The ONLY Wedding Venue List You’ll Ever Need
Congratulations! You have recently popped the question, and your partner has said YES! You’re getting married. You are committing yourself to the one person that you want to spend the rest of your life with, so this is a joyous occasion that should be celebrated. Not forgetting that you have the perfect excuse to plan for an engagement party and even the wedding, which is the one time in your life where you can go all out and have whatever your heart desires. Whilst most people think that the attire and honeymoon are the most important, booking the venue should be at the top of everyone’s list. So, regardless of whether you hire some of the most perfect london marquees and host your wedding in nature, or if you want to head to somewhere more extravagant, the choice is yours.
Without further ado, let’s have a look at some of the different venues that you could choose for your wedding.
For the Caribbean Meets Vegas Experience
Melody Maker Cancun
The newly opened Melody Maker Cancun offers numerous destination wedding packages, free of charge when booking a minimum of five Superior Deluxe Ocean View rooms or a minimum of 3-night stays each. The complimentary packages include a symbolic ceremony, witnesses (if needed), music, fresh tropical flowers or roses, a masterfully-crafted wedding cake with fresh flowers, sparkling wine for the toast, a VIP room upgrade, a prix-fixe private wedding dinner, three hours of international open bar, and remarkable ocean views in the Melody Maker Gazebo. The all-inclusive hotel pairs the lifestyle and excitement of a beachfront hotel, world-class entertainment and fine dining with the amenities of a luxury resort.
For Urban Beachy Vibes: Located on pristine private shores of Sunny Isles Beach, Solé Miami, A Noble House Resort, is the perfect location for a beach-side wedding. Whether you envision an intimate ceremony surrounded by close family and friends, an elegant reception for up to 100 guests, an engagement party and the rehearsal dinner, to a farewell brunch, Solé Miami offers the personalized service you and your guests won’t soon forget. Two reception locations, both on the fifth floor, offer breathtaking views of the crystal blue waters spreading as far as the eye can see on one side and the cityscape lined with palm trees on the other. With multiple catering choices from buffets to plated fine dining and customizable menus.
For A Wedding Fit for Royalty: The Kentucky Castle
A castle … in Kentucky?! Nestled between majestic horse farms and bourbon distilleries, the medieval-style Kentucky Castle is set atop scenic grounds just minutes away from downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Just inside the twelve-foot wooden doors of the stunning estate, couples can tie the knot feeling like royalty, surrounding by an elegant, luxurious castle and beautifully landscaped grounds. After the wedding, newlyweds can take advantage of on-site tennis and basketball courts, bourbon lessons from the Bourbon Steward-in-Residence, spa treatments at The Spa (including a cryotherapy chamber and float tank), billiard room, library and locally-sourced dishes anchored in rich Appalachian heritage at Castle Farms Restaurant.
For the Lunar Loving Couple: The Moorings Village
Located between Miami and Key West, The Moorings Village in Islamorada is considered “the best kept secret of the Florida Keys” and is situated on a former coconut plantation with 18 luxury villas. As the full moon is noted to be the best time to get married (gracing the union with romance and bliss), lunar-loving couples can create a one-of-a-kind moonlit ceremony on one of the largest private white sand beaches in the Keys. For a celebratory after-party across the street from the resort, Morada Bay hosts renowned Full Moon Parties bursting with entertainment including bonfires, reggae bands, capoeira dancers, fireworks and more.
For History Lovers: The Jefferson, DC, showcasing a 1923 lobby skylight once hidden during World War II, a rare 1720 Borges Madeira wine for order during a reception in Michelin-starred Plume, and Thomas Jefferson-signed documents and original period artwork throughout.
For Adrenaline Junkies: Balloons Over Letchworth, set in the “Grand Canyon of the East” at Letchworth State Park and hosting wedding ceremonies and “I do’s” from sky-high.
For The Scuba Loving Couple: Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
Couples looking for an adventurous kickoff to married life can seal their love below sea level with an underwater wedding at Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo in Monaco – diving gear included! After drying off, newlyweds can check into the Suite Carré d’Or penthouse (which features breathtaking 180-degree views of Monte-Carlo and Mediterranean Sea from the outdoor terrace) and enjoy a honeymoon worthy of a James Bond film. The hotel’s GoldenEye Experience includes an Aston Martin ride through the French Riviera, private dinner on the outdoor terrace of the penthouse, exclusive access to the Monte-Carlo Casino and a romantic in-room duo massage.
