Celebrity Wedding Venues That You Can Get Married In, Too
If you've just started planning your wedding, you're likely considering one key element: Where are you going to have it? With so many different destinations and venues to choose from, it might be overwhelming to find one location that checks all of the boxes. Before you stress too much about finding the perfect location, however, consider drawing wedding venue inspiration from a super-reliable, albeit unexpected, source: your favorite celebrity couple.
Though we associate famous faces with luxurious parties and unattainably upscale venues, some of the places they've chosen as ceremony and reception sites are actually available for your own big day. Whether you're throwing a ranch wedding or even a destination event in Morocco, the following places, all of which have seen A-listers' nuptials, are currently ready to book. Although some stars chose to wed at private estates, couples like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher, and Victoria and David Beckham all got hitched at the ahead venues—and they're spots where celebrities and non-celebrities alike regularly tie the knot.
Ahead, you'll find the locations of some of the most famous celebrity weddings of the past two decades. You'll quickly discover that this list covers a lot of ground—you should be able to find a venue that speaks to your wedding, wherever you're planning it. If you're debating a destination wedding, you may want to look into Colony 29 in Palm Springs where Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley said their vows. If a big wedding isn't what you had in mind, make like Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin who held their secret ceremony at New York City Hall. With all of these different (and accessible!) celebrity wedding venue options, it will be easy to choose where you want to host your big day.
Beldi Country Club
Marigny Opera House
Solange Knowles and her wedding party celebrated at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans for her wedding to music video director Alan Ferguson. The rustic hall of the old church-turned-music-venue provided the singer (and potentially you, too!) with the perfect setting for the "dopest wedding photo of all time," according to Beyoncé.
The San Jacinto Mountains and Indian Canyon served as the backdrop for Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli's 2017 nuptials. The couple wed at Colony 29—a desert venue full of cacti and bougainvillea located in Palm Springs.
Meadowood Napa Valley
In 2016, Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis took a trip to wine country to exchange their vows at the Meadowood Napa Valley. The venue offers a five-star restaurant and luxury hotel and spa (which means it's the perfect spot to tie the knot!).
Brush Creek Ranch
The Rainbow Room
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak were together for 15 years before finally marrying in 2017. The spot they chose for the long-awaited nuptials was New York City's Rainbow Room, a glamorous lounge located on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Your guests can dine on delicious cuisine and dance all night on the venue's revolving dance floor.
The Coeur d'Alene Resort
The Villa at Sunstone Winery
that she wanted her big day to feel like "you're walking into Romeo and Juliet's beautiful fantasy." To fulfill that theme, the pair tied the knot at the Tuscan-style Villa at Sunstone Winery. The private residence sits on a 55-acre estate and is made out of imported limestone that feels like it came straight from Italy.
The Wythe Hotel
The Breakers Palm Beach
New York City Hall
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin wed in a secret ceremony back in September 2018. The location of their spontaneous ceremony? New York City Hall. If you're planning on following suit, you can tie the knot in the City Clerk's Office 24 hours after signing your marriage license.
The Secret Garden at Parrish Ranch
Mila Kunis married her That '70s Show co-star Ashton Kutcher in an intimate ceremony in 2015. The couple held their celebration at the Secret Garden at Parrish Ranch, which is a secluded outdoor venue featuring acres of apple orchards, ponds, and botanical gardens.
Moose Creek Ranch
Beth Behrs and Michael Gladis fell in love with Moose Creek Ranch at first sight, during their venue tour. Behrs actually spotted the venue in a local bridal magazine on a trip to Wyoming. The location's woodsy surroundings and barn on site make it an ideal location for outdoor and rustic weddings.
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian tried to keep their 2017 wedding quiet, but with a star-studded guest list that included Beyoncé, Eva Longoria, and Kim Kardashian, it was nearly impossible. For their big day, the couple chose the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans which is completely customizable. Their warehouse acts as a blank canvas, so you can decorate as you please—or you can choose to get married next to works of art in one of their galleries.
Aman Grand Canal Hotel
When George Clooney and Amal Clooney tied the knot in 2014, they did it in style—with an equally stylish partner by his side. The lavish Aman Grand Canal hotel, set in a 16th-century palazzo, is wall-to-wall with gilded ceilings, Tiepolo frescoes, and mirrors, and has two private gardens.
