(Closed) Debate over Outdoor Ceremony Space

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Where would you recommend the ceremony to be at?
    Under the gazebo : (9 votes)
    30 %
    Under the tree : (21 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We had our wedding in a location similar to the second one you posted, with guests seated in an open field. It was totally fine. The only thing I can think of is that with the first option (gazebo), anyone in any kind of footwear/wheelchair/crutches/whatever can pretty easily get to their seat, since there’s a paved path. The second venue may require that women remove their 5-inch stilettos temporarily . . . but as long as that’s not an issue, it should be fine. Beautiful tree, btw!

    I’m assuming that if it rains, there’s a covered venue option? 

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I honestly just like the tree a lot more. It looks more unique and organic. The other is very manicured. Then again, the different lengths of the grass might have something to do with that too.

    What time is the ceremony? In either one, your guests would be in direct sunlight in the afternoon. Also, consider the way they face so that if you are doing it in the evening, that the sun isn’t in your or their eyes. 

    Post # 6
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    8424 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Oh my I like them both but I voted for the gazebo b/c of the water view but I really don’t think you can go wrong on either one!

     

    I don’t think the tree needs anything thou…so you would save on the fact that you don’t need any flowers but I think if you do the gazebo you might want to a a few flowers around it. I think you have a hard choice b/c they are both so lovely!

    Post # 7
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    6 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I vote the tree! that is beautiful!!!!!

    Post # 8
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    5271 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    The tree!

    We had a similar set up for our outdoor ceremony – they had this little gazebo/ arch thing that all the other couples got married at, and I thought it was sooo ugly & wanted to get married under the trees. So glad we did!  

    Post # 9
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    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Personally, the tree for me. I don’t like the gazebo, it’s too plain for me. I think the tree would be gorgeous and you could get some great pictures out of it!

    Post # 10
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    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Definitely the tree. It’s GORGEOUS. I mean, either way your guests are sitting with nothing over them, so I think guest comfort-wise, it’s exactly the same. I think in terms of scenery, the tree wins. I agree with you about gazebos, they’re not always my cup of tea 😉

    FWIW, we got married with trees as a backdrop, although not one huge gorgeous one like yours. We were using the tall vase arrangements for our reception, so we just brought them over for the ceremony first and got double the use out of them 😉

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I prefer the gazebo, if the tree was higher with different shaped branches i would say yes for the tree, but it just  a bit low and plain and in september will have less leaves

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