(Closed) Using 2 rooms for reception tables (pic included)

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I went to a wedding where people were placed in 2 connecting rooms like this… I was not a fan of it. I was luckily in the main room by the dance floor, but the people in the “other” room could not hear the music/speeches that well and felt excluded

Post # 5
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I saw that once on an episode of My Fair Wedding with David Tutera.  The bride had two rooms for her reception, since both were small, and he said it takes away from the party vibe, and the intimate feeling of being a part of a wedding.  Also, whomever is seated in the room opposite the B&G may feel slighted.

Post # 6
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MsTargaryen:  if you have other options, i would definitely entertain those ideas.  i don’t think it would be a good idea to put some of your guests in another room.  it’s unfortunate that those doors don’t slide all the way open to make it one big room.  what about the upper ballroom you mentioned?  will everyone fit there?  layout??

Post # 7
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I once was seated in another room at a wedding and it was horrible.We left after we ate.

Post # 8
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Any way of having the dancing in the room with the ceremony space, and putting tables in the area where the dance floor is? You could put some smaller cocktail tables in there if you wanted people to have the option of lounging in the same area as the dancing. I’d have to agree that I’d be annoyed to be seated in the “other” room (even when I was a kid this annoyed me, so maybe I’m just easily irritated…).

Post # 9
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Frog E.:   exactly what I was going to suggest. Leave the big room for guests and the small one for bar, dancing, etc

Post # 10
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Once I was at a wedding where a few tables of young people were placed in the dance floor. After dinner, our tables were collapsed and we danced the night away. It was easy! Would that type of set up help you at all?

Post # 11
1306 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would probably set up the smaller room as a bar/dancing/lounge area.

Post # 12
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m having the same problem!!

Post # 13
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Have you thought of setting up long tables instead of smaller ones? This could be a solution. 

I attended a wedding where the people in the second room left as soon as they ate. No one really even noticed them leave, was pretty sad.

Post # 15
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@MsTargaryen:  I went to a wedding like that once, and I thought it was no big deal. I’m having a similar problem, where our venue has indoor/outdoor use. (It’s a small schoolhouse). Basically some people will fit inside (about 100) and the rest (maybe 40-50) will sit outside. They’ll only be there for dinner (maybe an hour) and those seated outside will be by the bar and the dance floor and the DJ, so it’ll be fine. 

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