Everyone wants their wedding day to be perfect, and choosing the best venue to say your vows, and celebrate with your closest friends and family can be difficult. If you're planning an outdoor wedding, consider these eight great venues, scattered across the country, all of which will help make your big day both memorable and beautiful.
Vail MountainVail, Colorado 1 of 9
Though the mountain views are stunning, what makes this venue unique is the wedding deck. This outdoor amphitheater, built into the mountain, creates a striking backdrop of towering mountains as you recite your vows. The unique and majestic scenery will make your wedding one to remember.
Dreher Island State Recreation AreaProsperity, South Carolina 2 of 9
With five villas, you can enjoy the benefits of a natural setting and still have plenty of room to get ready for the big day. The pristine waters of Lake Murray and an abundance of colorful wildflowers set the stage for an impressive outdoor wedding in the depths of nature. Learn more about the venue.
Edson Hill ManorStowe, Vermont 3 of 9
Guests will be impressed from the beginning. While driving to the venue, you're surrounded by mountain top views and a charming landscape. A dirt road winds through a tall forest of trees, leading you to the quaint manor. Here your guests can stay all weekend long to enjoy a serene, New England wedding weekend.
Yosemite National ParkYosemite Village, California 4 of 9
If you've ever wanted to visit the Half Dome, now's the time to do it. With a wedding site at the dome, El Capitan and Bridalveil Fall, you'll not only have an amazing wedding, but also experience some of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the U.S. You need a special use permit, so be sure to schedule the ceremony six months to a year in advance to handle any issues that may arise.
Bahia Honda State ParkBig Pine Key, Florida 5 of 9
Warm sea breezes and a perfect ocean setting make this island state park wedding-worthy. Take advantage of Bahia Honda's natural wonders, and plan a weekend of snorkeling, boating, sunning and swimming with friends and family. Don't forget to book the six Cabins, making it easy to keep your wedding party on site.
Santa Barbara Zoological GardensSanta Barbara, California 6 of 9
The buzzing town of Santa Barbara plays host to wedding ceremonies at the Zoological Gardens, where 30 acres of pristine plant life create an unforgettable setting for getting hitched. Despite the location's popularity, you'll have a private ceremony, tucked away in the Palm Garden, surrounded by bright exotic plants and towering palm trees.
Haiku GardensKaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii 7 of 9
Leave the stress of wedding planning behind and head to this tropical paradise. Turquoise water, clear skies and a relaxed setting provide the ultimate space for a romantic outdoor wedding. Celebrate your union with friends and family on four acres of unspoiled land, surrounded by plush gardens.
Buffumville LakeCharlton, Massachusetts 8 of 9
This lakefront park offers all the space you need for a comfortable outdoor wedding. Surrounded by white pine, red maple and birch, Buffumville Lake creates a picturesque view for your ceremony and reception. Two picnic areas provide backup in the event that bad weather rolls in.