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Restaurants: Creating Worldwide Appeal and a Sense of Home

When you travel, it feels as if there are two worlds: your home and the rest of the world. When you step into a restaurant, this feeling is echoed, and it changes based on which restaurant you are in. Right around the corner from home, a restaurant may feel like you are in Thailand eating pad Thai, in America enjoying a cheese burger or in France eating snails. In other cases, you may be half way around the globe in a spot full of Aussies that makes you feel like you are back home. Hi, my name is Betina, and I love eating out and travelling. This blog looks at everything related to those concepts. It talks about the sense of home and away in restaurants. Whether you are a diner or a restaurateur, I hope you enjoy the diverse posts I include in this blog.


Restaurants: Creating Worldwide Appeal and a Sense of Home

2 Things To Consider When Hosting Your Wedding Reception At A Restaurant

by Melinda Lawson

If you're planning a wedding reception, you may consider hosting it at a restaurant. There are several things to consider when making this decision. This article highlights two of the most important ones. 


Before you book a restaurant for your wedding reception, you need to consider its location. Is it convenient for your guests? If it's not centrally located, will guests be able to find it easily? You don't want your guests getting lost on their way to the reception.

Ideally, you want a restaurant that's close to your wedding venue. That way, guests can head straight to the reception after the ceremony. If that's not possible, make sure the restaurant is easy to find and has plenty of parking.

You may want to provide guests with directions or a map when you send out the wedding invitations. In doing so, they can plan their route in advance and avoid any stressful last-minute rushing around.

Keep in mind that the restaurant's location may also affect the cost. If it's in a popular area, it's likely to be pricier than a restaurant in a less desirable location. So, be sure to factor that into your budget.


Another important thing to consider when choosing a wedding reception venue is capacity. How many guests will you have? Does the restaurant have enough space to accommodate them?

If you're planning a large wedding reception, you may need to book the entire restaurant. That way, you'll have exclusive use of the space, and your guests can move around freely. On the other hand, if you're planning a smaller wedding reception, you may only need to book a private room. This is a good option if you want a more intimate gathering.

It's also worth considering the layout of the restaurant. Is it set up in a way that will allow you to have the wedding reception you envision? For example, if your guest list includes young children, you'll need to make sure there's enough space for them to run around and play. Likewise, if you want a dance floor, the restaurant will need to have enough room for your guests to boogie down.

Pro-tip: When touring potential wedding reception venues, bring a tape measure with you. That way, you can get an accurate idea of the space and whether or not it will be able to accommodate your guests.

Hosting your wedding reception at a restaurant can be a great option. Just be sure to consider its location, capacity and layout before making your decision. With these things in mind, you'll be sure to find the perfect restaurant for your wedding reception.