Post # 1
I’m looking for advice from anyone that has used (or planning on using) the Winter Park Farmers Market for their wedding. I am hoping to do both the ceremony and reception there. We can not have the ceremony on the patio, since we have too many people.
I was thinking of having the ceremony inside, then move everyone onto the patio for the cocktail hour. During the cocktail, have the inside room set up for the reception. I’m concerened about the room being flipped from the ceremony set up to the reception set up in about an hour. Do you think this is do-able?
Post # 3
Hi! Oh, I can help!! I am getting married at the WPFM on May 13, 2011 and will be having both the ceremony and reception inside! Here is our timeline:
Ceremony start at 7pm
Ceremony over at 7:30
All guests move outside onto patio for cocktail hour/light snacks
I am going to give certain responsibilities to our bridal party, family and friends for the flip. For example, our groomsmen and manly family members will drag the tables out and quickly set them up. My bridesmaids will throw the linens on the table. Other family will put pre-arranged centerpieces and candles on the table. We are doing a buffet, so we are not having placesettings on the table. We will have all other decorations (cake table, guestbook, pictures, etc) set up prior to the ceremony. With help, the flip can definitely happen!!
The guests will be welcomed back in at 8:00 (our goal but we’re flexible if the flip takes a little longer).
Bride and groom enter around 8:15!
Just be aware, the WPFM people don’t promote having the ceremony inside. When I mentioned the idea, the lady had to ask her boss about it. But they said it’s fine and they are going to set up the chairs for the ceremony for us. There should be a WPFM worker present during the event but they are not responsible for helping you flip.
Also, a friend from high school had her ceremony and reception inside the WPFM and said it was great!
Let me know if you have any other questions!!