Your wedding day should be the most perfect and memorable day of your life. This special day doesn't begin and end with the exchange of your vows, and the most celebratory part of the day is the wedding reception. This is when you can toast to your happiness with your friends and family and let your hair down after your big day. But all too often, wedding receptions are predictable and stuffy. Somebody hires a hall, a DJ plays cheesy music, and Aunt Caroline has one too many glasses of champagne. So what can you do to make your wedding reception different and unique? Consider these alternative wedding reception venues for your celebratory wedding night.
Party on the beach. Who says that a wedding reception has to be indoors? If you plan to have a summer wedding, a beach wedding reception can be a great idea. Plus, you'll save on the cost of hiring a physical venue. String some fairy lights through the trees, and place some outdoor furniture on the sand, and you have a ready-made party in the great outdoors. You'll also have the opportunity to take unique wedding photographs with the ocean, palm trees and cliffs in the background.
Stately homes. You and your husband or wife should feel really special on the night of your wedding reception, so why not pick a unique and special venue to match? Australia has a number of stately homes that will make any bride and groom feel regal for the night. Visit a few stately homes before choosing your wedding reception, and look out for opulent details such as elaborate chandeliers and antique panelling, which can really add a sense of grandeur to an evening.
In the big top. What is more fun than going to the circus? If you want your wedding reception night to put a smile on all of your guests' faces, you should seriously consider hosting your wedding party in a big top. Hire in circus entertainment such as clowns, acrobats, stilt walkers, and jugglers to provide the entertainment for the evening, and you are sure to create a memorable night for all the right reasons.
Cruise on a yacht. For the ultimate in decadence, choose a huge, luxury yacht as the location for your wedding reception. You and your guests will be able to take in the riverside views as waiters in black tie dress will serve you champagne and canapés within the boutique surroundings of your own yacht for the evening.
With a little imagination, your wedding reception doesn't have to stick with convention but can be something unique and fun for you and your partner, as well as your guests.