The Prettiest Non-Tented Outdoor Wedding Receptions

Beautiful weather + pretty views = no tent required!

The Prettiest Non-Tented Outdoor Wedding Receptions

Photo: Jerry Hayes Photography

If you're marrying in a destination known for warm weather, such as California, Florida, or Mexico, and your venue boasts spectacular views, the last thing you'll want to do is cover the reception with a tent. And truly, is there anything more romantic than celebrating with loved ones under a beautiful starry sky illuminated by candles and fairy lights?

Let the scenery and weather shine by hosting a reception dinner outdoors, unobstructed by a tent. The gorgeous receptions below demonstrate the creative décor possibilities – see receptions held in the courtyard of a Spanish-style resort, a dinner in the backyard of a Malibu estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and a single long table that boasts views of a Florida lake.

As with any outdoor wedding, ensure you have a firm back-up plan in case the weather doesn't cooperate. Lighting, too, is key. Consider candles, chandeliers suspended from trees, string lights, spotlights, and lanterns. Click on the location listed for each photo below to learn the secrets of how each wedding came together! 

Naples, Florida

Photo by KT Merry Photography

Malibu, California

Photo by Jana Williams Photography

Santa Barbara, California

Photo by Kris Kan

Graford, Texas

Photo by Vue Photography

Paso Robles, California

Photo by Jerry Hayes Photography

Monte Verde, Florida

Photo by Regina Hyman Photography

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Photo by Paul Barnett Photographer

Rome, Italy

Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography

Oceanside, California

Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios

Pacific Palisades, California

Photo by Daniel Kincaid

New York, New York

Photo by Roey Yohai Photography