(Closed) who is doing both wedding ceremony and reception in the same venue?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are having both our cermony and reception at the same venue. If you want to see pictures of how they can set up, you can go to their website here: Thornewood Castle.

Post # 4
10285 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

All of our wedding events are at the same venue. Our ceremony is being held on the lawn overlooking the lake. Our cocktail hour will be on the patio and in the tavern thats attached to the ballroom and the reception is held in the ballroom. 

What kind of pictures are you looking for? 

Post # 5
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

We got married and had our reception at the same venue (in the same room!). We had our ceremony, then moved everyone to a different room for a cocktail hour while the ceremony room was set up for the reception. It turned our perfectly and I can’t imagine having done it any differently!


Post # 6
877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We’re having our ceremony in the same room as the dance floor (connected to the main dining room).  The floor will be covered and the ceremony will take place in front of a fireplace.  On the other side of the room is ceiling to floor windows with an amazing view.  Mahogany chairs from the dining room will be used to seat guests during the ceremony and once it’s over, everyone will move to the lounge for cocktails or to the greens outside for the receiving line, while the chairs are moved back into the dining room and the ceremony room is transformed into the dance floor.

Post # 7
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are having our wedding downstairs in an old mansion and the reception upstairs in the ballroom.  Sorry I don’t have any pics available right now.

Post # 10
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re having our ceremony and reception in the same venue, different rooms… since it hasn’t happened I don’t have any pictures, sorry.

Post # 11
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@sangrum: You can look at the link in my first post to see how previous brides have done their set up. My wedding isn’t until March, so I can’t post any of our set up pictures.

Post # 12
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Me! We’re getting married at a restaurant that used to be a mill back in the day (in fact, it’s even called the Old Mill :). Providing the weather is good, we plan to have the ceremony outside overlooking the water and then move inside for the reception. We’ve rented the second floor of the place that has a nice dining area and dance floor (separated by railings), its own bar and a separate room where the food will be set up (buffet style). If it rains, I believe they do ceremonies right in the function room in the dance floor area.

Post # 13
13 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are having our ceremony in a clearing among trees and the reception in a fantastic tent. 

Post # 14
7299 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@sangrum: We are getting married at a park/mansion. We are renting out the mansion grounds, garden, terrace, and field for the tent. Our ceremony is going to be on the terrace that fits up to 200 people and then cocktail hour in the courtyard, and then the reception. 

Post # 15
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Our venue Tivoli Too in Laguna Beach, CA is an all in one location!

We love it! Its exactly what we had both wanted! 

FI’s had a few more requests but were good ones! They were outdoor as much as possible, one location and starting around evening/sunset! 

My request… twinkly lights galore! 

And that is exactly what we got! And other blessings to follow! They provide an amazing to die for cake! Red Rose Centerpieces for each table and unlimited champagne, wine and beer and sodas all through the night! The food has fantastic ratings and ALL their reviews are GREAT!! 



Post # 16
2194 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We are! It’s a historic mansion in Manhattan and we’re having the reception in one room, the cocktail hour in another, the plated dinner in another, and then dancing in yet another…it has a lot of rooms, really convenient.  We aren’t reusing anything anywhere though except for maybe a few floral arrangements–the place comes with tons of equipment and a day-of coordination team.  We don’t have any pics yet though!  Just of the empty rooms.

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