Wedding Reception Alternatives

An Unconventional Take on the Wedding Celebration

Thinking about ditching the conventional wedding reception? Interested in taking the path less traveled when celebrating your nuptials? No longer engaging with the traditional mindset of generations prior, couples are exploring what it means to celebrate their special day with friends and family. In the age of embracing uniqueness and creativity, going beyond the norm is key to a modern-day wedding celebration. 

Regardless of budget, taste or geographical location, couples are focusing on what they REALLY want to do after their wedding ceremony and creating stories that last a lifetime. In this article, we discuss interesting ways to move your wedding celebration from the reception hall to a night full of fun and interesting memories. 

Movie Night

A movie night under the stars is a great wedding reception alternative and an evening your guests will remember forever. Consider hiring a local company to take care of all the details for your backyard glam reception. If budget is a concern, create a sparkling event with DIY tents, interesting seating options and a concession stand with all the popcorn fixings. 

Food Truck Rodeo

Food trucks are fun, flavorful and downright festive. Partner your food trucks with fun outside games like cornhole, ladder toss, lawn darts or yard pong. Let the relaxed atmosphere cater to your guests’ fun-loving youth and enjoy the casual environment. 

Cruise Into Wedding Matrimony

Hit up the waterways with a cruise down your favorite river or out to sea. Whether it is a sunny day, evening or under the moon reception, the waterfront is an ideal wedding venue to create an intimate and unforgettable wedding experience. Focus your attention on providing amazing food for your guests while they take in the natural scenes. Let the water, conversation and close vibe be the centerpiece of your celebration. 

Bonfire and S’mores

An outdoor wedding bash isn’t complete without an epic bonfire and s’mores. Ditch the wedding reception altogether and consider a low-key event where the focus is on making memories with those you hold dear. While a bonfire and s’mores can make for a legendary and unique wedding experience, make sure to provide quality entertainment for your guests as well. Hire a band and let the music and rustic scene create the perfect backdrop for your wedding reception.  

Unconventional Wedding Venue

Consider having your wedding celebration at a non-traditional venue. Live near a theme park? What about a kayaking adventure down your local river? Zip-lining through a mountain summit or tour through a cavernous cave? There are plenty of opportunities to shake it up a bit and celebrate your big day in a big way. 

Throw the Box Away

Planning an unforgettable and unconventional wedding reception does take some time and planning. Whether you’re thinking outside the box or throwing the box out the window completely, it is always a wise idea to talk to someone about your big event. 

At J&J Tent and Party Rentals, putting customers first is our top priority and remains our focus from the moment you contact us. We understand that planning a flawless wedding experience takes an enormous amount of energy and focus, so let us be your trusted advisors. No matter the reception location, we believe that providing quality rental products and services is essential to making your dream event a reality. 

Serving the Raleigh area since 2005, we have built a successful business around this mindset, becoming North Carolina’s most popular choice for party rental needs. From backyard BBQs to elaborate wedding ceremonies, we ensure that every customer can host the most remarkable event, regardless of the venue, budget or individual needs.  Contact us today at (919) 977-3691 or visit our website for more information, J&J Tent and Party Rentals.

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