When it comes to your wedding day, finding the perfect venue is a must. From walking down the aisle of your childhood church to dancing the night away in an extravagant ballroom to feeling the sand between your toes on a sunny beach, there are a number of places to tie the knot that will make your personality shine. Here are ten types of wedding views to consider for your big day.
Hosting your big day at a hotel is not only a beautiful location that provides an event space and catered food, but also serves as a practical way for your guests to have a place to stay during your wedding weekend. Hotels are perfect for the couple who will be having family and friends come in from out of town, and you’ll even save on time and transportation too because of the convenient location. A lot of hotels offer inclusive wedding packages that allow you to rent the space, decor and catering all in one, some even include a full-service staff too!
Are you the person who has childhood memories of playing tennis or learning how to play golf at your local country club? Why not have a bit of nostalgia and get married at your favorite members-only club? Country clubs are perfect for the couple that wants both indoor and outdoor space as an option during the wedding and because they are sophisticated, formal and casual all in one they are perfect for every kind of wedding. With multiple ball rooms, dining rooms, gardens and gazebos, there are plenty of options for places to tie the knot. Like hotels, country clubs often have many wedding services available on-site and for one package price. A lot of these clubs offer catering and design services as well as breathtaking views and perfectly green lawns.
If you’re a bride who loves everything DIY, barns are the perfect place to get married and put all of your Pinterest-worthy ideas to the test. Because a barn is a blank canvas, you can have the freedom to use your own creativity. Whether you and your spouse are looking to capture a rustic look with authentic charm or a bohemian ceremony with vintage vibes, a barn is the perfect backdrop for endless customization. You can theme everything from the table settings to the wall decor without worrying that the venue may not fit with your idea of what you envisioned. Whether you are going for a country look or an elegant feel, barns complement any style. Plus, because barns are often contained on acres of green space, you can have the privacy you want without bothering any neighbors while dancing the night away.
Wineries and Vineyards
Ever dreamed of having the ambiance and thrill of a destination but don’t want to make your guests shell out passports just to get to the wedding? Look no further than a wine vineyard. Vineyards are perfect for the couple looking for beautiful scenery and amazing wine, paired with some amazing views. Because vineyards are often located on lush green hills and wide open spaces, you and your guests will experience no shortage of outdoor elegance and romantic moments. A lot of vineyards offer tons of wedding weekend activities as well including wine tasting sessions and tours.
One of the most fun and creative ways to celebrate your big day is choosing a unique location that is specific to your personality. There are several places that, upon request, can be turned into wedding venues, even if you may not have thought about it before. Nature lovers will fall in love with the beautiful setting a garden brings to any wedding. Complete with tall trees, lush green grass and colorful flowers, you’ll be falling head over heels for the fairytale setting.
If you’re a couple who would rather be on the water than on land, try hosting your ceremony and reception on a boat or rented yacht. Taking your wedding on deck is a fun-filled way to let your guests enjoy your big day as you set sail into the next chapter of your life. Animal lovers may want to think about hosting their ceremony at a local zoo or park. Those with a love for racing can tie the knot at Bristol Motor Speedway by getting married in the winner’s circle. The speedway will also offer couples the chance to have the reception in the center of the track. Couples who are looking for a thrilling joyride can take a spin around the track too!
Destination weddings are perfect for the adventure-seeking couple who is looking to start the honeymoon early and spend quality time with their guests. Because a destination wedding is defined as marrying at least 100 miles away from the bride’s current address, you don’t necessarily have to cross oceans and borders for the picture-perfect wedding of your dreams. Having a destination wedding gives couple’s the opportunity to see the world as their playground, with endless opportunities to make it as big or as small as you want. Destination planners can also make your trip more budget-friendly and provide packages for everyone and location-specific customization.
If you’re a history buff who is looking to be surrounded by beautiful architecture, getting married in a historic home or mansion is your go-to venue to feel like royalty on your wedding day. Because many of these homes are located in historic districts, you and your guests will be transported back years or even centuries into the past. Complete with gorgeous staircases, beautifully landscaped greenery, and the availability of both indoor and outdoor space for the ceremony and reception, mansions are a great place to celebrate your big day.
Restaurants and Bars
If you and your spouse are foodies who are looking for a venue with more personality and flair, try looking into hosting your wedding at your favorite restaurant. Wedding food can get a bad rap, and often turns out different than you imagined. Celebrating your big day at a place known for its cuisine is a guaranteed way to make sure everyone leaves with an amazing experience. If you’re looking for a space to host not only your ceremony but also provide the food and drinks, restaurants are the way to go. Restaurants are often used to host events so you can be sure that the staff knows what they’re doing!
If religion plays an important role in your relationship with your spouse, you may want to consider having your wedding at a house of worship. Many couples choose to have their wedding at a location of religious significance to them. Worried about your wedding feeling too traditional? You can always hold your reception at another venue!
Paintings, sculptures, dinosaurs, oh my! Many museums offer spaces for art and history loving couples looking to tie the knot in a fun setting, complete with its own historical artifacts. Getting married in a museum will provide a an exciting backdrop for you and your guests to enjoy, all while learning a thing or two about some of the world’s most famous people, cultures and ideas. Many museums come with event planners that can map out exactly when, how and what you want your wedding to look like. If you and your spouse are lovers of theater, you may want to consider getting married there! Theaters are some of the most beautiful and grand places to get hitched and make for a grand start to your marriage.
Grace Meadows Farm by Sweetly Vintage Photography
Hutton Hotel by SheHeWe
Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club by Details Nashville
Maypop Fields by Free Bird Photography
Arrington Vineyards by Nicola Harger Photography
Volunteer Princess by Waldorf Photographic Art
Navarre Beach by JonMonFish Imagery
Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum
Whitestone Country Inn by Amanda May Photos
Knoxville Museum of Art by Julie Roberts Photography