For Wellness Loving Newlyweds:
Wellness-minded couples can infuse their passion into their wedding at the Inns of Aurora, a luxury lakeside resort in the Finger Lakes. Wedding parties can enjoy group restorative yoga and meditation sessions in the Boat House with the Director of Serenity (a certified Ayurveda Health Counselor) and can learn about the art of essential oil blending and organic tea blending in private demonstrations. TheDirector of Serenity is also a certified officiant for couples interested in positive-energy ceremony, and guests can dance the night away at the lakeside reception room with outdoor patio.
For an Unconventional Equestrian Wedding: Keeneland Race Course makes for a beautifully unconventional ceremony spot for couples seeking to infuse elevated rustic elegance (and a bit of equestrian charm!) into their big day. Choose from one of their nine venue options (from The Kentucky Room, which offers sweeping panoramic views of the sunset over the racetrack and rolling bluegrass countryside, to the Keene Place Mansion, one of the oldest buildings on the property radiating Southern charm.) The exclusive Clubhouse Lawn makes an exquisite setting for cocktail hour, giving wedding parties the rare chance to take photos alongside the historic track
For the Extravagant Couple: Hotel Barrière Le Foquet’s is an iconic locale for lavish Parisian nuptials. Unveiling brand new suites this September designed to mirror the city’s famous townhouses, the spacious accommodations offer optimal comfort for extended family and groups of friends travelling for the special day. The Paris Suite captures both extravagance and elegance for the bride and groom-to-be, with plenty of room (1410 sq.ft.!) for the bridal party to get their hair and makeup done while taking in Eiffel Tower views. For the ultimate rehearsal dinner, a private chef is on call to serve the wedding party right in the suite’s dining room. To relax post-celebration, newlyweds can take a soak in the double-sized balneotherapy tub and enjoy preferred access to Spa Diane Barrière.
For the Active Couple: Hilton Pilar
Couples looking to stay active and experience authentic Argentinian culture including tango, to then indulge in juicy steaks and fine wines, need to book a stay at the recently opened Hilton Pilar. Overlooking the 432-acre Pilar Golf Club, Hilton Pilar boasts a 27-hole golf course, multiple pools, six tennis courts, two soccer fields, multi-sport concrete court, jogging track and more. Guests can also visit the resort’s world-class spa for a hydration and thermal facial treatment using water sourced from Avene, France, with softening and anti-inflammatory properties.
For the Jazzy Couple: Windsor Court Hotel
Those ready to say “I do” in the Big Easy can head to the Windsor Court Hotel, an award-winning haven for those seeking luxury and southern hospitality as it has unique options for weddings of all sizes. The hotel’s onsite catering company, CELEBRATE!, customizes weddings at any New Orleans location. The catering team will help coordinate any and all aspects of the wedding and offers couples a variety of services including a personal attendant to take care of any and all tasks from the planning to the execution of the wedding. For those looking for a classic, NOLA spin on the big day, CELEBRATE! can provide assistance to ensure the big event includes traditional New Orleans elements such as Mardi Gras Indians and Second Line bands.
For the Western Couple: Fort Worth, TX
For those looking for a Western yet equally romantic ceremony, the Texan city of Fort Worth has several perfect places to tie the knot including the Cowtown Coliseum. Situated in the heart of the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, this venue is steeped in history and perfect for couples looking to honor their southern heritage, as it was home to the first indoor rodeo in the United States. Architecturally stunning, the building retains the feel of a historic site with the comforts of modern amenities. Tell guests not to forget their cowboy boots!
For the Artsy Couple: The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club
Newlyweds who are willing to do anything for the ‘gram can jump into their marriage – heels and tux shoes first – for the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club‘s quirky “Trash the Dress” photoshoot. After saying their “I Dos,” the couple can splash around in the renowned “Wish You Were Here!” pool while a professional photographer captures the moment and the love in the air. After drying off, the pair can enjoy their first meal as a married couple on top of a surfboard – complete with fresh squeezed juices, light pastries and an assortment of locally sourced fruit – andrelax in the made-for-Instagram cabanas.
For the Country Music-Loving Bride and Groom: The Bristol Hotel
Located in Bristol, VA, the Birthplace of Country Music, The Bristol Hotel offers a one-of-a-kind wedding venue for couples who love a little two step and traditional bluegrass music. Boasting 65 expansive rooms for out-of-state wedding guests, the romantic property is housed within a 1925 architectural landmark, boasting historic design elements from the 1920s such as exposed brick with original pressed lettering and Roman-arched entryways. An iconic setting for every wedding-related event from bridal shower to ceremony and reception, The Bristol Hotel offers a historic ballroom and several boardrooms to accommodate any occasion. With 3,000 square feet of flexible space, the private rooftop lounge, Lumac is flanked by views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and makes for the perfect location for live bluegrass musicians to strum their tunes on the wedding night. Guests and couples looking for some pre- or post-wedding entertainment can also head next door to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, and learn more about the local musicians who put Bristol on the country music map.
