Venue Choice is Important: Five Gorgeous Wedding Venues

| Inspiration, Wedding Ideas

I think the venue choice for your wedding is one of the most important aspects of the whole day, because the style and interiors of the venue set the entire theme of the wedding.

This is why it’s so important to choose a venue that truly fits your style. 


I’ve seen so many weddings in stark and bare hotel ballrooms – I honestly don’t like them at all!

There are so many spaces to hold your reception that are different, you just have to think out of the box a bit. 

When looking for a venue, don’t rule out any possibility.

Museums, music venues, historical homes/buildings, and restaurants all make gorgeous reception venues.


I’ve chosen a few venues that I think are absolutely stunning, and with the perfect decoration design you really can’t go wrong in creating a wedding full of beauty and personality.

Union Hill Inn – Sonora, CA

The brick walls and wood floor create such a warm feeling in this venue.

It’s perfect for a vintage rustic wedding, but could also be a great venue for a very elegant and upscale wedding as well.

And those chandeliers? Wow.

Photo by One Love Photo




The Metropolitan Building – Queens, NY

How perfect for a Marie Antoinette, vintage style wedding?

The luscious carpeted floors and tall ceilings along with the vintage furniture make this the perfect color palate for a soft, vintage wedding.

I see a color palate of peach, deep teal and ivory. Love this.

Photo by Heather of Oak Street Studio



Cafe Brauer (Great Hall), Chicago IL

As a born and raised Midwestern girl, I had to find a venue somewhat close to home. And this is it.

Again – the high ceilings and wood floors are stunning. A reception here would be gorgeous in the daytime and would be absolutely stunning in the evening.

I picture a late dinner and slow dancing the night away. 

Luxurious and elegant.

Photo by Dennis Lee Photography


Arts Incubator Space, Kansas City, MO

This venue is absolutely stunning.

If I lived in Kansas City at the time of my wedding, THIS would have been my venue.

The distressed wooden floors and cinderblock walls create such a rustic feel. And I cannot get enough of that fabric hanging alter.

I love everything about this. 

Unfortunately, the Arts Incubator Space in Kansas City has been shut down for a few months due to the building being unstable, causing all the brides who had weddings booked through November to find a different venue.

I would risk my life to get married in an unstable building if it looked like that – just sayin’! 

Photos by  Scott Townsley




The State Room in Boston, MA

Entire walls of windows overlooking the city, gorgeous wood floors?

This venue would not need much decoration, just because of the sheer size and beauty of the room.

I picture a loft-style, champagne and appetizer reception with a jazzy band and dancing the night away while the moon shines in through the window.

You can just picture it, can’t you?



See? The type of venue you choose for your reception is so important in creating a personalized wedding. If you need help with ideas, email me. There’s nothing I want more than for you to have a wedding with personality instead of a stark and bare space. 





2 Comments on Venue Choice is Important: Five Gorgeous Wedding Venues

  1. Pam Danielsen on Facebook
    September 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm (11 years ago)

    Selecting a place is good before the mother of the bride has panic attacks!


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