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Mayflower25

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Ladies, I''m in dire need of your input. I''m having an intimate yet formal hotel reception, but am stuck on the issue of which meeting space to select. Both rooms are approximately the same square footage.

Option #1 - Dimensions are 35'' x 69'' with 16'' ceilings. UPSIDE: high ceilings and two gorgeous white chandeliers. DOWNSIDE: This room is a sub-section of a larger ballroom, and subsequently has one 69'' long partition wall - it is big and ivory! I have no idea how to cover it or make it seem like a "real" room. Do you have any ideas?

Option #2 - Dimensions are 36'' x 63'' with 8'' ceilings. UPSIDE: this is one continuous room, with no partitions. DOWNSIDE: the 8'' ceilings.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

-mayflower
 

Mayflower25

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This is the hotel''s LARGER ballroom, so try to imagine a blank partition wall


Unfortunately, I don''t have photos of the second space. From what I can remember, the walls are grey. But the pre-function space outside of the room has floor to ceiling windows running the full length of the room, which can be quite nice.

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mayachel

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Maybe you could hang a drape that covers the wall in the larger room so as to soften the feel it?
 

Morgie44

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I would go with option A with the high ceilings. Then if possible orient the room so that the partition wall is at the back of the room. Or if in the budget you could put your head table along that wall and do a draping background for the head table. In the end, the high ceilings will add more than the partition will take away.
 

elrohwen

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Date: 2/24/2009 4:02:14 PM
Author: Morgie44
I would go with option A with the high ceilings. Then if possible orient the room so that the partition wall is at the back of the room. Or if in the budget you could put your head table along that wall and do a draping background for the head table. In the end, the high ceilings will add more than the partition will take away.
Ditto!
 

Jena17

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I also like the first one. I love high ceilings. I would either put the head table along that wall, if that can''t be done I would make it the back of the room.
 

laughwithme

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I say definitely option A - my friend had her reception in a partitioned ballroom and right now, while you''re doing the planning, I can see how the partition would sound dull but in the moment, none of us even noticed it (I was in her wedding party.) I think if it comes down to giving up a partition or giving up high ceilings, the partition is certainly something that can be more easily overlooked.
 

oobiecoo

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Option A!
 

Clairitek

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Date: 2/24/2009 4:12:13 PM
Author: elrohwen

Date: 2/24/2009 4:02:14 PM
Author: Morgie44
I would go with option A with the high ceilings. Then if possible orient the room so that the partition wall is at the back of the room. Or if in the budget you could put your head table along that wall and do a draping background for the head table. In the end, the high ceilings will add more than the partition will take away.
Ditto!
I agree with these two and the others who have given this suggestion. I don''t think you''ll notice it as much on the day and high ceilings can really do a lot for a space.
 

BeachRunner

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What everyone else said!

8'' ceilings = no way to hide or work with, but high ceilings and a "wall" has potential. I''m sure once the room is decorated, and see the room with the proper lighting, you won''t even notice the partition.
 
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