8 Seriously Chic Celebrity Wedding Venues
Exchanging vows with the person you love is one of life’s most monumental moments. So, when searching for a place to say “I do,” why not select a setting as magical as the occasion itself? If you’re engaged and you're not on a tight budget or you're looking for some inspiration, pick up some tips from the highfalutin celebrities themselves. Try a destination wedding like Amal and George Clooney or choose to stay stateside like Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, and hold your ceremony at an iconic venue, like New York's Plaza Hotel. Below, we’ve compiled a list of seriously chic celebrity wedding venues to spark some inspiration for your own big day.
If you’re a little bit country and looking for a rustic setting for your wedding, you may want to follow in Kate Bosworth’s footsteps. The actress married film director Michael Polish in 2013 at The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana, where the couple’s closest friends and family gathered for an intimate four-day celebration. Here, guests can relish 6600 acres of land and enjoy activities like horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and archery.
Are you a nature lover and drawn to Colonial-style buildings with historic charm? Look no further than Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, when planning your nuptials. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds exchanged vows at this romantic Southern venue known for its Avenue of Oaks and lavish flower gardens.
If it’s the destination wedding of a lifetime you’re looking for, you may want to consider heading to Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, Italy. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake tied the knot at this five-star resort overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Featuring picture-perfect scenery, the resort allows family and friends to embark upon a tranquil beach getaway and venture off into the historic village. Best of all, we hear the food is spectacular.
Are you ready to live out your ultimate fairytale fantasy? Take a cue from Victoria and David Beckham, who said “I do” at Luttrellstown Castle in Dublin. Surrounded by lush gardens and flawlessly manicured lawns, this is the perfect pick for couples drawn to luxurious facilities with a regal tone.
For those who appreciate organic farms and the great outdoors, take a page from Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine’s book. The couple held an intimate ceremony in the foothills of Flora Farms, which sits on 10 acres of land in Los Cabos, Mexico. From the garden amphitheater to the lakeside lawn and hilltop altar, the venue offers plenty of picturesque options for your celebration.
Outdoor ceremonies are not for everyone. If you and your spouse-to-be desire elaborate interiors with historic detail for your wedding backdrop, New York City’s Plaza Hotel may be an ideal fit. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas wed in this iconic building, and you can too. Perhaps you want to celebrate in the Terrace Room, which boasts crystal chandeliers designed by Charles Winston (brother to jeweler Harry Winston). Or maybe you’ll host a large gathering in the Grand Ballroom, a 4800-square-foot space where Truman Capote previously held his Black and White Ball.
If peace, relaxation, and privacy are on your agenda, you may want to consider San Ysidro Ranch when saying “I do.” Nestled in the foothills of Santa Barbara, this luxury retreat overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and is surrounded by sycamore trees, magnolia trees, and garden greens. Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson declared their love for one another at this romantic venue, which offers an array of choices for your ceremony, from The Hydrangea Cottage to The Lower Gardens.
The world practically stopped when Amal and George Clooney traveled to Hotel Aman in Venice for their nuptials. If you hunger a European getaway, this may be the spot for you and yours. Located on the Grand Canal, this venue offers a range of settings for your special day, from an outdoor ceremony in the Canal Garden to an indoor gathering in the hotel’s ballroom. Here, guests can appreciate the building’s 16th-century elegance and explore its surroundings by gondola.
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