Apple Orchard Wedding..thoughts, opinions, ideas?

posted 10 months ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’ve never been to a wedding at an orchard, but I imagine it could be beautiful. As with any outdoor wedding, you’d want to be aware of how hot it typically gets in August in that area and the weather. Also, would you be getting married outside in the actual orchard? All the orchards I’ve been to have rows and rows of trees with only small pathways between them that are large enough for a tractor – so that may make it difficult to set up seating with unobstructed views for your guests (not to mention the potential dangers of a lot of apples on the ground & people twisting ankles on them). And I’d 100% watch out for bees since they love orchards too!

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

I was considering getting married at an orchard! The area we married has lots of wineries and orchards, so its a pretty common thing. 

You have to have apple pie, and apple cider. I feel that’s manditory lol. I also love the smell of apple orchards. 

You will have to consider logistics though. How many people? You’ll need to bring in tables, chairs, a dance floor (if you want dancing). Does it have power or will you need a generator? Is it uncovered? You may need a tent and lighting too. It can get a bit overwhelming if there are no facilities on site. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I’ve never been to an orchard wedding, but as a guest, I would love to attend! Sounds charming and memorable.  I would enjoy maybe picking a few to take home (so long as the process isn’t too dirty.) And you can incorporate apples into the the table decor and favors. Great idea, bee!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

An apple orchard wedding in blossom time woud be outstanding. An August orchard wedding needs to be viewed as any other outdoor wedding. At that time of year an orchard is leafy trees. That’s not to say it can’t be pretty, but you will need a larger open area than just the rows between the trees.

What is your plan B for bad weather?

ps remember to make sure the irrigation sprinkers are shut off to avert disaster.

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