(Closed) bbq wedding at a ny state park in October?

posted 12 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
26 posts

Does the pavillion have lots of windows? I’d just be nervous with the weather in case the winter decides to set in early…I hate the cold! I just couldn’t imagine being freezing in my wedding dress 🙁

We originally wanted to have an outdoor wedding, but were fortunate enough to find a venue that has a TON of floor to ceiling windows so we get the best of both worlds (protection from rain/heat, and lovely outdoor views!)

Post # 4
1 posts
  • Wedding: November 2009

My husband and I are actually planning a bbq wedding reception/ renewal of the vows in a ny state park ourselves.

Ours will be at the end of September….so we’re hoping for good weather as well lol

We just started planning, so we don’t even know which park we’ll choose….

We were thinking of renting those stand-up heaters in case it’s a little colder outside?!

You may provide blankets to the guests as well….


What do you guys do about music/dancing?

Do you have a DJ? Do you need to rent a dance floor?




Post # 5
3674 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

my wedding is in less than two weeks, in fl, will probably be in the 60’s and i’m still terrified that it will be too cold! everything is outside for us and i just don’t want to freeze and make my guests freeze, but we just didn’t anticipate such cold weather and too late now! anyway, as a guest i would prefer indoors if i was in ny in oct. because i’m not a fan of cold, but if you have to be outside i would def. get some heaters. would you be able to bring in some fire pits or something? we did that for my engagement party and had people making s’mores.

Post # 6
21 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

Is this the park in Copake Falls with the awesome swimming hole (aka old granite quarry)? If so then I know the pavillions you’re talking about — I don’t know that it’ll be too cold, I mean this year was warm right? People will know it is outdoors when you say “State Park” so hopefully they will bring jackets or some such just in case. I’m not sure how much those stand-up heaters cost to rent but it might be worth looking into. The only thing I’d be concerned about is if you have older relatives who might be more sensitive to the cold than the majority of your guests, Grandma, etc.

Post # 7
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think arnie’s idea of looking into stand up heaters is good.  Sounds like a good time!

Post # 8
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would also suggest the stand up heaters, rent like a few just in case.  It will be worth it if its cold! Also blankets is a great idea, you can get blankets for super cheap at IKEA like this one http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00070489 (I think they come in white too).  For that cheap of a price it could seriously be your favor!

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