(Closed) How long did your reception finish and at what time did it end

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What time did your reception end and how long was it?
    My reception ended later than 11pm and it lasted longer than 5 hours : (15 votes)
    37 %
    My reception ended later than 11pm but it lasted less than 5 hours : (7 votes)
    17 %
    My reception ended before 11pm and it lasted longer than 5 hours : (4 votes)
    10 %
    My reception ended before 11pm and it was less than 5 hours long : (15 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We started at 5:30 and ended at midnight.  I don’t think anybody would have minded if it ended at 11.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Ours started at 6:30 and went to 1:00, it was really hot though and I am sure no one would have noticed if it ended at 11.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We started cocktail hour at 6, dinner was at 6:45 and the reception was scheduled to end at 11.  We ended up making our exit around 11:15 and most everyone left after that, but some family and friends didn’t leave/start picking up decor until 11:45.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Our reception ended at 2:00am and we left at 1:10 am lol. I just didnt want to leave I was having so much fun – my husband had to drag me off the dance floor lol

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We had our cocktail hour start at about 6:15 and we left around 10:15.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    5:30pm til 11pm

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Our wedding isn’t until October but our reception will start at 7 and end at 11 (cocktail hour from 6-7). We’ll be having an after party so for those who want to keep partying, they can just in a different part of the resort. 

    Since your wedding is on a Sunday, most people will probably clear out before 11 anyways so I wouldn’t worry too much about it. 

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Our cocktail hour started at 6pm and there was a major party going on until we shut down at 1am. Everyone who was left joined us on the dance floor for our last song. It was wonderful.

    But it all depends on your crowd – are they the drink and dance all night type?

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Does that include the cocktail hour? Our reception will be from 7:30-11:30 – 4 hours long with a cocktail hour from 6-7:30. We will be having an after party at a nearby bar. I think for a Sunday 11pm is a good time to end — if you have a group that likes to party is an after party an option for you?

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My reception ended AT 11pm – not an option in your poll. It was 4.5 hours long.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We started at 5:00 and ended at midnight.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We haven’t done it yet, but cocktail hour is at 5, dinner at 6:30, and then probably wrapping up around ten.  I don’t have late night friends so we figure it’s perfect.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My reception ended around 11:30-11:45 and it began (including cocktail hour) at 6:30….dinner started a little after 7:30

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