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The Venue Report

The venue you select for your wedding immediately sets the tone for your event (more tips on choosing the perfect venue here!). As one of the first (and most important!) decisions you make in the planning process, you want to be certain that you are choosing a space that is beautiful, unique and functional for your celebration. From a breathtaking farm to an old sugar mill, here are some of the venues that currently have us swooning!

Pippin Hill - Eric Kelley Photography

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards; Image via Eric Kelley Photography

The southern charm and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountain Range make Pippin Hill Farm a lovely choice for your nuptials. This winery and culinary vineyard was founded by the Easton Porter Group. Lynn Easton, event planner extraordinaire put her magical touch on this space and it is truly stunning!

Durham-Ranch-Wedding-via Wedding Spot Durham Ranch; Image via The Wedding Spot

We love the chic, fresh setting at Durham Ranch in Napa Valley. Guests can move from the garden side ceremony, to poolside cocktails, to a spectacular reception in the barn. You can’t go wrong with a wedding in wine country! Additionally, Paula LeDuc Fine Catering is the exclusive catering team at this venue, which means your guests will be in for a magical culinary experience.

Blackberry Farm - Town & CountryBlackberry Farm; Image via Town & Country

Situated on an idyllic estate in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Blackberry Farm is celebrated as one of the nation’s finest intimate, luxury hotels.  One may host up to 138 guests at an estate wedding at this breathtaking property.   With the finest accommodations, stunning views, an assortment of activities, this venue would create a romantic wedding weekend for you and your loved ones.

Reception-Haik-Mill - Ian Russell PhotographyHaiku Mill; Image via Ian Russell Photography

A sought after private event space in Maui, the Haiku Mill is a historic sugar processing factory. Talk about a unique setting to exchange your “I Do’s!” It. Is. Gorgeous. A quick Google search and you will see the magnificent beauty of this venue!

Lowndes Grove Plantation -Philip Dean WeddingsImage via Philip Dean

In the heart of Charleston sits the dreamy Lowndes Grove Plantation built in 1786. Surrounded by oak trees and riverside views, this property has been the backdrop for one of a kind celebrations for more than four centuries. Rich in both history and beauty, this space will surely capture the hearts of your guests.