Destination weddings? Maybe not anytime soon.
Due to the nature of the current world, having a destination wedding might not be possible for many people. Although you might not be able to have your ceremony on the beaches of Tulum or overlooking the cliffs of Greece, if you want to have a destination wedding why not do it in the good ol' U.S.A.?
Disclaimer: Be sure to follow travel and local guidelines accordingly. Take other factors into consideration if you are planning on having a wedding during the pandemic. This article is meant simply as a reference, we do not condone non-compliance with state and federal pandemic guidelines.
Check out ten of our favorite U.S. cities to consider for a stellar destination wedding:
1. Palm Springs, California
We're starting our list in sunny California! Typically when you think of the golden state, you're probably picturing blue waters and warm beaches – but we're taking it to the desert, baby! Palm Springs is perfect for couples who want that unique laid-back wedding feel. This city boasts beautiful views and bright colors everywhere you look. It'll feel like you escaped to your own personal city!
Ring: The Alexandria
2. New Orleans, Louisiana
When you think of this vibrant city, your first thoughts might go to Mardi Gras. But for the couple who wants to party it up on their wedding, this is the place for you! There's plenty of nightlife, bars, good food, and entertainment for you and your guests. You can't go to New Orleans without hearing some of the best music and bands that will make you want to dance the night away, either!
3. Portland, Oregon
Most people are aware of this city's mantra: "Keep Portland weird." If you're a couple who likes to mix it up and step away from the norm, Portland may be your destination! Portland's summers consist of low humidity and warm sun, making this the perfect spot for your outdoor wedding!
Ring: The Evermore set
4. Maui, Hawaii
Oh come on, you saw this coming! It wouldn't be a U.S. Destinations Wedding list without including beautiful Hawaii. Maui is lovers island, and we can't think of a more romantic and tropical destination to get married. If you're looking for the classic island wedding without leaving the States, Maui is where you want to go.
5. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Radiating the spirit of the Old West, Jackson Hole is perfect for your rustic, mountain-side wedding day. With plenty of scenery and wildlife, you'll feel like you've been whisked away to a different, simpler time. Get married among gorgeous ranches and towering mountain peaks that will make your fairytale wedding dreams come to life.
6. Napa Valley, California
For elegance refined, take your wedding to Napa Valley in Northern California. Tucked away in the rolling hills, Napa is home to classic estates, gorgeous wineries, and upscale resorts and spas. This area is recognized as one of the most premier wine regions in the entire world – so you know your wedding will have some of the best wine around!
Ring: The Lovely
7. Nashville, Tennessee
Grab your cowboy boots and load up your country playlist, Nashville is the city to be! Here lies the heart & soul of country music, a place perfect for couples who truly love and appreciate the romantic essence of this genre. With its classic southern charm, Nashville is guaranteed to be the place you and your guests will treasure in your hearts forever.
Ring: The Enchanted
8. Las Vegas, Nevada
Even if you're not eloping, don't underestimate getting married in Sin City! This bustling and lively city is for the couple who loves to get wild and will stay forever young at heart. Many of the upscale hotels have gorgeous venues to say your I Do's, right before you head out for the night and live it up.
Rings: The Rose set
9. Ithaca, New York
Push all of those preconceived New York notions aside. Unlike its Manhattan counterpart full of skyscrapers and industrial buildings, this city in New York has a beautiful rural charm. Ithaca has lakes, forests, and gorgeous views – not what you'd expect from a state that's known famously for its concrete jungle, huh?
Ring: The Olivia
10. San Diego, California
We're finishing our list back in the golden state. San Diego has warm, breezy weather all year round and is the perfect place to fake a 'tropical' getaway without leaving the U.S. or jumping on a plane to Hawaii. Not only are there stunning waterfront venues, but there are plenty of hip spots to explore for the more modern couples.
Ring: The Scarlett