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!
China Live is a elegant restaurant and wedding venue located in the heart of Chinatown in San Francisco, California. They offer couples an interactive culinary experience, while explaining Chinese gastronomy. They can host both intimate ceremonies and grand receptions. China Live is a unique venue... (Restaurant Weddings San Francisco)
From the first glance it is clear that The Estate is the most unique wedding venue in Atlanta and the perfect location to host the wedding of your dreams. This historic and secluded venue located in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead community, will make you feel right at home. For further information... (Mansion Weddings Atlanta)
Il Mercato is a Spanish colonial style building designed by prominent local architect Sam Stone and originally constructed as a neighborhood market.The 2014 renovation by local restaurateur Joel Dondis added herringbone wood floors, Italianate chandeliers, and a furnished library with banquet... (Wedding Caterers New Orleans)
For memorable and exciting events, Monticello Motor Club is the perfect venue. Our multi-million dollar South Clubhouse houses classrooms, a dining area, a private lounge, kitchen, bar, and a large climate-controlled garage area suitable for display or presentation. For convenience and easy... (Banquet Halls Pond Eddy)
A seasonal ceremony and reception at the Kartrite hotel & indoor waterpark changes in color like that of our mountain landscape. From winter white and starlight, bursts of spring wildflowers and summer sun, to firelight embers and the warm glow of autumn foliage, celebrations at the Kartrite are... (Hotel Weddings Monticello)
Your wedding and event planning starts here! Skyy Event and Design Center is located in the heart of historic Chaska at 207 North Chestnut Street. We offer an elegant ballroom to clients in and near Chaska, Minnesota. We also offer wedding & event planning services. Our packages are tailored to... (Banquet Halls Chaska)
If you havent heard the word around town, we have opened our newest project Gaslamp; a hidden crraft cocktail bar manifesting classy eclectic decor, live local jazz musicians, while covertly boasting the most exotic cocktail and food program this island has ever seen led by our elite team of... (Restaurant Weddings Kailua)
Vulture Mine is a gold mine and abandoned settlement nestled into the breathtaking landscape of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. The settlement, named Vulture City, was established in 1866, and developed to meet the needs of Arizona's most successful gold mine. The town population quickly rose to... (Historic Weddings Wickenburg)
There’s a reason this area is called Paradise Valley. It’s breathtaking natural beauty creates a romantic and serene backdrop for an unforgettable wedding. Whether your vision is charming and rustic, formal and elegant, or somewhere in between, our experienced team at Sage Lodge will work with you... (Hotel Weddings Pray)
Brick Haven Event Venue is a beautiful venue with rustic charm and southern elegance; specializing in all life's special events. Our space has the perfect wedding & reception area along with amenities such as a wet/hot/cold bar, 6 fireplaces, a commercial kitchen, dance floor, bridal suite and so... (Barn & Farm Weddings Cullman)
The Creekside Lodge is a private unique location on 10 acres of beautiful Alaskan wilderness! Nestled in the woods alongside Meadow Creek in Houston, Alaska your day will not be disturbed by the hustle and bustle of a city. Contact us for pricing on Wedding Packages up to 250 guests. (Hotel Weddings Houston)
The Lodge at Country Inn Cottages is a rustic, yet elegant venue located in Fredericksburg, Texas. Set on a private, 200-acre ranch, this venue boasts beautiful sunsets and Hill Country views. Couples will be able to stay onsite along with 100 of their guests at this unique destination. The Lodge at... (Barn & Farm Weddings Fredericksburg)
Shane Creeks Events is a family-owned, barn wedding venue located near Prague, Oklahoma. The venue itself covers five acres of a 70 acre plot of land, situated five miles from highway I-40, outside of Prague. The venue specializes in rustic-themed indoor and outdoor weddings. Facilities and Capacity... (Barn & Farm Weddings Prague)
Mil Veranos Vineyard & Ranch is a winery in the D Hanis, Texas, area for couples planning an outdoorsy or country wedding. This new and trendy wedding location has five ceremony spots for couples and two reception options to choose from. Couples can begin their lives together among the 1,000... (Winery Weddings D Hanis)
Located in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley in Harrisonburg, Virginia, DoubleTree by Hilton Harrisonburg offers their hotel venue for wedding events. Available for ceremonies, receptions, and elopements, as well as bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners, the hotel’s indoor spaces... (Hotel Weddings Harrisonburg)
High Falls Gorge is a rustic wedding venue located in Wilmington, New York. It is a privately owned nature park that provides trail access to four splendid Adirondack waterfalls. It is just a short drive from Lake Placid, New York, and one mile away from Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort. This venue... (Park & Outdoor Weddings Wilmington)
Copper Press is a unique venue to host your Family Reunions, Quinceañera, Baby Showers, Company Events/Dinners, or have your Wedding and Reception in our historical building. (Historic Weddings Colorado City)
It is not often that a venue provides so much beauty in every angle and every corner! The Stone Manor is a unique historic destination that can accommodate your whole special day in the most gorgeous spaces. Built as a Gothic Revival building about 113 years ago, it was renovated with love over the... (Historic Weddings Orono)
Hotel Saranac is a hotel wedding destination located in Saranac Lake, New York. The hotel’s 19th-century-inspired ballroom features luxurious chandeliers; giant, arched windows; and Della Robbia-influenced sculpted ceilings, exuding a Gilded Age charm that can serve as backdrops for wedding photos... (Hotel Weddings Saranac Lake)
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!