7 Benefits of an Outdoor Wedding

So you’re wondering if an Outdoor Wedding is for you? We’ve come up with a list of the biggest benefits to help make your decision that little bit easier.

1.The World is your oyster

With an outdoor wedding you have the chance to pick any location you want without being restricted by what venues are free on your date. You can pick a location that means something to the both of you whether that be your family home, a local park or an exotic location where you spent your first holiday together.

Outdoor Wedding Location

2. It can be as casual or as formal as you like

You can be as laid back or as formal as you like with an outdoor wedding without feeling bound to the traditional wedding venue conformities. Whether you’re having a festival style BBQ or a traditional sit down meal you have free reign with the dress code.

Outdoor Wedding Festival Style

 3. Money, Money, Money

With an outdoor venue you have ample opportunities to save money on your budget. You can cater the wedding yourself or serve up some family favourites. You can also do a lot of the decor yourself. A growing trend for outdoor weddings is having a food truck or candy station on site – The perfect way to end the night and curb those midnight munchies from all the ‘dancing’.

Budgeting for a wedding

 4. One Word: Entertainment

The entertainment possibilities are endless with an outdoor wedding. Free from the confinements of an indoor venue, you can add countless extras to make your reception that bit more fun. Are you an animal lover? Include a petting zoo. Will there be kids at your wedding? Rent some inflatables. And something for the adults: Giant board games like connect four, whack-a-mole and jenga. We had them at one of our weddings and they went down a treat.

Giant Carnival Games Outdoor Wedding

 5. Let your creativity run wild

You’re planning an outdoor wedding so I think it’s safe to assume you’re already quite creative. Now you can put those creative skills to work and add any little extras you think will work. Get colourful, be adventurous and most importantly have fun!

Custom made outdoor wedding sign

6. No time restrictions

With an outdoor wedding, you have time on your side. The stretch tent can go up a day or two before the wedding and come down the day after giving you plenty of time to set up and enjoy the wedding. Another bonus is that you don’t have to leave by a certain time. How many of us have been killing it on the wedding dance floor only for the lights to come on, the music to go off and we hear the dreaded sound of the DJ telling us to get out? It’s not fun and can sometimes ruin the flow of the wedding but with us, depending on your chosen location, you can keep the music going as long as you like.


7. Did somebody say second day party?

Why not kill two birds with the one stone and have your second day party in the same spot. Switch it up a bit by changing the decor and food and you’re on to a winner without having to spend your time and money planning a second day party at a separate venue.

Outdoor Wedding Second Day Party

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch today to start planning the wedding of your dreams.

Tel: +353 1 9056160
Email: hello@outdoorweddingcompany.ie