4 Classic Locations for Outdoor Summer Weddings

There's nothing like the beauty and romance of an outdoor wedding in the summer. To truly capture the magic of an outdoor wedding, though, you've got to choose the perfect location. Since choosing an outdoor location is really only limited by your imagination, it can be difficult to narrow down your options. To help you save some time in your search, here are four classic locations for outdoor summer weddings.


A farm makes a perfect location for an outdoor summer wedding because a farm comes alive in the summer. You will be surrounded by rolling green pastures and tall stalks of green corn. Plus, most farms have a large barn that you can use for your reception. Just make sure that you provide good directions, as some farms can be difficult to find using mapping software.


The coast is an ideal location for a wedding because it gives you and your guests an excuse to hit the beach. If you can time your ceremony just right, you can be treated to a breathtaking sunset just as you're saying, "I do." A good insight for a beach location, though, is to utilize an indoor venue, such as Russo's On The Bay, for your reception. This will keep you and your guests dry if there is a sudden pop-up storm.


If you can arrange to have your wedding on the outskirts of a forest preserve, you will be rewarded with breathtaking scenery, and your guests will be rewarded with ample shade. To be surrounded by majestic trees and abundant wildlife will help put your marriage in perspective, providing the long view that you'll need to ensure your love lasts. Just be sure to utilize a location that has facilities of some kind so that you don't have to haul everything in.


The golden grasses and endless views of a mountaintop make a great location for a fairytale wedding. Plus, in many locations, the weather on top of mountains tends to be cooler, providing welcome relief for you and your guests. When planning a mountaintop wedding, keep in mind any friends or family members who may have a hard time handling any type of uphill climb. You may want to rent a golf cart to shuttle these guests back and forth so that they don't injure themselves.

Of course, a romantic summertime wedding can happen just about anywhere. Whether it's in a backyard, at an amusement park, or on a deck overlooking a lake, there are countless locations that will work to begin your story with your spouse. As long as the location matches your needs and your style, there's nothing stopping you from turning any venue into the perfect wedding site.

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