Whimsical Wedding Style

Equal parts colorful and quirky, fanciful and free-spirited, whimsical weddings are positively bursting with personality! If you're drawn to vibrant florals, offbeat décor, unique styling, and out-of-the-box venues, this playful wedding style will fit you to a T.

When we hear the term "whimsical wedding", we think of enchanted gardens, fairytale-like décor, carnival themes, rainbow-spectrum color palettes, and storybook details. If you'd like to transport your guests to a fantastical setting, see our whimsical wedding venue ideas and inspiration below!


Garden Wedding Venues

Imagine an enchanting garden drenched in colorful flowers and greenery, adorned with twinkle lights, and sprinkled with gazebos, babbling brooks, and fountains. From botanical gardens and conservatories to glasshouses and greenhouses, saying "I Do" in a flowery oasis is the perfect start to your happily ever after. (Bonus points if there's a ferris wheel!)

Art Gallery Wedding Venues

Highlight your artistic sensibilities with a gorgeous art gallery wedding venue! Not only will your wedding photos look like works of art, but with incredible exhibits, colorful paintings, and contemporary sculpture as your backdrop, your celebration will be a visual treat.

Park Wedding Venues

Whether you fancy a sprawling lawn, tree-laden grounds, a neighborhood park with swings and see-saws, or even an amusement park, parks can be the perfect outdoor setting for your whimsical wedding. You'll unleash your inner child and embrace your love of nature all at once! And with Mother Nature as your event designer, your wedding will be inherently entrancing.

Unique Wedding Venues

What do we mean by "unique" wedding venues? We classify venues as unique when they're truly one-of-a-kind and unlike any other venue out there! You'll find everything from magical treehouse wedding venues, to animal sanctuaries, to planetariums, to castles that look like they came straight out of fairytale. If you want your wedding to be full of whimsy and delight, check out these out-of-the-ordinary venues your guests likely haven't seen before.

Zoo + Aquarium Wedding Venues

Imagine saying your vows accompanied by elephants or giraffes…or dining next to a floor-to-ceiling glass tank full of sea life. What could be more perfect for creative, creature-loving couples who want an unconventional (and unforgettable!) event? And as a bonus, at many zoos and aquariums a percentage of the rental fee helps support ongoing conservation and wildlife protection efforts. Truly a win-win for a whimsical wedding day.


16 Out-of-the-Box Wedding Venue Ideas

If the vision you have for your wedding is far from cookie-cutter, start with an unexpected or unconventional venue! You know, the kind of place that makes your wedding an experience rather than simply an event. We've listed 16 ideas for nontraditional locations that will take your wedding to next-level status.

27 Ridiculously Fun Wedding Ideas

The main point of any wedding is for you and your partner to get married, right? But beyond that, it may also be the biggest party you'll ever throw! And when we think of the word "party," we think FUN. Not only for the guests, but for you as well! We've compiled a list of 27 ridiculously fun wedding ideas to inspire you to think outside the box (or, beyond the dance floor) and ensure your wedding is a blast.

23 Ways To Infuse LGBTQ+ Pride Throughout Your Wedding

These whimsical rainbow-spectrum wedding ideas will encourage your guests to love in color. If you're looking to put your LGBTQ+ pride on full display, here are 23 vibrant and whimsical ways to work it into your big day!


Fun Real Wedding Galleries

These real weddings all have one thing in common. And that's a good time. Check out these super fun real wedding galleries full of color, laughter, and love to inspire your own!

Venues pictured | Art gallery: The Andy Warhol Museum • Garden: Calamigos Ranch Malibu • Park: LaLa Park • Unique: California Ranch Events • Zoo: Reptacular Animals Ranch in the Forest • Out-of-the-Box Venue: Treehouse Point • Fun Ideas: Ashton Kelley Photography • LGBTQ: The Holly Farm • Fun Weddings: Historic Cree Estate

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