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21 of the most romantic wedding venues in the United States

March 23, 2023

Ah, the venue. One of the most important decisions you’ll make during the planning process is where to exchange those vows. Not only do you want the perfect spot to say I Do, but to celebrate with guests and keep them comfortable and carefree. And if your dream wedding is the stuff of fairytales, you’re probably hunting for the most romantic wedding venues. In the past we’ve shared our favorite SoCal wedding venues but today we’re expanding our search throughout the United States to bring you our top spaces for a storybook romance…

romantic wedding at The Little Nell -
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21 romantic wedding venues in the United States

The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado

When it comes to romantic wedding venues, you might be looking for one with majestic views, like The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado. A luxury five-star resort, The Little Nell features luxury accommodations, renowned dining, and some of the most beautiful mountain views you’ll find in the country. It’s also set up appropriately for even the most intimate weddings all the way on up to those with 500-guest receptions. Choose a date during your favorite season to make the most of the backdrops you dream of!

Romantic wedding venues in the US - Ferry Building wedding
Photo by Lacie Hansen

The Ferry Building in San Francisco

The Ferry Building in San Francisco is a spectacular way to soak in the romance without leaving the city. While there are several spaces within the venue to chose from for your ceremony and reception, the iconic Grand Hall stuns with its overarching skylights and historic surroundings.

Romantic wedding venues in Florida- Sav & Cam
Photo by Sav & Cam

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami

Heading to the East Coast, the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami, Florida is a National Historic Landmark with gardens on Biscayne Bay. You can choose from daytime garden and courtyard ceremonies or an evening affair (we even shared a nighttime wedding there years back!) and enjoy almost endless spots for beautiful portraits. See more from the Vizcaya Museum wedding shown above here!

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Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California

In Carmel, the beautiful Santa Lucia Preserve is a private 20,000 acre nature preserve, historic Hacienda, and a barn venue with a 100 year old barn on-site. Say I Do surrounded by Redwoods or the rolling hills — there are tons of ways to make this romantic wedding venue your own. See this Santa Lucia Preserve wedding here!

Santa Lucia Preserve wedding
Meg Messina Photography

Santa Lucia Preserve wedding
Meg Messina Photography


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Simply Sarah Photography

Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina

Known for its grandeur and elegance, the Biltmore Estate among the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina, is not only a breathtaking historic house, but the 8,000 acre property features a winery, gardens, and eight different spaces on site to choose from for I Do.

Sea Island Resort Wedding
Photo by Liz Banfield

Sea Island Resort in Georgia

The Sea Island Resort in Sea Island, Georgia is the only resort in the world to achieve four Forbes Five Stars 15 years in a row. The private island features five miles of private beaches among a lush coastal setting. On the island, The Cloister features 9 romantic wedding venues – like a wine cellar, terrace, chapel, ballroom, and more.

Romantic wedding venues in Atlanta / photo by Lupins and Lava
Photo: Lupins and Lava

Summerour in Atlanta, Georgia

Also in Georgia, you can find modern romance at Summerour in Atlanta. This historic building is a refurbished warehouse with a loft-like feel updated in 2005 by renowned architect Keith Summerour. What makes it so romantic? The charming Tuscan-inspired courtyard, the grand library staircase, and airy open layout. See more from this this wedding at Summerhour here.

Romantic San Ysidro Ranch wedding
Kelly Brown Weddings

San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara’s San Ysidro Ranch offers storybook settings for both intimate and large weddings surrounded by the Santa Ynez Mountains and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. They also have a lush garden space and historic landmark, The Old Abode, that dates back to 1825! Other spaces on the property include an intimate wine cellar and carriage house, and restaurants. See more from the intimate garden wedding above, here!

Graystone Quarry wedding
Photo by Abby Bekah

Graystone Quarry in Franklin, Tennessee

Looking for Southern charm? Just south of Nashville, Graystone Quarry sits on a quarry amongst meadows, forests, streams and ponds, making it a uniquely romantic location to tie the knot. Spaces are built with the quarry’s limestone and adorned in antiques and handmade accents. Besides the impressive views, their Hillside Pavilion offers a dreamy, open glass space for ceremonies, and their Gathering Hall features a unique barn-meets-lodge style reception space.

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens wedding
Jess McGill Photography

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville

Another romantic venue in Nashville is the historic Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, known for its antique art collections, outdoor sculptures, gardens, and historic estate on the 55 acre property. These ceremony views from their wisteria arbor have us sold!

