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!
Mendocino, on California’s beautiful north coast with its sandy beaches and rugged headlands, has long been a haven for romantic getaways and honeymoon vacations, making it the perfect setting for large and small weddings. MacCallum House provides the scenic beauty of the Pacific Ocean and a... (Wedding Venues)
Pinstripes Oak Brook is a unique wedding venue located in Oak Brook, Illinois. This venue offers distinctive entertainment and dining services that will impress you and your guests. With over 33,000 square feet of beautiful indoor and outdoor space, this venue is a wonderful option for a variety of... (Wedding Venues)
Pinstripes Northbrook is a modern ballroom wedding venue in Northbrook, Illinois. This is the original Pinstripes location, and it is a very unique space. The various rooms and outdoor spaces are great for weddings, rehearsal dinners, outdoor ceremonies and other special occasions. With bocce... (Wedding Venues)
REVIEW OUR DEALS SECTION FOR SAVINGS IN 2019 & 2020! Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club is a private wedding venue located in Santa Rosa, California and provides the perfect setting to host your wine country wedding. In the heart of Sonoma County, this property sits upon 128 acres of lush grounds,... (Wedding Venues)
Chandelier Ridge Wedding and Event Venue is a banquet hall wedding venue located in Breckenridge, Texas, that sits on a hilltop featuring breathtaking scenic views. You can say "I do" underneath a beautiful, large cedar pergola adorned with florals and greenery with stunning views of the countryside... (Wedding Venues)
Hotel Yountville is a classic and luxurious boutique wedding venue located in Yountville, California. It’s the ideal destination for a small intimate wedding. Hotel Yountville will exceed all expectations with their unmatched ambiance, refined service, and farm-to-table cuisine. The hotel was... (Wedding Venues)
The Hoxton is an exceptional hotel wedding venue located in Chicago, Illinois. This chic hotel provides you and your loved ones with a number of elegant event spaces to celebrate this new and exciting chapter of your love story. The Hoxton is conveniently situated in the heart of Chicago’s Fulton... (Wedding Venues)
Na zdravie (meaning Cheers in Slovak!) is a must see landscape for your wedding. We provide the views and vistas that will take your breath away. Our new venue space, bridal room and/or outdoor gazebo should be completed by March 2020 and we are excited to help you celebrate one of the most... (Wedding Venues)
Bankersmith isn’t just an Event Venue, we are officially on the Texas Map! A historic Texas Railroad Town established in 1913 on Old Highway 9 (now known as Old San Antonio Road) our little slice of heaven is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. According to the “Texas Hill Country” Old San... (Wedding Venues)
Located in Prescott, Arizona, Hassayampa Inn is an elegant and historic wedding venue. This landmark was established in 1927 after being designed by El Paso resident and architect, Henry Trost. The challenge was to construct a hotel that offered a refined refuge from the monotony of everyday life.... (Wedding Venues)
Located in Woodridge, Illinois, Bobak’s Signature Events provides couples with ample space to host both large and small wedding celebrations. The open and modern layout is ideal for couples who want their own design vision and style to shine. The hall also boasts spacious lawns, which are likewise... (Wedding Venues)
With a near perfect climate, pristine beaches and breathtaking sunsets, the Hawaiian island of Maui has been a top choice for destination beach weddings and honeymoons for decades. Located on the sunny south shores of Maui's Wailea coast, the luxury Fairmont Kea Lani resort and spa is the ideal... (Wedding Venues)
Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center is a banquet hall hosting weddings for couples in the Chicago, Illinois area. This elegant venue features fountains and gardens straight from a fairytale. Located in the heart of Grundy County, this venue is a scenic one-hour drive, from downtown... (Wedding Venues)
You will find it hard to find another venue that can offer you the charm and uniqueness of these party barns. We offer a stunning space in which to entertain your guests; the barn is exclusively yours for your special day. (Wedding Venues)
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!