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How Late was your Reception?

Randi, on October 9, 2021 at 5:30 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 8

How late was your venue open for your reception?

I've looked at a few venues. two I really like but one closes at 10pm. My family, well we are party animals (Open bar? Of Course!) so is 10pm a normal like cut off for a reception?

If this is normal.

What did you do after the 10pm mark?



Latest activity by bevbabe, on October 14, 2021 at 10:59 AM
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    Dedicated October 2021
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    Our reception ends at 10 but it is right in downtown so they coordinate with a local bar a block away for anyone from the wedding to get in without a cover charge! The bar is super fun, and open til 2, so that鈥檚 our plan! We made sure to include it in our weekend itinerary email to guests and on our website and made it clear that it was a cash/credit bar AKA we would not have a tab 馃槀 planning to go straight there from the reception in our wedding clothes!
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
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    Our reception was over by 10 & we had everything packed up by 1030. By that point we were kind of tired being around people & just wanted to be alone!
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  • I_Do_Too
    Devoted September 2020
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    Our wedding is 5:30-10:30p
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
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    Our reception ended at 11:00 and we walked to a local bar for the after party.
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  • Kris
    Expert July 2021
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    Ours ended at 10 because we didn't want to pay $150 per hour to make it longer--I am pretty sure that a bunch of my family members got together after the reception, but we stopped by Taco Bell and went home and passed out! We didn't eat at the reception (my shapewear was so tight that eating made me nauseous, and DH was too anxious to eat) so the Taco Bell was a nice late-night snack.

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  • CountryBride
    VIP April 2022
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    Ours will end at 11:00 have to have everything cleaned up by Midnight,

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  • Melinda
    Devoted March 2022
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    Ours ends at 9:30. We will be going bar hopping after.

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  • bevbabe
    Dedicated June 2023
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    I think we can stay until 12am. We're gunna do an after party at the boutique hotel we're blocking. Our wedding is going to be at 5pm or 6pm still deciding.

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