(Closed) Another Word For Backyard Reception?

posted 11 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1686 posts
Bumble 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
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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

Post # 6
530 posts
Busy bee


Garden Reception at the home of __________.


Post # 8
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Garden reception sounds nice…

Post # 9
3993 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
5592 posts
Bee Keeper
  • 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
74 posts
Worker 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
3214 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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

Post # 14
479 posts
Helper bee

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

Post # 15
1022 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
246 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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