Hey guys today I just wanted to pop in and discuss some non-traditional outdoor wedding locations that you may have never thought of! I LOVE weddings and receptions with an outdoor component. A lot of traditional wedding venues do have outdoor spaces that they make available to their brides however if you are looking for something a bit more unique here is a list of some spaces that might be nice to consider.
Parks. Where can you get married in a park? Many local and state parks allow for events and are budget friendly! When you are doing your research you want to keep in mind the park rules, the hours, whether there are other events going on at the park on your proposed wedding day, any restrictions on decorations/food/alcohol etc. Keep in mind that parks are open to the public so you will not completely be able to control other people from looking in on your event. Also find out whether there is a pavilion on site or if they allow for a tent to be set up in case of inclement weather.
Gardens. Do some research to see if there are special gardens in the town where you are looking to get marries. Whether it is a Botanical Garden, a local rose garden or a gorgeous garden in someone’s backyard, the location would make a great place for a wedding. If it is a specialty garden, you want to make sure that the peak season for the blossoms matches up with your proposed wedding date. Having gorgeous blooms as a natural backdrop to your event can save you money in your flower and decor budget.
Campgrounds. Campgrounds are essentially a park however it may provide more flexibility in the hours that your guests can stay to celebrate with you. It also provides the opportunity to forego the hotel rooms and have your guests camp out with you for your wedding weekend. Camping does not have to mean pitching a tent (although that is always fun). Some camp grounds provide small rustic cabins that your guests could rent. Just make sure that you research the options and make sure that there is something available that is suitable for all of your guests.
Waterfalls. Do your research. This can make for a lovely and intimate setting for your wedding however make sure that you check out the waterfall first and determine that it is accessible for you and your guests.
Barns. They provide a great blank canvas for you to get creative with and can be dressed up for the most formal occasion or can go back to their farm roots with the rustic, natural beauty. Once you set on a location, visit it often to get a feel for how it looks and feels during different times of the day. Also take into consideration whether the barn has lighting, running water and bathrooms. Remember that this is not only about your wedding and vision but it is about keeping your guests comfortable while they celebrate with you.