What You Need to Consider When Choosing Your Outdoor Wedding Venue

Destination weddings, highly personalized weddings, weddings that hold something surprising — these are the descriptors for today’s weddings. Many brides are opting to hold their wedding ceremony outside the church walls and create an event that will be uniquely their own. An outdoor wedding venue is one way to achieve this kind of specialty celebration, but there are things to keep in mind when planning a wedding ceremony in the beautiful outdoors.

Mother Nature Can Be Unpredictable

One of the challenges in using an outdoor wedding venue is that it is outdoors. And that means there are forces of nature that can be unpredictable. Wind, heat and ease of access are just a few of these potentially complicating issues. These things shouldn’t deter you from exploring wonderful outdoor sites, but you will need to take them into consideration.
Most experts suggest visiting a chosen location at the very time you propose to hold your ceremony. In this way you’ll know if there is an evening breeze, a glaring sun, if bugs and flying insects are a problem, etc. None of these issues are insurmountable, but you need a plan for dealing with them. Above all, you need to have a plan in case of an unexpected storm.

Outside Is a Destination

While destination weddings in exotic locales certainly are popular, they also tend to limit who can attend your celebration. If you yearn for a wedding with a destination feel but want to include grandma and grandpa and other significant people in your life, an outdoor wedding venue can give you that.

Other Things to Consider

When choosing your outdoor wedding venue there are practical considerations, too. Are there sufficient restroom facilities? Can you easily transition from ceremony to reception? Is there easy access? Look for a location that offers adequate outdoor space along with the amenities you need and a quick plan B in case weather intrudes. Backyard weddings, for example, need to be able to accommodate parking, seating, the reception and a last minute change of plan to indoors if a storm comes in.

Mosaic Life Care Journey Life Center

If you’ve never checked us out before, we invite you to take a look at our attractive outdoor space at the Life Center at our Shoal Creek location. The Life Center is easily accessible from three major highways, has close parking, soothing water features, ample outdoor areas and all the necessities for accommodating a group. You could easily be married outside, offer a terrific outside cocktail time and then move indoors for a reception with dinner and dancing. We have everything you need. And should you, for any reason, need to switch to plan B, you can do it all in the very same location. Come take a look and call us today for a free consultation.