May 8, 2017
There are a significant number of pros and cons of having your ceremony and reception in the same location. You will want to consider each option carefully before making a decision. But knowing the pros and cons of having your ceremony and reception in the same location before you begin searching for venues will help you narrow your focus.
In the interests of full-disclosure, I will tell you right off the bat that Richie and I opted for one-stop shopping. There were a number of factors that went into our decision. Knowing the pros and cons of having your ceremony and reception in the same location, helped us to decide on our venue (The Rams Head Inn in Galloway, NJ) with less stress. First and foremost, we wanted to be considerate of our parents.
In particular my father, who would have had difficulty going moving from one location to another with his walker. Another reason was that our reception was almost an hour from our home, and not in an area where guests were likely to find entertainment to fill the gap between a ceremony and reception. These were just two of the factors. We knew that we were going to only consider venues that could do both a ceremony and reception. We also knew we wanted a venue that could provide a indoor option in case of rain that was just as lovely as the outdoor option. In fact we ended up using the indoor option because it was chilly, and in the end we actually liked that space better!
If your interested in checking out some weddings where the ceremony and the reception were in one place, check out this wedding, of my favorites from last season. Cortney and John had an amazing beautiful ceremony and stunning reception at the Indian Trail Club. And if your interested in tossing around the pros and cons of having your ceremony and reception in the same location, contact me here! I’d love to chat.
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Ashley Mac Photographs, Heather Palecek Photography, Idalia Photography, Jessica Erb Photography, Susan Elizabeth Photography, Delaney Dobson Photography, Ann Coen Photography, Lovesick Inc., K Hulett Photography & Melanie Cassie Photography
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