Boise is Idaho's lovely capital city, known for its beautiful sandstone Idaho State Capitol Building, historic territorial prison site, and lovely preserved historic downtown district. Couples looking to tie the knot in the region have their choice of historic venues for ceremonies and receptions, including sophisticated hotel ballrooms, scenic botanical gardens and arboretums, and unique sites such as the buildings of the preserved Old Idaho Penitentiary site. Outdoor venues such as the Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater and Sandstone Vineyards provide unique venue options such as stages for ceremonies or pool use for receptions. Couples can also choose from unique experiences at area museums and parks such as the Discovery Center of Idaho or Zoo Boise, which offer add-on experiences such as animal encounters or exhibit use during receptions.
1.The Adelmann Building
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The Adelmann Building is a gorgeous historic building in Boise's downtown district, originally constructed in 1902 as a personal residence for miner Richard Adelmann. Throughout the 20th century, the building served as an automobile repair shop, a tea garden, an Elk's Fraternity headquarters, and a laundromat. Today, it houses more than 17,000 square feet of dining space throughout its three stories, home to businesses such as the Cafe de Paris restaurant and the Cool Hand Luke's Steakhouse bar. Couples can marry at a number of spaces throughout the venue, including its unique Chinese-style pagoda turret, which offers amazing views of downtown Boise. A reception dance floor, full kitchen facilities, and bride and groom's dressing areas are offered at the Adelmann A Woodriver Event Center, which also provides day-of coordination services for all weddings.
202 N Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-985-9000
2.Alpine Ponds Event Center
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Alpine Ponds Event Center is Meridian's premiere special event center, known as one of the most flexible wedding venues in the Treasure Valley for its versatile outdoor event spaces. The venue, which was opened in 2010, prioritizes stress-free experiences for all couples, offering event planning coordination and minimal restrictions for ceremonies and receptions. Up to 200 guests can be seated for weddings on the venue's beautiful grounds, which showcase gorgeous landscaping elements such as lighted fountains, waterfalls, and a rustic wooden bridge. Customizable event packages include catering and bar services, audiovisual services, and unique options such as chocolate fountains and photobooths. Free parking is offered for all guests, along with shuttle service from nearby areas.
545 E. Chinden Boulevard Enter at Zamzow's DO NOT GO DOWN PRIVATE DRIVE, Meridian, ID 83646, Phone: 208-859-2759
3.BanBury Golf Course
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BanBury Golf Course is a beautiful scenic golf course and event venue in Eagle, designed by landscape architect John Harbottle III. The challenging par-71 golf course has been consistently rated as one of the state's top courses by Golf Digest, making it a great unique venue choice for golf enthusiasts or couples looking to take advantage of the course's beautiful terrain landscape. Onsite coordinators are offered for all wedding rental packages, ensuring couples' special days run smoothly and stress-free. Food tastings are available upon request, with full catering and bar packages available. Up to 350 guests can be accommodated for ceremonies and receptions within the venue's beautiful main dining area, event room, covered patio spaces, and spacious lakefront lawn area.
2626 S Marypost Pl, Eagle, ID 83616, Phone: 208-939-3600
4.Beside Bardenay Events
Beside Bardenay Events is housed within the nation's first combination restaurant and distillery, which was originally opened in 1999 and offers three locations in Boise, Eagle, and Coeur d'Alene. The company's full-service restaurant, which is located within downtown Boise, is a great site for wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, offering a full-service bar, a large projector screen, and radio and MP3 capability for event music. Catering menus from the restaurant are available upon request, showcasing delicious American-style bar fare. Groups between 30 and 150 can be accommodated at the venue, making it a great choice for large and small wedding events alike. Nearby, the vibrant nightlife of Boise's famed Basque Block is easily accessible for continuing the wedding festivities after rentals.
612 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-426-0538
5.The Boise Art Museum
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The Boise Art Museum, commonly known as BAM, is one of Boise's premiere destinations for fine and modern art, originally opened in 1937 as the Boise Gallery of Art. The beautiful museum features Art Deco and Egyptian Revival design elements, located within the city's gorgeous Julia Davis Park. Couples looking for sophisticated wedding accommodations will love the venue's unique event spaces, which showcase innovative, high-quality art exhibitions and elegant ambiance. Weddings can be held inside the museum's gorgeous sculpture court, which features high ceilings, ample natural lighting, and space for up to 250 guests. All couples can enjoy use of the museum's standard banquet and cocktail tables, chairs, podium and microphone, kitchen prep area, and in-house sound system.
