The Rehearsal Dinner
HideAway Country Inn Bistro is the perfect spot for a relaxed, rehearsal dinner.
The Rehearsal Dinner usually follows the Practice Run of the Wedding Rehearsal. Whether it is at the Outdoor venue of the pergola or the wedding is at another location. The Rehearsal is a time to celebrate the upcoming wedding in a relaxed atmosphere without the formality of the wedding day. Everyone arrives fresh and excited to start the wedding event, and since rehearsal dinners are almost always limited to the couple's closest friends and family, the atmosphere is more personal and private than the wedding reception.
Rehearsal Dinners are designed for you to thank your Bridal party.
Planning your Rehearsal Dinner at HideAway Bistro;
Great space for that burger fest, picnic or relaxing get together and a Challenging game of corn hole.
HideAway Country Inn Boasts a State Sanctioned Corn Hole Tournament area for you group to play. The State Sanctioned Corn Hole area is lit for night time games, and 4 sets for your group. Plastic practice boards are FREE; regulation wooden boards are available for a slight service fee.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are available for your guests as they gather after practice at the Church. No rule indicates the event has to be a dinner—it could be a brunch or luncheon following a rehearsal scheduled earlier in the day.
Many times the groom’s family hosts the rehearsal party. If the groom's family chooses not to host, then it's fine for the bride's family, or the bride and groom to do so. It's also perfectly fine for the two families to host together.
The Bride and Groom can be instrumental in arranging a time for everyone to talk about the rehearsal dinner plans, in person or over the phone. The groom's family ( or the host family) will need to know:
• The time and location of the wedding rehearsal
• Places to host the dinner, preferably close to the Wedding rehearsal and reception site
• The style of the reception—colors, size, and formality
• Names and addresses or email addresses for the guest list.
The Guests should include the members of the wedding party and their spouses, fiancé(e)s, or live-in partners; as well as the officiant and his or her spouse or partner; the parents, stepparents, and grandparents of the bride and groom; and any siblings of the bride and groom party. Children of the bride and groom from a previous marriage are invited, unless they are too young. Remember to invite the Parents of the flower girl or ring bearer, as they are usually young children.
It's a good idea to include directions to the party and RSVP information, usually a phone number or e-mail address. Send invitations three to six weeks in advance.
The focus of the dinner is for the wedding party and the two families to relax and enjoy each other's company, and to celebrate the bride and groom and the joining of two families. Sometimes, this will be the first time that the two families meet. It's important for the couple and their parents to make sure that everyone is introduced to each other. Traditionally, this dinner is highlighted by Best man toasts, Maid of Honor or Matron of Honor toasts, and Parents of the couple toasts!
Have fun with the Toast ! Keep it light-hearted and in good taste. Even jokes, songs, and storytelling is welcomed. Remember FUN! is the key.
The bride and groom toast present the opportunity to thank to their respective parents and then to all their friends and relatives in attendance.
The rehearsal dinner is the perfect occasion for the maid of honor and the best man to present the attendant's gifts to the couple, accompanied by a short speech or toast. The bride and groom give their gifts to their attendants and thank them with a short speech.
Please contact HideAway Country Inn for your customized Rehearsal Menu.