There are a ton of beautiful outdoor wedding venues around the world, so how does one come up with a short list of the best ones? Extensive research, of course!
And while it hasn’t been an easy task, we have definitely rounded up what we feel are the best outdoor wedding venues from around the world. These venues run the spectrum from glamourous to rustic, beachside to the mountainside and everything in between.
Here are 22 of the best outdoor wedding venues for you to consider for your big day!
Haiku Mill – Maui, Hawaii
Haiku Mill is a breathtaking destination that should be near the top of your list.
Steeped in 150 years of history, this converted sugar mill is a location unlike any other. It is a botanical paradise with French-inspired decor and vine-draped flora.
Nestled in the hills of North Maui, Haiku Mill is a stunning blend of historical ruins and lush tropical gardens. The scenery is a blend of old European elegance and stunning flora. They even have a flora-covered “castle in the jungle.”
If you are looking for an unforgettable fairytale wedding, Haiku Mill is your dream place. This botanical paradise is like stepping into an enchanted forest. The renovations are flawless and have an old-world feel to them that is incomparable.
Bonus: Multiple wedding day packages and stunning photography opportunities.
Price Range: $2,500 and up.
Capacity: Up to 100 guests.
The Little Nell – Aspen, Colorado
No wedding destination list is complete without mentioning Aspen, and The Little Nell does not disappoint.
The Little Nell is Aspen’s only 5-star, 5-diamond, ski-in, ski-out resort. They offer weddings for all seasons.
The gorgeous spring with snow-capped mountains in the background, the summer with its perfect temperatures and beautiful wildflowers, the golden fall with Aspen’s majestic foliage, and the winter where a gorgeous blanket of snow covers the slopes.
For those adventurous couples, particularly those who love the slopes, look no further than The Little Nell.
The Little Nell has been a premier Colorado wedding destination since 1989. The venue nestles in the Rocky Mountains in Aspen and has the breathtaking Elk Mountain Range as a picture-perfect backdrop.
The Little Nell has loads of special amenities. For instance, you can marry at the foot of the mountains or on top of it.
This venue can host up to 500 guests or an intimate wedding for only two.
So, if you are looking for a gorgeous mountain wedding and crave a sense of adventure to go along with your vows, Aspen should top your list of destination weddings.
Bonus: The Little Nell is only 12 miles from Aspen airport.
Price Range: $2,000-$75,000.
Capacity: 20-500 guests.
Finca Es Cabas – Mallorca, Spain
If you’re considering a destination wedding filled with romance and intimacy, the Finca Es Cabas in Mallorca is the place to go.
The Finca is a traditional Spanish venue with gorgeous cobblestone grounds and exterior walls and wooden double doors.
This beautiful ancient countryside estate (Finca), dates back to the medieval age yet maintains sensible chicness for the reception.
This romantic Moorish farmhouse has been overlaid in hues of lavender and pink to lend a feminine touch to the Finca’s stone facade. The Finca Es Cabas blends modern touches and romanticism seamlessly with its rustic origins.
A stunning alfresco banquet-style table complete with crockery and rattan placemats enhances the greenery.
This unique venue is in the center of Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands. Mountain ranges, beautiful beaches, and tiny towns, many untouched by time, make this a perfect spot for your special day and for your honeymoon.
Bonus: Finca Es Cabas is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Price Range: Contact the venue for package details.
Capacity: 200 and up.
North Beach – Tybee Island, Georgia
If you’re planning a beach wedding with the sand between your toes but don’t want to fight the touristy traffic, Tybee Island is just right for you.
Located just a few miles from Savannah, Tybee Island is renowned for its sandy beaches and easy way of life. Shrimp boats tied up around the tidal marshes are just a bonus for your beach wedding.
The island has two beaches, North and South. North Beach has an unobstructed view of the ocean, making this location a more romantic spot to say “I do”.
If you’re looking for that beach wedding where you can marry in a traditional chapel, Tybee Island has you covered as well. The Tybee Island Wedding Chapel and Grand Ballroom is a stunning turn-of-the-century seaside chapel that has two stories complete with a remarkable double staircase and exposed beams.
