Entertaining Reception Games

April 15th, 2013

To many, the reception is the best part of a wedding. Now don’t get us wrong, we absolutely adore the ceremony, but the reception holds a special place in most people’s hearts.

A reception is for tasty food, delicious drinks, questionable dancing and various games the delightful newlyweds have conjured up. Traditional reception activities like the question game or horseshoes have always been a success, but if you’re the kind of couple that is looking to spice up your reception, take a stab at something original.

We here at the Historic Mankin Mansion understand that deciding on new reception amusements can be somewhat difficult, but have no fear. Here are several innovative games that are sure to get your guest up and moving during your reception.

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This fun lawn game has become all the rage! It is simple, engaging and easy to assemble. The best part of corn-hole is the board and beanbags can be personalized for your wedding. You can add portraits, a monogram or even your favorite team onto the playing board, which really makes the game a personalized touch.

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A very traditional lawn game, croquet that can be enjoyed by all ages!  It’s an easygoing game that can be set up on any lawn, plus the set up is kind to the budget. Not to mention croquet creates an ideal photo opportunity!

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Who doesn’t enjoy Jenga? This game is an enlarged lawn version of the classic that everyone loves. Lawn Jenga is perfect for a small lawn and can be enjoyed by several participants. This activity is sure to get your guest engaged and laughing at your reception.

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Bowling is so much fun and a great activity for guests who are not interested in dancing. This game is easy to set up, does not require much lawn space and is entertaining for all ages.

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This could be a little difficult for ladies in dresses, but they would be more than happy to watch the men hop towards the finish line. Sack races transports guests to childhood and will give nothing but pure bliss. The added bonus is watching the show!

Whether your wedding reception is packed with games or you stick to traditional activities, we are confident that your Big Day will be a hit! With so many games to choose from, it could be hard to pick just one! Happy playing!

See You Soon,

~Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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