Walking down the aisle to marry your best friend and begin your lives together should be one of the happiest days of your life. In this age of creativity and social media, it’s often a rush to find the best venue, whether that means most photographable, the biggest, or one that includes all the details to make planning a breeze. Luckily, across the US, there are thousands of excellent wedding venues, and whether you’re planning a destination event or looking for something in your hometown, here are some of the best wedding venues that America has to offer. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.The Little Nell - Colorado
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Aspen, Colorado is beautiful year-round. In the winter, people flock to Aspen for the famous ski slopes and breathtaking winter mountain scenery, and in the summer, the slopes become blanketed with colorful wildflowers, and sights like the nearby Maroon lake boast some of the most stunning views in an already beautiful place. At The Little Nell, couples can be married on an outdoor deck on top of a mountain, three miles above the town of Aspen. A romantic gondola ride will take guests and wedding party to the ceremony site, and a fun night of dinner and dancing can take place afterward at The Sundeck or the Aspen Mountain Club.
675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, Phone: 970-920-4600
2.Sunset Key Guest Cottages - Florida
There is nothing like an oceanfront beach wedding, with sand between your bare toes as you say, “I do” to your best friend in front of all your closest family and loved ones. At Sunset Key Guest Cottages, wedding ceremonies will be framed by tall palm trees that sway in the cool ocean breeze, on a white sand beach with the gorgeous gem-like waters of the Atlantic in the background. Receptions can take place in a stunning oceanfront restaurant or in a cottage, both with amazing views of the sunset as it dips below the horizon of the ocean (making for even more great photo opportunities!).
245 Front St, Key West, FL 33040, Phone: 305-292-5300
3.Blue Hill at Stone Barns - New York
In New York City, Blue Hill is a restaurant that is well known for its divine farm-to-table food and comfortable, upscale atmosphere, but its other location in Westchester County, has an event space that is perfect for weddings of up to 260 guests. The gorgeous stone buildings look like something from a rustic fairy tale, and ceremonies can be accommodated on the farm’s gorgeous grounds for an indoor or outdoor wedding, and the entire setting will combine for an all inclusive experience that will have style, unique flair, and of course, delicious food prepared specially by Blue Hill’s talented chefs.
630 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591, Phone: 914-366-9600
4.Fearrington Village - North Carolina
This historic dairy farm in Pittsboro, North Carolina has a stunning, historic white house, perfect for a classic Southern wedding, with beautiful outdoor gardens for ceremonies as well as many rooms and event spaces indoors for those looking to get married inside a historic, classic space. There is an experienced wedding team on site that will help couples plan every detail of their day, right down to the menu, which will be prepared by the talented staff of the Fearrington House Restaurant. Fearrington weddings have won awards in many major magazines and publications, and it won’t take long for couples to realize why when they see the incredible venue and level of care that Fearrington offers.
2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312
5.Castle Hill Inn - Rhode Island
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On the 40 acre peninsula that Castle Hill Inn calls home, couples will have their choice of venue locations. They can say “I do” in front of a gorgeous lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula, just along the water’s edge, or tie the knot among the rolling hills and green grass of the meadows and lawns. This private venue offers planning support from creative wedding professionals, incredible views, and seasonal beauty that has something different to offer depending on the time of year. Weddings here can bask in the fresh air as they gorge on a delicious feast and dance under the stars or snuggle up on comfy couches to watch as their loved ones celebrate.
590 Ocean Drive, Newport, RI 02840, Phone: 888-466-1355
6. Brush Creek Ranch - Wyoming
Take full advantage of the rolling plains and big skies full of brilliant night stars at Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming. This beautiful venue means couples can take romantic photos in front of herds of grazing horses and dramatic rock formations on the staggeringly massive 30,000 acre ranch, and celebrate in full Western style without sacrificing any of the elegance and beauty of a classic wedding. All inclusive wedding packages at Brush Creek include accommodations and three meals a day for guests, a horse-drawn carriage for the happy couple, and unlimited access to the ranch’s assortment of adventures, which depending on the season includes everything from horseback riding to skiing.
66 Brush Creek Ranch Road, Saratoga, WY 82331, Phone: 307-327-5284
7.Arizona Biltmore - Arizona
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The Waldorf Astoria name carries with it a connotation and expectation of luxury, style, and history. At the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, wedding ceremonies can take place on a beautiful outdoor terrace with a stunning view of the mountains as a backdrop to your vows, amidst a colorful flower garden, or in a quaint, intimate cottage courtyard. The top-tier catering team will help couples design an impeccable menu for their special day, and elegant receptions can be held in historic, luxurious ballrooms and gathering areas for up to 350 guests.
