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5 Reasons You Should Consider a Micro Wedding at The Belle

You said YES! Congratulations!

Now it's time to plan the "Big (or Small) Day." 

Are you picturing a grand wedding with all of your friends and family? Maybe the sheer thought of that is overwhelming and you’d prefer a smaller and more intimate celebration. Continue reading to discover if a micro wedding is more your style. 

In the age of student loan debt, social distancing, and a variety of other factors, micro weddings have become chic and trendy. An intimate wedding keeps the guest list small but affords you the opportunity to create the celebration of your dreams as well as an exceptional experience for your nearest and dearest guests.

Below are the top five reasons a micro wedding might be your perfect fit…

1. Budget

Your first task as an engaged couple is to compile your guest list together. This in itself can be overwhelming, especially if you are paying for all of the elements of your wedding. Who makes the cut? Then you start to wonder how you are going to pay for 150+ guests. With a micro wedding, you control your budget by condensing the guest list to only your close family and friends. In doing so, you free up funds for the details that are most important to you. Maybe you've been dreaming about out-of-season florals or the high-end photographer whose photos you can’t stop scrolling through. A micro wedding allows you to control costs where you need to so that your creativity and personal style can shine where it should.

2. Unique Venues

With a smaller guest count, you have the flexibility to explore more artistic settings and backdrops. A circular ceremony allows each guest to have the best seat to witness your “I do’s.“ How about adding lounge furniture to your reception for a more comfortable and relaxed vibe? When you have 30 guests, think outside the box and skip the traditional side by side seating. Explore venues that wouldn’t have otherwise been an option with 200 people. The Belle offers the Birkdale Room for groups of 90 or less complete with a fireplace for a romantic and intimate setting, as well as a breath-taking outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour space overlooking a fountain.

3. On-site Lodging & Accommodations

With any wedding, onsite lodging makes for an incredibly convenient experience for guests. You can create an entire wedding weekend experience without leaving the venue. For micro weddings specifically, you can select a bed and breakfast or a boutique hotel without worrying about room availability. At our sister property, Normandy Farm's unique Carriage and Manor Houses have 9-11 suites each, perfect for a 20-person celebration. 

4. Customizable Menu

With a traditional wedding, chefs prepare dishes in bulk, so as a result the menus can be restrictive.  A more intimate affair allows you the opportunity to customize every aspect of the menu you are offering your guests. If you would like to surprise your guests with a tasty treat during your ceremony, have it. If you'd like to offer a cocktail specific to your favorite liqueurs, go for it! You can even make your reception a multi-course wine dinner! It’s all possible. Our team at The Belle will ensure your wedding is memorable for years to come.

5. After Party Options

After the party, it's the after party! Once you have finished the last piece of delectable wedding cake, your crowd will still want to keep the party going. You want to enjoy more time with each and every one of your guests—after all, that’s one of the perks of limiting the guest count. At Normandy Farm Hotel and the Farmer’s Daughter, the festivities don’t have to end - with an outdoor and indoor bar, you can continue into the wee hours of the night.

At the end of the day (or night), your micro wedding can truly be everything YOU have dreamed of. Every detailed decision is yours, and with customizable options for smaller parties, a micro wedding at The Belle may just be what you've been looking for all along...

Located just 25 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and situated in the heart of Blue Bell, Pa.,Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center is more than a meticulously restored American landmark—it's a fully wired, high-tech hospitality venue. Relax on our grand terrace, sip a cocktail in America's oldest silo, play a challenging game of golf on our championship course, plan an event with us or dine on our delectable farm-to-table cuisine. It all adds up to One Historic Experience.

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