Post # 1
I’m hoping you can give me some ideas… We’re having a brunch reception (33 days & counting!!) on my grandmothers property & I’d really like to use her barn for the reception to save $$ instead of renting a tent. My concern is whether I’m going to have enough room for a dance area once tables & chairs are set up. I’ve tried looking at all kinds of arrangements but right now it’s too up in the air as we don’t have our final head count yet… Anyways, do you have any ideas for alternatives? Either having the dancing in a different area or changing the timeline of the reception to accommodate this issue?? Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
Post # 3
Do you have your heart set on dancing? I’m not sure if that’s the norm at a brunch reception. We had limited space too, but we just went with it and had room for a little dancing, just not a ton of people at once.
Post # 4
I agree with PP, maybe dancing just isn’t in the cards. I haven’t really been to a day time event where people actually got into dancing. I think it’s ok to go without unless you were really looking forward to the first dance :/
Post # 5
What we did may have been unorthodox, but my husband and I just had a really low key first dance and everyone was enjoying themselves eating and talking right before we had to leave (we had to fly out for our honeymoon right after the reception). So, everyone else was welcome to dance…but I don’t know if they did….
Post # 6
If you can figure out a seperate space for dancing, I think that’s fine. I was in a wedding at a hotel where the buffet-style food was served in a smaller banquet room and the dancing and everything was done in the large ballroom.
If it’s casual, I’m sure people wouldn’t mind dancing outside of the barn. Can you throw the doors/windows open so the music can be heard outside? Is there a large, level, grassy area that can be a makeshift dance floor? I think if there’s good music, people will always find room to dance.