(Closed) Venue size dilemma!

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
13014 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The ballroom (where my seated meal was) was 56 x 28, and it held 130 comfortably.  We could have fit maybe up to 150, but that was it,.  We had the dance floor in the connected rotunda, the gift table in the rotunda, and the bar in a separate room as well.  The cake table and coffee station were in the main ballroom.  


I doubt you could fit 150 with a dance floor, bar, gift table, and cake table in the one room. 


ETA: My venue also claimed that they could fit 170 for a seated meal with dancing, and my coordinator, catering manager, and I both agreed there was no chance of that happening.

Post # 4
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

My venue is 40×60 and they claim they can seat 250… but there would be no room for anything else, and that’s using 8 ft banquet tables.

Post # 5
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @thunderberry:  first and foremost as this is your debut post… a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”

My best advice is to check back with the venue… they may have some photos / floor plans you could see to actually understand “their way of thinking” when it comes to numbers

OR maybe even GOOGLE – Wedding at ___ – to see if any other Brides have put up Photos on-line

OR if you can’t find info specific to the Winery / Venue… you could just GOOGLE to see waht else you can find on-line in regards to tents & seating arrangements

I am guessing that many will be using long rectangular tables vs rounds… so that accounts for them being able to “squeeze” in more people.

Hope this helps,


Post # 6
46416 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@thunderberry:  It sounds on the small side to me too.

I suggest you talk with the venue and find out if there is room and if they will let you have another tent installed just for your wedding. You can place them side by side and raise the adjoining walls , so that for all intents and purposes it is one big tent.


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