As all engaged couples know, the only thing more important than your wedding hashtag, is choosing a venue that is as memorable as it is Instagrammable. With spring and summer wedding seasons upon us, couples from coast to coast are seeking out the most beautiful venues for their special day.
From a grand Beaux Arts style hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, to a resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean, offering dramatic views from its location perched atop a bluff in Jenner, California, a social media-ready venue won’t take a team of planners to find.
Timber Cove Resort (Jenner, CA)
Perched atop a dramatic bluff along California’s Highway 1, where the redwoods meet the sea, Timber Coveoffers endless rugged coastline views perfect for tying the knot. Timber Cove features two areas for reception space including The Ansel Adams Room (up to 60 people) featuring hardwood floor, floor-to-ceiling windows with cove views of the Pacific Ocean, and the South Deck which is an elegant deck secluded from traditional Pacific Ocean wind guest.
Timber Cove Resort has capacity for up to 120 guests, for rehearsals dinners, wedding brunches and wedding ceremonies. The resort offers a variety of dinner and brunch packages, served plated or family style giving plenty of options of any type of wedding celebration!
The Sanctuary Beach Resort (Marina, CA)
At The Sanctuary Beach Resort weddings can be as unique and beautiful as the venue itself. With luxurious accommodations and unbeatable coastal location, The Sanctuary Beach Resort specializes in hosting breathtaking waterfront ceremonies that range from rustic to luxurious.
Receptions and sit down dinners can be held in the newly opened Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette with unique catering menus that Chef David Baron (formerly of Michelin-rated restaurants like Coi and Atelier Crenn) has created including: Wood-grilled Oysters; Short Rib Ravioli with short ribs braised in red wine, black truffle cream sauce and roasted mushrooms, and Pan-roasted Branzino with roasted fennel and citrus emulsion.
Hotel Colonnade (Coral Gables, FL)
Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables is a retreat adjacent to the renowned Miracle Mile shopping district, with its stylish shops, art galleries and the upscale Shops at the Village of Merrick Park, all easily accessible. Originally developed in the 1920s, the Colonnade building was designed by famed architect Phineas Paist in the lavish and grandiose Beaux Arts style, which also incorporated hints of Floridian flare.
Today, Hotel Colonnade offers dashes of European elegance, sophisticated social spaces and an unparalleled location on the Miracle Mile, making it a property unlike any other in Miami. The 23,000 square feet of refined function space includes a 60-foot dome in the hotel’s neoclassical marble-tiled rotunda, sunbathed rooftop terrace, the elegant galleria with sky-high ceilings, classic Merrick Ballroom and the Aragon space, for more intimate affairs.
Mondrian South Beach (Miami, FL)
Away from the bustle of Miami Beach’s tourist center, Mondrian South Beach pioneers the growing neighborhood of Biscayne Bay, offering one-of-a-kind views of the glittering waterway and Magic City skyline. The indoor/outdoor venues set the tone for an unforgettable event.
Mondrian wedding weekend perks include a welcome glass of champagne for guests, a couples massage from the signature GUYandGIRL Spa, a complimentary cabana for the day after the wedding at Mondrian’s world-class pool and two complimentary room upgrades.
Natchez Hills Vineyard & Winery (Hampshire, TN)
Nestled among the rolling hills of Tennessee, lies Natchez Hills Vineyard & Winery; a boutique family vineyard that’s rustic, romantic and chockfull of Southern charm. The 3-acre vineyard offers brides and grooms, along with their closest friends and family, the opportunity to enjoy a breathtaking ceremony, followed by an unforgettable star-lit reception.
Additional amenities include a European-style tasting room, as well as an indoor event center with a state-of-the-art sound system, full bar and beautiful chandeliers.
Union Station Hotel Nashville (Nashville, TN)
Originally built in 1900 as the city’s train station, Union Station Hotel, an Autograph Collection hotel, serves as a premier destination for weddings in Nashville, boasting late-Romanesque Revival architecture and extraordinary historic craftsmanship throughout with 11,000 square feet of versatile and creative space.
The 100-year-old Tiffany-style stained-glass in the lobby atrium, original tile and Kentucky limestone are introduced to modern furnishings, newly-transformed luxury accommodations, dazzling light fixtures and stunning vistas of the downtown Nashville skyline; a surreal backdrop for an unforgettable experience.
Avenue (Long Branch, NJ)
Avenue is a sprawling Atlantic Oceanfront event space and restaurant where couples can enjoy both beach ceremonies and outdoor terrace poolside ceremonies with a full view of the seemingly endless sandy beach and vast Atlantic Ocean.
Avenue’s reception specialty is an indoor-outdoor cocktail party with décor like iron and glass lanterns placed atop the rustic wooden cocktail tables that surround the shimmering pool, and twinkling lights strung beneath the canopy of the outdoor fireplace lounge.
Whiskey Ranch (Fort Worth, TX)
Amaze your guests with a wedding at the largest whiskey distillery west of the Mississippi. Whiskey Ranch is set on a 112-acre pastoral setting and offers sweeping views of downtown Fort Worth. The destination blends the masculine scent of whiskey and oak barrels with a lush landscape and the rustic romance of a Texas ranch, providing the perfect locale for any wedding.
The Adolphus (Dallas, TX)
Known as Dallas’ first luxury hotel, The Adolphus is an integral part of the city’s history and culture and recently underwent an expansive restoration. The Century Ballroom and The French Room provide the perfect backdrop for a luxe, romantic rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception. The hotel’s storied past is both celebrated and re-imagined, creating a sense of discovery at every turn.
The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa (Manchester, VT)
Nestled among Vermont’s Green Mountains, The Equinox provides an idyllic backdrop for any wedding celebration. The resort showcases several breathtaking indoor and outdoor venues for wedding occasions, including their picturesque ‘Pond Pavilion’ and the ‘Meadow House’ located on a private lush landscape set against a lily pond and beneath the mountains. Whether it’s a lavish banquet or an intimate gathering, The Equinox goes beyond expectations for a couple’s special day.