Post # 1
I am off to see a venue bit one of the last options for the date available is a “garden tent”. I think that it would ont be on ground that will get muddy along the edges if it rains. There aspects and the look of the garden tent that I like a lot. Still I am just worried. Am I overthinking this? Is a tent wedding reception just asking for trouble? Any brides have rain and a tent wedding – what were your experiences??
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Does it rain a lot where you live? I had an outdoor tent wedding and it was perfect… but it’s pretty dry here. If there’s a good chance it’ll be wet and muddy, I wouldn’t go for it personally.
Post # 4
@WaitingDogMama: I think it depends on the venue and what kind of wedding you want. Some tents have floors, others are set up on paved/concrete surfaces, but others may be placed directly on grass/dirt/gravel. I personally didn’t want an outdoor venue of any kind because I prefered the room to be climate controlled/indoors, plus our venue had to be handicapped accessible. However, I have seen many nice outdoor weddings that other people have had.
Post # 5
Will your tent have a floor? Are there paths outside of the tent to get to other areas of the venue eg car park? Is there heating and lighting? Is there a separate space for the caterers and does this space have sufficient electricity access?
If the answer to all these questions is yes, i think you will be fine.
We are having a marquee wedding, it will look something like this:
Post # 6
@WaitingDogMama: I am not sure where you are located, but I would be more worried about bugs than rain. I went to a beautiful tent wedding but I was distracted by all of the bugs when I was trying to eat. If you looked up at the top of the tent, you could see all of the black bugs swarming around.
Trying to eat while shooing away flies was noooo fun!
Post # 7
@lolita2011 – Great point – I know there are bugs there because it is at a zoo!
Thanks. I know it has a floor and will be over paved ground. So that helps. I think it is still a potentially good venue – it does rain where I am, but it comes and goes. I wouldn’t say dry, but we are picking a drier month. Fingers crossed.