(Closed) No dance floor or room for dancing

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m assuming you were having an evening wedding that lasted late into the night?

If so, could you change the time? I think a wedding without dancing and such is alot more common during the daytime. 

If not, I don’t think it’d be too bad. Most people that are older (like grandparents) would likely go home soon after dinner anyway. You could always arrange to have an afterparty at a bar/club for the younger people after the wedding if you are really wanting to dance and party that night. 

If there’s no room to dance, I probably wouldn’t hire a DJ. The presence of a DJ would really make people wonder where they are supposed to dance! Could you just have an ipod with a sound system set up somewhere to play music for background noise?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

move tables after the dinner, that is what we are going to have to do. Have you ever heard of a kings table? That might be a better option for you. Actually I read somewhere that people feel more awkward dancing in a large open space, because it seems like less people are on the dance floor. So people are less likely to dance in a large space, if that makes sense. It’s a wedding It cannot be boring!!!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think moving some of the tables out of the way after dinner is a good idea.  Also is it possible to trim your guest list a little so there is a bit more roo.  Your mom booked the room and it is kind of small for what you had in mind, so is there any way to have a few less people?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’d cut the guest list and make room for a dance floor.  Or I’d just cancel it, charge be damned.  I need to get my groove on at weddings 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ok you seem so calm I would have flipped my lid. Your mom shouldn’t have done that without your permission. Can you trim the guest list? Move tables if you have too. You are getting married in wedding season, see if the venue would work with you if they booked another wedding, and if you have time to fine another venue.

If those aren’t options after dinner take down several tables and create a dancefloor, it isn’t ideal but you can find a way to make it work. Good luck

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Jamie42003:  Ooh. This was avenue deal breaker for me. Maybe you could move tables though? 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Maybe instead of round tables, you could do long tables?  That would either create more room, or be easier to move.  After the cake cutting a lot of older people will go home.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Could you transform it into more of a cocktail party atmostphere? So instead of having large 10-top tables, have smaller high-top ones, some with chairs and some without, and seating around the edges of the room? That might give you some space for a dance floor. Even if it didn’t, it might make it possible for people to mingle and chat and keep it a lively evening, rather than everyone just being stuck at their tables sitting down.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Also, you are a saint for not killing your mom. I would have lost it!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You could invite fewer people and use the extra space for the dance floor.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Or, i’d do what mightywombat suggests! It could be really sophisticated and fun!

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