Browsing wedding venues is among the very first steps of planning your big day. But with so many wedding venues to choose from, how do you find The One? First, consider the style of venue you’d like: Garden or beach? Ballroom or barn? Then, read reviews of wedding venues in your desired city and select a few to tour in person. Happy venue hunting!
The Aspen Glen Club offers Glenwood Springs weddings to those looking to bypass the typical Aspen wedding locations. Aspen Glen’s Western style clubhouse made of rough-sawn timber and Colorado river rock offers the ideal mountain setting for your special wedding day. With a rustic ambience and... (Country Club Weddings Carbondale)
The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel is a historic and stylish wedding event venue located in Poughkeepsie, New York. Beautifully furnished with crystal chandeliers, luxurious wallpaper, crown molding, and other fabulous decorations, this venue provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Here you... (Hotel Weddings Poughkeepsie)
Whitby Castle Catering is a stunning mansion-style wedding venue located in Westchester, Connecticut. Resembling a castle with its stone structure and towering, round turrets, this venue is the perfect space for an evening of elegance. You and your partner are sure to feel like royalty as you... (Mansion Weddings Rye)
Start your next chapter in Baltimore’s historic Fell’s Point District. Select venues with exquisite waterfront views, exposed brick walls and outdoor terraces. Admiral Fell Inn is the winner of three consecutive Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Rewards. Let our staff and vendors care for every wedding... (Hotel Weddings Baltimore)
Station 67 is a rustic banquet hall and historic wedding venue catering to the needs of couples getting married in the Columbus area. Originally built as a transportation hub, this building now stands as a great industrial location for your celebration. Subject to recent renovations, Station 67... (Historic Weddings Columbus)
Devotions Wedding Chapel is a wedding venue in Greenleaf, Wisconsin. The chapel was built in 1913 with beautiful detail and a red brick exterior. Husband and wife owners, Wendy and Tom are both ordained ministers. After 14 years as a nurse, eight of those years spent working as a trauma nurse, Wendy... (Church Weddings Greenleaf)
The Glenmore Country Club is a premier wedding venue located out of Keswick, Virginia. This historic site boasts perfectly manicured grounds perched on 1,200 acres. With a breathtaking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this venue will provide a timeless backdrop to your wedding day photos.Facilities... (Country Club Weddings Keswick)
The Georgi on the Battenkill Community Park and Museum is nestled along the Battenkill in Shushan, NY, just west of the Vermont Border. The Battenkill wraps around the property, surrounding the lush lawns and beautiful gardens. The 9 acre Community Park showcases a row of 60+ year old Hydrangea... (Museum Weddings Shushan)
Ocean’s Edge Restaurant & Event Center is a wedding venue located in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Couples will find this beachside restaurant to be a wonderful option to host their wedding events. Indoor and outdoor settings offer gorgeous coastal views that will serve as a stunning backdrop for a... (Restaurant Weddings Sneads Ferry)
Anthony's Pier 9 is an elegant wedding venue located in Westchester, New York. Their expertly attentive staff is committed to helping you plan a magnificent celebration for one of the most important days of your life. They will ensure that every moment you spend at Pier 9, including all plans and... (Banquet Halls New Windsor)
Grand Isle Lake House is a private event venue in Grand Isle, Vermont. Situated on Lake Champlain, this historic lakeshore hotel provides everything you need for a special, memorable wedding day. Grand Isle Lake House encompasses 55 acres and 2,500 feet of shoreline, making it the perfect... (Mansion Weddings Grand Isle)
Front & Palmer is a wedding venue located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The building was a former barrel factory in the South Kensington Art District. It was redesigned into a modern event center. Their offices are in a previous pickle makers business and the event loft is on the second floor of... (Banquet Halls Philadelphia)
Country Home Weddings is a full-service wedding facility located just south of Canyon, Texas and nestled on a 200 acre ranch. This venue offers the perfect setting for your dream Texas wedding, with all-inclusive wedding packages, exquisite gardens, and a luxurious reception hall, all surrounded by... (Barn & Farm Weddings Canyon)
The Arboretum Club is a modern country club wedding venue located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. This venue takes pride in each wedding that takes place at The Arboretum Club, ensuring that they are catered to fit the couple’s wedding dreams. This way, the couple and their wedding guests can enjoy a... (Country Club Weddings Buffalo Grove)
