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!
Foster’s Clambakes and Catering is more than just a full-service catering business located in York Harbor, Maine. It also doubles as a venue with three possible ceremony and reception sites. Specializing in Maine-style food, Foster’s is famous for its clambakes and lobster bakes. Although they have... (Banquet Halls York Harbor)
Designed exclusively for original and intimate, Custom-made, private Mexico beach weddings. THIS VENUE IS NOT A HOTEL-Located in Puerto Vallarta area. Family run Venue on beach garden in Bucerias, Nayarit. Minutes away from PV. We host our weddings in a private beach garden. Tropical glamour. Boho... (Park & Outdoor Weddings)
Brunswick Ballroom is an elegant wedding venue located in Tonganoxie, Kansas. This classic space includes a beautiful interior with historic charm. The venue of Brunswick Ballroom includes many amenities and a staff that goes above and beyond in their services. The team at this location will account... (Banquet Halls Tonganoxie)
This beautiful renovated freight depot has a capacity of 230 with indoor and outdoor event space. The visitor train runs close enough to wave from our east dock while sipping a comfortable cocktail. Our West deck offers views of the entire Sawatch Range! Even with its quaint allure as a true... (Barn & Farm Weddings Leadville)
We are in the heart of fabulous Downtown Las Vegas awaiting your arrival to book your wedding or renewal ceremonyFlowers of the West is a beautiful attentive full service Las Vegas wedding chapel with impeccable attention to detail and affordable packagesWe are located in the Historical Downtown... (Church Weddings Las Vegas)
Located in Seaview, Washington, Shelburne Hotel is a wedding venue serving couples in the Seattle and Tacoma areas. This all-inclusive wedding venue offers couples a classic, vintage style with an art deco flair. The hotel offers accommodations for you and your guests, as well as spacious common... (Hotel Weddings)
Coeur d'Alene Golf and Spa Resort is a country club wedding venue located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, that has been part of the wedding industry for more than 28 years. This unique venue offers indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as a cruise boat, to host wedding ceremonies and receptions. Its... (Hotel Weddings)
With tailored service and an eye for detail, we strive to make your wedding day a joy to plan and even more fun in which to participate. Our menus feature fresh Northwest ingredients and we offer a variety of local beverages. Our courteous and professional staff will ensure a well executed event.... (Museum Weddings Seattle)
The Wildflower Weddings at Lake Hemet is a scenic wedding event venue located in Mountain Center, California. Those who love the outdoors will find themselves at home when holding their wedding at this lovely, free-spirited event space. If you're a fan of saying your "I dos" in front of pine... (Park & Outdoor Weddings)
Ponte Winery and Vineyard Inn is a rustic, country-style wedding event venue and winery located in Temecula, California. With two elegant ceremony sites available just feet away from the vines, this venue provides the perfect backdrop for your luxurious wine country wedding. Facilities and Capacity... (Winery Weddings)
Fairmont Austin is downtown Austin’s newest luxurious wedding venue. Nestled in the heart of the gorgeous Palm Park, this 37-story hotel is the perfect setting for celebrating one of the most exciting moments of your lives. The dedicated staff at Fairmont Austin will go above and beyond to make your... (Hotel Weddings)
Located in Brattleboro, Vermont, The Stone Church offers couples a unique, historic wedding venue to exchange vows and start their new life together. Built in 1875, the church features gorgeous stained glass windows, an original Estey organ, and Scandinavian stenciled walls and ceiling. The... (Church Weddings Brattleboro)
Linganore Winecellars is unique and charming wedding venue located in Mount Airy, Maryland. Majestically built into a lush hillside on a 230-acre estate with 70 acres of vineyards, Linganore Winecellars features rustic yet sophisticated indoor event facilities as well as scenic outdoor event... (Winery Weddings)
Ralph Engelstad Arena is a unique wedding venue in Grand Forks, North Dakota, that is known for hosting world-class events and weddings alike. Built for the University of North Dakota’s hockey team and named for a former player and university benefactor, this 400,000-square-foot arena is a... (Banquet Halls Grand Forks)
A unique wedding venue in Elkton, Virginia, The Barn at Walnut Grove offers newly engaged couples the perfect setting for smaller, more intimate affairs. Combining natural charm with modern amenities, the venue provides scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Situated in the Shenandoah Valley, The... (Barn & Farm Weddings Elkton)
Cavallo Estate Winery is a stunning vintage wedding venue in Lecanto, Florida. It offers beautiful outdoor views and a restored historic barn to host the wedding of your dreams. Unlike other barn venues, the Cavallo Estate offers the sophistication you would expect from an exclusive banquet hall.... (Winery Weddings)
When you’re looking for a gracious, intimate site for your private event, look no farther than the Holiday Inn Phoenix Chandler. We are here to help you create the most exquisite event in an exceptional location for your receptions, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, or gift opening brunches. The... (Hotel Weddings Chandler)
Lake of Isles is a waterfront wedding venue in North Stonington, Connecticut servicing weddings in Mystic and New Haven, Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island. It is one of New England’s prestigious golf destinations and a top-notch wedding venue. The surrounding woods and lakefront view are a... (Waterfront Weddings North Stonington)
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!