After you have exchanged your vows, you and your spouse will have the opportunity to celebrate your blessed union with friends and family. Many newlyweds look forward to this event with anticipation, but may feel overwhelmed as they begin to consider all of the details of planning a reception. In today’s post, we’ll review a few essential elements of unforgettable wedding receptions and how you can make sure your event is one that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

If you are searching for an elegant event venue for your wedding reception, look no further than the New Psalmist Retreat and Meeting Center (NPRMC). We have a wide variety of banquet halls that are sure to complement your celebration, and we’d be honored to be a part of your big day. Call us at 888-239-6272 or stop by for an on-site tour of our facility any Thursday between 11:00am and 4:00pm!

Lighting and Decorations

As one of the first things your guests will notice as they arrive at your reception, it is important to have lighting and decor that complement the theme of your wedding and your wedding colors. From chair covers and centerpieces to spotlights and candles, every small detail will make a difference in this department, and the team at NPRMC is happy to work with you to ensure your event space is exactly what you want.


Depending on what time your wedding reception is at, you’ll want to make sure that you and your guests have adequate food and beverage to keep you satisfied until the event is over. While many couples choose to provide their own food or skip the meal altogether, professional catering can add an element of formality and elegance to your celebration, and your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness in taking care of their needs.

Music and Dancing

Wedding receptions provide the perfect opportunity for the newly married couple to celebrate with their friends, family, and other loved ones, and what better way to celebrate than with music and dancing? When you are considering indoor event venues for your wedding reception, be sure to ask the facility about their music capabilities. Additionally, microphones and speakers are essential items for wedding reception toasts and announcements.

Valet Parking

As we all know, summers in Baltimore tend to be warm and humid, while the winters tend to be wet and cold. Many couples watch the weather forecast with great attention as their big day draws near, hoping that a bout of inclement weather won’t impact their festivities. Choosing an event venue for your reception that offers valet parking will ensure that no one has to walk through wind, rain, snow, or other conditions to enter your celebration.


Along with lighting, decor, food, music, and parking, another important consideration for your reception is seating. It is very important to ensure that your event venue has sufficient seating for you and your guests in case you need to take a break from the fun and dancing. Likewise, it is essential to ensure there are adequate resting spots for guests who are elderly or physically impaired.

Baltimore’s Leading Reception Event Venue

Ready to start planning the reception of your dreams? If so, NPRMC is here for you! We’d love to speak with you about your vision and help you host a memorable wedding reception. From catering and state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment to valet parking, our fine facility features everything you need for a safe and fun reception. Call our friendly staff at 888-239-6272 today to get started, or request a proposal online!