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The Perfect Wedding Reception Venue

A couple of months ago, my younger sister got married in a beautiful ceremony at her church. Our father has pastored this rural, evangelical church for the past twenty-nine years. Therefore, this special place to both of us was the obvious right venue to have her wedding at. After the wedding ceremony, my parents hosted a reception in the church’s activity building. My sister even decorated this large building herself. Have you picked a venue for your wedding, but don’t know where to have your reception at? When looking for the right place to have this special event, consider your personality and the personality of your future mate. For instance, if you’re cowboy or a cowgirl, you probably wouldn’t enjoy a wedding reception at an upscale country club in town. On this blog, you will discover the best places to host a wedding reception at.

The Perfect Wedding Reception Venue

4 Tips To Pick And Reserve An Outdoor Wedding Venue For Beautiful Photos

by Virgil Woods

The day you get married is one of the most important and memorable days of your life. You may love your wedding because you are spending it with your partner and loved ones. However, while you may remember it forever, you may also want to capture it in photo form. Pay attention to your outdoor wedding venue selection to help you capture beautiful photos.

Golden Hour

A photographer can take attractive photos of your wedding at any time. But you can make it easier for them to capture incredible photos by fitting the golden hour into your wedding. This means that you need to get married in the hour after sunrise or the hour before sunset. These time frames will give your photographer incredible lighting to utilize with their photos.

Consider going beyond just fitting the golden hour into your wedding. For instance, you may want it to happen during your ceremony so that your photos at the altar look extra impressive.


Many wedding places allow you to reserve a venue and plan everything on your own. However, you may want to pick a wedding package that prevents you from having to do much work.

Check out the arbors, tents, chairs, tables, lights, and decorations you can choose from wedding packages. Some venues may use the same pieces for every wedding, while others keep several options on hand to accommodate their customers as much as possible. Prioritize venues with arbors, chairs, and tables that you find attractive to maximize photo attractiveness.


An indoor venue can provide incredible scenery through beautiful architecture, detailing, and decorations. However, an outdoor venue often relies on natural beauty. Find a venue with an incredible backdrop for your ceremony where you can also take all of your planned photos. A lake, river, ocean, canyon, or mountains in the background can make for incredible photos.


The date is another important detail to consider before reserving a wedding venue. A cloudy, rainy, or snowy day will make it more difficult to capture amazing photos. So, your best bet is to pick a day with a high chance of being a clear and sunny day. A summer wedding is likely the way to go, and you can even look at historical trends to pick a specific day or week.

Picking and reserving an outdoor wedding venue after going through these steps will help ensure beautiful photos.