(Closed) Wedding location in a public setting

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I am not, but I went to a wedding at a public bay and it was a little hard to hear since the park was packed and had several other parties next to the ceremony. Rude people next to the ceremony even turned music on during a good part of it Frown .. but i guess thats what happens .. its a public place afterall.

Post # 4
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Friends of our got married on a public beach on the 4th of July.  A little boy hit the bride with his ball as she walked down the aisle.  People played music during the ceremony.  Two drunk guys continued a game of horseshoes a few feet away.   I sat on the end of our row and there were people in lawn chairs less than 3 feet away from me, watching the ceremony.   It was hard to hear and I felt like, from a guest perspective, that the wedding lacked intimacy. 

I’m sure you can pull it off, but this experience gave my Fiance and I a lot to think of when we started planning and we chose a private venue. 

Post # 5
2634 posts
Sugar bee

We’re having our ceremony in a park, but it’s fairly secluded location so I’m really hoping no one bothers us!

Post # 6
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I went to a wedding at a semi-private venue – it’s a historic house with an attached visitor’s center, and they had only rented the house.  The reception was great, but during the ceremony in the garden there were a bunch of little kids watching from inside with their noses pressed to the windows.  Kinda weird, but we couldn’t hear them and I doubt the bride and groom noticed at all.  I would say that being separated physically is pretty important, even if it’s by a low wall or trees or bushes, just something symbolic to say us here, you there.  And the longer the ceremony is, the more likely it is that something will go wrong!

Post # 7
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m having a ceremony in a public park, but it is relatively secluded. I’m hoping the vendors setting up will discourage most people.

But another friend of mine got married in a public location. People walked by and stared (two women getting married), but it wasn’t a big deal.

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