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Bridal Shower Venue Ideas: 20 Unique Options

Oct 29, 2021
By Wedding Spot

From the aesthetic to the activities, the venue you choose for a bridal shower is significant. With that being the case, we put together this list, which explores some of the types of venues that are perfect for a classy get-together, as well as amazing bridal shower venue ideas you can actually book today.

But first, you may be wondering where you can host a bridal shower without breaking the bank. Here are some inexpensive yet tasteful types of bridal shower venue ideas we think you should consider:

  • Book a private room at a restaurant to try and save on catering, furniture rental, and decor expenses.

  • Look into local hotel lobbies and see if they offer semi-private gatherings in a roped-off part of the area.

  • Book a boat for the afternoon for a truly unique and pretty bridal shower venue.

  • Check out public and private gardens in your area for beautiful outdoor bridal shower venue options.

  • Try a progressive brunch party bridal shower where each of the hosts serves a different course of the meal.

  • Explore golf clubs in your area that offer bookable venue space indoors or outdoors.

  • Take a look at breweries nearby. Many will let you bring your own homemade food and decorations.

If you have a budget in mind but don’t want to waste time calling and emailing venues to get a quote, use Wedding Spot! Wedding Spot is a wedding and special event venue search tool that displays how much spaces actually cost, as well as the location, aesthetic, scenery, venue type, and more.

Explore some of our favorite bridal shower venue ideas

The following bridal shower venue ideas include options that are located all over the U.S. and offer a variety of price points so there’s at least one option for every level of budget. Even if these exact venues aren’t local but you like the look or vibe, you can always consider checking out similar places in a location that’s closer to you.

1. Atlantis Banquets at the Long Island Aquarium

Location: Riverhead, New York

Want to invite penguins, sea lions, and dolphins to your bridal shower? Then check out your local aquarium or the amazing event center at Atlantis Banquets. Atlantis has a 120,000-gallon shark exhibit, a grand ballroom, and panoramic views of the marina. All-inclusive venues like these are great because they require little to no extra decor and the food and activities are already taken care of for you!

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2. Castle McCulloch

Location: Jamestown, North Carolina

If you can’t make it to Europe, a castle is the next best thing, right? Transport your bridal shower to another world with this fairytale venue. Castle McCulloch has a beautiful grand entranceway, real stone walls, and oak beams you’d expect from a castle. Plus, it boasts incredible tapestries, iron chandeliers, and more decor that really sets the mood. Whether you celebrate inside or outside the castle, this type of bridal shower venue idea is so unique that people will still be talking about it at the wedding.

3. Smooth Sailing Celebrations

Location: Weehawken, New Jersey

Smooth Sailing offers cocktail services, customized desserts, event staff, plus all the furniture rentals you could possibly need aboard their fleet of classy party boats. Plus, you can feel safe knowing that the entire staff, including all captains, have coast-guard-certified training.

4. The Clubhouse at Anaheim Hill Golf Course

Location: Anaheim, California

We love how simple, modern, and elegant this venue is. The courtyard is located in its own section of the golf course and feels like its own private oasis. The V-shaped outdoor space is often used for ceremonies but can easily work for any games or funny presentations you and your fellow bridal party members have cooked up.

5. Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace

Location: Yorba Linda, California

Does hosting your bridal shower at the largest public rose garden in Orange County sound like a dream come true? If so, this is the spot for you. The library, ballroom, and gardens all work to bring in an East Coast vibe among West Coast weather, which is a match made in heaven. If you choose this venue, expect plenty of chandeliers, colorful blooms, fireplaces, wooden terrazzo flooring, and golden silk tapestries.

6. Milagro Winery

Location: Ramona, California

Host a sophisticated bridal shower picnic at the Milagro Winery. What makes Milagro stand out is its woodsy feel (cabins, a beautiful pond, and so on) and the fact that it’s located near San Diego, which distinctly affects the flavor profiles of the locally grown fruit.

7. The Capen House at the Polasek

Location: Winter Park, Florida

The Capen House at the Polasek is an unforgettable venue because of how diverse it is. This place has everything: lakefront views, a museum, a sculpture garden — you name it! Choose from many gardens, verandas, and patios for a stunning outdoor celebration.

8. Boettcher Mansion

Location: Golden, Colorado

Former seasonal lodge turned nature-lovers paradise, the Boettcher Mansion has everything we look for in a bridal shower venue: History, class, and Instagram-worthy architecture. Plus, there’s lots of things to do here. Get cozy on the Fireside Room Patio, take amazing photos in front of the mountain range, and enjoy a great beverage out on the gazebo on the mansion grounds.

9. Casa Romantica Cultural Center

Location: San Clemente, California

Choose between the courtyard, the main salon, the ocean terrace, and the rest of the grounds for your event. But good luck deciding — they’re all stunning. Pro tip: plan to do a proper social media photoshoot in front of the stucco doors while you’re there.

10. Agave of Sedona

Location: Sedona, Arizona

Looking for panoramic mountain views at your bridal shower venue? Say no more. Agave of Sedona offers a circular brick patio that is virtually surrounded by untouched views of the Red Rocks. There’s great hiking nearby if you’re looking for something to do, but they also offer a posh ballroom for events if you prefer something a little more formal.

11. Rocking Chair Range Event Venue

Location: Cameron, Texas

Gorgeous lawns and rustic interiors make this venue a perfect companion to a proper country wedding. Enjoy lunch in the renovated cattle barn complete with lovely views and a patio for even more fresh air.

12. New Beginnings Historic Farm

Location: Rutherfordton, North Carolina

This unique, open-air barn adds the perfect rustic flair to any bridal shower. This restored farm grows all kinds of fresh vegetables and flowers you may be able to pick while you’re there. Bonus: The antique furniture and original molding inside the farmhouse does all the decorating for you.

13. Kiva Cowork Santa Barbara

Location: Santa Barbara, California

Although we normally don’t recommend mixing work and leisure, this coworking space has some perfect vibes for a boho bride who loves neutral color schemes and plenty of house plants. The kitchen is perfect for storing your wine and sharing potluck foods. They also have a courtyard where they’ve previously hosted food trucks for events.

Not done planning yet? Here are some answers to your bridal shower questions

Where should a bridal shower be held?

A bridal shower should be held somewhere the bride will enjoy that fits within the host(s) budget.

Who pays for a bridal shower venue?

The maid of honor and bridal party usually pay for the bridal shower venue. Parents and relatives may also wish to chip in.

What is the best way to host a bridal shower?

The best way to host a bridal shower is to focus on having a relaxed and fun time. Include some food, games, and gifts, and you’ll be all set.

Put these bridal shower venue ideas to use today!

With a little inspiration from these examples, plus thousands of options on Wedding Spot, finding the right bridal shower venue ideas is a breeze.

Next up, make sure you’re continuing to succeed by checking all the boxes of this maid of honor duties checklist so you don’t miss anything!

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