27 of the Best Adventure Wedding Venues Across the U.S.A

Why celebrate a wedding day when you can create a wedding experience? That's what adventure weddings are all about; going beyond the typical formula to craft an exciting, dynamic day (or weekend!) that brings your family & friends into your love story. It doesn't have to include a toes-in-the-creek ceremony (though it can!) or a late-night campfire jam sesh (which we also dig) or a wedding party paragliding expedition (call us, we're in)... it just has to match you. And as expert venue matchmakers, we've got your back. Whether you're dreaming of an intimate mountaintop elopement, a DIY-friendly glamping retreat, or a grand celebration at a full-service inn, your dream adventure wedding venue is only one click away.



WEST COAST



AutoCamp Yosemite

Midpines, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Woodsy Setting

Mid-Century Clubhouse

Proximity to Yosemite

Fab Features: nestled at the gateway to Yosemite National Park • intimate celebrations in the 2-story Signature Clubhouse designed with a modern lounge interior and outdoor fire pits • luxury tents and custom airstreams with spa-inspired bathrooms

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Iron Horse Unlimited

Mount Shasta, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Mt. Shasta Location

Equestrian Vibes

On-Site Camping

Fab Features: private equestrian ranch at the base of Mt. Shasta with stunning mountain and meadow views • the outdoor event area includes a large lawn, a “Saloon,” a huge dance floor, a fire pit, and more • lodging options include a 2-bedroom cottage, 9 campsites, and a nearby chalet that sleeps up to 14 guests

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Pali Mountain Weddings

Running Springs, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Secluded Retreat

Adventure Activities

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: stunning 260-acre mountain getaway nestled among the lushly wooded slopes of the San Bernardino Mountains • endless activities like forest canopy ziplining and overnight lodging in cozy, bunk-style cabins • fresh, seasonal chef-prepared menus to fit every taste

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

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Palisades Tahoe

Olympic Valley, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Sky-High Panoramas

All-Inclusive

Year-Round Outdoor Activities

Fab Features: internationally renowned ski resort and home of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games • variety of mountaintop and mountainside venues from the upper deck overlooking Lake Tahoe to the secluded garden surrounded by aspen and pine trees • unforgettable receptions in the terrace room with its floor-to-ceiling windows that provide one-of-a-kind panoramic views of the Sierras

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Rainbow Lodge

Soda Springs, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Riverfront Retreat

Lodge Accommodations

Exclusive Use

Fab Features: dreamy Tahoe retreat on the South Yuba River, surrounded by 114 unspoiled acres • exclusive use of the lodge's event spaces, common areas, and 26 guest rooms • large stone fireplaces and warm wood tones provide a cozy setting for intimate events or late-night gatherings

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$
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Roaring Camp Weddings

Felton, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Soaring Redwoods

Vintage Steam Train

Intimate or Grand Celebrations

Fab Features: exchange vows in Cathedral Grove, a circle of redwoods formed by 3 generations of trees • guests can enjoy rides through the forest on a 100-year-old steam train • the redwood barn shines thanks to ceremony stage spotlights, wrought-iron chandeliers, and twinkle lights

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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TreeHouse Point

Issaquah, WA

Venue Superpowers:

Whimsical Vibes

Forest Setting

Treehouse Accommodations

Fab Features: secluded wonderland nestled among towering trees and lush plantings • warm, light-filled Pond Room opens onto a tentable deck with views of the pond • remarkable accommodations in hand-hewn, balconied treehouses perched high in the trees

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$
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Salishan Coastal Lodge

Gleneden Beach, OR

Venue Superpowers:

Luxe Coastal Resort

Wooded Ceremonies

Contemporary Styling

Fab Features: stunning resort nestled among old-growth forests along the coastline • receptions in the cozy Wine Cellar, intimate boardroom, or expansive, contemporary ballroom • gorgeous, luxe guest rooms with private beach access, a dreamy spa, and more

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$
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ROCKY MOUNTAINS



Antler Basin Ranch

Granby, CO

Venue Superpowers:

