The Most Gorgeous Wedding Venue in Every State
You’re engaged. Yay! But now the most taxing part of the planning process begins: Finding a location where you and your fiancé (ooh la la) can get hitched. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up the most stunning wedding venue in every state.
Alabama: Oak Hollow Farm
It’s home to the most beautiful barn in all the land. Plus, nothing beats walking down the aisle beneath something called the “Tunnel of Trees.”
14210 Greeno Rd., Fairhope; 251-928-4840 or oakhollow.farm
Alaska: The Chugach Mountains
Sure, you could choose a traditional venue…or you could helicopter your family and friends onto a glacier and tie the knot on a slab of ice. (Wedding-worthy puffer coat probably required.)
Chugach Mountains; 907-783-2360 or alpineairalaska.com/glacier-weddings
Arizona: Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Just picture how epic your sunset pics will be with the North Mountains of Phoenix as your backdrop.
11111 N. Seventh St., Phoenix; 602-866-7500 or tapatiocliffshilton.com
Arkansas: Thorncrown Chapel
Nestled in the heart of the Ozarks, this chapel—fitted with 6,000 square feet of glass and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice E. Fay Jones—is a woodland sanctuary. (It’s also air-conditioned.)
12968 US-62, Eureka Springs; 479-253-7401 or thorncrown.com
California: Beaulieu Garden
After you exchange vows in the sunken garden next to a pool dotted with lily pads, you’ll dance the night away beneath a sycamore arbor twinkling with fairy lights.
1901 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford; 707-968-0975 or paulaleduc.com
Colorado: Dunton Hot Springs
Guys, renting the town is an option when you book a wedding at this historic little site in an alpine valley, across from Telluride. We should mention it’s a restored ghost town, but if it comes with an open-air chapel and waterfall photo ops, who cares?
52068 Road 38, Dolores; 970-882-4800 or duntonhotsprings.com
Connecticut: Wadsworth Mansion
Featuring 100 acres of beautiful Beaux Arts style, this estate is the former summer home of Colonel Clarence S. Wadsworth. It’s also the best spot for a quintessential—and totally private—New England wedding. (Yep, you can splurge on a horse-drawn carriage.)
421 Wadsworth St., Middletown; 860-347-1064 or wadsworthmansion.com
Delaware: The Hagley Museum Soda House
Just think of the entrance you’ll make coming down the spiral staircase—meeting your groom in a French heirloom garden—at this elegant wedding venue, originally constructed in 1888.
200 Hagley Creek Rd., Wilmington; 302-658-2400 or hagley.org
Florida: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
The winter home of James Deering in the 1910s, this National Historic Landmark features a Renaissance-style villa and romantic gardens—the perfect spot to say “I do.”
3251 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-250-9133 or vizcaya.org
Georgia: The Ruins at Barnsley Garden Resort
You can tell all your friends you got married in the “fairy godmother’s garden” when you book a wedding at this storybook estate.
597 Barnsley Gardens Rd., Adairsville; 707-773-7480 or barnsleyresort.com
Hawaii: Haiku Mill
This French-inspired landmark has deep roots in the sugarcane industry. It’s also the perfect spot to sip delicious wine with your groom.
250 Haiku Rd., Haiku; 808-575-9994 or haikumill.com
Idaho: The Shore Lodge
Nothing will feel more magical than gazing out at the night sky over charming Payette Lake, just you and your guests.
501 W. Lake St., McCall; 800-657-6464 or shorelodge.com
Illinois: Adler Planetarium
Look right up at the stars—and out at the twinkling Chicago skyline—when you get married at this glass-topped spot.
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago; 312-922-7827 or adlerplanetarium.org
Indiana: Indiana State Museum
There are four different ceremony locations on site, but our favorite is the Ball Family Terrace—which accommodates 300—right beside this Indianapolis canal. (Take a peek here for an alternate view.)
650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis; 317-232-1637 or indianamuseum.org
Iowa: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
During frigid Iowa winters, this tropical, geodesic-domed conservatory is a dream escape for you and your guests. (Just plan accordingly if you’re worried the humidity will do a number on your hair.)
