When you’re searching for your perfect venue you always want to know: “What happens if it rains on my wedding day?” It could be your worst nightmare if your venue doesn’t have a plan. But we have a plan. And you even have options.
When you’re about a week out from your wedding and there is rain in the forecast for your wedding day, we know you’re probably getting nervous. But we’re not. We know it’s going to be okay and your wedding is still going to be amazing and gorgeous. Our reception area is covered and is actually a really nice space to exchange vows. And since all of the important spaces at the venue are under one roof, you won’t need to worry about messing up your hair or makeup on your way to the ceremony or reception.
See, when when the rain starts coming down, we start rearranging the reception area to give you and your officiant some space near the stairs. That means that you, your fiancé, and all your guests have a view of the lake during the entire ceremony. And if you’ve never heard rain on a tin roof, it’s one of the most soothing sounds on earth. The little splatters of rain on the steps will calm your soul, too. As an added bonus, after the ceremony, your guests will all be in place for the reception. That means everything will still stay on schedule for the day.
Want to see how it looks during a rainy ceremony at Spring Lake? Check out this video by Artworks Wedding Cinema. The first half of the day was bright and sunny, and the rain came in right before the ceremony. It wasn’t a problem at all.
Cinematography by Artworks Wedding Cinema
And if you’d like to have even more space for your guests, you can always rent a tent and set it up adjacent to the reception barn. You’ll want to make sure you rent extra chairs, tables, etc. to use the space. You’ll probably want to line up the rentals as early as possible to make sure the rental companies have enough available for you to use, since other brides are probably getting nervous, especially if their venue doesn’t have a backup plan like Spring Lake.
The good news is that summer rain rarely lasts the entire day, and your guests will most likely have the opportunity to explore the venue. You’ll probably even have some time to venture out into the fields with your photographer and get some beautiful photos sans raccoon eyes (overcast days make gorgeous lighting for photos). But if it does happen to rain the entire day, we’ve got you covered. Literally.