2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016, Phone: 602-955-6600
8.Calistoga Ranch - California
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There are countless beautiful wedding venues in California, which has enough variation in its landscapes to suit anyone’s tastes, but even among such a beautiful list, Calistoga Ranch stands out. This gorgeous venue is located on 157 acres of private canyon land in the world-renowned Napa Valley, with peaks and dramatic land formations that rise up in the background, a stunning lake, and ancient oak trees among some of its gorgeous natural features. Calistoga Ranch also has indoor venue space, like a covered deck, the Lakehouse restaurant, or the romantic wine cave.
580 Lommel Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515, Phone: 866-484-8829
9.Meridian House - D.C.
A wedding at Meridian house in Washington DC means getting married in one of the region’s jewels of architecture. This historic structure is only a mile and a half from the White House, and everything from its stately exterior to its chandelier-festooned ballroom and its elegant library reception room are alight with elegance, history, and style. Outside, a beautiful garden area can serve as an amazing space for a ceremony, and couples will have the ability to choose between Meridian House and the White-Meyer House, which is located next door, for their special day.
1630 Crescent Pl NW, Washington, DC 20009, Phone: 202-667-6800
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10.Baywood Greens - Delaware
Golf courses are immaculately suited for being amazing wedding venues. With perfectly manicured greens and landscapes that serve as incredible settings for photos, and plenty of space for outdoor ceremonies, Baywood Greens has many wedding packages and options for couples to choose from. Ceremonies and receptions can be held indoors as well, with a massive ballroom that has two balconies, audiovisual equipment, and a customizable dance floor. Baywood Greens also offers catering packages with buffet services as well as plated entree options.
32267 Clubhouse Way, Long Neck, DE 19966, Phone: 302-947-9225
11.Haiku Mill - Hawaii
In the 19th century., the Haiku Sugar Mill was where sugarcane was processed, but these days as a wedding venue, it’s sweet in a whole different sense of the word. Haiku Mill prides itself on its “Old World charm,” and while it doesn’t have the beaches that some might expect for a Hawaii wedding, it does have a historic, tropical elegance that is unlike any other venue on this list. At Haiku Mill, renting the site includes the use of several spaces, including the historic mill, the private Cane House (perfect for a bridal suite), a beautiful mango tree area strung with bistro lights, and an outdoor courtyard perfect for intimate, outdoor receptions.
12.Cafe Brauer at Lincoln Park Zoo - Illinois
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Since 1908, Cafe Brauer has served as a scenic landmark to visitors at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, and it’s one of the most sought-after wedding and event venues in Chicago, a place that already has more than its share of great event spaces. Weddings at Cafe Brauer can take advantage of both an indoor and outdoor space, with the chandeliers and stained glass of the Great Hall on the second story, which has sky lights so everyone can peer up into the night sky or get caught in a beam of warm sunlight. Cafe Brauer is surrounded by the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Nature Boardwalk, where wedding parties can stroll and take photos amongst a beautiful ecosystem path.
2021 N Stockton Dr, Chicago, IL 60614, Phone: 312-742-2400
13.Laurel Hall - Indiana
With sweeping stairs leading up to the grand structure of Laurel Hall, with its warm yellow bricks, peaked roofs, and towering chimneys, this wedding venue offers class, history, and sophistication to couples who choose to tie the knot there. Once home to one of the wealthiest families in Indiana, Laurel Hall is full of beautiful event spaces with historic lighting fixtures and arched doorways, as well as a stunning outdoor garden area where ceremonies and receptions can be held in the fresh air, and romantic photos can be taken amidst the wooded lawns and manicured flower gardens of the estate.
5395 Emerson Way, Indianapolis, IN 46226, Phone: 317-275-3390
14.The Barn at Flanagan Farm - Maine
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Barn weddings are rustic, romantic, and elegant in a unique, chic way. The Barn at Flanagan Farm in Buxton, Maine has two barns that couples can rent for their special day, on sixty six beautiful acres of rural country land just a short drive from Portland. Weddings at The Barn can accommodate party sizes of up to 250 guests, with a large barn, an outdoor flagstone patio, a fire pit, a beautiful wooded ceremony space, and even onsite accommodations for up to 10 people in the attached and recently renovated farmhouse. The space also includes parking for up to 85 vehicles.
