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 quaint beach town of Aptos, in Santa Cruz County, Seascape Golf Club’s perfectly manicured course and graciously appointed interiors provide an ideal venue for your wedding and reception. Perched on a bluff facing the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, the ceremony site is accented with... (Country Club Weddings Aptos)
Located just steps from the quiet, pristine beaches of Nantucket's West End, Millie's is the perfect venue to host your guests' Welcome Party, Rehearsal Dinner, or oceanfront wedding. The beautifully renovated interior design showcases the famous Madaket sunset, creating the perfect backdrop for... (Restaurant Weddings Nantucket)
Lacey Michele’s Castle is a wedding venue in Omaha, Arkansas. This venue’s charming setting in the picturesque Ozark mountains makes it an ideal location for couples wanting a tranquil site to say “I do” while enjoying the beauty and peacefulness provided by wildlife and Mother Nature. The estate is... (Mansion Weddings Omaha)
Located in the HEART of St. Louis, Historic House listed on the National Registry of Historic Places! Perfect spot for your bridal shower, rehearsal diner, bachelorette party or wedding party accomidations. Set to sleep large groups at a fraction of the cost! Huge backyard with patio. Built in 1904... (Historic Weddings Saint Louis)
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is an oasis of luxury and bliss located at the epicenter of South Beach. This oceanfront restored 1953 Art Moderne building in the famed Art Deco district exudes an air of modern sophistication. The resort features 375 elegantly designed guest rooms that draw... (Hotel Weddings Miami Beach)
The Fargo Holiday Inn is conveniently located on the corner of 1-29 and 1-94 on 13th Ave. We are very excited to assist in planning your celebration and our professional staff is ready to help make your special day perfect. Our largest ballroom, The Great Hall, can accommodate up to 650 people.... (Hotel Weddings Fargo)
Hyatt House Chicago West Loop/Fulton Market is opening in mid-June 2019 and will be the perfect home for your intimate receptions, family reunions, baby showers, bridal showers and all cozy events. We are a 200-room property that offers complimentary breakfast with omelette station and wireless... (Hotel Weddings Chicago)
The beautiful 18 story Radisson Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Fargo, within walking distance to a variety of restaurants, entertainment hot spots, shops, and financial institutions.The Radisson Hotel Fargo has one ballroom so only one wedding can take place at a time, providing the... (Hotel Weddings Fargo)
The California Country Club is a private golf club and wedding venue located in Whittier, California, that offers exquisite views of mature, tree-lined fairways. The private golf course was built in 1956 by William Bell Jr., who is known for designing Torrey Pines, home of the PGA Tour Farmers... (Country Club Weddings Whittier)
After a three-year restoration, the Borsari Gallery venue in the quaint city of Dennis, Massachusetts has fully embraced the Cape Cod charm the area is known for. This historic venue was built in the 1800s and features a barn and art gallery. In this classic New England setting, couples can share... (Museum Weddings Dennis)
The Lyceum is the wedding venue in Baton Rouge for your special day or social celebration! We strive to make sure that your celebratory event is as perfect as it can be and can customize our venue to your exact specifications. Up to 500 Guests for Wedding Receptions Up to 200 Guests for Seated... (Historic Weddings Baton Rouge)
The Falls is an elegant wedding venue located in the Borough of Morrisville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Over eight years ago, this beautiful banquet facility was founded with the mission of creating magical events for couples and their families. The dedicated staff at The Falls will stop at... (Banquet Halls Morrisville)
Niko’s Landing Banquet Center is a premier event venue located in Kalamazoo Michigan. This sophisticated banquet hall with its painted glass windows is perfect for producing that divine wedding day vibe. Niko’s Landing Banquet Center has a jaw-dropping waterfront view sitting in the midst of... (Banquet Halls Kalamazoo)
Located in historic Adel, Iowa, Harmony Hall on Riverside was inspired by Restoration Harmony's long standing commitment to creating a "feeling" for our clients. Together we help design your dream event. Our expert team will guide you throughout your experience and inspire you through the... (Banquet Halls Adel)
Let us help you plan that perfect wedding celebration for your special day. From room setup to catering options, our expert staff will guide you every step of the way. Hilton Miami Dadeland offers the largest meeting and event space in the area with 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting... (Hotel Weddings Miami)
Located in Omaha, Nebraska, The Thompson Center is a classy venue for couples looking for a space to host their wedding day events. Discover the award-winning, city-modern style facilities and pleasant, eager staff that will turn your wedding event into a dream come true. Facilities and... (Historic Weddings Omaha)
Bell Museum is a modern wedding venue located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This elegant museum opened in the middle of July, 2018 on the University of Minnesota campus. It will be the state’s official natural history museum, and will feature a digital planetarium, high-tech exhibits, wildlife dioramas... (Museum Weddings Saint Paul)
Whispering Springs Golf Club is a wedding venue in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. In 2008 Whispering Springs changed ownership and had a major renovation. The facility is casual yet elegant and cozy. Facilities and Capacity Whispering Springs Golf Course has a selection of indoor and outdoor spaces to host... (Country Club Weddings Fond du Lac)
Picture YOUR enchanting wedding at this beautiful property in the middle of the Nantahala National Forest in Western North Carolina. There are 12 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms that can house the wedding party for the weekend. There is a swift moving creek running through the property to Lake Nantahala... (Historic Weddings Topton)
Valcour Inn and Boathouse is a wedding and event venue in Peru, New York. The venue is located on the western shore of Lake Champlain. It is owned and managed by College Auxiliary Services and offers panoramic views of the Green Mountains of Vermont and Valcour Island, a historic battle site of the... (Hotel Weddings Peru)
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!