Post # 1
I have a little reception dilemma….
We are getting married in Spain next June and have just moved from England to Canada, so won’t get chance to see the venue before we book and really have to go by photos.
Anyway, our planner has found a gorgeous venue, right on the edge of a cliff with beautiful little rustic apartments painted different colours, cobbled streets, cute archways and even a Roman amphitheatre. We can eat outside and I’m sure it will be lovely, until midnight when we all have to go indoors to a horrible function room .
They have such gorgeous rooms for day time weddings, but as ours is an evening wedding and the noise laws in Spain dictate that from midnight everything must not only be indoors but far away from anyone who might be disturbed by it, we are getting shoved into a conference room!
They can’t give me a photo of what it would look like done up and I’m so in two minds about what to do.
The venue is in our price range, looks beautiful and I guess that clever lighting and some nice decorations might help (although we don’t want to spend much on that really!) … plus from past experience, no one seems to dance at Spanish weddings anyway, because the meal is so late so they just wander in and out chatting and drinking.
I’m reluctant to start looking for somewhere else as most venues have the same problem… gorgeous outside but at midnight you are shoved somewhere not in keeping with everywhere else. But, I’d hate for it to spoil the night .
The only other option, really, is where three of fiancé’s siblings have already got married, but we wanted to be a bit different.
What would you do?
Post # 3
I don’t think it’d be that bad. Great decorations and the inside reception could be awesome. Use lots of candleights and you won’t be able to see much.
Post # 4
I would book it. My reception ends at 11 p.m. I mean most people will want to go home by 12 any how.
Post # 5
Can you stay outside until midnight and do the dancing out there? Id book it, Im sure you can find a way to decorate it so it looks amazing!
Post # 6
I say book it. Can you light candles? Just throw a ton of candles in there and nobody will notice the decor. Candles hide a multitude of sins!
Post # 7
Sorry, I should have said that evening weddings in Spain tend to go on until 3am earliest and as we probably wouldn’t even be eating until 9pm, the Spanish guests, if not most of the English ones too, will probably be there until the end.
It’d be about three hours spent in that room.
Post # 8
I think that if that is the law then you are going to have to deal with it no matter where you book. However, they should be able to describe and send pictures of where you will be forced to move to.
Post # 9
I would book it, too. You can always dress it up with some creative decorations.
Post # 10
Definitely book it. Sounds like it’ll be beautiful.
Post # 11
Book it! If as you said, dancing is an afterthought for your wedding, then it sounds almost perfect!
Post # 12
The lights will be off right? Who cares how ugly it is?
Post # 13
I would book it. Have you ever been to a night club during the daytime? Bleh! Put a little extra in your budget for some good lighting, and you should be okay.
Post # 14
Sounds like you love the place. I think most guests will be having a great time by that point, and you’ll have a million beautiful photos, so who cares if the midnight-3am slot is in a less beautiful room. Go for it.
Post # 15
i’d book it! the rest of the place sounds too amazing to be true – and late a night when you’re dancin’ and rockin out – everyone will be having so much fun and no one will notice anything about the place
Post # 16
I’m going to dissent – i wouldn’t book a venue w/ no pictures that would require such a compromise without being SURE! Can you keep looking?
Maybe invite all of the neighbors so no one complains about the noise and stay outside 😉