7 Perfect Venues for a Woodland Wedding
If you are bored of beach weddings and traditional church venues, why not plan a woodland wedding? Whether you want a destination wedding or already live somewhere with breathtaking scenery, there is no better day to enjoy the great outdoors.
The U.S. is full of gorgeous outdoor treasures that could be prefect for your big day. From Hawaii to Maine, the national parks are filled with potential wedding day treasures. From awe-inspiring mountainside ballrooms to quaint wildflower fields, there is perfect spot out there just waiting for you. As a bonus, many national parks only require a relatively small permit fee so a destination wedding may be far more affordable than you think so why not check out some of these national park hotspots?
Yosemite National Park
With its amazing granite cliffs, waterfalls, and towering trees, Yosemite National Park in California is an ideal location for any West Coast wedding. They have everything from 5-star venues to quaint wood lined fields. They even have a picturesque wedding chapel right in front of Yosemite Falls that will provide with you a the perfect backdrop. If you want something timeless and rustic, you couldn’t find a better place. Thanks to the mild climate in California, it’s an ideal place to have a wedding at anytime of year.
If you love the idea of a forest wedding but want something a little more tropic, check out Hawaii’s rainforests. Iao Valley State Park and Maui Tropical Plantations are unique alternatives to the standard Hawaiian beach wedding and offer an unbeatable ethereal backdrop for you perfect day. It’s also one of the few places where you can pull off a strapless dress well into the winter so start packing!
Rocky Mountain National Park
The Rocky Mountains in Colorado have been a wedding hotspot for years and it’s easy to see why. They have massive venues that can cater to any size group as well as hidden out of the way spots that you just need a permit and a dream for. Go for a summer day surrounded by wildflowers or plan a winter wedding in one of their amazing ski resorts.
Groton State Forest
Nestled in the heart of Seyon Lodge State Park is a wedding venue where you can look out to Spruce Mountain, Noyes Pond, and thousands of acres of state forest. The park holds outdoor services for up to 150 people and indoor ceremonies of up to 30 guests and there is overnight lodging available.
Acadia National Park
Maine's Acadia National Park was recently voted as Americans’ favorite destination. If you’re living in the East Coast, it’s the perfect spot to get away from it all for a tranquil wedding day. It’s ideal for small weddings and your photos will be second to none. If you are looking for the perfect spot for an autumn wedding, here it is. There is no better time to visit Maine than when the leaves start to fall.
Olympic National Park
Washington's Olympic National Park has something for everyone. Their mountain vistas, endless wildflower fields, and stunning tidepools give you a plethora of options for the perfect backdrop to your big day. They have gazebos, ballrooms, and tented pavilions so it’s easy to work with any weather that might come your way.
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
Florida's Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is a place unlike any other. With the lush greenery, gorgeous beach, and formal gardens, you are sure to find the perfect spot for your wedding here.