Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Sometimes in the midst of planning a wedding, you get caught up and forget about what really matters. So, take a breath and remember that it’s the greatest time of year. With Thanksgiving feeling like an appetizer only to be followed by the main course of Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years or whatever it is you are celebrating, sometimes we forget how much we have to be thankful for. So while you are home for the holidays, cozied up by the fire with your family and friends, don’t forget that there is a lot more to be celebrating than stuffing and pumpkin pie.

  1. The obvious — family and friends

  2. Laughter

  3. Health and wellbeing (an apple a day…)

  4. Random acts of kindness

  5. Love

  6. A roof over your head, a bed to sleep in

  7. Weekends

  8. Good memories with better people

  9. Freedom

  10. And of course, venues for giving us a place to celebrate any and every occasion


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Falling for Foliage

More and more couples have been deciding to get hitched in the fall. With leaves changing from grass green to vibrant orange, red and yellow — fall is the perfect time to take advantage of outdoor venues. Everyone knows that nothing is more inviting than the crisp autumn air and the smell of pine. And who could blame us with venues like this?

Southall Meadows | Franklin, Tennessee


Typical of the South, Southall Meadows’ rustic elegance truly embodies Southern elegance in the fall. Everything from the old-fashioned barn, surrounding bodies of water and the lustrous grounds create a perfect backdrop for outdoor weddings.

Honora Winery | West Halifax, Vermont


Imagine, New England traditions with a touch of Napa influence and you have got Honora Winery. This best of both worlds combination makes for an ideal fall wedding. Behind the French doors and mahogany walls, the five-star diamond award winning facility can comfortably accommodate up to 225 guests.

The Foundry at Oswego Pointe | Lake Oswego, Oregon


This award-winning venue is ideal whether you want an indoor or outdoor wedding venue — or both. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the foliage is visible even inside the comfort of the venue. Directly on the water, the reflection of the leaves doubles your fall foliage quota, surrounding you in true, rustic beauty.

Granite Ridge Estate & Barn | Norway, Maine


Tucked away in the Western Maine mountains, it’s not wonder Granite Ridge Estate & Barn made our list. With panoramic views from on top of a mountain 1000 feet high looking over 128 private surrounding acres, this site is one you must see for yourself.

Mohonk Mountain House | New Paltz, New York


Just 90 miles north of New York City, your Catskill country oasis awaits. A family owned and operated family resort since 1869, this Victorian Castle sits pretty overlooking 40,000 acres of pristine forest. Not to mention its rated #1 in the Hudson Valley.

Sea's The Day

You crave a love as deep as the sea, so why not get married there? Here are two of our favorite ‘on the water’ venues that allow you to exchange vows while watching the sun dip into the ocean and lose yourself in the waves and blue water.

Valiant | Boston, Massachusetts

Commonly referred to as ‘Titletown’ or ‘Beantown,’ Boston is known for great food, outstanding athletics, and a great city atmosphere that still somehow makes you feel right at home.  

Picture being on the gorgeous Charles River, in an elegant 97’ yacht. Now, picture being on the yacht with a traditional salon style full bar, and a large canopy deck with all of your closest family and friends on your wedding day. Doesn’t get much better than that. The Valiant offers plenty of space for guests and amazing views of the Boston skyline at every angle.

The Valiant yacht is one of the most luxurious vessels in all of Boston. Each cruise is is expertly crafted so that it may reflect whatever requests the wedding party may desire, ensuring that your big day is crafted exactly to how you like.

Hornblower Cruises & Events | Marina Del Rey, California

As if you needed another reason to visit California— its as if everything is better there. The water is warmer and bluer, everyone has a sun kissed glow, and who doesn't love palm trees?

Hornblower Cruises & Events offers not one, not two but over ten different wedding options. Each offering unique options catered to each couple. To name a few, the ‘Champagne Brunch Wedding Package’ includes a delicious brunch, free-flowing and endless champagne and elegant views. The ‘Diamond Wedding Package’ includes candlelight ambiance and seascape florals.

The variety that Hornblower Cruises & Events offers will leave any couple wishing they could get married over and over again. The views alone are enough to keep you wanting to never leave, but the incredible service and endless options are what will make you happy you chose to have your wedding at sea with Hornblower Cruises & Events.

Save the Date, Save the Ticket.

Destination wedding without the destination-wedding price? We’ve been there. Luckily, sometimes there can be pieces of different cultures found right around the corner. Allow yourself to embark on that ‘destination-wedding’ without spending all of your euros or yen.

