Every wedding needs a romantic destination to set the mood for a magical and special day. But who says you have to fly to Europe, Africa, or any faraway place in order to have a perfect destination wedding?
Forget about plane hopping to distant places. Stay domestic and have the wedding of your dreams in the United States. No location is too far afield... be it a tree house in Washington, a vineyard in California, or an antique shop in San Francisco.
Check out these 5 great summer destination wedding locations in the US!
Dubbed as a wedding oasis, Washington offers couples plenty of romantic venues to tie the knot -- saying "I do" along the shores of Pacific Beach, under the rainforest canopy at Sol Duc Hot Springs or on a ferry sailing within Washington's beautiful water options is perfect.
Unique destination wedding locations
The Tree house Point in Ussaquah is one of the most unique and whimsical wedding destinations. Located 30 minutes from Seattle, the place is tucked in a lovely forest. You and your guest will love this one-of-a-kind experience brimming with enchantment.
Seattle's Sodo Part also makes an amazing backdrop for a wedding, particularly if you're into industrial chic. "Things are amazing... Everything at the venue went great and we have heard so many compliments on the space", said one satisfied couple and we couldn't agree more! The place certainly looks wonderful with all the reclaimed lighting fixtures and exposed beams.
Napa Valley & Sonoma Valley top wedding destinations in the US
Lush valleys, rolling hills, and acres upon acres of vineyards -- these are just a few of the stunning landscapes you'll discover in the Napa and Sonoma regions of California.
This area is the home of delicious wines and world-class restaurants.
You and your guests can explore the town and savor the tastes of wine and delectable food. Make your special day perfect and memorable by taking your guests for a magical hot-air balloon ride.
Top Destination Wedding locations
For a gorgeous outdoor wedding with a touch of modern elegance, Beaulieu Garden tops the list.
Beaulieu's quarter-mile driveway lined with magnificent sycamore trees framing the vineyard beyond provides a dramatic entrance for you and your guests. The picturesque gardens and pools provide a spectacular canvas to capture the beauty of your special day.
The historic B&B, Applewood Inn, is another great California wedding venue. Sunny terraces and lush gardens abound at this location. Surrounded by statues and fountains, Applewood's beautiful gazebo is truly an enchanting spot to tie the knot with your special someone.
Why go to Mexico or the Caribbean when Florida is closer and just as beautiful.
Renowned for amusement parks and various outdoor sports like golf, fishing, surfing and parasailing, Florida has a lot to offer. From its lush tropical settings to romantic sunsets, Florida is a great summer wedding destination in US.
Great Wedding Spots
Say "I do" on a secluded island at Little Palm Island Resort and Spa. Situated in Little Torch Key, this resort accommodates nuptials with up to 40 quests. One couple who had their destination wedding on the island couldn't thank the resort enough for their service and attention to detail. "We will never forget our perfect little, intimate and romantic wedding. It was everything we wanted and more,” they gushed.
On the other hand, if you've always been dreaming of a wedding in Europe but traveling overseas is not an option, consider Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This 'stunningly beautiful American villa is in the heart of Miami. It is a true hidden jewel and is a spectacular place to be married'.
San Francisco, California
San Francisco, a hilly seaside city, is teeming with unique wedding nuptial backdrops. It offers everything from picturesque cliffs to intriguing neighborhoods and the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge. You can take your guests bar hopping around the Mission District or to Haight-Ashbury for a couple of hours of thrift shopping.
Best Wedding Destination Locations
Looking for a one-of-a-kind place to say "I do"? Big Daddy's Antiques is a great idea. It is unique to San Francisco and is known as the retailer of reproductions and antiques. Take it from Hilary who fell in love with this antique warehouse, "as soon as I walked in, I knew immediately that this was where Arthur and I were getting married."
New York City
Tying the knot in the Big Apple during summer will not bring worries. New York City has plenty of excitement and fun to offer your wedding guest - including crazy-fun nightlife, Broadway shows, four-star restaurants, galleries and museums, and innumerable tourist attractions like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Times Square.
On top of these activities, wedding resources abound in this busy city including florists, caterers, photographers and bands.
Great Wedding Destination Spots
Mandarin Oriental is one of New York's most established hotels. The on-site spa provides a lengthy treatment menu for couples and wedding guests and there's a massive ballroom that offers lovely views of Manhattan. This hotel is a perfect place to eat, drink, and be merry (or, in this case, be married); even precious guests of the place agree.
Metropolitan Building is another great venue for weddings and receptions. Location in Queens, this place is filled with old-world charm and French-inspired decor. If vintage is you and your hubby's thing, Metropolitan Building is for you.