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Planning Your Epic Outdoor-Garden Wedding

Planning Your Epic Outdoor-Garden Wedding

“Personalize your Outdoor Wedding in Nature’s Beauty” ― Pacific Domes

If you’re among those trend-setters who want your wedding day to be shared in a uniquely-you, non-traditional way, you’ve come to the right place.  Setting the industry standard since 1980, Pacific Domes, has pioneered portable event domes for all types of festive outdoor occasions – including, wedding domes for your special day . 

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Ethan and Deanna Kahn in the Outlier Inn dome in the Catskills, New York

Interviewer: How did you wind up at the Outlier Inn in New York?
Deana: When I say I’m passionate about the outdoors, I mean, I LOVE the outdoors – and, Ethan has grown to love it, too. Since family and friends are scattered all over, we were hoping to find a place where people could stay on site with us, as well. So, I turned to Airbnb. Rather quickly, I found the dome in a search; then, realized what the Outlier Inn was. At first, the dome was going to be where we had guests sleep – but, when we stepped inside, we knew it had to be our dance floor!” ― Deana

Outdoor Wedding - Outlier Inn Catskills, NY
Outdoor weddings are very common and having a dome for shelter is not only beautiful, it’s practical too if it rains

We enjoyed the simplicity of the property – the way that it was self-sustaining – everything about it.” ― Deana

Consider Renting Dome-stays: You don’t have to be in New York to enjoy the unique experience of dome-stays for your wedding guests. Renting a Pacific Dome is a cost-effective option that will have your guests talking about the wonderful time they had for years to come.


No matter what your budget, it’s easier than you think to plan your elegant outdoor wedding. You’ll need a good roadmap to help you stay focused on three key essentials – your wedding budget, guests and style.

Your Wedding Budget

When planning your wedding, if your focus is on living happily ever after without breaking the bank – then, you’ve got your priorities straight! After all, you shouldn’t be paying for your wedding long after the honeymoon.

According to the latest 2021 study, the national average cost of a wedding is between 29K and 31K. Although it varies from state-to-state, that’s right up there with student loans! You might find yourself asking if this is how you want to begin life’s journey together?

Consider Portable Dome Tents for your wedding event– they’re energy-efficient and cost-effective. From an engineering perspective, geodesic domes are structurally sound and built to withstand Nature’s extremes. Dome kits are portable, lightweight and can be erected easily with a little DIY know-how or by a trained field crew – thus, saving time and money over more traditional building methods.

Your Wedding Guests

Planning your wedding list can be both fun and stressful at the same time. There’s always the decision of who-to-invite and who-not-to-invite. Take the stress out of preparing a wedding list by getting some tips from experts, like Martha Stewart.

The role of being a great host – accommodating your guests – can be a daunting task and expensive, too. Many of your wedding guests will have traveled long distances to attend your big day. Some of your guests might like camping – some will prefer glamping (glamorous camping). This is where you might consider some really great options – dome-stays.

Your Style

The best weddings reflect a couple’s personalities from beginning to end.” ― Martha Stewart Weddings

What’s your style? Knowing yourself and your tastes is key to planning a memorable wedding. Do you lean towards a traditional wedding – or, do you favor a non-traditional wedding, such as a boho wedding?

Here’s some interesting facts to consider…
According to a recent survey, only 9% of millennials said they wanted a traditional wedding – emphasis was on a full-weekend of wedding activities that created shared moments, with qualities like ‘fun’ and ‘personal’, ranking much higher. Redefining the Traditional Wedding: join the trend towards redefining ‘traditional’ weddings by expressing your unique relationship and individual style together.

Plan an elegant Boho Wedding immersed in Nature’s spectacular scenery?

Boho Wedding Hosts - Samantha and Cheetah
Samantha and Cheetah display their flowers, chicken and duck eggs from the farm

Boho Wedding Hosts – Samantha & Cheetah
In the realm of infinite possibilities – where the moment is all there is – visualize yourself joined in matrimony with your beloved – surrounded by loved ones – saying ‘I do’ amidst a beautiful garden in a peaceful, natural outdoor setting, such as this.

Samantha and Cheetah established TurkeyTail Farm on 40-acres of spectacular Oak Savanna in the California foothills of Yankee Hill in 2008. They’re passionate about living on the land and love sharing their love story with others.

Diverse Distinct Spaces for Wedding Venues – The UCSC Arboretum

Comprising approximately 100 acres of gardens and research areas, UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden offers a truly unique setting for weddings and other special events. When you select the UCSC Arboretum for your wedding, you’ll be surrounded by the mild seaside climate and beautifully verdant landscape that’s sure to delight and embue your guests with the bliss of your nuptial occasion.

Celebrate your outdoor wedding in style with an open cathedral-style wedding to celebrate your union. Providing a unique environment for your nuptial vows and guests, domes can be used for wedding, reception and banquet. The open expansive geometry creates an exhilarating environment for parties. UCSC plans to reopen for the 2022 season pending the Covid-19 mandated shut-downs.

What if it Rains on My Wedding Day?

Here’s some helpful tips that will help you with pre-planning:

• Strategically position your dome tent with easy access to walkways and nearby facilities.
• Have umbrellas available so guests can stay dry while walking to their vehicles
• Stretch Décor adds a touch of swooping elegance – it’s easy to create covered walk-ways and drop-down sidewalls that serve a dual purpose.
• Secure plastic rain gutters or dig unobtrusive shallow trenches around the perimeter of the dome tent and along walk-ways to prevent rain from pooling.
• Lay flooring to keep the soft ground from becoming a weather-related issue.
• Have portable heating and cooling to maintain comfort levels.

Why the Popularity of Wedding Dome Tent Rentals?

Domed wedding tent rentals have become a popular alternative to confined, oftentimes, stuffy indoor spaces that dull the romantic ambiance of this special nuptial occasion. A wedding ceremony set amidst gorgeous gardens and scenic landscapes, lends a chic elegance to your epic celebration – at the same time, affording your guests an opportunity to spread out and mingle.

Consider Portable Dome Tents – they’re energy-efficient and cost-effective. From an engineering perspective, geodesic domes are structurally sound and built to withstand Nature’s extremes. Dome kits are portable, lightweight and can be erected easily with a little DIY know-how or by a trained field crew – thus, saving time and money over more traditional building methods. The ease of set-up and take-down gives portable wedding dome tents the added edge of going up anywhere on the planet – in any terrain or climate.

Pacific Domes Sales Team

Custom Wedding Domes Scaled to Size

No matter whether you’re planning a small intimate wedding or a lavish large-scale wedding, Pacific Domes has the perfect wedding dome and tent size to accommodate your special occasion. Visit with one of our friendly Customer Support Representatives to learn more about renting or purchasing a wedding dome today.



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