Tips For Hosting a Staten Island Wedding In Your Own Backyard


Are you planning a warm, intimate and personal kind of celebration for your wedding on Staten Island or in the tri-state NY area? Then, hosting a wedding in your own backyard is the best deal for you. This trend of getting married in own backyards is increasing significantly over the past few years. As a matter of fact, backyard marriages are romantic, intimate and memorable but come with their large share of challenges. It involves a great deal of work and a lot of aspects to pay attention to.

Opening your backyard for a wedding means taking care of everything from food to catering to logistics, décor, etc. On the other hand, it can be cheaper to host your wedding in your own backyard because you wouldn’t have to pay venues rent. With a bit of hard work and lots of planning, your wedding event in your own backyard can prove to be very memorable and classy. Here’s a list of things to keep in mind if you wish to host your dream wedding in your own comfort setting.

Check feasibility

After preparing the guests list, the first step is to check if your backyard is feasible to accommodate the guests. If not, cut down the guests list or ask a friend or family member to lend their backyard to you. Check if there is enough parking for your guests, check if there are any permits to be acquired, etc.

Decide on the budget

Before starting planning and prepping, it is imperative to decide the amount of money you are willing to allocate. It is wise to keep a budget in mind to be able to stay within the limits and not overdo anything.

Landscaping and grounding

Ask your gardener or your florist to clean the backyard to ensure the lawn is not only picture perfect but also looks presentable and chic. If some of your plants require replanting, you will have to start planning the process months in advance of the wedding day.


It is very unlikely that your bathrooms will be sufficient for all the guests, rent a portable bathroom for your wedding day. There are high-end bathrooms, available for rent, that comes with vanities, customized sinks, etc.

Do you want your backyard wedding to be memorable, elegant and classy? Think no further and visit Chez Vous Catering and Party Rentals in Staten Island, New York to get your dream wedding planned and managed. Visit our off-premise catering page for more information!

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Whether you select Edgewater Hall as your party site or you have your own unique type of location in mind, Chez Vous Catering and Party Rentals promise to plan your affair with distinction.

Serving the tri-state area, we specialize in on-site and off-premise catering. We can host your event at Edgewater Hall or bring our services to you!

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Chez Vous Catering and Party Rentals is a full-service catering and party rental service operating on Staten Island, New York. We put our best effort forward to helping you choose the best menu to suit the needs of your guest and can help you pick a location for your event if necessary as well.

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