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Sometimes couples look for new ideas that they can incorporate into their plans for a Swansea wedding reception at a local South Coast event venue. Dancing is something that everyone expects at a wedding, but not everybody enjoys it. If you and your soon-to-be spouse are not fans of dancing and don’t have a lot of family and friends that are “into it” either, you might want to try some of these ideas for your reception. When you do your professional event planning at a versatile and reputable venue, such as the banquet rooms in Swansea at the world-famous Venus de Milo, you can do pretty much anything you want.
In addition to being the premier wedding venue in the Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island region, we also host lots of corporate, municipal, charity, and personal events. What this means is that we have the space, the amenities, and the extra options that you need to help you create the wedding reception of your dreams. So if you need audio visual equipment, such as microphones, a sound system, flat-panel screens, and other items to pull off your entertainment ideas, check with us first because we just might have something available to help you achieve your goals.
Games for Grown-Ups (and Kids)
One way to entertain your guests and create a memorable experience for everyone involved is to include games at your Swansea wedding reception. Board games, traditional party games, lawn games, and even classic games can all be a lot of fun. Whether you are hosting an adults-only event or invite guests of all ages, adding some fun games to the reception tables that can be played alone or as a group with the aid of an emcee, can be a great way to get everyone interacting, talking, and bring both families together to celebrate this special day.
Ask the South Coast event venue about bringing part of the reception outdoors for games like croquet or bocce ball. Put questions for Trivial Pursuit on guest tables or place little wooden puzzle games out for everyone to play while waiting for dinner to be served. Some classic games might be a nice walk down memory lane for you and your guests. Silly camp games, such as red rover – all dressed up in formal attire, no less – or scavenger hunts can be a lot of fun. Just remember that this is your party. You don’t have to use professional event planning staff to create a traditional wedding that follows all the rules. Do it your way.
Another great thing to add to your Swansea wedding reception is a karaoke contest. You can rent a machine and speak with the venue about getting it all set-up for the reception. Instead of a DJ or a live band, you can invite everyone up to sing along with all the hits. Choose era-specific songs or songs that have meaning. Reserve “your song” for you and your new spouse to sing together, either kicking off the contest or singing at the very end. It will be a lot of fun, help you create some amazing memories, and your guests will be talking about it for weeks and months after the reception is over.
Are you a big movie buff? You can do a whole movie montage theme, and show the best clips and scenes from all your favorite movies. You could even customize it, dedicating certain clips to members of your wedding party to personalize it and add more meaning. Got a friend that you watched Mean Girls with like 100 times? Dedicate your favorite scene to her and have her name show up at the beginning of the clip. Did your soon-to-be-husband and his best man get obsessed with the Rocky films as kids? Show a collection of favorite scenes that they can get up and enact together during the reception at the South Coast event venue.
Take a Tour of Venus de Milo
If you are planning a wedding in the South Coast region, make sure to contact the world-famous Venus de Milo and schedule a tour of our facility. We are the premier wedding venue in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, featuring beautiful banquet rooms in Swansea that are perfect for weddings, corporate events, and other social gatherings. Give us a call at 508-678-3901 and speak with one of our professional event planning staff about your special day or to reserve our South Coast event venue.