Advantages of an Indoor Wedding Venue

Many couples go back and forth about whether they want to have an indoor wedding or outdoor wedding. The good news is, there is no wrong answer! Choose the type of venue that works best for you! If you’re still trying to decide, keep reading to learn about some of the advantages as well as things to consider when choosing an indoor wedding venue. 

You’re In Control

This may be one of the most apparent reasons that couples choose to have an indoor wedding, but it is an important one. You have much more control! You and your sweetheart can decide just about every little detail of the wedding ceremony and reception. With fewer variables that are out of your control, the chances of things going wrong at the last minute are very unlikely. 

No Weather Worries

Hosting your wedding indoors means you aren’t at the mercy of Mother Nature if she decides to make it rain or send gusts of wind through right as you say “I Do.” They say rain is good luck on your wedding day, but a sudden downpour can really put a damper on the festivities (and the expensive dresses, tuxedos, and hair-dos).


With an indoor wedding, there is generally little concern about the lighting, which can become important when taking photos! Most professional wedding photographers are skilled at taking photos in dim lighting, but if you have a particular shot you want them to get, an indoor venue gives you the ability to control how much light is in the room. It can be a little trickier to do this at an outdoor venue. 

Consider This…

While choosing an indoor venue might seem like you can’t go wrong, there are still a few important things to consider. 

Indoor Wedding Venue Capacity

How many people can the indoor venue hold? There is always a limit to the number of people that can be seated in an indoor venue and numbers that can’t be exceeded due to fire and safety codes. If you both have big families, make sure the numbers match up!

More Decorating Needs

If you are concerned about budget, remember that with an indoor wedding, you will likely be spending more on decorations whereas nature provides much of its own decor for an outdoor venue. 

Seating Arrangements

If you are hoping to have a unique seating arrangement for your ceremony, an indoor venue might be limiting. Depending on the shape and size of the space, there may only be a few different options for setting up the ceremony.

Get the Best of Both Worlds at Cooper’s Ridge

If you and your fiance are still dreaming of an outdoor wedding, but desire the control that comes with an indoor wedding, consider booking Cooper’s Ridge! You and your guests can enjoy an air-conditioned ceremony without worrying about the weather, but still have the beauty of the outdoors just steps away. 

Breathtaking Views

The gorgeous grounds span across 38 private acres that boast picture-perfect views. This rustic yet modern venue is nestled just across the way from the Warm Springs Ranch, home to the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales. Cooper’s Ridge features a quaint pond spotted with luscious, green trees and is the perfect compliment to those beautiful Mid-Missouri sunsets.

Modern Amenities

Surround yourself with nature without compromising the necessary amenities of an indoor venue. When you book your wedding at Cooper’s Ridge, you and your guests can have all of the modern amenities available, including a full-service bar, private parking, access to a Bridal Suite, a spacious patio, and clean restrooms.

Outdoor and Indoor Wedding Options

If you decide you want to take a chance and have your wedding ceremony outdoors, Cooper’s Ridge has a lovely area with seating for guests and an archway that all overlooks the pond.

Fun for the Kids (and Adults!)

Cooper’s Ridge has an outdoor fire pit area that is perfect for starting a toasty bonfire to roast marshmallows for making s’mores! This is a fun and unique way to treat your guests to a sweet treat while also entertaining the kids! What a yummy way to bring elements of the outdoors to your indoor wedding. 

Schedule a Tour at Cooper’s Ridge 

If you’d like to see the beauty of Cooper’s Ridge for yourself, contact us today to schedule a tour! We are happy to show you around the grounds and discuss options for an indoor wedding with an outdoor vibe!