Downstairs is a grand ballroom. At 2,800 square feet, this ballroom will surely cover your reception needs.
To top off the scenery, the chapel is situated against vast tidal marshes and manicured grounds. A bonus to this venue is that it is also a beautiful honeymoon spot. The venue is a scant few miles away from romantic cottages, shops, and spas.
Bonus: This island is perfect for a coastal wedding/honeymoon destination.
Price Range: Tybee Island beach requires a $25.00 permit for anything beyond normal beach-going activity. The wedding chapel starts at $5,000 for the offseason and $5,500 in the season.
Capacity: 180 guests.
Saddlerock Ranch – Malibu, California
Saddlerock Ranch is one of California’s premier destinations. This massive 200,000-acre ranch is steeped in history. Dating back 300 years to the original Spanish Land Grant, this venue is a blank canvas for you to plan your special day.
An array of varying scenery, including gorgeous mountains and vineyards, surrounds Saddlerock Ranch.
Saddlerock Ranch has been featured in several movies and television shows, which lend a modern “California” vibe to the ranch.
The ranch offers many amenities, including hiking, wine tours, and an endless array of photography options. This picturesque venue offers four different wedding settings.
The main lawn setting is the biggest all around, hosting up to 500 guests. The Oak Grove setting can accommodate up to 450 people. The vineyard wedding is an intimate setting that can accommodate up to 150 guests. Last, the Hilltop wedding can also accommodate 150 guests.
Because of the expansiveness of the ranch, security and valet parking are required. The venue offers catering, though you are not obliged to purchase it.
The beauty of this venue is the ability to create the wedding of your dreams against a breathtaking background that will leave beautiful memories.
Bonus: Saddlerock Ranch offers many wine tastings and wine hikes that will appeal to your guests.
Price Range: $6,000-$12,000.
Capacity: 150-500, depending on the setting you choose.
Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyard – Malibu, California
Another delightful option in Malibu is the Malibu Rocky Oaks, Estate Vineyard. Founded in 2003, this meticulously maintained venue comprises 10 planted acres on a 37-acre plot.
The unique location and volcanic soil have made the vineyard’s wines famous for their distinctive color and aroma. The estate also offers wedding packages amidst a gorgeous landscape.
The estate resembles an Italian villa surrounded by snow-capped mountains and offers premium locations for photography and 360-degree views of the Santa Monica mountains.
As if the view could not get any better, the evening air provides gentle ocean breezes and a spectacular view of the sunset (from a helipad, no less).
Bonus: Many professional photographers consider the estate one of the prettiest estates in California, if not the United States.
Price Range: $1,500-$50,000, depending on the number of guests.
Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.
Key Largo Lighthouse – Miami, Florida
If your plans for your big day include a private, all-inclusive tropical beach, the Key Largo Lighthouse is the place for you.
The lighthouse, located only an hour from Miami National airport, offers you and your guests 5 acres of white sand beaches dotted with palm trees and surrounded by tropical forests.
The best thing is that the packages include four nights and three days on the beach with no other guests. Yes, your tropical wedding will be a strictly private event.
You can choose between two locations, Coral Beach and Hidden beach. You can choose an all-inclusive package or a customized wedding and reception. Overall, this venue offers many affordable options that center on you and your dream wedding.
Bonus: The biggest bonus is the privacy the venue guarantees you and your guests.
Price Range: $1,150-$3,400 for 50 guests. There are many customizable options that fit most budgets.
Capacity: 2-300 guests.
Barcelo Maya Grand Resort – Riviera Maya, Mexico
Dreaming of a destination wedding surrounded by turquoise waters and white sand beaches? If so, give Barcelo Maya Grand Resort a look.
This venue is located in the Mexican Caribbean only 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen’s boutiques, restaurants, and bars. This resort offers a beach wedding on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches or a traditional wedding in the Nuestra Señora chapel.
