21 Reception Photos That Will Have You Dreaming of an Outdoor Wedding

by Libby MacCarthy
Mike Larson Photography | blog.theknot.com
Mike Larson Photography

We love a gorgeous ballroom wedding just as much as the next person, but there's just something about an outdoor wedding (can you say sunshine and stunning views?) that gets us seriously excited! We've rounded up some of our prettiest outdoor weddings to get you feeling inspired. From Tuscan-themed soirees to an urban rooftop blowout, there's something to suit every style.

Scroll on to see every gorgeous photo!

KT Merry Photography |<img class=
KT Merry Photography

KT Merry Photography

From the album: A Romantic Outdoor Wedding in Sarasota, FL

Heather Ann Design & Photography |<img class=
Heather Ann Design & Photography

Heather Ann Design & Photography

From the album: A Classic Summer Wedding in San Antonio, TX

Krista Mason Photography |<img class=
Krista Mason Photography

Krista Mason Photography

From the album: A Serra Plaza Wedding in San Juan Capistrano, California

Yvette Roman Photography |<img class=
Yvette Roman Photography

Yvette Roman Photography

From the album: An Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Wedding in Ojai, California

Lukas Van Dyke Fine Art Photography |<img class=
Lukas Van Dyke Fine Art Photography

Lukas Van Dyke Fine Art Photography

From the album: A Rancho Las Lomas Wedding in Silverado, California

Steve Steinhardt |<img class=
Steve Steinhardt

Steve Steinhardt

From the album: A Saddle Rock Ranch Wedding in Malibu, California

Aaron Delesie |<img class=
Aaron Delesie

Aaron Delesie

From the album: A Shady Canyon Golf Club Wedding in Laguna Beach, California

Jackie Wonders Photographer |<img class=
Jackie Wonders Photographer

Jackie Wonders Photographer

From the album: An Andaz Hotel Wedding in San Diego, California

EyeWonder Photography |<img class=
EyeWonder Photography

EyeWonder Photography

From the album: An Old World Styled Hindu Wedding in Washington, DC

|<img class=
Binaryflips Photography

Binaryflips Photography

From the album: A Ringling Museum Wedding in Sarasota, Florida

Courtney Davidson Photography |<img class=
Courtney Davidson Photography

Courtney Davidson Photography

From the album: A Cheekwood Botanical Garden Wedding in Nashville, Tennessee

Bright Bird Photography |<img class=
Bright Bird Photography

Bright Bird Photography

From the album: A Parker Hotel Wedding in Palm Springs, California

Anna Roussos |<img class=
Anna Roussos

Anna Roussos

From the album: A Cavo Ventus Luxury Villa Destination Wedding in Santorini, Greece

Steve Steinhardt |<img class=
Steve Steinhardt

Steve Steinhardt

KT Merry Photography |<img class=
KT Merry Photography

KT Merry Photography

Clane Gessel Photography |<img class=
Clane Gessel Photography

Clane Gessel Photography

From the album: A Tuscan Chic Wedding in Chelan, WA

Studio 1250 |<img class=
Studio 1250

Studio 1250

From the album: A Chic Romantic Outdoor Wedding in Charleston, SC

Mike Larson Photography |<img class=
Mike Larson Photography

Mike Larson Photography

From the album: A Rustic Vineyard Wedding in Paso Robles, CA

Mel & Co. |<img class=
Mel & Co.

Mel & Co.

From the album: A Romantic Desert Wedding in Tucson, AZ

LIZ BANFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY |<img class=
LIZ BANFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY

LIZ BANFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY

From the album: A Laid-Back Low-Country Chic Wedding in Charleston, South Carolina

Elizabeth Messina |<img class=

Elizabeth Messina

From the album: A Sophisticated Wedding in Santa Barbara, CA

Want more? Right here!

> See more outdoor weddings

> Everything you need to know about planning a destination wedding

> Gorgeous centerpieces for every style

Up Next
Bride and groom walking on top of mountain
What to Know When Planning a Destination Wedding
From timing it right to picking the perfect spot.
by The Knot10 min read