While your wedding day may be the most important day of your life, it can also be a huge strain on your bank balance. But don’t despair: there are beautiful, intimate, and oh-so-romantic venues all around the country that can offer a spectacular spot for a one-of-a-kind wedding that not only leave a few pennies for a memorable honeymoon but lasting memories too. Here are some of the best budget-friendly wedding venues around the U.S.A. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.94th Aero Squadron
94th Aero Squadron Restaurant is a charming restaurant with a vintage feel in San Diego, California that offers a unique venue for weddings and other romantic celebrations. Brimming with character and charm, the restaurant is decorated with furnishings and memorabilia from World War I, including an army jeep and model plane on the lawns outside. The restaurant has six indoor and outdoor spaces that cater for ceremonies and receptions of up to 200 guests, including a lovely gazebo surrounded by gorgeous views. The restaurant provides gourmet cuisine and fine beverages, event planning services, and offers a variety of wedding packages for all budgets and needs.
1395 NW 57th Ave, Miami, FL 33126, Phone: 305-261-4220
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The Albuquerque Biological Park or otherwise known as the Albuquerque BioPark is a large environmental museum that is made up of four different facilities, namely the Albuquerque Aquarium, the Rio Grande Botanic Garden, the Rio Grande Zoo, and Tingley Beach. Each of these unique and distinctive facilities offers a special choice of venues for ceremonies and receptions, ranging from the spectacular marine environment of the Albuquerque Aquarium to the magnificent glass conservatory at the Rio Grande Botanic Garden. Animal-lovers can enjoy their special day at the Rio Grande Zoo with 250 species of animals, and the pristine white sands of Tingley Beach are perfect for romantic beach weddings with stunning ocean backdrops.
903 10th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: 505-764-6200
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3.Bella Vista Reception Center
Boasting incredible views of Mount Timpanogos in Lindon, Utah, the Bella Vista Reception and Event Center is a modern venue that caters for weddings of all sizes. An elegant banquet hall with soaring ceilings and black-framed windows that embrace beautiful views can accommodate up to 200 guests, and the venue provides a variety of services such as contemporary décor, a large warming kitchen for outside caterers, tables, chairs and linens, and a list of preferred vendors for services like catering and beverage services, wedding cakes, entertainment, flowers, and photography.
275 W 200 N #300, Lindon, UT 84042, Phone: 801-769-2700
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4.Inexpensive Weddings: Cabell's Mill
Surrounded by dense woodlands within the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Chantilly, Virginia, Cabell's Mill is a historic property dating back to 1800 that was once a mill and now offers a unique and beautiful venue for destination weddings. The mill was transformed into a luxury guesthouse in 1935 and has hosted many famous personalities, including Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. The charming guesthouse features elegantly appointed guest suites and has a spacious room with hardwood floors, and ornate fireplace and large windows that can accommodate indoor ceremonies. An expansive terrace with spectacular views of Big Rocky Run is ideal for outdoor ceremonies or cocktail gatherings.
5235 Walney Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151, Phone: 703-324-8730
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5.Camden County Boathouse
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Nestled on the banks of the Cooper River in Southern New Jersey’s Cooper River Park, the Camden County Boathouse is a lovely outdoor venue for romantic ceremonies and receptions. The banquet hall features a wrap-around deck overlooking the river and a unique observation tower for one-of-a-kind photographs. A grassy green yard has towering trees and a white wedding arbor for intimate ceremonies against a backdrop of shimmering water views, and the stone-and-wood Boathouse has a large banquet hall that can accommodate up to 200 guests for seated dinner and dancing affairs. Additional extras include two elegant bridal suites, all-inclusive packages for all budgets and needs, lighting and sound services, and in-house catering and beverage services.
7050 N Park Dr, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109, Phone: 856-661-3184
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6.Camden County College Conference Center
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The Camden Conference Center is a modern wedding venue close to Greater Cherry Hill in New Jersey that offers a compact space for small ceremonies and receptions of up to 175 people. The center has a 900-square-foot space that can be transformed into a magical venue for cocktail gatherings and seated receptions with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and an on-site kitchen for catering services. The Camden Conference Center provides a variety of services such as onsite catering with a large kitchen, tables linens, a staging area, and a list of preferred vendors for services like entertainment, flowers, and photography.
