(Closed) Ceremony/Reception IN The Same Room Ideas Please

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hi,  I am running into the same issue.  We are having a civil ceremony in Ohio, and with unpredictable weather, I just worry about my first choice of having an outdoor wedding.  Our reception hall is small, but very gorgeous (think wood panneled walls like in a study, and a ceiling that reminds me of the belagio in vegas with the arched areas looking like the sky that turns colors).  The hall coordinator said there have been ceremonies there, on the wooden dance floor, and the guests just sat at their tables.  It makes it a lot easier that way too, because you only have to decorate one venue, and the guests dont have to find their way from one place to another.  You could create an arch or alter of some sort for the ceremony, and then move it once the reception begins.

Post # 4
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@IrvingButterfly:  Mine is not exactly the same, but we are having the ceremony and reception all in the same building.  The building we are in has a balcony upstairs, a main open floor, and a downstairs lounge. 

Basically, the cermony is going to take place and then there will be a cocktail hour before dinner where everyone goes to the lounge and has appetizers while the upstairs is rearranged to place tables for dinner.  Now, this isn’t really money saving for us, but we just liked the venue.

But, along those lines, you could try to find a place that does the same kind of turnover.  Maybe an area with an outside space where you could either have the ceremony or a similar cocktail hour. 

I’m not from your area, so I am not much help there.

Good luck with everything!

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