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!
Nestled in historic downtown Gainesville, Florida, Sweetwater Branch Inn's lush gardens complete with colonnade & gazebo flourish beside the spacious McKenzie Reception Hall and Victorian House - capable of hosting on-site events for up to 250 guests. With custom catering, twenty suites & cottages... (Hotel Weddings Gainesville)
The University of Massachusetts Club is an upscale wedding venue located in Boston, Massachusetts. This elegant location is perfect for any wedding, small or large. With premier rooms and a great staff, The University of Massachusetts Club is the ideal setting for your special day. Facilities and... (Banquet Halls Boston)
Sky Meadow Country Club is an elegant golf and country club located in Nashua, New Hampshire. They only host one wedding at a time, so you’ll receive their undivided attention. Their property features a beautiful bridal garden, meandering walkways, a flowing fountain and granite benches. Sky Meadow... (Country Club Weddings Nashua)
This 1,100 acre Ranch offers the most complete wedding facility in the Texas Hill Country with indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites, overnight accommodations for up to 33 guests, gorgeous natural surroundings, Big Red Barn, stone fire circles, outdoor walking labyrinth, swimming pool,... (Barn & Farm Weddings Wimberley)
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront is a wedding location perfect for your dreamy destination wedding on the sand. Close to Orlando, Kennedy Space Center and Port Canaveral, you and your guests will be able to enjoy your ceremony right on the sand or utilize one of Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront’s premiere... (Hotel Weddings Cocoa Beach)
Nestled in a wooded setting across from the Austin Straubel International Airport. We have over 350 spacious rooms, Indoor Pool & Fitness Center, Pine Tree Grill , Purcell's Lounge, Coffee Shop, Authentic Asian Cuisine in our Noodle Bar and four additional food outlets in the Oneida Casino. We have... (Hotel Weddings Green Bay)
Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat is a rustic banquet hall wedding venue located in Trego, Wisconsin. Just two hours from downtown Minneapolis, the 700-acre property provides the perfect getaway location that isn’t too far away from home. This venue is ideal for the outdoors-loving couple who... (Hotel Weddings Trego)
Planning a wedding reception, business meeting, holiday party or some other special event? The Corinthian, a newly renovated facility preserving the charm of the early 1900's, can accommodate functions from 30 to 350 guests! Built in 1909,the three-story building's unique ambience will make an... (Banquet Halls Sharon)
Todd Creek Golf Club is a classic golf and country club and wedding venue located in Thornton, Colorado. Couples will experience breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains from their spacious clubhouse. They offer both indoor and outdoor settings for your ceremony and reception. Todd Creek Golf Club... (Country Club Weddings Brighton)
City of Newport, RI is a wedding venue located in Newport, Rhode Island. It is right on the Atlantic Ocean and is less than one mile from Historic Bellevue Avenue, offering an ideal location and waterfront setting. Facilities and Capacity City of Newport, RI features a 5,200 square foot event space... (Banquet Halls Newport)
The "Rock Garden" located within the Green Bay Hotels property is one of Northeastern Wisconsin's premier meeting and wedding reception facilities. You will find accommodations at the Green Bay Comfort Suites / Rock Garden to be a level far above the rest. Our team of professionals will ensure no... (Hotel Weddings Green Bay)
Poised atop a majestic ridge, The Brookside Club offers a panoramic view of the sparkling bay, our championship golf course and all our views ares west facing so we boast spectacular sunsets. We promise to take care of every detail during the planning stage & on the day of your wedding. We will make... (Country Club Weddings Buzzards Bay)
Steeple Hall at Mission Oak Grill is a historic venue located steps from Newburyport Harbor in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Formerly a Baptist church, this unique space features stained-glass, floor-to-ceiling windows, cathedral ceilings and cathedral lanterns. They recently underwent a major... (Banquet Halls Newburyport)
Cornerstone Sonoma is a wedding venue located in the beautiful Sonoma Valley, California. Surrounded by lush vineyards, gorgeous gardens and breathtaking hillsides, Cornerstone Sonoma is nestled in the heart of wine country. The elegant wedding venue is the perfect space to hold your special day.... (Barn & Farm Weddings Sonoma)
University of Denver Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality is a modern wedding venue located in Denver, Colorado. At the heart of their campus is their new Conference and Event Center. It combines state-of-the-art technology with warm, Tuscan architecture. Their on-site event manager will oversee your... (Banquet Halls Denver)
Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub is an elegant restaurant and banquet hall wedding venue located in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. This venue is located on the first floor of the 16th-century castle clubhouse known as Olde Stonewall. Built in 1999, Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub sports classic design... (Country Club Weddings Ellwood City)
Whether your special day is grand or intimate, Arrowwood Resort & Minervas in Okoboji can help make it memorable. With locations perfect for small or large groups, you can count on our combined superb service, delicious cuisine, exceptional surroundings, and attention to detail in creating an event... (Hotel Weddings Okoboji)
Nestled beneath the scenic San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains, our magnificent 55,000 square foot clubhouse is well known for having the desert’s most spectacular panoramic views of our signature 18th island green of the Dinah Shore Tournament Course and a stunning background of our lake, palm... (Country Club Weddings Rancho Mirage)
The only thing we overlook is the city… Celebrating a quarter century of award-winning service and cuisine, City Club Raleigh offers custom and elegant wedding affairs in a setting of privacy and tradition. Join us for an elevated experience overlooking the Raleigh skyline! City Club Raleigh is... (Country Club Weddings Raleigh)
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!