Post # 1
I haven’t really posted here before but I am having a bit of a panic! I am really worried the hall we have rented si too large! The max capacity is 200 but it looks like we will be having appx 80 guests! eek
I know when they say 200 that is the place maxed out with no dance floor but I cant help feeling worried, to make matters worse I live in Switzerland but am getting married in Victoria BC Canada so I cant even pop in to the hall reassure my self that it will all be ok!
Not much any of you can do but thought you might have some suggestions or have experienced the same thing but it worked out in the end!
Post # 3
i’m sure it will be fine!
I’m kind of in the same boat, our reception hall will hold 75 and we’re only anticipating about 30!
But i figure people would rather have room to move around than be crammed in!
Post # 4
Yes, too big is definitely better than too small!
Post # 5
To big is better than being crammed in a tiny space.. honeslty it will be fine dont fret!! 🙂
Post # 6
aww thanks ladies, you have made me feel much better!!
Post # 7
I am having the same problem..so don’t feel like you are alone 🙂 Our atrium holds 200 for a seated dinner WITH a dancefloor… and we are only having 50! We will be doing a lot of space fillers.. (tall centerpieces..mixed table sizes…small tents..photobooth area) we will also be doing everything in that one room.. like bar and such to take up space.. 🙂 I hope everything will work out for both of us!
Post # 8
bigger is better than cramped I agree you can add plants to cut off the space; I watched a wedding show where they added curtain panels and made it more intimate or maybe put a long table in the back for the cake to cut off the space
Post # 9
My daughter had less people at her wedding than we anticipated. Instead of putting 10 people at each round table, we did 6-8 at each table. More tables made it look less empty. Plus, everyone had more room. it was a great idea. I am sure you will be fine!
Post # 10
Hi! What venue are you using in Victoria? There are quite a few bees here from Vancouver and some from the Island too.
Don’t worry about it- as previous posters have said. It will be a treat for your guests to have room enough to be comfortable- not having to squeeze in between the tables will be so nice.
Post # 11
I agree with PP that it will be nice for people to move around in the area. Also for you in your wedding dress!
I am having my reception in a place that holds 350. We are having around 100. I am somewhat worried too, but it will turn out fine. My reception place is used to working with different sized crowds, so it will look nice. 🙂
Post # 12
We passed on an awesome venue because it held 3000!! They said we could put lounge furniture to fill in the space and drape fabric to cut other areas off.
Maybe look at a venue in area with the same square footage so you can visualize it better. Sometimes just seeing it yourself is all the reassurance you need!
Post # 13
I’m sure it will be fine, you can arrange the tables and seats in a way that works for the number of people you have
Post # 14
wow, you have all really put me at ease! Thanks for the kind words and for those that are in a similar situation I am sure like my wedding it will all be good! I am going to have 6ppl per table rather than 8 but then that ups the flower budget but hey ho!
@Jules-we are having the reception at the Polish Hall in Victoria, they have just reno’d it and it looks great, are you from Van?
Post # 15
@emskins: I just googled the hall and it is amazing! Those chandeliers are beautiful!
I do live in Vancouver. I used to live on the Island though. You will have a wonderful wedding. Victoria is a beautiful city.