Getting engaged is a signal that a couple is ready to commit to each other legally and spiritually. It is often one of the most exciting moments they will experience. The announcement of the engagement results in immediate musings from family and friends about wedding planning. With so many things to consider, one of the most critical components you have to come up with is the venue. Here are five ideas for places where you can tie the knot.
1. Golf Course
Check out golf course wedding venues which offer the happy couple a beautiful setting in which to exchange their vows. Resorts that are positioned on the course typically have at least one if not two locations that are delineated for weddings. One of the best things about this location is it is all-inclusive. Guests can book rooms at the hotel, walk out to the ceremony, and then hunker down for the reception that follows.
Few places in the world are more beautiful than the beach, and many couples opt to get married on one. Beachside weddings are romantic, and offer people the chance to escape the noise of a church to enjoy some serenity. If you can find a resort on the beach that provides wedding services, this, too, may become a convenient venue.
The traditional wedding venue, the church, is still the most popular place to get married. Regardless of your beliefs, your church probably offers several options when it comes to ceremony choices, and some even allow you to personalize the flow of events more so than in the past.
Barns no longer have a negative connotation. These days, barnyard style décor is all the rage, so it isn’t a shock that getting married in one is also popular. Farmhouses across the country have begun to offer up their buildings to host weddings from ceremony to reception. Some have turned the farmhouse into an inn, allowing the couple and the guests to stay right there on the property.
Usually, when a couple chooses to get married away from where they live, it’s called eloping and is done with few guests. These days couples are inviting friends and family along and calling it a destination wedding. It is held further away from home, requires guests to travel, and sometimes even requires passports. Cruise ships have become popular for destination weddings.
Choosing a wedding venue may be the single most important step in planning a wedding. If you don’t know where the event will occur, it’s hard to know what type of dresses, food, or décor to get.