8 Unique Outdoor Wedding Decoration Ideas - Springfield Country Club

8 Unique Outdoor Wedding Decoration Ideas

Wedding Decoration Ideas image by Kristen Lea Photography
Photographed by: Kristen Lea Photography

It is no secret that planning an event can be stressful, but finding the perfect spot is half the battle. If you’re lucky enough to have access to a venue with both indoor and outdoor space, the design possibilities are limitless. Therefore, there are plenty of ways to make your outdoor wedding ceremony stand out, including combining light and shadow, establishing distinct focus points, crafting special guest experiences, blending the charm of nature with the venue, and strategically setting up amenities to suit your day.

While we’ve included a lot of outdoor party decor ideas to inspire you here, it’s up to you to select the ones that are most appropriate for the overall vibe and style of the party you are planning!

1. Lighting

A key component in determining the general mood and vibe of any party is the lighting. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, the right lighting can transform a space, elevate the atmosphere, and create unforgettable experiences for guests. So, think about the general feeling you want to create at your party and start there.

A few ideas to consider are:

  • String lights
  • Mason jars with lights or candles
  • Paper lanterns
  • Tiki torches
  • Neon signs
Wedding Decoration Ideas image 2 by Kristen Lea Photography
Photographed by: Kristen Lea Photography

2. Bring nature in

The perfect combination of natural beauty and your venue’s facilities creates a one-of-a-kind experience. Incorporate plants, flowers, and trees into your design to generate a lovely and pleasant atmosphere.

You can bring natural elements into your space in various ways. For example, you can use them in table decorations or include them in dinner menus. You can also incorporate them into escort card displays.

3. Decorate with shade

Hosting an outdoor celebration comes with the possibility of bad weather. Even summer gatherings have a chance of being affected by unexpected storms. However, while it’s obvious to prepare for wet scenarios, you also need to consider high temperatures and too much sun.

Therefore, it is always a good idea to plan ahead of time for a shaded space, which can also contribute to the overall decor of your event. You can use a temporary awning or cabana tent to cover food and seating. If you want to add drama to the space, consider creating shade with giant umbrellas or tarps.

Luckily, if you choose to have an outdoor ceremony with us, we have a gated outdoor gazebo that is surrounded by a stone walkway, seasonal foliage, and beautiful landscapes. This makes for a magical ceremony setting no matter what the weather may be.

4. Photo-worthy focal points

Every outdoor event space needs a few eye-catching, photo-worthy focal points. For instance, you want your guests to enter your event, and cannot help but pull out their phones to snap a photo.

We have included a few ideas below, but ultimately, the sky’s the limit when it comes to creating unique focal points, so think outside the box and get creative with your features and decor.

Wedding Decoration Ideas image by Flashlight Marketing.

Photographed by: Flashlight Marketing

Outdoor Fireplace

Besides being a perfect focal point and making your event more appealing. Having a firepit as your centerpiece will set the right mood for an outdoor party by adding a cozy feel and creating a welcoming atmosphere.

We sure do know what this is all about, as one of our onsite amenities, Tavola Restaurant + Bar has an exquisite fire pit lounge that makes for the perfect after-party.

Statement Wall

Statement walls have been growing more and more every year, and we can totally understand why. This feature wall will completely transform any area of your venue to create the most perfect ceremony backdrop or photo set-up. With so many different creative accents wall out there now, it’s never been easier to find the one that suits your style and coordinates perfectly with the rest of your wedding decorations.

For a more elegant accent wall, consider using flowers, or take it up a notch with a donut wall. This will have your guests talking and make even sweeter memories.

For more statement wall ideas, look at this article written by thebudgetsavvybride.com.

Photo Booth

It is a no-brainer that having a photo booth is a fantastic way to encourage event engagement. It offers a social hub where visitors may come together, socialize, and enjoy themselves.

Custom Champagne Wall

Champagne walls are a new trend and quickly becoming one of the most popular wedding decorations. They are basically a one show-stopping piece that can do double duty by serving champagne and being a centerpiece that adds sophistication and class to any atmosphere.

5. Engaging food and beverage setups

Food and beverages are essential for any occasion because they enrich the atmosphere and leave a lasting impression on your visitors. Planning food and drink arrangements may be an overwhelming endeavor, so we’ve included a few ideas below that we think will help make your event stand out from the crowd.

For food options, a food bar is a terrific idea because it’s a self-service station where customers may select ingredients to make their own meals. Tacos and burgers are the most popular items to serve bar-style, but you can also have a pizza bar or chocolate fountain for your sweets.

Now, when serving drinks at your outdoor party, if you’re looking to achieve this in a fashionable and practical manner, we recommend a beverage tub. Select flavored wine, soda, beer, hard cider, or sparkling water for your beverage options.

To let your visitors assist themselves to drinks and spare you from having to remember to refill, you may also serve your drinks in pitchers. You can serve margaritas and sangria for alcoholic drinks. Choose an iced tea or traditional lemonade for an alcohol-free option.

Outdoor Wedding Decoration Ideas by Kristen Lea Photography
Photographed by: Kristen Lea Photography

6. Personalized signage

In conclusion, planning a summer wedding is certainly a fun and fulfilling endeavor. With so many different options, you can make a special day for you and your loved ones. All by considering the weather, choosing a great location, adding stylish decor, dressing appropriately, planning a delicious menu, and offering fun activities.

This can be done by collaborating with a designer to design pieces that complement your theme, or for a more cost-effective choice, you can DIY it.

For an alternative to the chalkboard signage fad, consider mirrors. Mirrors are a quick and easy way to elevate a casual outdoor space, and they’re also appropriate for a more formal event.

7. Seating arrangements

Parties have comfortable outdoor seating arrangements that extend beyond just chairs. Let’s be honest, most of us don’t even have enough patio chairs to accommodate a large group anyways.

As an alternative, bean bags and outdoor pillows offer much more convenient seating options. If children are attending the celebration, they will especially like these! The benefit of having this type of casual seating is that it is simple to coordinate, and visitors may easily move it around to suit their needs. Additionally, people will not feel obligated to sit in pre-planned arrangements.

If you have a large group of party guests, make a variety of small seating configurations to allow for simpler communication.

8. Floral centerpieces

Make a lasting impression and capture your guests’ attention with lavish floral centerpieces on the event’s tables. Ask your florist to design eye-catching floral arrangements that tower above the dining settings. To complete the look, add miniature vases below that are loaded with delicate white or pastel blossoms.

Small floral arrangements are also effective for a more simple or unique look. Simply placing a small number of flowers in glass or mason jars and scattering them around the party space looks stunning.

Whatever size you choose, consider the colors and types of flowers you want to use for this. The flowers you select will eventually influence the overall look that is attained.

Final Thoughts

Regardless of your budget or event size, there are numerous methods to make your outdoor event area truly special. By adding some of these outdoor event decor ideas, you’ll be able to impress your visitors and make the occasion memorable.

To create something simply magical, you must choose the ideal outdoor venue. At Springfield Country Club, we provide a stunning outdoor event space suitable for any occasion. We’d love to help you make your vision a reality, so please contact us today to get started!

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