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30 Cool Campground Wedding Ideas

Campground weddings are a great option for brides who want a unique and memorable wedding celebration. If you love the great outdoors, and you want to incorporate aspects of outdoor activities into your wedding day, a camping theme is a great option!

Reasons to Have a Campground Wedding

If you are interested in having a camping themed wedding, chances are that you and your partner love to spend time outdoors. Camping is a fun activity that lots of people enjoy, but you must ask yourself is a campground wedding is the right choice for you.

A camping trip can easily be ruined by bad weather, and so can your campground wedding. Make sure you are okay with the unpredictability of Mother Nature before you settle on having a camping themed wedding.

Another thing to consider is that it may be difficult to provide the proper amenities to your guests depending on which campground venue you choose. Camping is typically an experience that is not exactly considered luxurious, so you have to ask yourself if you are okay with roughing it on your wedding day.

Bathrooms and catering supplies may be hard to find, so before you choose your venue, make sure they have adequate facilities for a wedding. 

If you are okay with the spontaneous and unpredictable nature of a campground wedding and you want to be one with nature on your special day, then these amazing ideas are for you!

Here are some of our favorite outdoor wedding ideas for your camporee themed bash. Your wedding guests will love the array of outdoors inspired activities and campground wedding decor! 

1. Natural Wedding Arch

campground wedding ceremony

Every couple wants a romantic and intimate wedding ceremony. Exchange vows under a nature inspired wedding arch made from greenery and branches.

2. Trailer

vintage trailer at camp wedding

If you are having a summertime wedding, you may want to rent some air conditioned trailers for the bride and her wedding party to get ready prior to the event. 

3. Campsite Maps

campground map

Set your amazing weekend wedding off to a great start by handing out campsite maps to your guests to show them where the abundance of fun activities are located. 

4. Music Festival Inspired

music festival inspired wedding

For a truly special event and a modern twist on the traditional campground wedding, go for a music festival theme! 

5. Picnic Tables

picnic table at wedding reception

Make sure you place lots of extra tables, such as these cute picnic tables, throughout your venue so guests have different places to sit. 

6. Rustic Banners

rustic wedding ideas

Decorate your campground wedding venue with these gorgeous rustic wedding banners. String them above trees or tents for a rustic and pretty touch.

7. Campfire Singalongs

campfire in the woods

Make sure you light up a campfire after dinner and sing some song by the fire in true campground fashion. 

8. Lake Swimming Activities

lake swimming

If your venue allows it, swimming is a great activity to offer your guests during the hot summer months. Having an abundance of activities at your wedding will make guests want to stay the weekend! 

9. Ample Bathroom Facilities

out house

Many camping sites do not have luxurious accommodations for its guests. If you want your wedding guests to feel comfortable, make sure you rent extra bathroom facilities. 

10. Biking Trails

vintage bicycles

If you and your partner love outdoor activities, plan various adventure wedding excursions with your guests like biking.

11. Campground Atmosphere For Events

campground tent

Make sure you find the perfect venue before planning your camping themed wedding. Whether it’s your favorite campground or another affordable wedding venue, look for locations that have hosted weddings before. 

12. Wedding Barn Venue

wedding barn venue

If you like the idea of a camping themed wedding but you aren’t the type to rough it outdoors, opt for a barn venue and incorporate camping themed decor. 

13. Panoramic Views

gorgeous views of lake

Venues like national forests have absolutely amazing views that are the perfect backdrop for a wedding.

14. Camping Wedding Invitations

rustic wedding invitations

Make sure your stationery suite indicates that you are having a campground themed wedding. 

15. Lanterns

lanterns hanging from tree in yard

Add a little magic to the rustic atmosphere of your venue by decorating with lanterns. 

16. Lawn Games

corn hole in yard

Make sure you offer an array of lawn games for guests to play, such as cornhole, so your younger guests can occupy themselves while older guests mingle. 

17. Great Outdoors Themed Wedding Cake

great outdoors themed cake

Your beautiful wedding cake doesn’t have to be plain and white, decorate your cake to match the great outdoors! 

18. Outdoor Bar

outdoor bar at wedding

Make sure your guests have access to an open bar outside by using lots of ice to serve cold beers and other bottled beverages. 

19. Teepees

teepees at wedding

If your venue has plenty of space outside, place teepees out in your venue for a unique atmosphere

20. Rustic Cabins

rustic cabins at wedding

Some campgrounds offer “glamping” options- which is glamorous camping, that offer air conditioning or other amenities. 

21. Hiking Trails

hiking trails

Usually camp weddings are an action-packed weekend of different outdoor activities. If you and your partner love to hike, incorporate a hiking trip into your weekend.

22. Lots of Smores

smores supplies

There’s no such thing as camping without s’mores. 

23. Outdoor Dance Floor

outdoor dance floor

Instead of an indoor ballroom venue, create a dance floor in the middle of nature!

24. Kitchen Facilities

pots with steam coming off of them

Make sure your venue has the proper kitchen facilities so that your guests have access to clean water and your caterers are able to adequately feed all of your guests.

25. BYOT (Bring Your Own Tent)

tents at campground

If you want your guests to stay overnight, indicate on your invitations that your guests should BYOT (bring your own tent). 

26. Campground Signs

wooden sign at camp wedding

Have homemade signs created to point guests to various camp-inspired activities at your venue!

27. String Lights

string lights wedding

Decorate your tents and venue spaces with string lights so guests can see each other once the sun goes down. 

28. Canoe Bar

canoes at wedding

A great idea is to turn an old canoe into a bar and serve drinks out of it. 

29. Wood Accents

wood plate with cake

Use wooden charger plates or tiered wooden accents to your dessert table for a nature inspired look. 

30. Sparklers

sparklers at wedding

A great idea is to give out sparklers at the end of the night so you and your spouse can enjoy a romantic getaway. 

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Caroline Kinsley

Caroline Kinsley is a recent graduate from the University of Delaware. With a degree in media communications, Caroline’s passions are marketing and journalism. Caroline has always loved the wedding planning process, being the daughter of an event planner. In addition to contributions to Yeah Weddings, Caroline Kinsley has published articles in Delaware Today Magazine, Her Campus, and YOUR Magazine.

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