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!
Rockcraft Lodge is an elegant, turn-of-the-century estate on the western shore of Sebago Lake in Maine. The Lodge has been meticulously restored to honor the past while offering all the most exclusive luxuries of modern life. Featuring over 800 feet of frontage on the western shore of Sebago Lake... (Barn & Farm Weddings Sebago)
Louisville Memorial Auditorium is a historic landmark that offers multiple prime event spaces which are architecturally beautiful, as well as being versatile to host a variety of events. The convenient location is minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky near area hotels, restaurants and... (Banquet Halls Louisville)
Walnut Tree Weddings and Events is farm wedding venue located in Olton, Texas. Surrounded by lush trees and grass, the farm offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces. Walnut Tree Wedding and Events has been an all-inclusive wedding venue since 2011.Facilities and Capacity Walnut Tree Weddings and... (Historic Weddings Olton)
Stevenson Ridge is a historic wedding venue located in Spotsylvania, Virginia. Situated on 87 acres of stunning property, Stevenson Ridge is located just an hour outside of The District. A combination of pastures and woodlands, this unique property is a serene escape with a rustic feel. The on-site... (Historic Weddings Spotsylvania)
Hilltop venue with 360 degree views, you will feel like you’re on top of the world! You and your guests can enjoy a stroll through beautiful grapevines, and feel like you have been transported to the wine country. Picturesque backdrop for beautiful wedding photos. Located just thirty minutes from... (Winery Weddings Weatherford)
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is a beach wedding venue in San Diego, California. This coastal hotel venue is located right on Mission Bay and 1 block from the Ocean, with gorgeous outdoor spaces and excellent services, this venue is a great option that you and your guests will love.Facilities and... (Hotel Weddings San Diego)
Loon Mountain Resort is a wonderful resort wedding venue located in Lincoln, New Hampshire. This Mountain base retreat offers couples a one-of-a kind-wedding experience to create a truly unforgettable day. The scenic views, romantic event space,s and all-inclusive wedding packages offered by Loon... (Hotel Weddings Lincoln)
Traditional is overrated. Now available for weddings and special events! Celebrate your special occasion on the grounds of a storied 19th century former brothel and saloon. Featuring a newly constructed Beer Garden with vintage 'Alburquerque' trolley car, glamping tent and professional mural. 19th... (Banquet Halls Albuquerque)
Come celebrate your special day at one of the largest gable style dairy barns built in 1938. You can easily fit 200 of your family and friends. Couples can enjoy their wedding indoors or outside by the pavilion and pond. This venue includes an indoor outdoor bar, two indoor bathrooms, and beautiful... (Barn & Farm Weddings Davenport Center)
When Falstaff Brewing Corporation's announced its new brewery in Galveston, Texas, it was among the most modern in the world. The hospitality room located on the fifth floor offered a cheerful meeting place for guests to relax after touring the new plant. Now the "Tasting Room" has been renovated... (Banquet Halls Galveston)
Beautiful country setting on a private lake. The perfect destination for your dream gettaway wedding! Mann Lake Cottage is : Pet friendly Private Relaxing Rustic Our country setting is located on 156 acres of Mid Michigan with a 10 acre privately famliy owned lake. Whether your dreaming of fall... (Banquet Halls Sheridan)
Minnesota Valley Country Club, nestled among lush golf course greens, is a wedding venue located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This venue is founded on an express goal of providing a beautiful place to the public, where meaningful events can transpire. With private function space to accommodate both... (Country Club Weddings Minneapolis)
Nestled in the tiny Texas community of High Hill (2 mi. N. of Schulenburg, TX) and centrally located between Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Victoria, our Texas country venue is perfect for weddings, receptions, and private parties. “The Svetlik Farm” has been in the family for over 70 years and... (Barn & Farm Weddings Schulenburg)
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!