I concluded in my last post, that we decided to limit the guest limit making the final number 35 people. So how do we find the right size space to accommodate this quantity?
We knew that we didn’t want an outdoor event because the uncertainty of the weather would have caused us stress up until the last minute. The venues that I was familiar with were too large for our small guest list and I didn’t want to have us feel lost in the room. I wasn’t finding as many smaller venues in our area so I started looking into function rooms within restaurants and didn’t find just the right space.
I broadened my horizons outside of the Raleigh area and still didn’t have as much luck as I had hoped. I then began focusing in on B&B’s thinking that might be just the right direction to take: ceremony and reception all in one. And there it was…The King’s Daughters Inn! It is the perfect blend of 17 guest rooms, a parlor for the ceremony and reception, sun room for cocktail hour, and a dining room for dinner and cake. We rented the whole Inn and our wedding will be an overnight getaway for our guests!
Has anyone else had to alter their venue ideas to better suit your guest list headcount?