Monday, June 6, 2011

Destination Weddings in the US

Martha Stewart came up with a list of the best destination locations in almost all 50 states therefore there is something for everyone! I enjoyed look through this so much I thought I would share a couple of my favorites with you. I was shocked at how many great places in states I never would have thought. It's fun for wedding but it's also fun to look for unique vacation spots.

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville This modern space offers four versatile settings for saying "I do," including an outdoor patio and a large gallery with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Big Spring International Park. If they can tear themselves away from admiring the landscape, guests can browse the contemporary Southern artwork.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana,  The attentive wedding planners at this new resort (shown at right) will create menus and drinks for you (even color-coordinated margaritas). 

Aspen Mountain Club, Aspen, A breathtaking three-mile gondola ride carries guests from the resort to the clubhouse, where a deck looks out over the Elk Mountain Range. If alfresco entertaining isn't your style, indoor options include a wood-paneled wine room or the Montagna Exclusive, a top-rated bar and restaurant with a 20,000-bottle wine cellar.

**I've never been to Colorado but have always wanted to go and this has just made it higher on my travel wish list.

Idaho (who would have ever thought idaho had a place like this? I think that is why I love this article so much)
Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene Golf lovers go gaga for this lakeside resort on a pro-grade course, where couples can tie the knot overlooking its floating 14th hole. Other options for nuptials: the waterfront chapel or penthouse suite. To get married on the lake itself, board one of the property's six cruise boats with your guests.

The Henry Clay, Louisville This neoclassical revival building was listed as an endangered site after its abandonment in 1987, but an overhaul has returned it to a stately space. The Beaux Arts ballroom, one of nine ceremony and reception sites on the property, features colorful stained-glass skylights. And there's a cool perk: When you book your wedding here, the nearby SkyLoft will waive the venue fee for a rehearsal dinner at its rooftop.

Minnesota **wow this is gorgeous
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul At the site's Marjorie McNeeley Conservatory, you can have an "outdoor" wedding without worrying about the weather -- the Sunken Garden and the North Garden are surrounded by glass. You can also get married in one of two outdoor spaces: the Zen-like Japanese garden, or the Excedra, a tree-dotted area on the front lawn with a frog pond and a waterfall. Or, for a truly spectacular event, book the 65,000-square-foot visitor's center.
New Jersey
Natirar, Peapack Natural luxury is at the fore of this 500-acre resort, once owned by the King of Morocco. The Raritan River flows through the property ("Natirar" is "Raritan," spelled backward), and newborn lambs roam the grounds each spring. A semipermanent tent for up to 225 people provides views of the entire property, and on-site catering is available.

If you liked my picks and want to see more visit Planning a Destination Wedding -- Martha Stewart Weddings