Outdoor park or Indoor room for wedding ceremony?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which ceremony location do you like more?
    The indoor location : (4 votes)
    24 %
    The outdoor park location : (13 votes)
    76 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Wow. Both locations are gorgeous! There are several factors to take into consideration when picking your venue.
    – What look and feel are you going for? Rustic, elegant, romantic, casual. Does the venue have that look, or could you create it ther?
    – If you have elderly or disabled friends/relatives coming make sure the venue you pick is easily accessible for them (not too many stairs, wheelchair access).
    – Look at the total cost for each place – not just the rental of the space, but see if chairs/tables/linens/china are included. You can save so much money by booking a venue that includes those things. My venue only includes the space and all of my rentals (tables/chairs, linen, china/glassware) is coming out around $3,000 – $4,000.
    – The weather that time of year. Go online and look up the historical weather for your area (average hi/low temps, rainfall, etc). If there’s a good chance of rain, very high heat, or cold weather the indoor location may be a safer bet. If there’s a high probability of having good weather then the outdoor location may be what you want.

    P.S. You’re getting married on my parents’ anniversary (May 20). They’ve been married for 41 years, so it must be a blessed date. 😉 

    Post # 4
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    528 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @ellie-b:  Sorry for the varying text size. My computer is going haywire today!

    Post # 6
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    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I love them both. What’s the weather like? Does the outdoor one have an indoor space where you can go if it rains?

    Post # 8
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    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Outdoor spaces usually photograph better than indoor spaces. Will you be able to use the indoor space if it rains? We had an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception, best of both worlds.

    Post # 11
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    1133 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Do the OUTDOOR location only if it provides an acceptable alternative in case of bad weather. Was lucky enough to get beautiful weather for my outdoor ceremony, but you can bet that I was checking the weather report every day. Had a backup plan. Plan for the worst and ask yourself, “what will we do if it rains?” If you can live with the answer, then plan for the outside.

    Both of your locations look fabulous.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I would never do outdoor unless I lived in Israel still, because in the states the whether is too unpredictable to chance that big of a day on the weather (IMO).

    Also, it costs a lot more to spruce up an outdoor ceremony space which is relatively bare, than it does to add a few decor items to a ceremony room. My ceremony room actually doesn’t have ANY decor other than what the venue supplies, & it’s just beautiful.

     

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