Post # 1
If you are planning to have your wedding at the Silver Spring Civic Center or know someone who is please contact me!!!I am trying to figure out if I need the full hall or half for about 150 sit down guess.
If you have any suggestions for caterers in the MD area that would be great also!
Post # 3
@SGreen: I just booked this wedding venue here. I am not sure if you’ve been, but the building is open to the public until 6 on the weekdays. Maybe some weekend hours too, unsure. I just poked in, the entire room is HUGE. I think 150 could be pushing it if you need a large dance floor, are diong a buffet, etc. This website is for tents but may help you estimate how much you need in square footage:
Or this: http://www.ehow.com/how_5061223_calculate-big-banquet-hall-needed.html
Half the hall is just over 2500 sq ft so I think it would work, especially if you want to make it work! Or you could rent the atrium for another $45 an hour as a bit of a spill over area, maybe put the bar there? Just a thought. Good Luck!
Post # 4
I was there for awork meeting a fewweeks ago, and was thinking how great it would be for a wedding. The room was set up for presentations, so I can’t say about reception seating, but I am sure they must have recommendations for how much of each kind of seating? Enjoy- it will be beautiful!