Just got engaged? Congratulations!
Of course, you want your wedding to be an unforgettable event, and you’re already starting to make plans.
The first step is to decide on a wedding venue for your reception, as some places will need you to reserve your date(s) as much as a year out.
Today’s bridal couples can choose from many different types of non-traditional venues for their reception, and their ceremony as well. From the outdoors to museums and mansions, to theaters, breweries, and other public buildings, the sky’s the limit in terms of choices.
Already overwhelmed? Here are six great wedding venues to consider.
Depending on where you live, or where you plan to marry, an outdoor wedding can be unique and beautiful.
Beach weddings are common along ocean and lake coasts, or you might try an outdoor gazebo in a park or town center. Rooftop weddings are a popular choice as well.
Weather is always a consideration, so think of climate when you choose a date for an outdoor wedding and have a plan B in mind in case the skies don’t cooperate that day.
Many former mansion homes have become elegant wedding ceremony and wedding reception venues. Mansion homes provide an air of sophistication besides being versatile.
For, example, the Clise Mansion in Washington State features a charming windmill on their property and several different styles of reception/ceremony setups in the 28-room house that will accommodate any sized group.
You may be considering an Airbnb for your honeymoon, but have you thought of hosting your wedding there?
Many of these properties are available to rent for your big day. Search online for properties that you can visit in person, and make sure your guests can find nearby or even on-site accommodations there.
4. Museums, Libraries, Theaters
The advantage of having your wedding at these venues is that you will need to do very little with your own decor.
Backdrops that feature works of art, stacks of books, or plush seating create an elegant atmosphere all on their own, for a truly memorable wedding.
Barn and Farmhouse venues are the latest trend in both wedding venues and home decor.
The rustic look is a little less formal, but these venues also feature soft lighting, beautiful grounds, and indoor air conditioning and heat, if necessary.
The cozy, down-home atmosphere offered by a farmhouse wedding will allow your guests to relax and enjoy the festivities.
6. Sports Venues
A sports venue, like a stadium, racquet club, or even a golf course, makes the list of interesting venues for your wedding, especially if the two of you are enthusiasts.
These spots tend to be family-friendly, and lots of fun, with less formality than fancier places.
Your menu can reflect the type of arena you choose, like serving hot dogs and Cracker Jacks at a ballpark. The creative possibilities are endless!
Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Venue
When choosing your wedding venue, consider your personal style and interests, but also remember the needs of your intended guests.
The best weddings are those where everyone is having a good time together, celebrating the two of you and your future together!
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