The Reception After Party

Why stop partying?

After Wedding Party Location

This is the perfect solution to keeping all your guests happy, and something that is becoming more and more popular! We mentioned it in a previous blog and now want to expand on it as it is a trend that we're seeing definitely more of. The after reception party probably caters for about 30 - 40% of your guests and is more informal than the reception. So, rather than band or DJ, it's perfectly acceptable to play music on an iPod and the location can be a bar at the reception venue, a local pub or even a suite in a hotel. As long has the music plays and the bar is well stocked, it doesn't matter where you hold it! Pictured above is the bar at Babington House - a gorgeous venue for a wedding. (They also have fabulous suites too).

bar for after party at a wedding

So here's the thing - the reason why this is such popular idea is because it allows older guests, kids and perhaps some parents with very young kids to leave at the end of the reception and not feel they are sloping off early because the after party isn't a compulsory part of the wedding, but just a marvellous extra for the revellers - none of the traditional wedding etiquette need apply. Snacks if you want, cocktails, karaoke - whatever is you thing! Sometimes it can be great to have a contrasting theme to the actual wedding, and often people want to change into less formal clothes but again that would only work if you were in a private room at a hotel, in which your guests were staying...

We'd love to see some pictures of an after party - either your own or one you've attended so if you have some, please email Emily and Sam at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will feature them on the site...

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