Nazareth Hall’s Guide to Rehearsal Dinners

different meat and side selection from a menu designed for wedding rehearsal dinners

Nazareth Hall’s Guide to Rehearsal Dinners


For a truly memorable experience, why not treat your wedding party to an elegant rehearsal dinner at Nazareth Hall? Whether you’re looking for a casual gathering or an upscale event. Nazareth Hall has the perfect space to host your rehearsal dinner. Let us help you make memories that will last a lifetime!

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Rehearsal dinners are an essential part of the wedding experience, as they provide a special opportunity for the couple and their families to come together before the big day. It’s a time to relax, celebrate, and enjoy each other’s company in a more intimate setting. But why are rehearsal dinners so important?

First and foremost, rehearsal dinners allow everyone involved in the wedding to become better acquainted. With all the chaos that comes with wedding planning, it’s easy for couples and their families to become overwhelmed. Additionally, the rehearsal dinner allows for a final run-through of the wedding ceremony, ensuring that everyone knows their roles and feels confident about the big day. It’s a chance to iron out any last-minute details and ensure a seamless wedding ceremony.

Instructions For a Self-Guided Wedding Rehearsal

Choosing the right venue for your rehearsal dinner is crucial, as it sets the tone for the entire event. Nazareth Hall offers a unique setting that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. With all-inclusive packages and impeccable service, Nazareth Hall is the perfect choice for your rehearsal dinner.


Who to Invite to your Rehearsal Dinner

It can be easy to stress over rehearsal dinner etiquette, and when it comes to the invite list for your rehearsal dinner, it can be confusing. We’re breaking down the traditional rules so you can focus on celebrating with all of your favorite people! 


Immediate Family 

This includes parents, siblings, and grandparents. Your rehearsal dinner will be the perfect time for all immediate family members on both sides to get to know each other before the big day!

Wedding Party

Traditionally, it’s best to invite all members of the wedding party and their significant others to your rehearsal dinner. This also includes anyone who has a special part in your ceremony, such as your ushers, flower girl and/or ring bearer and their parents, and your wedding officiant.

Out-of-Town Guests

Inviting any out-of-town guests to your rehearsal dinner is a great way to thank them for making the trip to celebrate your big day! If you have a large number of guests coming from far away, hosting a welcome party in addition to or in place of a rehearsal dinner is also a great option! These are both great ways to kick off the weekend and show appreciation to those who made the journey.

out of town wedding party using Ohio's Nazareth Hall wedding venue for rehearsal dinners

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How to Invite Guests to your Rehearsal Dinner

While everyone invited to your rehearsal dinner should receive an invite of some kind, this does not have to be anything formal. A simple phone call or invite via email is acceptable, however, you can also include a small insert in your formal wedding invitation as well.

Where To Get Your Wedding/Rehearsal Dinner Invites

When looking for wedding and rehearsal dinner invitations, you have several options to explore! If you’ve already purchased wedding invitations or you plan to purchase from a specific retailer, they may also have corresponding rehearsal dinner invitations or suites! Check with the same retailer to see if they offer rehearsal dinner invitations in the same design or style.



The Knot:


beautiful expertly designed invitation for perfect rehearsal dinners


What To Wear To A Rehearsal Dinner

The dress code for a rehearsal dinner can typically be a bit more casual than the wedding itself, but still slightly more formal than everyday wear. Be sure to let guests know the attire type prior to the dinner to minimize confusion.

Rehearsal dinner attire options: 

Cocktail attire: A nice dress or skirt for women, and dress pants or khakis with a button-down shirt or a collared shirt for men.

Business casual: A well-fitted pair of jeans or trousers with a stylish blouse or dressy top for women, and khakis or dress pants with a polo shirt or dress shirt for men.

Sundress or summer suit: For a more relaxed and informal setting, women can opt for a pretty sundress, while men can wear a light-colored suit without a tie.

Remember to consider the venue, theme, food, and ambiance of the rehearsal dinner when choosing your attire. For instance, a BBQ-themed rehearsal dinner may imply more of a casual attire, while Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail would encourage formal wear.

groomsmen attire and style for wedding rehearsal dinners


Crafting the Perfect Menu

One of the most important aspects of planning a rehearsal dinner is crafting the perfect menu. The food you choose to serve will set the tone for the entire event. It also leaves a lasting impression on your guests. Our experienced venue coordinators will work with you to create a menu that is tailored to you.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional sit-down dinner or a more casual buffet-style meal. Nazareth Hall offers a wide range of options. From mouth-watering entrees to decadent desserts, our culinary team will create a menu that is sure to impress.
With our attention to detail and commitment to quality, you can trust that your rehearsal dinner will be a culinary experience to remember!

See our full rehearsal dinner menu here!

Saying “I do” to an elegant rehearsal dinner at Nazareth Hall means creating memories that will last a lifetime. Let our team of professionals make your wedding weekend one to remember! Whether you opt for a formal dinner or a more casual gathering, the main objective is to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for every one of your guests. It’s a chance to express appreciation for the support and love that surrounds you as you embark on this very special next chapter!


varying menu offering different food selections for wedding rehearsal dinnersPhoto by Vibe Garden Images


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