17 Mar Cheap and beautiful wedding venue ideas
Choosing a venue for your wedding may seem like you’re only selecting a place to have your wedding but in fact, it is much more than that. The venue sets the tone for the entire event, defining the atmosphere and spirit of your wedding, so you don’t want to mess up when it comes to wedding venue selection. Unfortunately, it often seems like great wedding venues cost a fortune and some couples actually spend up to half of their entire wedding budget on the venue. Luckily, if you’re working with a tight budget, there are plenty of inexpensive wedding venues that you can choose from.
Hold your wedding at a national park
Many couples who want to have their wedding outdoors choose botanic gardens or local parks, but these options are often costly and the most popular ones have waiting lists that go many years into the future. Luckily, there’s another option – national parks. They have easily some of the most beautiful places in the country and the fees for hosting your wedding at a national park are much lower than those of city parks and gardens. Some of the most popular wedding locations at national parks include Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite National Park, Running Eagle Falls in Glacier National Park and Timber Creek Overlook at Zion National Park.
Take another look at city hall weddings
City Hall weddings get a bad rep, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a city hall ceremony. It’s true that most couples choose to get married at city halls to elope, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Many city halls are located in gorgeous old buildings, giving you the opportunity to take beautiful pictures before and after the ceremony. Plus, most city halls will allow a small group of people to attend the ceremony, so you can invite a few friends and close family members to witness your union. Some of the most gorgeous city halls in the nation include San Francisco City Hall, city halls in Philadelphia and Atlanta.
Hold a backyard wedding
If you, your parents or close friends have a beautiful back yard, why not host your wedding there? It will help you save lots of money on the venue, plus, you will have limitless possibilities when it comes to personalizing your wedding. If you choose to go with the backyard wedding option, you need to arrange parking for all your guests, think about the bathroom situation and arrange furniture rentals.
Host your wedding at an Airbnb!
If you want to find an off-the-beaten-path location to host your wedding, Airbnb has tons of gorgeous and unique locations. There are numerous advantages that come with the Airbnb option. First of all, you will be able to choose whatever vendors you like for your wedding without any restrictions. Plus, once your wedding ceremony and reception is over, you and your guests will have a place to stay for at least one night.