FI and I are deciding between two venues. One is larger and would accommodate 225 guests. If we go with this one, we'll have a larger wedding with simple (but still well-hosted) food, lots of dancing, etc. We'd invite all our college friends and it would definitely be a more party atmosphere.
The other venue is small, a tiny white chapel on a hill. It's exactly what I've always imagined. But it only holds 80 people. FI and I would be sad to not be able to have every single person we may want, but we also like the idea of really being able to "go all out" if we only had 80 people. As in, five course top of the line dinner, etc. We like the idea of it being intimate.
However, if we go with the second venue (what we're leaning toward), we're not sure about dancing. Most of the people who would be invited would be our family, most of which are extremely conservative, no dancing type people. Like I'd say 55-60 of our 80 guests would probably not be at all into dancing. At that point, is it awkward to have dancing at all? I want a first dance and Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, but I don't want to then open the dance floor and hang out with five people while everybody else purses their lips at us. I know it's rude to only have special dances though.
Thoughts? If I go with plan B, should I just scratch dancing? I know you can't always have your cake and eat it too. I'm just curious what people think - if you went to a wedding, would you care if you were one of seven people on the dance floor?