909 Robert D. Ray Dr., Des Moines; 515-323-6290 or dmbotanicalgarden.com
Kansas: Prairiewood Retreat and Preserve
Nestled deep on the prairie in the Flint Hills, this all-in-one wedding venue—which offers a rustic barn experience or a stone backdrop—is yours to take over for the day.
1085 Wildcat Creek Rd., Manhattan; 785-537-9999 or prairiewood.com
Kentucky: Walnut Way Farm
You can actually roll up in a horse-drawn carriage when you book a wedding at this 200-acre historic equestrian estate.
2800 Shelbyville Rd., Shelbyville; 502-727-0640 or walnutwayweddings.com
Louisiana: Race & Religious
It took 30 years to restore this property, which was first built in the 1830s. Now it includes breathtaking balconies that overlook both the courtyard where you’ll say “I do” and downtown New Orleans.
510 Race St., New Orleans; 504-523-0890 or raceandreligious.com
Maine: Marianmade Farm
This Wiscasset barn is situated on a working flower and lavender farm. (Just think of all the bridal bouquets and favors you can DIY.)
155 Federal St., Wiscasset; 207-619-8633 or marianmadefarm.com
Maryland: George Peabody Library
Located inside the world-famous Peabody Institute of Music, you’ll walk down the aisle surrounded by 300,000 titles on all different subjects. (A bookworm’s dream.)
17 E. Mt. Vernon Pl., Baltimore; 443-840-9585 or peabodyevents.library.jhu.edu
Massachusetts: Boston Public Library
As far as ceremonies (and cocktail hours) go, the outdoor courtyard at the BPL is one of the most romantic spots in all of Boston. (And for brides worried about rain, don’t sweat it—the porch is covered, so your guests will be fine.)
700 Boylston St., Boston; 617-536-5400 or bpl.org
Michigan: Grand Hotel
Located on Mackinac Island, this stunning spot features a deck large enough to accommodate up to 400 guests. (It’s also the longest in the world, FYI.)
286 Grand Ave., Mackinac Island; 906-847-331 or grandhotel.com
Minnesota: Mill City Museum
But seriously, there’s no cooler place to get married than inside the ruins of the world’s largest flour mill.
704 South 2nd St., Minneapolis; 612-341-7555 or millcitymuseum.org
Mississippi: The Barn at Bridlewood
Between the vaulted ceilings and ornate chandeliers, barn weddings really don’t get much better than this.
32 Railroad Rd., Hattiesburg; 601-270-1121 or thebarnatbridlewood.com
Missouri: Peabody Opera House
You can actually share your first dance as husband and wife on the same stage where opera legends have performed when you celebrate your big day at this beautiful St. Louis space.
1400 Market St., St. Louis; 314-499-7600 or peabodyoperahouse.com
Montana: The Resort at Paws Up
Two things worth splurging on if you say “I do” here: The glass tent (how else will your guests be able to take in those panoramic views?) and cowboy boots (well, duh).
40060 Paws Up Rd., Greenough; 877-588-6764 or pawsup.com
Nebraska: Joslyn Castle
You can entertain up to 125 guests at this 35-room estate, located on five and a half acres of pristine Omaha land.
3902 Davenport St., Omaha; 402-595-2199 or joslyncastle.com
Nevada: Springs Preserve
A sustainable spot that’s actually not too far from the Las Vegas strip but champions a different (and all-natural) aesthetic, plus a range of indoor and outdoor options like the springs amphitheater or the frame house.
333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas; 702-822-8779 or springspreserve.org
New Hampshire: Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa
Just think of how incredible your photos will look with uninterrupted views of the White Mountains behind you. (Bonus: All your guests can stay on site.)
101 Mountain View Rd., Whitefield; 855-837-2100 or mountainviewgrand.com
New Jersey: The Park Savoy Estate
You can’t go wrong with a garden wedding at this historic estate, built with the same design details as the iconic mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. (See below.)
