(Closed) Ceremony and Reception at Same Venue…How much Time

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How much time for ceremony and reception at the same venue?
    5 Hours is just right : (4 votes)
    40 %
    6 hours is better : (4 votes)
    40 %
    7+ hours is best : (2 votes)
    20 %
    Other - State in comments : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    5 hours is plenty of time I think. We did the same our venue is for both the ceremony and reception. However our venue is booked for the weekend because its at a lake. Officially our reception will be roughly 4-5 hours but I am sure family that are staying at the cabins/cottages there will celebrate with us for longer.

    Post # 4
    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We had our space for 5-1/2 hours (1/2 hour ceremony, 1 hour cocktail hour, 4 hour reception).  If we hadn’t had an after-party, I think an extra hour would have been a good idea.  But you know your crowd best.  Our friends and family like to party.

    Post # 5
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Generally receptions are 1 hour for cocktail hour and 4 hours for dinner/partying. I would want at least 6 hours if you’re having the ceremony there since most are about half an hour long. If the 7th hour wasn’t going to break the budget I would spring for it.

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