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Say I Do: Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Venues at Southall Meadows

A scenic backdrop, gorgeous weather, and more room for guests – what’s not to love about outdoor wedding ceremony venues? Hosting a wedding ceremony in the great outdoors offers couples a blank canvas and endless flexibility. And thanks to the surrounding nature, it is easier than ever to pull off a style that is effortlessly beautiful. Even more so when complemented by bundles of bright greenery and colorful floral decorations. Learn about the outdoor spaces at Southall Meadows and how they can be customized to align with your dream wedding.

Beneath the Meadow Tree

The most popular space out of our outdoor wedding venues, the meadow tree is a unique space that couples seem drawn to. The towering tree stands alone in the field, set against the surrounding forests and hills. Prior to a couple’s big day, we mow a suitable space around the tree for guest seating. As well as create a clear walking path to and from the main event spaces. This area can be left as is, striking in its own right. Or customized! Decorate the tree with flowing drapery that catches in the breeze. Place florals at the base or surrounding the tree so as not to obstruct the scenic view. For a bohemian-inspired look, line the aisle way with layered vintage rugs. Or adorn the aisle seats with pampas grass placed in vases. Following your ceremony, The Barn and the Hall are a stone’s throw away for a cocktail hour or reception!

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The Tree Line

A beautiful alternative space, a tree line sits yards away from the face of The Hall. In the spring and summertime, it comes to life with bright greenery, making it a gorgeous natural backdrop. It is a more reasonable space for couples who have several guests with mobility issues. Here guests are welcome to construct a backdrop of their own, whether it be a metal or floral arch, or wooden cross. Or feature grounded florals, for a fun and whimsical pop of color! Another popular piece of decor is signage, whether to act as a simple welcome or to encourage guests to participate in an unplugged ceremony. This space can also be used in the winter as it is closer to the interior spaces and provides guests with quicker relief from biting weather.

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Make a Rain Plan

At Southall Meadows, we don’t intend to leave you high and dry – although that may be your preference in the event of rain! On your wedding day, the entirety of our venue is yours to enjoy. Meaning that if rain is in the forecast, it is easy to accommodate a change of plans. We encourage all of our couples to consider how they would like to shift their outdoor ceremony indoors in case of inclement weather. Depending on where your seated reception will take place, you are welcome to use the other space as a backup. And, of course, our team is more than happy to assist you with the switch so as to avoid any extra stress.

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On the hunt for outdoor wedding ceremony venues, we hope you will consider Southall Meadows. Our rural event space in Franklin, Tennessee offers complete privacy and versatile spaces in which to say “I do”. Get inspired when you take a look at our Gallery, featuring real weddings. Or schedule a tour to see the magic of Southall Meadows with your own eyes! We can’t wait to be a part of this chapter in your story.

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