200 College Dr, Blackwood, NJ 08012, Phone: 856-374-5040
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7.Inexpensive Weddings: Crayola Experience
Located in the Lehigh Valley, the Crayola Experience is a supersized art studio and premier event venue for fun-loving couples that want to celebrate their inner child. Boasting over 65,000 square feet of space, Crayola Experience not only provides spacious venues for ceremonies and receptions but also has over 25 one-of-a-kind Crayola attractions that guests can enjoy. The banquet space can be decorated in bright and quirky colors with an entertaining ambiance, and the venue offers services such as décor, lighting, and sound services, and a list of preferred vendors for services like entertainment, flowers, and photography.
30 Centre Square, Easton, PA 18042, Phone: 610-515-8000
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8.Davis Islands Garden Club
Located on the beautiful Davis Islands, just a short drive from downtown Tampa, the Davis Islands Garden Club is an elegant and refined facility with beautifully manicured gardens that offers a magical venue for romantic weddings and celebrations. The bucolic Davis Islands park rests on the edge of the Seddon Channel, where the Hillsborough River flows into Tampa Bay and features lush gardens, sweeping lawns, tropical plants and flowers, and an ornate gazebo at water's edge. The venue also features a covered veranda with views of the waterfront and the homes of Harbour Island for cocktail receptions and an elegant ballroom for lavish balls and gala affairs. The Davis Islands Garden Club encourages creativity and guests can decorate the venue in their character and style for all types of celebrations.
81 Columbia Drive, Tampa, FL 33606, Phone: 813-251-3123
9.Ivar's Seafood Restaurant
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Located in Bellevue in Washington, Ivar's Seafood Restaurant is a charming waterside eatery with indoor and outdoor seating that specializes in fresh seafood, locally caught fish and shellfish, and steaming seafood platters. Established in Seattle in 1938, the restaurant has several locations around Washington State and offers award-winning cuisine in spectacular settings. The restaurant can be hired for special events and functions like wedding receptions and offers tailor-made menus of gourmet cuisine, fine wines, and five-star service.
1505 156th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98007
Set on top of a secluded hilltop overlooking downtown Austin in Texas, Mercury Hall is a historic building surrounded by lush gardens and ancient oak trees that offers a charming venue for romantic weddings. Built in 1094 as a church, the hall was transformed into an event venue in 1997 but still retains its original architecture and rustic turn-of-the-century elements, providing a unique and charming space with floor-to-ceiling windows, beautiful chandeliers, and original hardwood floors. The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests for seated dinner receptions and has gorgeous indoor and outdoor space for all types of functions. Services include stylish bridal suites and dressing rooms, a catering prep kitchen, an on-site venue manager, a custom portable bar, and ample on-site parking.
615 Cardinal Lane, Austin, TX 78704, Phone: 512-236-1226
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11.Ox Yoke Inn
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The Ox Yoke Inn® is a quaint, storied restaurant in the village of Amana that takes guests on a journey back in time. Established in 1940, the family-style restaurant in the Amana Colonies in eastern Iowa specializes in hearty German and American food with an array of traditional German favorites made from centuries-old recipes. Open for daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and banquets, the family-owned and operated restaurant can be hired for special events and functions like wedding receptions and offers tailor-made menus of gourmet cuisine, fine wines, and impeccable service.
4420 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203, Phone: 319-622-3441
12.Inexpensive Weddings: Powell Gardens
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Powell Gardens is a 915-acre botanical garden that features rolling hills, windswept meadows, beautifully manicured gardens, meandering nature trails, significant architecture, and a year-round calendar of special events. Notable attractions in the gardens include ever-changing Terrace Gardens, a Rock and Waterfall Garden, an Island Garden, a Wildflower Meadow, a Perennial Garden, an indoor conservatory, and native plantings. The gardens also boast some significant architectural attractions, including the Fay Jones-designed Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel, which offers a quiet place for reflection and inspiration, and the Visitor Education Center and the Meadow Pavilion, which reflect the serene, natural ambiance of the surrounding gardens. The 18,000-square-foot Visitor Education Center has a glass-topped conservatory, a classroom space, and the Perennial Gifts gift shop.
