Choosing your perfect location

Wherever you’ve decided to have your wedding ceremony and reception, there are so many options when it comes to the exact location for your festivities. With so many details to consider, choosing a location can be overwhelming. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite options with details about each!

Traditional Locations

If you are looking for a more traditional venue, you can never go wrong with a beautiful church or cathedral. Churches typically don’t require a lot of additional decor. Choose a few large floral arrangements, a little something to line the aisle, but a huge benefit of the church location is that it itself can be the majority of the decor you will need!


Banquet Halls & Hotels

If church weddings aren’t your thing, but you still want a classic venue, try to find a large banquet hall or hotel with a beautiful ballroom. Not only will your wedding and reception be beautiful, most banquet halls will have accommodations ready for you: DJ, florist, catering, parking, etc.


Outdoor Locations

If you’re getting married in the spring or summer months, why not try to have your wedding outdoors? There are so many incredible options when it comes to outdoor venues. Similarly to your more traditional, church wedding, you can get away with minimal decoration. There are typically no space limitations, unless you opt for a small, backyard wedding. Outdoor weddings are a beautiful opportunity to enjoy the weather. Just don’t forget to have a backup location in case of rain!


Other Locations

Maybe none of these locations strike your fancy? Be creative and try to find venues that aren’t so stereotypical. Perhaps a library, greenhouse, zoo, or even a museum!  The possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing a location for your wedding, so don’t settle for something less than perfect!



6 Responses to “Choosing your perfect location”
  1. My sister loves the idea of getting married in a large banquet hall. She’s getting married soon and that’s all she can think about. It’s nice, too, that most places like that will have accommodations for you, like you said. I’m sure she’d love something like the picture you showed!

  2. Deanna Jones says:

    I liked your suggestion to have my wedding in a banquet hall. My fiance and I want to have a wedding outside of a church wedding, but we need an indoor wedding because we’re getting married this winter. A banquet hall would be the perfect location to hold the ceremony before the reception. Thanks for the tips!

  3. Braden Bills says:

    My son is planning his wedding, so I decided to show him some of these for inspiration. He really likes the idea of having a wedding at the zoo. I think that would be really cool, especially with the giraffe. Maybe they could even have a monkey be the ring bearer!

  4. This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that banquet halls will have accommodations ready for your wedding. My fiance and I are going to be getting married this summer, so we’re trying to find a good venue for it. We’re not marrying in a church, but I’d still like that classical feel, and it would be convenient to have accommodations already at the venue, so we’ll definitely look into finding a good banquet hall. Thanks for the great post!

  5. Sandra says:

    I should have had my wedding at the zoo! That would be so fun. I think the only problem would be that my dress is white and there could be “other colors” all over the place. Still, it would have been awesome!

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