Why you should have a restaurant wedding reception

Your wedding day should be the most special day of your life, and where you choose to host your wedding reception could make or break its success. Here are four reasons why you should choose a restaurant for your wedding reception venue.

Superior food. This one is obvious but that doesn't mean that it's unimportant. In fact, ensuring that the food at your wedding reception is up to scratch is imperative. Compare a spread of moist white bread sandwiches and a duck confit that your guests would never normally treat themselves to. Remember that this is the most special day of your life and the food needs to reflect that. For this reason, a garden or a church hall just can't compare to a quality restaurant.

A fine dining experience. Dining is a central part of any wedding reception, but the dining experience is not all about the food. You also want to make sure that your guests are totally looked after, that the tables are immaculately presented, and that the china wear and cutlery is of a high standard. For this reason, it's a very good idea to lean on the professional talents of a restaurant that doesn't just know its way around a kitchen, but around the service experience too. A fine dining restaurant may even have its own in-house sommelier so that all your guests can have wine tastings to match their food.

An intimate affair. If you are planning on a huge wedding, you might not want to go through the stress of finding a restaurant large enough to host your whole party, but for a more intimate affair, a restaurant wedding reception is absolutely perfect. Instead of booming out the speeches across a speaker system, you'll be able to host the casual speeches at the dinner table, and everybody can raise a glass of champagne to the happy couple.

Somewhere meaningful to you. So many couples have dining places that they visit on a regular basis or that they have happy memories of – and what could be better than hosting your wedding reception at a place that is meaningful to you as a couple? You could serve the dish that you shared on a first date and let all of your family members and friends share in the memories you created together at a very special restaurant.

Congratulations to you and your partner, and enjoy your spectacular restaurant wedding reception.