Top Tips For Wet Weather Event Planning

October 30, 2016

Getting cold feet about wet weather dampening your garden party, outdoor festival or public event?

Wet weather occurs in EVERY season so make sure you plan for the possibility and then relax as the day unfolds.

However, did you know that some Australian cities have LESS rain in winter than in summer So you might just want to consider booking a winter event depending on where you're located.

A winter event will be cooler, of course, but in many cases it will also be DRIER than in summer.

There are, of course, a variety of pros and cons regarding planning your event for spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Wet weather back-up plan

Your planning could include:

  • an alternate undercover venue option
  • market umbrellas that add some style and colour
  • collapsible umbrellas as part of a goodie bag 
  • a venue with a retractable canopy
  • a marquee to keep everyone dry
  • decking to stop wet grass ruining guests' shoes and ensure their safe passage across slippery surfaces
  • a mud room for muddy gumboots (just think of Glastonbury every year!)
  • giveaway plastic ponchos to help keep guests comfortable and dry.

Consider unique venues that offer indoor alternatives for wet weather events - verandas, barns or even foyers. If the rains do come crashing down, ensure that the indoor section of your backup venue is large enough to provide coverage for all your guests. 

If you have a gorgeous view, make it visible even in rain with a clear marquee
It's rare that it will rain ALL day and if you've chosen a beautiful setting for your outdoor event, you'll want your guests to not only see when it's stopped raining, but to look out and admire the beautiful view - whether that's in a garden, on a vineyard, by the sea or in a park.

Clear PVC marquees provide a unique way to keep your guests warm and dry while letting them see the beautiful setting outside.

With a variety of heights on offer you can decorate your marquee with lights, backdrops and centrepieces to warm up even the wettest of nights.

Enjoyed this? Check out our selection of 7 Melbourne garden venues for events under 200 guests. 



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