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Romantic Alfresco Reception

Dec 01, 2020

A reception under a starlit sky, enhanced by twinkling fairylights, in the company of family and close friends. Indeed, celebrating in an open air venue is certainly an idea to consider in this new norm, be it an exchange of vows or wedding reception.

An alfresco setting
Photo by Ko Creative Art Filmmaker Production, courtesy of Setia City Convention Centre

A portrait of the couple
Photo by Ko Creative Art Filmmaker Production, courtesy of Setia City Convention Centre

Issues to consider during the wedding planning process :

  • The number of guests you plan to invite.
  • The capacity of the outdoor venue.
  • The seating plan and arrangements.
  • How the meal will be served i.e. plated or buffet.
  • The wedding theme and resultant décor and attire.
  • A backup plan for an indoor venue should the weather not cooperate.
  • The option to setup a canopy.
  • The frosting on the wedding cake and the type of flowers that can withstand the weather conditions.

Beautiful floral centrepiece
Photo by Ko Creative Art Filmmaker Production, courtesy of Setia City Convention Centre

Romantic fairylights
Photo by Ko Creative Art Filmmaker Production, courtesy of Setia City Convention Centre

Discuss the following with the venue :

  • Amount of lead time required for setup, including by appointed external vendors other than the venue’s operations team.
  • Signages to direct guests to the outdoor location from the car park.
  • If both the ceremony and reception are to be held outdoors, the proximity of both locations.

Lovely photo as the couple arrives for the reception
Photo by Ko Creative Art Filmmaker Production, courtesy of Setia City Convention Centre

Let's dance
Photo by Ko Creative Art Filmmaker Production, courtesy of Setia City Convention Centre

 

Tip : Take a drive to Setia City Convention Centre and have a look at its variety of wedding venues, both indoor and outdoor, the latter especially if you are contemplating an alfresco celebration. More details here.