The Top 5 Reasons to Choose an Outdoor Wedding Venue

A bride and groom stroll through the Rough & Ready Vineyards

Tiffany Tullgren

November 9, 2021

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Where are you getting married?
This is one of the most common questions you will receive upon announcing your engagement, and it’s not so easy to answer. Your venue will set the tone, look, and feel of your wedding, so it’s a crucial decision.
The view, facilities, and accessibility of your wedding venue are some of the top factors to consider. But with the ongoing health crisis, safety is another important consideration. You can tick all of these boxes when you choose to have an outdoor wedding.
In this article, we rounded up the top 5 reasons why an outdoor venue is the perfect choice for you.

#1: Fresh air

A gentle breeze on a sunny day certainly helps set the mood for a dreamy wedding. After several months of being cooped up inside our houses, getting fresh air is a need, not a want. Take advantage of the naturally beautiful scenery of an outdoor venue. Good air circulation is also a bonus, considering the recommended safety protocols for gatherings like weddings.
The wide-open space of an outdoor location gives off an easygoing and fun vibe that you and your guests will surely enjoy. Compared to a cramped and limited indoor space, an outdoor setting is much more comfortable and flexible.

#2: More space

Another advantage of an outdoor area is the extra space. You’d want most of your friends and family to be present on the most special day of your life, so it would be a pity to cross out many names on your guest list just because of limited space. You can get rid of this worry when you choose an outdoor wedding location.
Additionally, if your guest list includes kids and kids at heart, they will be able to run around and have fun in an outdoor setting. You can even allocate a separate area for your young guests for everyone’s happiness and convenience.

#3: Versatility

So, you have a mental image of what you want your wedding to look like. But you’re worried that the venue won’t be able to live up to your expectations. Worry no more! Outdoor locations can accommodate your vision.
Fairytale-themed weddings are popular now because of our desire to escape the harsh reality of life in a pandemic. But even if you plan to have a traditional black-and-white theme, or want to recreate a unique period in history, you’ll be able to achieve it with an outdoor venue.
Effortlessly pull off a bohemian or tropical theme with a beach backdrop. Nail that rustic-chic or boho-vintage feel at a vineyard. There is a location out there that will not only complement but elevate your wedding aesthetic ideas.

#4: Lower costs

No need to spend a fortune on background design, your outdoor wedding venue already has it covered! The trees and flowers in a garden or hillside venue will also eliminate the need for buying lots of decorative plants.
You’re still free to add personal decorations to make the venue look uniquely yours, but you won’t need to spend as much as you would if the wedding had been indoors. The best part is that you can reallocate the funds to other wedding needs.

#5: Exciting activities

Taking gorgeous wedding photos at your scenic outdoor venue is just the first of many exciting perks that come with the place. A lot of enjoyable activities await you and your guests. For instance, you could go wine-tasting at a vineyard after the ceremony. An outdoor location can also be a perfect site for games, food trucks, barbecues, or roaming musicians. The list is endless!

Why Outdoor Wedding Venues are Trending

The comfort, safety, and satisfaction of your guests are guaranteed in outdoor wedding locations. More than that, you will have less trouble with space, costs, and coordinating the venue with your theme. Plus, you can host a variety of fun activities besides the usual photo booths. In fact, your wedding photos will stand out even more because of your natural decorations and backdrop.
In short, you’ll make your wedding unforgettable with an outdoor venue and enjoy these top 5 benefits:

  1. Fresh air
  2. More space
  3. Versatility
  4. Lower costs
  5. and exciting activities!

As a family-owned vineyard, Rough & Ready Vineyards operates on 16 acres in Nevada County, in Northern California. In recent years, as couples began looking for barn wedding venues, we started to become a popular outdoor wedding site for rustic styled celebrations, complete with mason jars and shabby chic décor. Call or text us at 530-432-7375 to schedule your complimentary guided tour of our outdoor wedding venue.

We’d love to help you plan your wedding day, your way, at Rough & Ready Vineyards!

Have you been looking for picturesque wedding venues in Northern California that are affordable and flexible with packages, vendors, and bar requirements? Maybe you want a relaxed and easy weekend, so you can enjoy every memorable moment with everything in one location. Learn more by choosing an option below:

Tiffany Tullgren

Written by Tiffany Tullgren

As Venue Manager for the Rough & Ready Vineyards, Tiffany has a genuine love and passion for planning and organizing weddings. She shares, “Being able to create memories that will last a lifetime for you and your guests is so rewarding. I enjoy making your dream wedding day come true!” Tiffany specializes in personalizing wedding services for each client and handling stressful event situations with grace.

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