(Closed) Which reception would you rather attend?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Where would you rather attend a dinner-only (no dancing/live music) reception?

    at the Irish pub

    at Italian restaurant

  • Post # 3
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @sjhanddab2014:  What is going to be the average age of your guests? I know in my family, the older attendants wouldn’t show if it’s at a pub…. Just a thought. If your RSVP is young, go for the pub

    Post # 4
    4035 posts
    Honey bee

    I grew up in a town with a large proportion of citizens, of Italian ancestry. As long as the Irish pub is non-smoking (asthma), I’d go for it. You can get Italian food almost anyway – I can’t eat marinara/pizza sauce, peppers, etc., so my choices would be limited.

    Post # 6
    580 posts
    Busy bee


    Definitely the pub! I think the rustic pub atmosphere would be a lot of fun, the menu sounds fantastic and I think it hits just the right note.

    I’ve seen some weddings on Rock’N’Roll Bride that took place in pubs and I thought they looked like a lot of fun.

    Post # 7
    1119 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @sjhanddab2014:  I just saw the three extra lines of text for the Irish pub and immediately went YES. Variety is the spice of life! 🙂

    Post # 8
    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    The pub. It would be something different/unique that DH and I wouldn’t have the opportunity to experience otherwise. We always make our own Italian food or go to Italian restaurants. I think I have only been to one Irish pub.

    Post # 9
    4424 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Irish Pub!! It sounds like a really cool way to have your reception and I love that you get your own room, but guests can go into the bar part if/when they want later in the evening. 

    Post # 10
    732 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State



               I voted Irish Pub because it seemed to have more options when it came to main courses ei. chicken, beef and vegetarian options. Overall the Irish Pub has more food options so thats why I would choose it. 

    ETA: Ok so I read wrong because the part where it says “choose 1 -3 items” is at the end and somehow missed it. Still, even if someone chose stuff off then menu I would love it more than italian food. I think the Irish pub would be a different experience which is why I would also choose it!

    Post # 11
    60 posts
    Worker bee

    I would love to attend a reception at an Irish pub! Very unique venue and the food sounds delicious 🙂 Plus, I always find restaurant receptions a little stuffy, whereas a pub seems like it would get everyone mingling 

    Post # 12
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Im partial to good itialian food, so i would say the italian place! Plus i hate pubs… And irish food… 

    Post # 13
    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @sjhanddab2014:  I chose Irish pub because it has a completely separate room.

    Post # 14
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

    @sjhanddab2014:  The pub would be out, we don’t do bars.

    I also have always romanticized the Italian’s and their culture. I would just think it more romantic for my reception.


    Which of the options do the two of you prefer?

    Post # 15
    6257 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I say the irish pub- I think the food options are more varied and sound better than the italian options (and I’m of italian descent, but those just are not my favortites)

    Post # 16
    1117 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Go with the pub. Italian restaurants are practically a dime a dozen these days and a bit overplayed. The food at the pub sounds better, the atmosphere seems more relaxed (especially with the private room), and it isn’t nearly as common as Italian restaurants seem to be.

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