(Closed) Wedding at a Summer Camp? Has anyone done this? Ideas Please!

posted 8 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We haven’t rented out a camp, but where we are getting married at (Big Canoe) my fiance didn’t originally want to get married there because he said it sounded too much like a summer camp!


You should definitely ask if you can decorate and if there are stipulations. Like if you can’t hang stuff certain areas, etc. Also you may want to get a quote on chairs, tables, etc anything that won’t be included. You may come out cheaper going somewhere that has a similiar setting but includes some of the things you will need. Also don’t forget you will need to find an officiant.

Post # 4
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

That sounds like a lot of fun! 

You might want to ask about their alcohol policy if you’re planning on having alcohol.  Also if you plan on using (or your caterers using) an onsite kitchen you might want to make sure the gas/electric is going to be on when your there.  I would also be curious about camp fire regulations (i.e., where can you have them etc) and if there are cabins what the beds come with (sheets, blankets etc).


Post # 6
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

One of the Bees, Mrs. Veggie, had a camp wedding!  You should read her blogs from the beginning for inspiration, she had a fun, beautiful wedding!

Post # 7
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

hello, i havent done this before. but i have some ideas for decor.

outdoor weddings are fun and it gives you lots of options for decor, it all depends on your theme or colors.

think about, lithing( if the wedding will be at night)

tables, tent,chairs, possible chair covers, table cloth,hanging decor, centerpiece.

it also gives you the oportunity to DIY lots of things like paper lanterns, paper pomanders,centerpieces, napking rings…..)

Post # 10
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I just photographed a wedding at a camp, and I have to say, as long as you take the time and effort to create an emotion with your decor, then it will be BEAUTIFUL!

The one I shot most recently was okay, could have been better- mainly because the decor fought with the setting.  However, I have worked at summer camps for 7+ years, and have seen events as formal as black tie required turn out magnificently on a budget at them, and have seen summer barbecues that I will remember for the rest of my life simply becuase of the magical settings. 

Camps are the PERFECT place to marry; definitely worth it!  Go for it!!

If you want to talk ideas, or would like to see some inspiration, or need some help deciding on decor- shoot me a message!  I have worked many of these of events at camps, and you will have the time of your life!

Post # 11
1767 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Just wanted to let you know that this totally inspired me- I just contacted a summer camp near me to see if they do weddings!

So this probably goes unsaid but… ITS A GREAT IDEA!!!

Post # 15
6009 posts
Bee Keeper

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