There’s a reason Alanis Morissette used a rainy wedding day as a metaphor for something inconvenient; because inclement weather is the biggest roadblock for most outdoor weddings. Some brides just don’t want to take the risk; however, outdoor wedding disasters don’t really happen as often as people think, and oftentimes, there’s a backup plan just in case it does happen. In fact, when it comes to outdoor weddings, there are far more pros than cons. Let’s look at a few solid reasons to have an outdoor wedding.
You can stage the outdoors and party tents to create the exact backdrop you want for your wedding reception theme. Outdoor weddings work amazingly well if you’re going with a rustic or country chic theme.
Outdoor weddings – especially in our picturesque surroundings – offer so many amazing photo opportunities. Indoor venues could never replicate the stunning wedding photography taken outdoors at Highland Lake Resort.
Similar to the theme, you have complete freedom to set up your wedding reception tables and seating in the exact style and shape you want to, without having to worry about safety regulations and fire exits. The dance floor can be whatever you want it to be.
For large weddings (up to 125 people) we use a 40’ by 60’ white tent on a level area overlooking the waterfront. While the sides are normally kept open, we always have white and clear sides at the ready in case of rain or wind. We can put these in place in minutes, with the clear sides facing the lake. If severe downpours are predicted, we suggest people plan to wear sensible shoes, and we can provide umbrellas for the 50-foot walk to the restrooms and changing rooms.
Smaller outdoor weddings at the Highland Lake Resort, often held under the trees by the lake, come with a backup plan for bad weather; we have an indoor room overlooking the lake for up to 75 people. This room has a fireplace and 30 feet of windows overlooking the lake front, so nothing will ruin your outdoor wedding.
Even Mother Nature.