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Top 10 reasons why outdoor weddings are popular

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There’s no doubt that outdoor weddings are seeing a boom in popularity, and in this article, we take a look at the reasons why. Could it be cost? Could it be space? Or could it be that couples are simply looking for something different and perhaps more personal to them than a traditional, ‘normal’ wedding?

Take a look at some of the reasons why we think that outdoor weddings are popular below, and see if you agree!

A natural setting under the stars

Perhaps THE biggest reason for holding your wedding outdoors is the setting. Imagine your ceremony taking place in front of friends and family, in the gorgeous sunshine, and then the party in the evening with the backdrop of a star-filled night sky. Super-romantic and ideal, no doubt, but you also run the risk, of course, of the weather being unpredictable, whatever the time of year, especially in the UK. One thing to bear in mind, of course, is that outdoor wedding venues can only be granted a licence in England if there is a structure with a permanent roof – this might be a grandstand, an orangery or summer house in the grounds where you can have your ceremony. Either way, the legalities are certainly something to consider.

Extra space

As well as the beautiful setting that you can potentially enjoy, there’s no doubt that you’ll have more space for you and your guests to enjoy. How about offering a camping area for your guests to stay – especially if you are in the middle of nowhere with limited hotel and taxi availability – you could even create the festival vibe. Pretty much anything and everything is possible – suffice to say that space gives you flexibility and, therefore, the opportunity to get your creative juices flowing. When it comes to furniture, for instance, there will be plenty of room to set up your outdoor chair hire items such as folding chair hire, for instance.

Great photography!

Ask any photographer, and they will tell you that natural light provides the best lighting conditions for photography. An outdoor wedding, therefore, is perfect! These favourable lighting conditions, combined with the potentially stunning photography backdrops that will naturally occur outdoors, make for the perfect combination!

Diverse food options

We’ve already spoken about flexibility. And there’s no doubt that when it comes to food, then you’re not confined to menu A, B or C that you would probably be tied to at a traditional wedding venue. Why not bring in a wood-fired pizza van, ice cream van or fish and chips van – everyone loves this type of food, and what better way to make your outdoor wedding tailored to you as a couple.


Whilst this might not be applicable to all, outdoor events and weddings often mean that they can also be pet-friendly. If you want your pooch to share your special day with you, why not!


Compared to the (often) strict timings of a traditional wedding venue in terms of what happens when, outdoor weddings usually offer more flexibility. Tailoring a wedding to your specific needs is paramount.


And what better way to have lots of fun at a wedding than outdoors. The kids can run around, the adults can make some noise whilst they are socialising with friends and family, and everyone can have a great time. Perhaps it’s the fact that there are likely to be fewer formalities than you would find at a traditional wedding. Remember, everyone is different!


We’ve mentioned this word many times already in this article, so it makes sense to reiterate it here. The more flexibility you have, the more personal you can make your wedding, and the greater the chances that you and your guests will have a day to remember!


The best weddings are the ones that are personal to you as a couple. From the setting, the food, the table names and even the invitations right at the very start can be customised, and often provide a more affordable option.

Cost savings!

And finally, let’s not forget the potential cost savings that an outdoor wedding might well offer. Dispensing with many of the formalities – and especially the catering of the formal, 3-course wedding breakfast – will save you money, which you can then spend on other items associated with the wedding, or save in your account, ready for the honeymoon!

These are just some of the reasons why outdoor weddings are popular. Of course, it’s very much a case of each to their own, and they won’t be for everyone. However, those people who like to do something different to ‘the norm’ may well find that an outdoor wedding is certainly the way to go. And, when it comes to outdoor wedding furniture hire, we’d like to think that you’d take a few moments to browse our range right here online at easyEventhire. We offer the complete range of outdoor wedding chair hire and ‘standard’ wedding chair hire, to suit all occasions and settings!

Whatever you choose, all that is left for us to say is ‘congratulations!’

Simon has a wealth of experience in the events industry having spent over 20+ years dealing with clients on major projects. With a particular interest in the sports and hospitality field, Simon is regularly asked to attend seminars, conferences, and other events to share his expertise and knowledge with others within the industry. Linkedin Profile