DOES THE NEW SPACE CHANGE OUR COCKTAIL HOUR SETUP?.
Nope! As you may remember, the space in front of our office was always just empty and has never been used for cocktail hour except for events with 300ish people. This will remain the same!
In reality, it’s important to not use the entire second floor for the cocktail hour unless absolutely needed. Too much space spreads your guests out too much which has the unintended result of making the cocktail hour less social. It’s always more fun when the space feels full, which is why we had left a portion of the floor empty.
We’ve already had quite a few cocktail hours on the second floor since we’ve added this new space, and it has worked great!