(Closed) Alternatives to Backyard Wedding

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

How about a local park?  That to me would give the same feel?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Are there any plantations or historic inns in your area?  What about public parks or recreation centers?  I looked into a few cultural arts and history centers- we have some pretty unique architecture in Virginia 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

You could try a local park (some have barbeques already), a family-style resteraunt, a lake with a picnic area?

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

What about a bed and breakfast or hostoric inn?

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Perhaps you could find a rental on http://www.vrbo.com that allows weddings to be held in the yard.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@paigers91:  You will have to check with the county or the locality.  I know that in my county, certain recreation centers and public parks allow you to purchase a one-day alcohol license, where other facilities prohibit booze.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Rent a house.  There may be local historic homes you can rent.  Maybe, if there is a house for rent in an area you like, the owner might let you rent it for a day to make a few bucks. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@paigers91:  I don’t know about TN, but in CA it’s only allowed in some parks, and you must have a permit

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@paigers91:  check with your local parks department.  I was looking for park settings as well and both the counties I was looking in had buildings that could be rented (with pretty outdoor areas) and in the rental information talked about beer and liqour use.  

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@paigers91:  In my situation the building is already sort of set up to be a reception or gathering hall, so I didn’t have to deal with any of that stuff…  I would call and ask the park department though if they don’t have the info stated anywhere. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Try http://www.vrbo.com it is a place to rent other people’s homes for vacation.  I spoke to a couple of owners about hosting our wedding at their home, but our guestlist (150 pp) was too large.

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