Your Search For the Best Distillery Wedding Venues Ends Here

From basement speakeasies to bootlegging barns, these distilleries each have their own unique vibe.
Distillery Wedding Venues Perfect for Crafting Memories
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Lauren Nowack
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Updated Feb 06, 2024

It's always cool to see a wedding venue serving a second purpose, like using their profits for good or being a small business by day. We will explore the latter of these as we uncover the best distillery wedding venues in the U.S. Finding the right venue is not easy as you look for the right aesthetic, budget, size and, in this case, spirit that is served. You'll need to make sure your choice checks all the necessary things off your venue's must-have list and the facility's staff is well prepared with all the questions you should ask.

From farms once used for enormous bootlegging operations to gorgeous distilleries in the heart of cities, we are so excited to share these venues with you. Remember, there are always more options for distillery wedding venues near you (and all your other vendors!) that can be found on The Knot Vendor Marketplace.

Catoctin Creek Distilling in Purcellville, Virginia

Catoctin Creek Distilling for the best distillery wedding venue
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For 15 years, a husband and wife team has run Catoctin Creek Distilling to create an intimate wedding venue for up to 50 guests. The rustic, industrial feel, complemented by copper equipment and 1920s details, lovingly competes with the natural beauty of the location and creek nearby. However, this small business sets itself apart with its ability to offer wedding guests a bottling workshop, which sounds to us like one of the best possible wedding favors.

Cotton & Reed in Washington, DC

Cotton & Reed for the best distillery wedding reception
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If you're looking for distillery wedding venues near Maryland, check out Washington DC's first rum distillery, Cotton & Reed. This repurposed warehouse has added stylish touches to create a sleek, modern venue ready to wow guests with all types of drinks - as long as they contain rum. The owners, who met while working with NASA, have used their smarts to turn their hobby into a business, meaning this spot is filled with passion and determination: two things you want in a venue.

Corbin Cash Distillery in Atwater, California

Corbin Cash Distillery for your wedding reception
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What happens when you mix a hardworking family and California's incredible farmland with ultra-premium spirits? Well, you get the Corbin Cash Distillery. As a working farm for over 100 years, this venue is pure charm and beauty. With outdoor space for up to 200 guests and plenty of spirits to go around, such as sweet potato vodka, this spot truly goes above and beyond with customer service.

Steel Tie Spirits Co. in West Palm Beach, Florida

Steel Tie Spirits Co. for your wedding day celebration
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Everyone loves a good pet-friendly wedding venue, especially when there are delicious and unique spirits involved. That is just one thing that sets Steel Tie Spirits Co. apart. The visually rich interior shows off the distillery's inner workings, including humongous steel vessels, wooden barrels and polished copper. Up to 70 guests will enjoy the venue's rustic charm, specialty open bar and sumptuous catering. Tuck all of this right into the hustle and bustle of the West Palm Beach Warehouse District and you have one spectacular wedding destination.

Boone County Distilling Company in Independence, Kentucky

Boone County Distilling Company for the best distillery for your wedding day
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It's difficult to distinguish oneself when you are one of many bourbon distillery wedding venues in Kentucky. However, Boone County Distilling Company, which is part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, is able to do just that with three different ceremony and reception spot options. Choose from the Event Center's multiple spots for your event, including the WhiteHall Ballroom that holds up to 150 guests or the Veranda that can take a few less on the beautiful garden terrace. For a truly one-of-a-kind intimate wedding with up to 20 guests, consider the Barrel Room which is designed to make you feel like you're inside a bourbon barrel. This venue's devotion to service and its product earned it a spot on our Best Of Weddings 2024 List.

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West Fork Whiskey Co. in Westfield, Indiana

West Fork Whiskey Co. for your wedding day
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A gorgeous blank slate, the Westfield Event Center at West Fork Whiskey Co. is the perfect starting point for any wedding theme with its vaulted ceilings, white-washed walls and sparkling chandeliers. This is the distillery's largest space, seating 200, and it allows fur babies to come along. Its large garage doors open up to a patio for fresh air too. For a more intimate gathering, you can rent the Cocktail Bar, which seats 40 around its leather couches, warm tables and moody rugs. Whichever option you go for, you and your guests will be met with a premium distillery experience and a top-notch event center, which sounds like just the right mix for a well-crafted wedding. These notes made it one of our favorite distillery wedding venues in the Midwest.

