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 Brattleboro, Vermont, The Stone Church offers couples a unique, historic wedding venue to exchange vows and start their new life together. Built in 1875, the church features gorgeous stained glass windows, an original Estey organ, and Scandinavian stenciled walls and ceiling. The... (Church Weddings Brattleboro)
Gran-View is an elegant restaurant, hotel and wedding venue located in Ogdensburg, New York. This waterfront property sits on 14 beautifully landscaped acres, minutes from the gorgeous 1000 Islands. Guests will enjoy views of the St. Lawrence River as you exchange your vows. Gran-View offers... (Hotel Weddings Ogdensburg)
Ralph Engelstad Arena is a unique wedding venue in Grand Forks, North Dakota, that is known for hosting world-class events and weddings alike. Built for the University of North Dakota’s hockey team and named for a former player and university benefactor, this 400,000-square-foot arena is a... (Banquet Halls Grand Forks)
At the Landing at Shilshole Bay, we take pride in our luxurious Ballard location and exceptional customer service we offer clients. Located on the waters of Puget Sound with the majestic views of the Olympics, our ambiance is perfect for any event. With two flexible event spaces, each with their own... (Banquet Halls Seattle)
If you havent heard the word around town, we have opened our newest project Gaslamp; a hidden crraft cocktail bar manifesting classy eclectic decor, live local jazz musicians, while covertly boasting the most exotic cocktail and food program this island has ever seen led by our elite team of... (Restaurant Weddings Kailua)
Congratulations on your engagement! We pride in our unique venue that is dedicated to providing our clients with exclusive use of the property for 5 days. This exclusive venue enables our clients to utilize this space for rehearsal dinners and gatherings, as well as setting-up their special day with... (Barn & Farm Weddings Fraser)
Southern Wedding and Event Venue Located in Middle Tennessee Double Creek Farm is a southern wedding and event venue located in Culleoka TN. The event hall holds 250 guest and had amenities for indoor and outdoor events. The quiet 60 + acre property is surrounded by a gorgeous flowing creek and full... (Barn & Farm Weddings Culleoka)
Planning your wedding in Wisconsin? Looking for La Crosse, WI wedding reception venues or outdoor wedding venues in the Viroqua area for your special day? Begin your happily-ever-after in one of the most unforgettable all inclusive Wisconsin wedding venues with a beautiful indoor or outdoor wedding... (Hotel Weddings Westby)
A historic wedding venue and bed and breakfast in Edenton, North Carolina, The Cotton Gin Inn provides modern luxury and incredible cuisine for couples celebrating their big day. Situated on six gorgeous acres surrounded by tall trees and beautiful gardens, this inn provides a romantic, upscale... (Historic Weddings Edenton)
Top Of Pelham provides premier wedding party space over looking Newport Harbor in the heart of downtown Newport. Top Of Pelham is on the 3rd floor of the One Pelham East building located on Thames Street directly across from Bowen’s Wharf. TOP provides unmatched, 1 of a kind views of the entire... (Rooftop Weddings Newport)
The Otsego Grand Event Center is an elegant and outdoorsy venue located in Gaylord, Michigan. From rustic country details to modern finishings, the Otsego Grand Event Center offers couples a wide variety of options to choose from. If you're looking for a versatile event space including staff... (Banquet Halls Gaylord)
Drummond Island Resort & Conference Center encompasses 2,000 beautiful acres of woods, water and wildlife. The Resort is located on the north shore of Drummond Island, the largest freshwater island in the United States. Drummond Island is positioned one mile off the eastern tip of Michigan’s Upper... (Hotel Weddings Drummond Island)
Shane Creeks Events is a family-owned, barn wedding venue located near Prague, Oklahoma. The venue itself covers five acres of a 70 acre plot of land, situated five miles from highway I-40, outside of Prague. The venue specializes in rustic-themed indoor and outdoor weddings. Facilities and Capacity... (Banquet Halls Prague)
The brand new Yacht Club of Sea Isle City is beautiful and spacious, creating the perfect setting for your special day. The views are breathtaking as we are located directly on the intra-coastal waterway, overlooking the bay. You & your guests will enjoy a beautiful setting, grand festivities,... (Banquet Halls Sea Isle City)
Copper Press is a unique venue to host your Family Reunions, Quinceañera, Baby Showers, Company Events/Dinners, or have your Wedding and Reception in our historical building. (Historic Weddings Colorado City)
The Ballroom at I Street is one of NW Arkansas' newest event venues that features tall ceilings, huge chandeliers, indoor + outdoor space and a white-walled canvas for any event. The Ballroom at I Street opened November 2016. The Ballroom is a grand 5,000 sf white room with 16 ft ceilings,... (Mansion Weddings Bentonville)
It is not often that a venue provides so much beauty in every angle and every corner! The Stone Manor is a unique historic destination that can accommodate your whole special day in the most gorgeous spaces. Built as a Gothic Revival building about 113 years ago, it was renovated with love over the... (Historic Weddings Orono)
The Chapel of the Archangels, located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, is perfect for any couple looking for a venue with religious background and historic architecture. The sanctuary in this chapel is regarded as a masterpiece. The domes are hand-detailed and very hard to find in today’s architecture. The... (Church Weddings Beaver Dam)
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!