For An Elevated Backyard Wedding: Nautilus by Arlo
NYC’s Arlo Hotel’s newly minted property, Nautilus by Arlo is the perfect location for a cozy backyard ceremony without skimping on any of the frills of a wedding and provides the ultimate backdrop for a fairytale wedding. The Backyard sets the stage for a magical celebration under the stars surrounded by lush foliage, a lovely ocean breeze, and laid-back Bohemian lounge pods. In additional to the Backyard, guests can extend the reception to include the expansive poolside lounge areas and eight private cabanas, giving 12,000 square feet of space that can accommodate up to 400 guests. With in-house catering, bartending services and complimentary perks for the bride and groom, Nautilus by Arlo makes it easy to have a truly unforgettable wedding day.
For the Outdoorsy Wedding Couple: The Foundry Hotel
From catering to floral arrangements, The Foundry Hotel offers a variety of services that make outdoor wedding planning a breeze for lovebirds. The historic hotel boasts 4,000 square-feet of event spaces including an Event Lawn in the main courtyard that is surrounded by historic brick and vintage lanterns, providing couples and guests alike with the perfect wedding photo backdrop and venue. Yoga hikes and group tarot card readings will be available for wedding guests to book before and after the wedding, and for the couples staying on property can take part in wedding day activities like yoga, massages and essential oil blending to calm the pre-wedding jitters.
For the Country Music-Loving Bride and Groom: The Bristol Hotel
Located in Bristol, VA, the Birthplace of Country Music, The Bristol Hotel offers a one-of-a-kind wedding venue for couples who love a little two step and traditional bluegrass music. An iconic setting for every wedding-related event, the property is home to a historic ballroom as well as 3,000 square feet of flexible space, including the city’s first and only rooftop bar, Lumac. Flanked by views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the private rooftop lounge offers the perfect location for live bluegrass musicians to strum their tunes and serenade the happy coupe on their big day. Guests and couples looking for some pre- or post-wedding entertainment can also head next door to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, and learn more about the local musicians who put Bristol on the country music map.
For an Intimate Setting: HarbourView Inn
Regarded as one of the most romantic cities in the world, Charleston’s intimate cobblestone allies and secluded gardens make it one of America’s most popular cities to host an intimate and worry-free wedding. As the only waterfront hotel in Charleston’s Historic District, couples looking for a beautiful Southern venue with luxurious amenities and breathtaking views can host their special day on HarbourView Inn‘s private outdoor rooftop flanked by 360-degree views of Charleston’s Waterfront Park, historic harbor and Fort Sumter. Brides and grooms can buy-out the entire 41-room property and tie the knot with the Holy City’s classic church steeples reflecting on the horizon. On-site wedding planners can help couples arrange highly-customized activities for guests including mixology classes, city-wide scavenger hunts, private yachts, low country boil and private horse draw carriage tours through Charleston’s historical streets.
For a Beachfront Vow Renewal Turned Honeymoon – Zemi Beach House
Zemi Beach House, the boutique hotel perched on Anguilla’s Shoal Bay East, is the perfect spot to for an intimate vow renewal turned honeymoon. Couples can sink their toes into the sand as they say “I do” for the second time. Continue the lovefest with the 4-night honeymoon package that includes a private 3 course sunset beachfront dinner, a Five Elements Aroma Couples massage at the Thai House Spa and end the night in the Celebration Suite which boasts a private rooftop terrace and private plunge pool.
For the Low Key Couple: Bluefields Bay Villas
Highly sought after by celebrities and prominent figures for its secluded nature, Bluefields Bay Villas on Jamaica’s rustic South Coast is the ideal wedding destination for nature-loving couples looking for the perfect mix of low key and luxury. A collection of six all-inclusive villas designed with antique island charm, each home-away-from-home is situated in a secluded cove at the base of Bluefields Mountain and is equipped with private chef, butler and cliffside pool with breathtaking sea views. Couples can wed in their choice of venue from the white-sand beach to open-air villa with photo backdrops of the lush mountain vegetation and sparkling azure waters. The attentive staff can create an entirely customized experience featuring island design, organic menus and activities including water sports, hikes, a visit to YS Falls, spa treatments and more.
For Couples Wanting a Fairytale Wedding: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
This waterfront five-star resort in Florida’s Sunshine City offers seven magical spaces for enchanted weddings of all sizes, from the intimate mezzanine and terrace, which offer sweeping views of the marina and downtown St. Pete, to the dramatic Palm Court Ballroom, which fits up to 860 for seated banquet-style receptions.