When a couple is hunting for the “just the right wedding reception venue”, amenities should always be considered. You should ask yourself…..what is of maximum importance to us as a couple? One element that is normally a large consideration of the wedding reception, therefore high on the list of importance is the entertainment. In order for your DJ or live band to be able to provide the highest level of quality entertainment they need to be in a venue that is capable of accommodating their needs. Some basic needs that must be met at a minimum are usually: sufficient power source is available, access to the reception space is available in plenty of time prior to the event to achieve their setup successfully, and there is ample space for the equipment required. Just because a venue can accommodate these minimum requirements, doesn’t mean it is “the right” venue for your wedding reception and the entertainment you are featuring. If you do not consider all aspects of the event you might be unhappy with the results. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself: How will the night unfold? What will the flow from beginning of the evening to conclusion of the evening be like for our guests? Will the venue and room setup be conducive to achieving our goals for the evening? Depending on the type of entertainment you hire, each will have specific requirements. It is beneficial to be pro-active and ask the DJ or band for a list of specifications so you can ensure the venue is capable of meeting these needs. Some wedding reception venues have difficulties due to the way the room is configured (structurally they are not conducive for certain types of events – like spaces with columns or other restrictions). For example, you wouldn’t want to contact a reception venue that can accommodate your needs for dinner (seating the number of guests you have) and not be able to accommodate that same number comfortably during the latter part of the evening. Some of the most common difficulties with wedding reception venues are: dance floor size is sub par or located in an area of the room that doesn’t work well with your setup, ceiling height is not sufficient for DJ’s lighting systems / rigs and restricts what can be achieved, tables and chairs need to be placed on the dance floor and then removed after the meal has concluded, and poor acoustics. Here at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, we are able to offer column free spaces that can be tailored (in size) to suit your needs! Our ballroom spaces are fantastic for wedding receptions, especially for couples who want to entertain their guests in a first-class way! Both ballrooms feature 25 foot ceilings which allow for fantastic lighting opportunities. They also are beneficial for quality entertainment as they include sound panels built into the walls and the dance floors are able to be placed anywhere in the room (and are even customizable in size). If unbelievable entertainment is high on your list of priorities, please give me a call today and I would be happy to show you how our wedding reception spaces are beyond compare!
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