04 May Celebrate in Style | Outdoor Event Design Ideas from Southall Meadows
Complete with a scenic view comprised of rolling hills, a historic barn, and lush pastures, Southall Meadows is an ideal location for outdoor events such as weddings, corporate events, and private parties. With a bit of creativity, the natural beauty of our venue can be enhanced to leave a lasting impression on your guests. Keep reading to get inspired by our favorite outdoor event design ideas, from dinner to decorations and more.
Creative Outdoor Dining
The natural beauty of the farm can be utilized to create a unique dining experience for your guests. Instead of traditional round tables, you can opt for long farmhouse tables or mix-and-match tables to create a more casual atmosphere. You can also incorporate lounge areas with cozy seating arrangements, like sofas, chairs, and poufs, to encourage guests to relax and mingle. To tie in the historic barn nearby, consider featuring rustic chic rentals, like wooden chairs or benches.
Natural Event Decor
Hosting an outdoor event means that there is already an abundance of bright greenery and foliage on display. To host an event that is timeless and complements the surrounding scene, consider featuring natural event decor. Wildflowers and fresh greenery make for beautiful centerpieces and will lend a natural and organic feel to event tables. You can also use tree branches, moss, and rocks for added texture and dimension.
A Farm-to-Table Menu
Southall Meadows is a working farm, and the venue is surrounded by pastures, fields, and gardens. Featuring a farm-to-table menu with locally sourced food is the perfect way to host a cohesive event. Carefully consider the type of ingredients and style of food that you want to offer, such as a Southern comfort-inspired feast. This could include a meat and cheese heavy grazing table, as well as fresh veggie appetizers. You can also offer interactive food stations, like a DIY s’mores station, for dessert.
Spanning 200 acres, there is ample space for interactive entertainment options. You can offer classic lawn games like cornhole, giant Jenga, and horseshoes to keep guests entertained. A colorful bounce house or a face painting station for the kids. Or, a photo booth with props so that guests will have a keepsake to take home. You can also hire musicians, DJs, or a live band if you plan to feature an outdoor dance floor.
Lighting is an essential element of any outdoor event, especially once the sun goes down. Southall Meadows provides ample opportunities to create a magical ambiance, whether you are hosting a romantic dinner on the lawn or have plans to dance late into the night. String lights or chandeliers can be hung from the trees and wooden posts, to create a softly lit and intimate atmosphere. While lanterns and candles will add an elegant touch to your event tables.
With so many perks of wedding venues with views, why not consider Southall Meadows for your big day? Contact us today to book a tour or to learn about our pricing! For more outdoor event design ideas or inspiration, view our gallery.