Coast or country weddingSelection of a wedding venue depends on a number of factors such as the season, the number of guests invited, the type of wedding, budget, and most importantly your personal preferences. The trend to celebrate weddings in an outdoor location has always fascinated couples, and over the years this trend has evolved. Today, weddings are being celebrated at places beyond traditional wedding venues, from restaurants and warehouses to music halls, beaches, countryside, and exclusive historic homestays. When it comes to exchanging vows in open-air spaces, countryside and beaches are often the top choices. Let’s explore the pros and cons of a coast or country wedding:

Beach/Coast Wedding | Coast Or Country Wedding?

Beach/coast weddings may look good in pictures, in reality, there are a few big arguments for and against this type of setting, let’s explore some pros of cons of planning a beach/coast wedding:


  • picture-perfect
  • built-in decor
  • relaxing and comfortable attire
  • plenty of beach-theme options to choose from
  • relaxing atmosphere for everyone
  • budget-friendly
  • plenty of opportunities for stunning photography


  • weather unpredictability
  • lack of privacy
  • strict rules to follow
  • unwanted guests such as bugs, animals, birds, etc
  • uncontrolled noise
  • intense reflection of the sun
  • sand

Countryside Wedding | Coast Or Country Wedding

It is quite common to see many Aussies run away from the hustle and bustle of city life and spend their weekends in a beautiful countryside setting. Choosing a countryside setting as a wedding venue is also gaining a lot of popularity among Aussies. Here are some pros and cons of having a countryside wedding:


  • romantic scenery
  • privacy
  • historical venues
  • unique entertainment
  • local culture and cuisine
  • fantastic rural accommodation
  • rustic aesthetics


  • remote location
  • limited modern facilities
  • scarcity of labor

The breakdown of the pros and cons of having a coast or a country weddings is definitely a confusing one. Ultimately it is up to you and your better half to choose a location that suits your style, however we would suggest keeping weather in mind and having a plan B for any location you choose.

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Coast Or Country Wedding?