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One of the most intimate and beautiful wedding venues is the outdoors. In the spring or summer, this can be the perfect setting for a couple that wants to exchange vows surrounded by nature.

Choosing the Setting

The weather is, of course, one of the most important things to consider. You will want a beautiful day rather than picking a time during the rainy season. Choosing a place that is large enough to accommodate everyone that will be attending is another consideration. Often people choose a place that also includes a building with restroom facilities. In the event, the weather would change drastically, the wedding can be moved indoors.

When planning an outdoor wedding, you can include everything from arbors to a wedding path surrounded by flowers. Tents and/or canopies offer cover for the wedding as well as a place for a band to play. This also provides a place for guests to sit. This is why companies such as Zmetra Clear Span Structures offer products such as a high peak tension tent. A portable floor can be rented for dancing as uneven ground is not conducive to dancing.


The backdrop of nature offers a beautiful setting for photographs of your wedding. Make sure and find someone who has the right equipment and has experience taking outdoor photos. The lighting setting will differ from photos taken indoors. Different shots of the wedding ceremony with the bride and groom and guests that attend will need to be captured. The wedding pictures are very important as they are something the couple will cherish for many years.

The Reception

If your reception is going to be outdoors as well, you will need a place for food to be set up. Will the reception be catered? Will it be a sit-down dinner or a buffet? You may either choose to set up a small open bar or you could have a beer and wine bar. Another option is to have waiters serve drinks at particular times, such as at the start of the reception, during the meal, and a few more times throughout the evening.

Planning is crucial to an outdoor wedding. With the right venue, it can be a beautiful event. The setting can even be an inspiration for a theme.