Winter break is fast approaching, and my fiance and I decided that we were going to spend it visting venues (since we won't have time again until mid-May). We have three places in mind already, all of which have indoor/outdoor space.
Our concern is that we are only having the ceremony outside, and the reception inside, so we really don't want to rent a tent that's only going to be used for an hour tops. We have a pretty low budget (3-5K), so buying lots of giant umbrellas is also not really an option. We're not sure about whether or not there are electrical hook-ups outside, and the amount of natural shade depends on the venue. It can get fairly warm by late June where we live. Any ideas for keeping our guests cool for the 20 minute ceremony before they can depart to the air conditioned reception (we will be having several 75 and older guests).