The resort offers three restaurants, three bars, a spa, and a shopping area. Plus, there are 420 rooms, enveloped by the Caribbean Sea and an expansive natural park
Bonus: The venue is only 20 minutes away from Mayan ruins and archaeological sites.
Price Range: $3,200 and up.
Hacienda Sac Chich, Yucatan
The Hacienda Sac Chich is tucked away in the Yucatan jungle and is a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern design. A renovated 17th-century henequen factory, this residence is an award-winning contemporary space.
The outdoor setting is remarkable with intimate gardens and a large yard decorated with tropical Royal Palms.
This tropical retreat is ideal for those planning an intimate wedding. One of the many charms of this venue is its seclusion. This property is a rental house and an outdoor venue only.
The overall guest accommodations are 150 and a wedding planner is required, because of the space. However, don’t overlook this amazing property when planning your ultimate destination wedding.
Typical cost: $2,000-$4,000 US
Capacity: 150 guests.
Bonus: The architecture and sprawling lawns make this tropical wedding even more spectacular and there are plenty of photography opportunities
Emerald Lake Lodge – British Columbia, Canada
The Emerald Lake Lodge is a gorgeous wedding venue nestled in the Canadian Rockies.
This historic property was constructed in 1902 by the Pacific Canadian Railway and is one of the top resorts, year-round, in the Rockies. The lodge is perfect for elopements, small weddings, or large weddings.
The lodging is rustic yet classy, with each of its 85 cabins boasting a private stone fireplace, hardwood floors, and wood paneling on the walls.
Along with the picturesque views of Emerald Lake and the rooms, the Lodge offers three separate dining rooms: The President’s Room, the Vice President’s Room, and Cilantro on the Lake which can accommodate up to 88 guests.
If your special day has over 88 guests, you can rent the island and keep the magic exclusively for you and your guests!
Rocky Mountain Cuisine provides culinary excellence for the reception, which deserves consideration.
The bottom line is, if you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime mountain wedding with all the trimmings, this venue has you covered.
Bonus: The stone and timber decor provides an unbeatable romantic ambiance.
Price Range: You need to contact Emerald Lake Lodge for pricing. However, there are many options.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
Villa Cimbrone – Ravello, Italy
The Amalfi Coast in Italy is known as the most romantic wedding destination in the world.
The breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the rugged terrain, and the astounding Roman architecture and eclectic history are almost overwhelming.
It’s hard to pinpoint the best wedding venue, as there are many to choose from. The Villa Cimbrone was chosen for its gardens, its location, and the palace itself.
Yes, I said palace. This venue is a 12th-century palace, most likely built over the ruins of a Roman villa. Later, it became the home of an English Lord and was then renovated into a hotel.
This gorgeous property is only 15 minutes from the center of town but once you cross the entrance to the property, the luxurious gardens that Ravello is known for sweep you away into your own fantasy land.
This venue truly needs to be seen to appreciate its elegance and beauty. The rooms are refined, and the outdoor wedding is held under a dramatic archway with flowers streaming down from the top.
Say “I do” under a classic Roman archway while standing beside one of the most beautiful coasts in the world. This will be the most romantic day of your life.
Bonus: This destination wedding is an idyllic honeymoon spot too. The palace is only walking distance from the heart of town.
Price Range: $10,000-$16,000.
Capacity: 160 guests.
Ritz Hotel – Paris, France
No wedding list is complete without mentioning France, and specifically, Paris, the city of lights!
So, let’s start with a bang and go straight to the most luxurious hotel in the world, the Ritz. Founded in 1898 by a Swiss hotelier Cesar Ritz in collaboration with Auguste Escoffier, the father of classical cuisine, this hotel has seen its share of celebrities, including writers, actors, and musicians.
In fact, many of the suites and bars in the Ritz are named after its long lists of acclaimed visitors.
This opulent setting provides a one-of-a-kind wedding experience that is hard to top. Overlooking the Palace Vendome, there are more than enough photo opportunities.
