What better way to start your new life than in the season of new growth and love? Here are our picks for the most unforgettable spring wedding venues in America.
Washington Vineyard & Winery
In 2015, the Washington Vineyard & Winery was named one of the best locations to host a wedding within the state by Washington Tasting Room Magazine. The winery is just north of Seattle and offers picturesque venues throughout the property that can accommodate up to 300 guests. The best part? You and your wedding party can enjoy a selection of fine wines to complement your meal.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
A wedding at the Dallas Arboretum is one your guests won't soon forget. The Arboretum offers both indoor and outdoor options. For a majestic, luxurious day turn to the Arboretum's DeGolyer Estate. For an indoor wedding with an scenic view of the Downtown Dallas skyline and White Rock Lake, the "A Tasteful Place" fruit, vegetable and herb garden venue is available.
The heart of Atlanta is home to a wedding venue oddity, the Oakland Cemetery. This garden cemetery is filled with history including graves of early architects to Civil War soldiers and Civil Rights pioneers.
Most people wouldn't think to get married at a graveyard, but local photographers say this is one of the best venues in the city. The cemetery even provides a guided tour of the grounds during cocktail hour, perfect for history buffs.
The Saguaro Palm Springs
As an LGBT favorite, Saguaro Palm Springs is a wedding site bursting with color. This venue has a newly renovated ballroom with a pool in addition to mountain views. The property's private terrace has exposed, elevated ceilings and custom lighting that modern style enthusiasts just can't get enough of.
Newseum Washington D.C.
The Newseum offers a beautiful view of the Capitol, which makes for a gorgeous ceremony backdrop. The venue also offers various room sizes, perfect for intimate or large-scale events. As another enticing detail, the dining options come from rave-reviewed Wolfgang Puck Catering.
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
A candlelit outdoor ceremony at Hacienda Del Sol makes for an unforgettable, romantic atmosphere in Tucson, Arizona. This resort offers Southwestern-inspired decor, cocktails in the library, a patio facing the botanical gardens and is surrounded by views of the mountain.
Lowndes Grove Plantation
Lowndes Grove Plantation is a perfect wedding venue for hopeless romantics, as it embodies every bit of Charleston's Southern charm. The plantation features 1786-era architecture with period furnishings, a 750-square-foot piazza overlooking the river, a live oak grove and elegant decor perfect for both casual and lavish ceremonies.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Art lovers, look no further. ICA-Boston has it all: breathtaking views of the Boston harbor, striking pieces of art and creative cuisine. The State Street Corporation Lobby will have your wedding decorated with contemporary art or, in the face of inclement weather, the event can be held in the Putnam Investments Plaza.
"Gorgeous," "breathtaking" and "elegant" are just a few words that newlyweds used to describe their nuptials at The Columns. This venue in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, has almost two dozen marble pillars, two floors of entertainment space and it holds 200 to 800 guests. The large columns and high ceilings make a picture-perfect, fairytale wedding space.
What better place to come together for new beginnings than one surrounded by new life? Just one of Orlando's cherished wedding destinations, the Leu Gardens are filled with thousands of beautiful plants across more than 20 different collections, making the perfect photo opportunity for the wedding party and guests.
The Pearl is where art and nature meet. Urbanites with an eye for style will not soon forget the modern, eclectic feel at The Pearl. Just as the art in this space tells the story of San Francisco's evolution, The Pearl will have you telling stories of your own for decades to come.
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Take your pick of the gardens, the Palm House, or the Atrium at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. The gardens make for an unforgettable outdoor ceremony; the Palm House has an outdoor terrace for cocktail hour and an elegant glass-walled indoor space; and the Atrium has a "living roof" of native grasses and wildflowers.
Tern Lake Inn
Tern Lake Inn is a romantic retreat in Moose Pass, Alaska. You and 80 of your closest friends and family can gather near the mountainside for a quiet, scenic ceremony.
Mississippi Gardens in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is located right along the Mississippi River. This venue offers the best of both worlds—an indoor wedding and a scenic view. The ballroom's massive windows run from floor to ceiling in order to create a view of the property's large trees and flower gardens.
Olowalu Plantation House
The waves on the island of Maui are bound to calm your wedding jitters. The Olowalo Planation House sits right on the ocean side, perfect for a wedding under the palm trees. The breeze, the green lawn and beachfront views are unbeatable.