668 Narragansett Trail, Buxton, ME 04093, Phone: 207-671-3276
15.Chatham Bars Inn - Massachusetts
Located on the coast of Aunt Lydia’s Cove, protected from the Atlantic by a scenic barrier island, Chatham Bars Inn in Massachusetts is a stunning venue for a wedding. With a sprawling, grassy beachfront area for ceremonies, and the blue waters of the ocean in the background, couples can recite their vows while the ocean wind blows through their hair and the grass at their feet. Chatham Bars Inn has a policy of hosting only one wedding per day, so couples and their loved ones will have the entire place to themselves, and their pick of ceremony and reception sites. The inn also has over two hundred guest rooms, so wedding guests can choose to stay right on site when the festivities are over.
297 Shore Rd, Chatham, MA 02633, Phone: 508-945-0096
16.Aria - Minnesota
In this age of Instagrammable weddings, it can be hard to find something that stands out as entirely unique, but Aria, in Minneapolis, definitely fits that bill. This beautiful venue lets newlyweds celebrate with their nearest and dearest in an urban, industrial-chic setting, where chandeliers dripping with crystal stand in stark contrast against the exposed brick walls and windows, strung with white lights. Dramatic lighting, and photo settings such as a spiral staircase, massive industrial wheels, and neon signs that say things like, “The World is Yours” come together to make Aria a truly unique, and truly unforgettable place to get married.
105 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401, Phone: 612-342-2742
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17.Big Cedar Lodge - Missouri
Big Cedar Lodge looks like something out of a storybook, with its beautiful stone chapel and bay window overlooking the water, beautiful rolling hills covered in trees, and two-story reception space with a balcony ringing the edges of the second story and a huge stone fireplace to offer some scenic comfort in the high-ceilinged, wood-beamed space. The resort is gorgeous, and the amenities are just as grand—guests and wedding party alike can take full advantage of the resort’s full menu of spa services to relax before the wedding, and couples will have over twenty options when it comes to choosing the perfect venue for their perfect day.
190 Top of the Rock Rd, Ridgedale, MO 65739, Phone: 417-335-2777
18.Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, and Casino - Nevada
The stunning Hyatt Regency at Lake Tahoe means couples will have their pick of where they get married, whether it’s on a dock or at the water’s edge of beautiful Lake Tahoe, among the tall, green grass of a peaceful meadow, or with a small, intimate gathering of friends and loved ones in a lovely mountain lodge. Receptions can be held in one of the Hyatt’s event rooms, which can be arranged for small weddings or huge parties with hundreds of people, with wedding specialists on staff to help couples decide every last detail of their special day and make sure it goes off without a hitch.
111 Country Club Dr, Incline Village, NV 89451, Phone: 775-832-1234
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19.Franklin Park Conservatory - Ohio
Getting married in a botanical garden should be a no brainer—by definition, they’re full of natural beauty and romantic paths that meander through brightly colored blossoms and lovingly curated alcoves. At Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio, couples can depend on gorgeous photos taken in front of the glass walls and ceilings of the John F. Wolfe Palm House, group shots and romantic, intimate photos of the happy couple on hedged paths and in front of tropical plants, and a truly unforgettable day that will be simply overwhelmed with beauty just as much as with love.
1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203, Phone: 614-715-8000
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20.Castaway Portland - Oregon
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Much of the charm of Castaway Portland comes from the exposed beams, outdoor patio, and full wall of sash steel windows of the 1929 warehouse. But where Castaway portland really shines is in its ability to serve as a blank slate for weddings, meaning couples can decide exactly what type of celebration they want to have—what type of decor scheme, the set up, and every last detail can be arranged exactly to the couple’s liking. Castaway Portland has been winning awards as a wedding venue for years, and its history, versatility, and location all combine to make it a great choice for a place to get married.
1900 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, Phone: 503-224-4898
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21.Montage Palmetto Bluff - South Carolina
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Montage Palmetto Bluff, in Bluffton, South Carolina, has a lovely little chapel for wedding ceremonies, with a tall window at the altar overlooking lush greenery. Those who wish to say their vows outdoors will also have their pick of locations, including the Village Square, where they can tie the knot under the moss-draped branches of old-growth oak trees. Receptions are held in the beautiful River House, which has a massive indoor event space called the Oak Room as well as some scenic outdoor verandas where the party can overflow into the fresh night air.
