(Closed) Advice needed

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
7689 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

What about spacing your tables a little bit farther away from each other  and having a large dancing space?

Post # 4
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

Could you use the other half of the room to set up for the ceremony or have a couple cocktail tables to do a hang out area?  Or is there a possibility to using different size tables so they can be spread out more?  Have you considered where if you’ll have a table vendors to sit?  or a photobooth or other area like that that would require more space?

Post # 5
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Usually brides complain that there isn’t enough room for their guests, not the other way around!  Consider yourself lucky I guess.

My experience is that if a venue claims the room seats 200, that means 200 with barely any room to walk between tables and a very small dance floor.  A party of any more than 150 would be cramped in there.

You can totally keep the venue and fill up the space!  If the tables are supposed to seat 8, put 6 chairs on each so people have more elbow room.  If they normally do rows of 4 tables, change it to rows of 3 and leave more space by the walls.  Arrange the tables so there’s a big aisle down the middle – that will come in handy when you make your grand entrance and walk up to the head table.  Give yourself an enormous dance floor and tons of room for your DJ.  Remember that you’ll need room for your gift table, cake and desert table, guest book table, and maybe an hors d’oeuvres table if you want one.

Post # 6
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I do think you would be fine to work with arranging the room for your smaller wedding.  Don’t use 10 person tables, do what the PP said and use 8 person tables, but only put 6 people at them.  Also, You could add in a few banquet tables to take up more space (that’s what we are doing).  You will definately be able to have a good size dance floor and if you leave space along the walls, no one will notice the empty space.

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