The Best Outdoor Wedding Venue Ideas


Outdoor weddings are trendy, family-friendly, and affordable which is why so many couples choose to have them year-round. If you’re looking for a beautiful outdoor wedding venue here are six great ideas for your big day:


Local parks are a great place to have a wedding because they’re inexpensive and can often accommodate a large guest list. Public parks typically have shaded areas and pavilions where guests can eat, dance, and cool off in the hot summer months. As an added bonus, local guests won’t have to travel far to attend your wedding.

Just be sure that the park that you choose has the proper accommodations in terms of parking, restrooms, and handicapped accessibility. You may have to bring in restroom trailers to provide guests with enough bathrooms near where your ceremony and reception will be held.


Barn weddings are more popular right now than ever before, and with good reason! Farm land provides a gorgeous backdrop for weddings of all sizes. Dressing up rustic barns to provide a shabby chic elegance is a nice way to create an intimate feeling for your special day. There are plenty of barns across Michigan to choose from that can host your event and cater to all your needs.


Whether it’s an art museum, botanical garden, or historical museum, cultural institutions are a fun choice for weddings because they provide a sophisticated flair to your event. Because these venues are accustomed to having corporate events, black tie affairs, and other formal gatherings, they often have a list of vendors that they work with to make the process seamless and worry-free.

While these venues are posh options for evening weddings, having a daytime wedding at a museum provides a cultural appeal. Many venues will allow your guests entry into the museum as well after the reception as part of the wedding booking.


Nothing is more stunning than a wedding at a vineyard. If you want to wow your guests with scenery and class, choosing a vineyard is the way to go. There are plenty of vineyards to choose from throughout Michigan’s wine country that can accommodate a summer wedding. Just be sure to plan in advance, as these popular wedding destinations book up quickly.

Colleges or Universities

It may be unconventional, but a college or university campus is a lovely place to have a wedding because the grounds are already well-manicured and set up to handle large groups of people. If the couple getting married met in college, the institution of higher learning that they attended might be the perfect place for their nuptials to add a personal touch.


A campground is a quirky place for a wedding that’s well-suited for couples that enjoy the outdoors. For small intimate weddings, getting away with your closest friends and family members for the weekend to get married and camp together is a fun way to let everyone share in the event. Plus, who doesn’t want to roast marshmallows over a post-wedding bonfire?

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