In Utah, choosing between an indoor or an outdoor wedding and reception can be agonizing.

Many couples dream of celebrating their special day at an outdoor wedding venue, surrounded by the bountiful natural beauty that Utah offers. But, no matter what time of year you plan your wedding, you always face the risk of unexpected bad weather.

Fortunately, you don’t have to give up on your dreams for an outdoor celebration – as long as you have a backup plan in the event that Mother Nature refuses to cooperate on your big day.

Considerations for Planning an Outdoor Wedding & Reception

If you’re committed to an outdoor wedding or reception, you’ll need to decide in advance how you’ll handle a weather issue and plan accordingly.

If you choose a remote location – the top of a mountain, the middle of a large park, etc. – your choices essentially come down to rescheduling your wedding or getting married in the rain, snow, wind or whatever inclement condition happens to strike.

For some couples, this is an acceptable alternative. However, many others would hesitate to consider subjecting themselves and their guests to bad – or potentially unsafe – weather conditions.

Choosing the Right Outdoor Wedding & Reception Venue

In northern Utah, you have countless wedding reception venue options – both indoors and out. If you’re convinced that an indoor event is for you, your search will be easier. If you’re inclined to hold your event outside, however, you must select a venue that fits your contingency plan.

In that case, you’ll want to select an outdoor reception venue that provides the necessary flexibility.

That could mean renting a large tent, heaters or whatever other items you need to protect your party. Or it could mean selecting a venue that will facilitate your event no matter what the weather dishes out.

What to Do If Your Outdoor Wedding Plans Must Change

What if your big day arrives and the weather doesn’t care?

If you’ve chosen the right venue, you and your guests won’t have to worry about the weather, as you’ll be able to move the festivities indoors. You’ll be disappointed, of course, but you can take steps to offset the disappointment of moving your wedding or reception inside.

For example, you can schedule a follow-up appointment with your wedding photographer to take outdoor photos on a nice day. You can also plan your decorations to celebrate the beauty of the outdoors. That way, whether your event takes place inside or out, you can enjoy nature’s beauty.

At Aspen Landing, our event venue is designed to facilitate both indoor and outdoor events. We will assist you in planning your outdoor event in our lush, private garden area but, should nature refuse to cooperate, you won’t have to worry about a thing – we will handle all the necessary work for moving your event indoors.

Whether you plan to have an indoor or an outdoor wedding and reception, contact us today for a private tour of our elegant Taylorsville UT event venue.

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