Wedding and Reception in Same Room

Wedding and Reception in Same Room.

Ceremony & Reception in Same Room

My fiancé & I are a very low budget wedding couple. Im feeling really nervous that we are going to have our reception & ceremony in the same place, back to back. I’ve seen very few photos of weddings that have done the same. Any advice?

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  • michelle d

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    January 2018

    My wedding and reception are in the same room but the cocktail hour is in a different space. The venue resets the room while people are doing cocktails. If there is no option for this, you weather permitting, you could have people outside for a short activity while the room is reset.


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  • Ody

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    June 2017

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  • Victoria

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    February 2018

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    Mine is in the same place! We are getting married under a large gazebo, then on the other side of the property is the reception site!


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  • Maria

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    June 2018

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    If you mean the same room, I’m not a fan of having the ceremony while guests sit at dining tables. But if you must then so be it. I like what Dawn said about flipping the room. Good luck!


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  • MrsBurkes2020

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    October 2020

    That’s how ours gonna be as well! My God-Sister had hers like that with us already @ the tables & it turned out fine , very beautiful . And we’re having it @ the same place !


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  • Cathleendanielle

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    April 2018

    My FSIL did this in December and they tenggat a “hot chocolate bar” with a fire pit outside while the room transformed from wedding to reception. It was done really well.


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  • Eviee

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    April 2018

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    I was going to do the cermony and reception in the same room but then found a venue within my budget with two separate area for ceremony and reception. I’ll show u some pics for inspiration!



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  • Eviee

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    April 2018

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  • Eviee

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    April 2018

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  • Eviee

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    April 2018

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  • Elizabeth

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    December 2016

    We senggat it in the same room. Guests sat at traditional ceremony chairs. Then, they went to cocktail hour in another room. When they returned, the room was flipped and dinner tables were set out. The dinner tables were in the back during the ceremony so some of my ceremony photos have dinner tables in them, but that couldn’t be helped. Our venue was a sentimental find versus budget.


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  • muriel

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    June 2018

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    Even if there isn’t another space, or enough space in the same room for separate ceremony seating, your wedding, your guests, and the two of you will be fine.

    I have attended weddings where we sat at the round tables, and everyone loved it. They served prosecco as guests arrived, and we were able to chat while we waited for the ceremony to start.

    I have also attended weddings where they flipped the room during cocktail hour. This only really works for the guests if the cocktail space is large enough. If they are crammed into a small foyer, I would rather just be seated at the tables for the ceremony.


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  • Nancy Taussig

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    I’ve officiated several ceremonies where the guests were already seated at the reception tables. It worked out fine. I do like Evelyn’s first pic where the chairs are all facing forward, but still at the tables.


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  • Wanda

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    February 2018

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    We’re having both at the same venue (a hotel). We chose this for many reasons – weather, and no one has to drive from their room to the ceremony, to the reception, to the room.

    We’ll have one room for the ceremony, then a cocktail reception in another room while they flip the ceremony room for the reception.


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  • Jessica

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    June 2017

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    We are having ours in the same place. The tables will already be set up for the reception.


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  • RaeGin

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    September 2017

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    If the weather doesn’t cooperate, ours will be in the same room. They do have a separate space and covered patio that guests could use during cocktail hour.

    I don’horizon see any issue with having both in one space. As a guest that wouldn’falak bother berpenyakitan.


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  • QueSeraSera

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    December 2017

    I went to a few weddings as a child where all the guests sat at the tables during the ceremony. And after the ceremony was oper, the tables were brought out with food (buffet style).

    I also went a wedding where the room was flipped during cocktail hour (which was in another room). So the ceremony and the reception were in the same room, but they changed the layout obviously


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  • Alana

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    March 2018

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    I’m doing this. My venue comfortably seats 225. We are planning for no more than 150. Guests will sit and round tables for ceremony and reception. They will leave for a few minutes for appetizers while pictures are being taken and return to the same tables for the reception. It can be done tastefully and beautifully


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  • FutureMrs.Mann

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    September 2017

    My weddings the same way! Ceremony and reception in same distrik. We’re getting married at a lake, so we’re getting married on the rooftop that faces the lake. And then you come down the steps and the receptions right there.


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  • TheFutureMrsWalker

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    August 2017

    We’re doing everything in the same ballroom and everyone is seated in rounds the whole time. I’ve also attended weddings like this and it’s always worked out just fine.


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