(Closed) Reception layout help!

posted 4 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Outdoor or indoor dinner seating?
    Outdoor under the canopy : (11 votes)
    58 %
    Indoor, traditional banquet style : (8 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 2
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Aloft Hotel

    While I love love love the idea of eating outside as well, I opted for indoor because I would also be concerned about bugs/heat. It is a GORGEOUS space, though, and I would definitely set up some lounge furniture and figure out another way to use the space. Perhaps dessert?

    Post # 3
    3465 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I agree with PP. I haven’t set a date yet, but I am hoping for a summer wedding like you. I totally ge the appeal to eat outside, but I’ve come to accept that in the heat of summer guests probably wouldn’t want to sweat to death. You have such a beautiful space I’m sure you can make it even more beautiful than eating outside would have been.

    Post # 4
    345 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    You’re in Toronto? I don’t think it gets horribly hot there, even in the summer, right? I vote for the outside space — it’s gorgeous!

    Post # 5
    983 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014


    sparky18:  OMG OUTSIDE.  150% OUTSIDE!  That setup is to die for!  My wedding is all outdoors in July and no one has batten eye at eating under a tent.  I’ve been to 2 outdoor weddings in peak heat and it’s not an issue as long as you have shade for people and plenty of water to keep people cool. 

    Post # 7
    2297 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    you’re in toronto? outside! it’s bananas amazing – plus when are you eating, six, seven, eight? it won’t be 30 in the evening, and the space is covered anyways, so it will have been in the shade all day. i honestly don’t think there’s a comparison! 

    Post # 9
    658 posts
    Busy bee

    Sounds amazing, have it outside!

    Post # 10
    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - The Heathman Lodge (Vancouver)

    I think you should do the dinner inside, and rent some furniture for outside. Maybe put the dance floor outside too, depending on how close the two spaces are.

    Post # 11
    1772 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I love the outside look.  We’re also doing dinner (and dancing, and ceremony, and all) outside in July in California.  Our ceremony is at 5 (with no direct sun on the area starting around 4 and it cools off quickly), and dinner starting around 7.  sounds perfect. & just depends on the typical weather at that time of day in your area.  don’t worry about the average high (because in most places, the high occurs sometime noon-4pm), figure out what temp it usually is that time of year by 7pm.

    Post # 12
    2 posts


    sparky18:  I’ll be getting married at Graydon Hall next June!! I would love to see your photos and get some tips if you don’t mind. 

    We’re planning on having our brunch reception indoors but the ceremony outdoors. We just visited again this weekend – even though it costs quite a bit, I’m glad we chose this venue. It’s just so lovely!

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