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Preparation and Planning An Outdoor Wedding

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14 February 2019

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Preparation and Planning An Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor weddings have become a popular trend in the recent years, and Bohemia Overlook is the perfect place for exactly this. Outdoor weddings have the most gorgeous wedding photos. These weddings are a fun way to mix it up and set the scene to create your dream day. Manor weddings, beach weddings, and even Barn weddings have made their way onto the list of venues, and we can host them all.

But there are many things you need to think about when planning an outdoor wedding. They are not just the typical wedding worries, you have to worry about weather, lighting, shade, and even bugs. If an outdoor wedding is just what you are looking for, there are a few extra plans that you need to make to ensure it goes off without a hitch.

Planning your outdoor wedding can get complicated, especially depending on when you plan it. But when you pick Bohemia Overlook as your venue, you will have an easier time planning. Our multiple locations and wedding packages and amazing staff will make planning your perfect wedding easier. We will also provide you with a list of our favorite vendors, helping you to find the perfect ones.

There are certain things you can have ready and prepared that will help make your outdoor wedding even more exciting and special. In this blog, we will give you some tips to planning the perfect outdoor wedding.


Weather is an important factor to consider when planning your outdoor wedding. And when we say weather, we mean weather. Sun, heat and rain and any other weather you can think of, you should plan for.

The waterfront venue always has a breeze to keep the heat under control, but creating plenty of shade can provide more comfort for your guests. Consider providing hats, fans or umbrellas to help with the heat. But even shade won’t make a hot day better, be sure that you have ice cold bottles of water at the ready for your guests to cool down with throughout the ceremony and reception.

Rain is another thing you have to worry about. While a drizzle is meant to be good luck on a wedding day, you don’t want your guests or the wedding party getting soaked. Preparing for the rain can help to make your outdoor celebration better for everyone. Bohemia Overlook can ease your mind by explaining our rain plan, which we execute flawlessly, inside the reception tent. Keeping your guests dry and warm can help them enjoy your big day more.


Outdoor weddings can be beautiful, and lighting can be an issue, but not here at Bohemia Overlook.

Both our Manor and Beach Tented Venues have beautiful lighting. Crystal chandelier and Edison string lighting is perfect for your reception as they are both dimmable. Our Beach tent also has color changing LED up lighting.

Placing candles on the reception tables is a great way to add decoration, style, and additional lighting to each table. These lights can double as beautiful centerpieces that also provide light and ambiance to your guests, both are important for setting the tone of your evening.


You probably have made sure that the sound for the music and speeches at your reception is loud enough for everyone to hear, but have you prepared the sound for your ceremony? This is an important part of the wedding and your family members will want to hear your beautifully written vows. But an outdoor wedding can make it difficult to hear sometime. We have a recommended DJ and Entertainment vendor list that provide speakers and microphones to use during your ceremony so that no one misses this special moment.

Bug Proof

Bugs can also become a problem. With such delicious smelling foods, an abundance of flowers, and desserts galore, bugs will be attracted to the location of your wedding.  Make sure you let your guests know your wedding is at an outdoor venue on the invitation. Another good idea would be to plan to provide some bug spray or lotion on each table or in the restrooms for your guests. We spray and maintain our grounds to keep the bugs under control so do not put too much worry into this.


Outdoor weddings may be tough for some guests who have seasonal allergies. Number one thing to do is to make sure your guests know your venue is outdoors. While you would expect allergy sufferers to take their allergy medication before heading to your wedding, they may have forgotten or may not experience allergy symptom all the time. Help your guest enjoy your big day by providing allergy medications, eye drops, and even nasal spray. Have it on hand in case anyone needs it. This can allow everyone to have a better time at the wedding and focus on having fun rather than getting relief.

Contact Bohemia Overlook Today

Keep all these things in mind when planning for your outdoor wedding. Being prepared for your big day also includes making it great for your guests as well. You want your wedding to be perfect, and these tips will ensure your successful planning. The staff at Bohemia Overlook can also help! Our outdoor wedding venue offers three locations, perfect for every type of bride and we can help you plan for anything and everything. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a tour. An outdoor wedding is special, especially at Bohemia Overlook, just make sure you plan for everything and make the proper preparations.