Reception Venue Part 1   Leave a comment

So Mama Austen came to an agreement on the ceremony location. I think she is warming up to the idea of Mandalay Bay more because the lovely coordinator, Hobyn, sent her a lovely e-mail. Thank goodness for kind wedding vendors, they make all the difference in the world. You’re probably asking yourself what this has to do with the reception venue, well I am getting to that. The first idea was to have an in-suite reception. In-suite receptions are common for Las Vegas brides, at least they seem to be on the knot Las Vegas board. The problem with an in-suite reception is that we have too many guests. Our guest list topped off right at 130. We actually did a relatively good job with the guest list considering the size of my family. Poor Mr. Austen has a family of five. When I say five, I mean everyone, including his uncle, his mother, his sister, and his brother-in-law. So the majority of our guest list consists of my large family. Heavens, I am getting side tracked. The second option was to have the reception at Mandalay Bay, either in a restaurant or in one their ballrooms. The restaurant option was not considered and put aside because there was no restaurant that was large enough to give us a completely private area and we would not be able to have dancing. The second option was a ballroom. As I told you previously Mama Austen and I are not particularly fond of ballrooms. Not that the ballrooms at Mandalay Bay weren’t pretty. They were large with high ceilings, but it’s a ballroom and Mama Austen and I find hotel ballrooms to be impersonal and either too large or claustrophobic. This is just my opinion, so I don’t mean to offend you if your wedding is taking place in a ballroom. They’re just not my thing. So alas, there is no reception location today. Perhaps when we visit the upcoming Las Vegas Bridal Show, Mama Austen, Mrs. Sprinkle, Ms. Cake (Mama Austen’s best friend of over forty years), and myself will be attending.

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Posted February 16, 2011 by kcoleybear in Las Vegas Wedding, Reception Venues

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