- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I apologize in advance since i’m a tad random but I will give a little back story…
I’m getting married in September. I found an amazing venue on a private residence where I can choose to have my reception in a quaint barn or down in a grassy backyard/ravine with huge willow trees and a creek. I can do either or with no additional cost to me. I’m torn on both because of guest list size and how to set up either area. The backyard/ravine is massive and could accommodate upwards of 500+ people. The barn is 30 x 60 ft and is much smaller with a small area in the front for people to mingle if they wanted. I’m inviting around 150 guests.
One of the things my friends and fiances family likes to do is dance. My family is a little more stuffy and would like to just mingle and eat.
In the barn, we would have to move 85-90% of the tables and chairs out of the way for people to dance. I’m worried that is too much of an inconvinence for the people not wanting to dance and that it might be too crowded for 150 people in a barn.
If we have it in the backyard/ravine, I’m not really sure how to set up a “dance floor”. It’s just grass and I don’t have a budget for buying/renting a dance floor. I’m not sure how I could specify a dance floor on just grass.
Am I being too narrow minded or thinking too much about this? They are both so beautiful but with 150 people I’m just not sure where its going to be the most comfortable for people and where I can include some dancing. Do you think the barn is going to be too crowded with 150 people? Do I really need to rent a dance floor if I do it in the backyard/ravine?