Ask any girl, engaged or single, and it’s almost a guarantee she’ll know the sort of place she wants to have her dream wedding. Whether it be a tropical-themed gathering by the beach or a rustic sort of occasion on a ranch, every couple has their own ideas and personal style when it comes to the big day.
But where can you make those wedding dreams come true? Depending on the type of nuptial ceremony you want – beach, mountain, ranch, urban, or lake – here are the best wedding locations in the US to tie the knot.
Beach Wedding – Hawaii
Endless beaches, sapphire waters and a that relaxed, island vibe, there’s no better place to have a destination wedding in the USA than its most famous island state. Hawaii is known as a tropical paradise for weddings and honeymoons alike. On top of having breathtaking natural backdrops for the ceremony, like Makena Cove; Maui and Makapu’u Beach; Oahu, Hawaii also has a wide range of hotels to host your reception and serve as accommodation to your wedding guests. The Knot recommends Travaasa Hana; Maui, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai; Big Island and Princeville at Hanalei; Kauai.
Mountain Wedding – Colorado
The Rocky Mountains offer a dramatic backdrop to any couples special day. Known for its skiing, Colorado would make a perfect mountain wedding location, as well as winter wedding location. While high-end restaurants and five-star accommodation seem to have bombarded this state’s most scenic towns, like Vail and Aspen, it still maintains its clean natural landscape. Some of CBS Denver’s picks for top wedding venues in Colorado include the Chapel at Red Rocks and Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park. Both offer a phenomenal outdoor, forest setting with rocky views.
Rustic Wedding – Texas
Rustic ranch weddings have risen in popularity recently. An old barn decked out with lanterns, perfect flower displays and a live band make for a relaxed reception. Add a reclusive location with rolling farmland and you can expect stunning wedding photos. If you’re looking for open land miles away from anywhere else to party all night long, head no further than one of Texas’ many ranches. Several ranches in the state are open to wedding services, including Rockin’ C Ranch in Lindale, which is set amongst forest and has a lake, and Stone Oak Ranch in Murchison, which has a large barn and chapel.
Lake Wedding – Michigan
For those who want to have a wedding on the lake, America’s five Great Lakes area a good place to start. Though these iconic waterways hit the shores of several states, Michigan is the perfect location to find that tranquil setting that most expect with a wedding by the lake. Whether you want to have your wedding and reception literally at sea while sailing by Michigan’s charming shoreline with Port City Princess Cruise or you opt for a barefoot wedding on the calm shores of Lake Michigan Bluff, lake weddings in this state are charming and natural.
Urban Wedding – Boston
Out of all the types of weddings in the list, this one might be most controversial. What about Central Park in New York or the Bay in San Francisco? They’re all nice, but as far as elegant and clean cityscapes go – Boston takes the cake. The city has an old world charm and is especially stunning at Autumn when the leaves change. Whether you want to have a grand wedding and reception at Boston Public Library or a more modern wedding on top of the city at the State Room, Boston has something for you.
Did we miss somewhere? Where in the USA is your dream wedding location?