19 Outdoor Wedding Venues That Will Make Your Jaw Drop
If you love all things nature or you’re a fan of open spaces, an outdoor wedding is the perfect choice for you. But with the variety of spaces available, it can be hard to know where to begin your search. To help, we’ve rounded up jaw-dropping outdoor wedding venues in the U.S. to give you all the inspiration you need. Whether you’re dreaming of getting married beside the glittering ocean or exchanging vows next to snow-capped mountains, we have the perfect ideas for you. Once you’ve honed in on your dream location (whether it be a colorful desert venue or a charming flower farm), head over to The Knot to explore outdoor wedding venues in your chosen destination. Read on to see 19 of our all-time favorite outdoor wedding venues.
1. Saddlerock Ranch (Malibu, California)
Just the right mix of charming and grand, Saddlerock Ranch is one of the most picturesque places to exchange vows. The gorgeous ceremony location has a sweeping landscape (hello, natural décor) and views of distant mountains.
2. The Little Nell (Aspen, Colorado)
If your typical date involves the mountains, The Little Nell might be your dream outdoor wedding venue. Situated atop a peak in Aspen, Colorado, this venue’s views of the mountains serve as a stunning backdrop for your wedding pictures.
3. Oheka Castle (Hungtinton, New York)
You don’t have to fly to a far-off destination to get married in a castle. Plan your fairytale wedding at Oheka Castle, located in Huntington, New York. With its grand exterior, sprawling courtyard and gorgeous greenery, it’s the perfect choice for a glamorous couple looking for their dream outdoor wedding venue.
4. Haiku Mill (Maui, Hawaii)
Of course, we’d be remiss to not mention Hawaii, one of the most beautiful domestic wedding destinations. While the islands offer endless beach wedding locations, we’re huge fans of the Haiku Mill, a converted sugar mill on the island of Maui. (Psst: it's also where Bachelor stars Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham got married.) The lush greenery makes the location feel like a tropical enchanted forest, adding even more magic to your special moment.
5. Misty Farm (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
If you’re unsure about fully committing to a truly outdoor space, consider an indoor-outdoor wedding space (a major 2020 wedding trend, according to our Real Weddings Study). Misty Farm in Michigan is charming and grand all at the same time. Take in the stunning views and enjoy the rustic aesthetic of the barns.
6. Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyard (Malibu, California)
Proclaim your love for each other from the top of this jaw-dropping vineyard. This iconic ceremony spot offers 360-degree views of the Santa Monica mountains and the surrounding rolling hillsides.
7. Wave Hill (Bronx, New York)
A wedding in the city that never sleeps may not call to mind images of lush gardens and sparkling waters. But up in Bronx, New York lies Wave Hill, a dreamy outdoor wedding venue that will give you the elegant nuptials you’ve been dreaming (plus it’s just a short drive from the city).
8. Sacred Sands (Joshua Tree, California)
Look out onto the stunning grounds of Joshua Tree National Park as you say “I do.” The pretty string lights at Sacred Sands will light up the venue as you dance the night away with friends and family.
9. Lyons Farmette & River Bend (Lyons, Colorado)
Add even more magic to your wedding day by exchanging vows at Lyons Farmette & River Bend. Complete with lush greenery, colorful rocks and adorable llamas (yes, really!), this venue is equal parts stunning and quirky.
10. Inn at Tern Lake (Moose Pass, Alaska)
If you’re dreaming of a far-off destination but don’t want to go abroad, consider an Alaskan wedding. The Inn at Tern Lake has a jaw-dropping landscape (think: tall mountains, reflective water and tons of trees). Your wedding pictures will look like they’re straight out of a fairytale.
11. The Inn at Spanish Bay (Pebble Beach, California)
For a downright dreamy outdoor wedding venue, consider The Inn at Spanish Bay in California. Take in unobstructed panoramic views of the Pacific ocean as your exchange vows with your S.O. in front of family and friends.
12. Valley of Fire State Park Wedding (Overton, Nevada)
For couples who love the bold colors of the desert, Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, Nevada is an ideal outdoor wedding venue. Gaze out onto the sweeping landscape before gazing into each other’s eyes and saying your vows.
13. W Loft (Brooklyn, New York)
So you want an outdoor wedding, but you wouldn’t consider yourselves an outdoorsy couple. Check out a stunning rooftop wedding space instead. The W Loft in Brooklyn, New York, is a gorgeous location that offers sweeping views of the impressive Manhattan skyline.
14. Kualoa Ranch (Oahu, Hawaii)
We love this unique beach wedding venue because the view offers more than just the ocean. Take in the majestic peaks and distant islands along with the clear water at the romantic Kualoa Ranch.
15. Under Canvas Moab (Moab, Utah)
Looking for a true desert vibe? Exchange vows at Under Canvas Moab in Utah. Use the unique scenery to your advantage, by incorporating décor like dried flowers (they’re eco-friendly and can be saved after the fact) and dusty colors (think: mustard yellow, cranberry red or pumpkin orange) for the ultimate outdoor boho wedding aesthetic.
16. Colony 29 (Palm Springs, California)
This gorgeous venue has the seal of approval from two celebs. Both Samira Wiley and Whitney Port got married at Colony 29 in Palm Springs, California. It comes with a stunning rotunda ceremony spot, set up perfectly for you and your boo to say “I do.”
17. Rathvinden Farm (Belgrade, Montana)
There’s more to Rathvinden Farm than its panoramic mountain views and pretty, tall grass. It’s also a flower farm—perfect for romantic photos and for to-be-weds planning a sustainable wedding.
18. Carmel Valley Ranch (Carmel-By-The-Sea, California)
A wedding at Carmel Valley Ranch is what dreams are made of. The outdoor space, with its rolling hills, pretty vineyards and charming neighborhood, looks like it’s straight out of your favorite romance film.
19. Long Beach (Long Beach, California)
If you're more of a mellow couple, a beach might be the perfect outdoor wedding venue for you. There are gorgeous oceanside locations all over the country, but Long Beach offers gorgeous white sands, sparkling blue water and a prime view of the gorgeous sunset. (Read: Perfect for golden hour wedding pictures.)