Wedding Reception Information...
The wedding reception is the real party end of the day where you can eat, drink, dance and celebrate your love with the people closest to you. Every wedding is different and that is why there is such a variety of wedding reception venues available.
Organising and coordinating colours, flowers, seating and entertainment can be daunting if you have never done it before, however most reception venues have wedding coordinators who can guide you through each stage, but surely you will have your own ideas and it's a good idea to mix ideas with the coordinators or wedding planners.
Many venues will also offer set packages or they can tailor one just for your wedding. These packages will allow you to choose the number of courses served, drinks provided, chair covers, centrepieces, flowers and entertainment. The package may even include accommodation and if your reception is held at a hotel they can often offer reduced room rates for your guests too.
Regardless of the size of your reception, you can still expect that the venue will be able to provide a high quality of food, service and presentation. The menu us up to you and the chef of the venue; you can opt for simply a choice of beef or chicken or you could follow an Asian / Indian or Italian theme depending on your background. If you have guests who are vegetarian or diabetic, this is not a problem for the kitchens, as long as they know in advance.
You may want to put a tab on the bar for your guests or be slightly more selective and choose a red wine, white wine and beer which will be complimentary while spirits will be extra.
When booking a DJ or band for your reception, make sure they know the size of the room and the amount of people attending as they will need to adjust their equipment. Also provide them with a list of songs you want to hear, it is your big day you should party to your favourite tunes.
It is also a good idea to choose a venue with wedding reception experience as they will know all the little things that need to be done from setting out the bomboniere to letting you stand on a chair to throw your bouquet.