I'm getting married March 13, 2013 and was told the same thing. If your ceremony and reception are not back to back they will charge you an extra. I think they know too well that if they didn't do this everyone would just say lets meet up at one of the bars and do it for free. I added the cocktail hour because I didn't want my reception to be from 5-8pm, I felt it would have ended too early. I figured if I'm going to pay for it either way, might as well have it be private.
Originally Posted by mizpriya
babigirl21 thank you so much for your response. Good point. I shall be asking my WC about my photographer just to be on the safe side.
Can I ask if you are doing a cocktail hour after the ceremony? Or are you just doing the private reception?!
The reason I ask is because on the contract we received from my WC, it says that All events are continuous and segmentation of events will result in a $400 charge. So we plan to have the ceremony at 4pm and would like to take some photos right after. We are not planning on having a cocktail and would like to have the reception start at 6:30pm. I don't understand why we would be charged a $400 fee when we are already paying for a private reception for 30 to 40 guests! Please let me know if I am reading this correctly. I asked Elsa about it and am waiting for her to respond. I just want to make sure if anyone else has had to do this....