(Closed) Another Word For Backyard Reception?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
3221 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m doing something similar. 

I actually wrote Reception is at  ‘Parents last name’ Estate.

So it’s not so…tailgate-y. 


Post # 4
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Quaint outdoor reception, will be held at _______pm, at (as previous poster put), ____________ estate.

Post # 6
1011 posts
Bumble bee


Garden Reception at the home of __________.


Post # 8
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Garden reception sounds nice…

Post # 9
6891 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I vote “Garden Reception.” It’s simple, but you get the idea that it’s both small-ish (intimate) and outside.

Post # 10
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you could go with “garden reception” or “private residence”.  Isn’t that what they always go with in wedding magazines?

Post # 12
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We did the same thing! I think we worded it as “at the home of _____” 

It was for sure not tailgate-y. I think people have realized that backyard receptions can be done very beautifully!

Post # 13
5092 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

On our invitations, we wrote (in the spot where you put the venue) “The home of ____”

Post # 14
897 posts
Busy bee

Oooh, I love that, I was wondering about that too. “Garden reception at the ______ Estate” sounds fabulous!

Post # 15
1434 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

I was tickled because I’m thinking of having mine at my sister’s house, and the idea of callingi t an estate….well, let’s just say I think of an estate and my sister’s house doesn’t come to mind. I think mansion when I hear estate. But maybe I just have the wrong connotation from watching too many soap opera weddings. 

Post # 16
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

As a guest, I’d probably think I was going to a mansion if the house was called and estate on the invitation. I’m not sure what their house is like so I can’t tell you whether or not that would set up the correct expectation.

My friend got married and had her reception in someone’s (giant and florally abundant) backyard. The invitation said, “At the home of ______. Reception immediately following.”

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