There are lots of reasons why we love restaurant wedding venues. You know there’ll be great food, the décor is usually on point, and the staff is accustomed to handling events. There are so many restaurant venues around the country with private event spaces (or the option to rent out the entire place!), so you’re bound to find a location that’s ideal for your big day.
Check out some of our favorite restaurant wedding venues from around the U.S.
Chart House Restaurant
Weehawken, New Jersey
If your ideal wedding venue features incredible views and yummy food, then the Chart House in Weehawken may be just the place to host your big day. You and your guests will be able to enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline, including the George Washington Bride, and enjoy the steak-and-seafood-focused cuisine. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue can host events from 30 to over 250 guests.
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Bali Hai Restaurant
San Diego, California
This Polynesian-inspired restaurant wedding venue celebrates the best that San Diego has to offer. You’ll love the relaxed, beachy feel, and enjoy the choice of three different event spaces to host your wedding—as well as outdoor ceremony space. There’s the South Pacific Room, with its unique circular shape and panoramic skyline views, the Hawaiian Village, an outdoor pavilion on the Bay, and the Tiki Room, which is ideal for smaller events, like rehearsal dinners. All told, this venue can host up to 200 guests for your special day.
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San Francisco, California
Are you and your partner vegetarians? Then be sure to check out this vegetarian restaurant venue in San Francisco, which was a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement. With a capacity of 140 guests, Greens can host more intimate weddings in its natural-light-filled private room. The delicious food means even your carnivore guests won’t miss the meat!
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Costa Mesa, California
This SoCal restaurant wedding venue offers a totally unique space. The Japanese-inspired Zen garden features 70,000 square feet of greenery and fountains and is ideal for a relaxed ceremony. The Metropolitan Terrace also makes a great ceremony and cocktail hour spot, plus the adjoining Metropolitan Room is ideal for receptions. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue wins raves for its attentive staff and delicious food.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
We love how this venue combines the natural beauty of a garden with the convenience of a restaurant venue. Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, Tuscany was built in the style of an Italian Alps chalet with lots of charming details throughout, such as stone walls, vaulted ceilings, grapevines, and gorgeous murals. Host your wedding indoors or out, as there are several event space options to choose from.
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Big Easy is known for its incredible food, so what better way to introduce your out-of-town guests to New Orleans cuisine than to host your wedding at one of its best restaurants? Brennan’s is located in the heart of the French Quarter and specializes in Creole-inspired cuisine. With eight private dining spaces to choose from, Brennan’s can host events big and small and has a capacity of 650. There’s an outdoor courtyard for ceremonies as well.
If you’re looking for a venue that’s a bit out-of-the-box, this colorful restaurant wedding venue in the West Loop is ideal. Featuring vibrant and bold décor and highly-regarded Latin American cuisine, Carnivale offers a variety of different event spaces, including the bright Main Dining Room, which can host up to 350 guests, and the Flamenco Room, which can host up to 90. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue is sure to wow your guests!
Whether you’re planning a wedding for 1,000 guests or a rehearsal dinner for 20, River Roast offers incredible views of the Chicago skyline and not-to-be-missed food with several all-inclusive packages to choose from. We love the industrial-chic space, which includes an outdoor veranda and private dock.
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10 Downing at Churchill’s
If you’re looking for a small wedding venue in Savannah, this restaurant is an ideal location. With space for 90 guests, 10 Downing features modern architecture, lots of natural light, and Art Deco chandeliers. There’s also a roof terrace, which is an ideal photo spot. This is a particularly budget-friendly location for weddings, offering a variety of packages to choose from. Couples rave about the detail-oriented and professional staff at this restaurant.
Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor
This restaurant wedding venue truly exemplifies the scenery, cuisine, and charm that makes a Maine wedding so special. Host your ceremony on the front lawn, with the water as your backdrop. Then enjoy dinner inside the restaurant, with its huge windows and wraparound porches. This venue can host up to 160 guests for weddings, and smaller parties in the Deck Room. And because this restaurant is located at an inn, your guests can stay on premises for the ultimate in convenience.
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Located just north of Boston, this Tuscan-inspired restaurant wedding venue is a popular spot for intimate weddings of up to 180 guests. A Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue, L’Andana offers a rustic-modern setting with space for ceremonies as well. Rent out the main dining room for larger events, or the private dining space for smaller guest counts. The culinary team will help you create a custom menu for your big day.
Smith & Wollensky Boston Castle
If a historic space located in the heart of Back Bay is your idea of a dream wedding venue, then be sure to check out this restaurant. This 19th century stone-and-brick castle can accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated reception and has several spaces to choose from, including the Battle Room with its interior balconies, fireplaces, and historic artifacts. There are also smaller spaces ideal for rehearsal dinners.
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The Landing Restaurant
Newport, Rhode Island
For a coastal New England wedding, this restaurant wedding venue is an ideal spot. Located in Downtown Newport right on the end of historic Bowen’s Wharf, this eatery offers amazing harbor views and enough space to fit 200 of your nearest and dearest. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue offers buffet and plated dinner packages to fit your style and taste.
New York, New York
One of NYC’s most famous restaurants can host weddings! There are several private dining rooms, whether you’re hosting a reception for 450 guests or a rehearsal dinner for 10. You and your guests will love the fine cuisine, from branzino to rack of lamb and more.
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Brooklyn, New York
This Brooklyn restaurant has a hip, industrial-chic vibe that is so in right now. You and your guests will love the Grand Room with its 25-foot ceilings and expansive courtyard for outdoor garden ceremonies. The Spanish cuisine wins raves and the space can accommodate up to 166 guests.
Long Island City, New York
This rooftop restaurant at Queens’ Ravel Hotel has 9,500 square feet of event space with incredible skyline views (hello, amazing photo ops!). Host your ceremonies indoors or out, and your reception in the brand-new Grand Estate Ballroom. This venue can host weddings of up to 500 guests.
Probably one of the most unique restaurant wedding venues in the country, Moshulu in Philadelphia is actually the world’s oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship. Those who love the water will be delighted to marry on this historic ship, which has space for up to 1,000 guests. There are a variety of all-inclusive wedding packages to choose from.
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The Nation’s Capital is known for its highly-regarded restaurant scene, and Sequoia is one of the city’s classic favorites. Located in Georgetown, Sequoia can host weddings of up to 250 guests in several art-filled spaces. Your guests will love the waterfront setting, the unique, modern chandeliers, and the balcony.
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Five Crowns Restaurant
Corona Del Mar, California
This charming mansion restaurant venue has the feel of an English country inn, with its fireplaces and sweet details. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue has a unique Greenhouse event space with glass walls that look out onto a beautiful garden. There’s also a garden and patio with a pergola for ceremonies and the vintage-inspired and cozy Crown Nelson and Brighton rooms.
If the standard venue isn’t your speed, check out this eclectic and totally unique rustic-inspired space in the Mile High City. This restaurant wedding venue has several private spaces for weddings and will cater its organic cuisine, as well as the cake! This Couples Choice Award-winning venue wins raves from couples for its helpful staff, creative décor, and affordability.