1609 NW Hwy. 50, Kingsville, MO 64061, Phone: 816-697-2600
13.Pritchard Island Bathhouse
Nestled on the shores of Lake Washington in Rainier Beach, Seattle, the Pritchard Beach Bathhouse is a beautiful waterside venue for romantic wedding ceremonies and receptions. Surrounded by 19 acres of beautiful landscapes, the venue has pristine green lawns against a backdrop of water views for outdoor ceremonies, and a charming boathouse with hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a covered patio for indoor functions. The venue can comfortably accommodate up to 80 guests and on-site services include décor and furnishings, lighting and sound equipment, and a list of preferred vendors for catering and beverage services, entertainment, flowers, and photography.
8400 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, Phone: 206-684-7254
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14.The Cabbage Patch Restaurant
Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Snohomish, the Cabbage Patch Restaurant is a charming restaurant with a turn-of-the-century atmosphere that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a warm and welcoming setting. The restaurant features antique and period décor and art-adorned walls with paintings and sketches by local artist, Jim Davis. The restaurant has two spacious banquet rooms that can accommodate private functions for up to 50 people and offers services such as catering and beverage services with customized menus, décor and linens, and professional wait staff.
111 Ave A #2925, Snohomish, WA 98290, Phone: 360-568-9091
15.Inexpensive Weddings: The City Park Pavilion
City Park is a 330-acre neighborhood park in east-central Denver that is home to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Zoo, the Ferril and Duck Lakes, and a charming boathouse. The park, which is the main park in the city, also plays hosts to several summer concerts which draw thousands of visitors every season and offers an array of outdoor recreational activities, such as boating, paddle-boating, and kayaking on the lakes, hiking, and biking in the nature trails, and private events and functions can be held at the boathouse. Ferril Lake is home to the Prismatic Fountain which was designed and built by engineer Frederic W. Darlington in 1908 and features bright LED lights which cycle through different formations.
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
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© The Foundry
The Foundry is a beautifully preserved 19th-century building in Long Island City, New York that offers a modern, industrial-style venue for one-of-a-kind events and functions. The venue features 3,000 square feet of space with exposed brick walls, a fully equipped industrial kitchen, sky roof lighting, an indoor greenhouse, an outdoor courtyard, and a rooftop terrace with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. The venue can accommodate small parties and large get-togethers for up to 200 guests, and a team of talented coordinators is on hand to assist with event planning and management. Additional services included with the rental of the venue include audio-visual and lighting equipment, tables, linens, and décor, and a list of preferred vendors for catering and beverage services, entertainment, flowers, and photography.
42-38 9th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: 718-786-7776
17.Inexpensive Weddings: The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa
Surrounded by the magical Blue Ridge Mountains and overlooking a picturesque lake, the 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa is a gorgeous wedding venue in Lake Lure, North Carolina that offers a spectacular location for an elegant wedding. The historical inn has several indoor and outdoor spaces for unforgettable ceremonies and receptions, including a Grand Lobby framed by stained glass windows and decorated with antiques. Other stunning spaces around the property boast Mediterranean-inspired settings such as a poolside terrace, a lakeside gazebo, the Tanner dining room for 215 guests and the magnificent Roosevelt Hall with beautiful hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, and crystal chandeliers.
2771 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746, Phone: 828-625-2525
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18.Lavender Crest Winery
Lavender Crest Winery is a beautiful wine estate in Corona, Illinois that offers a one-of-a-kind country-style wedding. The winery has elegant indoor and outdoor spaces, ranging from blooming flower gardens, pretty gazebo, and an outdoor patio for ceremonies and cocktail gatherings to a beautifully decorated banquet room that can accommodate up to 250 guests for seated dinner and dancing affairs. The winery offers a range of services including décor, tables and linens, professional event planning and management, catering and beverage services, and preferred vendor lists for entertainment, flowers, and photography.
