Post # 1
I rather have an outdoor wedding than one in a church, but I am afraid of completely trusting the weather. Does anyone have suggestions for ceremony sites that are outdoors but under some sort of shelteer/have a indoor backup option??
Post # 3
@kmlou: I know with the Botanical Gardens you can add a backup option.
Post # 4
I am having an outoor ceremony and I do have a back up plan. In the words of my very wise wedding planner “those with a back-up plan rarely have to use it. Those without one are usually out of luck.”
Our back up plan is a tent with chandeliers on the garden area. If that isn’t in your budget you could look into indoors locations at the same venue that might be a possible option.
Where is your wedding?
Post # 5
@Treejewel19: Right now I haven’t narrowed down venues at all. I just know that it will be in the St. Louis area for sure. The wedding is about two years out from now still, so I have some time to keep on figuring out my options. I know there are some “shelter” type places too, like the World’s Fair Pavillion at Forest Park, so I am keeping that kind of option in mind as well.
Post # 6
Be careful with the World’s Fair Pavillion during windy months. I know there are some kind of shutters/doors available, but without them it becomes a sort of wind tunnel. Still have nightmares of a wedding/reception set up where the glass fish bowls & mirrors were being blown off tables. Needless to say, we didn’t stick around after the ceremony.
Definitely check the St. Louis Parks website http://www.co.st-louis.mo.us/ParksandRecreation/PicnicsBanquetsWeddings
Post # 7
I always wanted an outside wedding but Fiance does not trust the weather at all, so the Jewel Box was the closest that i was able to get, definetly look into it.
Also, I know the botanical gardens, I believe the Larimore plantaion does, and also most wineries around the STL area have locations inside where a ceremony can be held due to inclement weather. O I forgot also about the Piper palm house, there is an option for either outdoors or indoors, we actually toured this place but ended up going with the jewel box.