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Weddings in Summer: Yes or No? You Decide

May 30 2024

The Florida Rain Machine

As summer approaches, “The Florida Rain Machine” is about to turn on, bringing widespread storms with frequent lightning, heavy rainfall, and increased chances of tropical storms and hurricanes. The inland area between Tampa and Cape Canaveral is often called the “Lightning Capital of the United States.” June through September are the wettest months in Melbourne and across Florida. According to a study, nearly two-thirds of the yearly rainfall in north Melbourne occurs during the Wet Season.

Planning Your Wedding in Central Florida

If you’re considering an outdoor wedding or an event with outdoor elements, understanding Florida’s seasons is crucial. People often say Florida has two seasons: wet season and dry season.

Dry Season: Fall, Winter, and Early Spring offer comfortable and breezy weather, perfect for outdoor photos and cocktail hours. December through February, while the coldest months in Florida, still maintain average temperatures in the mid-60s, ensuring you won’t battle extreme cold. In case it gets really cold, you can always rent heaters.

Wet Season: Conversely, June through September can be challenging due to heavy rainfall and storms, mostly occurring in the afternoon. However, the off-peak demand during this season can result in significant savings on vendor services.

Peak Wedding Season in Florida

Florida’s peak wedding season is quite the opposite of other regions, with the best conditions typically found from mid-October to mid-May. During this time, the weather is more predictable, and the risk of cancellations due to weather conditions is lower.

The Importance of Wedding Insurance

Regardless of the season, we highly recommend purchasing event/wedding insurance as soon as you book your venue and other wedding vendors. Ensure your policy covers cancellations and postponements due to unforeseen weather conditions.

What Happens at Bonita Ranch During Wet Season?

At Bonita Ranch, the comfort and safety of our clients, guests, vendors, and team are our top priorities. As a garden venue, we avoid hosting traditional receptions during the hot and humid summer months. Instead, we offer morning ceremonies and/or brunch weddings to minimize the risk of afternoon storms, with special discounts available for these early events.

Rain Plans and Safety Measures

Our state-of-the-art agricultural building, equipped with custom elegant electric screens, provides shelter from rain. For extreme weather conditions, like hurricanes or tornadoes, we prioritize safety and may need to postpone or reschedule events. Always ensure you have adequate insurance coverage.

Our Summer Wedding Packages

Brunch Bliss: Our Blossom Bliss package becomes Brunch Bliss, a delightful brunch-time wedding experience, accommodating up to 50 guests in the middle of our Mediterranean Villa.

Eternal Elopement: Perfect for couples seeking an intimate, picturesque elopement with up to 10 guests including bride and groom.

Garden Glimpse: A quick, beautiful garden ceremony for you and up to four more guests, with one hour to get married, take pictures, and go.

Conclusion

Choosing the right season for your wedding at Bonita Ranch can make all the difference. With thoughtful planning and our range of rental or all-inclusive packages, you can enjoy a beautiful, sustainable wedding experience in Melbourne, Florida, whether you’re hosting an elopement, brunch wedding, intimate ceremony, or destination wedding.

Let us make your dream garden wedding in Melbourne Florida a reality! Please click HERE to book a private tour.

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