10 of Our Favorite U.S. Wedding Venues With a View
One of the first things you should be looking for if you want your wedding venue to truly “pop”: A picture perfect view. No matter how beautiful the space is, a breathtaking vista can truly steal the show (except from the bride, of course). Here are 10 of our favorite U.S. wedding venues with one-of-a-kind views:
Tucked away on the rolling hillsides of Hualalai, Sunshower Farms offers a singular location for hosting an island-style getaway. Combining classic Hawaiian hospitality with rustic charm, this coffee farm venue is a truly unique and dramatic backdrop for your big day. Envision tying the knot on a lovely lawn surrounded by towering trees and lush greenery, immersing you and your guests into a tropical paradise. Dine on delicious farm-to-table cuisine custom-crafted to suit your palette, enjoying the company of your friends and loved ones beneath the cover of roofed a wooden pergola with stone floors that can easily brave Hawaii’s daily rains. As you feast, drink in show stopping panoramic views of the Pacific in the distance framed by island greenery. Sunshower Farms not only highlights the natural beauty of Hualalai, but also cherishes it by centering their operations around affordable, eco-friendly practices that will sustain the for years to come!
The Atlantic Resort Newport
Rhode Island’s coastal beauty shines at the Atlantic Resort Newport. One-of-a-kind views of the water take center stage, offering a show stopping backdrop for all aspects of your celebration from beginning to end. Start your perfect day beneath a flower-laden pergola overlooking the sparkling ocean, standing as a shock of white against a crystal blue backdrop of water and sky. A scenic patio allows your guests to continue enjoying the picturesque seaside landscape as they sip on wine and cocktails. Warm fire pits provide a welcome retreat from the cool breeze wafting off the water. Two coastal style ballrooms complete with soaring ceilings and tastefully neutral color palettes allow couples to select a reception space that best suits their needs. Both spaces provide unencumbered views of the Atlantic. Aside from its stunning beauty, the venue offers singular versatility, first class service, and a surprising level of affordability with no reception site fee and special room rates for wedding guests.
Union Bluff Meeting House
York Beach, ME
Nestled against Maine’s breathtaking coastline, the Union Bluff Meeting House provides couples with a quintessential New England wedding venue. If you’ve always dreamed of tying the knot with your beloved at the waterside, then this venue is for you! Imagine sharing your first kiss as spouses on a lush green lawn overlooking the water, the ocean waves sparkling beneath the sun as the water laps at the shore. Perfect for taking one-of-a-kind wedding photos! The breathtaking views don’t end once the ceremony is over. Revel in finely crafted cocktails on the patio, drinking in the salt water air as you look at the stunning homes dotting the coast in the distance. Sunset offers a uniquely beautiful landscape before moving into the ballroom to dance the night away. The elegant ballroom is ideal for celebrating with its show stopping chandeliers, spaciousness, and beautiful french doors with arched windows. The ocean theme only continues at the double-sided bar, which offers a nautical beer boat on the patio side filled with ice to keep the newlywed’s favorite variety of beer ice cold.
Olympic Valley, CA
Known as a beloved venue in North Tahoe, Squaw Valley provides couples with their pick of stunning backdrops to enjoy on their big day. Perched at the very top of Squaw Valley, your guests could enjoy watching you and your beloved say your “I do’s” on a wooden deck overlooking Lake Tahoe and the surrounding peaks of the Sierra Mountains.The Terrace Room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the valley meadows, is the perfect pick for couples hoping to revel in aerial views of the Sierra Nevada. For a more woodsy feel, you can tie the knot in an intimate garden tucked away in a sea of aspens and pines at the base of a towering granite peak. An outdoor sun deck offers the ideal space for dining and dancing the night away beneath the stars as you drink in the mountain air. The Village suites -- all complete with kitchens, cozy fireplaces, and private balconies -- are within walking distance of all venue options, ensuring that your guests will have a wonderful time at your wedding on the big day and beyond!
Peconic Bay Yacht Club
Set against the backdrop of the North Fork’s Peconic Bay in Long Island wine country, it’s little wonder that Peconic Bay Yacht Club offers spectacular views. Known for its versatility, this beautiful venue can host everything from a grand affair to an intimate soiree. A finely manicured lawn overlooking the sparkling bay is an ideal choice for a waterfront ceremony or joyous reception beneath an airy white tent. The nearby marina juts out gracefully into the water, providing the perfect coastal backdrop for your wedding photos. Even the clubhouse, with its classic New England seaside feel, offers a view of its own. If you wish to host an indoor reception, look to the ballroom with its exquisite vintage chandeliers, wooden floors, sky high ceilings, and expansive windows that highlight the nautical scenery outside. Friends and family hoping to catch a breath between dance numbers can sojourn to the terrace on the second floor, which offers panoramic views of the bay that are unmatched in the area.
