reasoning is that they’ve been to weddings where the people were split up and they hated it.
What I want to know is have any of you had a wedding or been to a wedding where the guests weren’t all in one room, and how did it go? Was it ok? Or was it not ideal?
Post # 2
I visited a venue where there were different rooms for cocktail hour, dinner, and then an after dinner room that was three interconnected rooms. This venue was for approximately 120 people or less. My fiance and I didn’t choose it precisely because we were worried that people would get lost and be too spread out. Another consideration is that you may have to decorate all of these different spaces. Personally, I think, after cocktail hour, people like to nest, meaning find their seat, put their stuff down, and know where their home base is when they want a rest.
Post # 3
What is the set up like: are the rooms connected (with wider open frames), are they separated by hallways, etc?
Post # 4
Closertofine: They are separated by hallways, there is a larger room that would be used for dancing and the rest would be for dinning.
Post # 5
Personally, I would hesitate with getting a venue like that. I don’t like it, but if you do thats your choice.
I haven’t been to a wedding like that but I agree with jamb. Guests want to put their stuff in one place be able to dance and sit down and get up and dance again.