How to Choose a Unique Venue That Fits Your Personality

Whether you're glamorous or outdoorsy, discover various location ideas for your nuptials.

Here are some creative ideas to ensure that your venue really fits you as a couple!

Photo: Laurie Bailey Photography

Your venue will set the tone for your magical day, so we spend a lot of time with our clients helping them select the perfect site for their wedding. Your venue will also impact many of your design details – from the style of your dress to the backdrop for your photos.

Bride in Anne Barge wedding dress with blowing veil looking at ocean from venue terrace

Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Bridal Gown: Anne Barge; Planning & Design by Ilana Ashley Events

Here are some creative ideas to ensure that your venue really fits you as a couple!

If you’re outdoorsy, look for a venue that has a gorgeous outdoor ceremony site. If corn hole with your best friends is on your must-have list for your celebration, consider a summer camp.

If you’re glamorous, you will probably fall in love with a ballroom dripping in crystals. Think of a hotel that will act as the perfect background for your opulent affair.

If you’re a bookworm, a venue with stacks of your favorite books might be the unique twist you crave. Consider a library with stunning architecture or even your favorite bookstore.

If you’re a die-hard foodie, you’re probably dying to delights your guests’ taste buds. Especially if you have an intimate guest list, contact your favorite restaurants to see if they can host your special day. It’s always a bonus if the restaurant has a scenic view.

If your style is country-chic, look for a venue that has rustic accents as well as modern conveniences. Barns strung with twinkling lights are gorgeous, or consider a vineyard for a sophisticated take on this theme.

If you’re an intellectual at heart, check out your local museums. Options can range from wedding photos with dinosaurs to ceremonies lit up by giant fish tanks at aquariums.

If you’re a hipster, look for industrial spaces with a bit of fairy dust, in the form of vertical succulent gardens, string lighting, or stunning graffiti murals.

A unique venue that showcases your passions can act as the perfect backdrop for your wedding events, and will make your special day even more unforgettable for you and your loved ones.

For more wedding advice from Ilana Ashley Events, see what Ilana suggests what you should do once you get engaged, and take a look at the Spring 2018 issue of Inside Weddings to discover what should be included in your much-needed wedding timeline!