Well, that all depends on what suits ones personal taste and budget while of course balancing the favored advantages of each. Like most anything else, there are benefits and drawbacks to consider while making the decision. Your event, whether it be a wedding, corporate event or any other partying affair is important and meant to create distinctive memories that endure for a lifetime. Taking the time to weigh out the positive and negative aspects of both indoor and outdoor events will greatly impact the genuine and lasting memories you'd like an event to have on both you and your guests. So what does each venue have and have not to offer? That is the question.
For starters, indoor venues offer advantages like in-house catering, a bar, built-in lighting, temperature control along with restrooms on the premises. Often times, indoor venues offer double packages in the event you may be getting married and would like both your ceremony and reception held at the same spot. It's a personal decision that may at first seem more cost effective, although that's not always the case. Some of the biggest drawbacks include spacing limitations and availability. The most notable venues in your area are usually booked during the high season, so keep in mind that thinking ahead is a key component to avoiding any availability restrictions. Unlike hosting an event outside, spacing barriers abound within the confines of an indoor facility whereas the open-air outdoors provides ample space for walking around freely and a little extra wiggle room on that dance floor!
Outdoor occasions provoke meaningful and expressive sentiments that often times indoor venues cannot offer. A scenic outdoor location opens up plenty of room to customize options for tailoring an occasion to ones preferred décor. The beauty of creating your own space is less regulation and flexibility to be original and creative within whatever parameters you choose! Outdoors, you never have to worry when the venue opens and closes; you choose when your event begins and when it ends. Tents are available in a variety of sizes and styles, so spacing and seating capacity is never a drawback. There's no crystal ball (we don't rent them either!) to predict the weather, but we do rent canopies/tents that withstand all inclement weather conditions. Being able to customize your own lighting, flooring, seating and other accessories makes it easier to pair your party's theme and mood with just the right accents & frills! Lastly, choosing your own caterer who prepares hors d'oeuvres & dishes of your choice in addition to purchasing your own beverages is a major plus for you and your guests.
So is that party indoors or outdoors? Well, weigh it all out and measure it up against exactly what you want. Still don't know what you want? Browse through our products gallery to help generate some ideas and be sure to stop into one of our showrooms so an event consultant can assist you and help you create your picture perfect event!
Until next time, Party On!