My fiance and I are strongly considering Spiaggia's private dining rooms for our ceremony and reception, but I am concerned that the space won't work for our group. I expect to have 150-160 guests, and I understand the dance floor must be moved all the way to one end of the space (room 1, I believe). I'm mostly just worried that the guests at the other end won't be able to see the first dances, bouquet toss, etc.
Has anyone been to a ceremony or reception at Spiaggia? How did the space work out? How large was the group? Any sound issues (since the DJ would be set up at one end)? Do you think 150 guests is a crazy number to fit in the space?
I did not attend a wedding there; but I did drop by to see a band. From what I saw you might be a little tight with the room; I think there were maybe about 75 people there (although I'm sure the restaurant can let you know what the numbers would be). The only "problem" I saw with it was that people were really scattered, and by having the dance floor on the other side, it really kind of took away from having a centralized party; there were some people still hanging out at their tables, others were in the lobby/hallway area where the bars were located, and there were a handful dancing. I spent a lot of time when planning my wedding trying to centralize things around the dance floor to make the party feel big and full (and I think this made a big difference).
I have not visited, but in looking at other places it was definitely important to discuss with the manager at the reception place how things exactly would be set up, etc. For example, we knew we could fit our 200 guests into a room. It took some questioning before we determined that after dinner it would take 45 minutes to break down some tables to create a dance floor. During this time you could cut your cake, etc. - but it was something we were glad we found out about before giving them a deposit. Talk through exactly how it is going to be set up and what needs to be done during your timeline.