Wedding Style: 11 Types of Venues and What They Say About You

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Mar 18, 2019 11:59:00 PM

Types of VenuesWeddings are all about the happy couple, which is why every aspect of the big day should reflect their relationship, personalities, and style. And it starts with the wedding venue. This can be something as elegant as an intimate wedding in a historic mansion or something as casual as a quaint backyard ceremony. Your wedding venue, no matter what it is, says a lot about your wedding style.

Here's a guide to help you find the perfect wedding venue.


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No deposit needed! Maybe your heart has been set on getting married in your parent's or relative's backyard. Maybe it's full of flowers, backs up to a forest or nature reserve, is lakeside or riverside, or it just holds a lot of meaning to you. A backyard ceremony says you're close with your family, sentimental, your marriage is more important to you than the details of the wedding, and you're really crafty.


Barn weddings continue growing in popularity. If you love the idea of a rustic, rural wedding and hope to wear cowboy boots under that big, white dress of yours, a barn wedding may be the perfect venue for you. This style of wedding can be as casual or sophisticated as you'd like. A barn wedding says you love the outdoors, you're loads of fun, and laid back. 


Beach weddings are the perfect mix of beauty, elegance, and barefoot casualness. All you need are some chairs, an arch, and a selection of flowers to make this the most beautiful wedding you've ever seen. Beach weddings say you're totally relaxed, casual, and go with the flow type people. 


With hundreds of craft breweries popping up all over the state, it's no surprise that brewery weddings would soon follow. A brewery wedding is fun, casual, unique, and a whole lot of fun, which is exactly what this venue says about you as a couple. 


Whether you decide to marry at one of Minnesota's or Western Wisconsin's scenic vineyards/wineries or you choose to make it a destination wedding to Napa Valley, California, a vineyard wedding is sure to be elegant and beautiful. This style venue also provides a rustic, yet romantic feel to your special day. Couples who opt for a vineyard/winery wedding enjoy the outdoors, are romantic, love great experiences, and wine (duh!). 

The Great Outdoors

The great outdoors is a broad category, your wedding could be in a park, forest, garden, on a mountain, etc. No matter where it is, an outdoor wedding means you love exploring new sceneries and consider yourself one with nature. Outdoor weddings can be casual, romantic, bohemian, rustic — just about anything.

A Golf Club

If you dream of a classic and elegant wedding, a golf club is a perfect venue for you. Golf clubs are naturally beautiful, very well kept, and can be custom decorated to fit your wedding style. Couples who choose a golf club wedding are interested in elegance, class, and making every detail of their special day perfect.  

A Historic Landmark

Talk about style? A historic landmark offers so many one-of-a-kind features from the quirky decor to the elaborate architecture. Couples who marry in a historic building — mansion, library, etc. — love anything antique, appreciate the history and architecture this type of venue provides, has a vintage style, and is seen as the most unique couple among friends. 

A Restored Warehouse

Restored warehouses make for excellent wedding venues. They're spacious and feature exposed industrial materials like brick, metals, etc. Couples who choose a warehouse wedding typically follow the latest trends, even those outside the mainstream. If you're creative, love architecture, and want an equally hip and gorgeous wedding venue, you may want to book a restored warehouse.

An Art Museum

If you're artistic, creative, love bold, colorful things, and are unapologetically you all the time, an art museum may be the optimal wedding venue for you. It's untraditional, quirky, fun, and requires very little decorating. 

A Ballroom

Traditional, elegant, romantic, and classic are all words that come to mind when thinking about a ballroom wedding, which is exactly what this style venue says about you as a couple. A ballroom wedding is as close to a royal wedding as you can get. Think chandeliers and floor-length curtains.

No matter what type of wedding venue you choose, it's important that it sets the stage for the wedding style you're looking for whether that be artistic, casual, classic, romantic, etc.

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