The question is simple: How many people can the house hold? There needs to be enough space for your guests, their cars, the tables and chairs, the DJ or band and the caterer, along with their crew. If the event is a wedding, there must be space for the ceremony and the reception. Of course, there is no place like home but be honest with yourself and accept that there is such as thing as being too close for comfort. If your home is not prepared to host a 100 person wedding or special event, you either have to trim the guest list or find an alternate location.
You don't need to have an estate to host a special event but you do need to be well equipped to deal with the amount of guests you invite to your home. Inclement weather can end the event, which is why it is essential to have a solid plan B. Tenting the backyard is one option. Keep in mind, renting a tent, dance floor, sidewalls, draping and lighting can add up. Of course, utilizing both indoor and outdoor space is another option, however. Should all the guests be forced to stay inside, will everyone fit? Again, if your home is not prepared to host a 100 person wedding or special event, you either have trim the guest list or find an alternate location.
Hosting any special event is all about being prepared. Hosting a special event at home means you have to go above and beyond to ensure your event is a success.
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