When planning a wedding you concentrate on all the details of the big day, but what about all those other events before and after the wedding? Today we discuss the Rehearsal Dinner!
Traditionally you are supposed to invite all your guests coming from out of town to the rehearsal dinner, but nowadays, with friends and relatives all over the country, most of your guests are from out of town. So, what do you do if you don’t want to have another reception before the actual Wedding Reception?
There are several schools of thought on this. One suggestion is to have the rehearsal two days before the wedding with only the bridal party & parents attending the rehearsal dinner and then have a more casual welcome reception the night before the wedding. Another idea is to have the rehearsal dinner the night before with bridal party and parents followed by a dessert party with all the out of town guests attending. Whichever you decide, it is important to select a location that offers many different venues under one roof.
Reunion Resort offers many different locations to accommodate these pre-wedding events…
Eleven Restaurant is situated on the rooftop of the Reunion Grande with 360 degree views of the area. This sophisticated year-round, indoor-outdoor restaurant offers nightly views of the Disney Fireworks, handcrafted cocktails and a signature steakhouse menu. For groups of 15 people or more they offer a group menus and also reception station style menus, pricing ranging from $59-$79 per person.
Forte Restaurant serves traditional Italian cuisine in a warm and rustic atmosphere. Hearty pasta dishes and fresh seafood provide rich, authentic flavors, offered in half and family portions, create an inspiring blend between food and family. For the intimate rehearsal dinner of less then 14 guests, Forte has two private dining rooms. Group menus are available for groups of 15 people or more and which range from $55-$75 per person.
Grande Falls Pavilion
Looking for an outdoor venue that can be dressed up or down based on your style? The Grande Falls Pavilion is the perfect spot! This permanently tented structure offers the outdoor atmosphere with the protection of a covered ceiling. Overlooking the driving range the Pavilion makes a great location for a casual welcome reception or a trendy dessert reception. Our Catering Team will help you customize the menu to create a memorable start to your wedding weekend!