One of the first steps to planning your wedding is checking out all the different wedding reception venues Glendale ,CA provides. At Metropol, we offer two completely different Glendale wedding reception venues to choose from, each with its own unique characteristics and features.
Whether you are planning a large, extravagant affair or a smaller, more intimate reception, Metropol offers two exceptional wedding reception venues Glendale, CA brides adore.
You will fall in love with our Millennium Ballroom which offers a blend of both classic taste and modern style. The 3,500-square-foot room can comfortably seat up to 300 guests. The entire room, with its 600-square-foot dance floor and water fountain, is surrounded by breathtaking marble floors, exposed wooden beams, and shining crystal chandeliers.
The Millennium Ballroom also offers a stage for entertainment, two large projection screens, and a state-of-the-art sound system.
You’ll feel like Cinderella at the ball in our Modern Ballroom, with its glass staircase that leads up to our bridal lounge. The 5,500-square-foot room can comfortably seat up to 400 guests. The spectacular dance floor is 800-square-feet and illuminates in colors and patterns that are constantly changing and can be customized to suit your wedding theme.
The Modern Ballroom also features a breath-taking chandelier and light panels in the ceiling. And just like the Millennium Ballroom, there is a stage for entertainment, two large projection screens, and a state-of-the-art sound system.
At Metropol, we also offer the option of exchanging vows in a location separate from where your wedding reception will be held. The Ceremony Room can seat up to 180 guests comfortably. The room also has LED lights which can be customized to match any color you choose.
No wedding would be complete without exceptional catering options from which to choose. Our professional catering service allows you the option of choosing the type of catering service you want, instead of being limited like so many other wedding reception venues Glendale, CA offers. Our options include:
- Four-course meals: Includes appetizer, salad, main course, and dessert
- Family-style: Guests can serve themselves from platters brought to each table
- Buffet-style: Guests can choose what they want to eat and how much, while also getting up and interacting with
guests at other tables
Of course, no matter what style catering you choose, you can be assured that all of your guests will be well taken care of by our professional and courteous waitstaff.
Typical Timeline For Wedding Reception
If you are not sure about the order of events during a wedding reception, the venue coordinators from Metropol would like to help you out. As one of the leading Glendale, California wedding reception venues, we have housed many receptions. Each of these events had their own unique charm and style while following a traditional wedding reception timeline.
The following is a traditional order of events at a four hour wedding reception. How long your own event lasts will depend on how long your reception will be. For example, will your reception include a seated dinner or rather cocktails and snacks? If you are coordinating with other vendors, such as a DJ or banquet manager, you can also talk to them about the event order and the time needed for each one.
Where the receiving line is will be determined by how you wish to have your reception hall set up. If you think your guests will arrive at the reception before you and the groom, the line should be done at the ceremony site. Otherwise, you can let guests enjoy a special wedding cocktail while waiting for you to arrive. This would allow you to have the receiving line at your wedding reception.
Generally, this time lasts for around one hour or more. It allows guests to settling in, greet one another, and get into the party spirit. Usually during this time, the photographer will be taking photos of the bride, groom, and wedding party. The bride and groom might also choose to change out of their formal wear for something more suited to a wedding party.
The First Dance
The first dance typically happens after the cocktail hour. However, some newlyweds choose to have it after the first course of the meal. It’s entirely up to you.
Dinner is Served
After the first dance, dinner (or lunch) will be served to all the guests. At this point, around one hour or more has passed. Generally dinner will take an hour or more. Towards the end, casual conversation may be made among the guests. The DJ can play some music to compliment the atmosphere and set the tone for the next event.
Toast and Speeches
Sometimes this event will be carried out before dinner. The best man stands and begins the toast with his speech. This is followed by the maid of honor. The bride and groom may respond to each one, but sometimes only the groom responds. Once this is complete, parents, siblings, relatives, and friends might also say a few quick words. Everyone toasts. Let the party begin!
This is a perfect time in your wedding reception for the dancing to begin. There may be a parent’s dance, bride and father of the groom dance, and groom and mother of the bride dance. Once these are finished, you can ask all your guests to join you on the dance floor for some photos and more dancing.
The Cutting of the Cake
This is usually done in the last 1 hour of the wedding reception. It’s generally a time to let guests know that the reception is coming to a close. Have your DJ play some mid-tempo songs as you and your guests indulge in the cake.
More Dancing and Final Exit
After the sugar rush has kicked in, let more dancing happen. You might also want a nighttime photo session. Finally, there will be a last dance. After, everyone will be ushered outside to bid the bride and groom farewell; and the rest is history.
See for Yourself at the Wedding Reception Venues Glendale, CA Couples Rave About
When you are trying to decide which wedding reception venues in Glendale, CA to check out, make sure to contact us at Metropol.
For couples who may be looking for a more conservative décor, be sure to check out our sister facility Renaissance, which is also located in Glendale. At Renaissance, we offer the Grand Ballroom and the Crystal Ballroom.