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Do You Want an Indoor or Outdoor Wedding? January 30, 2020

Wailuku Ahupua`a, Kahului
Do You Want an Indoor or Outdoor Wedding?, Kahului, Hawaii

After getting engaged, couples will embark on the exciting journey of planning their ceremony and reception. A major factor when selecting the perfect wedding venue is determining whether to host an indoor or outdoor event. To help you decide which route to take, here’s a list of considerations to review. 

4 Factors to Consider When Deciding Between an Indoor or Outdoor Wedding Venue

1. Weather 

While you can work with a wedding planner to nail down every detail of your big day, unfortunately, nobody can control the weather. Rain and wind can put a damper on an outdoor wedding.

Before choosing an entirely outdoor event, consider seasonal weather patterns, and decide whether you have the budget to secure tents or an alternative space if the weather doesn’t cooperate. 

2. Guest List

Before setting your heart on a wedding venue, take a moment to write out your guest list. Indoor weddings, in particular, have certain size constraints based on square footage and capacity regulations. Should you need the flexibility of late RSVPs or a big invite list, you might want to opt for an outdoor venue. 

Wedding venue3. Decoration Budget

Indoor venues often include design elements as well as chairs, tables, tableware, and other furniture, so your decoration and rental budget will likely be lower. Outdoor venues, in contrast, may require additional rentals, floral arrangements, and lighting to create the ideal ambiance. 

4. Photo Opportunities

Your wedding is a milestone moment, so having stunning photographs to commemorate the occasion is likely a priority. Indoor venues where space is at a premium can make finding the right lighting and angles challenging for your photographer. Walk the space in advance with your photographer so they can plan out where to get the perfect shots.


Are you looking for an experienced, professional wedding planner to help you determine whether an indoor or outdoor ceremony is right for you? Envisions Weddings is here to bring your dream day to fruition. Based in the heart of Maui, this dedicated, creative event production company has worked with couples to build stunning experiences since 1995. To schedule a consultation, call today at (808) 874-1000. To see examples of the visually dynamic wedding receptions they’ve planned in the past, visit their website

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