- 7 years ago
- Wedding: Old Blanco County Courthouse
Hello bees! I have a venue predicament and would love opinions and input from other people…
So my fiance and I found a great venue, but our guest list is larger than we’d originally calculated and the venue space is a little too small for a traditional style reception (food/drinks/dancing together). We love our family and friends and want them to be there (or at least have a plan in case they all show up!). The venue is a historic courthouse surrounded by a lawn, and the event room is located on the second floor of the courthouse. The first floor layout is four hallways which lead to a small common area. My question is if you think that this layout would work if…the ceremony is upstairs, cocktail hour and seated dinner are downstairs (under tents), followed by dancing upstairs (the room will be flipped to add tables/decor after the ceremony). *There is an elevator in the venue so that our handicapped guests can easily go between locations.* We were (lol…I was…) thinking that to have a better flow we will have at least two bars (one upstairs and one downstairs), so that guests wouldn’t have to travel far for drinks (whoop!). Music-wise we thought of having the DJ upstairs and an iPod with professional speakers and softer music downstairs so people can have a quieter place to visit. Has anyone been to a wedding with this kind of layout? What were the things that worked and things that didn’t, and how would you suggest utilizing this space to keep the reception flowing and fun for our guests? I would appreciate any advice you have. Thank you! 😀
– A few side notes: we’re trying to cut down the guest list but are having trouble (gee, imagine- common problem, right?), and we’ve thought about changing venues but this one is the best deal for our price range. We’re having a Saturday evening, semi-formal event- I really just want for everyone to have a good time! It will be in October (Texas) so the weather outside should be mid-80’s (ish…).