(Closed) tent dinner, barn dancing, okay?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should we stick with the tent & barn venue?
    Sure - it sounds like it will work out : (4 votes)
    80 %
    No - keep looking for a new venue that will be easier for everyone : (1 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love the idea of the reception in the barn but I’d be extra careful to make sure you have plenty of seating in the barn.  A lot of guests won’t dance and people don’t like to stand for long periods of time (at least I don’t).  I think you could pull it off but I would just make sure there are plenty of chairs in both the tent and the barn.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee

    Are you inviting 120 or expecting that many? Keep in mind that about 2/3 of invited guests typically show up (there’s room for error there but I think people almost always expect more than the number that show up). I think non-dancers might not stay as long since the dance floor is removed from the seating, and weather could be a factor. But it could be great, I think it depends on how badly you want your wedding at that venue (do the pros outweigh the cons?).

    Post # 6
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    What was the venue you chose to go with?  We are looking for something similar (but for a later date, no worries!) 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We are having dinner in a tent and the dancing/dessert in a one room yacht club that adjoins. We will have some seating inside, but the dinner and everything will be outside in the tent.

    Post # 7
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    How much was bayonet farms and what did it inlcude

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