(Closed) anyone having their reception outside?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we wanted ours to be outside… and we ended up with it half outside. we had a plan b, since it was in the courtyard of a b&b, we could always move it inside, although it would be a very tight space. we ended up making a plan c last minute because it was crazy cold. we put the older guests inside (because we wanted my 91 year old grandma inside) and the younger guests outside, literally right outside of the door where the other guests were, with heaters. everyone was still close together and we were still able to keep warm.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re outside people, too!  Plus, with 80% of our guests coming from Out of Town, we wanted to show off one of the best things about LA/SoCal: the weather.  Which is actually why we DON’T have a bad weather plan…totally the venue’s advice.  They’ve assured us, through data that they don’t have on record a single wedding event during which it rained in the month of June. It’s a daytime wedding, so we’re not worried about lighting…only concern is heat, so there will be market umbrellas (white) near all the tables to provide shade & LOTS of cold drinks.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ours is outside and an evening wedding. We’re doing it at the Zoo and then our reception is under a huge tent. If it rains, we’re having it under the tent! So no worries for me!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The ceremony will be outside, we’re having an englis theme weddind in a old manor. but if it rains, we can use the main parlor… We tought it would be great to be surrounded by flowers in the garden.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are having our wedding and reception outside. Our reception is under a huge white tent, if it rains we can always have the wedding in their also

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I want my ceremony to be outside near the beach. I am really concern about the weather also but the best thing to do is to have a plan b. I don’t like tents for the ceremony thou…

I really wanted the reception outside too by my fiance din’t let me. He says is too risky. 

 

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Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Both our ceremony and reception are outdoors, too.

What we are doing in case of bad weather, rain, heat: getting married in the Northern California in June. 🙂 

No, but in all seriousness, although it is extremely unlikely that we will get either rain or heat so we do not have plans for those scenarios, it does get chilly in the Bay Area at night, and occasionally we get fog in our area, though nothing like San Francisco in the summertime since we’re on the sunny side of the bay. Our venue has an indoor room with a fireplace that’s attached to the outdoor space, so we can move into there if we need to, and can set up tables indoors if it looks like we will have any big weather issues. It was one of the venues selling points over places that were 100% outdoors, since we didn’t want to deal with the tent rental.

Our biggest dilemma right now is whether or not to rent heat lamps, though. It’s usually in the 60s here during summer evenings, which is lovely if you’re used to it and have a sweater. But we have lots of East Coasters and are a little afraid that in spite of reminders, they’ll forget that “summer” means something very different here.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Us! We’re having it outdoors because we really like being outside, whether just relaxing or actually doing something– that’s what summer is for.

Knowing that we wanted to host it outdoors is why we picked our venue, for it’s indoor/outdoor flexibility; so if it rains, there’s an indoor space to use as well.

Not having to rent tents is just one more expense off our list.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re having our wedding in my fiance’s grandparents backyard.  We’ve rented a tent so that covers us for some bad weather issues.  If it is horrific or horribly hot, I guess we will just have to make do!  Ah well!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re having the ceremony in the front yard of an antebellum mansion and having the reception in the back yard.  If it rains we’ll be moving inside.  The owner said it might be a tight squeeze but they’ve done it before with good results.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re going to be outside! We have a tent for the reception (although I wish we could just have it under the stars, but we’re not exactly California up here, so that’s a bit risky). The ceremony is planned to be on the grass adjacent to the tent, so if it rains, we’ll just go under the tent. The downside of our venue is that at 11pm you can’t have amplified noise outdoors, so we have to move down into the lower level/event space of the historic mill we’ll be at. I figure this gives the older guests an opportunity to duck out quietly, plus we’ll be able to enjoy the really beautiful architecture of the mill for a few hours of dancing.

For the tent, we’re likely renting heaters but we’ll make the call closer to the date. Lighting wise, we’re getting round globe lights supplied with the tent that are one bulb every 10 feet around the perimetre which provides ambient lighting. It’s sort of an oversized lightbulb. A good friend of mine is going to decorate the rest of the tent with strings of white christmas lights and white paper lanterns. I think. Well that’s the plan right now. Who knows what I’ll think of next week 😉

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Emiliejolie,

Where are you getting married?  Is it the Manoir Rouville, by any chance?  We looked at that as a possibility, because I really wanted a garden wedding, but it was SO expensive!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re having the ceremony outside and the reception outside at the same place. A state park. It’s going to be great out, nice weather, great scenery, and our favorite place to go hiking.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

we are havind our ceremony and reception in my inlaws back yard. we have a tent on hold but if there will be no rain then we wont use the tent. i like the idea of my reception under the stars

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