Bowling is one of New England’s favorite past time hobbies and why shouldn’t it be? Affordable fees, easy access to rental equipment, and most importantly, a lot of fun! So why are we surprised that bowling alleys around the city are beginning to receive requests as possible wedding venues? Unconventional as it may seem, this sporting location is becoming one of the most desirable locations for wedding planning. With a little imagination, it is possible to transform a Boston bowling alley into a fabulous site for bridal festivities. Here are a few pointers to keep your wedding centered and headed for the strike zone.
Who?(Couples) Party planning a ceremony or reception in a bowling alley may not be for all couples but is certainly for some! Particular types attracted to this idea may be athletic, fans of bowling as a sport or couples who are focused more on the entertainment part of their special day instead of a more traditional wedding day agenda. One thing’s for sure, your guests will be pleasantly surprised by the low key and relaxed ambiance this setting is known for.
What?(reception/ceremony) Planning a ceremony or reception are both possible if considering a bowling alley as your wedding location. Receptions can be set up with tables around the facility and if you would like your ceremony to take place there as well, what better place than reciting your “I Do’s” in the middle of a lane! Not only is it a breath of fresh air in the wedding biz, but there is a great possibility of affordable rates and enthusiasm from the proprietor to make your event a special one!
When (best time of day) The best time of day to invite guests to this particular type of wedding is in the afternoon. That way if any heated competitions arise, your guests will have plenty of time to duke it out in “alleys”!
Where (city locations) King’s located in the Back Bay of Boston is a top choice for this particular event. Featuring 16 lanes, this business also offers a dynamite menu available to be your caterer including appetizers, buffets and desserts. Your guests will enjoy a lovely atmosphere of fun dining and entertainment, guaranteed to make your wedding a wonderful and enjoyable gala for everyone.
How? (How to decorate) Decorating a bowling alley can be a lot of fun. Strings garlands of ivy or small flowers together and place them down the sides of the lanes for a little added décor and add pew markers to the benches. Don’t forget to add bells to the shoes of the bride and groom as they roll their bowling bowls down the aisle after reciting their vows!