Knock Your Guests Over with a Bowling Alley Reception

Although your wedding gown might get in the way of a strike, your guests will have a blast at your alley reception. ©cappuccina/DPC

If you are thinking of having a relatively small wedding and want to have a fun reception where friends and family can celebrate your union in a unique way, consider having a reception at a bowling alley!

Ryan Family Amusements has hosted multiple receptions at their Yarmouth location and one at their Hyannis location (although both the Hyannis and Falmouth locations are smaller than the Yarmouth location and not as conducive to a reception).

The Lanes Bowl and Bistro in Mashpee Commons has hosted rehearsal dinners and after-reception parties and are “absolutely open” to the idea of hosting a reception.

The Orleans Bowling Center has held rehearsal dinners and is open to the idea of hosting a reception, although they have not done so yet.

All of the alleys said that the price for renting out the space for a bowling wedding reception would depend on things like number of people, day of the planned event, and how it is being catered.

A reception at a bowling alley is a more casual affair and it can be a great way to unwind after all the stress of wedding planning. Have a few White Russians and knock down some pins for some enjoyable after wedding fun! For favors, consider giving out passes to the bowling alley for a future date.  

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Mati Brown holds a Journalism degree from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. She has written for several publications, including the Berlin Reporter, EDGE publications, and the Falmouth and Mashpee Bulletins. A current resident of Brewster, she is glad to be writing about the area she grew up in. Connect with Mati on Google+.

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