5401 US-6, Colona, IL 61241, Phone: 309-949-2565
19.Inexpensive Weddings: The Trolley Barn
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Located in the tranquil, tree-lined neighborhood of Inman Park in Atlanta, Georgia, the Trolley Barn is a historic and timeless wedding venue based in a former railway warehouse dating back to the 1880s. Beautifully restored to its former glory, the venue features a spacious 2,730-square-foot banquet hall with soaring ceilings, mesquite wood floors, exposed wood beams, and bistro lighting that can accommodate up to 250 guests. The building is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and has a brick patio that is perfect for intimate ceremonies and cocktail gatherings, and other spaces include a modern serving kitchen, an expansive mezzanine level overlooking the hall and 2,400-square-foot staging room.
963 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, Phone: 404-521-2308
20.Utah House at the USU Botanical Center
Utah House is a private event venue based at the USU Botanical Center at the Utah State University in Kaysville, Utah that offers a unique and eco-friendly venue for ceremonies and receptions.
920 South 50 West, Kaysville, UT 84037, Phone: 801-544-3089
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21.Victoria Wedding Chapel
Based in Waterford, Michigan, the Victoria Wedding Chapel is a quaint and romantic wedding venue with a French Riviera style that caters to both large and small ceremonies. Built in 1926, the gorgeous chapel has both indoor and outdoor event facilities, including pristine lawns bordered by manicured hedges and flowering gardens, a charming, white arbor, and spectacular lake views for outdoor functions. The chapel is decorated with European walnut finishes, large arched windows, white antique pews, and a romantic fireplace. Victoria Wedding Chapel offers a variety of wedding packages for all budgets and needs.
2776 Dixie Hwy, Waterford Twp, MI 48328, Phone: 248-673-5111
22.Inexpensive Weddings: Wheeler Historic Farm
The Henry J. Wheeler Farm, also known as the Wheeler Historic Farm is a beautifully restored turn-of-the-century dairy farm that offers a wealth of family-friendly attractions. Once owned by Henry J. Wheeler, the 75-acre property is an interactive working farm where visitors can view farm animals, milk cows, learn about the machines that made this 19th-century farm successful and watch live demonstrations. The historic complex includes an adobe and brick home and several outbuildings that date back to 1898, along with a granary, a chicken house, an ice house, and work shed, and the remains of the original barn, which burnt down in 1973. The farm, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is surrounded by beautiful landscapes with ponds, streams, trees, and flowers, and open to the public 365 days a year.
6351 South 900 East, Murray, UT 84121, Phone: 385-468-1755
22 Best Inexpensive Weddings in the United States
- 94th Aero Squadron, Photo: mirage_studio/stock.adobe.com
- Albuquerque BioPark, Photo: Jacob Lund/stock.adobe.com
- Bella Vista Reception Center, Photo: Jamila/stock.adobe.com
- Inexpensive Weddings: Cabell's Mill, Photo: wideonet/stock.adobe.com
- Camden County Boathouse, Photo: Camden County Boathouse
- Camden County College Conference Center, Photo: Wollwerth Imagery/stock.adobe.com
- Inexpensive Weddings: Crayola Experience, Photo: shersor/stock.adobe.com
- Davis Islands Garden Club, Photo: Photographee.eu/stock.adobe.com
- Ivar's Seafood Restaurant, Photo: Ivar's Seafood Restaurant
- Mercury Hall, Photo: fadzeyeva/stock.adobe.com
- Ox Yoke Inn, Photo: Ox Yoke Inn®
- Inexpensive Weddings: Powell Gardens, Photo: Powell Gardens
- Pritchard Island Bathhouse, Photo: AnnaDemy/stock.adobe.com
- The Cabbage Patch Restaurant, Photo: Ewelina/stock.adobe.com
- Inexpensive Weddings: The City Park Pavilion, Photo: gladiusstock/stock.adobe.com
- The Foundry, Photo: The Foundry
- Inexpensive Weddings: The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa, Photo: Vedmochka/stock.adobe.com
- Lavender Crest Winery, Photo: Nadtochiy/stock.adobe.com
- Inexpensive Weddings: The Trolley Barn, Photo: The Trolley Barn
- Utah House at the USU Botanical Center, Photo: miladrumeva/stock.adobe.com
- Victoria Wedding Chapel, Photo: gladiusstock/stock.adobe.com
- Inexpensive Weddings: Wheeler Historic Farm, Photo: DePho/stock.adobe.com
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