Mountaintop Retreat

DIY-Friendly

Winter Weddings

Fab Features: private mountain retreat nestled on 280 spectacular acres • variety of event spaces from the rustic lodge to the Hitching Post to Put a Ring on it Point • wedding couples enjoy three nights lodging in Standing Bear Lodge or other options

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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RHIZE RETREATS

Colorado Springs, CO

Venue Superpowers:

Secluded Setting

Panoramic Mountain Views

Cute A-Frame Cabins

Fab Features: a private mountaintop retreat surrounded by 43 acres of aspens and evergreens and breathtaking mountain views • hold your intimate ceremony either indoors or out in one of their spaces designed to highlight the splendor of the mountains • treat your wedding party to an overnight celebration in the A-frame cabins and pod camper

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Zion Red Rock

Springdale, UT

Venue Superpowers:

Luxe Retreats

Panoramic Red Rock Views

Proximity to Zion National Park

Fab Features: three unique destination venues comprise this stunning retreat, each with lodging for over 50 guests and luxe amenities • exchange vows on a hilltop with stunning red rock views, among the shady trees, or in front of a Tuscan-inspired villa • 4-season beauty

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Alpine Falls Ranch

Superior, MT

Venue Superpowers:

Upscale Ranch

Airport Transportation

Intimate Celebrations

Fab Features: customizable packages can be enhanced by fabulous add-ons, like a private chef, spa package, and fishing expeditions • relaxed receptions in the cool, Western-style Six8 Saloon, nestled beside Dry Creek • take a hike up to sparkling Diamond Lake for an intimate elopement, or to swim, fish, or picnic with your loved ones

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$$
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SOUTHWEST



Cabins on Strawberry Hill

Strawberry, AZ

Venue Superpowers:

Cabin Colony

Central Location

Rustic-Woodsy Vibes

More Fab Features: a cabin colony retreat set amongst tall pines with sweeping views of the rugged countryside and Mogollan Rim • wedding package includes exclusive use of the property, including all 14 cabins for two nights • nearby attractions include Fossil Creek, Tonto Natural Bridge, Woods Canyon Lake, Tonto and Coconino National Forests, Christopher Creek, Sedona, and Flagstaff

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$
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Cabins at Creekside

Payson, AZ

Venue Superpowers:

Mountaintop Panoramas

Dramatic Sunsets

Varied Lodging Options

Fab Features: a historic resort hidden among the world’s largest stand of Ponderosa pines • exchange vows perched on a hilltop amongst breathtaking views across the valley to the dramatic distant mountains and ridges • don't let the celebration end and take advantage of the on-site accommodations that range from traditional cabins to larger townhouse-style spaces

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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SOUTHEAST



Sky Retreat

Purlear, NC

Venue Superpowers:

On-Site Activities

Panoramic Ceremony Views

Blue Ridge Mountaintop

Fab Features: 30-acre adventure retreat that will keep your guests entertained all weekend long with activities from paragliding to river tubing • long-range valley and mountain views at the ceremony site • flexible options allow you to bring your own vendors and choose if you would like to rent cabins for guests

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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JuneBug Retro Resort

Weaverville, NC

Venue Superpowers:

Treehouse Ceremonies

Retro Campers

Exclusive Use

Fab Features: 50-acre lush woodland resort just 12 minutes north of Asheville • creekside ceremonies beneath a canopy of walnut trees, or something more intimate in the dreamy treehouse • guests can rent one of 10 restored 1950s campers and spend the weekend hiking, exploring, or lounging in the hammocks

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Horsehead Lake Lodge

Clarksville, AR

Venue Superpowers:

Lakefront Ceremonies

Overnight Lodging

Hiking, Boating, and Ball Games

Fab Features: rustic retreat offering dreamy waterfall cabins, glamping cabins, and a cozy lodge tucked on 72 secluded lakefront acres • after ceremonies on the spectacular cantilevered deck over the lake, guests follow a pretty lighted path to the modern reception hall • weekend-long celebrations include access to the boat dock with kayaks and canoes, fire pits, and pickleball & basketball courts

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Whitewater Santee

Huger, SC

Venue Superpowers:

Riverfront Setting

300-Year History

Charming Overnight Accommodations

Fab Features: historic estate surrounded by national forest and a wildlife preserve for epic Lowcountry views • celebrate beneath a moss-draped oak along the river, then gather around the cozy firepit for epic stargazing • the river provides plenty of fishing, hiking, and paddling—ask the venue about guided tours!

