Outdoor Wedding Venues
Outdoor weddings are lovely because nature provides all of the decorations you need. Gardens, farms, and beaches provide picturesque backdrops without much effort. However, it can be difficult to find an outdoor venue that doesn’t have a rustic or country vibe. If you want an outdoor wedding, but aren’t a fan of mason jars for décor, check out these unconventional spaces that you can transform into the wedding venue of your dreams.
Tie the Knot in a Romantic Garden
If you prefer to create a custom experience without restrictions, find an outdoor garden for your special day. Brides can take advantage of the elegance and romance of an outdoor location without relying on the same theme as every other couple.
Set up your seating, flowers, and decorations in a traditional Asian garden, or seek out a traditional English garden for a Victorian ceremony. Customize your outdoor wedding venue in a location that allows you to create the ceremony of your dreams by choosing external vendors for an out-of-the-box experience.
Let your guests know early that your venue is outdoors, so they’ll know to bring sensible shoes or a wrap to keep warm after the sun sets. If the location has a pond or lake nearby, consider hiring a lifeguard to keep everyone safe.
Get Married on the 18th Hole
If you and your intended love golf, then combine your passion with your wedding celebration. Golf courses are already situated in some of the most spectacular locations in the world. The scenic vistas and lush greenery provide a perfect backdrop for you to say “I do”.
Resort courses like the Arizona Biltmore host large, complicated events all year round, so the staff and services are definitely up to the task of a wedding. Everything you need for a spectacular ceremony and reception is easily at hand. Most courses have event planners on staff to make your arrangements go smoothly. All of the elements for a large party already exist like chairs, parking, catering, wait staff, and a liquor license.
It is a good idea to communicate clearly before the wedding if guests will need to pack their clubs and shoes. For a large wedding party, plan the tee schedule and pairings as thoughtfully as the seating arrangements so that everyone can enjoy their time together.
Book your Wedding in a Cave
Adventurous couples will love the novelty of getting married in a cave. The unique location will be unforgettable, and the crystalline stalactites provide a remarkable setting for photos. Your guests will enjoy a constant cool temperature with no fear of rain dousing your event, and the acoustics are perfect so everyone can hear the wedding march. Once you fill it with decorative lights, candles, and flowers, you’ll treasure the memories from your spelunking ceremony.
Underground caves exist from coast to coast, and many are accessible to all and available for event rental. If you choose a location in a state or national park, you can be sure it will be fitted with stairs and handrails. You’ll also get a free side of history with your unique location. The Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, Kentucky was an underground night club in the 1930s and retains the original bandstand and bar. Legend has it that the Bridal Cave in the Ozarks hosted Native American weddings in the 1800s. Canada has ice caves that will accommodate a couple with adventurous hearts who want to jump a crevasse together, but not many guests will make the cut.
Be sure to declare the underground location up front so that guests understand the conditions. Your dress code might be a bit more relaxed to avoid twisted ankles on slippery surfaces. If you choose a remote cavern for the ceremony, be aware that seating and accommodations may require significant planning.
Choose an out of the ordinary wedding venue to make your big day even more memorable. Get married underwater, or while floating in a hot air balloon. Choose an old airplane hangar or a covered bridge. An unconventional space lets you transform it into any theme you want, and many locations have wedding coordinators on hand to make your celebration one of a kind.
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