Think you need to head off to a distant land for the perfect LGBT destination wedding?
I’ve got great news for you, there are plenty of wonderful spots right here in the US!
From the East Coast to the West Coast, we’ve rounded up six cities that will make your wedding dreams come true.
We’ll even tell you our favorite places in each city to tie the knot!
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Best Places in the United States for Your LGBT Destination Wedding
According to Wedding Statistics and Honeymoon Facts & Figures by Trip Savvy, destination weddings are pretty popular these days.
In fact, 25% of all weddings are destination weddings, with 340,000 destination weddings taking place each year.
Also, 60% of destination weddings occur in a domestic location, as compared to an international (40%) location.
Want to be one of those 60% read on for the perfect cities for your LGBT destination wedding!
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1. California– San Francisco
San Francisco is the commercial, cultural and financial center of Northern California.
The LGBT culture of San Francisco is not only one of the largest, but also one of the most prominent LGBT communities in the world.
The Bluxome Street Winery is located at 53 Bluxome Street, between 4th and 5th Streets.
Bluxome is a working winery & industrial event space with an old-time feel & a tasting room serving flights.
The Conservatory of Flowers is located at 100 John F. Kennedy Drive.
Golden Gate Park’s Victorian-era glass greenhouse has more than 2,000 species of plants & flowers.
2. Florida– Miami
Miami is a major center when it comes to commerce, culture, entertainment, finance, international trade, media and the arts.
Like San Francisco, Miami also has one of the largest and the most prominent LGBT communities in the world.
The Perez Art Museum is located at 1103 Biscayne Boulevard.
It is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is located at 3251 South Miami Avenue.
According to their Facebook page, the property is a “European-inspired estate and National Historic Landmark with a Main House and formal gardens overlooking Miami’s Biscayne Bay.”
3. Hawaii– Maui
Maui is the 2nd largest Hawaiian Island and the 17th largest island in the United States.
The island is the 2nd most visited island (behind Oahu), by LGBT travelers from the U.S.
The Haiku Mill is located at 250 Haiku Road in Haiku.
According to their Facebook page, the Haiku Mill is “steeped in over 150 years of history, with roots in the island’s sugar cane industry, making it an important landmark site.”
The Travaasa Hana is located at 5031 Hana Highway in Hana.
Travaasa Hana is a 69-acre resort property, situated on the shores of Kaihalulu Bay and it is surrounded by lush grass fields and palm tree groves.
4. Illinois– Chicago
Chicago is the most populated city in Illinois, with a 2018 population of approximately 2,705,994.
The city is home to several LGBT organizations, including the Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame.
The Adler Planetarium is located at 1300 South Lake Shore Drive, located within Chicago’s 57-acre Museum Campus Park, situated along the shores of Lake Michigan.
Opening its doors on May 12, 1930, Adler is the oldest planetarium in the United States.
The Field Museum is located at 1400 South Lake Shore Drive.
It is a natural history museum with a collection of close to 40 million artifacts and specimens.
5. Massachusetts– Boston
Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States.
On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the 1st state to legalize same-sex marriage.
The Boston Public Library is located at 700 Boylston Street.
Founded in 1848, the library is the 3rd largest public library in the United States, by total collection, with over 23 million items, including atlases, books, drawings, maps, music scores, photographs, postcards and prints.
The Museum of Fine Arts is located at 465 Huntington Avenue.
It is the 5th largest museum in the United States, featuring over 450,000 works of art.
6. New York– New York City
With an estimated 2018 population of 8,398,748, New York City is the most populated city in the United States.
In his book titled- Frommer’s New York City from $90 a Day- Brian Silverman called New York City “one of the world’s largest, loudest and most powerful LGBT communities.”
The American Museum of Natural History is located at 200 Central West, on the corner of Central Park West and 79th Street, within the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, right across the street from the famous Central Park.
The museum is the world’s largest natural history museum, with more than 33 million specimens of animals, fossils, human cultural artifacts, human remains, meteorites, minerals, plants and rocks.
The New York Public Library (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building) is located at 476 5th Avenue, located in the 42nd Street-Bryant Park/Fifth Avenue, an underground subway station complex.
With close to 92 locations and nearly 53 million items, the library is the 2nd largest public library in the U.S. and the 3rd largest public library in the world.
It’s hard to choose a favorite among these perfect places in the United States for your LGBT destination wedding!
If I had to, though, I think I’d go with New York. There’s just so much to see and do there!
Plus, with several major airports in and around the city, your guests will have a much easier time finding discount airfare.
Then again, you can never go wrong with the beautiful San Francisco! Oh, or a beach wedding in Miami! Told you it was hard to choose.
Your turn! Which of these places would you choose for your LGBT destination wedding? Share below!
Deanna has a knack for finding unique vacation destinations. She regularly puts her research skills into action to find the most amazing LGBTQ-friendly honeymoon ideas.
When she’s not writing, Deanna loves listening to country music, or watching Dancing With The Stars.