Post # 1
i just recently starting liking the idea of it (family and friends all going camping? who wouldnt love that??) but I cant seem to picture it in my head…
anyone have ideas/websites/examples of a wedding that took/takes place at a campground???
Post # 3
I’ve never head of this, but it sounds AWESOME!!!! Mmmm smores…. A few photos I’ve found:
Umm dude, this wedding location was in upstate NY! So close to you!
This one is in CA:
Post # 4
@bakerella: OMG! that first pic is awesome!!! i could so see FH and I taking a pic like that with our bms and gms… ahhh! the wheels are turning now! lol thanks! 😉
Post # 5
One thing I would have LOVED to have done (and didn’t, darn it!) is to rent a summer camp as a wedding venue. This way, you have the outdoor camping aspect, beautiful settings, and LOTS of things to do! The cabins are all there, everything is all set.
Post # 6
@MamaHusky3: I know!!! I love it!!! Someone was telling me about a campground in Orlando where all the trailers are old airstreams, etc, that would be awesome for a wedding! Maybe you should have a Destination Wedding 😉 I have a 1973 Winnebago I could sell you, it has all 2009 parts now, LOL! It’s also been in one wedding now so it has experience 😉
Post # 7
Darling Husband and I had a campground wedding! We loved it! It was so relaxed and fun, we had bbq food, an outdoor dance floor/stage, our alter decor was two white picket fences, and a good majority of our guests stayed the night and camped out!
Post # 8
To me, they look like any wedding that’s in a beautiful outdoor space. I had some friends get married along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon and there was a big meadow for the ceremony overlooking the river and everyone sat on blankets. For the reception, there was a stone building that held the buffet. There was no formal seating for the buffet, everyone just pulled up a seat wherever. They had booked a group campground area that had all of these amenities which were private.
Post # 9
you ladies are convincing me!!!! omg!! i love all the ideas…
coconutmellie this is what got me to thinking bout it, cuz i loved the idea of making our wedding a weekend event but we would need an inexpensive way to do it, and FH and I have been thinking of doing a cabin-getaway honeymoon and that made it think today, what about a campground wedding?? there’s so much you can do with friends and families there…i love the idea of it but definitely need some help envisioning it!! 🙂
bakerella thats awesome! i will definitely keep you in mind on that offer…we still have a long way to go for the wedding and right now i’m just gathering ideas 🙂
sizzle awesome!! i would love it and really appreciate it if you could share some pics!! 🙂
Post # 10
Sounds so fun! I say go for it unless you have a bunch of prissy people in your family.
@bakerella: Those Airstream parks are popping up all over the place. My parents sold their 1960’s Airstream to a man who wanted to open one in England.
Post # 11
@Mrs.LetsGoPens: That’s awesome! Darling Husband desperately wants one. I love our Winnebago but it has it’s drawbacks. Something towable would be really fun, and come on, Airstreams are just cool! I’d totally love to own a trailer park if it was a cool one like that!!!
Post # 12
i’ve been googling and searching and found some ‘wedding in the woods’ ideas….
i love this wedding:
of course, i’d do the details differently but its the overall feel awesome??
oh and side note, i expressed to my mom bout the idea of a wedding out in the woods and sent her some pics of examples and she seems on the fence… booo… 🙁 she feels some of our family won’t wanna come cuz of ticks and bugs and stuff…. ugh! i’m not asking everyone to go hiking or whatnot…. 🙁 she was like, ‘but its a good thing that your finding different wedding ideas. usually everyone in our family does the church wedding” um. yes. i know this. all the more to make my wedding unique to fit FH and I’s personalities. ugh…whats more is that because my mom reacted this way, i feel the rest of my family will probably react the same….and that it’d be so out of the ‘norm’ they’ll be more distracted with that fact than just enjoying the wedding itself…. boooo…
anyways, we still got a ways to go to plan so i’m still not scratching this idea of the table… lol 🙂
Post # 13
I really really REALLY wanted to do our wedding at a camp (like summer camp – with cabins – not tent camping). But we would have had to rent out the entire camp and I just couldn’t afford it. Having the camp for an entire weekend (complete with canoeing, ropes course, etc…) would have been so much for! But, alas, our wedding will have at least 300 guests (the boy works for our church so we feel like we need to invite the whole congregation) and it was just not feasible.
Post # 14
We wanted very much to do a camping wedding in the woods. But it was a complicated search! The biggest drawback was that most of the sleeping arrangements were bunk bed or dorm style at summer camps. Most of our friends are 30+ and coupled/married, older relatives might have had problems with the overly rustic location, and almost half our guest list was coming from far away (far out of state), and many would want comfortable bedding after traveling.
We compromised by finding (after a loooonnng search) venues that offered a nice outdoor location, but more private sleeping arrangements. The one we ended up choosing had a combination of fancier B&B style rooms, economical motel-style rooms, and not-so-rustic cabins near the lake. It ended up being pricier than we wanted, but still far less than it would have cost us in the city. (And cheaper than some of the campgrounds I contacted!)
Here is my venue research list (for upstate New York and New England), for anyone interested in a woodland or outdoorsy wedding!
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- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
I am so thankful I found this thread! My fiancee and I are getting married in the woods, too! Isn’t it such a fun idea! : ) And I may be partial, but I think our wooded weddings will be held in the most beautiful venue ever: the great out-of-doors!