If you’re recently engaged or probably soon to be (the holidays are coming up which means higher chances of wedding proposals on Christmas and New Year’s Eve, right?), you know how important the venue is, not just for setting the mood but of course, for your pictures as well. Who wouldn’t want the perfect and one of a kind backdrop as you exchange your wedding vows?
These days, couples try to steer away from the traditional wedding venues and even opt to get married somewhere far with just a few family and friends. In today’s blog post, I’ve rounded up a list of the most beautiful and unique wedding destinations that may be far from home, but are still within the country. Whether you are looking for romantic, exotic or out of the box, I’m sure you’ll find one that fits yours and your partner’s personalities.
Romantic Garden Wedding: Beaulieu Garden in Rutherford, California
Nothing is more romantic that saying your “I Do’s” in the beautiful Napa Valley. In Beaulieu Garden, you will be welcomed by a half-mile drive lined with a canopy of sycamore trees which is also one of the locations where you should have your wedding photos taken.
The stunning and secluded garden is the perfect spot for your ceremony and elegant reception, especially in the evening time. Imagine celebrating your love under the beautiful sycamore trees dappled with lights and having your first dance beneath the stars. How romantic is that?
Mountain Top Wedding: Malibu Rocky Oaks in Malibu, California
How about a wedding on top of the mountain with a breathtaking 360 degree views of the Santa Monica Mountains as the backdrop for your ceremony? Well, the helipad in Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate and Vineyard is the prime wedding spot that will give you this view.
Treehouse Wedding: Treehouse Point in Issaquah, Washington
If you are a couple who loves the outdoors, you can have an intimate, enchanted and rustic wedding at a treehouse. Yes, a real treehouse! Treehouse Point offers different wedding packages according to the number of guests that you will be having. Saying your “I do’s” on the forest floor and surrounded by nature is indeed a romantic, unique and magical experience.
Museum Wedding: The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois
Embrace your inner nerds and go for a museum wedding venue. I’m sure your guests will be surprised to dine among elephants and dinosaurs. Well, not the real ones of course. Did you know that this museum is the home to the largest and most complete T. Rex fossil ever discovered? Imagine that as your wedding backdrop.
Barn Wedding: The Barn at Chestnut Springs in Sevierville, Tennessee
Now if you want to wed in a countryside location, Chestnut Springs in Tennessee offers the classic wood barn venue with a modern vibe. Aside from the charm and history that The Barn exudes, it also has stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains – definitely an ideal spot for a countryside wedding.
Castle Wedding: Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown, New York
Growing up, I’m sure a lot of you have dreamed of having a fairytale wedding and what’s more fairytale-like than getting married at a castle with your prince charming? If you live in Europe then finding a castle venue is easier than living in US. But don’t fret because the Lyndhurst Castle in New York can make your royalty dreams come. There are different locations to choose from – you can have your ceremony inside the mansion or exchange your vows in the beautiful rose-covered pergola, host your reception at the courtyard carriage house and shoot photos at the beautiful garden lawns. There’s just so much romance and magic in this wedding venue.