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Top US Cities for Destination Weddings

Updated on September 21, 2014
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Seasonal Wedding Destination Ideas

The United States has many beautiful cities that are perfect for destination weddings. The difficult part is choosing where to go. You want your big day to be special without sacrificing romance. Luckily, there are a few US cities that stand out above the rest during certain seasons.

Top All-year Round Destinations

Ever dream of a fairy tale wedding? Well, now you can turn those dreams into reality. Get married at Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. If Cinderella’s Castle doesn’t appeal to you, Disney has several resorts and options to have your special day. They also have wedding coordinators at your disposal. Regardless of where you have your Disney wedding, you will definitely be treated like royalty.

Las Vegas, NV is another favorite city for destination weddings regardless of the time of year. In fact, Las Vegas performs more weddings in a day than any other city in the United States. There are countless options to having your destination wedding in Las Vegas. Aside from planning a traditional ceremony, Las Vegas is known for its quick and easy ceremonies to some of the most extreme and unique weddings.

Top Spring Destination

The top US city for spring weddings is Atlanta, GA. There are several venues to choose from in Atlanta, GA for beautiful spring weddings. The one that stands out the most is Atlanta Botanical Gardens. In 2010, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens was named one of the best places to get married by The Knot.

Why spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on floral décor when the Atlanta Botanical Gardens have several gardens to choose from for your wedding day? Prefer an indoor wedding? No problem. The Atlanta Botanical Gardens also has several indoor venues to choose from whether you want casual or formal. In fact they have around fifteen indoor or outdoor locations total to choose from. For more information, call 404-591-1585.

Top Summer Destination

For summer destinations, many people think of Hawaii or Florida. With all the beach towns, some places can be over crowded and possibly ruin the whole experience. One of the top US cities for destination weddings in the summer is Amelia Island in Florida.

The Amelia Island Plantation is a romantic getaway where you can plan your big day and stay to enjoy your honeymoon. Whether you prefer a beach wedding or an indoor wedding Amelia Island Plantation can accommodate you. Arrive early and take advantage of a groom’s golf outing, bridal spa day, beach fire, welcome reception, and rehearsal dinner. The staff is very courteous and helpful. They want to help you make your special day absolutely amazing. For more information, call 904-321-5049.

Top Fall Destinations

What better time to visit the Great Smokey Mountains than during the fall when the leaves turn to the most beautiful colors of reds, oranges, and yellows? Gatlinburg, TN and Pigeon Forge, TN is the best places to plan a destination wedding during the fall. There are a variety of wedding styles to choose from such as cabin weddings, garden weddings, western weddings, and so much more.

This area has plenty of things you can enjoy as a couple on your honeymoon. Aside from museums and theatres, this area is home to Dollywood. Dollywood has dozens of rides and attractions as well as live music. You even have the option of cabin rental at Dollywood.

For the most part, the options for a destination wedding in this area are practically endless. Mix that with classic southern hospitality, and you may find you won’t want to leave this beautiful area.

Top Winter Destinations

Steamboat Springs, CO is fondly referred to as Ski Town, USA. Consider a winter destination wedding at Steamboat Ski and Resort. They have a variety of locations within the resort grounds to hold the wedding and reception. The staff is very helpful and pledges to make your special day elegant and memorable. For more information, call 970-871-5162.

Looking for something unique? Each year Loveland Ski Resort in Georgetown, CO offers couples the chance to get married on Valentine’s Day in an event dubbed Mountaintop Matrimony. Pre-registration is required. Couples will get to ride a ski lift to the top for the ceremony. The ceremony is a mass ceremony with other couples. After the ceremony, couple will ski down to the bottom for a reception.

So whether you are in the United States looking for a destination wedding location not far from home or someone looking for an American adventure, these destinations are sure to make the big day quite special.

How to Plan a Destination Wedding

© 2014 L Sarhan

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      Katina Davenport 

      4 years ago from Michigan

      All of the destinations sound wonderful. I am already married. Maybe my husband and I will consider a destination wedding when we renew our vows

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