If your reception is several hours after the ceremony, people will get busy doing other things and not show up for the reception. Try to start the reception within an hour or two of the ceremony. If you don’t want to start your wedding dance at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, have a Meet and Greet mixer before your reception.
Being video jockey, we get the chance to examine numerous reception centers while having little or no predisposition to “offer” one place over another. A lot of Grooms and brides understand where they will be holding the event prior to they choose where to have the reception, so we have actually put together 5 observations that can assist you when choosing your place.
Is your reception hall air conditioned? If people sweat while just sitting, they won’t dance. Chances are your reception will be stuffy and warm while all the guest are there, but as they trickle out during the night the room will begin to cool down.
Distance – If people have to drive a long way to get from the ceremony to the reception, some will get distracted or decide to do something else. If it is not possible to get a reception hall close to your ceremony, make a caravan.
Facility coordinators Keep in mind and work with your wedding planner or event coordinator on the decorating ideas, you will no doubt have a memorable and enjoyable wedding reception.
Make sure your reception hall has plenty of room for your guests. The people renting the location might tell you it holds 200 people, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will hold 200 people comfortably!
Distance – If people have to drive a long way to get from the ceremony to the reception, some will get distracted or decide to do something else.
Smoking – If you decide not to allow smoking in the reception area, how close is the nearest place for a smoker to go?