There are SO many ways to make your wedding ceremony as unique as you are! Of course, the first choice for the ceremony location is a church, but if you’re looking for an alternative, we have some ideas! Here at Lakeside, we have several different ceremony sites available.
One option is to have an Indoor Ceremony, in the same room that you’re hosting your reception! This is a popular choice because of the convenience for your guests. Your guests will arrive and sit in their seats at the table reserved for them for the evening. From there, they’ll be able to enjoy the ceremony and immediately start the cocktail hour once the ceremony is over. While they are enjoying cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres in the ballroom, the Bridal Party will be able to slip away to take photos. Once ready, the Bride, Groom and Bridal Party will be able to make their grand entrance back into the ballroom to kick off the start of the dinner and reception. This option is perfect for couples who want to start their wedding off with a bold statement!
The second option would be to have your ceremony in the gardens at The Gazebo. This is the #1 most popular choice for our Brides and Grooms because of the beautiful setting and close proximity to the reception ballroom. No need to move the cars. Once parked, the ceremony site and reception site are within close walking proximity to each other. The beautiful Gazebo creates a picturesque background for those special moments when you say “I Do”. Your guest seating will be nestled in the beautifully landscaped garden facing the central Gazebo. This creates a dreamy setting to say your vows and is the perfect option if you’re looking for a fairytale wedding!
The third option would be to have a lake side ceremony. Your wedding guests would be seated facing toward the stunning view of the lakes, fountains, and mountains in the distance. You could use a beautiful arbor to anchor the location where you will say your vows or you could say your vows under one of our beautiful old trees. Both options would be situated perfectly so that you would have the large, sparkling lakes directly in the background. As I mentioned above, there would be no need to move cars between the ceremony and reception, and no long, difficult walk for your guests. This option is ideal for those seeking a dramatic location for their wedding!
The last option would be the most simple and rustic ceremony site we have available here at Lakeside. You could have your ceremony in one of our fields, under a romantic field arbor, with the woods in the distance behind you. As with all of our outdoor ceremony locations, your guests would be comfortably seated in pretty white chairs, and they would be within a short walking distance of the reception. This option is perfect for those Brides and Grooms who are seeking an informal, yet romantic feel for their wedding.
So which would YOU choose? Bold, Fairytale, Drama, or Romance? In the end, do what makes your heart happy!!! It’s YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY!!!
Wedding Bells and Bliss,