• Elizabeth Ise

My Favorite Wedding Venue in Every State

The U.S. has some of the most amazing wedding venues in the world! I've scoured the internet and I've brought you my favorite wedding venue in each state. Did your favorites make the list?


Are you getting married at one of the locations below? Well, you've found your planner - give me a call!!


Alabama

Hamilton Place at Pursell Farms

Photo by Eric and Jamie Photo

Does anyone else get wine country vibes? Pair that with towering oaks, a stunning pond, and southern hospitality and I am totally sold! The home was originally built in 1852 and has been restored beautifully. There are several options for both ceremony and reception which makes my planner heart sing!

Alaska

Snow Peak Farms

Photo by unknown

If you get married in Alaska without a stunning Mountain View does it even happen? Snow Peak Farms boasts some of the prettiest mountain views I have ever seen with a reception in a nearby sail cloth tent. Obviously, you've only got a short amount of time to have an outdoor wedding in Alaska but when the views are this good you won't want to wait anyways.

Arizona

El Chorro

Photo by Daniel Kim

What's better than a historic venue with stunning desert mountain views? How about a delicious seasonal and local meal created by some of the best chefs in the area. The grounds and grove create a natural feel that's different from the typical desert landscape. El Chorro has several options for ceremonies and receptions to perfectly fit your wedding size and aesthetic.

Arkansas

Moss Mountain Farms

Photo by Weddings by Christopher and Nancy

You had me at hidden garden, especially those lush peonies. This little slice of heaven is outside Little Rock but your guests will be transported to the English countryside with this farmstead garden. There are so many beautiful nooks and crannies on this property so your portraits will be unreal! I love how intimate this venue feels, it is just begging for a garden party wedding!

California

Rancho Las Lomas

Photo by Christine Skari Photography

We all know how big the state of California is so finding one venue out of the thousands and thousands of stunning options is basically impossible. BUT! I do have a personal favorite that is very near and dear to my heart: my own wedding venue! We fell in love with Rancho Las Lomas for it's unique elements, family-owned vibe, and beautiful natural setting. I'm happily taking the cop-out on this one ;)

Colorado

The Little Nell

Photo by Jose Villa

Does it get any more iconic than a mountain top wedding in Aspen? The Little Nell's wedding deck and overlook are an absolutely breathtaking place to exchange vows. The beauty of the mountains is everywhere you look including the indoor reception space.

Connecticut

Mayflower Inn & Spa

Photo by unknown

This cedar shake aesthetic is so quintessentially New England! The Mayflower Inn is an Auberge resort so you know there's top-notch luxury at every turn. Guests can wake up to a relaxing massage then take a stroll through the gardens before attending your stunning wedding in the event tent on-site. Talk about a wonderful day!

Delaware

Winterthur Museum and Country Estate

Photo by unknown

This venue literally has everything! The grounds have beautifully landscaped gardens, reflecting pool, many pavilions and courtyards, and last but not least the historical architecture of the main property. But the pretty doesn't end at the front doors, the inside is a stunning museum with stonework all over, formal ballrooms, and the luxury of a museum. I could spend allll day wandering around this property!

Florida

The Breakers Palm Beach

Photo by unknown

Glam, luxury, palatial, ornate... do I need to go on? The Breakers is synonymous with extravagant and luxurious weddings. The entire resort is start to finish luxury. Your guests will feel like they are spending a weekend with royalty when attending your wedding weekend here. Million dollar budget? You're in the right spot.

Georgia

The Mackey House

Photo by unknown

Forrest Gump vibes in the best way! Nestled in a grove of Spanish moss clad oak trees, The Mackey House brings southern hospitality to the forefront. Wedding guests will immediately feel at home and crave a spiked sweet tea as soon as they step foot on the wrap-around porch. The covered pavilion is perfect for a summer evening reception.

Hawaii















Haiku Mill

Photo by Chris J Evans

Normally when you dream of Hawaii you think of pristine beaches with towering green mountains in the background and hula skirts rustling in the wind. The reason I love Haiku Mill is because it's not really any of that. It's an intimate venue located in the ruins of a 150 year old sugar mill, you're taken back in time to old Hawaii. Guests will love it, too because it's situated next to the Road to Hana, one of Maui's best attractions.

