(Closed) It ends at 10pm … venue regret … kinda

posted 6 years ago in Venue
  • poll: What time does your event finish?
    Before 9pm : (13 votes)
    10 %
    930 or 10pm : (22 votes)
    17 %
    10.30pm : (12 votes)
    10 %
    11pm : (22 votes)
    17 %
    11.30pm : (11 votes)
    9 %
    12am : (21 votes)
    17 %
    12.30am : (4 votes)
    3 %
    1am or later : (21 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    You could take the reception to a local bar, or if your hotel offers a late night cafe/bar take them there. Most of the time people will pay for their own drinks, so the party continues but you’re not footing the bill.

    Post # 6
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Where I am getting married has the same rule.  It seems to be a town wide rule as far as noise goes, as everything seems to be closed by 10:30.  There is a really nice bar with a rooftop patio overlooking the ocean (not that you can see it at night) that I was hoping people could go to, but nope, they are closed by 10:30 too!

    Post # 7
    8483 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Our venue is in a residential area, so we have to be out by 11. I dont mind though, it’ll give me and Fiance more time together.

    Post # 8
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We finished up at 1am, but didn’t leave ’til at least half one and the party carried on without us in one of the cottages ’til around 7am.

    Post # 9
    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The town ordinance in our venue prohibits live music after 11 so the band has to stop then. We plan to head to the hotel bar to continue the celebration after!

    Post # 10
    2351 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Our destination venue had a minimum rental of 4 hrs and every extra hour is 500 bucks. So we r keeping it a the 4 hours. Starting at 4. After 8, I don’t care what my guests end up doing. There will only be 20 or 30 guests and if they wanna hang with us and go to a bar or the beach, awesome! If not, no biggie, they can go enjoy the island on their own or go back to the hotel just whatever. Our venue has a strict 10pm limit as well. So I didn’t even try to push my reception anywhere near it.

    Post # 11
    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Both of our potential venues require amplified music to be cut off at 10pm. I was tiny bit worried at first that that would seem to early – but I think people will have a good time, and there is always the hotel bar!

    Post # 12
    298 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - White Point Garden, Charleston, SC

    I second the suggestion of taking the party to a local bar if you want to keep going.  The good thing about it ending earlier is that if you’re really tired and just want to spend time with your husband you can do so, but if not there’s still the bar option for everyone!

    Post # 14
    11270 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i’ve never been to a wedding where last call was before 1am.


    @leecy87:  in your case, i’d look into going to a club or bar nearby.

    Post # 15
    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    our reception ends at 10, but our venue has their own restaurant/bar with it that we can move to for the ‘afterparty’ which is open another few hours.. so if people decide to head home/to sleep thats fine, and if they want to stay up that works too!

    Post # 16
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    We have to cut out music at 10 too, but we will have the shuttle running until 2 am with the option of free camping at the reception venue as well. Our friends like to party til LATE.

    I think your conundrum is fairly common and a lot of people do an after party at a nearby bar.

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