Quite honestly the question of indoor or outdoor wedding doesn't come up very often here at The Barn at Lacey Farms. Most every couple wants to have a wedding at our beautiful outdoor ceremony site under the 150 year old oaks. We are blessed to have a completely shaded area by mother nature.
There are many factors that can affect the decision of outdoor vs indoor weddings, some you control, some you don't. Let's look at some of the reasons to have an outdoor wedding first.
One of the great things about having a beautiful natural setting is that Mother Nature does a lot of the decorating for you with trees, sky, creeks, ponds, leaves falling, natural lighting, etc... This also gives you and your photographer during and after the ceremony for more photos opportunities.
Other than the ceremony itself, an outdoor venue may have spaces for games, fire pit, surrounding scenery like the horse and cattle pastures surrounding The Barn at Lacey Farms. We have a huge fire pit and supply the wood and start the fire for our weddings. Even on hot days we have had the fire pit going for S'mores.
Now the thing you can't control in having an outdoor wedding, Mother Nature. Rain, cold, heat, snow, etc... So you better have a backup plan. We have a beautiful air conditioned and heated timber frame barn that can double as wedding and reception venue. We have had 117 weddings at this writing and have only had 7 weddings indoors because of rain. We still had beautiful weddings and the couples were able to enjoy their day.
Couples may choose an indoor wedding venue to better control the environment, lighting, theme, etc... Greater emphasis can and will be put on decorating the facility to match your theme or vision of your wedding.
Couples may want a more formal wedding at a more traditional setting such as a church. This type of setting will also be limited to more formal pictures as the outdoor setting may not be available. A more intimate wedding might be more appropriate indoors where you and your guest could be in one location for both the wedding and reception.
Fortunately for our couples, we have a beautiful indoor facility to use for both wedding ceremonies and receptions and a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony site. Click Here to Schedule a Tour.