Your Outdoor Wedding Questions, Answered!

The Outdoor Wedding Company were featured in Confetti magazine where we answered all of the most frequently asked questions about Outdoor Weddings. Here’s some of the questions we were asked:

What are your most popular options for weddings?

The most popular style is a traditional, rustic wedding package and the most popular tent is our 21m x 15m beige stretch tent- perfect for festival style weddings, which we have noticed a real growth in.

How long does the setting up process take?

It really will depend on the size of the wedding and location in Ireland, but it can take a minimum of one day to set up and a maximum of two days. We normally put it up a few days before the big day, depending on schedule- this is so you can add your final few bits to the setup.

Have you seen an increase in popularity of marquee/tent hire for weddings?

Absolutely! Before, people thought they were confined to an indoor reception, but now that an outdoor venue is possible in Ireland, people are loving it! We’ve noticed that couples are getting more hands-on and creative with their weddings, which we love. It’s so unique and different and it really adds a lot of fun to the day.

Ireland is notorious for bad weather- Will this be an issue?

Absolutely not! Our stretch tents are 100% waterproof and are rated to withstand winds to Beaufort 8, which is 60 kph. The tents can be easily heated on cool days as their vented, elevated ceilings and canvas exteriors are geared towards providing shade on a hot day, rather than warmth on a cool one. We can also add in zipped doors and skirts to seal up the tent more if you wish. You will be amazed how much heat the tent fabric holds. Also, each person in the tent will give off 1 kw of heat. We have designed a clear, sealed wall that can be put into the tent so you can still take in the view during the colder months.

What other service do you offer at The Outdoor Wedding Company?

Apart from the full package and some added extras, we can also offer a professional wedding planning service, making things much easier for you. Also, if there is anything else you need for you wedding day, we can happily arrange it for you.

What made you decide to set the business up in the first place? 

In the beginning, we did our weddings through our parent company Extreme Structures. However, we quickly noticed how popular the weddings were and decided to branch out into a separate brand, The Outdoor Wedding Company. We noticed that there was no one specialising in outdoor weddings in Ireland which I’m sure made a lot of couples think it wasn’t possible. We wanted to bring something new and exciting to the wedding industry

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