If you and your partner have decided to have your wedding ceremony outdoors, finding the right outdoor wedding venue is essential. Whether you plan a simple beach wedding or rent an elegant outdoor wedding venue, locking down your location is the first step.
If you aren't sure what to look for when it comes to outdoor wedding venues, here are some considerations:
An Ideal Outdoor Wedding Venue Is Affordable
Whether you have a large or small budget for a venue, the perfect location for you to get married is out there. Often, the key to finding a great place without being disappointed by those outside your budget is to decide on your wedding venue budget amount before you start looking. For example, if you can only spend $3,000 to rent your ideal outdoor wedding venue, don't look at the offerings well above that price point.
While you can always opt for a less expensive option and allocate the funds elsewhere, looking at wedding venues above your budget will not be as productive as sticking to your predetermined plan.
An Ideal Venue Will Have Covered Areas to Escape Rain or Excessive Heat
When most people think about outdoor wedding venues, they consider factors such as rain or a freak thunderstorm ruining the day. However, they should be concerned about excessive heat and elderly guests. Being asked to sit in direct sunlight for an extended period can be very hard on older people or those with certain medical conditions.
For this reason, if you are selecting an outdoor wedding venue for an event planned for a warm summer afternoon, consider one with either an air-conditioned building nearby where your elderly or medically fragile guests can wait for the ceremony to start in comfort and safety.
The Best Outdoor Venue Meets All of Your Needs and Some of Your Wants
Finally, it is essential to remember that an outdoor wedding venue will be perfect for every wedding party. But, not the same venue is suitable for every wedding. Sit down before looking at venues and decide precisely what you must have in a wedding location. For example, do you need indoor space for the reception or a large flat grassy area to erect a tent? Also, think about those things that would be nice to have. For example, do you love the look of large mature trees or want a water feature nearby?
When looking at outdoor venues, ensure the one you choose meets all your must-haves and fulfills some of your wants.