My Top 5 Dream Wedding Venues

July 11, 2022

When planning a wedding, choosing the right venue is SO important. The venue you choose helps direct the overall theme of your wedding and sets the tone for the day. It might seem obvious but it’s key to pick a venue that aligns with your vision of how you want your day to look.

You want a venue that not only fits your budget and guest count, but also your style and aesthetic. Finding the perfect venue isn’t easy. There are so many beautiful venues that would be a dream come true to photograph a wedding at.

So, scroll down to see my top 5 dream wedding venues I would love to photograph a wedding at for some wedding venue ideas!

1. Planterra Conservatory

This venue is located in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan. It is absolutely stunning here! The conservatory has a ton a natural light flooding through the windows and you can even see the stars at night. The outdoor garden makes for gorgeous photos. It holds up to 200 guests and they also include an in-house floral team to help make your vision come to life. This venue is perfect for those who want lots of florals and greenery.

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2. Trentadue Winery

Trentadue Winery in Geyserville, California is perfect for those wanting to get married surrounded by nature. There are three different areas at this venue to choose from. The outdoor area is shaded by matured redwood trees and grapevine arbors. This venue has seating options up to 265 guests. You can see the Mayacama mountains from here which makes for a gorgeous backdrop.

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3. Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate, located in Asheville, North Carolina is absolutely breathtaking. If you want your wedding day to come straight from a fairytale this is the venue for you! With 8 different locations to choose from at this venue, there is bound to be one that’s perfect for your needs. Whether you are wanting an intimate wedding or you want to have all your friends and family there, this place has everything you need. Locations here have seating from 30-600 guests. This venue is timelessly beautiful and the perfect backdrop for a fairytale wedding.

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4. Malibu Rocky Oaks

Located in the heart of Malibu, this gorgeous venue offers 360-degree views that are breathtaking. This 37-acre vineyard is in the middle of Santa Monica mountain. Imagine the beautiful photos that can be taken here on your wedding day! This venue is perfect for those who want nature to be in the background of every photo!

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5. Thorncrown Chapel

Last but not least we have Thorncrown Chapel. This unique chapel is nestled in the woods of Eureka, Arkansas. It was built with over 6,000 square feet of glass which allows for the most beautiful natural light. This venue is perfect for a smaller wedding since its seats up to 100 guests. If you’re looking for a quaint but unique location, this is the venue for you!

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I hope you enjoyed reading about my top 5 dream wedding venues. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer to capture your wedding day click here, I would love to connect with you! Need some more wedding inspiration? Check out “Indiana Fall Wedding Day | Myrissa and Eli.”


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Planning your day is a lot, let's be honest. Your wedding timeline is the key to having things flow freely throughout your day.
*hiring a planner is a huuuge benefit too* 
To help, I've created a timeline guide for you to use as a reference to get an idea on what you day will look like.