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From Oak Brook to Naperville: 8 Wedding Venues in the West Chicago Suburbs

From Oak Brook to Naperville: 8 Wedding Venues in the West Chicago Suburbs

If you want to get married in a setting that’s a bit more relaxed than Chicago proper but still close to the city, check out these wedding venues in the West Chicago suburbs. See our full list of West Chicago wedding locations…or, expand your search to the entire Chicago area!


Barefoot Bliss: 5 Miami Wedding Locations Where You Can Say "I Do" on the Sand

Barefoot Bliss: 5 Miami Wedding Locations Where You Can Say "I Do" on the Sand

With its prime oceanfront location, historic Art Deco district, trendy South Beach nightlife and multicultural flavors, Miami is a premier wedding destination as well as a top vacation hotspot. This city is truly a great choice if you want to have a beach ceremony, and here’s a list of some of the amazing places where you can not only say “I do” on the sand but also host an incredible reception.


8 Destination Wedding Venues on the Ft Lauderdale Coast

8 Destination Wedding Venues on the Ft Lauderdale Coast

If you want your wedding to have a taste of the tropics, head for Fort Lauderdale. Not only will you find pristine beaches, swaying palm trees and nonstop sun, the town boasts an average temperature of 77 blissful degrees year-round! Honeymooning from here is a snap, too, because the city’s Port Everglades is one of the busiest cruise-ship ports in the world.


10 Must-See Venues With The World's Most Iconic View: The NYC Skyline

10 Must-See Venues With The World's Most Iconic View: The NYC Skyline

Spectacular during the day and positively electric at night, the New York City skyline is famously photogenic. So why not make it part of your own wedding—not to mention your wedding album! If you’re looking for a place that will bring New York cityscape views to your celebration, here are some venues to check out.


Wedding Food Donations

Wedding Food Donations

Weddings often generate recyclable materials and leftover food that the bride and groom don’t want to take home. Nowadays, you and the caterer can feel good by donating the excess, and recycling plastic bottles, glass, metal and paper. An added benefit is that food donations are tax deductible for either you or the caterer.


When Out-of-the-Ordinary is Absolute Perfection: 9 Unique Portland Wedding Venues

When Out-of-the-Ordinary is Absolute Perfection: 9 Unique Portland Wedding Venues

Want to host your big day in a historic ballroom? Perhaps you’re leaning toward industrial chic…or maybe you’ve got your heart set on a gorgeous garden. If it’s an out-of-the-ordinary place you have in mind, Portland is home to some truly unique wedding venues. Here are just a few for your exploring pleasure…


From Bay to Sound: 8 Stunning Seattle Waterfront Wedding Venues

From Bay to Sound: 8 Stunning Seattle Waterfront Wedding Venues

Seattle is famous for many things—the Space Needle, coffee (Starbucks originated here!), the movie Sleepless in Seattle, and Pike Place Market to name a few. But this vibrant port city is also a watery wonderland, with up-close views of Puget Sound, Elliott Bay, and Lake Washington.


From Historic to Modern: 13 Unique Seattle Wedding Venues

From Historic to Modern: 13 Unique Seattle Wedding Venues

Seattle has so much more going for it than the Space Needle—especially when it comes to unique wedding venues. If you’re looking for an interesting place to tie the knot (and host a great party!), this city offers some out-of-the-ordinary locations.


9 Unique Garden State Wedding Venues

9 Unique Garden State Wedding Venues

Northern New Jersey happens to have a selection of unique wedding venues, all of which offer elements that make them exceptional. Looking for a spectacular view? Remarkable architecture? Gorgeous gardens? Check out these stellar places—you may discover one that fits your wedding vision to a T.


Fit for a Fairytale: 15 Historic Wedding Venues in New Jersey

Fit for a Fairytale: 15 Historic Wedding Venues in New Jersey

Who knew that New Jersey is home to so many historic—and amazing—wedding venues? Many locations come with an interesting (or even notorious!) past, along with spectacular architecture and equally stunning event spaces.


7 Manhattan Venues That Won't Break The Bank!

7 Manhattan Venues That Won't Break The Bank!

Yes, it is possible to have an affordable Manhattan wedding. The following venues offer options that accommodate a wide range of budgets, and don’t forget: If you’re flexible with your date and can host your event on a weekday, Sunday or during an off-peak time, you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck.


Kick Back In The Catskills: 12 Rustic Wedding Venues

Kick Back In The Catskills: 12 Rustic Wedding Venues

There’s a reason so many couples opt to tie the knot in Upstate New York. When you celebrate in the Catskills, you’re surrounded by Mother Nature in a setting that’s tranquil, beautiful, and about as "un-city" as you can get.


Good Eats, Good Ambiance: Chicago's Best Rehearsal Dinner Locations

Good Eats, Good Ambiance: Chicago's Best Rehearsal Dinner Locations

Chicago is a diner’s paradise, offering some of the best places to eat in the country. This is great news if you’re planning a rehearsal dinner because you’ll have plenty of choices. Here’s an enticing selection of the city’s restaurants—some are casual and some are more upscale, but all are happy to host your special event.


Behind the Scenes at a Wedding Dress Trunk Show

Behind the Scenes at a Wedding Dress Trunk Show

Next to playing with my dogs and sharing a chocolate soufflé with my husband, browsing wedding dresses is one of my favorite pastimes. Are you with me on this? I thought so. Then believe me when I say that one of the best ways to indulge your fashion passion is by attending a wedding dress trunk show.


It's A Nice Day For A Green Wedding: Advice for the Eco-Conscious Couple

It's A Nice Day For A Green Wedding: Advice for the Eco-Conscious Couple

When it comes to preserving Planet Earth, everyone wants to do the right thing. But when it comes to planning the Big Day, we worry that being environmentally correct will mean sacrificing our cherished wedding vision. Luckily, you no longer have to wrestle with your conscience to have a celebration that is both beautiful and "green."


The Here Comes The Guide Book

The Here Comes The Guide Book

If you love our site, you're gonna love our book! Getting married in California? If what you seek is a fabulous resource for California wedding venues, then you've gotta grab a copy of our Here Comes The Guide book (affectionately dubbed "The Wedding Bible").


Hiring Wedding Professionals Pays Off

Hiring Wedding Professionals Pays Off

Yes, you will save money by hiring the cheapest vendors you can find or doing things yourself. But the old adage, “You get what you pay for,” really comes into play here. Skimp on services and you could end up paying a big price anyway. We give you all the reasons hiring seasoned wedding professionals pays off, plus tips for finding the right vendors for your wedding.


6 Atlanta Wedding Venues on (or around!) the Midtown Mile

6 Atlanta Wedding Venues on (or around!) the Midtown Mile

Midtown Atlanta is home to a wealth of cultural attractions (museums, the symphony, theaters) as well as some of the city’s most iconic and historic buildings, many of which make wonderful wedding venues.


Atlanta Al Fresco: 17 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Al Fresco: 17 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Atlanta, Georgia

If an outdoor ceremony or reception is at the top of your wedding “must have” list, Atlanta offers a wide range of options. From mansions and private estates to historic landmarks and restaurants, here are some of the best places in and around the city for an al fresco celebration.


11 Swoon-worthy Atlanta Mansion Wedding Venues

11 Swoon-worthy Atlanta Mansion Wedding Venues

Established almost 200 years ago, Atlanta is home to quite a few mansions that reflect its history. And fortunately for couples who want to experience the charmed lifestyle of a bygone era, many of them are available for weddings.


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