(Closed) Reception in hotel suite? Is this weird?

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

When i read the title of your post I thought it was weird, but then when I read what youve described in your actual post, I dont think its weird at all since the suite is so HUGE and its close family and friends. 

I think go for it, but regarding the come join us in our hotel suite, I dont like that wording, but dont have any great suggestions, I’m sure others will though.  Maybe say private suite rather than hotel suite.  Idk though…

Post # 4
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yeah, I thought “yes” when I read the title, but after hearing the description, I think it could be really nice.  I agree with PP about wording it as a “private suite.”

Post # 5
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My friend wanted to do this for her very small (smaller than yours) wedding, but she couldn’t because the fire capacity allowed in the suite was way below her number of people. Check with the hotel to see how many people are allowed in there at one time, not sleeping there, but actually allowed in.

Post # 6
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not weird.  My brother and SIL had their cocktail hour in her parents’ suite at their Destination Wedding in Vegas.  It was nice, and I know they saved a ton of cash by bringing in the apps and booze for just that short event.

The thing is, you need to have a really good grasp on how many people will come to the reception and how many the suite will actually fit.  My brother’s ILs had a HUGE suite but it honestly could only fit 60 comfortably, and there were 75 people in there.  It was so crowded, Fiance and I went back to our room at one point just to catch our breath.  Luckily it was only for an hour so people dealt with it.  So not a bad idea at all, just be sure to execute it well!

For the invitation, does the suite have a name?  I believe our invitations said something like “Cocktail hour in the Kapua Suite” or whatever it was called.

Post # 7
44 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree with everyone else- title of the post sounded bad, but the actual places sounds pretty nice for a small party.  Private suite sounds good.

Post # 8
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

As long as you can close the door where the bedroom is I see no problem with it. Just say “private suite” No one really has to ever know that’s where you’ll be sleeping after!

Just make sure you can hold all the people in there without it being a fire hazard or too cramped

Post # 9
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That sounds perfect!

Just make sure it’s not your suite for the night – it would be hard to give people the boot when you want your alone time at the end of the night. Someone could certainly stay there, like friends or parents, but I’m sure you’d want your own retreat.

Post # 10
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’d make sure they’re all out before you want to relax, though?  I think I’d be nervous not having my own space to get away from people if I needed!

edit:@hisprettygirl beat me to it!

Post # 11
11270 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i think it’s a great idea.  most of those luxury suites have a special name not only a room # so i would use the name of the suite on your invites.

also, the bedroom part of that suite probably has a separate door that you can keep closed and private from your guests.

will the hotel be providing your food and liquor?  check with them on that.  hotel rooms are considered private space so you may be able to bring in your own liquor.  just check with them regarding any special permits you may need for liability.  if they supply the bartender, you may already be covered.

Post # 12
568 posts
Busy bee

I think it sounds intimate and special 🙂

Post # 13
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Great Idea!

Post # 14
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not weird at all, sounds lovely. Just check with the hotel to see if they have a capacity for the room for safety reasons. Sounds so great though.

Post # 15
2777 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Does sound good, I didn’t think so either from the title but that explaination makes sense!  I don’t have anything else to add just wanted to say go for it if you think you could all fit comfortably.

Post # 16
4980 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

It sounds wonderful to me! With such a small guest list, it’ll work well and you won’t have to worry about the space being too big either. 

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