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Outdoor Wedding Reception At Madera Estates In Conroe, Texas

We Love An Outdoor Wedding Reception! 

Are you thinking about an outdoor wedding reception? If you’ve landed on this blog post, you’re likely engaged or helping a couple plan their perfect day. We’re thrilled that you’re here! For those of you who are unfamiliar with our venue, welcome to Madera Estates! We are a luxury wedding venue located in Conroe, Texas. We specialize in helping couples host their picture-perfect, once-in-a-lifetime, celebration. You can simply rent our event space, or you can hire our team to manage every aspect of your wedding day from start to finish. From catering to bar services, coordination, and even photo booth and party prop packages, Madera Estates has it all! In today’s blog post, we’re sharing why outdoor wedding receptions are an ideal way to entertain your guests. We hope that you enjoy!

A Little Background About Madera Estates 

Before we dive into all the reasons why outdoor wedding receptions are awesome, we should probably explain a little bit more about our venue. We have a striking outdoor fireplace, huge patio area, outdoor bar, temperature-controlled ballroom, covered deck area, and separate suites for the bride and groom to get ready in. Our couples love enjoying every aspect of their wedding day on-site with our staff. Having everything you need all in one space is definitely a time saver and makes the wedding day experience less stressful. 

We love it when couples try new things! More and more, we’re seeing couples opt for an outdoor wedding reception on the terrace in front of our grand fireplace. Although our indoor Hacienda Ballroom is beautiful, there’s something incredibly romantic about an outdoor wedding reception! If you choose to host your reception outdoors, you have a couple of options for your ceremony. You can either have your wedding ceremony inside in our Hacienda Ballroom, or you can have it in the wooded grounds of our property. Both options are incredibly romantic and are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests. After the ceremony, we recommend having a cocktail hour before the reception. This will allow time for your guests to mingle and for the newlyweds to take photos with their family. This is also when the team at Madera Estates will light the candle votives and lanterns for your outdoor wedding reception! 

A Unique Experience For Your Guests

Your guests will love experiencing the beauty of an outdoor wedding reception. Most wedding receptions are indoors, so a change of scenery will make your event unique! Who doesn’t want to stand out on their big day?! 

More Room To Mingle 

Perhaps one of the best aspects of an outdoor wedding is that there’s a lot more room for your guests to mingle. This is particularly good for couples that are hosting guests with a wide range of ages. Kids can run around the grounds, and older folks can escape the party music to chat and catch up with relatives. Not to mention, an outdoor wedding reception means that people will have more room to spread out. Lately, due to Covid-19, it’s important to respect social distancing as much as possible. Having an outdoor wedding reception means your guests will stay comfortable and safe during your celebration! 

Picturesque Scenery 

Look right or left, up or down! There’s beauty everywhere with an outdoor wedding reception at Madera Estates! Our venue has been carefully and thoughtfully designed. With this in mind, you’ll find beauty in every corner! From the hand-carved furniture to the lush trees, the outdoor reception site at Madera Estates is breathtaking in itself! 

Minimal Decor & Florals Needed

Because the outdoor reception area at Madera Estates is so beautiful on its own, minimal floral arrangements and decorations are needed to enhance the space. Keep things simple by decorating the tables with candles. You’ll love being able to reallocate your floral and decor budget to other components that are more important to you. 

Gorgeous Fireplace Backdrop For Your Head Table  

The Grand Fireplace at Madera Estates is probably one of the most iconic elements of our wedding venue. It is also a stunning backdrop for a head table! Leave it as it is or drape fresh flowers across the mantle. Either way, you have a beautiful, built-in, element for your head table! 

Natural Lighting & Romantic Atmosphere

Your guests will love enjoying a delicious meal as the sun sets. Not to mention, they will have a blast dancing the night away underneath the stars and the string lights. As the evening comes to an end, you can even conclude the festivities with a fabulous and over-the-top firework show! 

Amazing Backdrop For Your Wedding Photos  

Good photographers love natural lighting! By having an outdoor wedding reception, you’re sure to get back some amazing photos! As the night sky appears, you’ll love dancing the night away surrounded by countless candles and the soft lighting from landscape beds. Madera Estates has built-in lighting throughout the patio area to ensure that your guests are safe from falls and trips.

Intimate Feel & More Entertainment Options

Outdoor wedding receptions seem more intimate and relaxing. They also provide a blank slate for you to customize to your own unique style! This means you can decorate the space exactly as you want it. An outdoor wedding reception means you also have more entertainment options! From cornhole to giant Jenga, and even fire dancers, there are a lot of unique entertainment options you can include in your outdoor wedding reception. 

Pro Tips For Having An Outdoor Wedding Reception

As you can see, there are many benefits to having an outdoor wedding reception. Reach out to the team at Madera Estates to determine the best time of year for your outdoor affair! Our staff will be able to provide you with dress code suggestions to make your guests as comfortable as possible. As favors for your guests, consider offering blankets, insect repellant, or sunglasses. In the event of inclement weather, you’ll rest easy knowing that Madera Estates can accommodate a last-minute indoor option for your celebration. 

Host Your Outdoor Wedding Reception At Madera Estates! 

Do you think an outdoor wedding reception is right for you? Madera Estates would love to host your wedding celebration! Located in Conroe, Texas, Madera Estates offers an exotic and luxurious venue to host your big day. You’ll fall in love with our Spanish & European inspired event space as well as our kind and friendly staff! See for yourself by booking a FREE champagne tour here. We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your ideas! 

Madera Estates is located at 3201 N Frazier St, Conroe, TX 77303. To speak with one of our experts, fill out this form on our website or give us a call at (936) 441-9337. Don’t forget to follow the fun on FacebookInstagram & Pinterest!

*Please note, outdoor receptions and ceremonies in the woods are subject to additional fees.

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