21 Wedding Venues to Consider Based on Your Style
Your wedding marks a new phase of life—why shouldn't your ceremony or reception venue follow suit? If you're searching for a place that's shiny and new (or revamped!), you're in luck. We've taken the liberty of scouting out several of these locations, so you don't have to. And before you ask: Nope, we didn't stick to a particular region. Wedding venues all over the country—in cities and in the countryside—have been stepping up their game, debuting inspired, redesigned, and refurbished sites that you'll absolutely want to say "I do" to.
We also kept your unique wedding style in mind when sourcing these party spots. From rustic retreats to urban stunners, there's something here that's sure to resonate with your big day vision. Planning a destination fête? Check out our featured waterfront locations, one of which comes with a pool-deck view of the Pacific Ocean. If you're searching for a city skyline view, as opposed to a tropical-blue one, we've also got you covered. Whether you're planning on tying the knot in New York City, Chicago, or L.A., we've found a location that satisfies your "insane skyscraper backdrop" venue requirement. Envisioning something a little more bucolic? Get ready to discover refinished, but still rural barns complete with sprawling fields of grass and those pretty pastoral sights, of course.
Whether you end up choosing one of these spots for your nuptials or are simply searching for venue inspiration, this picturesque round-up is sure to help you along during one of the most important phases of wedding planning. Take a look—one might just check off all the must-haves on your dream-wedding list.
The Restaurant: Celestine, Brooklyn
The Manhattan-skyline view is the first thing you'll notice at this waterfront locale, which you and up to 100 guests can admire through floor-to- ceiling windows or, in season, from the terrace facing the East River. The eastern-Mediterranean menu includes dishes like lamb kofte, whole grilled fish, and Moroccan bone-marrow dumplings.
The Ranch: Featherstone Ranch, Stonewall, Texas
Say "I do" in a live-oak grove surrounded by sweeping Hill Country views—and the occasional cow—at this 67-acre haven (it'll hold 1,000 plus guests outdoors!). Then party beneath a cathedral ceiling with exposed trusses and Texas-size chandeliers in the ballroom (seats 350), or under the stars on the adjacent patio.
The Desert Outpost: Kimpton The Rowan, Palm Springs, California
Dreamy vistas and a sleek midcentury-modern aesthetic ensure a stylish shindig at this seven-story hotel. Ceremonies held on the rooftop terrace, which seats up to 125 people, have 180-degree mountain and valley views as a backdrop, while the modern ballroom showcases colorful downtown Palm Springs and the stunning Sonoran Desert beyond.
The Estate: Foxfire, Monkton, Maryland
This 127-acre equestrian venue oozes elegance, from manicured gardens and wooded hillsides to a gorgeous 1930s-era manor house. Tie the knot beneath a wisteria-draped trellis or alongside a spring-fed quarry pond before moving your up-to-300 guests to the reception lawn.
The Terrace: Ace Hotel, Chicago
Plan a skyline-gazing garden party on this property's verdant patio, which is planted with native grasses, wildflowers, and even ingredients your guests will find on their dinner plates. You can host both ceremony and celebration alfresco or make your party an indoor-outdoor affair with one of the adjoining reception rooms, which holds up to 250 guests (150 seated).
The Mountain Retreat: Hotel Talisa, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail, Colorado
An idyllic stream provides the soundtrack for ceremonies at this luxe ski-in/ski-out resort. Following a service among aspens and evergreens on the lawn or above them on the heated terrace, head inside to one of two beautifully updated reception spaces, where you and up to 400 guests can dance the night away.
The Event Hall: The Quarter, Nashville
Brick walls and hardwood floors adorn this reinvented 1879 hardware store and warehouse in downtown's vibrant historic district. Inventive lighting adds sparkle to the long, open floor plan—which accommodates both ceremonies and receptions for up to 325 people (200 seated)—while tall windows overlook the Cumberland River.
The Seaside Getaway: Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina, Newport, Rhode Island
New England charm suffuses this island enclave, which has 360-degree views of Narragansett Bay and a 19th-century lighthouse that doubles as a ceremony site (it'll fit up to 500!). Reception options include a waterfront ballroom with wrap-around deck and another, three-tiered deck warmed by 11 fire pits.
The Warehouse: Block 41, Seattle
This 1920s-era icehouse blissfully marries old and new: Concrete and brick walls, exposed steel, and old-growth wooden beams meet updated comforts, including sophisticated lighting and a chic bridal suite. Swap vows in the landscaped urban courtyard or intimate gallery, then celebrate in the airy second-floor ballroom, which will accommodate up to 750 (325 seated) guests.
The Suburban Oasis: The Hutton House, Medicine Lake, Minnesota
Crisp white interiors and cozy firelight lend a modern farmhouse feel to this gem, 10 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. Sliding glass doors in the two reception halls open onto an evergreen courtyard, with an optional heated tent (it'll seat 350!) for outdoor ceremonies year-round.
The Historic Inn: The Blackburn Inn, Staunton, Virginia
Backed by a brick-and-column façade, the front lawn of this 49-room Jeffersonian property brings an air of colonial stateliness to outdoor events. Inside, original heart-pine floors, vaulted ceilings, and arched hallways set the stage for rehearsal dinners and other festivities. Indoor or out, you and up to 250 guests will feel transported in time at this preserved property.
The Island Refuge: The Greenhouse, St. Simons Island, Georgia
A courtyard brimming with native cabbage palms and bright-pink bougainvillea welcomes you to this charming venue. Inside, the look is more minimal, with concrete floors and exposed trusses lending an industrial-chic flavor to the building, which will hold up to 350 guests.
The Urban Rooftop: Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina
On the 19th-floor event lawn, host a garden gathering with a city vibe beneath a retractable roof. Want something more formal? Opt for the 300-guest ballroom.
The Urban Light Show: InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
Revel high above L.A.'s labyrinth of lights on the swanky rooftop deck or entertain up to 700 pals in one of the over-the-top ballrooms.
The Urban Speakeasy: NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans
The Farm with Options: Fell Stone Manor, Hampton, New Jersey
Couples can choose among shady gardens, a hillside orchard, and a half-domed barn at this 40- acre sanctuary, also home to a century-old stone manor house.
The Barn: The Barn at Wagon Wheel Farm, Burlington, Wisconsin
The Orchard: Cunningham Farm, New Gloucester, Maine
Three 19th-century barns are set on this 90-acre pastoral paradise, complete with grassy knolls, apple trees, a pond, and space for up to 300.
The Traditional Coastal Resort: The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, Florida
From oceanside ceremony sites to sprawling ballrooms, this 1,000-room grande dame—fresh off a $100 million renovation—can be tailored to any taste.
The Pool Deck: Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii
The Boathouse: Lido House, Newport Beach, California
Give your nuptials a nautical feel at this boathouse-themed boutique property, where up to 300 guests can mingle outside amid cabanas and a fireplace.