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!
Mechanics Hall is a unique wedding venue in Worcester, Massachusetts. The expansive facilities offer an elegant, sophisticated backdrop for your wedding celebration. From the extravagant grand staircases to elegant lobbies, exceptional rooms and the Great Hall, the venue provides an unforgettable... (Banquet Halls Worcester)
Take your special day to “new heights” by holding your ceremony and reception at Great Bear. The beautiful and intimate surroundings provide couples with a unique place to say “I Do.” Ceremonies and receptions can be held inside the Chalet or outside on the massive wooden deck with a backdrop of the... (Country Club Weddings Sioux Falls)
The MAC is a multi-purpose wedding venue located in Westminster, Colorado. They pride themselves on their friendly and professional staff who will ensure your vision comes to life. Whether you're having an intimate gathering or a grand affair, this indoor banquet hall has you covered. The MAC... (Banquet Halls Westminster)
We are a full service wedding destination just outside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. The wedding pavilion is set in the rain forest, and the honeymoon suite is a treehouse high in the rainforest canopy. Here, you are surrounded by giant tree ferns, under the canopy of... (Hotel Weddings Volcano)
Cancun destination weddings are a breeze, with certified wedding planners on staff to help you. Your destination wedding in Cancun will be overseen by our expert catering and banquet staff. A popular feature at our resort is our exclusive private seaside altar, for outdoor Cancun nuptials. Spacious... (Hotel Weddings Cancun)
At our unique Cancun resport, we've created the ultimate beachfront celebrity playground and transformed the typical all-inclusive vacation into a rock star paradise, which reflects our Mexican setting and cosmopolitan flair. We will make sure you are the star of the show! We've combined the finest... (Hotel Weddings Cancun)
The Loft Theater at Buena Vista is a unique wedding venue located in downtown Buena Vista, Colorado. This spacious music and event venue is housed in the historic Orpheum Opera House. Guests will enjoy the mix of industrial and rustic chic details throughout. The Loft Theater at Buena Vista is... (Banquet Halls Buena Vista)
Wishing Hills Barn is a farm wedding venue located in the heart of Loess Hills in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The country-style barn showcases scenic views of the surrounding fields and the Loess Hills. With its Midwest-inspired indoor and outdoor settings, the venue provides services to weddings in Iowa... (Barn & Farm Weddings Missouri Valley)
Situated on Mamora Bay headland in the south of Antigua with breathtaking views over the turquoise ocean, The Sea House is your exclusive and private venue, perfect for your intimate fairytale wedding. Getting married at ‘The Sea House’ offers you something different, your wedding is private, just... (Mansion Weddings Potters Village)
Always & Forever is a locally owned, family run business. We are passionate about weddings and love making your day special and stress free. Our venue features an indoor waterfall, beautifully draped ceilings and decorated pergola, built in backdrops, a rustic staircase leading to roomy bridal and... (Banquet Halls Amarillo)
Event space ideal for brunches, showers and rehearsal dinners of 30 to 175 people. Work with our experienced event professionals to plan your next social event down to the last detail. Ideal accommodations for out-of-town wedding and reunion guests at our Tampa Bay hotel. ... (Hotel Weddings Lutz)
Named Best Lakeside Resort by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Chase on the Lake is the ideal setting on the shores of Walker Bay on Leech Lake, and only steps away from the heart of downtown Walker. Historic and unique, it offers elegance and charm, mixed in with the warmth of a 1st class resort... (Hotel Weddings Walker)
The Royal Hawaiian has refreshed its grandeur with a multimillion-dollar transformation, taking "The Pink Palace" a step beyond traditional luxury resort expectations. The redesign has revitalized the entire property, conjuring a decidedly chic and modern atmosphere that is still captivatingly... (Hotel Weddings Honolulu)
Hospitality The Stewart family has a long legacy of hospitality, entertaining guests for five generations since the 1920's. Come enjoy our serene bit of countryside, surrounded by hazelnut orchards, old growth oak trees and bordered by a peaceful stream. Full Service The Stewart Family Farm is a... (Banquet Halls)
Our barn is a relaxed, warm gathering place for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, family parties, reunions, graduation parties, church functions, business meetings, office parties, birthday parties, 4-H and FFA banquets, luncheons and many more celebrations. The large fireplace adds to the... (Barn & Farm Weddings Adel)
The Regatta Banquet and Conference Center is an all-purpose wedding venue located in Eliot, Maine. Just minutes from downtown Portsmouth and the Maine Turnpike, travel and accommodations come with ease at this venue. Couples from Southern Maine and New Hampshire use this premiere wedding... (Banquet Halls Eliot)
Harvest Real Food Catering & Events at ElmRock Inn is a professional caterer located in Stone Ridge, New York. This vendor gives each couple the personalized attention that they deserve leading up to their special day. Take advantage of their list of preferred vendors to get the best service that... (Hotel Weddings Stone Ridge)
Moore’s Flying M Ranch is a private, rustic wedding venue located in Inola, Oklahoma. They have been in the wedding industry since the early 1970s and offer old-meets-new facilities that couples and their guests will enjoy. Facilities and Capacity Moore’s Flying M Ranch can accommodate up to 300... (Barn & Farm Weddings Inola)
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!