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Tips for Spring and Summer Weddings

Spring is under way, and summer is just around the corner. Here at Park Crest, some of our favorite ceremonies and receptions happen in The Gardens. Whether you are having your spring or summer wedding here at Park Crest or elsewhere, we have a few tips to keep you cool, calm, and collected during your big day.


  1. An inclement weather plan- As they say, April showers bring May flowers. Every couple should be watching the weather and communicating with their venue manager or wedding planner about a backup plan. Here at Park Crest we have several options, whether it’s a tent that covers The Gardens, or relocating the wedding into The Carriage House (only a few yards away from The Gardens).
    Tent in The Gardens- Park Crest
    Smaller tent at Park Crest. 30×60


  2. Bug Spray- Nothing is more bothersome than being bitten by bugs while trying to celebrate. Here at Park Crest, we spray for mosquitoes and ants before your big day. However, it’s always a good idea to have bug spray in the bathrooms for your guests.
  3. Provide cooling devices- Some of our favorite party favors have included beautiful Japanese folding fans and paddle fans. It’s a cute and useful gift the guests will love. You can even personalize the fans. Wedding Paddle Fans
  4. Provide Sunscreen- Make sure you and your significant other lather yourselves with sunscreen before being outdoors. Nothing is worse than being sun burnt before your honeymoon. Guest will also appreciate sunscreen in the bathrooms.
  5. Make sure there is a place with shade- If guests include the elderly or babies, it is a good idea to have a place of refugee from the sun. Here at Park Crest, we have the pavilion with several fans, tables, and chairs.
    Garden Pavilion
                             Pavilion in The Gardens

    Park Crest Pavilion

  6. Provide plenty of cold water along with those summer cocktails- Nothing dehydrates the body more than drinking alcohol in the sun. Provide the guest with stations of cold water that are easily accessible.
  7. Serve lighter food choices- During the hot summer days and nights, people tend to lean towards lighter food choices. No one wants chili on a hot summer night. Talk to the caterer about a summer menu incorporating  seasonal fruits, vegetables and grilled meats.