(Closed) Hot weather with no air at the venue:(

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
9086 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I originally wanted an outdoor ceremony/reception with 90 degree weather…. until I stood at my ceremony for 25 minutes in 90 degree full on sun.

I was so thankful to have an air conditioned reception.

I’d suggest to bring in fans. People + the heat, it’s going to get hot and stuffy. 

Post # 4
5189 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@SaraLynne024:  words of wisdom: do not book a non-air conditioned venue in August! C’mon now…

Post # 5
8433 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Lots of fans, ice…do they rent portable air conditioners?

Post # 7
46452 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@SaraLynne024:  Rather than give you “words of wisdom”about not renting a venue that is not air conditioned, let’s focus on what you can do that might be helpful.

Rent some fans and rent or buy some large galvanized tubs. Order blocks of ice. Place the ice filled buckets of ice and water in front of the fans.

Also check to see if anyone rents swamp coolers in your area.

Post # 8
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I went to a wedding in June where it was 100+ degrees outside, an entirely outdoor wedding, little shade and no air conditioning.   I was dying and I actually ended up feeling sick by the end of the night.  So as a courtesy to guests make sure to provide fans, shade if part of it will be outside (you can rent umbrellas), and plenty of ice water wherever people will be (before the ceremony, at that location, at the reception location, etc.). 


Post # 9
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

rent some large fans? that’s all I got.

Post # 10
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@SaraLynne024:  i would seriously look into renting large fans for the venue.  you do not want your guests to be uncomfortable.

Post # 11
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I feel your pain. we are getting married in Wisconsin in a back yard and its projected to be super hot. Definitely not the norm but what can we do. We have a tent and its on a hillside so there should be a good breeze. And there are lots of trees so pretty shaded. 

Ive been emailing and texting everyone to dress casually – capris for the women, nice shorts for the guys, sandals, flip flops, etc. 

And I’m going to freeze bottles of water the night before and put them in tubs near the ceremony area. 

Post # 12
1522 posts
Bumble bee

@SaraLynne024:  provide fans, some type of shade if possible refreshments

Post # 13
7720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@SaraLynne024:  OK I’ve looked up your weather forecast and it says 98 degrees, 50% humidity for Minneapolis. I’m not sure what 50% humidity means. What I can tell you is that an evaporative cooler (also called a swamp cooler) is wonderful when it’s a “dry heat”, but no better than a fan when it’s a “humid heat”. As far as I can tell 50% humidity is kind of in between. Which means that renting a swamp cooler(s) is probably a good idea. (Perhaps talk to someone in the know in your city to get a better idea). Failing that, rent some large fans. And have lots of cold water.

Post # 15
3638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@julies1949:  This is a very, very good idea. Putting the ice in front of the fans will help immensely. 

Also, make sure you have really easily accessible water, even if you want to pass out bottled water at the ceremony (if it is also not air coned).

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