Modern Wedding Style

Modern weddings showcase a fresh, fashion-forward aesthetic. Whether minimalist or avant garde, this wedding style is high on style. Modern weddings are sleek, sophisticated, and refined, typically using a monochromatic color palette, on-trend florals or foliage, geometric lines, and pared-down décor.

Oftentimes the venue itself is the visual focus for a modern-style wedding, so other décor elements can be kept clean and simple. However, some modern weddings choose to go bold with the details—think Kate Spade-style black and white stripes with vibrant, jewel-toned blooms or bold, boho patterned linens and pampas grass.

Whether you're drawn to modern minimalism or a high-fashion fête, we've got the venues, tips, and inspiration for styling a contemporary wedding experience.



MODERN WEDDING VENUE IDEAS



Brewery + Distillery Wedding Venues

Many brewery and distillery venues have an industrial-chic vibe, with the added bonus of offering a huge variety of craft beers and spirits on tap. If you're looking for an event space that's as visually interesting as it is intoxicating, a brewery or distillery venue provides a unique setting for a modern wedding. We'll cheers to that!


Industrial Wedding Venues

From converted warehouses to former factories and swanky lofts, these urban-cool spaces are the ultimate blank canvas. Pair a raw framework with modern wedding décor and you've got a striking event space that's both gritty and glamorous.


Museum Wedding Venues

Museums often provide such a dramatic backdrop that little else is needed in terms of décor. Tie the knot amongst dinosaur fossils, in front of priceless works of art, or in a planetarium underneath the stars. And choosing a museum with interactive exhibits will provide the utmost entertainment experience for your guests!


Nightclub Wedding Venues

If you want your wedding reception to have a cool nightclub vibe, then why not host your event in an actual nightclub? Once they turn down the EDM and turn off the strobe lights, many nightclubs magically transform into contemporary event spaces. And as an added bonus, because they don't normally have noise restrictions, they can let your party go way past the typical wedding venue "curfew". Party on, peeps.


Rooftop Wedding Venues

Rooftop weddings provide a million dollar view and a thoroughly modern vibe. Imagine a chic penthouse ceremony in front of a panoramic city skyline, or a killer dance party that feels like it's taking place on top of the world. Talk about raising the bar (and raising the roof) when it comes to your venue!



MODERN WEDDING INSPIRATION + TIPS



How To Have A Minimalist Wedding

In essence, a minimalist wedding should only include the things that—in the words of Marie Kondo—spark joy. We like to think of minimalism as clearing away the clutter, eliminating the frills, and being very intentional about what you choose to be part of your big day. Here's how to adopt the "less is more" approach when it comes to your wedding.


The Nuts and Bolts of Planning an Industrial-Chic Wedding

Industrial Chic: It's as if Restoration Hardware and an old, empty warehouse had a wedding. A throwback to the industrial revolution, this style mixes unrefined structures with sleek, contemporary design. Here's how to achieve this elegantly edgy look.



MODERN REAL WEDDINGS



Modern Real Wedding Galleries

The real weddings showcased here are so very NOW. Chic, contemporary, and cutting-edge, these couples all put their own spin on modern wedding style.


Glam Real Wedding Galleries

Although glamour can be as vintage as Old Hollywood, it can also be modernized and chic AF. These real weddings prove that glamorous details can be sleek and refined.


Industrial Real Wedding Galleries

A pinch of modern, a dash of chic, and a whole heap of character. That's what these industrial-chic real weddings are made of. See how these couples transformed old warehouses and former factories into unique, contemporary celebrations.


Venue Photo Credits | Brewery + Distillery: 10 Barrel Brewing Company - East Side • Industrial: Monroe Pearson • Museum: Exploratorium • Nightclub: House of Independents • Rooftop: South Park Center • Minimalist: HNYPT • Industrial Chic: The Pearl • Modern Real Wedding: Hotel Arya Coconut Grove • Glam Real Wedding: The Betsy - South Beach • Industrial Real Wedding • Sodo Park by Herban Feast

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