670 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-345-8330
6.Chateau des Fleurs
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Chateau des Fleurs is one of Eagle's most beautiful garden wedding venues, located on several acres overlooking the stunning Boise River. The family-operated venue offers full-service event accommodations on the grounds of the Camille Beckman campus, accommodating up to 500 guests comfortably for all types of ceremonies and receptions. Two beautiful ballrooms showcase pristine architectural elements, including crystal chandeliers and ample natural lighting. A beautiful collection of artwork by Hungarian artists Mark Lajos is on display, making for great backdrops for spectacular wedding photography. Experienced event management staff are on hand to take care of all wedding details, including seasonal European-style catering from the venue's Roghani's Restaurant.
176 S Rosebud Ln, Eagle, ID 83616, Phone: 208-947-2840
7.The Crystal Ballroom
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The Crystal Ballroom is one of Idaho's most beloved historic landmarks, located within the former Hotel Boise building in the city's downtown district. The 1902 landmark building showcases spectacular Art Deco-style architecture, with the hotel's original crystal chandeliers still hanging within its interior spaces. Large and small weddings and receptions can be accommodated at the venue's three event spaces, including a spacious, elegant main ballroom and two adjacent smaller rooms. Spaces can be adapted for each couple's individual needs, accommodating weddings of any style and configuration. Couples are welcome to bring in their own outside vendor services for their special day, including catering, bar, music, and photography services.
802 W Bannock St Ste. 202, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-602-6919
8.CW Penthouse at C.W. Moore Plaza
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CW Penthouse at C.W. Moore Plaza is one of downtown Boise's most beloved event venues, standing nine stories above the city's beautiful downtown skyline and offering beautiful picturesque views of nearby Tablerock and the area's mountain foothills. The venue is a popular choice for intimate weddings and receptions, showcasing grand ambiance and amenities to make all special days even more memorable. A large glassed-in indoor space opens out onto a gorgeous patio terrace, perfect for sunset cocktail receptions or spectacular wedding photography. Interior spaces are neutral in design and tone, accommodating any wedding theme or color scheme. Live music is permitted within the venue for couples looking to hire their own ceremony or reception musicians and DJs. All spaces are fully wheelchair-accessible, making the venue a great unique choice for accessible event accommodations.
250 S 5th St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-331-3516
9.Discovery Center of Idaho
Discovery Center of Idaho is one of Boise's most unique event venues, perfect for couples looking for a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony or reception outside the typical style of wedding venues. As Idaho's only hands-on science center, the venue offers excellent spaces for after-hours events, including cocktail receptions and banquets. Event guests are free to roam the venue's 10,000 square feet and enjoy all of its hands-on exhibits, which cover STEM concepts in a fun, interactive manner for visitors of all ages. Up to 600 guests can be accommodated at the venue, which can operate events late into the evening hours. A list of preferred food and beverage caterers is available on the venue's website to coordinate catering services.
131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-343-9895
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10.The Idaho Botanical Garden
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The Idaho Botanical Garden is one of Idaho's premiere outdoor venues, located on 50 beautiful acres on the site of the former Old Idaho State Penitentiary farm and nursery. The nonprofit gardens, which were created in 1984, are nestled within the base of Boise's foothills and provide a stunning backdrop for couples' special days year-round. Large and small gatherings can be accommodated, including unique wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsals, and bachelor and bachelorette parties. Amazing natural scenery makes for unique sites for vows and wedding photography, which can be arranged at sites such as the facility's Meditation and English Gardens and canopy plaza. Indoor reception space is also available at the venue's greenhouse, which can be rented rain or shine.
2355 N Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712, Phone: 208-343-8649
11.Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater and Reserve
Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater and Reserve is the official home of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, which presents repertory theater performances each year between June and September. The 770-seat state-of-the-art venue can be rented for once-in-a-lifetime weddings on stage, a great choice for theater or music enthusiast couples. Native plants surround the venue, which is nestled into a natural habitat that is home to deer, geese, and foxes. The festival grounds' interpretive center is also available for wedding ceremony and reception rentals, accommodating up to 400 guests throughout its indoor and adjoining patio spaces. Onsite catering is offered by the festival's Cafe Shakespeare, which also operates the A'Tavola Marketplace and Cafe.
5657 E Warm Springs Ave, Boise, ID 83716, Phone: 208-336-9221
12.Inn at 500 Capitol
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Inn at 500 Capitol is a lovely upscale hotel in Boise's downtown district, located within walking distance of area attractions like the Zoo Boise, Julia Davis Park, and the Idaho State Capitol. Several flexible event spaces are offered throughout the hotel for weddings, receptions, and other special events, sure to meet every couple's unique event needs. Up to 150 guests can be accommodated at the hotel's Capitol Room, which can be divided into several smaller spaces depending on event needs. A private dining room is also offered for small group events such as rehearsal dinners, accommodating up to 14 diners. Catering from hotel restaurant Richard's is available for all events, along with in-house wet bar service. After the wedding, couples can stay in luxury at one of the hotel's modern guest rooms and suites, which feature upscale amenities like whirlpool tubs, kitchenettes, and romantic fireplaces.
