Here at GWS, we like to do things a bit differently… but there’s a good chance you already know that! We’re talking creative, out-of-the-box weddings, with unique locations, unexpected details, and overall charm that’s specific to each and every couple. Over the past few years, we’ve seen the rise of weddings taking place in untraditional places — national parks, tree houses, antique stores, apothecaries — and we LOVE it!
No need to splurge on décor when you’ve got a unique location that speaks for itself! We’ve curated this list to bring you some of the most jaw-dropping places — the whimsical, the magical, the daring, the surprising… This is the ultimate guide to location inspiration! You’re welcome. ;) … oh, and that photo above? It’s from magical Sedona by Jordan Voth.
1. At a National Park
as seen on GWS from this Bright, Bold + Boho-Inspired Yosemite National Park Elopement // photographer: Kristine Herman Photography + location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA
2. In an Antique Store
as seen on GWS from this Intimate + Moody Wedding in an Antique Market with Leather Accents // photographer: Raquel Benito + venue: Pharmacy Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
as seen on GWS from this Quirky Wedding at Big Daddy’s Antiques with a Custom Beer Bar // photographer: Mary Costa Photography + venue: Big Daddy’s Antiques, Culver City, California, USA
3. At a Castle
as seen on GWS from this Moody Castle Wedding in Wales with Overgrown Florals // photographer: From the Daisies + venue: Manbier Castle, Tenby, Wales, UK
as seen on GWS from this Rustic + Relaxed Outdoor French Wedding in Normandy // photographer: Nirav Patel + venue: Chateau le mont Epinguet, Normandy, France
4. In a Treehouse
5. In an Apothecary Museum
as seen on GWS from this Moody Victorian-Inspired Elopement at the Pharmacy Museum in New Orleans // photographer: Hannah McSwain + venue: Pharmacy Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
6. At an Old Theatre or Playhouse
Image Courtesy of Ace Hotel + venue: Ace Hotel Los Angeles
7. At a Natural Wonder + Surrounded by Nature
as seen on GWS from this Colorful Super Bloom Engagement Session in a Poppy Field // photographer: Alyssa Marie Photography
8. In the Desert
as seen on GWS from this Salt Flats Pop-Up Wedding in the California Desert // photographer: India Earl + location: Salt Flats, Palm Springs, California, USA
9. In a Greenhouse
as seen on GWS from this Rustic + Bohemian California Wedding in a Greenhouse // photographer: Karra Leigh Photography + location: Cypress Grove Research Center, Marshall, California, USA
10. At a Brewery
as seen on GWS from this Industrial + Romantic Wedding Inspiration at a Brewery // photographer: Christina Karst + location: Intuition Ale Works, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
11. A Converted Building or Warehouse
as seen on GWS from this Romantic Proposal in an Abandoned Church from the 1930s // photographer: Jonnie + Garrett Wedding Photographers location: The Monroe Abbey, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
as seen on GWS from this Wedding at the “Open Sky Museum” AKA the Dilapidated Church Ruins in Brazil // photographer: Aloha Fotografia + location: Fazenda Jagoara Velha, Matozinhos, Minas Gerais, Brazil
12. At a Museum
as seen on GWS from this New Year’s Eve Wedding at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles // photographer: Rachel Gulotta Photography + venue: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
as seen on GWS from this Minimalistic Winter Elopement at a Modern Art Museum // photographer: Rebecca and Lindsey + venue: Audain Art Museum, Whistler, B.C., Canada
13. At An Abandoned Train Station
Know of a place that should be added to the list? Please share with us below!!
And for those that said their vows in an equally enchanting location, we’d love to hear all about it!
Happy scouting, folks!