(Closed) State Park as a venue

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@jatelynn:  I’m doing this at a local lake’s campground.  There is no shelter but based on our dates chosen there is little chance of rain (fingers crossed).  For the most part,  we are segregated because our event is over 4 adjoining campsites in the park.  That said, there is overlap with the public area (beach) and there is simply nothing I can do about it.  I will have signs that say ‘wedding’ so that it’s clear that the campground isn’t hosting the event for campers and will rely on my wedding party to keep an eye out for randoms meandering up to our buffet line or *gasp* free booze. 

I would check to see what you’re allowed to do for decorations in that particular park.  I was previously going to be in a state park (CA) and they didn’t allow ANY decorations so there was no way to signify to the public that it was a private event. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh and welcome to the pain in the ass that is planning a camping wedding. 😉

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are doing our ceremony at a community park. As for rain, we are hoping we get a good day. It is risky but tents are expensive and are willing to take the chance. Our reception will be at a separate location so that is our back up. 

I assume we will get a few “guests” but as long as they are quiet I don’t mind them sharing our day. It is definitely a cheaper option, we are only spending $200 on our entire ceremony which compared to what we considering, it’s a steal!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you have any other Q’s feel free to ask!  I felt completely alone in this process! 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

My brother recently had his wedding at a park pavilion, it rained, (not like hurricain force rain or anything) just drizzely for part of the day and guests were fine with it. as long as your pavilion is large enough that everyone fits under it easily it will be totally fine. unless you are planning durring hurricaine season that is.

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