Rehearsal Dinners

If you need help planning either the rehearsal dinner or the entire wedding experience, Galen Hall can provide for your needs.

Plan Your Wedding Rehearsal Dinner at Galen Hall!

A wedding rehearsal dinner is a traditional event that lets the two families get acquainted in a more relaxed setting before the big day comes. The idea is to make everyone involved feel comfortable with each other on what can be a hectic occasion. It’s just one of the many wedding events a couple will need to plan for. Let Galen Hall host your rehearsal dinner and do all the planning for you!

When To Hold Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

The wedding rehearsal dinner is normally held the night before the wedding, usually in the early evening after all participants have finished their workday. If your wedding is planned for a Sunday you have options with scheduling the dinner on the preceding Saturday. If attendees can’t make it on Friday evening you might consider a Saturday brunch rather than dinner. Some families opt to have it two days before the wedding to allow an additional day for preparation.

Who Should Host?

Traditionally the event is hosted by the groom’s family. The bride’s family or the couple’s friends may also host or contribute to the event depending on circumstances. The couple is really the guests of honor, so whoever’s hosting should make the plans but ensure that the dinner suits the tastes and style of the couple and the venue.

Who Should You Invite?

The rehearsal dinner should include everyone who will be involved with the ceremony. This includes the wedding party, their significant others and any immediate family or close friends. It’s also a courteous and appropriate gesture to invite the official who will perform the ceremony and their spouse.

What Kind of Dinner?

Chef Dennis can prepare almost any type of dinner, and the menu can be as formal or informal as you like, from a banquet to a burger menu. It shouldn’t overshadow the marriage ceremony to follow. It should be a less formal and relaxed occasion, so if you’re planning an informal ceremony, make the wedding rehearsal dinner less formal. This includes the menu, the decoration, the attire and any extras like gift exchanges, music, dancing or alcohol. Some families have a “pre-wedding” cake tradition, also known as the “groom’s cake.” If sending invitations, be sure to inform guests what to expect.

Allow Galen Hall Golf Club to help you host your special event and enjoy the ease of our customized packages. Contact Lisa today at 610-678-5424

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