Outdoor Wedding Venues are Not Only in the Garden
Whether you have your wedding overlooking a lake, on a farm, or at an estate, one thing is for sure outdoor weddings are a hot trend in spring. Mostly bride want to be use outdoor wedding venues as their wedding theme because they don’t like to see the wall view and stuck in air conditioner building. A perfect summer wedding day has the sunshine pouring down, the bride sparkling in her beautiful dress, and the guests enjoying the lush green surroundings. If your heart is set on an outdoor ceremony, there are a few things you need to keep in mind, both legal and practical – courtesy of the South Farm venue in Cambridgeshire, here is a handy guide to all you need to know.
South Farm finds that the majority of their couples, whether they are holding a civil partnership ceremony or a wedding reception, choose to do so outdoors with weather permitting. Discounting the 25% of weddings held during the winter when outdoor ceremonies are not feasible, the numbers adjust to around 67% preferring an outdoor ceremony and 58% achieving their ambition, or five out of six, which says something nice about the English weather for once! Prepare suit things to help you cover the weather when you held outdoor wedding venues.
For ceremonies to be conducted as outdoor wedding venues, the Home Office rules say a suitable roofed structure must be licensed by the relevant County Registrar and approved by the Fire Officer. Examples include: summer houses, gazebos, follies and dovecotes. The minimum number of occupants approved by the Fire Officer must be six or more. Present inside for the ceremony are the bride and groom, two registrars and two principle witnesses. If the Fire Officer approves, additional people may be included. The total size of the congregation, mostly seated outside, must not exceed the maximum number for which the venue has an indoor bad weather alternative licensed ceremony space. The location must be published. What you have to pay more attention is plan the bridal route to the altar carefully. At South Farm the bride and her proud father are often delivered right to the aisle by tuk tuk – it’s a magical photo opportunity and always a surprise for the congregation.