This is my first post so let me introduce myself. Hi ! I'm Dannielle and my FI Chris and I are getting married 11/17/2012 at the Camden County Boathouse.
I have a question for anyone who has had/ or is planning on having a reception there. We are having about 150 ppl and I am a little concerned about the space for cocktail hour. My FI wants to have cocktail hour in the main ballroom at the boathouse, because he feels that ppl will be uncomfortable if it is set up anywhere else. I would like to have a separate cocktail area from the other reception space (mainly bc I REALLY want to have that "wow factor” when our guests walk in to the ballroom.)
With that said, I'm not too sure what space we can use effectively without it feeling disjointed. I saw the episode of 4 weddings that featured the boathouse and that cocktail hour seemed all over the place. That was more fuel for my FI’s point. He doesn't want ppl jammed back to back with no real breathing room, and no real place to set their plates, and I find myself not really being able to argue with his point.
So (after all of that lol) my question is how have/are you guys getting around the space issue when it comes to cocktail hour? Any and all suggestions would be helpful.
Thank You in Advance