Villa Siena | Gilbert, Arizona


Located southeast of Phoenix, Gilbert, Arizona is a flourishing and beautiful town. Once ranked by CNN’s Money Magazine as one of the best places to live in the United States, Gilbert boasts beauty and a growing community.

Villa Siena is truly defined by its unparalleled architectural design and European flare. Not only is the architecture hand carved and European inspired, but everything from the vibrant red-sacked roof to the golden toned stone, which was quarried in Colorado, gives Villa Siena the classic warm and relaxing hues that make us feel like we are sitting in a Tuscan Villa, sipping a fine wine.

Villa Siena’s gothic and renaissance style are truly emphasized by the intricate detail in each room and the live gas flame lanterns that set a romantic ambiance. The Chianciano Banquet Hall within Villa Siena is quite possibly our favorite room in Villa Siena. Perfect for a large or small wedding, this room truly epitomizes Italian essence. A handcrafted bar, barrel vaulted ceiling, hand scraped mahogany floors, antique lighting— this space captures the elegance of an Italian wedding.

Redland Koi Gardens | Homestead, Florida

Redland Koi

North of Miami and also home to one of our favorite ‘green’ venues, Homestead, Florida is a wonderful location to get hitched. 

Picturesque oaks aside, Redland Koi Gardens true allure is that they have plant specimens from all over. And, of course, they also own some of the finest examples of Koi in the world. The fruit at Redland Koi Gardens and trees from Thailand produced a shady, serene and tranquil canopy, giving the illusion of being in a Thai forest. In contrast, the rare Koi ponds give the feeling of being in Japan.

This scenic outdoor venue has 2.5 acres of lush green land will put you at ease. All the while the Japanese inspired gardens that are constantly evolving will give you peace of mind, perfect for your wedding day.

Nerai | New York, New York

Nerai NYC

Home of Yankee Stadium, the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, need we go on, New York City has too many iconic sites to count.

Nerai believes that Greek hospitality is an ancient history that links friendship, food and drinks. Their whitewashed walls that are draped with a wafting white canopy and Mediterranean blue accents, truly gives the essence of dining in the beautiful, Mykonos.

One of Greece’s most beloved traditions is its seafood and Nerai is no exception to this tradition. Each and every single day, fresh seafood is flown from all over the world to give each customer the taste of fresh Greek seafood. The nautical feel and fresh, live seafood truly allows each customer to escape to Greece, only if for a meal.

Why Organic? Go Green.

So, it’s time to pick a wedding venue, and you’re beginning to feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. We literally mean the weight of the world, because being eco-friendly is very important to you. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple to plan a sustainable, affordable wedding, so we’ve highlighted two of our favorite eco-conscious wedding venues to make your life a little easier.

The Plant Cafe Organic | San Francisco, California

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Located on San Francisco's Embarcadero, just minutes away from the Ferry Building, The Plant Café offers both open and covered outdoor seating along the beautiful waterfront.

The Plant Café is a full service casual-meets-upscale restaurant that boasts delicious and fresh sustainable food, everything from fruits and vegetables to scrumptious seafood. The Plant Café pulls ingredients and flavors from local farmers markets, truly prioritizing sustainable and organic foods. The Plant Café takes full advantage of the seasonal produce that Northern California has to offer and handpicks its produce from local organic farms.

Not only does The Plant Café have organic and healthy food, but it’s also powered by rooftop solar power that draws energy from the sun. The Plant Café is supported by several organizations that emphasize health and conservation such as TapIt Water, Friends of the Urban Forest and Slow Food USA just to name a few. The Plant Café’s priority on sustainable living and healthy organic produce is why it is one of our favorite green venues.

Paradise Farms Organic | Homestead, Florida


Nestled between Biscayne National Park on the east and Everglades National Park to the west, Homestead, Florida, is a vibrant and flourishing suburban area, just a mere thirty miles north of bustling Miami.

Respecting the principles of the ancient art feng shui, the layout of Paradise Farms Organic is centered on a circle of beds and a gazebo that was designed in collaboration with local artists and architects. Paradise Farms Organic firmly believes in incorporating Biodynamic principles, which encourages a cherished relationship with the land based on the energies of the earth, sun, moon, and cosmos. The farm has simple ingredients in their food: ‘natural organic matter, love and care.’ Sounds healthy to us.

Paradise Farms Organic has an open-air gazebo, reception area and botanical garden making for a gorgeous outdoor venue. The farm offers fresh and local, Paradise Farms-based menu, ensuring that the food and produce always reflects the tastes of the changing seasons.