(Closed) Intimate Wedding — Fancy Restaurant in Lieu of Reception??? Help!

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

No sweat, I’m considering this too! Its between an intimate wedding or a large wedding… do I want to spend all that money on a lot of flash for people I never see/nor care to spend the $ on? Its much more practical to spend $ you may/may not have on those you care to have there most. And you’re considering a high class restaurant – totally legit!

Post # 18
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

that is like, the least tacky idea I’ve ever heard 🙂  go for it.  It sounds amazing.  You’ll retain all the best parts of the reception, which in my opinion are the eating, the toasting, and the celebrating!

Post # 19
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That sounds perfect! Many large recpetions are in restaraunt banquet rooms anyways.

I like prairiegrl ‘ s idea about wording.

Post # 20
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Wasnt that restaurant made over on Restaurant Makeover? Its awesome!

Make sure everyone can get across the border!!!

Also, check out the Edward Harris House in Rochester if you just want to elope- soooo pretty! Thats where I got married! Oh, and let me know if you need a photographer in that area, I know many!

Post # 21
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’d LOVE to go to a restaurant wedding. Guarenteed great food? A chance to actually chat with the bride and groom? Sign me up!

Post # 22
30 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

Do it! Do it! My wedding was exactly the same set up. We had 21 guests – immediate families, grandparents and close friends. Ceremony was a civil type thing that lasted about 20 minutes with dinner following at a fancy restaurant. Our invitations read – food, drinks and merriment to follow. Loved it. It was fairly stress-free, we were able to pay cash for everything ourselves and it was so amazing to share such a special day with those who are closest to us. No regrets.

Post # 23
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

bumping for any more details as we are considering the same thing for our tiny wedding (max 20 people, more likely 12!) but we are marrying in another state and know NOTHING about area restaurants..

Post # 23
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Anyone else to share?

Post # 24
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

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CitySwoon:  Hi! i was wondering how this turned out… im getting married in sept 2015 and we were thinking about doing the whole restaurant thing instead of a reception. Im worried they wont have a good time and think we are trying to be cheap. 

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