Affordable Outdoor wedding venues in Southern Indiana

5 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Southern Indiana

In the search for the perfect wedding venue for your big day, there is no shortage of choices, but there is always a shortage of time, it seems. And while traditional wedding venues tend to be reliable and take less weight out of your wallet, the prime wedding months from April-October remain the most popular because of one incredibly important detail: weather. Nice weather, to be exact, especially if you’re looking at outdoor wedding venues.

Outdoor weddings take every advantage of that ‘nice weather’ factor, and have grown in popularity for a whole range of reasons – the beauty and ambience of a natural backdrop for your “I do’s” and wedding photos is unparalleled, the experience feels more personal to the couple, and the space that outdoor venues provide lends itself to each individual wedding plan, from large and lavish to small and intimate.

But not all outdoor wedding venues are created equal.

Luckily, we’ve dug into the venue search and come up with a list of some of the most beautiful outdoor wedding venues in Southern Indiana, each chosen to represent one category that you might be looking for regarding:

  • Affordability
  • Uniqueness
  • Evening Availability
  • High Ratings
  • Included Amenities

While there are always more venues out there, here’s our narrowed-down recommendation list for you to check out!

1. Affordability: Indiana Outdoor Weddings

Common amongst budget weddings, Indiana Outdoor Weddings offers you a low-cost venue for you to DIY your wedding at. With three different wedding packages offered, including the Quick Elopement ($249 and 4 guests), DIY Ceremony Only ($499 and up to 125 guests), and DIY Wedding and Reception ($999 and up to 125 guests), Indiana Outdoor Weddings aims to provide a beautiful space for you to conduct your special day, located in Columbus, IN.

With the best bang for your buck out of the three, the DIY Wedding and Reception provides:

  • On Site Assistance (wedding day)
  • 12-Hour Property Rental
  • Wedding Amphitheater
  • Electrical/Water Supply
  • Forest Settings​
  • Gazebo on the Pond
  • Extensive Rock Gardens Forest Settings
  • Rehearsal Night Before if required and available
  • 2- Hour Property Access before & after wedding for set up/clean up
  • Arrange your own: Reception Tent, Tables/Chairs/Linens, Dance Floor
  • Arrange your own: Caterer/Bar Service & Entertainment

2. Uniqueness: Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden

Located in Evansville, IN, the Mesker Park Zoo offers a unique outdoor venue for your wedding with plenty of amenities that you won’t see anywhere else, including exotic guests to visit up close (plus additional perks), paddle boats, and a jungle transport tram. Accommodating up to 150 guests and with an indoor option, as well, you have your choice of the available Event Center Venue, Park and Garden Venue, or Rainforest Venue. The Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden is an assured memorable experience for everyone, with attractions to keep guests of any age entertained and a beautiful location that will give you the feel of a destination wedding, all from nearby Southern Indiana.

3. Evening Availability: Avon Gardens

If you’re worried about time limits, music cutoffs, or just want the beautiful, serene atmosphere of an evening wedding – Avon Gardens in Avon, IN is the venue for you. Especially attractive in the summer months, when temperatures drop to dramatically more comfortable levels in the evening, Avon Gardens affords you the option of both daytime and evening wedding times, with a gorgeous, blooming garden for your backdrop either way. Whether you want your wedding lit up by the sun or illuminated with hundreds of candles, this 250 guest-accommodating ceremony and reception venue provides flexibility, adaptability, and value, including:

  • 5 acres of garden space
  • Convenient May-October blooming periods, during the heart of wedding season
  • Provided bridal arbor, pavilion, gazebo, and tent decoration included in cost
  • Climate-controlled indoor changing areas for the bridal party
  • A garden pavilion and outdoor bar for receptions
  • Included set-up and cleanup services
  • No beverage minimums
  • No flat fees
  • Guest and day-based rates for a tailored cost
  • Two hour venue availability for photos and preparation

4. High Ratings: Willow Acres

With a 5-Star rating, Willow Acres proves itself to deliver wedding results as beautiful as its grounds suggest. Located in Middletown, IN, this venue offers a comprehensive experience, with available add-ons to customize your wedding and extensive lists of vetted wedding services, such as DJs, caterers, florists, bar services, makeup and hair stylists, bakers, photographers, videographers, salons, event planners, and rental services in the Southern Indiana area. Even before you choose Willow Acres as your wedding venue, they’re already committed to facilitating your big day and taking some of the responsibility off of your shoulders. As a base list of amenities provided, regardless of the package you choose, they offer:

  • A bridal suite for half of the couple
  • A groom’s RV for the other half
  • Exclusive venue use for the ceremony and reception
  • Provided chairs and tables
  • Golf cart availability for accessibility assistance
  • Outdoor misting fans
  • Parking on premise
  • Tents for unexpected weather

As it strives to provide flexibility to each guest’s event needs, there are three different packages that offer a respectively increasing variety of amenities and prices on top of the basic provisions, which include the Elegant Celebration package, the Enchanted Romance package, and the Distinctly Yours package.