Aspen Glen Club
Nestled between the soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the Aspen Glen Club offers a mountain-style retreat with the high-end undertones of a classic golf club. The great outdoors is king at this gorgeous yet versatile wedding venue, which effortlessly highlights nature’s finest architecture. Imagine exchanging your vows at the edge of an emerald green golf course lined in enchanting aspens as the glorious Mount Sopris towers in the background. The relaxing sound of the Roaring Fork River nearby can serve as the soundtrack to your ceremony, underscoring the natural beauty surrounding you and your guests. A western-style clubhouse provides a unique space for celebrating your union, complete with lodge-esque details like rough-sawn timber and Colorado river rock. Though the clubhouse is pristine in its own right, the true star of the show are the mountain peaks outside, framed by expansive windows overlooking the finely manicured property. Enjoy a day to remember at this quintessentially Colorado venue!
Perched atop the 40th floor of the Stock Exchange, Everest Restaurant offers truly one-of-a-kind views of the Chicago skyline for your big day. Whether you hope to enjoy an intimate gathering of friends and loved ones or a lavish affair, you will find a truly singular setting at this restaurant world-renowned for its delectable French cuisine. Imagine exchanging your vows and dancing the night away in a first class space characterized by floor-to-ceiling windows that highlight the gorgeous city skyline. High ceilings and clean lines give the restaurant a classy minimalist appearance that puts all of the focus on the view. The glittering city skyline isn’t the only stellar views that Everest has to offer. Finely crafted artworks -- including bronze sculptures created by Swiss artist Ivo Soldini and paintings by Chicago artist Adam Siegel -- adorn every space to create a cosmopolitan feel that’s difficult to find anywhere else in the Windy City.
Copain Wines, a Milestone property
What is the best thing to pair with a delicious glass of wine? A beautiful view of course! Perched atop a hill overlooking the Russian River Valley, Copain Wines offers couples a majestic yet rustic space for hosting their wedding day. Exchange your vows beneath the shade of a old oak tree, shaded from the sun as it spills across the valley’s verdant vineyards. Guests can sip on cocktails as they enjoy an overlook with breathtaking views of the surrounding coastal mountain landscape. This spot is also ideal for hosting an intimate dinner outdoors. Celebrate your union in the tasting room, a shabby chic space modeled after old country barns with its sky high, dark-planked ceilings, industrial-style floors of polished concrete, and a luminous white paint to channel the airy feel of wine country. As night falls, firelight will flicker from the pit outside. Guests who drank in valley vistas only hours ago can revel in stellar views of a star-speckled sky with a glass of wine in hand. All-in-all, Copain Wines offers a bucolic retreat with an intimate feel.
Anthony's Pier 66
Known as one of Seattle’s premiere seafood restaurant, Anthony’s Pier 66 offers a wonderful setting for an intimate wedding celebration at the waterside. Characterized by wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on some of Seattle’s most iconic landmarks, this restaurant is sure to please even the most discerning of guests. The elegantly styled South Dining Room offers expansive windows looking out on the sparkling city skyline, as well as the waters of Elliott Bay, towering Mt. Rainier, and the surrounding Olympic Mountains. Exposed ductwork combines with quirky lighting and classic touches like wooden ceilings and wicker furniture to create a truly singular atmosphere that is sure to stay with guests long after they’ve departed your event. Effortlessly weaving together delectable cuisine and unparalleled views, Anthony’s Pier 66 is a standout location for celebrating your “I do’s!”
Walla Walla, WA
Situated in the heart of Walla Walla wine country, Amavi Cellars is a decidedly romantic locale for tying the knot. Sweeping views of the thriving Pepper Bridge Vineyard and the rolling peaks of the Blue Mountains in the distance make this tasting room venue stand out among the pack. Sitting in the very center of the vineyard, you can say your “I do’s” below a pale blue sky as the lush grape wines stretch out in rows at your back. Festivities can begin on the tasting room patio before sojourning inside the industrial yet chic tasting room adorned in tactic wood and metals. For more intimate occasions, consider dining family-style between the vines for a truly immersive vineyard experience. Defined by a laid back yet elegant atmosphere, Amavi Cellars is a magical location for kicking off your life together as spouses.