500 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-227-0500
13.The Knitting Factory
The Knitting Factory is a nationally-recognized venue company that was founded in 1987, offering locations throughout the United States today, including a location in Boise's downtown BODO district. The multipurpose event center can host events for up to 1,000 guests, making it a great choice for couples with extensive guest lists looking for a larger venue in the area. Onsite event coordination is offered to ensure smooth operations throughout the planning and day-of stages, with a licensed vendor list and client meetings available for coordinating aspects such as flowers, photography, and music. Professional catering is offered onsite, along with highly experienced bar staff for reception bar operations. Live music options offered through the venue's vendor list range from string quartets and DJs to live regional band performances.
416 S 9th St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-367-1212
14.The Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site
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The Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site is a National Register of Historic Places-listed site in Boise that formerly housed Idaho's Territorial Prison from 1872 to 1973. Today, the site has been converted into a museum and arboretum complex, owned and operated by the Idaho State Historical Society. 30 historic buildings are showcased throughout the complex, many of which are available for private special event rental, including as wedding ceremony and reception sites. Unique event sites available for rental include the complex's Shirt Factory Building, Women's Ward, and Idaho Room and Gem State Gateway. The venue's main yard and grounds can also be rented for outdoor weddings, providing a unique backdrop for vows and wedding photography.
2445 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712, Phone: 208-334-2844
15.Playhouse Events and Dinner Theater
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Playhouse Events and Dinner Theater is a centrally-located Boise venue that showcases engaging live theatrical performances throughout the year starring members of the local community, including murder mysteries and traveling national theatrical acts. The 4,000-square-foot venue features banquet seating for up to 250 guests, perfect for couples with large reception guest lists. Themed wedding packages are available to suit couples' individualized needs, including 1920s-themed weddings and Western-style weddings. Photobooths, in-house DJs, and catering and bar services are offered by the venue, along with setup and cleanup of tables and chairs and audiovisual services. All bookings support the nonprofit theater's continued operations of community theater programming, making the venue a great choice for couples who are arts lovers or philanthropists.
8001 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704, Phone: 208-779-0092
Sandstone Vineyards is Boise's premiere locally-owned vineyard event venue, located within the heart of the picturesque Treasure Valley region. The five-acre facility showcases romantic views throughout its lushly-landscaped property, which is home to majestic trees, vibrant flowers, and tranquil water elements such as koi ponds and waterfalls. A rustic vine-covered arbor makes a great spot for wedding ceremonies, seating up to 250 guests. Guests ages 18 and older can access the venue's pool, offering a unique opportunity for lively warm-weather wedding receptions. Other amenities include a fire pit area, a lit reception area with a dance floor, air-conditioned bride and groom suites, and ample onsite parking for all guests. Bar services are provided by The Curb Mobile Bar and Catering.
1888 E Rodeo Ln, Kuna, ID 83634, Phone: 208-949-6417
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17.The Basque Center
The Basque Center was originally constructed in 1949, known as a primary community gathering space for Basque people throughout the Boise region. The center is known as the home of the Boiseko Gazteak and Oinkari Basque Dancers dance troupes, Txantxangorriak musical group, and San Inazio Basque street festival each July. Couples can rent the center's facilities for traditional Basque or secular modern weddings, receptions, or rehearsal dinners. Venues include the center's main hall, which seats 400, its lower hall, which seats 175, and its fully-equipped kitchen, which is available for use by outside catering services. All rentals include use of the center's tables and chairs, house PA system, CD player, and satellite bar service.
601 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-342-9983
18.The Boise Depot
The Boise Depot is the former home of the city's Union Pacific Railroad line, originally constructed in 1925 and converted into a living history museum facility by the City of Boise in 1996. Since 1974, it has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its beautiful architecture and historic significance to the community. Couples can use the depot's beautiful Spanish-style structure for wedding ceremonies and receptions or take beautiful event photos on its gorgeous grounds, which are home to the gazebos, pathways, and koi ponds of the lovely Platt Gardens. Bride's quarters are offered for all rentals, along with day-of coordination services, a catering prep kitchen, audiovisual equipment, and full setup and cleanup services.
