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10 Unique Destinations for a Great American Wedding; From Sea to Shining Sea

There are so many beautiful places to hold your wedding and many that are truly unique. If you want to have a wedding that is a step apart from the rest, or you just don’t like the idea of your wedding being anything like the last 11 weddings you’ve been to, stick around. I’ll take you places you’ve never been…at least for a wedding!

No matter what time of year you are planning your wedding for Sunset Hill House will make every dream come true. In the White Mountains of New Hampshire, with views of 5 mountains ranges, and a staff waiting to fulfill every wish, your wedding day will be nothing short of magical!
For an intimate fairy-tale wedding in Colonial-era New England, Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in historic Sudbury, Massachusetts is your place(less than hour west of Boston).  America’s longest running inn knows all about weddings.   If horse-drawn carriages, scenic gristmills, and quaint country roads are part of your wedding vision, then the Wayside Inn is the dream destination for you.

In the middle of Estes Valley, in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, you may suffer from a lack of oxygen, but it won’t be from the altitude; the beauty you will find yourself surrounded by will absolutely take your breath away! The historic Stanley Hotel sits in the middle of all that vast splendor.  With every detail attended to by the staff, you will have little to worry about on your wedding day, except for never wanting it to end!

The Lodge at Sedona, in Arizona, is an ideal location for couples planning small intimate weddings. Sitting on two acres, with views of the majestic Red Rocks, waterfall gardens and a romantic labyrinth to get lost in, your wedding will be filled with all the romance of the west.

Amid the lavish year-round gardens, your wedding at the Houmas House Plantation, in Louisiana, will leave you feeling like the Belle of the Ball. With their team of wedding planners to take care of all your plans, you can relax on the porch and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Whether you want a simple ceremony, or something on a grander scale, the Houmas House Plantation is ideal for a truly Southern wedding.

How would you like to start your sparkling new life with a wedding at the Gloria Ferrer Sparkling Wine Caves in Sonoma, California? Styled after porticos Old Spain you can have your wedding under the stars on the Vista Terrace. You can choose from a simple buffet or spectacular dinner, accompanied by a wine list to impress all!

For years the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite has been a favorite wedding destination for Californians. Surrounded by the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains you will have a hard time finding a spot more beautiful for your ceremony. After the ceremony, in the “Wedding Meadow”, your guests can wander to your reception in the Solarium Room, for your catered reception, with no driving required.

Secluded and scenic, romantic and enchanting, the Blue Vista Farm in Bayfield is one of the best kept secrets of Wisconsin. An unforgettable wedding experience is created with views of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. The Blue Vista is also able to supply fresh flowers for your wedding, from over 300 varieties of flowers grown at the Blue Vista, and have them arranged just for your wedding. The Blue Vista Farm will not just charm you, it will captivate you.

Just for those couples looking for something a little more… eerie, The Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana, has the honor of being one of America’s most haunted houses, making it ideal for a HalloWedding! Built circa 1796, you will step back in time and experience antebellum grandeur! This charming Southern Bed and Breakfast can take care of all your wedding festivities, as well as house the wedding party. Just make sure everyone knows they may have ghostly visitors in the night!

With over sixty year experience planning wedding all you need to do is show up at the Hotel Hana in Maui. As well as offering traditional wedding ceremonies, at the Hotel Hana you can be married on the beach in the ancient Hawaiian tradition, with a Kahu performing the ceremony. Every wedding custom designed for you, and all your wedding dreams.

Elegantly somewhere in time, the historical Hotel El Convento in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Every bride’s dream of her once in a life time come true. Everything from valet parking to legal requirements, the staff at the Hotel El Convento caters to your every desire. Filling your wedding day with all the magic of a fairytale brought to life.   

For those of you who are literary buffs, you may want to recite your vows at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West. Imagine having your ceremony on the bridge overlooking the Koi Pond or next to the pool Pauline had built for her husband.  Flourishing gardens create a tranquil and romantic atmosphere for your intimate wedding!

Wherever you choose to have your wedding make sure it’s reflection of who you are as a couple. This is your special day that you are sharing with family and friends, so it should be special for you first. This day is the beginning of the story of “You” and should be all about You.
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