- Feb 20, 2009
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We are contemplating hosting smaller sized (50 people or less) weddings here on a regular basis during the summer and early fall. However, we are limited to outdoor weddings only as we do not have one room large enough for 50. However we do have a beautiful yard with an incredible view of a lake and mountains and it is the perfect spot to hold weddings. We receive inquiries on a weekly basis so we know there is a need in this area for outdoor weddings. Is there anyone on this forum that can help me with the pros and cons (especially regarding weather related issues and wear and tear to the property)? We would not be serving the food. Basically we would be providing the venue, including the tent, tables, chairs, and porta potties (nice ones, not the ones you see in construction sites). The guests would not have access to the house. We would require that the guests use only the caterers we approve. Also, if you are in the same situation where you’re only providing the venue how much do you charge? How many hours do you allow? Do you allow a DJ? Do you get a revenue percentage from the florist, photographer, caterer, DJ, etc. if you recommended them? Is there a standard contract you use? Is there anything I am missing? Thanks so much for any input.