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Insider Tips: Hosting a Classic Wedding Reception in Swansea

Insider Tips: Hosting a Classic Wedding Reception in Swansea

Classic wedding receptionTraditional, timeless, classic. Many brides today are choosing to ditch the idea of casual, modern wedding styles and are embracing the idea of an elegant wedding reception and ceremony that they will be able to look back on fondly in the future. We’ve seen the photos from modern weddings with 1960s short dresses, 1970s giant collars and 1980s big hair. Rather than create a wedding that will stand out as a representative of the times, many couples are opting to work with social event coordinators to create a truly classic wedding reception at a premier wedding venue in Massachusetts.

Start With the Venue
The location that you choose for your wedding reception in Swansea, MA will have a lot to do with setting the tone for your elegant wedding reception. If you are in the South Coast region, which includes Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, you have probably been to or at least know about the world-famous Venus de Milo. Located near the border of both states, this premier wedding venue in Massachusetts has earned a reputation in the region for hosting some of Southern New England’s most beautiful wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Just take a look at some of the photos that are posted online by other couples who have held their weddings at “The Venus,” as it is affectionately called by the locals. The official website for Venus de Milo also features photos from some seriously beautiful, classic and elegant wedding reception events in recent years. Spacious ballrooms, outdoor ceremony space, well-appointed bridal rooms, and tons of amazing amenities will help make your special day a lot more memorable. Our social event coordinators can work with you to choose the best date, time and space for your wedding celebration.

Choose the Decor
Once you have selected the best premier wedding venue in Massachusetts at Venus de Milo and have picked a date for your big day, it’s time to start thinking about decorations. Since a classic and elegant wedding reception is its own theme, you won’t have to waste your time thinking about kitschy or trendy themes that flood the interest. Instead, you can focus on choosing your wedding colors, flowers and other decorations.

  • Flowers – Timeless classics like roses come in a wide range of colors to match with your wedding hues. The rose simply represents “love,” making it the perfect choice for any wedding ceremony or wedding reception in Swansea, MA. Other classics include freesia, hydrangea, hyacinths, and peonies mixed in with baby’s breath, greenery and carnations.
  • Colors – Classic colors for an elegant wedding reception include light pastels such as pinks, blues, greens and even yellows. Other options include white, off-white and cream. Regardless of the time of year, think light, airy and traditional when you start looking at wedding colors and colors for your reception at the premier wedding venue in Massachusetts – save the shock pink for your bridal shower or birthday party.
  • Decorations – Restraint is also required when considering the decor that will be used at your wedding reception. Work with social event coordinators at Venus de Milo to find out about table linen options, place settings, centerpieces and other decorative options that can be used to enhance elements that you plan on incorporating into your traditional, classic wedding design. Consider floral center pieces, candelabras, tables dressed in white or cream-colored linens, simple settings, crystal stemware and tiny tealights to add a touch of elegance.

Select a Memorable Menu
When creating a classic or elegant wedding reception, the goal is to carry the theme throughout the entire celebration. Again, work with the on-site social event coordinators to choose a menu that will embrace the idea of a classic or traditional wedding reception in Swansea, MA. Venus de Milo has a full banquet menu for you to browse that includes information on a cocktail reception, deluxe dinner, premium menu with world-famous lobster entrees, and signature buffets. We also feature three choices in all-in-one packages for wedding receptions at the premier wedding venue in Massachusetts, which can include all of the amenities and extras that you desire, including bar options.

Serve champagne in beautiful fluted glasses or old-fashioned cocktails before the dinner is served. At least make sure to have a champagne toast ready for your guests to enjoy when the best man or father of the bride makes a toast. During dinner, make sure to include a basic offering of coffee, tea, iced tea and soft drinks. An open bar or a signature cocktail can also be offered to adults as part of your wedding package. Go over all of these details with your event coordinator when you make plans for your special day.

It’s All in the Details
Everything should be a nod to a classic or elegant wedding reception style, from the invitations that you send to your wedding dress, the attire for the wedding party to the music that is chosen to be played. Whether you have a DJ or hire a live band, make sure to incorporate classic tunes into your playlist. If you don’t want commercial music to be played, consider hiring a string quartet to play classical music or a big band style group to play standards for you and your guests to enjoy.

Incorporate all of those classic wedding traditions into your schedule, such as tossing the bouquet and garter, cutting the cake, the first dance, dance with the mother of the groom and the father of the bride – it’s your wedding day, make it whatever you like while sticking to the classic traditions that have been celebrated throughout the ages. Your social event coordinators at Venus de Milo can help you strategize your wedding reception in Swansea, MA. To start planning your elegant wedding reception today, give us a call at 508-678-3901 and book your special day at the premier wedding venue in Massachusetts.

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