You simply can’t beat a natural outdoor setting for a wedding! Whether it boasts views of lush foliage or snowcapped mountains, it will lend a timeless look to your big day. Luckily, you don’t have to physically climb a mountain to reach these established outdoor wedding venues. Check out a few of our favorites that feature breathtaking views, for a one-of-a-kind wedding experience.
Experience the extraordinary blend of the Colorado frontier, classic golf course or country club setting, and the rustic elegance of this original 1930s ranch homestead. Summer ceremonies are orchestrated on the luxurious green lawn overlooking Keystone Ranch Golf Course, with spectacular views of Swan Mountain and the Tenmile Range. Winter ceremonies have a warm, romantic feel in front of the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, which was a wedding present to the original owner's daughter. They also boast the Ranch restaurant, with a AAA four-diamond rating. Your guests are sure to be wowed by the views, ambiance and food and beverage service at your celebration.
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Picture your wedding ceremony and reception encircled by the spectacular natural beauty of the Santa Monica mountains. This beautiful venue is situated on 1,000 acres of rolling hills lined with manicured lawns, rose gardens, ribbons of white fences, and horses grazing in the background. There is a range of settings to choose from for your special day. For example, the main lawn where you will exchange vows in front of olive trees under a fallen oak tree arch entwined with grapevines. Or the vineyard, which boasts 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards and valleys.
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What could be better than an intimate wedding ceremony under the redwoods at Loma Vista Gardens in Big Sur. Terraced into the forest, these stunning event spaces overflow with rare cacti, succulents, fruit trees, and flowers. The gardens are elegant yet rustic, highlighting the magic and serenity of Northern California’s most sacred areas. Host your ceremony on the Upper Terrace facing the stunning valley, or The Plateau with the grand redwood trees as the focal point behind. Afterward, move to the Gravel Courtyard, the lowest terrace of the gardens, with vast views of the gorgeous hills across the way.
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Nestled in Garden Valley, Idaho, just an hour outside of Boise, Sixty Chapel is a family-operated ranch. They offer various ceremony locations, outdoor reception spots, and overnight accommodations. The Amphitheater is great for weddings with a large guest, complete with mountain views. Afterward, retreat to the Front Lawn Pond. But for a real treat opt for The Lower 38! With a truly exquisite mountain backdrop for any ceremony or reception, it encompasses thirty-eight acres and endless possibilities.
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Convict Lake Resort invites you and your guests to get in touch with nature and celebrate an unforgettable wedding in Mammoth Lakes, California. You and your loved ones can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountain range reflected in the still blue waters of the lake. When the time comes to say “I do” you can exchange vow outdoors on the lake shores, in a picture-perfect ceremony, or in the lush Aspen Grove. With ample accommodation space, attendees can extend their celebrations over the weekend secluded far away from the bright city lights.
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The ultimate Moab outdoor wedding venue, this unique desert setting is ideal for wild adventurous couples who love nature. Located on 17 acres in the heart of canyon country, it is surrounded by red rock cliffs, native desert vegetation, big views, and endless recreation. Most other venues in the Moab area restrict group size, amplified music, and your party has to end early. At Red Earth Venue you have the freedom to hold your event how you want. Picture dancing, toasting, and dining surrounded by cliffs and under the stars.
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The Griffin House is a beautiful outdoor wedding and reception venue nestled in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge just 40 minutes from Portland. Owned and operated by the Griffin family, this venue truly feels like a home away from home. The breathtaking ceremony lawn is the optimal setting to say “I do”, on a lofty cliff with a view overlooking the gorge. Afterward, you and your guests can retire to the intimate terrace or sprawling reception lawn.
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Noble Ridge Tree Deck is a unique palette of natural influences woven into nature - a spiderweb of wood and steel suspended in space. The secluded treehouse deck venue is located in a Noble Fir forest with a stellar view of Silver Star Mountain. The ceremony space is unbeatable. You’ll enjoy a beautiful balance of natural and modern details, for a truly timeless wedding day.
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Uniting spectacular views, exceptional cuisines, and options for every style, Telluride Ski Resort is the ultimate setting for a destination wedding experience that you will treasure throughout your life together. They offer a range of stunning ceremony and reception sites for you to choose from. Ranging from the Alpino Vino, situated at 12,200 feet. The San Sophia Overlook features 360-degree views of the Sneffels Mountain Range to the north and the striking San Juan Mountain Range to the south. As well as Gorrono Ranch, with extraordinary views of Mt. Wilson.
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Edging the waters of Lake Tahoe, with the Sierra Nevadas in the backdrop, the Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe offers indoor and outdoor venues in South Lake Tahoe for every season. Celebrate in the elegant Lakeview ballroom with views of the shimmering lake. Enjoy an outdoor wedding Lake Tahoe style in our beachfront tent or on the scenic lawn. Throw an intimate wedding reception or dinner party on the Deck or at the Boathouse on the Pier.
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Orchard Canyon on Oak Creek is a premier wedding destination that rivals the most highly sought-after venues in all of Arizona. Say your vows amongst the beautiful and lush orchard with a red-rock mountain backdrop. Celebrate afterward with a brilliant Sedona sunset reception. Situated on 10 lush acres, their organic gardens and orchards are yours to use for the duration of your wedding day.
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Let us know what you think of these stunning outdoor wedding venues! Did one catch your eye? Or is there a venue that we missed that should have been included on the list?