@kfracassi - That stinks the thread was archived! Based on what you described, I think people may have been having their ceremony in one location, cocktail hour in another and the dinner reception in another. I got married at Generations last month and when working with the onsite Wedding team, they kept referring to the "Reception" as the "Dinner Reception" & "Cocktail Hour" as the "Cocktail Reception" so that may be what's causing the confusion.
It is totally up to you & the resort's available private event space(s). Some people do 3 locations others do 2. Generations has fewer private event locations than EDR so I limited mine to 2 and made my decision based on what I thought would flow best with the times we selected.
Example - since my ceremony was on the sky deck (30 min long) & the cocktail package I selected had a 2 hour minimum, I decided to have both my ceremony & cocktail hour on the sky deck with the thought that guests would kill the 1st half hour taking pictures of the views, bridal party etc...then enjoy the rest of the time sipping cocktails & noshing on apps. Since evenings were chilly and breezy that time of year, I opted to have the dinner/reception on the pier.
Hope this helps!
Edited by girlinthecity97, 03 March 2015 - 11:27 AM.