(Closed) How important is a dance floor at a reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I personally would not pick the venue with the stage as a dancefloor.  You want your guests to come eat, drink, dance and celebrate with you.  Not everyone is a professional dancer in fact the majority of people out there are nervous about dancing in front of other people and would pass on being “showcased” like that.  I would find another venue.  Plus your SIL got married there so wouldn’t you want to find your own place?

Post # 4
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@shrubfish09:  Well how important is dancing to you at the wedding?  Will you be bummed if people don’t dance?

You have the advantage of having been to a wedding at your venue so you know how people will react to it!

I also think if the music is good enough they’ll get up there!

Post # 5
123 posts
Blushing bee

Okay…. another “how important is a dance floor?” question.


The venue for my niece’s wedding is entirely carpeted.  Do we need to go to the expense of renting a dance floor, or can people comfortable dance on carpet?

Post # 6
1868 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

As a guest, dancing and a dance floor would be really important to me. I’d wanna dance the night away celebrating and having a good time. Mingling is fine, but after a while, I’d get bored of that and would wanna dance. 

Post # 7
1868 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hmmm… I dunno how comfortable dancing on carpet would be… ? :/

Post # 9
9687 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I really like to dance at weddings, and I would feel a little awkward dancing on stage (for the reason you mentioned).  My favorite weddings (the ones that stick out as the most fun ones I’ve been to) involve a lot of dancing!  So, IMO it’s important.  There is always a balance of mingling and dancing…people who don’t want to dance will mingle and chat with others.  Others will go back and forth between the two things.  It’s not one or the other.  Personally, I find weddings without dancing to be more boring (generally).

Post # 11
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

1) How long will they be dancing? If the floor is super hard (e.g. concrete), then after a while your guests’ knees and feet will hurt a lot more than if you had a real dancefloor that is meant for a lot of dancing. A dance floor usually had more “give” than some other materials.

2) How high is the stage? If your guests are not coordinated or if they are a little tipsy, they could fall off the stage. These are not trained professional dancers and actors, I assume. I don’t think you want to end your day with someone getting a bloody nose, a concussion or broken bones.

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