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    Outdoor & Garden Wedding Venues

    On the northeastern coast of Florida, outdoor and garden wedding venues are plentiful because they offer great options for places to get married and places to have a wedding reception outside nearly year round. When considering forest wedding venues or other wedding venues in FL, include the professional team of videographers and photographers at Legacy Movies to capture the event from all angles in every kind of weather and terrain. Call today to book your date.

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    In Florida, outdoor and garden wedding venues provide some of the best settings for a picture-perfect day you’ll never forget. Of all the inland and coastal options in the Sunshine State, some of the best places to hold an outdoor or garden wedding include:

    • Florida House Inn on Amelia Island, one big garden surrounding an historic hotel where your guests can stay during a destination wedding. The 1857 two-story building originally was a boarding house that sits right in the center of Fernandina Beach. All set up for the most glorious pictures and videos, you and your guests won’t soon forget your stay at the Florida House Inn.
    • Colonial Quarters in St. Augustine, which sits in the center of this port city. It’s a private, two-acre piece of property that’s a unique outdoor space for you to take your wedding vows. To top it off, you can hire local entertainers to come to the gardens and entertain your guests with historically themed performances.
    • Ocean Breeze Catering & Conference Center in Jacksonville, where you can plan everything from a casual affair for 30 with a picnic outdoors on the lawn to a formal ceremony in a covered outdoor space that holds up to 300 guests, surrounded by flowering gardens. Everything from the fountains to the flowers say, “I love you.”

    One aspect of choosing garden wedding venues is that you don’t have to worry about who to hire to take the pictures and videos of your event. The professional team at Legacy Movies pivots when necessary to bring your outdoor event inside when inclement weather dictates.

    What Should I Include in a List of Wedding Venues?

    Many Florida wedding venues are perfect locations for an outdoor wedding. Whether you already have a particular location in mind that’s special to you and your future spouse, or you haven’t yet decided where you want to get married, consider a list of wedding venues that include:

    • Garden wedding venues. A garden setting means you’re surrounded by flowers and natural beauty. Most garden wedding venues offer an intimate space brought to life with a variety of colorful flowers.
    • Forest wedding venues. If trees hold a special place in your heart, a forested wedding backdrop may make you feel like you’ve walked right into a fairytale.
    • Beach wedding venues. A beach wedding surrounds you and your guests with sparkling ocean waves and a refreshing sea breeze.
    • City park weddings. Florida is home to many gorgeous city parks. Before you begin planning a wedding at a public park, find out if there’s a site fee, suggested donation or any restrictions.

    You need to decide if you want the wedding, the reception or both outdoors. If you have the wedding and reception at different locations, make sure you know the travel time required. The break may provide your guests time to mingle and for you to have a photoshoot.

    What Do I Need to Know when Planning a Florida Wedding Outdoors?

    When planning an outdoor wedding, consider what’s required for both you and your guests to be comfortable. Make sure the caterer, photographer and videographer know that the wedding is outside. Additionally, consider:

    • Chairs and benches. Even if you’re planning a quick stand-up outdoor ceremony, supply seating for your elderly or disabled guests.
    • Lighting. Strings of lights are romantic and help guests find their way around after dark.
    • Temperature control. Make guests comfortable by setting out fans and floppy hats or providing shade in warm weather. If the temperature happens to be cool, provide scarves or blankets.
    • Rain protection. Since you can’t guarantee that it won’t rain on your wedding day, consider an outdoor tent to provide protection.
    • Protection from insects. You may not be able to deter insects altogether, but provide individual-sized bug spray containers for your guests or insect repellant in common areas. Place citronella candles along the path and entrance.
    • Outdoor dancing. For an outdoor reception, rent a portable dance floor.

    Set up signs to direct guests where to go for restrooms or cold drinks. The venue should be accessible for guests who are handicapped. In a garden setting, provide plastic heel protectors to the wedding party to avoid having heels sinking into the grass.

    Amazingly talented photographers. They were able to take my vision for the shoot and turn it into something even better than I could have imagined. Their attention to detail and creative eye made all the difference!

    I worked with them on my wedding, and they were fantastic. They had a great eye for detail and were able to capture each member of our family in their own unique way. The final photos turned out beautiful, and we will cherish them for years to come.

    What Are Outdoor Wedding Planning Mistakes to Avoid?

    Avoid some of the more common mistakes when planning an outdoor wedding. Keep in mind:

    • Plan ahead. Don’t wait until the last minute. Outdoor wedding venues and popular vendors like Legacy Movies are often booked 12 months in advance.
    • Have a backup plan. Think through what you’ll do in the event of inclement weather.
    • Know your venue’s cancellation policy. Find out your wedding venue’s cancellation policy in case of a natural disaster or another emergency. While you don’t want to deal with something like this, know what happens if it does.

    If you’ve always dreamed about experiencing your wedding day at one of the outdoor garden wedding venues in Florida, choose from the many wedding venues in the northeastern coast that can make your dreams come true. Contact the expert photographers and videographers at Legacy Movies to ensure you’ll have priceless photos and videos of your one-of-a-kind outdoor wedding.