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!
The Birkby House is a historic mansion in the greater Washington, D.C. area where couples can host a classic wedding. This mansion of bricks features numerous beautiful locations where couples can marry, including a white gazebo, a delicate tented space, and a stone-paved patio. This venue, located... (Mansion Weddings Leesburg)
Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is a waterfront event venue based in Stevensville, Maryland. Featuring a hotel and the beach, couples have the accommodations of overnight stays and exceptional water views for their wedding! On-site coordinators are there to help you every step of the way and desire to... (Hotel Weddings Stevensville)
Your Wedding ...it’s the most cherished occasion of your life. We would like to begin by congratulating you on your Engagement. Thank you for your consideration of our beautiful venue for your momentous day! Our talented and professional staff will assist you in planning your unforgettable event.... (Hotel Weddings Clinton)
The Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport is a hotel with a ballroom where couple’s can celebrate their wedding in the greater Washington, D.C. area. This elegant ballroom space is perfect for a glamourous wedding event with wide-open spaces that can be decorated as a couple chooses. The hotel sits in... (Hotel Weddings Herndon)
The Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park is an art gallery in the greater Washington, D.C. area where couples can enjoy an elegant and private wedding. Combining a beautiful garden and grand mansion, this wedding venue offers a historic landmark space for a couple’s big day. It can be... (Mansion Weddings Rockville)
Liriodendron is an historic mansion located in Bel Air, Maryland that provides a gorgeous setting for your special day. Timeless architecture — including massive columns, original stone and wood flooring and marble fireplaces — exudes breathtaking glamour. Choose from beautiful wooded gardens, an... (Mansion Weddings Bel Air)
A unique venue located in the Catoctin Mountains, where individuals and groups can have an exquisite event in a pristine natural setting. The Lodge and grounds are located 1500 feet up in the Catoctin Mountains. The 155 acre property boasts a rustic timber frame lodge that has a 30-foot stone... (Barn & Farm Weddings Thurmont)
Welcome to The Clubhouse at Dad Miller, where our clubhouse and golf course provide the perfect setting for your special day. We can help you celebrate your joyous moment with up to 200 of the people closest to your heart. Culinary excellence, thoughtful presentation and attentive, cordial service... (Country Club Weddings Anaheim)
Located within San Fernando Valley’s Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, Calamigos Equestrian’s charming facilities make the ideal location for your event - quiet and secluded, yet centrally located within the historic beauty of Griffith Park. Outdoor garden wedding ceremony sites offer a view... (Banquet Halls Burbank)
Country Garden Caterers & Venues is an award-winning, full-service caterer based in Santa Ana, California. With over four decades of experience, they offer award-winning cuisine and a historic, rustic banquet hall in the heart of Santa Ana. Contact one of their professional event coordinators today... (Wedding Caterers Santa Ana)
Taharaa Mountain Lodge is a country wedding venue located in Estes Park, Colorado. This luxurious setting offers you and your guests panoramic mountain views. They offer a beautiful Great Hall and multiple outdoor ceremony sites for your celebration. Taharaa Mountain Lodge offers a casual, yet... (Hotel Weddings Estes Park)
From an elegant reception with hundreds of guests in the Athena Ballrooms to the most intimate wedding ceremonies in the Foundry Building, The Classic Center makes each wedding and reception the celebration of your dreams. The wedding planning process is one to be truly enjoyed. From selecting your... (Banquet Halls Athens)
Entertaining at the Highest Level. The Peachtree Club, located 28 stories above Peachtree and 10th Street, is an elegant City Club in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. The concept of the Club places a special emphasis on personalized service within an intimate setting. Its soaring 28th floor vantage... (Rooftop Weddings Atlanta)
A premier Atlanta wedding venue With its breathtaking views of Atlanta, The Commerce Club is the wedding reception site of choice for brides and grooms who want the very best. Every detail of your Commerce Club wedding is customized to reflect your individual style and taste, incorporating... (Country Club Weddings Atlanta)
St Marlo is the ideal place to host your banquet or reception. While being nestled in the serenity of North Fulton/South Forsyth Counties, our clubhouse is designed to compliment the surrounding rolling hills and beautiful hardwoods. The clubhouse is set upon the highest point in the area and... (Country Club Weddings Duluth)
The Grande located in Kennesaw, GA, is a beautiful Victorian-style house surrounded by 2.5 acres of landscaped grounds. Offering lush and romantic outside garden weddings and inside receptions characterized by rustic elegance, The Grande is an all-inclusive wedding venue. On the main level, there is... (Barn & Farm Weddings Kennesaw)
Looking for a distinctive and elegant wedding reception in the greater Atlanta area? Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City specializes in wedding ceremonies and receptions large and small. Whether your wedding is 40 people or 250, we can provide a variety of gourmet wedding menu and service... (Country Club Weddings Peachtree City)
Bolingbrook Golf Club provides a wedding venue for couples in Bolingbrook, Illinois. The venue offers 76,000 square feet of event space, providing couples with an ample amount of space to create unforgettable memories. Their friendly staff and professional facilities are well equipped to handle... (Country Club Weddings Bolingbrook)
A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event and we understand that. When you choose to have such a special event at the Holiday Inn & William Tell Chicago SW Countryside Banquets and Conference Center, you can count on our team to guide you through the process with care and meticulous detail. From... (Banquet Halls La Grange)
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club is a spectacular wedding venue located in Boylston, Massachusetts. They offer couples beautifully manicured grounds with elegant and grandiose architecture. They will deliver flawless service and make sure everything goes as planned. The attentive staff and coordinators get... (Country Club Weddings Boylston)
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!