When you envision your wedding reception venue, do you picture a romantic scene of twinkling lights under the starlight night sky?
Every bride who dreams of an outdoor wedding or reception shares a similar vision. Unfortunately, when your special day arrives, Mother Nature may not have gotten the memo.
This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pursue your dream of an al fresco celebration. It just means you should choose wisely when selecting an outdoor Utah wedding reception venue.
Consider What Could Go Wrong with an Outdoor Wedding Reception
Think about your worst-case scenarios for an outdoor event.
It could rain, of course, or snow. It could be windy or freezing cold. It could be buggy, or the ground could be muddy. Northern Utah could get hit with a heat wave.
If you choose to hold your outdoor wedding reception in a park or another semi-public place, you may have to deal with interruptions from strangers or noise from competing events.
Even if you choose a family member’s back yard as your venue, you could run into similar problems. And then there’s the parking conundrum…
Develop Contingency Plans – Just in Case
Now that you have your worst-case list, you can start to think about contingency plans.
For example, you could have pop-ups or tents at the ready, in case of rain. You could rent fans in the event of a heat wave. You could use a large tent with wall panels to keep out wind and bugs. You could even provide your guests with slip-on booties to protect their shoes if it’s wet.
The only problem with all of this is the potential cost. On one hand, it’s important to be prepared for anything that could go wrong. On the other hand, you could end up with 200 pairs of unused booties.
What’s a bride to do?
Choose an Outdoor Wedding Reception Venue with Contingencies in Place
If you choose a Utah wedding venue that offers both indoor and outdoor options, you may not have to worry about all the “what-ifs.”
A dedicated venue with both indoor and outdoor areas will allow you to enjoy your dream reception under the stars, but you will also have the ability to move the party indoors, if need be.
You and your guests won’t have to worry about traipsing through the mud or dealing with a rowdy family barbecue in the park. With convenient parking, lovely restroom facilities and plenty of tables and chairs, you will enjoy the best of both worlds.
Aspen Landing, located in Taylorsville UT, offers this perfect combination of indoor and outdoor options. When you book your wedding or reception with us, you have full – and exclusive – use of the gardens and the expansive indoor spaces. Our facility was custom built to meet the needs of brides and grooms with style and affordability.
Contact us today to speak to a wedding coordinator, and to learn more about our perfect Utah outdoor wedding reception venue.