Mt Defiance Cider Barn & Distillery in Middleburg, Virginia

Mt Defiance Cider Barn & Distillery for your wedding venue
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Just an hour west of Washington DC is the Mt Defiance Cider Barn & Distillery, a business that has concocted everything from traditional apple cider to pepper-infused spirits. Couples who get married here will get a first-hand knowledge of the tradition and spunk that goes into these delicious drinks. Inside the romantic barn, up to 200 guests celebrate with you among the charming decor details, including plenty of natural light, whiskey barrels and lanterns. Feel free to host your ceremony out of doors in the rolling greenery surrounding the distillery and get ready in separate suites before the party kicks off. From start to finish, Mt Defiance has the details covered as both a distillery and brewery wedding venue.

FruitCraft Fermentery & Distillery in San Diego, California

FruitCraft Fermentery & Distillery for your wedding day
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In the heart of sunny San Diego is FruitCraft Fermentery & Distillery, an award-winning venue that makes kombucha, wine, cider, mead and spirits. The gorgeous architecture uses natural light, 14-foot ceilings and exposed beams to create a modern garden aesthetic, complete with plenty of live plants, live edge tables and unique lighting for up to 150 people. All in all, this centrally located venue with unparalleled beauty and unbeatable service is truly an incredible distillery wedding venue.

Westland Distillery in Seattle, Washington

Westland Distillery for your wedding venue
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Tucked into SoDo in downtown Seattle is Westland Distillery, a gorgeous whiskey distillery wedding venue. With 40-foot ceilings and cask-lined walls, the open space and original wood beams create an intimate warmth, perfect for ceremonies of up to 150 people. Perhaps what will intrigue you the most about this venue, however, is the whiskey made in-house that will obviously be flowing during your reception.

Archetype Distilling in Vail, Colorado

Archetype Distilling for the best wedding venue
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When looking for distillery wedding venues in Colorado, Archetype Distilling should be at the top of your list. This venue was once an old theater, which now makes it a marvelously unique distillery and wedding venue. The high-end spot has two floors, the bottom of which houses the European-inspired artisanal distillery, copper still, tasting room and bar with exposed brick walls. Upstairs, you'll find a spacious, industrial-chic space where you can host a reception with up to 285 people, complete with a signature drink the staff will create for you.

Dutch's Spirits in Pine Plains, New York

Dutch's Spirits for the best distillery wedding venue
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We are not sure what we love more about Dutch's Spirits in the heart of the Hudson Valley, the 400 acres of lush farmland or the fact the grounds were once a major bootlegging operation. Either way, this stunning venue can host up to 250 guests between the large barn, Tasting Room, large lawn and speak-easy bunkers. This historic site has one of the most breathtaking 360-degree views of the Hudson Valley. So, for the best distillery venue near New York City to host a wedding, look no further than Dutch's.

The Venue at Devil's River Distillery in San Antonio, Texas

The Venue at Devil's River Distillery for your wedding day
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Within the historic Burns Building in Downtown San Antonio lies an incredibly unique and versatile wedding venue: Devil's River Distillery. This venue is broken up into four main areas: the main Mezzanine, a Tasting room, the basement Speakeasy Lounge and a covered patio. Between these areas, you can have intimate gatherings of 50 or less or a blow-out party with 250 people. Included in this facility rental are many vintage furniture pieces, Chiavari chairs, linens and more, all on top of the venue's stunning decor and architecture, such as copper accents, glass window walls, ornate woodwork, marble floors and vintage chandeliers. So, if you're looking for one of the most glamorous distillery wedding venues in Texas, you've found it.

Mystic Farm & Distillery in Durham, North Carolina

Mystic Farm & Distillery for the best wedding reception venue
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Just 15 minutes from downtown Durham, Mystic Farm & Distillery is one of the more accessible distillery wedding venues in North Carolina. It boasts 22 acres of open fields and ponds, creating a photo-ready outdoor space for your wedding and reception. The amenities include fire pits, outdoor games, two fully stocked bars, professional staff and an onsite getting-ready suite, all of which can be enjoyed by over 300 guests. To help you feel good about your wedding, Mystic Farm & Distillery produces its spirits with zero-waste, has a massive solar power system to reduce carbon emissions and sources its grain and other items, including barrels, labels and boxes, locally. All of this shows how this distillery is committed to doing everything the right way, which is precisely what we want to see in a wedding venue.

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