Post # 1
Hello! We secured our wedding venue a little while back. It is a very beautiful restaurant that we love. When we booked it, I wasn’t sure whether we’d be able to make the ceremony fit in this space, but I figured I would try and think it through. Well, I’m coming up empty and before I give up hope and find a separate ceremony location, I wanted to throw it out to you resourceful brides! Forgive me in advance for all these details.
So here is the space. The restaurant has three distinct areas: the indoor area (normally it is a dining area, we will have it set up for a cocktail hour in between ceremony and reception), the pergola space (this is where our dinner will take place), and the courtyard (this is where we’d hoped to have the ceremony). Unfortunately, the space is small. I do not see any way to fit 50 guests in there without having a standing ceremony (which I really don’t think is appropriate – no one can see or hear anything when you have everyone standing).
As I said, not really sure if its possible but just wanted to throw it out there to you all!
Below is the courtyard – a flower wall to serve as a ceremony backdrop would be set up right where the courtyard ends and tiled floor begins – the sidewalk in the middle would serve as an aisle.
Here is another view of the courtyard.
A kind of birds eye view of it. The pergola space is the blue tiled area immediately behind the courtyard.
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
hmm…its hard to tell how long the space is based on the photo but could you do rows of three chairs each on both sides of the aisle or is there not enough space for that? Its a lovely location! I’m sure you can make it work somehow but maybe going there in person to play around with ideas would help.
Post # 3
It’s a beautiful space! Can you use that space as the coctail hour area and use the cocktail area for the ceremony? Not everyone needs to sit at cocktail hour. Not sure how big this indoor area is.
Post # 5
It looks like it would be enough room to me.
50 guests, youd probably want 60 chairs. Split in two, thats 30 on each side. If you do as pp said, thats 10 rows of 3 chairs. You’d probably be able to fit 4 on each side, which is 7.5 rows so you could do 7 or 8. Ceremony chairs arent usually very big, and if theres enough space for a sofa, coffee table and big ole chair, I’m sure you can fit 4-5 small ceremony chairs there. You could also look at angling the rows if you have a long but narrow space.
Post # 6
Hard to tell from the picture, but it looks to me like it is big enough for 50 foling chairs split along both sides of the aisle.
Post # 7
We don’t have the mesurements. Do you?
It looks like you could do 3 seats across, maybe even 4 if they all enter from the center aisle, so a total of 6 in each row. You will only need 8-9 rows.
Post # 8
Most people come as a couple, so you’d want to do 4 chairs on a side. I’d measure to see if that would work. 3 in a row is going to split couples up.