West Hills Country Club is a secluded, golf course style wedding venue located in Westchester, Connecticut. Situated alongside the Wallkill River, this venue brings stunning views of the lush green golf course kissing the edge of the serene river water. With both indoor and outdoor options for your... (Country Club Weddings Middletown)
Shale Creek Golf Club, a country club in the Cleveland, Ohio area, opens its doors for couples looking to celebrate a modern wedding. The beautiful tree-lined property features a lake and well-manicured golf greens among the rolling hills. This club can be found 20 minutes from the Hinckley... (Country Club Weddings Medina)
Westhills Manor is a one of a kind mix of a Historic Manor house, farmland, and beautiful vistas. Full packages include 12 hour venue rental, luxorious bridal and groom suites, planning and coordination sessions, decor for popular themes, table linens and runners, tables and mismatched wooden... (Barn & Farm Weddings Knoxville)
Mcalpine Lake Reserved is a privately-owned wedding venue located in San Juan Bautista, California. This park-like property offers one mile of lakeside, and spreads over 20 acres of land engulfed with large pine trees and spectacular views of the lake. With close proximity to San Jose, Monterey,... (Park & Outdoor Weddings San Juan Bautista)
Our wedding planners work by your side, to see what you see, imagine what you imagine and guide you. This is how together we create your perfect wedding. Pearl Beach Club is the ideal venue for each couple to print their mark on it. With the combination of a modern infrastructure and our beautiful... (Beach Weddings Punta Cana)
Choosing a wedding venue for your wedding reception and wedding ceremony tends to be the first step in the wedding planning process. Wedding venues are typically booked 1-2 years in advance, while some only need a few months notice. It all depends on the type of venue and your personal criteria. Not only does the venue determine your wedding date, it also sets the scene of your special day.
Anything can be a venue, from backyards to banquet halls, so be creative! Some questions to ask yourself before searching: are you looking for venues that can accommodate a large event, or a more intimate affair? Do you see yourself saying 'I do' in your place of worship, or with sand between your toes? Is your dream wedding set in a local park or museum? Other venue options include: hotels, farms, restaurants, mansions, government buildings, and inns.
You don't even have to have your wedding reception and wedding ceremony in the same place! Have the ceremony indoors with an outdoor wedding reception location. Or vice versa. Allow yourself the creativity to make your wedding as unique as you are.
However, there are things to consider when choosing a venue. Set up a visit before you book. Pictures and reviews can only tell you so much.
When choosing an outdoor venue, be aware of the weather at that specific time of year. Getting married on the beach? Prepare a backup plan for summer storms. Remind your guests to wear sandals or forego shoes altogether, and wear light clothes to stay cool. On the other hand, if you plan on getting married in the fall or winter, layers and warmer clothes are a must.
Many states have 'four seasons in an hour' weather, which can be hard to predict, especially if you're getting married away from home. Do proper research before making the choice to finalize a venue and keep track of the weather in the weeks leading up to your big day. Know that the weather will not make or break the day so don't let it stress you too much.
If it's an outdoor wedding venue, find out what isn't provided and what you will need to bring from the outside. Some parks have pavilions and bathrooms, but nowhere to store food for the reception. Find out if you'll need to bring chairs or tables and what will be needed for additional decorations. Think about the time of day that you want to be married and how that may affect lighting for photography.
There are also things to consider when choosing an indoor wedding location. In addition to finding out if the venue location is available on your desired date, you should also look into whether or not it is a convenient location for your guests. Does it have the capacity to hold all of your guests? Is there enough parking for all guests? Are there enough bathrooms? Is it climate controlled? These are all important things to note before making the final decision to book a venue.
Deciding on a wedding location is the first step in turning your wedding vision into a reality. It is meant to be fun and exciting. Here at WeddingWire, we have a quick and easy way to find and compare wedding venues in a snap! Just enter the desired zip code or city & state to see a full list of wedding venues in the local area.
If you're still trying to decide where to have the wedding, don't fret! WeddingWire has venue options across the country. Look around before making that final booking.
Regardless of the venue you choose, your wedding is supposed to be a day of incredible love and joy. Relax. Have fun!