10 Destination Wedding Venues Not to Be Missed in the U.S.
From a beachfront resort in California to a dude ranch tucked within the rolling hills of Montana, these locations across America have caught the eye of Jess Levin, founder and CEO of Carats & Cake, and the hearts of brides and grooms who are seeking them out for their big-day backdrops.
The Little Nell; Aspen, Colorado
This five-star property holds the exclusive title of being Aspen's only hotel with ski-in, ski-out access to the Aspen Mountain. The journey to the Wedding Deck includes a gondola ride to the top of the mountain, which greets you with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains.
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards; North Garden, Virginia
This boutique vineyard, overlooking Charlottesville's lush garden landscape, offers a classic Virginia winery backdrop. But the local farmers and expert artisans it partners with provides it with the resources for modern entertaining.
Montage Laguna Beach; Laguna Beach, California
Limited to one wedding each day, this oceanfront resort emphasizes personal details and individual style. Pacific Ocean views complement the 248 guest rooms comprising this coastal oasis.
The Ranch at Rock Creek;Philipsburg, Montana
Western luxury meets functioning dude ranch on this all-inclusive Montana property. Gourmet meals, expert staff, and year-round outdoor activities ensure a celebration full of tradition and adventure.
Sea Island;Sea Island, Georgia
More than 80 years of genuine hospitality and family values have shaped the culture that surrounds this Southern coastal property. Award-winning golf courses, beach access, and an array of room accommodations form the foundation of this famed private escape.
Beaulieu Garden;Rutherford, California
Romanticism takes center stage at this private family-owned Napa hideaway. Formal gardens provide an added touch of elegance to the rolling hills of one of California's oldest wine-producing vineyards.
Wythe Hotel;Brooklyn, New York
Located in one of Brooklyn's most thriving neighborhoods, this 70-guest-room Williamsburg staple is as versatile as its seven different event spaces. Cast-iron columns and exposed pine beams enrich the character of this hotel.
Ocean House;Watch Hill, Rhode Island
The 13 acres of this seaside manor provide a broad array of ocean views. Bluff hill beachfronts deliver a nautical setting for any special occasion. And there are five-star services offered year-round.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens;Miami, Florida
Balancing native traditions with new conceptual ideas influenced the development of this historical Miami landmark. Celebrated Mediterranean architecture inspired the style of this extensive compound.
San Ysidro Ranch;Santa Barbara, California
Pristine coastal landscapes cover the acreage of this Santa Barbara resort, located in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean provide the backdrop at this Southern California getaway.