Top 10 Most Romantic Reception Venues

Written by: Editorial Staff

April 4, 2011
Filed Under Weddings 


A list of the top ten most romantic reception venuesContributed by Jenna Scaglione, Top 10 Guru

Whether you are contemplating an Eastern Caribbean destination wedding or a backyard soirée fit for a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon, you will find many locations and venues where you can throw a fabulous wedding reception.

What is your personal style? Are you a romantic at heart well-suited for a medieval castle or are you lively and colorful like the vibrant flower colors at a lovely arboretum?

Consider the style, budget and overall theme of your wedding and take a look at these top 10 most wedding reception venues. You are sure to find something here!

10. Park

A park is one of the top ten most romantic wedding reception venues

Are you are a “brisk walk in the park” type of person? A low cost option and very accessible, park grounds are a great choice for the outdoor enthusiast. Note: make sure to secure restroom conditions that are comfortable and clean for your guests.

9. Backyard

The backyard is one of the top ten most romantic reception venues

If you are inviting fewer than 50 guests to your reception and your style is more informal, consider a backyard setting. You can also save on elaborate wedding reception decorations especially if the backyard is professionally landscaped.

8. College grounds

College grounds are one of the top ten most romantic reception venues

Colleges keep their grounds well maintained and often plant seasonal foliage, which is ideal for a Spring or Summer wedding. Inquire about indoor facilities with enough room to seat your guests. If the outdoor grounds are beautiful, you can hold the ceremony outdoors and use the indoor facilities for your reception.

7. Beach

The beach is one of the top ten most romantic reception venues

With the crashing waves as your backdrop, the beach is a perfect setting for a beautiful, summer wedding. Save on elaborate decorations and let the outdoor ambience set the scene. Rent a tent and send beach invitations to your guests to celebrate your theme.

6. Reception hall

A reception hall is one of the top ten romantic reception venues

If you are getting married in the winter or you simply are a traditionalist at heart, a reception hall is exactly what you want. Visit a few facilities and compare prices, for these venues expect a little negotiation. Insider Secret: you can snag an incredible deal if you get married on a holiday or a day other than Saturday.

5. Arboretum

An arboretum is one of the top ten romantic reception venues

The colors of exotic flowers and the crisp green of foliage provide an ideal setting for a wedding. If you are an arboretum bride, you are a lover of nature and an admirer of the peace and tranquility that accompanies a walk through an enchanting flower field. In addition to saving time by shooting your photos on location, imagine how beautiful your thank you card photographs will be!

4. Private estates and castles

Private estates and castles are in the top ten most romantic reception venues

Castles add a touch of class and sophistication to a reception and you will adore the grandeur of this medieval, yet romantic setting. If you are not located near a castle, you can rent private estates from owners who are out of town for months at a time.

3. Hotel

Hotels are in the top ten romantic reception venues

Many elegant and luxurious hotels have large banquet rooms perfect for a wedding. Inquire about any wedding packages they offer. If they do not offer packages, keep in mind that you may be responsible for supplying reception decorations, as well as table and chair rentals.

2. Golf country club

A golf country club is in the top ten romantic reception venues

You don’t necessarily need to be a golf enthusiast to enjoy a luxurious wedding reception at a posh country club. Besides enjoying the lavish clubhouse, feel free to take your photos in the beautifully groomed golf course. The vibrant green color and foliage make a beautiful backdrop!

1. Destination wedding

A destination wedding is in the top ten most romantic wedding venues

Tahiti, the Caribbean, the Florida Keys—leave your cares behind and whisk away to a beautiful destination wedding location. Get married by the beach, a waterfall or a cliff overlooking the ocean. Grab your scuba gear, suntan lotion and your excitement because you are about to make memories that will last for a lifetime.


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