Here’s to long days, short dresses, and a happily ever after
There’s something magical about getting married in the summer. Maybe it’s the warm weather that sets the perfect mood. Or the beautiful blue backdrop of a clear sky. Maybe it’s the more relaxed pace of the season. No wonder summer is the most popular season of all for weddings!
While a summer wedding will provide you and your guests with an enchanting experience, it can also bring challenges. In this article, we’ll give you ideas on some unique venues, and tips on how to plan the perfect event. You’ll see how to protect your wedding investment against the unexpected too. So sit back, relax, and let your imagination wander — to the summer wedding of your dreams.
8 Unique Summer Wedding Venues
1. A Barn or Ranch
Perfect for couples who are looking for a romantic yet rustic vibe. Think lanterns, string lights, hay stacks, bouquets of wildflowers, and you’ll be on your way to creating a boho-chic wedding of your dreams. With the right location guests could enjoy special accommodations, horseback riding or boat rides at an onsite lake.
2. A Vineyard
A vineyard is a truly mesmerizing option in summertime. It offers you an idyllic setting for photographs, with neat rows of grapevines and rolling landscapes. Of course, you can serve your guests libations right from the source at your reception or even give out bottles of wine as favors.
3. A Public Park
Parks are highly underrated as a venue for your wedding ceremony, and yet they can provide some of the most beautiful, natural backdrops you’ll ever find for your special day. A park is ideal for a more intimate wedding. Just remember that you may need to apply for a permit for your event. Once the ceremony is over, you can head to a nearby hotel or restaurant for your reception.
4. A Conservatory/Greenhouse
This venue enables you to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside surrounded by flowers, fountains, manicured lawns and tree-lined paths. You won’t need to add extra decorations and will have no worries about a rain-out. Conservatories and greenhouses work well for daytime and nighttime events. Finding one with flowers and wall vines creates harmony between the outdoors and indoors contributing further to the overall beauty.
5. A Summer Fair or Carnival
Are you and your guests summer-fun-loving or young-at-heart? Consider holding your more casual wedding and reception on the grounds of a local fair or carnival. Yes, you read that right. A carnival with rides, corndogs, cotton candy, and everything else. Many fair venues have buildings you could rent out and might welcome the extra income. Kids you’ve invited are bound to have tons of fun and just think of all the photo ops. For ambitious couples, you could even transform an outdoor space into a carnival with the proper permits and equipment. If this suits your style, your wedding is bound to be one of the most memorable of all for your family and guests.
6. An Urban Rooftop
Summer brings a calmness that makes it the perfect season for an impressive rooftop wedding. Cityscapes can be just as spectacular as landscapes, and depending on which city, you may have less worry about strong winds, rain, or snow putting a damper on your day. Practically the only thing you’ll need to worry about is choosing which breathtaking angle you’ll want to feature in your photographs.
7. A Boat/Yacht
For those who adore the water and are planning a smaller wedding, a boat or small yacht would be a great idea for your summer wedding. Invite your closest friends and family onto one for a few hours of relaxation and escape the hustles of the mainland while you say your ‘I do’s’. Another idea would be to have your ceremony on the water and your reception at a local yacht club. This is a great way for your guests to celebrate your day (or night) on the water.
8. A Destination Wedding
Summers are an awesome time for destination weddings, with a beach paradise as your backdrop. Chances are your guests are already planning a vacation of some sort; why not give them a special reason to celebrate? For this one, you should try to plan as far in advance as possible so you can get the venue of your choice and also give your guests plenty of notice so they can plan to spend their vacation with you.
Why WedSafe Makes the Best Wedding Partner, Besides Your Best Man
When it comes to weddings, WedSafe knows how important it is to protect them. They offer coverage to ensure that whatever goes wrong during your summer dream day, you have some peace of mind with liability and cancellation/postponement coverage. They provide:
- Multiple policy options & coverage amounts
- Affordable rates – often less than the cost of your cake
- Prompt reimbursement after verification of claims
- Flexible schedule, allowing you to secure coverage as late as the day of your wedding
- Technical expertise and experience in dealing with wedding emergencies
If summer is your season, with all the tips provided here, you should be able to plan an unforgettable wedding celebration – for all the right reasons. Remember that one of the most important things you can do when planning your summer wedding is to protect your wedding investment … whether you choose a barn, a park, or a conventional hall. Visit WedSafe.com to see how they can protect you and your big day, just as they have protected so many couples for decades.