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Outdoor Wedding I Do's and I Dont's

February 17, 2022

Outdoor weddings are incredibly beautiful and romantic, but they also come with a few more questions and caveats than a traditional indoor ceremony or reception.

How do you plan around weather? How do you make sure guests are comfortable? How do you keep the bride, groom and wedding party presentable and photo-ready?

The Hideout Golf Club & Resort is a perfect destination for free-spirited, big-hearted and fun-loving celebrations and ceremonies.


Everyone wants to look their best on their wedding day! When you're putting together your outdoor wedding lookbook, take the surroundings into consideration.

If it's a chilly spring or winter ceremony, you may want to layer or wear a warmer ensemble. If it's a sticky summer or early fall ceremony, you'll want to select styles that can handle the heat.

Remember to make a note of the anticipated weather on your wedding invitations or wedding website as well, so your guests know what to wear for the occasion. For example, if you were planning to say your "I dos" in a warm outdoor setting with grassy or uneven terrain, they would need to keep that in mind when selecting attire and footwear.


Mother Nature typically supplies its own stunning seasonal outdoor wedding decorations. However, we recommend revisiting the wedding venue shortly before the big day to determine additional décor or lighting needs and ensure flowers are in bloom, leaves are raked and the grass is trimmed.

The Hideout's attentive event planner will walk you through the venue at your leisure, and if there are any last-minute requirements, they are well-equipped to make arrangements with local florists, the on-site landscaping team and any other vendors.


Draw inspiration for your delicious dining and drinks menu from the great outdoors. Make sure to book a caterer who has experience with outdoor weddings, and work closely with them to craft a mouthwatering menu based on the produce and meat that are in season.

The Hideout Grill's culinary team can provide a variety of catering from Western-style wedding breakfasts to elegant receptions, and we grow our own vegetables and herbs on-site to guarantee farm-to-table freshness.

In general, steer clear of any dishes that need to be served cold or simply won't keep well in an outdoor setting. We also suggest keeping plenty of water and ice on hand so the wedding party and guests can rehydrate as needed, particularly during summer ceremonies.


Wondering how to plan a wedding around weather? Select a venue that has an indoor option waiting in the wings in case heavy rain, strong winds or other natural phenomena suddenly disrupt the festivities. In a pinch, you can always book an indoor venue for the reception and simply shuffle the tables around if the ceremony needs to relocate.

The Hideout Golf Club & Resort offers a mix of wedding venues for every celebration, from a spacious outdoor pavilion to a rustic indoor clubhouse. The Hideout clubhouse features a wall of glass overlooking the resort and the wide-open Hill Country landscape, which provides a breathtaking backdrop for wedding portraits, the ceremony or the reception.


Nestled on the shores of Lake Brownwood in the heart of Texas Hill Country, The Hideout Golf Club & Resort is a popular destination for outdoor weddings thanks to its beautiful, wide-open landscapes, amazing outdoor venues, attentive service, creative menus and more.

Fill out our contact form to request an event or call 325-784-4653 today to arrange a meeting with our event planner or learn more about our outdoor wedding capabilities.

If you're looking for a new home for your new life together, this 1,400-acre resort community also offers tremendous values on land for sale with views of the golf course, Lake Brownwood and scenery that hundreds of couples and families are already enjoying.

There's never been a better time to discover land to buy in Lake Brownwood, Texas. Over 500 new property owners have joined The Hideout family in the last three years! Homesites are available from $49,000.

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