To ensure that your outdoor event takes place seamlessly and without any challenges on the day of the event, you must prepare for a few things in advance. While outdoor venues are efficient to work with, they do require some special considerations such as guarding against the weather and ensuring the venue is accessible to everyone.
Melbourne's weather can be unpredictable to say the least! If you are planning on booking an outdoor venue for your upcoming event – make sure you are prepared for Melbourne's everchanging weather.
Outdoor events in Melbourne are the most appropriate to host in summer (December till the end of February). The days are longer, sunsets are always beautiful with hues of orange and purple and it brings out the best an outdoor event venue has to offer.
While Spring and Autumn could potentially be good time for hosting outdoor events in Melbourne, however, there is a slightly higher risk of weather swings.
Some venues have alternate provisions for a rainy day or mobile heaters in case of a sudden drop in temperature. It's always good to check with the venue before you make the booking.
Some outdoor venues may have obscure access. Guests may be required to walk a fair bit from the parking or to use the restrooms. Some venues may not be pram or wheelchair friendly.
It's essential to confirm all such details with the venue beforehand, so you can ensure your guests are not inconvenienced on the day of the event.
If your chosen venue requires additional efforts on part of the attendees, be sure to inform them well in advance. This will also allow you time to organise any special provisions, in case it is required by your attendees.