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

ACE Adventure Resort

Oak Hill, WV

Venue Superpowers:

Stunning Overlook Ceremonies

Gorge Setting

Affordable

Fab Features: an adventure resort in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve • hold your romantic ceremony on the stunning Concho Overlook • enjoy the abundance of activities the resort has to offer during your wedding weekend including ziplining, rock climbing whitewater rafting and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $

The Wedding Niche

Knoxville, MD

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive Elopements

Off-the-Beaten-Path Locations

Appalachian Trail

Fab Features: gorgeous historic property in Harpers Ferry walking distance from the river and Appalachian Trail • adventure elopements offer all-inclusive events held in a perfect, private spot • specializes in elopements and micro-weddings, with planning included!

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Blue Moon Rising

McHenry, MD

Venue Superpowers:

Woodsy Surroundings

Tiny House Lodgings

Warm, Welcoming Vibe

Fab Features: exchange vows in a natural woodland “cathedral” surrounded by towering pines • cocktails served from a charming tipi • tiny home-inspired cabins are designed with vintage furnishings and front porches made for relaxing

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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NORTHEAST



Inn at Taughannock Falls

Trumansburg, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Lakefront Setting

215-Foot Waterfall

State Park Surroundings

Fab Features: the stately 138-year-old inn is perched at the edge of Cayuga Lake • gorgeous photos ops in the surrounding Taughannock Falls State Park • say "I do" in front with a waterfall backdrop followed by a grand reception in the sailcloth tent, which is outfitted with a gorgeous 42-foot alabaster bar

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Rustic Ridge View Farm

Kerhonkson, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Family-Owned

DIY-Friendly

360-Degree Mountain Views

Fab Features: this serene 150-acre Hudson Valley horse farm is perfect for weekend weddings • easy access to activities like hiking, biking, swimming holes, campfires with s'mores, farmers' markets, and even skydiving • DIY as much as you like, or utilize their fabulous coordination services to craft your perfect celebration

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Beaverkill Valley Inn

Livingston Manor, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Catskills Setting

All-Inclusive

Full Property Buyouts

Fab Features: a classic mountain inn spread over 60 pristine acres within Catskill Park • book the entire inn and turn your romantic celebration into a memorable weekend getaway • enjoy all of the fun activities they have to offer including hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, tennis, dip in the indoor pool and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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AutoCamp Cape Cod

Falmouth, MA

Venue Superpowers:

Mid-Century Clubhouse

Hilltop Lawns

Cool Airstream Lodging

Fab Features: a unique and secluded location surrounded by stunning Buzzard Bay views • say your wedding vows outdoors under the endless Cape Cod skies, then head into the cool mid-century modern clubhouse for an intimate dinner • celebrate with your guests on the expansive event lawns complete with modern furnishings and fire pits

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Barn at Whitney's Inn

Jackson, NH

Venue Superpowers:

Al Fresco Ceremonies

White Mountain Views

Post-and-Beam Barn

Fab Features: charming inn nestled in the White Mountains • ceremonies beneath a white birch arbor, or opt for the Hillside Ceremony Area, which offers spectacular sweeping views of the mountains • glimmering twinkle lights and a roaring stone fireplace illuminates the three-story restored post and beam barn

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Portland Schooner Company

Portland, ME

Venue Superpowers:

On-the-Water Wedding

Island Picnics

Intimate

Fab Features: a fleet of five Maine-built, wooden schooners • private charters available for capacities ranging from 6 to 49 guests • bring your own meal and libations or enjoy a completely catered lobster bake on an idyllic Maine island!

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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