The opulence of the Ritz makes this destination the top pick on any wedding planner’s list. In typical French style, the Ritz puts its savoir-faire at your service to provide you with the most glamorous wedding you can have.
Bonus: The Ritz is located in the heart of Paris. The city’s biggest attractions and eateries will surround you during your stay.
Price Range: Typically, the wedding packages start at $10,000, cheaper than in most countries.
Capacity: Up to 500 guests.
Chateau de Villette – Paris, France
Chateau De Villette is one of the most remarkable chateaus in Paris, located just 40 minutes from the center of Paris.
This 17th-century chateau designed by Louis WV’s architect has been on Paris’ historical monuments register since 1942. If you are dreaming of an enchanting wedding, look no further.
Set on a 185-acre majestic woodland estate, the Chateau de Villette includes an Orangerie, a glass house, its own chapel, two lakes, and an amazing French Parterre garden that has a beautiful cascading fountain.
If you decide to book your wedding here, the chateau will be solely yours which adds to the opulent mystique and romance the chateau offers.
The main chateau boasts seven suites, fashioned after the Louis XV era and an additional 16 guests can stay in an additional wing for a total of 30 guests. The elegant hallways are adorned with 18th-century artwork that makes this historic venue even more refined.
This chateau is a classically French venue that blends French history and modern refinement flawlessly.
Bonus: Not only is this venue historic, the artwork adorning the hallways is comparable to the Louvre
Price Range: Estimated cost is between $200-$1,000 per guest.
Capacity: Up to 1,000 guests outdoors.
Sri Panwa Luxurious Hotel – Phuket, Thailand
For the adventurous couple, or any couple looking for a breathtaking backdrop for their wedding, look no further than the Sri Panwa.
Perched atop Cape Panwa, this luxurious pool villa and hotel has a commanding view of the southeastern tip of Phuket on the Cape Panwa Peninsula.
The backdrop for your destination wedding is one of beautiful water and small mountains. The villas are set a scant 180 feet above the peninsula and the rooms combine the natural oceanic views and tropical jungles with the right amount of modern design.
As a bonus, Sri Panwa offers lodgings that vary from villas to penthouses.
Bonus: Sri Panwa is one of Phuket’s finest resorts
Price Range: Packages start at as little as $5,500 USD.
Capacity: Up to 120 guests with additional standing room.
Waterfront on the Pier – Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne’s Waterfront on the Pier is an idyllic wedding destination set at the end of a pier.
The ceremony takes place just meters from the crystal blue waters and the interior has large windows facing windows so that the guests can take in the red and orange hues that only an Australian sunrise can offer.
The flexibility this venue offers is astounding. They present the couple with a wide-open room to customize their special day, and a planning coordinator is always on-site to ease the planning stress.
This venue is the ideal setting for the couple wishing to share their “I do”s in a gorgeous beach setting.
Bonus: You can choose an ocean or city backdrop for your ceremony, neither of which disappoints.
Price Range: $120-$150 per person.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
Colorado Wine Country Inn – Palisade, Colorado
If you’re looking for an authentic vineyard wedding, Colorado Wine Country Inn should top your list of premier wedding destinations.
This Victorian-style hotel is settled within the 21 acres of a pristine vineyard in the foothills of Mt. Garfield. This site is also near 12 other vineyards, a special gift to your guests looking for an adventure.
You can say “I do”s under a magnificent white pergola after walking down a gorgeous stone pathway. The mountains in the background make for a romantic scene and, at sunset, there is a poolside cocktail hour to kick off the reception.
Or, you can choose the pavilion which makes for a romantic nighttime reception.
Bonus: Located in true vineyard country, there are many options for vineyard tours and honeymoon packages.
Price Range: $1,000-$5,000, which includes five hours of reception time.
Capacity: 150 guests.
The Vineyards at Mt. Naomi Farms – Hyde Park, Utah
Another romantic locale for a vineyard wedding is The Vineyards at Mt. Naomi Farms in Hyde Park, Utah.
