(Closed) Lunch reception and dance reception at different sites?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1937 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think its asking too much, personally. I’d find one venue that can accommodate dinner and dancing. Not that its asking too much per se since its not all that different than having your ceremony and reception at 2 different locations, but I think its sort of silly to have the entire wedding switch locations in the middle of the reception. 

Post # 4
62 posts
Worker bee

@AngelS: It is okay and very common to have your ceremony and reception at two different sites but what’s up with the huge lapse in time? From a guest’s perspective, your wedding would be alot more enjoyable if it all took place in one location and I didn’t have to wait hours and hours for the next part of the wedding.

Post # 5
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you can do it if you’re willing to accept that some people probably won’t come to the dancing/drinks party.  A lot of people can be coaxed to dance if they’re there anyway, and everybody looks like they’re having fun, but may not take the initiative to bring themselves to the place that it’s happening.

Post # 6
4824 posts
Honey bee

I think you could do it, but with the time difference and the fact that the dinner and dancing are in different locations the party would die down a lot with some people probably skipping the dancing altogether.  The music and dancing often accompany before and even during the dinner so not having that and then starting it later would halt the party atmosphere I would think

Post # 7
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think if you moved the dancing part to right after the ceremony and food part it would be okay.  Having it so much later would be a little awkward.  We our having our reception in the early morning and because of that we aren’t allowed loud music or dancing until the reception is basically over.  So instead we are having an after party that includes dancing & a more casual atmosphere.  That might be a good option too.

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