In an effort to keep people healthy and safe, more and more event planners are choosing to put on outdoor events. From weddings to reunions, people are gathering outdoors to celebrate the special moments in life. If you are thinking about planning an outdoor event, you should remember the things below.
There are several things to take into consideration when choosing a venue for your outdoor event. For example, where are your guests coming from and how far do you expect them to travel? Their age and physical abilities also need to be thought about, because you don’t want to choose somewhere that requires a hike to get to if a lot of your guests are elderly. Are you planning on putting up a tent? The logistics of that set up will need to be thought about. Choosing an event space requires more thought than just if it is pretty.
If the venue you have chosen does not have toilet facilities, you need to provide somewhere for your guests to relieve themselves. Mobile restrooms are the perfect option. Fancier than building site port-a-potties, these restrooms can have multiple stalls, running water in the sinks and are climate controlled. Your guests will appreciate the extra steps you take for their comfort.
If your outdoor space is not connected to a larger, indoor venue, you will need to plan your menu accordingly. Work with your caterer to select foods that are easy to prepare and transport outdoors. Make sure to pick things that will hold up in warm weather and avoid anything that needs to stay cold. Luckily, outdoor events are pretty common and your caterer will know what to do.
Planning an event is a huge event and putting it outdoors adds even more things to your checklists. But thinking about the categories above will make sure you are taking care of the big-ticket items appropriately.