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Your wedding day is among the most remarkable days of your life, so it’s crucial to choose an outdoor wedding venue that will make this day perfect. 

Before finalizing your plans, here are some helpful tips to streamline your big day. 


Consider The Weather 

Inclement weather can put a damper on outdoor weddings. If rain is a possibility, outdoor venues with covered outdoor options or lawn space for tents are the best choice – rain or shine! Generally, the most popular time for outdoor weddings is May to October.


Your Budget 

Be realistic when considering your budget. The average cost for an outdoor wedding is $7500. However, these prices can increase if you choose to invest in elaborate decorations, serve alcohol, offer a sit-down meal, or hire live entertainment.


Your Guest List 

Outdoor wedding venues could be more flexible than indoor venues. Be sure to think about how many people you expect and what outdoor spaces will accommodate your guest list the best so everyone can be comfortable.


Your Menu 

It’s your party! You have the chance to choose what you want to serve for dinner. Whether it’s a formal sit-down meal, a catered buffet-style dinner, or an outdoor barbecue, wedding menus can be fun, casual, or sophisticated and fancy. But whatever you decide, don’t forget to offer options for those with dietary restrictions.



If you’re expecting guests from out of town or beyond, you’ll want to make sure they can find a place to stay nearby. Along with outdoor wedding venues, there are plenty of other outdoor attractions that might be a good fit for your outdoor wedding, as well as nearby lodging options.


Be Flexible 

You might be able to dream up the perfect outdoor wedding venue, but don’t be too attached to this vision. Your first choice might not be available on your desired date, so having backup plans is always intelligent. Also, since wedding venues often get booked a year or more in advance, you’ll want to start looking early.


Tour The Property 

Before signing a contract with a wedding venue, be sure to schedule a visit to tour and get a better feel for the wedding venue. Make sure that it is convenient for your guests and that there are no issues, safety hazards, or limitations that could impede your wedding.


We hope this shortlist of tips for when you’re searching for an outdoor wedding venue comes in handy. With so many beautiful places to host the big day, it’s easy to find something perfect!


For those searching for an idyllic outdoor wedding venue in Northern Kentucky, the Inn at Oneonta is a must-see! This beautiful venue offers acres of rolling hills and an 18th-century barn, perfect for hosting your ceremony and reception in one convenient location. Don’t hesitate to schedule a tour to find out more in person.


At The Inn at Oneonta, we prioritize creativity above all else. Constantly seeking new ways to entertain guests, cherish bridal parties, and partner with brides and grooms, the knowledgeable owners and operators of The Inn are well versed in the many ways to add unique touches to your wedding. Now booking weddings for 2022 and 2023, visit to take a virtual tour of our property and to contact us for an on-site visit.

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