Some of us, ahem, have been thinking of our wedding day since we were little kids: the fancy outfit you’d sport, the beautiful flowers you’d carry down the aisle, and maybe even the person you’d actually be marrying. But when you were little and dreaming up your big day, a disheveled backyard with lawn equipment strewn about would’ve sufficed for the venue.
Now it’s the big leagues, and sh*t is getting serious. That’s why were here to help. My guess is that your young self didn’t know what a vineyard was, so you had zero idea that you’d even be able to get married on the grounds where wine is made. And if someone mentioned getting married in a museum, you’d probably cringe at the thought of the common site of your boring school field trips. But now that you’re older and brighter, you can see the beauty in every wedding venue!
Whether you’re looking for a rustic barn or a stunning castle, we’ve got you covered with the 50 most popular places to get married in each state. Better book ’em fast!
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The Sterling Castle
Want to feel like a princess? In this modern day castle, couples can be super posh by having their wedding on the lawn, followed by a party in the reception hall, with a magnificently lit fountain outside. It is quite the fairytale—Meghan and Harry Goals FTW.
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Your wedding pics will blow all others out of the water at Alaska’s Alyeska Resort. At incredible heights with breathtaking backdrops, the resort offers 300 rooms to accommodate all of your guests (and then some). Enjoy some spa services before you say “I do,” and look out at the Chugach Mountains in Girdwood.
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Kiva Club in Trilogy at Vistancia
Views of the Bradshaw Mountains and Trilogy’s pristine golf course create a beautiful atmosphere to start your new life on sprawling greens. Customize your reception menu with Trilogy’s award-winning culinary team, then dance the night away in the wake of the mountains. A beautiful Arizona sunset will be sure to create a romantic mood to top off an unforgettable day.
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Be the royal you were truly born to be by hosting your nuptials in a manor! Feel elegant and posh in this traditionally designed English property. It’s perfect for a wedding indoors or out, and with its gorgeous architecture, you won’t be able to take a bad photo in this Little Rock venue.
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The Sunstone Villa
Mark your newlywed status by exchanging vows at The Sunstone Villa. Modeled after a Tuscan villa, the French and English architecture is flanked by natural quarries and reclamation yards that surround the villa. Plus, there’s an OMFG-beautiful view of the Santa Ynez Mountains.
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The Little Nell
With amazing heights above the town of Aspen, The Little Nell’s Wedding Deck is Colorado’s top wedding venue. Sitting pretty at 11,212-feet high in the mountains, you and your guests will enjoy breathtaking views of the Elk Mountain Range. This picturesque venue will be sure to make your wedding day forever memorable.
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Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill
Wadsworth Mansion is dedicated to providing couples the wedding of their dreams. The venue permits only one event per day, so you’re able to customize your preferred hours and the space you’d like to use. They also allow outside vendors for anything you please, so you won’t get stuck with a catering menu that you’re less than obsessed with.
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Deerfield Golf Club
Marry your bae in a sprawling, green golf course at Deerfield Gold Club. Located in White Clay Creek State Park, this championship golf course has enough beautiful scenery to make your nuptials a hole-in-one victory.
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Luxmore Grande Estate
With over five acres of land and a variety of picturesque backdrops, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful wedding venue. The estate is nestled on a lake in Winter Park, Florida and features a large ballroom, a parlor, library, and a lush garden. The grounds are yours to play on and roam around, just try not to get lost amongst the beauty.
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You’ll hardly believe you’re 45-minutes from Downtown Atlanta when you approach the private forest of Ashton Gardens. The chapel boasts stained-glass windows that make for a beautiful photo-op when the natural light shines through. Receptions are held in the ballroom complete with floor to ceiling windows and crystal chandeliers. So basically, you’ll never want to leave even after you’ve paid the bill.
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This restored mill was once used for sugar cane production, and is now the site of stunning weddings on Maui’s north shore. Haiku Mill highlights the natural beauty with magical scenery that will have your guests feeling like they’re in a fairy tale.
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The Arling Center at Tamarack Resort
What better way to say “I do” than with your closest family and friends surrounded by a picturesque mountain range and views of the stunning Lake Cascade? Answer: there is none. Lodging at the Tamarack Resort is ideal for guests, as it’s just steps away from the wedding venue. And with activities like zip-lining, mountain biking, and water sports, your guests will never be bored during their stay.
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With a breathtaking view of downtown Chicago, the Adler Planetarium will make your wedding IG famous. Be one with outer space in the museum, or take a break out on the terrace for photos with skyscraper backgrounds and Lake Michigan waters.
