- On December 13, 2022
If a small wedding was your initial instinct, go for it! Not every couple desires a long guest list for their big day. Some want a unique wedding, not large or showy, but with the dearest family members and closest friends present—a creative and extraordinary event that everyone involved will remember.
That’s where intimate weddings come in. These weddings are a fantastic way to celebrate your love story with only those who matter the most. The key is to choose a venue, like Watson Block, that allows you to customize your experience and create a truly personal ceremony and reception.
What Is an Intimate Wedding?
An average-size wedding is typically around 150 guests. However, intimate weddings can be smaller, with fewer than 100 guests. After all, big weddings are not everyone’s favorite.
With a smaller guest list, you can celebrate your big day with your closest friends and family, who mean the most to you. You’ll be able to spend quality time with them as you transition into a new phase of your relationship.
Because intimate weddings are budget-friendly and less stressful, you save more for your honeymoon and avoid the stress of planning a big ceremony. You can focus more on the unique elements that bring your wedding vision to life.
The first dance, walking down the aisle, magnificent décor, videographer, photographer, and other distinguishing wedding elements are still a part of an intimate wedding. It all comes down to who and what details you would like in your ceremony.
Here’s how to host a more intimate wedding that will make the memories of your big day last forever.
Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue
To make your vision wedding a reality, you should get married in a wedding venue that shows the unique love story you want to share with the world. Consider how your wedding theme will unfold in a particular space when choosing the perfect venue.
How big should your ideal wedding venue be? You should identify the venue’s capacity limit and ensure it accommodates your guest list. Other things to consider are the space for your cake table, head table, dance floor, gifts, and whether or not you need bar and food caterer recommendations.
Watson Block is an intimate wedding venue in Minneapolis with a relaxed atmosphere for guests to mingle and celebrate your big day. It’s a historic building that’s more than a century old (since 1902) and has been revamped with gorgeous, modern aesthetics. If you’re looking for an awe-inspiring venue that will make your small-to-midsize wedding one of a kind, Watson Block is the place to exchange your vows.
Keep the Guest List Down
The goal of an intimate wedding is to have an extraordinary event with only those that matter the most to you and your partner. It’s also the perfect type of wedding for a smaller budget that focuses on the quality, not quantity.
Create your initial guest list in descending order of importance, from the people whose presence matters the most to you to everyone else. Carefully consider those further down your list and whether or not they need to attend your nuptials. For those that don’t make the final guest list, you can opt to send them a wedding announcement.
Infuse Your Love Story into the Wedding Menu
Sneaking your food obsessions and what you ate on your first date or proposal dinner into your wedding menu helps you share your love story with the world. As you do so, also consider your guests’ diet. Some may be allergic to certain foods, while others may have specific diet preferences.
Most importantly, ensure the food is top-notch. After all, you want people to remember your wedding because of delicious meals instead of the opposite.
At Watson Block, we partner with the finest caterers in the Twin Cities. They will listen to your needs and consider your guests’ diet preferences to ensure everyone has something delicious to enjoy at your wedding.
Focus on the Small Details
You want a venue that communicates the tiniest detail to make your wedding stand out. Might Watson Block be the place you’re looking for? The venue showcases revamped historical details from the 1900s, such as magnificent beams and beautifully exposed brick walls from more than a hundred years ago. Watson Block is the right place for your wedding if you’re looking for a relaxed, eclectic mix of historic brick aesthetics intermingled with unique modern architectural elements.
Reserve Your Venue at Watson Block for a Perfect Wedding
Your special day deserves the best, which means finding the right location for your big event.
Our venue is perfect for small-to-midsize events, from 120 to 150 guests. Plus, you don’t have to worry about adding much décor because our space is stunning from the get-go. From beautiful, wooden-style chairs to linenless tables, lounge furniture sets, and ruby curtains that hang by our almost floor to ceiling windows, our space is a sight to be seen.
Let us show you why Watson Block Event Center is the ideal place to host your wedding. From ceremony to reception, our team is committed to making sure every detail is taken care of.
Additional features include:
- High-speed wireless internet
- Elevator access
- Post-event cleaning
- Lounge furniture
- 12-hour event access
- A list of preferred vendors
Extra amenities at Watson Block’s intimate wedding venue include:
- Full bar/lounge
- Handicapped accessible
- On-site catering service
Our goal is to make your wedding experience memorable for everyone involved, including you.
Contact us to get started planning today!