(Closed) Worried the reception hall is too big!

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yes, too big is definitely better than too small!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

To big is better than being crammed in a tiny space.. honeslty it will be fine dont fret!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I am having the same problem..so don’t feel like you are alone ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope everything will work out for both of us!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
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Blushing bee

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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.

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