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!
Located in the historic Cupples Station section of St. Louis, The Westin St. Louis is the premiere setting for your perfect wedding day. The Promenade Ballroom features dark wood beams and white-washed brick, reflecting on the building's historic past, while modern lighting and wood floors in the... (Hotel Weddings Saint Louis)
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a unique, non-traditional wedding venue located in the heart of Austin, Texas. Immerse yourself in the history of the Lone Star State as you step into the granite filled lobby and are surrounded by the colorful terrazzo mosaic, iconic bronze star, impressive... (Museum Weddings Austin)
When Falstaff Brewing Corporation's announced its new brewery in Galveston, Texas, it was among the most modern in the world. The hospitality room located on the fifth floor offered a cheerful meeting place for guests to relax after touring the new plant. Now the "Tasting Room" has been renovated... (Banquet Halls Galveston)
The Homestead on Peanut Road is a wedding venue located in Millerstown, Pennsylvania. The venue has been a family-owned and operated farm since 1865. In 2016, the family decided to open up the property for wedding events. The Homestead on Peanut Road features a restored barn and several breathtaking... (Barn & Farm Weddings Millerstown)
Nestled in the tiny Texas community of High Hill (2 mi. N. of Schulenburg, TX) and centrally located between Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Victoria, our Texas country venue is perfect for weddings, receptions, and private parties. “The Svetlik Farm” has been in the family for over 70 years and... (Barn & Farm Weddings Schulenburg)
Schuylkill Country Club is an elegant country club venue for couples’ weddings located in the greater Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania area. This country club has the charm and hospitality to host any wedding in any style. This club has a ceremony site on the greens, an indoor ballroom with a cozy... (Banquet Halls Orwigsburg)
Silver Fork Lodge is a wedding and reception venue in Brighton, Utah, only 20 minutes from Salt Lake City. This venue offers beautiful views of the Wasatch mountains, offering a wonderful feeling of seclusion. Silver Fork Lodge offers an indoor event space as well as an outdoor event space that... (Banquet Halls Salt Lake City)
Viper Alley is a unique wedding venue located in Lincolnshire, Illinois. This “industrial chic” space features a private, six-lane bowling alley, full kitchen and built-in stage. They can accommodate both an intimate gathering or a grand affair with state of the art lighting and sound equipment, as... (Banquet Halls)
Springlake Party Center is a reception venue for weddings in the Akron, Ohio area. This waterfront venue puts together idyllic ceremonies in a gazebo on the shores of Springfield Lake and receptions in a country chic banquet hall. This venue is a 15-minute drive from downtown Akron, and a 55-minute... (Banquet Halls Lakemore)
Union Hall, an Historic Event Space Overlooking Rockport HarborThe beautifully restored Union Hall is the perfect venue for couples dreaming of a classic New England wedding. While you admire the breathtaking views of sailboats on the picturesque Rockport Harbor, your guests will enjoy a warm... (Banquet Halls Camden)
Rockcraft Lodge is an elegant, turn-of-the-century estate on the western shore of Sebago Lake in Maine. The Lodge has been meticulously restored to honor the past while offering all the most exclusive luxuries of modern life. Featuring over 800 feet of frontage on the western shore of Sebago Lake... (Barn & Farm Weddings Sebago)
Galyen Farms is a 4th generation "sustainable" family farm in Sheridan County, NE. "The Barns" were built in 1930 and have been home to horses, cattle, pigs and sheep. We grow organic, dry land grains and harbor a small butterfly and honeybee habitat. We live a farm to table lifestyle by tending to... (Barn & Farm Weddings Hay Springs)
Louisville Memorial Auditorium is a historic landmark that offers multiple prime event spaces which are architecturally beautiful, as well as being versatile to host a variety of events. The convenient location is minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky near area hotels, restaurants and... (Banquet Halls Louisville)
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!