Off Season Events on Cape Cod
November thru April on Cape Cod is what us locals call the “off-season”. It gets quiet and cold, businesses close down for the winter and rates for weddings get more affordable! Imagine having your dream wedding with an ocean view and saving thousands of dollars! That is what the off-season on Cape Cod can do for your wedding and your wallet. Here are some things to consider when choosing your wedding date and when it is okay to realize your wedding will be just as beautiful when it is below 60 degrees on the Cape!
Negotiating Made Easy!
If you like to get a deal and negotiate with vendors, then the off-season is the time to do it. Most vendors will offer at least 10-25% off their normal pricing - especially January-April. the best place to do the negotiating at venues is the rental fees, but sometimes they can even discount the food, just to get you in during those quiet months. Want to discount even deeper - look at a weekday or Sunday to hold your off-season event.
Water View or No Water View
In the off-season the water views are just about non-existent after 5pm due to the time change. So when looking for your location and selecting your date, be sure to check the sunset times. If you are looking to have a 5pm ceremony with a water view, the sun may already be set! And there are definitely still locations on Cape Cod that can offer you an inside location on the water to have your ceremony! Check out the Boat House at the Chatham Bars Inn or the tented patio at the Wequassett!
I’m Dreaming of a White Wedding!
Think sparkles! How beautiful would it be to wake up on the morning of your wedding to a snow covered view? Find yourself a warm, fluffy shrug and step out into the landscape for some stunning photos! It could make a great “Trash the Dress” session late night as well with some snow angels! Now just as you are not guaranteed a perfect beautiful day in the summer, you may not get the snow you had always dreamed of in the winter either, but it can happen!
Off Season Rates
When starting your venue, and vendor, research - be sure to ask about off-season rates. When do those rates begin and end? Do they have certain packages that would fit into your budget? Ask to see the regular rates as well and find out how big of a discount you are getting for booking your wedding in the off-season.
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