5. Included Amenities: Lakeside Reflections

Right next to Louisville in Jeffersonville, IN, Lakeside Reflections Event Venue prides itself as a full-service venue – meaning everything you need is on-site and included in your chosen wedding package. With an already-considerable list of basic amenities before packages, Lakeside Reflections offers for ceremonies:

  • One Hour rehearsal with D.J. usually the day before, depending on availability
  • Two Hour early access to venue on date of your wedding for vendors & bridal party
  • Use of our Chandelier Bridal Change Room
  • One Hour Ceremony Time
  • Outdoor wedding ceremony overlooking the 11-acre lake
  • D.J. to MC & coordinate your ceremony & customize your music selection for your event.
  • Decorate (2 hours) the day before

For Receptions:

  • Four hour reception
  • A Lakeside Event Coordinator & DJ/ MC playing your customized music
  • Choice of menu prepared and served by Lakeside Reflections
  • White linen tablecloths & white chair covers (black tablecloths are also an option)
  • White skirting & lights for bridal & cake table; black skirting for all service tables
  • Lakeside standard decorations:
    • Tiffany vases w/floral, candle & mirror centerpieces for guest tables
    • Cake stand & knife
    • Toasting glasses
    • Bottle of Asti Spumante
    • Card box
  • White China plates or etched glass plates, glassware, silverware & linen napkins
  • Cake cutting service
  • Full service, set-up & clean-up
  • 1 keg of domestic draft beer
  • 100 glasses of Lakeside House wine
  • Unlimited soft drinks, water, iced tea & hot tea & coffee station
  • Flexible bar services with no minimum

With 7 different food packages, including a customized meal plan, priced for 50-400 guests, Lakeside Reflections has it all on their beautiful, historic, 11-acre lakeside venue. Between the museum and lakeside venue, you won’t have a shortage of options on anything you might need for your outdoor wedding.

Not What You’re Looking For?

Venues are one of the most variable factors of a wedding – you can have them anywhere. If you haven’t found the venue of your dreams, or if you’re trying to budget with a free venue in a backyard or privately-owned or rented property without essential amenities available, such as restrooms, refrigeration, storage, or disposal services, Moon has your basic outdoor wedding venue needs covered.

Moon Portable Restrooms has years of experience offering the best portable restrooms, restroom trailers, and handwashing stations available to customers across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. For more information, give Moon Portable Restrooms a call at 502-776-2199.

Portable Restrooms in Jeffersontown

Portable Restroom Rentals in Jeffersontown, Kentucky

Jeffersontown, aka J-town, is one of the most desirable places to live in Jefferson County, and it’s no wonder why. This home-rule class city has a welcoming feel, thanks to its local history, tons of great restaurants, parks, employment opportunities, highly-rated schools, new housing developments, and other community-minded attractions. If you’re looking for a slower pace of life with all the nearby amenities of downtown Louisville, look no further than Jeffersontown.

What’s So Great About Jeffersontown?

For starters, the history. Jeffersontown was first settled in 1794 as a trading-station for pioneers heading to the Falls of the Ohio and many influential families settled in the area, such as the Bruners and Oldhams. Farmers settled the land as well–in fact, several historic properties belonging to the Tyler family still exist as the Blackacre Preserve, a 271-acre nature preserve that is used as an event venue, education center, and popular destination. You can visit the Jeffersontown Historical Museum or website if you’re interested in more local history. 

There’s a lot of community pride in Jeffersontown that shines through annual events and activities. Some local events include Easterfest, SummerFest, the Gaslight Festival, Pumpkinfest, and Christmas Gaslight Square. The Chamber of Commerce is very active, supporting networking and local businesses.

Jeffersontown also offers many parks for families and outdoor-minded individuals, such as Charlie Vettiner, Jeffersontown Veterans Memorial Park, Skyview Park, and Pope Lick Park, part of the Parklands of Floyds Fork. The area also offers plenty of shopping and indoor fun, such as Main Event Louisville and Malibu Jack’s. 

How Can Moon Portable Restrooms Help Me?

Whether you own a business, are hosting an event, managing a construction project, planning a wedding, concert, or festival, you should consider working with Moon Portable Restrooms. As the number one provider of local sanitation in the region and one of Kentucky’s largest full service leasing companies, we have decades of experience serving Jeffersontown and the surrounding region. We offer a variety of portable restrooms for different needs and purposes and are happy to provide you with insight into what best fits your needs.

As a full service leasing company, we can also provide you with storage trailers, ground level storage containers, office trailers, portable mini storage, dumpsters, refrigerated storage, warehousing and, of course, luxury restroom trailers and portable restrooms.

To reserve portable restrooms in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, request a free quote online or call 502-547-1750 for more information. Our expert technicians can typically respond to last-minute service requests. We are also happy to give you detailed pricing information and can answer any questions you may have.

