(Closed) To outdoor? or not to outdoor?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If they have a tent, you can put the walls up on the sides if it rains. You may just want to ask if they have a heater to put in the tent in case the rain causes it to get too cool. We got married outside and had our reception under a tent in September. It poured rain about halfway through dinner. We didn’t end up putting up the walls (no one from the rental company told us how, it wasn’t supplied by our venue), but there were 3 stone walls surrounding the tent anyways, so it was fine. If you’re worried about heat, ask the venue how they’ve dealt with it in the past. Maybe they have some big fans they could set up?

Post # 4
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It never hurts to shop around a little more (you might be surprised and find a place you love more and has a back-up plan). If you love it and nothing else compares, then the weather issue is probably fine – just be sure to provide lots of cold, bottled water. If the venue doesnt have large fans, you can usually rents those from event rental companies if you think you might need them to cool off. You might consider a morning or evening event, rather than the middle of the day when it is hottest. Not sure how accurate they are, but the farmer’s almanac is calling for a really dry season this summer in my area (though I’m not sure if you’ll be able to get that info for 2012 yet.) Also, keep in mind that the guys wont be able to keep their suit jackets on for very long outdoors in the heat and you may want to include that it’s an outdoor reception on your invites so that guests can dress for the weather. 

Post # 5
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you are not on board, continue looking. If choosing this venue doesn’t make you feel comfortable, it won’t be worth worrying about it until August 2012!

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