Half-open/ half-closed venue in November–HELP!

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
4692 posts
Honey bee

 Too cold 

Post # 3
1039 posts
Bumble bee

Way too cold. Sorry.

Post # 4
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

That’s way too cold for something not fully insulated.

Post # 5
344 posts
Helper bee

I live an hour south of Asheville, it would be way too cold.

Post # 6
2498 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

nope, too cold 

Post # 7
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2022 - Maui

Can you talk to the venue about getting heaters between the tables, or better yet, getting them to put you in touch with another former November bride to see what they thought? Maybe find a local FB group and pose the question to them to see if anyone has attended a wedding there during this time?

Post # 8
7978 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

It looks beautiful, but that sounds downright awful. I assume when you say the temperatures were 30-50 that the HIGH was 50, low was 30. The high will happen at 2pm ish, and it just goes downhill from there. That means when people are eating dinner it could be 30F, which is below freezing! Even if each table had a personal heater, that is wayyyy to cold for a semi-outdoor reception. 

Post # 9
7984 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

 Too cold. You’d need so many heaters they would be all you’d see. 

Post # 10
2601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Is the barn itself in any way climate-controlled? It doesn’t look like it, but it might be more finished than the pictures show. 

Also, is it drafty? If you have the correct kind of space heaters, the barn may be airtight enough to support keeping the temperature more comfortable. The doors to the fireplace area would need to be kept closed, though. Would that ruin the aesthetic for you? 

Post # 11
47421 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

When was the last time you went out for dinner and dancing in a formal dress and asked the venue to turn down the heat to just above freezing?

Having a stone fireplace in a building without walls is like trying to heat all of North Carolina.

Post # 12
44 posts

WAY too cold. I went to an outdoor, fully tented (four walls that connected) evening reception that had heavy-duty heaters in Virginia in April a few years ago and we still left early because of how cold it was (rainy and ~45-50 degrees outside at night). The whole night, there were groups of people standing in front of the heaters, huddling for warmth…and subsequently blocking the heat from being distributed evenly.

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