Idaho

Sun Valley Resort

Photo by Kendra Elise

Mountain views in a luxe resort town - need I say more? The Sun Valley area is gorgeous year 'round and your guests will love spending time checking out all the activities the location has to offer. With many indoor and outdoor event options you'll be able to create the perfect wedding day for your loved ones and give them the true mountain wedding experience.

Illinois

The Field Museum

Photo by unknown

C'mon, it doesn't get more classic than this! The only other thing you'll need is red hots and deep dish on your buffet line. The museum reception space begs for super tall centerpieces and grand lighting. There's an outside ceremony location with sweeping downtown skyline views so you truly get the best downtown Chicago experience. Plus, I'd love to dine next to an elephant (they are my favorite animals) so dibs on that table!

Indiana

INDUSTRY

Photo by unknown

I love venues that you don't have to do too much to make it look awesome. INDUSTRY's raw brick walls and industrial design is perfect for the urban, city-loving couple who have a ton of loved ones. The space is wide open both physically and aesthetically.

Iowa

Little Lights on the Lane

Photo by Trisha K Photography

Modern farmhouse dreams come true with Little Lights on the Lane! This beautiful, estate-like wedding venue is perfect for today's couples. The contrasting black and white architecture is perfect mix of contemporary and rustic. The name might be a little odd, but the finishes are beautiful.

Kansas

The Farms at Woodend Springs

Photo by Elizabeth Ladean Photography

The soft gray of the exterior paired with the contemporary farmhouse style of the interior make this a perfect location for the Kansas couple. The venue has a large inventory of rentals to choose from that will elevate and complement your wedding aesthetic.

Kentucky

Hermitage Farm

Photo by Unknown

Hermitage Farm just begs itself for a fall soiree! The shady trees surrounding the historic grounds and tent create such a warm, inviting atmosphere. Also, and because "when in Kentucky", there is a bourbon experience and many horse-related activities you can ad onto your wedding weekend to treat your guests to.

Louisiana

Race + Religious

Photo by Shelley Anderson Photography

The juxtaposition of the old brick walls, the quintessential balconies, and landscaping at Race + Religious create the most amazing space for a wedding. New Orleans is known for it's architecture just as much as it's jazz, food, and party atmosphere so you can really create an amazing experience at this venue for all your loved ones.

Maine

French's Point

Photo by unknown

Ohhh the dreams I've had about lobster rolls. Getting married in Maine means embracing the New England style, the ocean, and soaking in all the sunshine the short summer provides. French's Point is an oceanfront private estate that will make your wedding feel intimate and luxe. Up to 26 of your loved ones get to stay on-site at the property to make it even more special.

Maryland

The Inn at Perry Cabin

Photo by unknown

Crab cakes and football....and awesome weddings - that's what Maryland does! Can you imagine getting married at the stunning estate where they filmed "Wedding Crashers"? All of your Maryland favorites of east coast charm, boating, and seafood are all here at The Inn at Perry Cabin. Beyond the fabulous wedding spaces the resort itself has beautiful guest rooms and lots of activities for your guests.

Massachusetts

The Boston Public Library

Photo by Emily Tebbetts Photography

Getting married to your best friend in front of your most loved ones surrounded by millions of books?! THIS IS MY DREAM! With an iconic location like a grand public library your guests will be wowed and treated to a unique experience. You can also do some really cool wow moments with flowers and lighting. Plus they have a gorgeous outdoor garden ceremony location. Someone please let me design their wedding here!

Michigan

Planterra Conservatory

Photo by Blaine Siesser

If you would have asked me where the prettiest venue in Michigan would be I would have put my money on a beautiful lakefront location. However, this amazing greenhouse stole my heart! A fully glassed-in enclosure within a botanical garden is such a cool, fun, and exciting place to host your wedding. Not your typical industrial or garden wedding but a fun combo of both.

Minnesota

Mill City Museum

Photo by Matt Lien

I am originally from Minnesota so I've had years to review all the pretty venues in the state. I had a few in mind but I always come back to the Mill City Museum because of it's uniqueness in a downtown setting. The ruins of the mill are right on the river and next to some of the best restaurants and sites that downtown Minneapolis has to offer.

Mississippi

The Jefferson

Photo by Bill Dabney

I love a venue with tons of options for ceremony and reception locations. The Jefferson has multiple indoor and outdoor options including a water feature. I love the raw brick and rustic details that are still formal and classy.