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The Sycamore at Mallow Run
The Sycamore at Mallow Run in Bargersville, IN, is a convenient 20 miles south of downtown Indianapolis. There are vineyards (the company even has their own winery if you’d prefer to use that as your wedding venue, or even use it for a shower or pre-party.) It’s perfect for everything from a rustic wedding to a black tie affair.
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Ashton Hill Farm
With a 7,000 square-foot event space in Cedar Rapids, Ashton Hill Farm is well-equipped to handle any type of wedding from glam-filled to rustic. The farm provides options for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, which is especially useful for potential rain on your big day. If the weather does hold out, end the night outside with s’mores around the fire. The best end to a night if you ask me!
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The Bowery is a beautiful, intimate space to gather family and friends for the celebration of a lifetime. Complete with a bridal loft and on-site florist, your wedding will be lush, gorgeous, and hassle-free.
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The Kentucky Castle
If your wedding day dreams included visions of being a legitimate princess, then the Kentucky Castle is your best bet for feeling like royalty. The Kentucky Castle is a hotel, award-winning farm-to-table restaurant, and spa, aka the perfect place for your guests to be. You can choose from 9 event spaces for your ceremony and reception, or you can choose the “All Castle Venues” option, so no space is off limits.
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Maison Dupuy Hotel
Your guests will be grateful you chose the Maison Dupuy as your wedding venue. Not only will the boutique hotel provide an amazing backdrop for every photo, but it’s located right in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Mere blocks from Bourbon Street, what better way to end the night than with a Hurricane and some beignets? That’s a trick question, obvi.
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Located right near the Penobscot River, French’s Point is a classic Maine wedding spot that offers plenty of different options for couples. Choose between the tent, farm, or The Retreat, a serene spot right on the river’s edge, to host your big day.
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George Peabody Library at John’s Hopkins University
The breathtaking George Peabody Library at John’s Hopkins University is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, and for good reason. The architecture includes a massive skylight and six tiers of cast-iron balconies with over 300,000 volumes. Your ceremony and reception can both be held in the Reading Room, which is transformed into a wedding venue for anywhere from 50 to 200 guests.
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The Great House at the Crane Estate
This seems like a picturesque setting that you only see in movies, but it exists and is available for your wedding day in Ipswich! The Crane Estate is perched above Crane Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, providing 360 degrees of stunning views (the mansion on the other side, of course.)
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No matter the season, sophisticated and chic Castle Farms has a variety of venues to make your wedding day goals a reality. From garden rooms to courtyards and a chapel, you can’t go wrong at this beautiful venue in Charlevoix, Michigan.
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The Aria is an industrial-style wedding venue in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis. It is beloved by Minnesotans around the state, having been included in the “Best Of” section in the Minnesota Bride Magazine for 6 years running. The brick walls and large area provide a clean slate for any couple to make the space exactly what they envision.
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The Jefferson offers a variety of options for every aspect of your big day so that you can truly have your dream wedding. Even though you’ll only pay for the space you need on your wedding day, The Jefferson commits to only one wedding per day. The new couple is the priority, and they highlight that by being there for anything you may need in the planning process, on the day of your wedding, and beyond.
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With 10 wedding coordinators on site, Hermann Hill is well-equipped to handle any wedding that comes its way. Situated on the Missouri River, this venue is the perfect nature-inspired wedding space. You can watch the sunset fall over the water as the couple recites their nuptials and end the night with a firework show in the sky.
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Become one with ~nature~ at The Kleffner Ranch. Set up your special day overlooking the mountain range and a beautiful barn, and surrounded by the natural beauty of Montana. If an outdoor wedding is your dream, The Kleffner Ranch can do that for you. But if the weather isn’t agreeing with your dreams, the big barn on site is large enough to accommodate both the ceremony and reception.
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Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farms
The Lied Lodge is the perfect backdrop for any type of wedding. You can go straight eleganza with a ceremony in one of the spacious ballrooms, or you can keep it more simple with the rustic charm of the Steinhart Lodge.
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Bellagio Las Vegas
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Elope, get hitched, sign a contract, whatever, at the Bellagio Las Vegas, then party the night (read: your money) away at the resort’s casino. You are your guests are bound to have a grand time in one of their two charming chapels.
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Castle in the Clouds
Gather your closest friends and family together on what looks like the top of the world in Moultonborough at Castle in the Clouds. The natural beauty of Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding mountains will almost be enough to steal the show. Guests can be transported by trolley to the stunning view for the ceremony, and back down to continue the celebration.
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Have an EXTRAvagant ceremony at The Venetian in New Jersey. Celebrate in the grand ballroom with its cathedral-like ceilings and equally grand lights. I mean, look at that chandelier!
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