Your wedding reception style may be influenced by the time of day of your wedding ceremony, and how formal your wedding venue is. Before looking for the perfect party space for your wedding reception venue, look at these popular wedding reception styles to determine exactly which one is right for you.

Afternoon Tea and Lunch Wedding Reception
After a late-morning wedding ceremony, you can serve early afternoon tea and lunch at your wedding reception venue. Serve your wedding guests mini quiches, finger sandwiches, chilled soup, crudités, and champagne cocktails. The benefits of afternoon reception are that it’s the perfect after party for a low-key, non-traditional wedding ceremony, and you may be able to rent an event venue at a lower cost.

Cocktail Party Wedding Reception
For a late afternoon or early evening wedding ceremony, you can choose between a cocktail party wedding reception, or a formal sit-down dinner. For couples who don’t want to spend the extra money on a formal dinner, a cocktail reception is a happy compromise. Cocktail receptions can still be formal and elegant, but typically don’t last as long as sit-down wedding reception dinners. You can offer a signature couple’s cocktail to celebrate your new union, and serve wine, beer, champagne, appetizers, and wedding cake as well.

Sit-Down Wedding Reception Dinner
A sit-down wedding reception dinner is the most popular reception style when it follows a formal wedding ceremony at a traditional wedding venue. You and your guests can mingle while enjoying appetizers and cocktails, and then sit down for a delicious meal before the wedding toasts, first dance, and the cutting of the wedding cake.

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