The Parrot Cay by COMO Resort
Though their marriage has since ended, we can still obsess over the location of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's 2005 wedding: the private island of Parrot Cay. The Parrot Cay by COMO resort holds ceremonies right on the beach, and for the reception, couples can go barefoot casual on the sand or have a more formal dinner in the on-site restaurant.
The Ranch at Rock Creek
When Kate Bosworth married film director Michael Polish, she chose the mountaintop The Ranch at Rock Creek as the setting for their "I dos." The all-inclusive event rate takes care of everything for up to 125 guests—rooms, meals, and even activities like horseback riding, fly fishing, and clay shooting. As for the ceremony, brides can make an entrance in a horse-drawn carriage and choose from a variety of venues, like the 5,000-square-foot reclaimed-wood Buckle Barn.
Boone Hall Plantation
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynold's picked Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina, for their 2012 wedding, and it's easy to see why. The beauty starts right when you pull into the 738-acre property—the driveway is lined with live oaks draped in Spanish moss that were planted in 1743. And you may recognize the main house from The Notebook—it was the summer home of Allie and her parents.
Nothing says romantic like a private Italian villa set right on the shores of Lake Como. In 2013, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend tied the knot at the Villa Pizzo, exchanging vows on a courtyard overlooking the water.
For their 2008 wedding, Top Chef judge Gail Simmons and her husband Jeremy Abrams went for The Foundry, an industrial-chic venue in Queens. Couples can rent the raw space, which comes with a kitchen and three on-site, day-of staff members. The restored 19th-century building has a variety of other picture-perfect places to say "I do," including an outdoor courtyard (complete with plant-covered living walls), a rooftop terrace with Manhattan views, and a brick-walled greenhouse.
Aman Sveti Stefan
Just four days after winning Wimbledon in 2014, Novak Djokovic wed his childhood sweetheart Jelena Ristic at Aman Resort's 58-room Aman Sveti Stefan in Montenegro. Take advantage of its seaside location with an open-air event on a terrace overlooking the water with mountain views beyond.
What's more fairytale than getting married in a castle? That's exactly what Victoria and David Beckham did almost 20 years ago, at Dublin's Luttrellstown Castle Resort. You can rent the entire venue, which comes with 12 guestrooms, two ballrooms, on-site coordinators, and access to the surrounding gardens.
San Ysidro Ranch
Don't let the name "ranch" fool you. There was nothing rustic about Jessica Simpson's 2014 wedding to her pro football partner, Eric Johnson, at the 41-suite San Ysidro Ranch. (It also happens to be where John and Jackie Kennedy honeymooned.) While the couple partied with 275 of their closest friends, the venue is ideal for more intimate gatherings in one of the charming cottages.
Marrakech's legendary La Mamounia was the venue of choice for Poppy Delevigne and James Cook. (This celebration followed a ceremony in London.) Since the 1920s, celebs and world leaders like Elton John, Nicole Kidman, Winston Churchill, Princess of Monaco have holed up in this Moorish-inspired property, known for its opulent interiors. Couples can get married in the garden or the Grand Salon, or around the historic pool. The day after, make time to experience the hotel spa's traditional hamman treatments.
Borgo Egnazia Resort
Chances are you won't be treating all of your guests to an entire wedding extravaganza (including flights and accommodations) like Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake did—but your guests will be more than willing to make a trip to this gorgeous Borgo Egnazia Resort in Puglia.
For their 2011 wedding, Venessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey invited 35 friends and family to spend four days on Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island. (It's also where Branson himself—and his daughter—got married!) The property can accommodate up to 200 guests, and ceremony sites vary from right on Turtle Beach to a terrace overlooking all of the British Virgin Islands.
Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
Carrie Underwood stuck to her Southern roots for her 2010 wedding to pro hockey player Mike Fisher. There's no shortage of options at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, which offers everything from a restored wood barn to a grand ballroom for 550 people to an 8,700-square-foot enclosed pavilion. More casual parties can head to the Forest, for a private fire pit and family-style barbecue.