(Closed) Wedding Reception Size

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We have 58 on our list and we are hoping for 50 or less. Personally, I am a fan of smaller weddings because there is more of an opportunity to visit with everyone.

Post # 4
2634 posts
Sugar bee

My wedding will have 60 guests max, so I don’t think 120 is small, probably averaged sized really.

It all depends on your venue.  If it seats 400 ppl, then yes it might look empty with only 120 ppl. 

Do you know how large your reception venue is?

Post # 5
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Your guestlist is 3 times the size of mine! We’re only inviting about 50 people. The room we’re using holds about 80 standing and 40 sitting at tables (we’re doing standing cocktail/ appetizer circulation) so I hope it won’t look too empty either.

Post # 6
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We have 60 people max! :o) So don’t feel bad, there are alot of people who opt for intimate affairs. You doubled my guest list!

Post # 7
2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

we had 150 guests and I wouldn’t have minded if it was smaller (at least at my venue!)

Post # 8
25 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wish mine was that size!! I was hoping for only 100 people and our guest list is at 190! I do not think 120 is too small.

Post # 9
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens

I had a little under 100 (about 95). I wish it were a bit bigger more like 120. That being said, we had many great people there and I was happy. You’ll be surrounded by so many people you love that you probably won’t notice. 

Post # 10
1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Mine will be 150-200.

Post # 11
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas

I think it depends on the size of the room. Does the venue offer different room sizes to accomodate different numbers of guests? For my first wedding, they had a number of different rooms and we picked based on the number of guests vs. the amount of people they recommended for each.

Post # 12
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’ll be inviting at least 150-200 people, but with the wedding being out of town for most people, I expect more like 130 or so to come. How big is the banquet hall? The place we’re looking at has two rooms, one for 150 people, and another for 200. We’ll probably get the room that fits 200 people just in case. I don’t think it hurts to have more space! It lets people breath and not feel crushed like sardines (believe me, I’ve been to a wedding that felt stuffed in the room).

Post # 13
19 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

Our guest list is currently at approximately 140.  We are PRAYING for 120. 

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