236 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park; 973-377-7100 or theparksavoy.com
New Mexico: Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Farm
Enjoy a post-ceremony dinner on the terrace when you book your wedding on this farmland, set on 25 acres of stunning lavender fields.
4803 Rio Grande Blvd. N.W., Los Ranchos de Albuquerque; 505-344-9297 or lospoblanos.com
North Carolina: The Biltmore
The Asheville estate—the former home to George Vanderbilt—will make you feel like American royalty when you walk down the aisle.
One Lodge St., Asheville; 800-411-3812 or biltmore.com
North Dakota: Plains Art Museum
Plan a celebration for up to 450 guests in this elegantly tiered space, located in the heart of Fargo.
704 Fourth Ave. North, Fargo; 701-551-6100 or plainsart.org
Ohio: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
No need to break the bank on gorgeous flowers when they come included with the setting you book.
1777 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-715-8100 or fpconservatory.org
Oklahoma: Gilcrease Museum
We’re willing to bet you and your guests will feel pretty fancy sipping Champagne and tossing the bouquet next to an internationally recognized collection of Western American art.
1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd., Tulsa; 918-596-2700 or gilcrease.org
Oregon: Pelican Pub & Brewery
Two hours from Portland—located on the oceanfront of the Cape Kiwanda Natural Scenic Area—is the perfect venue for a chill beach wedding followed by dinner and dancing (and beer) mere footsteps away.
33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City; 503-965-7007 or pelicanbrewing.com
At this one-of-a-kind space, you and your soon-to-be hubby can get hitched outside in an Indian wedding temple, then party into the wee hours of the night inside the site’s rustic (and recently restored) barn.
914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills; 610-459-2400 or shopterrain.com/glen-mills
Rhode Island: Belle Mer
OK, so it’s a bit of a splurge, but a wedding beside Narragansett Bay in Newport is an occasion you—and up to 500 of your closest family and friends—won’t soon forget.
2 Goat Island, Newport; 617-854-5000 or longwoodevents.com
South Carolina: Lowndes Grove Plantation
You’ll feel like a Southern belle when you get hitched at this expansive estate, complete with 14 acres of live oak groves and panoramic sunset and water views.
266 St. Margaret St., Charleston; 843-853-1810 or pphgcharleston.com
Texas: Tres Lunas Resort
It’s hard to feel wedding jitters when you’re walking down the aisle beside this ultra Zen lunar courtyard and pool.
4887 Bucks Run Rd., Mason; 325-347-6480 or treslunasresort.com
Utah: Snowbasin Resort
Say “I do” from an elevated courtyard that overlooks the Wasatch Mountain Range at this ski resort, located 33 miles northeast of Salt Lake City.
3925 E. Snowbasin Rd., Huntsville; 888-437-5488 or snowbasin.com
Washington: Treehouse Point
Decor costs go down significantly when you’ve got the treetops as your backdrop. This intimate setting is perfect for couples looking for a low-key ceremony.
6922 Preston-Fall City Rd. SE, Issaquah; 425-441-8087 or treehousepoint.com
Washington, D.C.: The Hay-Adams
Party with up to 350 of your closest friends and fam at this venue, located in the heart of the city and featuring stunning views of the White House.
800 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C.; 202-638-6600 or hayadams.com
West Virginia: The Greenbrier Resort
Open since 1778—and a national historic landmark—there aren’t too many spaces that feel as iconic (and whimsically colorful) as the Greenbrier.
300 W. Main St., West Sulphur Springs; 855-453-4858 or greenbrier.com
Wisconsin: Camp Wandawega
Turn your wedding into a throwback for family and friends when you rent out this rustic (and no-frills) campground beneath the stars.
W5453 Lake View, Elkhorn; wandawega.com
Wyoming: Lost Creek Ranch
No promises, but an impromptu stampede of horses might be in the cards when you get hitched at this stunning Jackson Hole ranch.
17820 Old Ranch Rd., Moose; 307-733-3435 or lostcreek.com