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!
Club Hemingway was born over 15 years ago in a charming fishing village with long-standing traditions and blending between cultures located in one of the best beaches of the Dominican Republic. It enjoys crystal clear waters and heavenly beaches all year round, crowned by "El Embarcadero", the only... (Banquet Halls Punta Cana)
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 City Ghost Town is an abandoned settlement nestled into the breathtaking landscape of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Established in 1866, it was developed to meet the needs of Arizona's most successful gold mine. Today, the many buildings and structures have been faithfully restored to... (Historic Weddings Wickenburg)
Kin Loch Farmstead is a new lavender farm and barn venue located in beautiful Cambria, New York. Our 37 acre property includes 2,000 lavender plants, a pond, and flower garden. The property is enclosed by trees to create a very private feeling. 4299 Ridge Rd, Lockport, NY 50’ x 60’ barn Service bar... (Barn & Farm Weddings Lockport)
regarding The Manor at Fire Tower Hill. The summit of scenic splendor, the ultimate in extraordinary settings, the discovery of dreamed destinations, this is the perfect venue to celebrate your wedding. Guests will never forget being here. The hill that made memories for many in Lewiston will now... (Mansion Weddings Lewiston)
Whether you are planning a low-key gathering of family and friends or large lavish celebration, you won't find a more inspiring setting than The Cleveland Museum of Natural History! Immerse your guests in the fascinating wonders of science and nature. From the glistening beauty of the Wade Gallery... (Museum Weddings Rocky River)
New-York Historical Society is an elegant wedding venue in New York, New York. This art gallery and museum offers the perfect location for your wedding ceremony and reception. Located in Central Park West, not only does this event space offer you a prime New York City spot, but their views of the... (Historic Weddings New York)
It’s Your Once Upon a Time! Envision…your perfect wedding day…we all have that picture in our mind of what that day will look and feel like. Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center on beautiful Jekyll Island, GA can provide you with the perfect backdrop for the most important day of your... (Hotel Weddings Jekyll Island)
The Booking House is a historic wedding venue located in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award-winning event space is a family-owned and operated venue that was originally built in 1884 as the old General Cigar Co. Warehouse. Now, the modern industrial space is the perfect... (Historic Weddings Manheim)
As one enters the gates off of Highway 187, Evergreen Plantation greets visitors with a resounding “Welcome Y’all”. With rolling hayfields and beautiful landscaping the 19th century antebellum home is a reminder of a time long past. The traditional southern farm has been updated with modern... (Barn & Farm Weddings Starr)
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... (Country Club 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)
Your Destination for a Rustic Up North Wedding for couples looking for a small, intimate setting full of country charm and character. Hilltop Cabins is the perfect home base for your special day, and those who are exploring the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Located at the eastern end of Pictured... (Hotel Weddings Grand Marais)
Situated on Mamora Bay headland in the south of Antigua with breathtaking views over the turquoise ocean, The Sea House is your exclusive and private venue, perfect for your intimate fairytale wedding. Getting married at ‘The Sea House’ offers you something different, your wedding is private, just... (Mansion Weddings Potters Village)
Sapphire Beach Resort is a hidden slice of tropical paradise located 10 miles north of San Pedro Town on the beautiful Isla Bonita, Ambergris Caye Belize. Our location offers some unique features not available at any other resort on the island; Caribbean seclusion, peace, and tranquility. We are... (Hotel Weddings Corozal)
Congratulations on your engagement! We pride in our unique venue that is dedicated to providing our clients with exclusive use of the property for 5 days. This exclusive venue enables our clients to utilize this space for rehearsal dinners and gatherings, as well as setting-up their special day with... (Barn & Farm Weddings Fraser)
Spearfish Canyon Lodge is a historic wedding venue located in Lead, South Dakota. This venue features picturesque backdrops of the Spearfish Canyon and the Black Hills. It has a dedicated sales and event team to help couples customize the venue as per their liking. Facilities and Capacity Spearfish... (Historic Weddings Lead)
The Royal Oak Room is a historic wedding venue in Lewiston, Maine. Located in the heart of the Pine Tree State, this century-old locale maintains a timeless, elegant style. Combining historic features and modern amenities, the Royal Oak Room will leave couples feeling ready for their next adventure.... (Historic Weddings Lewiston)
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)
Strathmore is an ideal location for weddings, showers, rehearsal dinners and other private events. The Mansion at Strathmore is an intimate turn-of-the-century Georgian mansion set high atop a hill with a sweeping iron-work staircase that just begs for a grand entrance, gorgeous wood-paneled Music... (Mansion Weddings Rockville)
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!