Smart Spending: Considering Restaurants to Have a Wedding Reception At

A wedding is perhaps one of the most important celebrations for anyone, and as much as possible, anyone getting married would want everything to be perfect. Next to the ceremony itself, one of the main highlights of the event is the reception, where guests welcome the newlyweds and celebrate the rest of the day with great food, drinks, and music.

here comes the bill

However, prior to all the merriment, couples must first find the right venue where they will hold the reception. Doing so entails a lot of patience, research, and several considerations, especially when it comes to expenses. According to the Madame Noire blog, these expenses may be for things less glamorous than gowns and cakes:

“Once your wedding is finished, things of course have to be returned to normal. This means that tables, chairs, tablecloths, and everything else must be cleaned up and broken down, typically by the caterer. Some caterers will charge you garbage removal fees along with cleanup and breakdown fees. These fees typically cost a couple hundred dollars.”

To avoid such expenses, soon-to-be-wed couples may want to look into good restaurants to have a wedding reception at that cover these things and a whole lot more.

All-in deal

A big advantage of having a wedding reception at a restaurant is that you will no longer need to rent chairs, tables, and other items from different sources. This means you won’t have to pay an outside caterer for cleaning and fixing up all the items that were used during your event. Whatever amount you are paying, the restaurant usually covers everything, including the use of the lights, sound systems, linens, tableware, and glassware.

A more intimate affair

Furthermore, if you plan to invite a selected few, then a restaurant with VIP rooms may be the best place to hold a reception. Other restaurants can also transform their function rooms into spaces that have an intimate and classy atmosphere. You can also expect them to provide a more focused service, considering that their staff already know the place like the back of their hand.

One more thing you might want to consider is to go for a restaurant that offers unique food selections. For couples in Los Angeles, Alhambra and Monterey Park, going for a Southern Chinese menu from restaurants like Empress Harbor Seafood Restaurant is an excellent way of celebrating a couple’s lifelong journey together. If you want more details or request a quote/reservation, you can visit their website at


(Source: Here Comes The Bill: Unexpected Wedding Costs To Plan For, Madame Noire, July 1, 2013)