12 Great Venue Options to Consider for Your LGBT Wedding

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!

When it comes to great wedding venue options to consider for your big day, there's definitely no shortage of ideas! Check out 12 we adore!

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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When it comes to great wedding venue options to consider for your LGBT wedding, there's definitely no shortage of ideas! Check out 12 we adore!

1. Beach

Bethells Beach 3 September 2006

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?

Need some ideas? Check out Coronado Island in San Diego, California or Cannon Beach in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

2. Botanical Garden

Porthole 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?

How about the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York or the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Dallas, Texas.

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3. Castle

Castle ?

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?

Check out the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York.

4. Country Club

Walloon 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.

Need some help coming up with ideas? Check out The King Kamehameha Golf Club in Wailuku, Hawaii or the Loch Nairn Golf Club in Avondale, Pennsylvania.

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.

You may want to consider the Harold Washington Library Center (Chicago Public Library’s Main Branch) in Chicago, Illinois or the George Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland.

6. Hotel

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.

Some great options to consider are the Caribe Royale All-Suites Hotel in Orlando, Florida, The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada and the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson in Seattle, Washington.

7. Mansion

The Mansion, Roundhay Park: South Front

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.

Need an idea or two? How about the Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia or the Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa in Sharon, Pennsylvania.

8. Museum

Natural Museum of Natural History in DC

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?

How about the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York or The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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.

Two beautiful national parks to consider for your wedding are Yosemite National Park in California and Acadia National Park in Maine.

10. Restaurant


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.

Where do you find these foodie favorites? Check out Gannon’s Restaurant in Wailea, Hawaii or The Court of Two Sisters in New Orleans, Louisiana.

11. Theatre


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?

Look into the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia or the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

12. Vineyard


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?

Check out the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, California or the Biltmore Winery at Antler Hill Village in Asheville, North Carolina.

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?

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