There is something quite magical about saying I Do under a blue sky followed by dinner al fresco and dancing under the stars. Whether you are planning a home wedding, a hotel wedding, or a destination wedding on a tropical beach, planning an outdoor celebration requires extra thought.
There’s something fun about having a party or event, or a simple dinner on a rooftop. Thankfully in Los Angeles, we can enjoy outdoor spaces with amazing views all year long. Rooftops set the stage for a fun celebration, whether you are planning a corporate event, a wedding shower or a night out with your girlfriends.
A few of my favorites include The Rose’ Garden at The Beverly Wilshire, which is pictured above, Catch in West Hollywood, Proper Hollywood, Hotel Erwin in Venice, The Roof Garden at The Peninsula Beverly Hills and The Nomad DTLA.
Outdoor weddings can be truly wonderful. There is something quite romantic and special about seeing a blue sky full of stars as you dine and dance the night away. However, You will need to be more flexible when you plan an outdoor wedding as opposed to a ballroom event. Below are a few tips to keep in mind when planning outdoor weddings and celebrations.
If at all possible, plan your outdoor wedding during a warmer month that has very little rain. Regardless of which month or which part of the country your wedding will take place in, make sure there is a back-up plan in case of inclement weather such as a comparable indoor space or a retractable ceiling on an outdoor space. Mention to guests on a website or an insert in your invitation that your celebration will be outdoors. Guests will really appreciate the heads up. Make sure to have plenty of heaters on hand as evenings can become chilly. The traditional heaters throw off more heat than the newer glass models. It is also nice to offer women Pashminas or have a collection of throws available. Remember to have a heater by Valet so that guests waiting for their cars or Uber stay warm.
Whether you choose a tent for protection from rain and cold or you simply love the look – a tent can add a gorgeous element to your celebration. Remember that draping, lighting and flooring will dramatically change the look of your tent. There are many options in assorted colors, shapes and sizes. Just because your tent is covered, do not overlook cooling and heating. If your party or wedding is going to be held in a pretty location, consider a clear tent. We recommend setting up your tent a day or two before your party. At Pryor Events we love planning weddings and events in tents!