Wedding Venues

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!

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Higgins Beach Inn
Higgins Beach Inn
1 review
· Hotel Weddings · Scarborough, ME

White Shanty Venue
White Shanty Venue
4 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Provo, UT

Welcome to the venue at White Shanty, offering high quality and affordable services unlike any other in the greater Utah valley and surrounding areas! With its rich history and industrial atmosphere, and boasting 3,500 square feet, it is sure to be a memorable location for whatever event you’re... (Barn & Farm Weddings Provo)

Millie's
Millie's
Restaurant Weddings · Nantucket, MA

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)

Guests 50 to 120
Lake Doster
Lake Doster
Country Club Weddings · Plainwell, MI

The wooded grounds of Lake Doster Golf Club offer a secluded, peaceful venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. With beautiful greenery and vibrant foliage on a 180 acre property, it has the adventurous, pure atmosphere of untouched nature. Have your wedding ceremony on the golf course amongst... (Country Club Weddings Plainwell)

Adair Country Inn and Restaurant
Adair Country Inn and Restaurant
Historic Weddings · Bethlehem, NH

Adair Country Inn and Restaurant is a historic wedding venue located near Bethlehem, New Hampshire, nestled among the state’s White Mountain range. With abounding local history and multiple picturesque locations across the property, this venue offers couples an idyllic country escape to plan their... (Historic Weddings Bethlehem)

Garnet Hill Lodge
Garnet Hill Lodge
10 reviews
· Historic Weddings · North River, NY

Garnet Hill Lodge, a resort in the Albany, New York area, gives couples’ weddings a rustic and natural feel. The wide open spaces and beautiful lake view amount to the Adirondack wedding many couples dream of having. Located within the mountains overlooking Thirteenth Lake, this venue sits just... (Historic Weddings North River)

Valley River Inn
Valley River Inn
1 review
· Hotel Weddings · Eugene, OR

Briggs Woods Conference Center
Briggs Woods Conference Center
Banquet Halls · Webster City, IA

We are honored that you are considering the Briggs Woods Conference Center to celebrate the most important day of your life. From your arrival at the Briggs Woods Conference Center in preparation for your wedding to the last toast at your reception, we are committed to creating a once in a lifetime... (Banquet Halls Webster City)

Guests 150 to 400
Seven Doors Winery
Seven Doors Winery
2 reviews
· Winery Weddings · Huddleston, VA

Hi there and congrats on your engagement journey! If you've clicked on this listing you're most likely filled with ideas, dreams, excitement and maybe fear! That's OK! Marriage is a huge door to walk through and all those emotions are perfectly fine. Seven Doors Winery is all about connecting the... (Winery Weddings Huddleston)

Everlasting Pond
Everlasting Pond
Barn & Farm Weddings · Watertown, TN

Wedding & Event Venue Located in Scenic Watertown, Tennessee Experience the beauty and tranquility of The Everlasting Pond. This unique wedding and events venue located in scenic Watertown, Tennessee offers an amazing combination of beautiful rural setting and amazing views across the unbelievably... (Barn & Farm Weddings Watertown)

Guests 5 to 500
Emerson Inn By The Sea
Emerson Inn By The Sea
50 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Rockport, MA

Your Rockport wedding at The Emerson Inn will be the memorable event of a lifetime – a perfect blend of traditional elegance and impeccable service. Our award-winning culinary staff and Sales & Events manager will attend over the small details so you can relax and enjoy your wedding by the ocean.... (Hotel Weddings Rockport)

Guests 2 to 150
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The Barns of Madison County
The Barns of Madison County
2 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Etlan, VA

Are you searching for the perfect barn venue with spectacular mountain views that offers lots of charm and character? We are the fit for you! Nestled near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Barns of Madison County offer breathtaking views providing a gorgeous backdrop for all your... (Barn & Farm Weddings Etlan)

Geyserville Inn
Geyserville Inn
Hotel Weddings · Geyserville, CA

Located just outside of historic downtown Geyserville we have the perfect getaway for your Special Day! Nestled between Sonoma County's gorgeous Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys with sweeping views of the Mayacama Mountains. A wisteria covered pergola, spacious lawns, luscious landscaping and... (Hotel Weddings Geyserville)

Guests 30 to 200
Trentadue Winery
Trentadue Winery
Winery Weddings · Geyserville, CA

Trentadue Winery is an elegant venue surrounded by gorgeous plush vineyards and matured redwood trees. With our breathtaking views and old-world Italian ambiance, there is no better place to have your wedding. Our venue has multiple sites for both ceremony and reception and offers a variety of... (Winery Weddings Geyserville)

Guests 5 to 500
Chapel of the Archangels
Chapel of the Archangels
18 reviews
· Church Weddings · Beaver Dam, WI

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)

Guests 10 to 300
Cedar Prairie Barn
Cedar Prairie Barn
Barn & Farm Weddings · Du Bois, NE

Your wedding venue is the cornerstone of the whole day. It’s the place where so many wonderful memories will be made. It’s a place where pictures will be taken and looked at for years to come. You’ve dreamed of this day since you were a child. Here at Cedar Prairie we’re going to do everything we... (Barn & Farm Weddings Du Bois)

Deck. Waikiki
Deck. Waikiki
Restaurant Weddings · Honolulu, HI

Situated in Oahu’s south shore, we are proud that our venues have the most unobstructed view of the Diamond Head, the iconic landmark, in all of Honolulu and hope to share this with you and your loved ones for your memorable wedding. After the wedding ceremony, celebrate with delicious food and... (Restaurant Weddings Honolulu)

Black Point Inn
Black Point Inn
6 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Scarborough, ME

Ocean Gate Resort
Ocean Gate Resort
Hotel Weddings · Southport, ME

Whether you choose the Spring, Summer or Fall as the perfect time to begin your new life together, the picture perfect setting at the Ocean Gate Resort near Boothbay Harbor, ME promises to be the ideal venue for this important celebration of love and commitment.Our covered outdoor Pavilion, located... (Hotel Weddings Southport)

Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Hotel Weddings · Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica’s first destination hotel to open in more than a decade merges vintage landmark, modern architecture and the natural, yet refined aesthetic of Kelly Wearstler design. As Santa Monica Proper’s design takes its cues, motifs and palettes from local and architectural history, the 271 rooms... (Hotel Weddings Santa Monica)

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Picking a Wedding Venue

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.

Outdoor Wedding Venue Spaces

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.

Indoor Wedding Spaces

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.

Taking the Next Step

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!