Blessed with fabulous weather, proximity to the coast, cool ocean breezes, and an abundance of large estates with gorgeous grounds, Orange County is a natural for outdoor weddings. So whether you want to celebrate right on the beach, up in the hills, or even in the middle of the water, here are some great venues to check out.
With picturesque sites pre-dating the Revolutionary War, upstate New York is a treasure trove of historic farms, barns and country manor homes. Surrounded by the awesome natural beauty of the Hudson River, crystalline lakes, Catskill and Adirondack Mountain peaks, it's a four-season wonderland that's trending as a destination getaway and mecca for great organic food, wine, and sightseeing.
Southern charm, postcard-worthy places, vintage décor, and panoramic landscapes (think open meadows and the Great Smoky Mountains) can all be part of your Knoxville barn or farm wedding experience. Aside from the relaxed, verdant appeal of these venues, they offer enormous variation in style. So whether you prefer a down-home country celebration or a more luxurious affair, one or more of these locations is certain to accommodate your vision.
Designated a National Scenic Area—the largest in America!—The Columbia River Gorge is also one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. In this spectacular canyon, the Columbia River cuts through the Cascade mountains creating amazing cliffs, as well as mountain, river, and forest views everywhere you look. All this natural beauty is on display at the following wedding venues, where you won't need much in the way of decorations.
With snow-capped mountain peaks, lush Aspen and evergreen forests, and sweeping valley vistas, Colorado certainly lives up to its reputation as the jewel of the American West. And for couples seeking a rustic, outdoorsy wedding venue, there's no better place to start than the Rocky Mountain state. Quintessential barns, ranches, and farms are located in every corner of Colorado, making it easy to find a perfect fit...the only tricky part is choosing just one!
San Diego is one of the top wedding destinations in the entire country. Its incredible weather, beaches, ocean vistas, and lush gardens make it hard to resist, especially for an al fresco celebration. Whether you want to get married with your toes in the sand, surrounded by flowers, or on a paddlewheel boat, the San Diego Area wedding venues we've included here all take full advantage of the region's outdoor assets.
If you want nature, in the form of glorious trees, to play a role in your wedding, these venues could be just what you're looking for. From a cathedral in the forest created by a grove of redwoods to a canopy of spreading oaks aglow with bistro lights at night, they'll all add a woodsy beauty to your celebration.
Whether it's a single spreading oak, a dappled forest, or a majestic grove of redwoods, trees impart an irresistible beauty to a wedding. All of the Southern California venues we've highlighted below showcase Mother Nature's arborial handiwork, and any one of them might have just the outdoor setting you're looking for.