(Closed) Please Help Staging Our Outdoor Venue? (w/ pics)

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What about having the ceremony space on the other side of the arch (basically anywhere between the arch and the trestle) and using the arch as the “entrance” to the ceremony space? You can set up entrance-type things (programs, maybe fans or waterbottles since it will probably be HOT) on the farther side of the arch, which help guide your guests through the arch instead of walking around it.

And then if you have a cocktail hour, it can be on the other side of the arch (closer to the house) while the ceremony space is flipped to become the reception space…?

Also, is that a wishing well I see in the background of the second picture? Awesome photo opps!

Post # 4
46408 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


My first thought is to use old doors. The brick arch would be hidden and used as a support for the doors.

these grand old church doors are amazing

I saw this pic and thought bookcases might be an alternative idea given your academic credentials. This one is too frou-frou for me but I would see it done in a toned down manner.

I love this blackboard done on a grand scale


Post # 6
46408 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KatyC:  If your photographers are shooting at ground level, the trestle will not be visible if the doors are closed.

Post # 7
2 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have some old doors and also a wall that we built for our outdoor wedding in September (in North Alabama). I made the wall big enough so that when I started walking towards the ceremony no one could see me until I got to the back of the aisle. My wedding was very vintage/rustic themed. Here is the link to where I have pictures of things from the wedding for sale. We also have a vintage/antique iron arbor/arch that we are also selling.


Post # 8
5 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

@KatyC Hi there Katy! I’m actually looking for something similar – and actually we have a similar story! I was wondering if you’d be willing to tell me what that venue might be – as I’m near the end of my rope with picking a venue and trying to save money! If you don’t want to divulge, I understand – but I’d love the help! Thanks.



Post # 9
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble

Auburn, that is FANTASTIC!!!

You’ve got me inspired to talk to FH about this, especially since I would be coming from the back of the house, and around the pool. Which is separated from the backyard by a waist high fence and gazebo.

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