Want Your Wedding Ceremony And Reception In One Location? 2 Methods

Do you want to use one space for both your wedding ceremony and reception? An all-in-one wedding venue, such as a large banquet hall, can be a great way to save time, money, and energy. But the question you must answer is whether to design a space that's ready for both events or one that needs to be turned around between events. There is no one right way to host a single-location wedding, so here's what you need to know about both options. 

Prearranging Both Ceremony and Reception

The first choice couples have is to set up their space so that it can accommodate both the ceremony and reception with minimal adjustment between the two. This is usually done in one of two ways.

First, you may decorate two zones. One is set up with an audience and ceremony location. The second zone consists of tables and accessories needed for the reception. If more space is needed, a partial turnover can be completed once the reception begins.

The other method is to have guests seated at the dinner tables while viewing the ceremony. This is perfect for larger weddings that can't be split into two halves. But you will need to ensure that everyone can comfortably see and hear the ceremony. And the arrangement may lend a more casual vibe to the affair. 

Turning Over Your Event Space

The other option is to set up the space entirely (or mostly) for the ceremony and then rearrange and redecorate it afterward. This allows you to utilize the entire hall for both events, but it requires guests to exit the area while the turnaround is completed. You must also have a reception decorating plan that can be broken down and reassembled very quickly. The turnaround should usually be one hour or less.

The best way to accomplish this turnover is to use a venue that has an additional room you can rent or an outdoor space available for guests to enjoy cocktail hour. The cocktail hour space doesn't need to be fancy, as most guests will just mingle and enjoy a beverage. 

Where to Start

Which option is right for you? The best way to discover that is to start by touring wedding venues and event halls in your area. As you learn more about their sizes, shapes, features, and accompanying options, you will be able to find the perfect combination for your big day.

No matter which style you choose, this space- and money-saving idea will help reduce stress, keep your budget in check, and simplify things for guests. Visit venues like Georgios Banquets, Quality Inn & Suites Conference Centre today to get started.