A Room with a View
Take in the beauty of a dusting of snow, without experiencing the cold that comes with it. A ski resort overlooking the mountains, a waterfront hotel with a glimpse of the waves or a downtown venue with skyline views adds something special to your reception.
A Historic Venue
Historic venues come in all shapes and sizes, from repurposed industrial spaces to lakeside castles. While a grand historic home won’t need much help in the décor department, a sparse industrial venue gives you the opportunity to create a winter wonderland with rich colors, natural elements and metallic accents.
A Place of Worship
If having your ceremony in a church is important to you and your fiancé, consider staying there for your reception as well. Instead of sending guests out into the cold, gather together in an event space at the place of worship. Of course, this depends on the size of your wedding and event regulations set by the church.
A Cozy Wedding Weekend
Relax, eat, drink and celebrate with your favorite people while wrapped in blankets around a crackling fire. Spend the weekend in a cozy cabin or mountainside resort, starting with Friday night ice skating and ending with Sunday brunch, with your wedding in between.
A Destination Wedding
If your heart is set on a warm weather wedding, head to Central America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia or even a cruise. Invite your closest friends and family to celebrate (and soak up the sun) with you.
A Picturesque Winery (or Brewery)
While wineries and breweries may come to mind as warm-weather venues, many have beautiful indoor event space as well. Consider whether these facilities close their tasting rooms during your ceremony and reception. Sharing an indoor space with strangers can feel especially awkward.