This breathtaking vineyard is 500 acres surrounded by the Wellsville mountains and spectacular vineyards. The expansive grounds are fully customizable to match any theme for your big day.
You can get married with the vineyards as your background while your guests look on from elegant white chairs.
There are acres of vineyards and an elegant barn where you can host the reception. The romantic and charming ambiance will wow the couple and the guests alike.
Bonus: The elegant barn is a gorgeous setting for the reception. The barn has vaulted ceilings, a beautiful chandelier, and warm lighting.
Price Range: $1,600-$2,800.
Capacity: 298 guests.
Chelsea Physic Garden – London, United Kingdom
Chelsea Physic Garden is London’s oldest botanical garden, dating back to 1673.
Behind the River Thames, this venue can host a low-key wedding or a ritzy affair. The sprawling grounds are home to over 5,000 rare and significant plants, which provide ample spaces for photography.
This outdoor botanical venue is a “dry hire”, meaning that the clients can select from a wide range of accredited vendors to have a customizable wedding. The Garden is also available for exclusive hire. This option makes the wedding a private event, and the guests can stroll the grounds at will.
Bonus: The Wedding Ceremony Room is available for blessings.
Price Range: $8,000 and up.
Capacity: Up to 500 guests, depending on the ceremony.
Horniman Museum & Gardens – London, United Kingdom
The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a Victorian glass conservatory set on 16 acres of award-winning gardens. This iconic South London venue makes for a memorable event and can accommodate small and large weddings.
Your ceremony can take place under the gorgeous conservatory roof or against the backdrop of the London skyline.
There are three ceremony spaces to choose from with varying views and guest capacities. There are two different reception halls to choose from, and Suzanne James, an award-winning caterer, takes care of the culinary side.
Bonus: The fees include catering fees which will reduce planning stress
Typical cost: $70-$300 per guest
Capacity: 120 guests.
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards – North Garden, Virginia
Nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this spectacular venue offers winery weddings with farm-to-table fare, along with breathtaking scenery.
Whether your wedding is an intimate or grand event, Pippen Hill Farm delivers. The granary offers multiple sites to accommodate your needs.
As you wed, your guests will have a panoramic view of the mountainscape.
For a sophisticated cocktail hour, there is an elegant covered porch. For the reception, the granary offers a banquet hall that is hard to beat.
The banquet hall has exposed wood beams and gorgeous chandeliers. The decor is rustic and refined all at once.
Bonus: The Pippin Hill team has onsite Get Ready rooms and event items like tables, chairs, flatware, etc.
Price Range: Based on a 150-guest list, $34,000 in the winter, $49,000 in the low season, and $60,000 in the high season.
Capacity: 200 guests.
Flora Farms – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Situated in the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, Flora Farms is a working organic garden.
This 25-acre farm is home to a field kitchen, bar, and grocery store. Flora Farms is more than just a farm, though, the property boasts hillside haylofts and executive cottages, along with shops and a spa.
The venue offers several outdoor sites to better suit the wedding with the season.
The outdoor wedding area is spectacular. The couple wed under a brick archway that replicates traditional Mexican architecture. The guests sit on beautiful chairs on a perfectly manicured lawn under hundreds of twinkling white lights.
Bonus: This unique has so many unique venues to visit, the site doubles as a perfect honeymoon location.
Price Range: $35,000-$50,000.
Capacity: 25-400 guests.
Tiny Boxwoods – Houston, TX
Tiny Boxwoods offers a unique restaurant wedding, with so much more. This hip eatery mixes rustic charm with elegance and is sure to provide an unforgettable event. The whimsical restaurant has beautiful gardens and a gazebo with 16-foot ceilings.
The restaurant started as an offer shop in 2011 amidst beautiful gardens. Every week, they offer new and creative menu options.
Now, they are home to five locations. The wedding ceremonies here are unique, chic, and elegant.
Bonus: Tiny Boxwoods offers a boho-meets-barn wedding ceremony and is unlike any other in the Houston area.
Price Range: Contact the venue for a full-price guide.
Capacity: 80 seated guests.