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9 Premiere Outdoor Wedding Venues In Lexington, KY

Outdoor or indoor? It’s the age-old wedding venue debate. When choosing the right setting to tie the knot, you have to consider the size of your wedding party, budget, time of year, personal preferences, and other factors. Finding the “perfect” spot can feel nearly impossible!

That being said, Lexington, Kentucky abounds with excellent wedding locales. From verdant horse farms to historic mansions to immaculate gardens, Lexington offers plenty of beautiful spaces to get married. Let’s take a look at 9 great outdoor venues in and around Lexington, Kentucky.

Ashwood on Antioch Farm

 This historic tobacco barn located on a 460-acre family-owned farm is the perfect mix of rustic and refined. Your party will appreciate the quiet, stately farmland while enjoying every necessary amenity, including handicap accessible ramps, onsite staff, tables/chairs/tablecloths, a dance floor, a weekend wedding coordinator, and more. We can see why Ashwood on Antioch Farm made the list as one of Wedding Rule’s Top 20 Wedding Venues in Lexington this year!

Keeneland

It doesn’t get more Kentucky than Keeneland, the premiere racetrack in the state. So it makes sense that the Entertainment Center and Keene Barn at Keeneland is one of the most popular wedding venues in the region. Historic, elegant, and capable of hosting large parties, you can choose between a number of packages and locations within the iconic grounds. 

Ashland Estate

The original home of senator Henry Clay, the Ashland Estate offers a deeply historic and sophisticated outdoor event space. The stunning, well-preserved mansion provides the perfect backdrop for your intimate gathering. 

The Kentucky Castle

One of the most well-known landmarks in the region, this boutique hotel offers a truly unique experience. Featuring 9 indoor and outdoor event spaces, a ballroom, landscaped fields, catering, and plenty of sleeping quarters, The Kentucky Castle is certainly a grand and romantic spot to tie the knot. 

Kentucky Horse Park

Rolling emerald fields and iconic post-and-board fences make this Kentucky landmark a venue to remember. With several available event halls and miles of open land, you can craft the wedding of your dreams. The best part? You can start your special day with a carriage ride through the grounds!

The Polo Barn at Saxony Farm

This beloved, Thoroughbred-producing farm also features an idyllic Kentucky wedding venue. You can choose between several renovated barns and a quaint outdoor seating area. Having hosted events for over 40 years, the Saxony Farm team is highly experienced and ready to work with wedding parties of any size. 

Talon Winery & Vineyards

Choose between two stunning venues, the outdoor Monarch Pavillion and Ca”Barn”et Barrel Barn at Talon, a gorgeous, historic winery. Rolling fields, a pond, and award-winning vineyards make the perfect rustic yet romantic tableau. It doesn’t get more classically Kentucky than this!

The Barn at Springhouse Gardens

Minutes from downtown Lexington, the Barn at Springhouse Gardens is a dreamy, luxurious outdoor space to hold your once-in-a-lifetime event. Dance the night away under a row of fairy lights alongside the historic tobacco barn or pose with your wedding party in the gazebo, lush gardens, and pavilions. 

The Peach House at Harkness Edwards Vineyards

This intimate, underrated wedding venue is located on a hill at Harkness Edwards Vineyards, one of the largest wineries in the region. Enjoy classic, understated elegance of the historic property and stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

If you’re planning a wedding or special event in Lexington, Louisville, Southern Indiana, or anywhere in-between, look no further than Moon Portable Restrooms. Our top-of-the-line luxury restroom trailers are air-conditioned and feature private cabins, fitting naturally into the most-sophisticated of events. Give us a call at 502-776-2199 to get started today!

A portable restroom and hand washing station from Moon Portable Restrooms, part of a press release

Press Release: How Moon Portable Restrooms Has Stepped Up to Serve the City of Louisville, KY During the Covid-19 Crisis

Press Release

While local businesses across the city of Louisville and the state of Kentucky have been forced to close due to the coronavirus outbreak, Moon Portable Restrooms has found themselves to be busier than ever. Moon Portable Restrooms, led by BJ Davis, is a local business that supplies handwash stations, hand sanitizer stations, portable restrooms, flushable restrooms, and luxury restroom trailers to customers looking to host an outdoor event. While the city deals with an outbreak of Covid-19, Davis and his dedicated crew are providing their products and services in order to ensure that safe, sanitary stations are set up throughout the city for use by the public as well as other businesses that have been deemed essential.

“We are very fortunate to be an essential company,” Davis said when asked about the role his company and coworkers are playing in ensuring that the spread of the coronavirus slows throughout the city. However, Moon Portable Restrooms has been involved with the city in regards to supplying and setting up portable restrooms and handwashing stations long before coronavirus made its way to Louisville, KY. Due to Moon Portable Restrooms’ dedicated involvement with the city in years past, Davis was one of the first people that Louisville’s Emergency Management Agency called when it was apparent that the coronavirus was in Louisville and EMA needed all the resources they could gather to ensure that those less fortunate, and those who were still needed in their essential job roles, had the necessary resources to keep themselves clean as they went about their required duties.

Check out the rest of the press release here!