Imagine lean tree branches sprayed on with ash white paint, ivory tapestries hung all over coupled with magical fairy lights overlooking the white-petaled-laden aisle while the man-made alabastrine ornaments glisten under the light. The altar is decorated with enchanting dried flowers that are strategically hung above the love of your life, as he stands there in absolute awe of how astonishing you look in your pristine white wedding gown. Just how spectacular will that be? If you are aching for a wedding just like this, here is a list of the best venues in the US for you to hold your unforgettable winter wonderland wedding!
1. The Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL
Boasting its spectacular seaside views and elaborate ballrooms that accommodate huge numbers of guests, this luxury hotel may just be what you are looking for. You should consider booking a date near the holiday season, as the Drake Hotel does up their majestic Christmas decoration like no other, as part of their annual tradition. Opt for a winter-themed nuptial in the Palm Court for an unforgettable wedding and satisfy your lifelong childhood dream!
2. The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, CA
The full body windows at the Ahwahnee Hotel overlooks the splendid Glacier Point and allows the radiant sun rays to shine through, while the indoor fountain of local jasper adds a touch of the outdoors to the classy atmosphere. Coupled with some towering stone fireplaces, regal tapestries, and awe-inspiring stained glasses, this venue makes an idyllic place for you to hold your winter wonderland reception at, where your guests are sure to be wowed by the jaw-dropping decor.
3. Vibiana in Los Angeles, CA
Previously known as the Cathedral of St. Vibiana in 1876, its rich culture and elaborate decor make the perfect place for your winter-themed wedding. Imagine the achromatic white interiors, a grand ceremony stage-crafted with onyx and marble as well as the towering 45 feet baroque columns that rises up to the golden arched ceilings. What better place than to recreate a winter wonderland in this regal venue?
4. The Arctic Club Seattle — A DoubleTree by Hilton in Seattle, WA
The Arctic Club Seattle is known for its Northen Lights Dome Ballroom, where the ambiance and atmosphere live up to its name. It features an enthralling leaded stained glass ceiling that enables natural sunlight to elegantly shine through the venue. Along with authentic glided Rocco motifs that line the entire interior, the venue screams a Winter Christmas theme in itself!
5. Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe in Truckee, CA
This affluent hotel provides you with an array of options, ranging from exorbitant ballrooms with sky-high ceilings to charming outdoor terraces for an intimate reception. Exchange your wedding vows in a woodland setting beside snow-tipped pine trees, while the ballroom that overlooks the spectacular Sierra Nevada allows you and your loved ones to bask in its view during the wedding reception.
6. Event Above in Staten Island, NY
Event Above located in Staten Island provides a chic rooftop space for you to hold your winter wedding at. Its floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking New York City’s skyline is what allures guests, alongside the heavily decorated ceilings that are overwhelmed with over 4000 crystals, radiating the ballroom floor with an elegant brilliance. The outdoor terrace also allows guests to snuggle in beside the fireplace, and admire the awe-inspiring view while embracing the warmth.
7. The Peaks Resort & Spa in Telluride, CO
Located in Telluride, the Peaks Resort & Spa offers venues ranging from terraces to decks, both providing enchanting views of the San Juan Peaks. Sunset views also contribute to the hotel’s appeal, hence couples will usually tweak their ceremony according to the prime time. The full glass windows feature a magnificent view of the outdoors and also allow natural light to radiate the space, granting you an elegant winter-themed wedding.
8. Dover Hall Estate in Richmond, VA
Situated in the middle of rolling hills, Dover Hall Estate features a picture-perfect view especially during the winter period, where the snow-capped mountains serve as an idyllic backdrop for your winter wonderland wedding photos. Besides the stunning scenery, the elegance of the interior also adds on to your regal wedding theme, creating an unforgettable experience as you pledge your love for your partner.
9. Le Foyer Ballroom by LA Banquets in Los Angeles, CA
Though Los Angeles lacks the snow element for your winter wonderland wedding theme, the glistening chandelier in the Le Foyer Ballroom makes up for it and adds a dignified touch to your reception. Furthermore, the towering 25-foot marble fountain located at the entrance of the hotel and outdoor hookah bar creates a stylish effect for your exquisite wedding affair.
10. Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club in Douglasville, GA
If you’re looking for a more rustic theme for your winter wedding, head on down to Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club that features a scenic view of the Chattahoochee River, with vintage stables and woodlands surrounding the venue. The captivating meadows around the club also add on to the vintage vibe, allowing for an intimate quaint winter setting for you and your loved one to exchange vows at.
11. National Hotel in Miami Beach, FL
Hosting your wedding at the National Hotel will give you the best of both worlds; where pristine beaches and a glamourous winter-themed reception come together to provide a unique wedding experience. The poolside space is decorated with pearly white tapestries and stunning lighting, allowing for a magnificent snow-inspired setting to captivate both you and your guests!
12. Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia, PA
The Ballroom at the Ben has deemed its worth as a luxurious wedding venue as even Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper had their final dance right in this hall in The Silver Linings Playbook. Featuring an intimate balcony and the ceilings donned with glistening chandeliers, the elegance radiated through the room is astounding. Strewing fairly lights across the ballroom with picture garlands hanging down the ceiling, this place serves up a magical experience for any bride and groom-to-be.
Whether you prefer authentic snow-capped mountains with cozy fireplaces or a faux winter wonderland inspired indoor setting wedding reception, these places guarantee a phenomenal experience that is out of this world! Be prepared to wow your guests and be captivated by the extravagant decors and authentic snowy experiences, as you exchange vows in an astonishing winter-themed setting provided by these marvelous wedding venues. There is nothing more romantic than looking into your partner’s eyes, declaring “I am so in love with you” against a snowy backdrop.