(Closed) Ceremony and reception at the same location

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
628 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Daniellea77:  I did this for my first wedding. Had a reception ‘line’ of the bridal party that led into a period of ‘cocktails and mingling’…then had the MC announce when dinner was ready to be served so that guests could take their seats. 

Post # 4
2254 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Daniellea77: I recently went to my friend’s wedding, and her ceremony was outside with her reception inside the same venue. After the ceremony, we went inside to the designated cocktail area where to enjoy drinks. About 30 minutes later we went into the adjacent ballroom for the reception. It was a pretty smooth transition bc the wedding area, the cocktail hour, and the reception space were separate from one another and there was a person there directing guests. While the wedding and cocktail were going on, the staff was putting the final touches in the reception. 

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