When planning a cocktail lounge reception party, you need to take into consideration the size of the space offered by your venue. Only then will you be able to tailor your furniture requirements perfectly. Should the event space be on the smaller side, with not as much of the vacant floor space; this will limit the amount of furniture you can fit in.
As a result, you may also want to focus more on including eye-catching, high-end pieces that will help make the big statement. Contrarily, for a large-sized venue, you would not want to leave certain areas looking bare. So, you can include some extra pieces such as ottomans or rugs - which are relatively easy to spread around and cover voidness.