(Closed) Where do you have a cocktail hour?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Where is your cocktail hour?

    In the reception hall


    Somewhere else

  • Post # 3
    2194 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    If we go with what is currently our first-choice venue, it’s an entire mansion, so we will have the reception in one room, the ceremony in another, and the cocktail hour in yet another–one with couches and stuff so it’s perfect for the occasion.

    Post # 4
    229 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Most weddings I’ve attended had a separate room for cocktail hour, but I think this really depends on the venue.  Some venues have a separate room for the cocktail hour, while others hold it right in the reception room.  You could probably talk to someone at your venue about it. 

    Post # 5
    2057 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it depends on your venue – – I have only attended weddings where the Cocktail Hour is separate from the reception area however that isn’t going to be how FH and I have it because our venue is one huge large high ceiling wooden beam exposed loft – – we’re making our own divider screens to partition off where we’ll be having the Cocktail Hour….

    Post # 6
    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Our cocktail will be held in the lounge adjacent to the reception facility

    Post # 7
    1102 posts
    Bumble bee

    All the cocktail hours I’ve been to have been held outside, sometimes where the ceremony is and sometimes where the reception is. Depending on the gap between the two and whether it’s the same venue or not.

    Our ceremony was held outside at the bottom of a hill and the cocktail hour was at the top of the hill. The reception was a 2 minute walk to the restaurant.

    Post # 8
    2403 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i think it depends on the venue too, but most of the weddings i’ve been to the cocktails have been served in a different room than the actual reception.

    Our reception will be at a “women’s club”….the cocktails will be served on the first floor, then guests will go upstairs to the ballroom for the reception.


    Post # 9
    1816 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Our cocktail hour is at our venue, but in a seperate art gallery.  I would have it in the reception room, except the staff will be moving the chairs in there from the ceremony area.

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