Ideas for Wedding Reception Locations
first thing to consider when deciding where to hold the wedding Reception and banquet is the
budget that you have available. The next step is to accurately know how
many guests will be expected to attend so that the right location may
be selected. Taking these two factors into consideration will
greatly help you to choose from the main options available
will be a hotel lounge or other similar lounge location, a church hall
or other hall, or a restaurant.
Hotel Lounge for the Wedding Feast
advantage of opting for a hotel lounge for the feast is that
you'll have a wide variety of wedding reception locations with a
similarly wide range of
prices to choose from. Therefore you may find that this could
the best way to go if you are looking for a relatively inexpensive
wedding banquet. In hotels lounges, everything like the china, menus,
tablecloths and decorations and is usually quite
standardized and co-ordinated, which can help make the planning easier.
Lounges for the Wedding Banquet
are many establishments dedicated specifically to
this type. Their advantages are that you'll
high degree of professionalism and experience in specialized banquets.
There should also probably be a good variety in the
the Day of the Wedding
Any time of the year is
good to marry and almost any day of the week, depending on the type of
ceremony that you have chosen.
the summer, the days are longer and really even a weekday can be chosen
us for the celebration. Evening weddings at this time of year
becoming evermore commonplace ideas. Suitable days for a night time
celeration would be a Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Sundays
be considered for an evening celebration but it should be borne in mind
that many of the guests will be likely to need to start their working
week on the following day. This could mean that some aren't so
much in the party mood to fully enjoy the reception as much as they may
otherwise do on one of the other
days mentioned. For the same reason, many would possibly
to leave the celebration earlier than they may have done on one of the
other days mentioned above. It's better therefore to keep any
Sunday celebrations to either lunchtime or the afternoon
choosing a Saturday it should be borne in mind that Saturdays are the
most popular day of the week for a wedding. Statistics from
show that 62% of weddings occurred on a Saturday. The next
popular day was Friday with 18%, then Sunday with just 5%.
Thursdays were next with 4.6%, followed by the
days of the week which each had just over 3% each.
the significantly higher relative popularity of Saturdays into
consideration, you're likely to find that it will be more difficult to
find a venue for your wedding reception and meal on a Saturday than on
other days of the week.
You may base the date of
day on the availability of people that you want to attend
and who may need to travel considerable distance from their home.
However, often, in spite of our best wishes,
it ends up that they cannot attend the event anyway, and
of them we have sacrificed a place that we may have loved simply
because of trying to arrange a suitable date.
having a garden wedding ceremony in the summer, you should be careful
to leave the marriage until the evening after 7.00 PM.
you do, don't go for a midday or early afternoon wedding during a hot
july - your guests will be grateful to you for the later timing when
it's a more comfortable temperature.
Garden Wedding with an Outdoor Reception
Garden Wedding can be a phenomenal choice for the ceremony and
cocktails. Although any month or season is appropriate, you
should always have a covered space for the wedding feast itself, as the
weather can sometimes be very unpredictable. Soggy bread rolls
guests drenched in rain wouldn't be the type of outdoor wedding
reception you'd want
therefore to hold the actual
wedding meal under a tent. This has the added benefit of
extending your range of months during which you can have a garden
wedding, enabling you to base the timing not so much on the weather
but rather on other important reasons for you, like your
work commitments or other significant dates
In spring and
autumn, you will be able to count on the sun being able to provide you
with good lighting until 5.00 PM in the afternoon, so if you choose to
start the proceedings at noon you'll have a good 5 hours of decent
daylight. If the banquet is
in the evening and the garden cannot be used due to the cold, a good
to admire from inside will always be something pleasant.
During the winter it
doesn't make much difference whether you choose a noon or evening
wedding, as the celebrations will necessarily be held indoors.
The ceremony could normally be held any time up to about 6.00
Winter weddings are a much more exclusive event, and can
beautiful with jut a little bit of decration. Guests are appreciative
of winter weddings, giving them a very special occasion to look forward
to and celebrate during the colder months.
Restaurant for the Wedding Reception
restaurants are great ideas for weddings that are not too large. The
scope of menus
which will be available can be quite considerable, giving your guests a
good choice depending on your prior arrangements with the restaurant.
The prices are based on the class of the
premises and the content of the menu.
property or the Bride and Groom's Home with Catering
is is very fashionable these days to celebrate
a wedding in
the garden of the bride or groom's house, in which case catering will
hired. If it decided to rent a separate property for the celebrations
there are two
possibilities. Either the bride and groom can choose
the property and rent it from the owners for the day,
later hire the catering separately, or the second option is to go to a
company that already has a selction of properties specifically
wedding celebrations, where the catering will be included in with the
When deciding on a
location, think about the
types of surroundings that will please you the most, to help you to
hotels, restaurants, castles, a country estate or your own
day, month and hour have been decided upon, and the type of preferred
location has been agreed upon, you can then decide how far away from
your home you are prepared to travel. It may be worth
quite a distance for your perfect wedding, as it's such a one-time
event. On the otrher hand you don't want to be too exhausted
travelling the journey.
you will see the choices are so many and varied that you'll be able to
decide between several options for your own ideal wedding
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