This is a Sample Itinerary for an Evening Wedding. These are close approximate time frames. They may vary 5-10mins in each section on the night. We always aim to have the formal part of the evening finished by 10pm – 10.30pm.
Guests Arrive at 5.00pm
Greeted on arrival with a selection of orange juice, beer, bubbly, wine, a cocktail, or drinks from our on-arrival drink selection. Guests mix and mingle, wait for bridal party to arrive. Time frame of 15 minutes.
Bridal Party Arrives at 5.15pm
Time frame of approximately 30 minutes.
Post Ceremony at about 5.45pm
Guests toast the Bride and Groom with a glass of bubbly. Canapés and finger food served. Guests mix and mingle with the Bride and Groom and enjoy a congratulatory drink. Some wedding parties have photos on site, or may choose to have photos off-site, taking along a picnic basket with canapés and beverages. Time frame of 1 hour.
Guests seated by 6.30pm
Guests move through to restaurant for wedding meal and orders are taken. Wines are poured ready for the announcement welcoming the Bride and Groom. The MC will go through the order of ceremony/housekeeping speech.
Bridal Party arrive back at 7.00pm
Bridal Party – Entrance at 7.15pm
All timings are approximate and depend on many factors on the night! (The Bride and Groom and Bridal party have pre-ordered their selections, as there is never the chance on the day to choose in time).
Entrées served at 7.35pm – Time frame – allow 30mins. Restaurant Manager will call mains, entrees cleared by 8pm.
Mains served at 8.10pm – all mains out and cleared by 9pm.
After dessert (or interspersed between courses). Speeches may continue for 40 mins or more (in total), this is totally dependant on individual variations. Cutting of the cake followed by the first dance.
Based on a three course set menu, bands/DJ starts playing at about around 10.00pm depending upon numbers.