Firefly Lane chapel
Black Mountain Photo + Cinema

Firefly Lane in Dickson, Tennessee

Yet another beautiful venue in Tennessee, Firefly Lane allows you to choose to celebrate from an open air chapel or climate controlled barn in their beautiful wooded location. They also have stylish bridal and groom’s suites to enjoy with your wedding party.

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses at romantic wedding venue in Charleston
Photo: Julia Wade

Kiawah River in Johns Island, South Carolina

Part of the Charleston Sea Islands, Kiawah River in Johns Island, SC offers several beautiful natural locations for your wedding ceremony: the farmhouse grounds with its grand oak trees, the spring house along the waterfront, and the brand new (opening late 2023) hall, a versatile gatherings pace with 360 degree views. See more from this fall Charleston wedding inspired by Tuscany here.

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Magical desert wedding at romantic wedding venue

Magical desert wedding at romantic wedding venue

Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah

For those looking for modern romance in the Southwest, Amangiri is a luxury five-star resort in Utah set against red-rock country near Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. This venue is for the couple who dreams of show-stopping natural views and modern luxury, all off the beaten path. Amangiri is also a coveted honeymoon locale, if that’s what you’re looking for.

PS See more incredible desert wedding venues here!

Romantic wedding at The Providence Cotton Mill
Tayler Ashley Photography

The Providence Cotton Mill in Maiden, NC

If historic buildings, open air spaces, and white-washed walls strike your fancy, not to mention lush greenery, The Providence Cotton Mill in North Carolina is worth a closer peek. The main hall is a breezy 10,000 square foot open space that’s perfect for ceremonies, receptions, or both. They also have plenty of outdoor space if you prefer a ceremony on the lawn against the brick backdrop of the Mill.

Historic Haiku Mill wedding
Photo: Melia Lucida

Haiku Mill in Maui

Sometimes it’s hard to believe a tropical oasis like Maui is here in the US! “Old World Europe meets natural Hawaiian splendor” at the Historic Haiku Mill in Maui with over 150 years of history. If your idea of romance is being surrounded by breathtaking lush gardens, then this botanical paradise is for you. See the rest of this Haiku Mill wedding adorned in babies breath here.

Romantic maximalist wedding with gorgeous floral arch
Abby Jiu Photography

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Abby Jiu Photography

Meridian House in Washington, DC

The Meridian House in Washington DC features idyllic gardens and grand architectural details throughout its two historic houses on site, which form a city block. This venue is considered to be some of the finest French urban architecture you can find in the States. The House is filled with art set among its painterly interiors, and the Linden grove outside makes for a gorgeous ceremony setup amongst European trees. Get a closer peek at this dreamy venue as you peruse Summer and Scott’s maximalist wedding here!

floral wedding dress
Photo by Tenth and Grace

floral wedding dress
Photo by Tenth and Grace

Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego

In sunny San Diego, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a luxury wedding venue five miles from the Pacific coast. This Mediterranean style property boasts dramatic vistas, romantic venues, elegant accommodations and award-winning dining, not to mention a spa, salon, and golf. Our favorite part? The blushy terracotta walls and teal accents and the destination wedding feel.

Most romantic wedding venues - New Orleans
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romantic New Orleans wedding.
Photo: The September Company

Marigny Opera House in New Orleans

The Marigny Opera House in New Orleans has a history dating back to the 1840s. Originally a church, the venue has since been converted into a performing arts space and philanthropic community. (Oh, and it just so happens to be where Solange Knowles married director Alan Ferguson back in 2014.) Get a better sense of the space by scrolling through the romantic New Orleans wedding shown above.

Romantic wedding venues - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography
Jeremy Chou Photography

Romantic wedding venues - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography
Jeremy Chou Photography

Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards

One of the most iconic wedding venues in Southern California, Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards boasts a Tuscan style villa completely surrounded by their own vineyard and stunning views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Not to mention the allure of a ceremony or portraits on their helipad and cliffs! Check out the rest of this dreamy wedding editorial (with incredible dresses too!) to get a better sense of all the spaces and views this venue has to offer.

Romantic wedding at The Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland

The George Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland

If you’re looking for an ultra romantic indoor venue on the East Coast, The George Peabody Library offers a magical backdrop featuring six tiers of over 300,000 volumes of books in what is known as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. For winter wedding inspiration in the library, see this this romantic library wedding here.

The most romantic wedding venues in the US - photo by Lucy Struve
Photo: Lucy Struve

The Greenhouse at Driftwood in Texas

Greenhouse venues always make for romantic weddings with their airy spaces and impressive botanicals. The Greenhouse at Driftwood in the heart of Texas Hill Country is particularly special with its three-story tropical greenhouse and adjacent desert greenhouse in addition to lawn settings, gardens, a ceremony deck bordered by ponds, and tented area.