After you’ve chosen a date, or a couple of optional dates, it’s time to get an idea of how many guests you envision and for what type of event. Are you planning a sit-down dinner or traditional walk-through reception? Some reception centers in Utah are very small and can not accommodate more than 75 guests for a sit down dinner, and other venues are so gigantic that it wouldn’t fit for a small intimate group. So, you need to have in mind a rough idea of how many guests you envision as you visit wedding reception centers, and eventually settle on the one best for you! Be sure to ask questions about the venue capacity for sit-down meals and for flow-through receptions. How many chairs can be set up for guests to witness your ceremony? The wedding planners at Ivy House Weddings at Western Gardens Downtown can also give you tips on how to stagger your guests for a walk-through reception style event. As a general rule, for a sit-down meal, allow about 30 square feet per guest. This allows for the space you’ll need for a band, dance floor, waiters, space for the tables, etc.
Also, be sure to ask about adequate parking at the venue and the price. You and your guests will definitely appreciate a convenient parking experience!
If you like reception centers in Utah that have an old world charm, Ivy House weddings can host up to 125 people for a sit-down meal. For flow-through traditional receptions, we handle up to 500 guests. With a few highly recommended simple tricks that our wedding planners will share with you, you will have a pleasant less-conjested evening.
Your adventure of planning your perfect day has begun! Following some tips from those who have gone before you can save you time, energy, money, and frustration. You will have a most beautiful relaxed and stress-free day as you newlyweds are honored at your wedding venue in Utah.