Outdoor weddings venues in Dallas TX can be wonderful, beautiful, perfect wedding days. Blue skies, nature as your background, and your closest friends and family to celebrate your union. There can, however, be a few tricky things with an outdoor wedding whether it’s just the ceremony, reception, or both, most of which are wrapped up in what we like to call “the elements.” When it comes to dealing with them, it’s important to think of everything.
The first rule of an outdoor wedding venue in Dallas Texas is have a rain plan, have a rain plan, have a rain plan. Yeah, you may end up spending a little extra money you don’t use, but unless you have a gazillion dollars in your budget to pay a company to break up the clouds over your wedding, it’s probably better just to rent a tent, just in case. You can put the tent up anyway for extra shade. A lot of outdoor wedding venues have indoor lodges, covered pavilions or have a banquet hall or building, so keep those locations in mind when looking at venues. If you absolutely hate the indoor/rain option, maybe choose a different venue.
Another consideration is, of course, the sun. You want it out shining bright on your wedding day, yes, but don’t forget about it. It’s important to pay attention to time of day and the sun’s location at the wedding time. If the setting sun is setting behind you at the ceremony, keep in mind it will be blinding your guests and provide backlighting for the photography (whether or not you’re going for that). If you will have any elderly guests, it’s also probably best to make sure that they get priority for the shade, especially if both the ceremony and reception will be outdoors. You do want to keep all your guests comfortable, though. Your wedding program can be on a fan, you can figure out a situation with misters, and make sure to provide cool (or warm) beverages before the ceremony and in between the ceremony and reception.
Finally, think about the outdoors when planning your menu. It helps to work with a caterer experienced in outdoor catering, and then have a little fun with it! Have ice pops for dessert, serve margaritas or mojitos, and make sure to keep the outdoors in mind with the food (like stay away from mayonnaise-laden salads and the like.)
Mill Creek Ranch Resort is one of the outdoor wedding venues in Dallas TX that can accommodate any outdoor wedding, with a beautiful garden that has shade and a beautiful arch to get married under,, a lodge and pavilion for unexpected rain, banquet facilities and the backdrop of the beautiful East Texas Piney Woods. For more information on pricing or available dates, call us at 877-927-3439.
Wedding Venues in Dallas TX
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103