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    What to Look for in a Reception Site

     Choosing a reception site is one of the first, and perhaps, biggest decisions one has to take when organizing a marriage celebration. There are plenty of options to pick from in Charleston, from historic wedding venues where the bridal party from Charleston will be able to take some lovely pictures, to more modern looking ones, depending on everyone’s preferences. 

    Enough Space

    There is no rule here, as what enough space means changes depending on the number of guests one is planning on inviting. For instance, when one goes to visit a historic wedding venue in Charleston, they should make sure that the place has plenty of room for people to dance, after the place is filled with tables and chairs, and other things one may want to bring in. For those who are thinking of having the reception outside, there still needs to be enough room on the lawn for entertainment. If one doesn’t quite know how to assess this aspect, they should consider going to a reception with a similar number of guests, and compare their location size to the one one is planning on booking.


    When looking at a historic wedding venue in Charleston, one should be able to divide the space in areas where eating, drinking, and dancing will take place. It’s good to try and figure out where each activity will happen when one is in the space. If the room has a strange configuration, then the reception may be affected, so one should take this aspect into consideration.


    Each site differs on this, just like each couple’s opinion on it. For those who are thinking of having their reception in a public spot, one should remember that strangers may walk by their party. So, while the bridal party photos in Charleston may look absolutely gorgeous in a park, perhaps for the actual reception, one should look at a different site. On the other hand, if one feels comfortable with little privacy, then a park would work just as well.


    The lighting in a place is incredibly important, because it can make it look amazing, or take away from its beauty. If the event is to take place during the evening, one should make sure that there is enough artificial lighting. If it’s to happen during the day, it’s good to have large windows that let tons of light in, so the bridal party from Charleston will be able to shine in all its glory.


    A little technical here, but a reception will need plenty of outlets for the entertaining crew, and perhaps even for other aspects of the process. As such, one should ensure that there are enough outlets around.


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