If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’re engaged and dreaming of hosting a classic outdoor tented wedding in Chester County area. First off, let’s start with a huge congratulations! Planning the dreamy wedding you’ve envisioned for yourself for years is such a gift. This is going to be one of the most special times of your life. So, we hope this post takes some of the stress away and gives you the knowledge you need to plan an outdoor tented wedding. Get ready to take some notes!

Why Have a Tented Outdoor Wedding at Radnor Hunt

When searching for an outdoor wedding venue in Chester County, we may be biased but we think Radnor Hunt is the dream location.

Sprawling Grounds with Lots of Photo Ops

We offer a private venue with over 100 acres of lush grounds surrounding that gives you a private escape all your own to celebrate your next chapter. The entire property will be yours for the day so you can explore, relax, and enjoy the moment in nature.

Indoor Amenities for an Outdoor Wedding

When you host with us, even though your wedding is outdoors, you’ll still have all the amenities necessary to host comfortably. Think about guest parking, indoor restrooms, a kitchen for catering prep, etc. So, it makes it much easier than a fully outdoor venue.

Things to Consider Planning an Outdoor Tented Wedding in Chester County & Beyond

Here are just a few things you’ll want to think about right off the bat when you decide to host an outdoor tented wedding reception! When asking yourself, “What do I need for an outdoor tented wedding?”—this section will get you off to the right start.

Choosing the Right Tent

Did you know there’s more than one kind of tent you can choose for your wedding?

Perhaps you want to let the outdoors in with a clear tent that will allow you to dance the night away under the stars without any chance of rain putting a damper on the day.

Maybe you want to protect your guests from the heat of the summer sun with a sailcloth tent.

There are so many options that our team can run through with you to make sure you have the tent that will bring your wedding vision together.

The great thing about having a tented wedding is you can choose a tent that fits the needs of your group. For example, our Grand Ballroom can fit 200 seated. But, if you get a tent, we can host up to 400+ comfortably for your big day!

Consider the Location

On Radnor Hunt’s property specifically, there are so many locations you can choose for your tent placement! Each corner of our perfectly groomed grounds is always ready to host you and your loved ones to celebrate. Just choose which area feels best!

Plus, you can host both your ceremony and reception on site under tents or the open sky, so there are no limits!

Your List of Your Must-Haves

Weddings are expensive, regardless of where you host them. So, it’s important to make a list of your must-haves and non-negotiables upfront. For example, do you need to have those floral chandeliers in your tent? Perhaps you’ve been dreaming of accenting tables with gold chargers and candlelight to add a little spark? Make a list so you can work through them with your planner to make sure you get everything you want for your outdoor tented wedding, on budget!

Let the Experts Help

While tented weddings are stunning, they do come with far more logistics than an indoor wedding. Think choosing the right flooring material, nailing the proper acoustics, getting creative with catering, etc. So, it’s important to take advice and insight from planners and caterers you work with! Check out this post about planning outdoor weddings from our exclusive caterer, J. Scott Catering. It’s got some great ideas and suggestions!

Real Outdoor Tented Wedding Inspiration from Radnor Hunt Couples

Real wedding inspiration is always a great way to start dreaming up your big day. Here are a couple of our favorite recent outdoor tented weddings, featuring the highlights that made them so memorable!

bride and groom wedding table

Dreamy Florals

Sara and Bailey’s June wedding was seriously storybook level dreamy. One of the reasons it was so captivating and picturesque were the stunning florals! Featuring bold, bright seasonal blooms and gorgeous floral chandeliers inside the tent created an unparalleled ambiance to celebrate their love story.

Elegant Accents

Molly & Matt’s outdoor tented wedding in October gave off luxurious fall vibes we adored. By using opulent white and gold linens, fabulous iridescent cream and gold plates, flickering candlelight accents, and white draping for tent walls, they created a luxe escape with a few simple touches to transform the tent. It was actually featured in Modern Luxury Weddings, too!

Ready to start planning your outdoor tented wedding reception? We can’t wait to come along for your journey. Let’s chat about your vision and how we can bring it to life!

Come explore Radnor Hunt today!


  • Covered Patio at Radnor Hunt
    Radnor Hunt is a beautiful venue that is comfortably elegant. The covered patio is perfect for cocktail hour with breathtaking views of hunt country. There is abundant natural light throughout the reception area. The staff is very professional.
    Mary Beth B.
  • Radnor Hunt's grounds
    A unique and elegant venue that is set on breathtaking property. If you savor Chester County country-elegance, this is your spot!
    Carolyn W.
  • Fruit tarts by J. Scott Catering
    J Scott was very helpful and an ultimate professional. He worked well with both my wedding planner and mother to provide an amazing meal. The food was fantastic and the presentation was even better! I was very pleased as it seemed to go off without a hitch from my point of view!
    Mary T.
  • bridal party outside radnor hunt
    I got married at Radnor Hunt in July and it was exceptional. My family and I had looked a few venues before Radnor, but once we were there, we all were blown away by the landscape. We worked with Amy through J Scott Catering, and they made everything so easy for us. Leading up to the wedding, they were so organized that it took a lot of pressure off of me!
    Daylen M.
  • Outdoor Ceremony set up at Radnor Hunt
    My husband and I could not have been happier with our choice to have our wedding at Radnor Hunt in October. It was the first venue we looked at, and I immediately knew I wanted our ceremony and reception to be here. The venue is beautiful and very well maintained.
    Sarah K.