Once you have a date set for your wedding, it’s time to choose from among the Atlanta wedding venues that are perfect for your needs. Obviously, you’ll need to locate a place that is large enough for your guests and includes necessary accoutrements like a caterer’s kitchen, reception hall, chapel, tents for weddings held out-of-doors, etc. Whether you are saying your vows in a chapel, in a hall, or under the blue sky, you’ll need to find a site that matches the weather.
Warm weather is generally the norm in Georgia and other states located in the American South. While temps can dip into the 20s and 30s (F) in the winter, and you might even see some snow, most of the year is either hot and humid or mild and slightly less humid. For this reason, if you are planning to hold your wedding during the summer, the best way to keep you, your spouse, and your guests from withering and melting away is to find a space that is air conditioned, especially if the nuptials will be held anywhere from late morning to mid-evening.
An evening wedding evokes a sense of elegance and style, and if you prefer an outdoor wedding, choosing the evening when the sun is not directly overhead means there is less of a chance of making your guests suffer. It’s also an excuse to light up tents or have rope lights or twinkle lights strung up between trees or supports, creating a magical and festive atmosphere. Control insect pests like mosquitos with bug zappers, specially coated yellow light bulbs, and Citronella candles.
Winter months don’t necessarily prevent you from having an outdoor venue, but you will have to plan carefully for possible cold and snow. If you don’t want to bother with a Plan B, in case the weather doesn’t cooperate with your wedding day, simply find an indoor venue.
But incorporating a great view into your wedding is really only possible when you have it out of doors, so don’t give up on your dream of an outdoor wedding just because you get married in the winter. Warn your guests to dress for the weather and then do everything you can to keep them comfortable. Fabric slipcovers on metal chairs (fleece and flannel are very warm and cozy options), plenty of tents to shield everyone from possible rain or snow, and outdoor space heaters can keep everyone happy. Fortunately, there are many amazing Atlanta wedding venues for you to choose from, and with proper planning, your wedding day will be the special event you have dreamed of.