The Most Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Venue in Every Single State

No matter where you live, or whether you’re actually planning a wedding, kindly join us in swooning over these 50 next-level-gorgeous venues (one for every state). After all, there's no better decor than Mother Nature. 

*A special thank you to our friends at The Venue Report for their help in curating this list. 

15 Of the Most Unique Wedding Venues In the U.S.

Alabama: Southern House And Garden

These manicured gardens offer either charming gazebos or giant ancient oaks as your ceremony backdrop of choice. Plus, there’s a shabby-chic (and air-conditioned!) barn to retreat to should the weather gods not be in your favor.

Alaska: Inn At Tern Lake

Heed the call of the wild by booking this remote, nine-acre property in the Chugach National Forest. Snowcapped mountain peaks, crystalline lakes and untouched forests should make for a pretty unforgettable setting, don’t ya think?

Arizona: Troon Country Club

With the contrast of the surrounding desert landscape, this verdant country club emerges like a miniature Eden. And how about those epic views of Pinnacle Peak? We can only imagine the scene come sunset.

Arkansas: Garvan Woodland Gardens

These national treasure botanical gardens were a gift to the people from local philanthropist Verna Cook Garvan. No need to ship in wow factor: The Japanese maples, Asian gardens and over 160 azalea species should do the trick.

California: Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards

This high-altitude private vineyard offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience: views to the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica mountain sunsets, a Tuscan-inspired estate and even a helipad (yup, a helipad) up for grabs as your ceremony venue or reception cocktail bar.

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Cat Mayer Studio; Courtesy of Telluride Ski Resorts

Colorado: Gorrono Ranch

This stunning, low-key mountain lodge in the San Juan Mountains offers multiple outdoor decks with postcard-perfect Colorado views. We’re especially smitten by the venue’s winter wedding package: Guests are transported up the mountain in a snowcat-drawn sleigh for "I dos" under the stars.

Connecticut: Wadsworth Mansion

This historic 19th century mansion is pretty magnificent, sure. But would you look at the grounds? Take your pick between the tennis pavilion, rose trellis or cedar-framed vista for your vows—all equally picturesque.

Delaware: Winterthur Museum And Country Estate

Formerly the country estate of Henry Francis du Pont, this historic property boasts acres of gardens, forest, farmland, meadows, creeks, ponds and vineyards. Oh, and a pretty epic mansion too.

Florida: Paradise Cove

Say your vows framed by swaying palms and the serene shores of Lake Buena Vista. For the reception, there's a chic and totally low-key alfresco venue with twinkly lights and tiki torches galore.

Georgia: The Ruins At Kellum Valley Farm

Run-of-the-mill venue, this is not: Set against the Blue Ridge Mountains, these striking schoolhouse ruins offer intrigue, romance and lots of visual drama.

Hawaii: Kualoa Ranch

Tropical destination wedding goals, achieved: This Oahu nature reserve boasts gardens, jungles, mountains, beaches and a general sense of being worlds away. There’s even a small secret island—accessed by sailboat—for a super-private ceremony.

Idaho: Blackhawk On The River

Join us in swooning over this 364-acre riverfront reservation. With forest and river views, two lakes and an equestrian center, this luxe resort is a nature lover’s dream.

Illinois: Chicago Botanic Garden

We mean, just look at this magical greenery-canopied pavilion. There’s also a walled English garden for your ceremony. And a rose-covered terrace for cocktail hour. Swoon.

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Ivan & Louise; Courtesy of Mustard Seed Gardens

Indiana: Mustard Seed Gardens

This former plantation features a pristine pergola, outdoor bar and fireplace and acres of rolling hillside—perfectly for staging those ethereal-chic wedding pics.

Iowa: Salisbury House

In lieu of actually owning a Tudor estate with acres of glorious gardens, simply rent this one for a dreamy-beyond-dreamy wedding day.

Kansas: Fulton Valley Farms

It doesn’t get more quaint and country than this indoor-outdoor barn venue, which is nestled between two beautiful streams and acres of lush, green pastureland.

Kentucky: Keeneland

This boutique racing track is an outdoor venue unlike any other. Bonus: You can take your wedding party pics in the stables—or for the non-equestrian among us, there's always the manicured grounds of the property’s stone castle.

Louisiana: New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

For major secret-garden-wedding vibes, book the intimate tropical courtyard, tucked off the back of the French Quarter's quirkiest museum.

Maine: Shady Lane Farm

Clear blue ponds, flowering trees and dreamy pathways cutting through the countryside: Everything about this idyllic farm says “storybook wedding.”

Maryland: Evergreen Museum And Library

With babbling fountains, perfectly trimmed box hedges and immaculate green space, the gardens surrounding this country estate are fit for a queen.

Massachusetts: Quonquont Farm

This 140-acre New England apple orchard is enchanting in every season—but just imagine it for an early fall wedding, with golden leaves and ruby apples as your floral installations.

Michigan: Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

Just ten minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, this sprawling country farmstead features flowering fields, an Edison bulb-strung tent pavilion, vegetable gardens and a picturesque pond.

Minnesota: Mill City Museum

There’s a mysterious beauty to this flour mill turned museum. Stunning and unique, the national landmark can hold up to 1,000 guests.

Mississippi: The Gin At Rasberry Greene

We're swooning over the idea of a sunset ceremony at this inspiring venue—a lush lakefront clearing deep in the piney forests of Mississippi.

Missouri: Haseltine Estate

Among the many alfresco accolades at this private estate, we’re especially smitten by the epic linen-draped pergola. Oh, and there’s the option to arrive by horse and carriage. (The stuff of wedding dreams, no?)