477 Mt Pelia Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910, Phone: 866-276-0779
22.RT Lodge - Tennessee
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Brides Magazine has deemed RT Lodge in Maryville, Tennessee one of the top fifty wedding venues in the country. Perhaps it’s due to the gorgeous natural setting, surrounded by greenery, or the versatile indoor spaces, which are comfortable and can be transformed to realize any wedding dream. Couples who rent the RT Lodge for their wedding have it for the whole weekend, meaning guest accommodations, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception can all be held in one place. Up to 300 guests can join in for the celebration, which will be helpfully curated with the assistance of the Lodge’s talented wedding planning staff, who will help couples choose every detail to make their fairy tale day one to remember for a lifetime.
1406 Wilkinson Pike, Maryville, TN 37803, Phone: 865-981-9800
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23.Crystal Ballroom at the Rice Hotel - Texas
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Built in 1913, the Crystal Ballroom has long been one of the most historic and grand sights in Houston, which at the time it was built, was the capital of the Republic of Texas. With ceilings that soar to heights of 35 feet, beautiful painted murals, crystal chandeliers, and a terrace which wraps around the ballroom, the Crystal Ballroom is a stately and elegant venue for a wedding which has space for up to 400 guests. Over the years the Crystal Ballroom has built trusted relationships with wedding vendors in the area, and offers their expertise and help in planning and making connections for the perfect day.
909 Texas Ave #106f, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: 713-227-7423
24.Sundance Mountain Resort - Utah
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Weddings of practically any size will find a perfect venue in Sundance Mountain Resort. This lovely ski resort is one of the best in the country, so those looking to get married in the winter will have the opportunity to host a one of a kind ski-bum wedding on the mountain. During the summer, Sundance is transformed into a peaceful, green mountain haven, and no matter the time of year, wedding party and guests alike will love having access to the guest houses and mountain homes for accommodations, and over five thousand acres of gorgeous mountain wilderness to enjoy before, during, and after the festivities.
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25.Milwaukee Art Museum - Wisconsin
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Milwaukee Art Museum knows that wedding days should be special, so they make a point of scheduling no other events on the day of your wedding, in order to devote their full attention to making sure each wedding goes perfectly with every detail in order. This also means that weddings will have their pick of venue and ceremony locations, whether they want to celebrate on a seasonal terrace, in the gardens, in an event or meeting room, or in the galleries themselves. The museum also has a close working relationship with a local caterer who can help craft a perfect menu.
700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
25 Best Wedding Venues in the United States
- The Little Nell - Colorado, Photo: The Little Nell
- Sunset Key Guest Cottages - Florida, Photo: sonyachny/stock.adobe.com
- Blue Hill at Stone Barns - New York, Photo: Pixel-Shot/stock.adobe.com
- Fearrington Village - North Carolina, Photo: kostyazar/stock.adobe.com
- Castle Hill Inn - Rhode Island, Photo: Castle Hill Inn
- Brush Creek Ranch - Wyoming, Photo: shchus/stock.adobe.com
- Arizona Biltmore - Arizona, Photo: Arizona Biltmore
- Calistoga Ranch - California, Photo: Calistoga Ranch
- Meridian House - D.C., Photo: Dennis/stock.adobe.com
- Baywood Greens - Delaware, Photo: mirage_studio/stock.adobe.com
- Haiku Mill - Hawaii, Photo: satit/stock.adobe.com
- Cafe Brauer at Lincoln Park Zoo - Illinois, Photo: Wedding photography/stock.adobe.com
- Laurel Hall - Indiana, Photo: Olga/stock.adobe.com
- The Barn at Flanagan Farm - Maine, Photo: Pavlo Melnyk/stock.adobe.com
- Chatham Bars Inn - Massachusetts, Photo: kaninstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Aria - Minnesota, Photo: Aria
- Big Cedar Lodge - Missouri, Photo: Roman/stock.adobe.com
- Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, and Casino - Nevada, Photo: xerox123/stock.adobe.com
- Franklin Park Conservatory - Ohio, Photo: Andrey/stock.adobe.com
- Castaway Portland - Oregon, Photo: Castaway Portland
- Montage Palmetto Bluff - South Carolina, Photo: Montage Palmetto Bluff
- RT Lodge - Tennessee, Photo: RT Lodge
- Crystal Ballroom at the Rice Hotel - Texas, Photo: Crystal Ballroom at the Rice Hotel
- Sundance Mountain Resort - Utah, Photo: Ruth Black/stock.adobe.com
- Milwaukee Art Museum - Wisconsin, Photo: Yura Yarema/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: demy89/stock.adobe.com