Missouri

Union Station

Photo by Unknown

Since I'm now a KCMO resident it's hard not to pick the most iconic KC area building, Union Station. I love the grandeur, the history (google the mob shoot-outs!), and the KC pride that just oozes out of this building. Such a luxe and perfect place to host your wedding reception. Plus, you're close to a bunch of my favorite bars and restaurants for some post-reception fun!

Montana

Sage Lodge

Photo by Orange Photographie

"Wiiiiiide open spaaaaces!" That's what I'm singing when I see these beautiful ceremony views of Sage Lodge. Montana has some of the most expansive mountain views (they call it Big Sky Country for a reason) so if you're looking to get married in the area you MUST have a stunning view like this. Sage Lodge can host all of your guests on-site and setup fun activities to make a true wedding weekend retreat for your loved ones.

Nebraska

Hotel Deco

Photo by unknown

I love the styling all over this hotel. Mid-mod meets contemporary. It's so different from your "normal" hotel vibes. Plus, it's downtown Omaha so you have got the city at your fingertips for more photo ops and creating a fun wedding weekend for your guests.

Nevada

Edgewood Tahoe Resort

Photo by unknown

Praise Dolly Parton that there's more to Nevada than Vegas! Lakes don't get much prettier than the clear blue Lake Tahoe. There are also some amazing resorts, like Edgewood, on the Nevada side of the lake. Just look at that ceremony location! Plus, their indoor reception space has some amazing views, too.

New Hampshire

Wentworth by the Sea

Photo by Focus Photography

This resort reminds me of Victorian era vintage postcards from sea vacations. I love the historic architecture and the New England waterfront setting. I don't know much about New Hampshire but this looks like a fun place to spend a wedding weekend!

New Jersey

Ellis Island

Photo by unknown

Imagine sweeping city and waterfront views, centuries of history, and a grand, formal ballroom. That's exactly what you get with Ellis Island! It would be so epic to start your new life together as a married couple where so many people started their new lives as Americans. For extra brownie points, treat your guests for a ferry ride to get to your wedding venue.

New Mexico

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

Photo by Elizabeth Wells

All the historic, southwestern charm paired with a working organic farm is the perfect New Mexico setting for a wedding. This intimate hotel is perfect for a destination wedding weekend. Your guests will definitely get their fill of R&R!

New York

620 Loft and Garden

Photo by Allen Tsai

I know, I know, there are a million venue options in the state of New York! I looove a good upstate or Hamptons moment but to me it always comes back to the city. 620 Loft and Garden gives you both city and nature. It's intimate but in the heart of the city. I think it's the perfect blend of everything!

North Carolina

Old Edwards Inn

Photo by Vue Photography

Nestled in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, OEI is a perfect location for a destination wedding getaway for your loved ones. The resort features fine dining, a beautiful spa, and endless mountain activities. You'll feel like you are in the last people on earth with this luxuriously intimate location with on-site lodging.

North Dakota

The Pines

Photo by unknown

A quintessential white barn for that modern farmhouse look. This venue is great because it is spacious, flexible, and neutral. You can embrace the more rustic style or bring in your own unique aesthetic.

Ohio

Franklin Conservatory

Photo by 222 Photography

You won't need to splurge on your floral budget at the Franklin Conservatory because you'll be surrounded by some of the most beautiful and exotic plants and flowers! The glass conservatory is such a cool style that will make your photos instantly awesome.

Oklahoma

The Baumberhof

Photo by Sarah Libby

This venue takes me back to my German roots! Look at that fall foliage, holy cow! I love the historic elements of the main house, the long dock over the nearby pond and the expansive reception space with cool rafters. Plus, there are so many amazing corners for gray portraits!!

Oregon

Cathedral Park

Photo by Sara Byrne

I have always loved this venue! It stops me in my scrolls every time I see it. Yes, this is a ceremony only venue but I don't care, I love it. Portland is one of the prettiest and most interesting places I've visited in the U.S. so of course this venue reflects that, too.

Pennsylvania

Cairnwood Estate

Photo by Sara Byrne

If you have gotten this far in the post you know I love historic, luxe, palatial properties and Cairnwood is 100% all of those! From a beautifully restored interior to the Gatsby-esque patio that fits a clear top tent perfectly. Guests will feel fancy AF attending your wedding here.