2603 W Eastover Terrace, Boise, ID 83706, Phone: 208-608-7644
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19.The Bridge Event Center
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The Bridge Event Center is a beautifully-landscaped event venue in Boise offering indoor and outdoor event spaces to suit every couple's unique ceremony and reception needs. The venue can easily accommodate up to 250 guests for weddings within spaces such as its indoor great hall and versatile landscaped outdoor areas. Eight and 12-hour rental packages are offered, which include setup and rehearsal time prior to the event. A day-of event coordinator is on hand to oversee all daily operations, removing stress from couples and putting the focus back on making romantic memories. Onsite parking is available for all guests, along with use of equipment such as tables and chairs. Couples are welcome to choose their own caterers and bar service for receptions.
6200 N Garrett St, Garden City, ID 83714, Phone: 208-891-8081
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20.The Grove Hotel
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The Grove Hotel is a charming hotel and conference center in Boise's downtown district, located conveniently near attractions such as CenturyLink Arena and the Idaho State Capitol Building. The hotel is home to more than 30,000 square feet of event space, including a luxurious grand ballroom that is available for weddings and receptions for up to 350 guests. An elegant outdoor terrace makes a great spot for vows or wedding photos, overlooking the spectacular panoramas of the Boise foothills. Experienced event staff is on hand to assist with all planning and day-of operations, ranging from room decor and flower arrangements to photographer and cake service coordination. Catering is available from the hotel's onsite New American-style restaurant. After the wedding, couples are welcome to stay at their choice of lovely guest rooms and suites, which offer contemporary amenities like marble bathrooms and whirlpool tubs.
245 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-333-8000
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21.The Linen Building
The Linen Building is one of downtown Boise's most historic buildings, originally constructed in the early 20th century. Today, the historic venue anchors the city's Linen District and is used as a multipurpose event space for cultural and business events, including wedding ceremonies and receptions. Capacity is offered for up to 328 guests, with seating capacity for up to 190 guests during ceremonies. All event rentals include a list of preferred vendors, with couples welcome to decorate as they wish and coordinate event services to make their special day perfect. The building is currently owned and operated as a nonprofit event space venture by the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, making it a great choice for couples with philanthropy and social justice interests.
1402 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-384-0419
22.The Owyhee Plaza Hotel
The Owyhee Plaza Hotel is an historic hotel in Boise's downtown district, originally constructed in 1910 and serving as a cultural anchor for the city for more than 100 years. Throughout its tenure, the hotel has hosted famous musicians, politicians, and other internationally-renowned guests, making it a great choice for couples looking for a venue with sophisticated ambiance and a trusted history of hospitality. Flexible event spaces are available to suit all couples' wedding and reception needs, including a second-floor ballroom that can accommodate up to 250 seated or 500 standing guests. A full-service coffee and liquor bar is offered within the hotel's lobby, serving up craft cocktails and Stumptown coffee for guests. Preferred caterers are available for rental, including the hotel's own Owyhee Tavern dining experience.
Boise, ID 83702, Phone: 208-343-5042
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23 Best Wedding Venues in Boise, Idaho
- The Adelmann Building, Photo: The Adelmann Building
- Alpine Ponds Event Center, Photo: Alpine Ponds Event Center
- BanBury Golf Course, Photo: Monkey Business/stock.adobe.com
- Beside Bardenay Events, Photo: antonkorobkov/stock.adobe.com
- The Boise Art Museum, Photo: The Boise Art Museum
- Chateau des Fleurs, Photo: Chateau des Fleurs
- The Crystal Ballroom, Photo: The Crystal Ballroom
- CW Penthouse at C.W. Moore Plaza, Photo: CW Penthouse at C.W. Moore Plaza
- Discovery Center of Idaho, Photo: sonyachny/stock.adobe.com
- The Idaho Botanical Garden, Photo: The Idaho Botanical Garden
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater and Reserve, Photo: sbw19/stock.adobe.com
- Inn at 500 Capitol, Photo: Inn at 500 Capitol
- The Knitting Factory, Photo: wideonet/stock.adobe.com
- The Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site, Photo: Idaho State Historical Society
- Playhouse Events and Dinner Theater, Photo: Playhouse Events and Dinner Theater
- Sandstone Vineyards, Photo: Eray/stock.adobe.com
- The Basque Center, Photo: mirage_studio/stock.adobe.com
- The Boise Depot, Photo: knowlesgallery/stock.adobe.com
- The Bridge Event Center, Photo: The Bridge Event Center
- The Grove Hotel, Photo: The Grove Hotel
- The Linen Building, Photo: Viacheslav/stock.adobe.com
- The Owyhee Plaza Hotel, Photo: Adam/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: knowlesgallery/stock.adobe.com