(Closed) How many people did you invite vs. venue capacity

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We invited 130 people and 90 came (most invites were local).  I would be very surprised if you didn’t have at least 9 people not able to come.  However, for our venue, we did have to count the photographers and DJ as they were eating and taking up room.

Edit: Our venue could hold up to several hundred, but was blocked off the fit the appropriate number of people.

Post # 4
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Our venue holds 245 we invited 200. They have a really small dance floor, so we didn’t want it to get too crowded.

Post # 5
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our venue holds 160 and we invited 140. When I did my invite list, I invited people that I was hoping they said yes. Not hoping some would say no. Just be careful. You may be more loved than you think you are and get all yes! Smile

Post # 8
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Our venue could hold 250 and we invited 250. We only had 200 come though so we had a little extra room. It was perfect!

Post # 9
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our venue held 200 and we had 180 confirmed guests, but i’m sure there were 210 there. 

Post # 10
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our venue will hold approximately 150 and we’re inviting 85.

Post # 11
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Our venue holds 80 and we invited 83 or 84. We went conservative. I think you should be fine, I would be really surprised if you didn’t get 9 no’s!

Post # 12
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

200 person cap. Turns out that includes vendors! OOps.

Invited 220, but people kept adding just this one VIP– so 231.

If there are more than 200 (we have 6 vendors) then we are over fire code and I have NO IDEA what they will do to us.


Our wedding is mostly Out of Town guests– so I’m guessing we’ll have around 150?

Post # 13
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Our venue can technically hold up to 350 people, although that would be kind of tight. We are only having 90-100 guests, so that leaves lots of room for dancing and such! 🙂

Even though our venue can hold more, we are capping it at 100 guests. We have 110 people on our guest list now, but at least 4 of those people are pretty much guaranteed not to be coming and we’re pretty sure at least 6 more people also will not be able to make it.

Post # 15
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

109 for 100 people?  I’m sure you’ll be fine.  Just remember that you’re included in the count!

Post # 16
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t remember how many our venue holds…maybe I should look at this! Our list including wedding party is 143 or 144.

The church for the ceremony holds 110. Could be interesting! Although there is room to throw a few folding chairs in the back. As well it is mostly Out of Town guests, so I’m not worried about it.

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