When it comes to great venue options to consider for your LGBT wedding, there’s definitely no shortage of ideas!
If you find a place that can hold your guest list and that allows parties, you’re pretty much golden!
Of course, some venues are definitely better than others.
While it may sound fun in theory to hold your ceremony 16,000 feet in the air as you skydive out of a plane, I’m betting at least some of your guests won’t be too thrilled!
Fortunately, there’s a plethora of other venue options that allow you to express your individuality while keeping your guests’ feet firmly planted on the ground!
Read on for 12 of our favorite places to hold your LGBT wedding!
Great Wedding Venue Options for Your LGBT Wedding
Your wedding venue is a big deal because it is the “meat” of your wedding day.
The good news is that it is possible for you to choose a wedding venue that you’ll actually like and one that your guests will enjoy as well. Keep reading to find out what they are!
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Is there really anything better than getting married among the smell of the ocean air with your toes in the sand and the waves crashing in the background?
2. Botanical Garden
Nature lovers take notice! If you’re looking for the perfect wedding venue, look no further than a botanical garden.
Botanical gardens feature blossoming flowers, gorgeous fountains and tree-lined walkways.
And since botanical gardens provide their own natural beauty, you won’t need a whole lot of added décor.
So, what are some awesome options?
Castles provide a classic, enchanting vibe that will make you feel like you’ve just stepped out of a fairytale.
The best part is that you don’t have to travel to London in order to feel like royalty on your wedding day, since there are some beautiful castles right here in the U.S. Need some inspiration?
4. Country Club
With both indoor and outdoor event space options, as well as perfectly manicured golf courses, country clubs make the ideal wedding venue.
And to relieve some of that wedding planning stress, many country clubs offer one-stop shopping with on-site caterers, florists, etc.
5. Historic Library
Historic libraries are a wedding venue that bibliophiles will absolutely love.
There’s nothing quite like getting married among the best classic tales and love stories that the world has to offer.
Hotels are the perfect wedding venue, especially if you are having out-of-town guests, because they have built-in accommodations allowing you to reserve a block of rooms at a discounted rate.
Also, with hotel weddings you don’t have to worry about renting things like chairs, tables, linens, dishes, stemware and silverware.
Mansions are charming wedding venues that offer a sense of nostalgia and are usually set on several acres of beautiful gardens, lush lawns and/or picturesque views.
Mansions are perfect for couples who have a knack for architectural details, a love of the outdoors and a passion for history.
There are thousands of museums across the United States featuring every subject and topic imaginable, including aviation, living history, maritime, military and war, natural history, science and technology.
Museums showcase amazing exhibits, curated collections and dramatic architecture.
Need an idea or two?
9. National Park
Did you know that you can get married at a national park? National parks are ideal for small weddings (50 people or less), medium-sized weddings (50-150 guests) and large weddings (150+ attendees).
These parks provide beautiful backdrops for your wedding day, especially for your wedding photos.
Foodies rejoice! If you’re looking for a wedding venue with great food in an intimate setting, a restaurant may be the option for you.
The best part of getting married at a restaurant?
Things like chairs and tables, linens, dishware, glassware, silverware and service staff are already built-in for you.
As William Shakespeare penned in his pastoral comedy- As You Like It- “All the World’s A Stage.”
For those theatre aficionado couples out there, a theatre is the perfect wedding venue. Need a bit of help?
Wine enthusiasts will enjoy getting married at a vineyard. Vineyards feature an abundant supply of awesome wine, as well as some gorgeous scenery.
Struggling for ideas?
From unique museums to fairy tale castles to traditional hotels & gardens, as I said, it’s not hard to find stunning wedding venue options!
I hope you enjoy our recommendations! We’d love to hear from you!
Tell us below, what are some of your favorite wedding venue options to consider? If you’re already married, where did you tie the knot?
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.