If you are looking at outdoor wedding venues, you have come to the right place. We are Tarrant Events Center, serving the Greater Fort Worth area, but even if you are not in the Fort Worth area, our suggestions in this article will help you with your search.
Five tips to help you in your search
We could give you twenty tips for searching for the best outdoor wedding venue, but space only allows us to give you five in this article:
- Ask for referrals at each venue site
- Pay close attention to the lighting
- Consider all the spaces you will need
- Consider a contingency plan in case of inclement weather
- Easy access, good parking, and smooth traffic flow
Let’s look at each of these briefly!
Ask for referrals at each venue site
This is a no-brainer! Any wedding venue should be happy to provide you with referrals from people who have had weddings there in the past. Ask for them and follow up on them.
Pay close attention to lighting
What would a wedding be without wedding photos? How is the lighting at each outdoor wedding venue you visit? Is it too shaded? Is it too sunny? Take some outdoor photos at each site when you visit and you be the judge.
Consider all the spaces you will need
What are you going to need? Do you need a chapel setting? Do you need an area for a live band? Dancing area? A bar? Where are people going to eat at the reception? These are details which can make or break a wedding and reception.
What if it rains? What are you going to do? It’s not like Mother Nature is just going to guarantee a nice day for your wedding. Seriously, what is your back-up plan if it rains? At Tarrant Events Center, we offer not only an indoor wedding venue but over an acre of outdoor wedding venue as well. In other words, we’ve got you covered at Tarrant Events Center.
It’s a romantic notion to have your wedding in some majestic natural setting, but that setting is also a pain in the patoote to get to. Try to find an outdoor wedding venue which is close to major access roads. For instance, Tarrant Events Center is located at North Loop 820 and Highway 377, easily accessible in the Fort Worth area. You will also want to pay attention the parking area at each venue, and is overflow parking available like it is at Tarrant Events Center? You don’t want your guests shuttling into the site from a half-mile away.
Our #1 Tip in choosing an outdoor wedding venue
Here it is! Commit this one to memory.
Start planning early on, at least a year in advance. There are going to be hiccups along the way in your planning. There will be unavoidable problems. Planning early gives you the time to adjust and find solutions. It also allows you to find the best price from among many affordable wedding venues.
Check us out . . . Tarrant Events Center . . . the Gold Standard for outdoor wedding venues.