There’s a reason why summer is outdoor wedding season, as there’s nothing quite like the blend between a natural backdrop and your friends and family dressed in their finest. Of course, choosing the right venue for your nuptials is a major decision, and not all outdoor gathering spaces are created equal, which is why you need a discerning eye to get exactly what you want on your special day. Here are a few pivotal selling points to look for when you’re searching for an outdoor wedding venue.
1. A built-in backup plan
Whether rain is in the forecast or oppressive heat, knowing that you have a backup plan at another area of the venue or a place to set up a tent will give you peace of mind that your ceremony and reception will continue as you planned.
2. Emphasize the surrounding scenery
The grounds of the wedding venue will make a huge impact on your decision, whether they feature well-manicured gardens or a spectacular view of the surrounding scenery. When choosing one of these locales, it’s important that you have the ability to feature the scenery in your wedding preparations to make for some unforgettable photo opportunities.
3. Plan on guest comfort
Outdoor weddings don’t have the advantage of air conditioning and other creature comforts, so when you’re planning your ceremony, it’s vital to incorporate items like parasols, misters and plenty of shade so your guests can make it through especially hot days. A good selling point to look for in a wedding venue is to see whether they can provide a beverage station for those sweltering summer days.
4. Sound projection
It may seem like a secondary concern, but if your guests can’t hear your vows, they’ll be missing out. When choosing an outdoor venue, pay special attention to the acoustics of the area and how your voices will project. This may help you decide whether you’d like to bring in additional audio equipment or opt for a space that has a more intimate feel.
If you’re thinking about an outdoor wedding, make sure you visit The Park Savoy Estate first! With its exquisite & private bridal suite, ballroom boasting details only seen in the great mansions of Newport, and a view unparalleled in the area, we can help you craft the wedding of your dreams at any time of the year!