Montana: Foster Creek Farm

OK, so this modern reno’d barn is drop-dead stunning. But so is the rolling, Big Sky country farmland around it, which is dotted with creeks, wildflowers and tall grasses.

Nebraska: Joslyn Castle

Talk about a fairy-tale wedding: This landmark estate encompasses five plus acres of mature trees, manicured flower gardens and a majestic lily pond. Princess-y bonus points: It even comes with a Victorian castle as your ceremony backdrop.

Nevada: Red Rock Country Club

Hellooooo, desert oasis. It doesn’t get much dreamier than this emerald green property with panoramic views of the Red Rock Mountains.

New Hampshire: Bellevue Barn At Carlisle Place

Earthy, rustic and totally charming, this indoor/outdoor venue is at its most Pin-worthy in early fall when the surrounding foliage erupts into a riot of color.

New Jersey: Bear Brook Valley

We love this venue for its rustic wooden bridges, manicured fields with romantic pathways and—wait for it—a naturally heart-shaped pond.

New Mexico: Blame Her Ranch

High above the Santa Fe National Forest, this luxe ranch offers bonkers views for over 70 miles. We love the property for its massive great lawn and cliff-side infinity pool. But most of all, for the fact that it dubbed itself a “party ranch.”

New York: Tribeca Rooftop

Talk about the stuff of dreams: This glamorous Manhattan rooftop venue offers panoramic views of the Hudson River and NYC skyline.

North Carolina: Lonesome Valley

Anyone else in awe over these views of the Blue Ridge Mountains? The private property also boasts a gorgeous, wooded lake—and a canoe to prop into your wedding pics.

North Dakota: 1908 House

With views overlooking the Goose River and an extremely photogenic red barn, this gorgeous property is full of magical photo opps and pastoral charm.

Ohio: Bryn Du Mansion

This historic mansion offers formal gardens, picturesque patios and rolling green hills for miles around. And don’t get us started on the ancient leafy trees that perfectly shade your festivities.

Oklahoma: Rosemary Ridge Event Venue

Can we talk about how unbelievably gorgeous this pond-side setting is in the afternoon light? There’s also a festive twinkly-light-strung terrace, perfect for your cocktail hour.

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Bryan Rupp; Courtesy of The Venue Report

Oregon: Vista Hills Vineyard

We’re obsessed with the seamless layout here: Say your vows with towering trees and acres of vineyards as your altar—then scoot over to the venue’s grand patio and enjoy the same stunning view all night long.

Pennsylvania: Phipps Conservatory And Botanical Garden

Between the antique greenhouses, formal ponds and courtyards, and towering palm trees, it will be pretty much impossible to take a bad photo in this garden wonderland.

Rhode Island: Rosecliff

Great Gatsby vibes abound at this swanky historical museum. Our favorite feature? The canopied marble terrace, which looks out to the Atlantic Ocean. Sigh.

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Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay; Courtesy of The Venue Report

South Carolina: Lowndes Grove Plantation

This pristine former plantation serves up Southern charm aplenty. We love the boardwalk feature for wedding photos, and the riverfront ceremony setup, which is framed by 200-year-old oak trees.

South Dakota: Black Hills Reception And Rentals

Set amidst 10,000 acres of forest service land, the setting is dominated by majestic ponderosa pine trees and wildflowers. There’s a massive chandeliered gazebo, a fairy rock garden and basically a whole lotta all-inclusive wow factor.

Tennessee: Rt Lodge

Everything about this Smoky Mountain sanctuary is beautiful and entirely unpretentious. We love it for the year-round Sperry tent; lush, private woodlands; and bonus: complimentary s’mores.

Texas: Camp Lucy

This breathtaking venue feels worlds away from Austin...even though it’s only a matter of minutes. We mean, it just doesn't get much lovelier than this old-world terrace and rustic stone archway, which frames the rolling countryside beyond.

Utah: Wadley Farms

As far as natural features, this venue has it all: vineyards, orchards and stunning gardens—all surrounded by the towering snowcapped peaks of Mount Timpanogos.

Vermont: Bliss Ridge Farm

This 88-acre property offers quintessential Vermont charm: a low-key farm surrounded by rolling green meadows, mountain ranges and even some fauna (cattle and ducks can be admired grazing in the distance).

Virginia: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

With its elegant stone veranda and landscaped courtyard (with massive hydrangea plumes in the summer months), this boutique granary is an especially stunning setting for your nuptials.

Washington: Gorge Crest Vineyards

Two words, folks: That. View. Say your “I dos” surrounded by vineyards, forest and orchards, and framed by a ledge of colorful wildflowers.


West Virginia: Confluence Resort

This wilderness destination boasts several wedding options, including a rocky overlook with mountain views, enchanted forests, permanent event tents and a rustic, indoor-outdoor party barn. Even more special, all around you is the faint sound of rushing whitewater (from the Gauley and Meadow rivers below.)


Wisconsin: The Barn At Wagon Wheel Farm

We die for the charm of this former dairy farm’s rustic barns, rolling cornfields and meandering streams. Plus, there’s a giant fire pit perfect for late-night drinks and marshmallow roasting.

Wyoming: Brush Creek Ranch

This 15,000-acre spa, hotel and cattle ranch is the crème de la crème of upscale Western venues. While the site offers four gorgeous ceremony options, our favorite is the natural rock amphitheater, framed by a serene pond and views of the Sierra Mountains and Medicine Bow National Forest.


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