Rhode Island

Rosecliff Mansion

Photo by Jose Villa

Want to feel like European royalty? Take a step into the gorgeous Rosecliff Mansion in Newport. Designed to resemble the garden estate at Versailles, there's no corner of this property that isn't pure luxury. If you can tear your eyes away from the stunning interior you'll notice the property is right on the ocean with stunning, unobstructed views of that beautiful water. Anyone else get Gatsby vibes?

South Carolina

Montage Palmetto Bluff

Photo by unknown

When you think of South Carolina you think of Spanish moss covered oak trees, marshy waterfront piers, historic plantation style homes, and delicious southern food. Montage Palmetto Bluff is the definition of South Carolina style and luxury. With lots of options to keep your wedding intimate MPB is the perfect location for a destination wedding.

South Dakota

Meadow Barn at Country Orchards

Photo by unknown

Rustic but beautiful. The soaring rafters of the barn are perfect for draping and lighting over your reception! The grounds are filled with nicely finished elements like cocktail hour patios with fire pits, green grass fields for your ceremony, and orchards for intimate portraits.

Tennessee

Blackberry Farm

Photo by Clark Brewer

This is one of the most atmospheric venues around. It has that foggy, natural look of Scotland with the high quality of food and wine like Napa, and the quiet retreat of the mountains. If you are looking for a luxurious retreat style wedding for your loved ones then look no further, this is the place!

Texas

Barr Mansion

Photo by unknown

It's no secret that I have planned a lot of weddings in Texas. This makes it hard to pick a favorite and not ruffle my friends feathers. So, I'm going with a venue that I haven't had the chance to work at but have always wanted to! Austin is one of my favorite cities in the U.S. and I think it's a perfect place for a Texas wedding. Barr Mansion pairs a historical home with a modern greenhouse style barn with farm-to-table food.

Utah

The Blue Sky Lodge

Photo by Tec Petaja

When you think of Park City, Utah you think of mountain views and luxe ski resorts. So it's no surprise that my favorite wedding venue is both of those. I love Blue Sky Lodge because it's an Auberge resort so you'll get five star luxury but it's also charming with rustic elements, natural features, and intimate spaces. No matter the season you will have a stunning wedding at this venue.

Vermont

West Mountain Inn

Photo by First Mate Photo

If you get married in Vermont and it's not the fall does it even count? West Mountain Inn is a family run boutique inn that features organic food, intimate gathering spaces, and is surrounded by acres of forest. This is perfect for a retreat wedding weekend with options for all your wedding weekend events!

Virginia

The Clifton Inn

Photo by unknown

This classic southern estate features historic architecture, secluded gardens and a sailcloth tent for receptions. Up to twenty of your loved ones can stay on-site as the venue is also a boutique hotel. The Clifton is just a short drive away from Charlottesville delicious wineries, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, and the University of Virginia's campus. We have a gorgeous wedding coming up here in October and I can't wait!

Washington

Trinity Tree Farm

Photo by Nick Plus Dance

It's my ultimate goal in life to own a huge property (location TBD) that is part craft brewery, part Christmas tree farm, part wedding venue. So, Trinity Tree Farm is almost there! The grounds are stunning with all of the evergreen trees but the indoor spaces are also beautiful. The location is not far from Seattle so you are not far from other fun wedding weekend activities.

West Virginia

Williams Golf & Country Club

Photo by Wild Nature Photography

When I think of West Virginia I think of the Blue Ridge Mountains and winding rivers. Oh, and Dolly Parton. Williams Golf Club has stunning and sweeping views of both the mountains and river with beautiful ballrooms inside. Best of both worlds!

Wisconsin

The Riviera

Photo by unknown

Oh how I love Lake Geneva! It's in-between Chicago and Milwaukee and is the cutest little lake town! There are some historic elements that almost feel a little east coast. The Riviera is a historic building perfect for your reception and the surrounding waterfront is a great setting for a ceremony. Guests will love this quiet little getaway for your wedding!

Wyoming

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Photo by Jamye Chrisman Photography

The mountains are calling and they are calling from Jackson Hole! If you're looking for a mountain wedding weekend you should definitely consider Jackson Hole. Guests will love the Dude Ranch vibes, thousands of activity options, and the stunning views.


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