An outdoor wedding reception can be host to an almost unlimited number of guests and has aura of nature that can never be duplicated in an indoor ballroom. Some of following outdoor wedding reception ideas should help to get you started with planning this special day, including avoiding some of dangers involved with an outdoor setting.
One of great advantages of outdoor wedding receptions is cost. If you have your own suitable parcel of land, you can save thousands of dollars over rental of a reception hall. Even renting someone else's private land for event is generally cheaper than a ballroom.
Hosting an outdoor wedding reception at a public park is not recommended because public parks are just that: public. It can be difficult to control who will and will not end up wandering around eating hors d'oeuvres. There is plenty of private acreage for rent just about anywhere, quite suitable for a large outdoor wedding reception. This allows you more managed access to event.
A great thing about outdoors is that you can have games and entertainment that wouldn't be possible indoors. Outdoor games such as horseshoes and croquet are always a hit and can help to keep younger guests occupied and out of trouble.
The one thing you simply can't control is weather. Outdoor wedding receptions are always at risk of being caught up in a storm. Plan for rain, hope for rain, even pray for rain! This way, worst streak of bad luck will result in a beautiful, sunny day. Set up plenty of sheltered space to ensure adequate coverage from elements. Even if weather stays clear, large canopy tents provide your guests with some relief from sun.