Outside Wedding Venues that Will Help You Plan Your Special Day

Outside Wedding Venues that Will Help You Plan Your Special Day

Weddings Select Registry – December 29, 2013

Planning your wedding in the warm spring or summer months means you can have a glorious ceremony outdoors. There are many venues at Select Registry that will provide you will all the necessary guidance in order to help you plan your special day.


Designing Every Nuance of Your Event

Working with an event specialist who can help you design every nuance of your ceremony and reception means you can relax knowing that your day will be just as you imagined it. The following Inns are just a handful out of our wide selection, with each one offering impeccable service, the perfect environment, and a chance to make a memory that will far outdo any dream.

Inn at Occidental of Sonoma Wine Country

Occidental, CA

With four-star guestrooms for up to 38 people and two separate areas to hold your reception, the Inn at Occidental of Sonoma Wine Country has it all. Whether you decide to be married onsite at the beautifully renovated Occidental Community Church right next door, at St. Phillip the Apostle Catholic church two blocks away, or outdoors by the officiant of your choice, this magnificent Inn will handle all the necessities to make your wedding shine.

The Inn’s onsite event specialist will help you organize your ceremony, reception, bridal luncheon, and rehearsal dinner for 50 to 99 guests. Book the entire Inn for your ceremony and reception, and make use of the exquisite veranda, dining room and outdoor patio for your buffet, bar, and dance area. The Courtyard seats up to 110 people at 11 round tables, which makes for a beautiful location, surrounded by the glorious garden and fountain and needing practically no other decoration to highlight the celebration.

If your party extends into the evening, rent heaters to keep everyone warm and cozy. And if the weather looks less than rosy, you can also rent a tent that can easily cover the entire courtyard, keeping your guests happy and dry.

Only one hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge on a hill overlooking the lovely town of Occidental, the main house was built in 1876 and is the oldest surviving residential building in town. It was restored and opened as a bed & breakfast in 1988, with a beautiful addition built in 2000 on the hillside just behind the mansion, adding eight rooms to the mix.

Surrounded by giant redwoods and lush vineyards, the Inn is right near Sonoma coast beaches, Armstrong State Reserve of Redwoods, and a plethora of renowned wineries, all accessible with complimentary tasting passes for Inn guests. For those friends and family members staying over, why not go on a private tour and tasting at some of the small boutique wineries the day after or before your ceremony? It’s a perfect way to bond the families even further.

Blair Hill Inn at Moosehead

Greenville, ME

Named one of North America’s top five most visually stunning wedding locations, the majestic hillside setting is just one of the advantages you will enjoy when you book your wedding at this lovely Inn. With more than 16 years of experience with the area’s premier wedding resource providers, the professional staff will easily help you with all of the exigencies to make your ceremony and reception perfect. Providing planning assistance for your rehearsal dinner, bridal luncheon, ceremony, reception, catering and bar services, spa services, lodging, and special touches will help to take most of the stress off your shoulders so that you can concentrate on the excitement of the celebration and all that it means.

The stunning setting, including a vast sky stretching over the crystal blue lake, is matched by impeccable service, an award-winning dining experience, and exquisite décor. Entertain up to 100 guests on grounds, which will make everyone feel like they have stepped onto a movie set or a painting, with lake and mountain views stretching out beyond the imagination.

Blair Hill Inn offers luxurious guestrooms and baths, elegant and inviting common areas, a stunning cocktail lounge, and a wonderful restaurant. This 1891 country estate, sitting 30 feet high atop stone walls, is reached by a long, stately driveway that makes a breathtaking impression long before anyone even reaches the portals. Historic with modern amenities, the Inn is four diamond rated and considered the number one lodging property by Tripadvisor.com with a perfect score of “5.”

Friends Lake Inn

Chestertown, NY

 If an outdoor wedding by a tranquil pond featuring a fairytale gazebo on the back lawn of one of the most impressive Inns in North America is how you imagined the location for your nuptials, then you’ve come to the right place. Friends Lake Inn is a beautifully restored mansion nestled into the grand beauty of the Adirondacks and filled with exceptional antiques, guestrooms with Jacuzzis and fireplaces, and all the comforts and amenities you would want to offer your own guests, especially when inviting them to one of the most special events of your life.

Picture a casual party atmosphere inside a beautiful tent where a signature sample reception menu is created and served at stations throughout. Giving your friends and family a chance to mingle, sitting where they like, the traditional buffet style reception is a perfect way to keep things relaxed and intimate after your wedding ceremony. Dance to the music of your choice and enjoy all of the details that have been covered by the Inn’s professional planning staff.

With a variety of wedding packages that can be customized to your desires, the Inn can easily host your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, and bridal luncheon in style for up to 100 guests. Make sure you book rooms for your intimate family members and friends to help them bond even further while basking poolside or canoeing or fishing right on Friend’s Lake. And with the world-class cuisine and Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine list, every extra night spent at the Inn will prolong the pleasure of your magnificent event.

Mercersburg Inn

Mercersburg, PA

Arrive at this luxurious private mansion and be received by a professional staff worthy of Downton Abbey. Have a cocktail in the Tile Room Bar, butlered hors d’oeuvres, and dinner created by Chef Nowalk who presides over Byron’s Dining Room, the Inn’s famed restaurant.

Beautifully landscaped lawns that are both lush and flower-laden are where you can plan to seal your vows when staying at the Mercersburg. Invite up to 175 guests to enjoy your ceremony and then a lavish wedding tent for dinner at the front of the Inn, dancing in the Great Room, and the cutting of the cake in the Grand Lobby. Sit in the formal or porch dining room to enjoy every bite, and revel in an event that embodies the elegance of former times. The Inn’s staff has been impeccably trained to help prepare and deliver the perfect event in all of its aspects, so once you deliver your notes, all you have to do is enjoy the results.

As a special gesture, reserve guestrooms for you family and friends so that they can have the pleasure of an overnight stay in grand style. The 1909 home features a mahogany paneled dining room, a sun filled porch, and a stunning double curving staircase leading to perfectly appointed guestrooms that boast antique soaking tubs and other superior amenities.

Abingdon Manor

Latta, SC

The Inn’s glorious grounds beg for outdoor events, and what could be better than staging your wedding in gardens created to frame your vows. Enjoy the garden terrace where you can tie the knot under a majestic pecan tree amongst opulent flowers blooming just for you.

The Inn’s events coordinator will assist you in creating the perfect event, with no detail overlooked. From the wedding cake, to your flowers, photographer, musicians, and transport, you only have to decide what you want and your wish is the command. Let the professional staff design a magnificent sit down gourmet dinner for up to 30 guests or food stations for up to 200.

Have your ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner on this luxury property exactly halfway between New York City and Palm Beach. Rated 4 Diamonds each year by AAA, the turn of century Greek Revival mansion is listed on National Register of Historic Places and makes the perfect setting for an occasion that you will never forget.

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For more information on these and other outdoor wedding venues around the United States and Canada, please contact Select Registry!