One of the latest trends we’ve been seeing is a lounge area at the reception. Loungers beware: there is one distinct effect that having a lounge will create on your reception: Far fewer people will dance. Some couples are okay with this. Perhaps your families prefer to chat rather than tear up the dance floor. In that case, you could consider a lounge feel for the entire reception.
If you do want dancing, consider this option: Start the reception with the dancing portion and once the band is done and your grandparents have headed home, open an “after hours” lounge area. It will keep the party going all night and you can have a full dance floor and your chic lounge area.