Married With Nature

Whether you love sand or snow, choosing your destination wedding is a big decision and will require many hours of planning in a location that is not completely familiar to you. But, don’t think that destination weddings mean going abroad, there are plenty of beautiful locations in the U.S. and we’re lucky enough to have a few visit next Monday’s New York Bride Event at the Metropolitan Pavilion from 4-8 p.m. Even if you can’t attend and are unsure of where to host your wedding, we encourage you to explore these fabulous venues.

Telluride, Colorado

If you consider yourself more of an “outdoorsy” person that enjoys hiking, skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing, etc. then Telluride may be the perfect location for you. Telluride has a few spectacular venue options that embrace the surrounding San Juan Mountains.

Gorrono Ranch

Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, exudes rustic elegance. Send guests up the mountain on a snowmobile sleigh as they take in the star light sky and views of the mountains.

Allred’s Restaurant

Perched 10,551 feet above sea level, this location requires a gondola visit but is worth it when you take in the views while sipping on wine from their European wine cellars.

Tempter House

Take in mountain views from 12,200 feet and Telluride’s renowned Tempter Chute in one of the nation’s most secluded and romantic locations.

Wakaya Club & Spa

Catch some rays while you say your “I Do’s” and take in Fiji’s breathtaking white sand beaches. This is for the bride who loves the beach and an adventure, getting everyone to Fiji might be a challenge. Their small 19th century white church ceremony location brings with it serene beauty and simplicity. If you prefer an outdoor wedding, Wakaya also offers a barefoot ceremony option where you and your fiance stand side-by-side on grass woven mats. Their website offers a wedding brochure that makes planning easy with wedding packages, reception options, vow renewals, and how to obtain your marriage license.

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Destination wedding location of Katherine Heigl, the Park City, Utah location can create and execute your wedding vision with their in-house wedding planning services. Stein Erikson Lodge doesn’t need any help with rustic, natural ambiance as the resort is situated in Deer Valley.  Spacious bridal suites, reception areas and decks, and event services team will keep your experience secluded and intimate while providing world-class service you expect.

Classic Wedding

Located mid-mountain, brides-to-be can choose from four passed hors d’oevres and plated or buffet food service with soup and salad. The lodge provides you with a wedding cake from world-class pastry chef Ann Giles Sweisford, house made chocolate favors, hand dipped chocolate strawberries, and menu tasting for plated dinners for bride and groom.

Stein Wedding

Similar to the classic wedding package, the Stein Wedding package still includes four pass hors d’oeveres, food service options, and cake options. But when the sun goes down, their reception services provide audio visual services, valet parking, dance floor, and microphones, speakers, and technicians.

Epic Hotel

Get tropical ambaince without boarding an airplane at the Epic Hotel in Miami , FL with their in-house wedding planning services. The hotel’s luxury rooms and suites provide an escape for up to 400 guests and your bridal party to get ready and then take a seat at the hotel’s awe-inspiring ceremony and reception location. Whether your want an indoor or outdoor wedding, the Epic Hotel provides potential brides with an online brochure to plan the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception.

It takes a daring person to plan a destination wedding but we feel that the outcome is unforgettable. This event will be like any other you or your guests have ever attended and breaks from the conventional wedding experience. Visit their websites and consult with their wedding planners at our NYC Bride Event.

Happy Planning!


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