Many couples choose to say "I do" in a church for traditional reasons, or weather or preference may permit another indoor space to be selected for the ceremony venue. If you're thinking about having your service indoors, the collection of 20 outdoor wedding ceremonies, below, may make you rethink your venue. Whether your wedding theme is classic, bohemian, beachy, rustic, or glam, an outdoor ceremony venue will provide natural scenery to offer an impeccable canvas for your décor.
From lawn ceremonies overlooking the ocean to magical garden weddings beneath towering trees, there are a variety of locations, such as hotels and resorts, that offer striking locations for your alfresco celebration. Backyard wedding ceremonies are also lovely if you're willing to turn a home into a venue – just be aware of the preparations necessary. Other outdoor ceremony venues include rooftops overlooking the city, poolside locales, and even piers or lakefront properties.
Take a look at the inspiring wedding ceremonies from real weddings, below, to see if they motivate you to choose an outdoor wedding venue. If you fall in love with a particular ceremony, click on the image to see more photos from the celebration!
Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Event Design by White Lilac Inc.
Photo by Michael Segal Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events
Photo by Marc Royce; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers
Photo by Yvette Roman Photography; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios
Photo by Binaryflips Photography; Aisle Runner by The Original Runner Company
Photo by Adam Barnes; Floral Design by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design
Photo by Sam & Sola Lee Photography; Planning & Design by Callista & Company
Photo by Michael Carr Photography; Planning & Design by Ann Whittington, Event Planner
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Floral & Event Design by White Lilac Inc.
Photo by Jodee Debes Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography
Get more ideas from real weddings in our photo galleries, which feature hundreds of inspiring ceremony images! And if you're currently planning your wedding, find respected wedding vendors in our Directory.