Looking to hire a garden? Consider Yellow Gardens, a resplendent outdoor space in Karen, off Ngong road.
Its appeal lies in its compact, well-planned layout and proximity to the main road, making it effortlessly accessible through public transport.
The space is adequate to cater for up to 500 people.
Outdoor spaces have always been popular. They generally generate interest among your guests and can additionally spark excitement if they have outstanding, refreshing facilities.
Yellow Gardens doesn’t have an indoor meeting space, though it makes up for it tenfold. It’s quite ideal for team building, picnics, weddings, corporate and private parties.
Best part? You’re guaranteed exclusivity, heightened security and privacy.
When looking to hire a garden space, here’s what should be on your checklist.
Besides furniture, décor, photography, catering, and other critical expenses, does the cost to hire a garden space fit in with the resources set aside for this event?
Proper resource allocation is critical to an event’s success.
Hence, don’t go about this grudgingly. Instead, have a well-balanced budget that affords you the perfect space without arbitrary compromise.
2. Security and accessibility
What type of environment is the space located in? What’s the entrance and exit like? Is there enough clearance for easy movement? Have there ever been incidents, and where’s the nearest police station or well-equipped health facility?
You definitely don’t want to run the risk of taking your guests into a thicket far off civilization then have your event described like a scene from a nightmare on elm street.
What will the weather be like? Is it a rainy or sunny season? There’s nothing as horrific as your well-dressed guests getting drenched, or having their superbly-coiffed hair plastered to their heads because you overlooked this essential fact.
Also, what’s the ground like? Does it flood when it rains? Even if you erect tents and the grounds flood, it will all be for naught.
Does it meet all your requirements? Check to ensure that the ablutions are serviceable and will serve your expected guest numbers. Nothing spells comfort like squeaky clean, functional washrooms with plenty of clean water.
Is there a cooking and catering section far from the main event?
Where are the power and water points?
If everything is set up, will there be enough space to allow for movement, or will it be so squeezed that you can barely swing a cat?
5. Décor style
There are décor styles that may not work in an outdoor setting.
One way to skirt this issue is to select a space with manicured lawns, watered grass, and some complementary coloring. At the very least, it should have photo-worthy landscapes and settings.
Does Yellow Gardens tick off all the items on your list?
There’s evidently a case to hire a garden space at this location. Their rates and terms are attractive, flexible and worth it.
Check out Yellow Gardens (on Facebook) and schedule a site visit soon! The value of a site visit can’t be overemphasized; in fact, do it before you work out the budget.
Outdoor event decor ideas (on a budget)
If you’re wondering how to have a visually appealing event in the back of a depressed economy, below are some sure-fire ideas.
- Pick an already visually appealing venue with fantastically maintained lawns, pavements, and plants.
- Create a theme for uniformity –having matchy-match props is a significant boon.
- Grab any opportunity to hang stuff from the ceiling –florals, chandeliers, festoon lights, heck even paper lanterns if you have to.
- Pour more resources on the focal points, like the altar, high table, entrances, and dance floor.
- Have table runners and napkins with catchy patterns or colors that really pop.
- Recycle wine and disposable beer bottles for your floral arrangements.
- Incorporate more foliage from the venue’s environs into your decor. There’s always a tree in need of pruning or if you can get faux greenery, even better.
- Use potted or boxed plants to create dramatic entrances or walkways.
- For the bouquets, use a concept that requires 3 – 5 max stems per bouquet.
- Create unique patterns everywhere – re-imagine conventional space layouts such as guest seating style, table arrangements, etc.
- Use fabric draping tastefully and creatively to liven the space.
- Make use of a prominent tree or naturally occurring structure as your altar instead of hiring an arc. You can even ask the venue what decor props they have that you can incorporate.
Ultimately, the decor should be tasteful and alluring. But more importantly, the space should inspire joy, comfort, and create good vibes.
For your event planning and décor needs, contact us (Lucidity Africa) today.
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