(Closed) Ceremony and reception in the same room?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
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  • Post # 2
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    marinesfiance:  I have been to a couple of same room ceremony and receptions where the guests sat at the tables . There was no need to move anything after the ceremony because the tables and chairs were already in place. People simply turned their chairs for a good view of the ceremony.

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    marinesfiance:  I went to a wedding that had the ceremony and reception in one room. The room had the tables set up BUT the chairs and arbor were in a different part of the room. The guests took seats in the chairs near the arbor and the bride walked up the aisle created by the chairs and surrounded by the guests. After the wedding, the staff moved the chairs back to the tables while everyone went back to the other side of the rooms for drinks and apps. It worked well.

    Post # 4
    4891 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    A friends wedding did this at a hotel. They had the ceremony, then ushered everyone out into the hallway where there was a bar and apps. Then when it was transformed into the reception hall, everyone went back inside.

    I’ve also seen where there was no difference between the two, so you sat in your spot during the ceremony and dinner.

    Post # 5
    677 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

    My ceremony and reeption will be in the same room. The country club where we’ll be getting married has a ballroom. The guest will file in one side for the ceremony, the staff will change the room out for reception.

    I hope it works a smooth and seemless as they say it will

    Post # 6
    6424 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Our friends had theirs in a children’s museum, and there was a small separate room, they basically had the ceremony and the reception in the same place and it was great.  Personally myself, I prefer wedding where the ceremony and reception are at the same place, less travel.

    Post # 7
    3035 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    A friend had the chairs set up on the dance floor forming an aisle.  When the ceremony was over she asked everyone to pick up there chair and take it to their table. Of course, you could have a ‘receiving line’ of sorts and hire someone to move all the chairs back to the tables…. or rent extra chairs… or get the groomsmen to move the chairs.

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