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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Shane Creek Events
Shane Creek Events
Barn & Farm Weddings · Prague, OK

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... (Barn & Farm Weddings Prague)

DoubleTree by Hilton Harrisonburg
DoubleTree by Hilton Harrisonburg
Hotel Weddings · Harrisonburg, VA

Located in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley in Harrisonburg, Virginia, DoubleTree by Hilton Harrisonburg offers their hotel venue for wedding events. Available for ceremonies, receptions, and elopements, as well as bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners, the hotel’s indoor spaces... (Hotel Weddings Harrisonburg)

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The Stone Manor
The Stone Manor
Historic Weddings · Orono, ME

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)

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Wave Street Studios
Wave Street Studios
6 reviews
· Historic Weddings · Monterey, CA

Located in the heart of Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, and just steps away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Wave Street Studios is a perfect mix of timeless elegance, modern architecture and cutting edge technology. We are outside vendor friendly. BYOB friendly and able to dance late friendly. An ideal... (Historic Weddings Monterey)

Mills Park hotel
Mills Park hotel
Hotel Weddings · Yellow Springs, OH

Skyy Event Center
Skyy Event Center
Banquet Halls · Chaska, MN

Your wedding and event planning starts here! Skyy Event and Design Center is located in the heart of historic Chaska at 207 North Chestnut Street. We offer an elegant ballroom to clients in and near Chaska, Minnesota. We also offer wedding & event planning services. Our packages are tailored to... (Banquet Halls Chaska)

Cactus Hotel
Cactus Hotel
37 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · San Angelo, TX

San Angelo's most iconic and beautiful special event venue! (Hotel Weddings San Angelo)

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Colonel Hankinson Historic Barn
Colonel Hankinson Historic Barn
5 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Hankinson, ND

Colonel Hankinson Historic Barn is a restored gothic arch barn located in Hankinson, North Dakota. They’re the largest barn of their kind in the state, boasting a high arch and over 5,000 square feet of event space. This historic venue was built in the 1950s, and sits on five gorgeous acres of land... (Barn & Farm Weddings Hankinson)

Guests 20 to 375
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Gaslamp
Gaslamp
Restaurant Weddings · Kailua, HI

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)

Guests 15 to 35
The Oread
The Oread
18 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Lawrence, KS

You and your wedding party will feel like royalty in this castle-like structure made of native Kansas limestone. Our job is to make your dream wedding come true! Rooftop wedding ceremonies and receptions are possible with the best views of Lawrence and the Kaw River Valley. We specialize in... (Hotel Weddings Lawrence)

Royal Oak Room
Royal Oak Room
11 reviews
· Historic Weddings · Lewiston, ME

The Royal Oak Room is a historic wedding venue in Lewiston, Maine. Located in the heart of the Pine Tree State, this century-old locale maintains a timeless, elegant style. Combining historic features and modern amenities, the Royal Oak Room will leave couples feeling ready for their next adventure.... (Historic Weddings Lewiston)

Guests 50 to 150
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The Lodge at Country Inn Cottages
The Lodge at Country Inn Cottages
37 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Fredericksburg, TX

The Lodge at Country Inn Cottages is a rustic, yet elegant venue located in Fredericksburg, Texas. Set on a private, 200-acre ranch, this venue boasts beautiful sunsets and Hill Country views. Couples will be able to stay onsite along with 100 of their guests at this unique destination. The Lodge at... (Barn & Farm Weddings Fredericksburg)

Sierra-at-Tahoe
Sierra-at-Tahoe
3 reviews
· Park & Outdoor Weddings · Twin Bridges, CA

Sierra-at-Tahoe is a rustic mountain resort located in Twin Bridges, California. This venue is only 15 miles from Lake Tahoe and provides an intimate and secluded setting for you and your guests. Enjoy gorgeous views of Pyramid Peak, Mt. Ralston and Desolation Wilderness at... (Park & Outdoor Weddings Twin Bridges)

Mil Veranos Vineyard & Ranch
Mil Veranos Vineyard & Ranch
Winery Weddings · D Hanis, TX

Mil Veranos Vineyard & Ranch is a winery in the D Hanis, Texas, area for couples planning an outdoorsy or country wedding. This new and trendy wedding location has five ceremony spots for couples and two reception options to choose from. Couples can begin their lives together among the 1,000... (Winery Weddings D Hanis)

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

Briggs Woods Conference Center is an elegant and modern wedding venue in Webster City, Indiana. This premier banquet hall has everything a couple needs to enjoy their special day in class and style. The conference center is surrounded by manicured gardens, offering beautiful views for your ceremony... (Banquet Halls Webster City)

High Falls Gorge
High Falls Gorge
2 reviews
· Park & Outdoor Weddings · Wilmington, NY

High Falls Gorge is a rustic wedding venue located in Wilmington, New York. It is a privately owned nature park that provides trail access to four splendid Adirondack waterfalls. It is just a short drive from Lake Placid, New York, and one mile away from Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort. This venue... (Park & Outdoor Weddings Wilmington)

Guests 20 to 100
The Copper Press
The Copper Press
3 reviews
· Historic Weddings · Colorado City, TX

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)

Guests 1 to 300
Country Club of Hilton Head
Country Club of Hilton Head
11 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Hilton Head Island, SC

Your Dream Hilton Head Island Wedding Make your wedding day dreams come true. With picturesque coastal settings and elegant event spaces, your celebration here will be one to remember for a lifetime. When you choose to host your wedding ceremony and/or reception at The Country Club of Hilton Head,... (Country Club Weddings Hilton Head Island)

Guests 1 to 180
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The Northern Hotel
The Northern Hotel
1 review
· Hotel Weddings · Billings, MT

The Northern Hotel is a historic hotel and ballroom wedding venue located in Billings, Montana. This building was renovated in 2009, adding modern style to its classic structure to bring you a unique environment for your wedding. Contact The Northern Hotel today to book this premier wedding... (Hotel Weddings Billings)

Guests 25 to 400
Hotel Saranac
Hotel Saranac
Hotel Weddings · Saranac Lake, NY

Hotel Saranac is a hotel wedding destination located in Saranac Lake, New York. The hotel’s 19th-century-inspired ballroom features luxurious chandeliers; giant, arched windows; and Della Robbia-influenced sculpted ceilings, exuding a Gilded Age charm that can serve as backdrops for wedding photos... (Hotel Weddings Saranac Lake)

Guests 10 to 170
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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!