5 Top Wedding Venues

5 Top Wedding Venues. Most people already know that the summer months are ideal ones for a wedding. With sunshine to look forward to and lots of family members and friends on vacation, you can be sure the event will be a big success.

Friday-Favorites-Top-Wedding-VenuesMost people already know that the summer months are ideal ones for a wedding. With sunshine to look forward to and lots of family members and friends on vacation, you can be sure the event will be a big success.

But where is the best place to hold it?

Although you can have a fantastic wedding virtually anywhere, these five wedding venues are among the most popular during the summer.

> Beach: A beach wedding doesn’t have to be in Hawaii or the Caribbean to be a success (although those locations are definitely worthwhile!). Anywhere there’s a stretch of sandy or rocky beach accompanied by the crashing waves of the ocean is a good wedding location. Choose a sunrise or sunset wedding to make the most of the beautiful setting, and keep the guest list small so it feels intimate.

> Vineyard: A wedding at a vineyard doesn’t always come cheap, but you can’t match the setting for elegance and class. Not only do most vineyards have beautiful grounds and facilities, but you can usually get great discounts on wine from their very own cellars.

> Barn: Rustic weddings are all the rage right now, and a large, airy barn is the perfect place to set one. Try to find one that hasn’t housed animals in a while (otherwise you may have unpleasant smells to contend with) and that opens up onto a great outdoor setting. Hang a few twinkle lights and mason jar flower arrangements, and you’re ready to go!

> Formal Gardens: Formal gardens provide the perfect setting for a wedding because all the beauty and flowers are provided by nature and careful cultivation. Although you have to be careful about your guests not trampling the flowers, you’ll love the photos that come back from your big day.

> Your Own Backyard: For a summer wedding on a budget, consider holding the ceremony and reception in your own backyard. Set up a tent or canopy to dress the space up, and take a DIY approach to food and festivities. You’ll save money and enjoy having those you love at your own home.

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