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3 Tips When Planning a Wedding Reception at a Restaurant May 8, 2020

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3 Tips When Planning a Wedding Reception at a Restaurant, Pelican, Wisconsin

Having your wedding reception in a restaurant is a wonderful option for many different reasons. Not only can you rest assured that your guests will be served delicious food, but many restaurant banquet halls cost less to rent out than other types of venues. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when planning your reception.

How to Plan a Restaurant Wedding Reception

1. Give Some Thought to Decor

Many banquet halls are already decorated for special events. However, you can still bring your own decorations to make the affair more personal. Ask the staff about what type of items you can’t bring; many establishments frown upon confetti and glitter because they’re difficult to clean up.

You can also save money by handcrafting your own decorations at your wedding party. Making bouquets and table centerpieces is an exciting way to bond with your loved ones.

2. Ask About Dessert Options

restaurantSome restaurants have staff responsible for making pastries and desserts, including wedding cakes. Working with the on-site baker can ease the stress of transporting a large cake to the venue.

3. Know the Venue’s Policy on Alcoholic Beverages 

There are many different options when it comes to serving alcohol during your reception. Many couples opt for an open bar, while others choose to have guests pay for their own drinks.

In either case, coordinate with the staff at the restaurant before your event so you understand how alcohol purchases will work. Understand their policy and agree on a final price to ensure everything is sorted before the reception.


In Rhinelander, WI, The Pizza Haven provides a banquet hall perfect for wedding receptions, birthdays, graduation parties, and many other events. Their banquet menu includes buffet-style dining, featuring roast beef and pork, lasagna, and ham. They also feature many tasty hors d'oeuvres, such as meatballs, finger sandwiches, and shrimp cocktails. View the menu online or call (715) 362-5942 to save a date. 

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