(Closed) Big venue, small crowd?? Opinions please :)

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It might feel a little empty especially if all 90 people don’t attend. That’s a lovely venue though. Why not look at some smaller venues and then decide?

Post # 4
3625 posts
Sugar bee

I think it will be fine, as long as you space the tables out to fill it in a bit more. The dance floor looks huge, so surrounding it with your guest tables will warm it up, as will having more tables with fewer people at them. You’ll be fine.

Post # 5
1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think it can work.  As previous poster said, space out tables and consider having 8 people per table rather than 10.  Possibly consider having a table of photos of you guys or getting a photo screen to put in an empty area of the room.  Clever merchandising can fill an area that might otherwise seem empty.

Post # 6
2128 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Don’t worry about it. My venue was the same way (albeit we had two separate rooms: a dance room and an eating room) and I stressed about it.

We spaced tables out, sat only 8 to a table. We also put chairs and cocktail tables on the dance floor. We also put the hors doeurves table on the edge of the dance floor to take up more room and then later on it converted into our desert table. Your cake table can also take up space.

Just make sure to keep tables away from the walls and leave extra space on the walls so it makes the room look smaller.

I only had 80 people at my wedding and we have amazing shots of our dance floor packed. It never felt empty during my special moments like cake cutting and our first dance.

Post # 7
2128 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh and my bar and DJ table were also bigger than normal. They were both in a corner and took up a great deal of room that they usually don’t have. (both liked the extra space too)

Post # 8
31 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

It CAN work fine!


My venue could hold up to 300 people. We had a little over 90 people. Tables take up a lot more room than people think! We did tables of 6-8 people. The venue also filled up an area by placing a piano and put out a table for the vendors to sit ate to eat. We also had a kids table with activity for kids, and our cookie buffet! There is so many things you could do to fill out a room!

I almost switched venues because of this to a much smaller place! But we made it work with how we did seating, arranged the tables and how we filled it! It CAN work!

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