Campground wedding: Who has done it? Any ideas/suggestions?

posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@nattiejeanne:  

Yeah, I was only referring to the actual wedding/reception part.  I wanted to make sure you had plans in case it rains or gets too windy. 

Obviously not on the hook for lodging 100 guests.  Smile

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would definitely start checking into this now.  We have a really pretty river with a bridge on it, adjacent to a campground with a pavillion that would have been a marvelous wedding spot.  Unfortunately, we couldn’t do it because they had a lot of silly rules.  No bottles, no kegs, quiet time by 8pm, etc, etc….  We were bummed because it’s really close to our house and the river/bridge pictures would have been awesome.

At least make some calls to find out about logistics at the campgrounds you are thinking of so that you know what the rules are.  Good luck!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@nattiejeanne:  I am also getting married at a campground!! Not until august though, so I can not give you any experienced advice. we are having super short ceremony at like 7:30pm and then just having a s’mores bar and beverages. We are going to have a potluck the next day to invite people we couldn’t invite to the actual ceremony. The site we are getting married in in really small, but they have a pavilion we can reserve for the next day. My mom keeps telling us we should just have the wedding there, but I just don’t want to darn it!! Lol

are you getting married in an actual campsite or just at a campground in an open area? If you’re in a site or wooded area, I’d suggest string lights aka Xmas lights, for additional lighting/ambience. That’s what we are doing I bought a TON of lights on clearance right after Xmas. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@nattiejeanne:  YES!!! I can’t wait to pick out all kinds of different candy and make fun flavored marshmallows! I plan to ask on peoples rsvps something like what type of topping they have always wanted to try on a s’mores…or I am hoping to do that! I was reading that some people use jelly, peanut butter, or even fresh fruit on their s’mores too! I. Super excited! I’m going to make a small cake too…we are doing everything DIY. I have a cute, simple, easy to make idea for it. I’ll share it with you once I switch to my iPad! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@nattiejeanne:  Another option if you find too many restrictions at campgrounds are state/local parks or 4-h camps! The nice thing about these is that you can book the whole place so you don’t have to worry about quiet hours. Many 4-h camps are also used to dealing with whole groups and have large kitchen, big lodges, and usually beautiful scenery. Just an idea 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I am going to have a different topper though, I think. But it would be super easy to make and that way someone can have cake instead of a s’more (or both!) if they would like!!

We are probably going to bring some hot dogs for later in the evening after everyone has had a few drinks, but otherwise, we are only doing the s’mores….no Dinner. 

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