The Best Wedding Venues in the U.S.

With seemingly endless venue options to choose from for your wedding reception, it's hard to narrow done your choices and select "the one." Luckily, we did the legwork and scoured the country state by state to compile a list of wedding destinations you should give some serious consideration when it comes to planning your big day. From sweeping mountain-view locales and quaint country retreats to big-city venues and hometown spaces, we've got a venue for every single type of couple.

If you consider yourself a rustic bride, give Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colordao a look — with gorgeous mountain vistas and a jaw-dropping barn, it's the perfect site to host your laid-back celebration. Eclectic couples will go crazy for the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. It's elegant and refined, yet has a whimsical appeal thanks to the close-up views of dinosaurs and stuffed elephants. Prefer a more classic vibe? The ballroom at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont is a gorgeous pick, especially when blanketed in snow for a wintry bash.

Beach brides, we haven't forgotten about you! Consider jetsetting to Hawaii for a wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House in Maui. You can exchange vows on the beach, then host a seaside reception on the estate's lawn. And if you're just a garden-party-girl at heart, the famed San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California is the venue for you (plus, if it's good enough for JFK and Jackie Kennedy's honeymoon, it's good enough for your wedding!).

Ready to see the rest of our favorite wedding venues across the US? Then click through!

Photo: Courtesy of Blue Dress Barn

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