Weddings can be complicated. From booking vendors to developing guest lists and timelines, the planning process can end up feeling like a full-time job. You want your big day to reflect who you are and the life you are creating together, so no detail should be left untouched. Making this a reality ultimately comes down to choosing the right venue for your wedding.

Perhaps you’re an outdoorsy couple, spending your free time traveling, camping, and spending time outside as much as possible. Maybe you’re inclined towards a laidback, no-stress celebration that leaves behind the typical hassles of formal weddings.

No matter your preferences, you deserve to celebrate your nuptials at a wedding venue that is perfect for you — and rest assured, it is out there waiting for you!

So, how do you land on the right fit? What makes a venue perfect for tying the knot? Let’s get right to it.

Boundless Possibilities
If you’re all about nature and picture saying “I do” in the great outdoors, your options are nearly limitless. We have a whole network of verified venues (and vendors) that can fulfill your open-air wedding dreams. You might want to say your vows on the beach with the waves crashing against the shore, or you may prefer a woodsy space where nature’s beauty provides a scenic backdrop. Either way, we’ve got it.

On the other hand, if your ideal wedding is one of glitz and glamour, there are just as many options to choose from. From luxurious penthouses in urban high-rises to chic hotels with skyline views and private pools, there’s no limit to the indulgences you can add to your guest experience.

And, don’t worry — we have plenty of venues that fall between these two ends of the spectrum. Hallowed churches, intimate restaurants, quiet cafes, and eclectic museums are all available to host your picture-perfect wedding day, whether you’re on a tight budget or ready to splurge on a venue.

Know Thyself
Your wedding is your big day, so get clear on what is most vital for you and your partner. Think about your shared interests and hobbies, how you met, and other details that bind you together. If you bonded over a passion for fine art, a gallery might be the perfect spot to seal the deal. Or, if you met while browsing in a record store, perhaps a concert hall is the ideal setting for your nuptials.

You can make any venue your own with the right details. Do you love video games but dream of a ballroom wedding? Rent out some arcade machines or set up a vintage console station. Did you fall in love over many food-centric dates? Plan an extravagant selection of cuisines for guests to join you on your gastronomic journey.

Between the venue and the décor, you and your partner can create a one-of-a-kind celebration that is uniquely you. And, when in doubt, look to Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration!

When you’re ready to take the plunge, The Southern Wedding Collective has the tools you need to find the perfect venue for your big day. Go ahead and bookmark our page so you can discover the wedding venue of your dreams.