These Stunning *Abandoned* Buildings Will Make You Want to Have Your Wedding in Ruins

Abandoned Building Wedding Venue

Our readers have been LOVING our latest round-up posts of The Most Romantic Castles to Get Married At, Must-See Forest Weddings, Coolest Greenhouses to Get Married At in the United States, and Breathtaking National Parks Will Have You Saying I Do at Your Own Outdoor Wedding. Well, we thought it was about time we explored weddings in ruins…now that might sound scary at first, but trust us, these love stories are only made more epic with the dilapidated locations! While some of these venues might not be completely abandoned—they do give off the appearance that they might be…but may come with some modern conveniences of facilities and whatnot. ;)

Some of these may be old abbeys, restored warehouses, fragments of castles left behind, there’s even an abandoned train station, too! If you’re a lover of old buildings and those that don’t necessarily have major curb appeal, but rather delight with their worn stones and overgrown greenery, get ready! You’re going to fall head over heels for these historical beauties.

{above photo by Northern Native Photography // venue: The Jam Handy, Detroit, Michigan, USA // as seen on GWS from this Urban Meets Elegant at this Wedding in an Abandoned Cathedral in Michigan}

The Knapp’s Castle Ruins in Santa Barbara

Abandoned Building Wedding Venue

photo by Emily Magers // venue: Knapp’s Castle, Santa Barbara // as seen on GWS from this Majestic, ‘End of the World’ Wedding Inspiration

The Ruin Venue in Joshua Tree

photo by Liza Kirk Photography from The Experience Workshop // venue: The Ruin Venue // bouquet: Shindig Chic // dress by Rue de Seine from Lovely Bride

The Monroe Abbey in Phoenix, Arizona

Abandoned Building Wedding Venue

photo by Jonnie + Garrett Wedding Photographers // venue: The Monroe Abbey, Phoenix, Arizona // as seen on GWS from this He Planned The Most Romantic Proposal in an Abandoned Church from the 1930s

This Church from 1853 That was Converted Into an Opera House

marigny opera house

photos by Matoli Keely Photography // venue: Marigny Opera House, New Orleans

These Ruins in Georgia

kellum valley farm ruins

photo courtesy of Kellum Valley Farm // venue: Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm Cleveland, Georgia // see more of this location in this Fall Gothic Bridal Inspiration with a Black Gown

This Industrial Building in NYC

Lev Kuperman The Green Building New York Abandoned Ruin Venue

photo by Lev Kuperman Photography via The Green Building // venue: The Green Building in Brooklyn, NYC

This Castle in Ireland That’s Covered in Greenery

Ireland Styled Elopement Castle Ruins

photo by Studio Brown // venue name: Menlo Castle, Menlo, Galway, Ireland // event design: Brannan Events & Design // wedding dress: Lovers Society x Green Wedding Shoes // as seen on GWS from this Runaway Elopement Shoot Amongst Castle Ruins in Ireland

This Breathtaking Chapel in London

asylum chapel london abandoned wedding venue

photo by Indiego Photography // venue: Asylum Chapel Peckham, London

This Masterpiece of an Abbey in France

l’Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay France Abandoned Wedding l’Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay France Abandoned Wedding

photos by Laurène and the Wolf // venue: Abbaye Vaux de Cernay Cernay-la-Ville, France

In an Old Château in France

photo by Nirav Patel // venue: Chateau le mont Epinguet, Normandy, France // as seen on GWS from this Rustic + Relaxed Outdoor French Wedding in Normandy

This Abandoned Train Station in Prague, Czech Republic

Abandoned Train Station Building Wedding Venue

photos by Couple of Prague // venue: Nakladove Nadrazi Zizkov, Prague, Czech Republic // event design: Søstre studio // as seen on GWS from this Wedding at an Abandoned Train Station in Prague

This Dreamy 12th-Century Abbey Surrounded by Olive Groves

La Badia di Orvieto

photo by Katie Grant Photo // venue: Hotel La Badia di Orvieto Terni, Italy

This Gorgeous Restaurant in Milan

Carlo e Camilla in SegheriaCarlo e Camilla in Segheria

photos courtesy of The Lane, second photo by Nathalie Krag for Tanja Solci Studio // venue: Carlo e Camilla in Segheria Milan, Italy

These Dilapidated Church Ruins in Brazil

Abandoned Building Wedding Venue

photo by Aloha Fotografia // venue: Fazenda Jagoara Velha, Matozinhos, Minas Gerais, Brazil // as seen on GWS from this Wedding at the “Open Sky Museum” AKA the Dilapidated Church Ruins in Brazil

The Unfinished Church in Bermuda

Bermuda Ruin unfinished church abandoned venue

photo by Jose Villa // venue: The Unfinished Church St. George’s, Bermuda

These Tropical Ruins in Australia

Paronella Park Queensland

photo courtesy of The Lane // venue: Paronella Park, Queensland, Australia

This Stunning Ballroom in Melbourne

George Ballroom St. Kilda Melbourne Abandoned Building Ruin Wedding VenueGeorge Ballroom St. Kilda Melbourne Abandoned Building Ruin Wedding Venue

top photo courtesy of The George Ballroom; bottom photo courtesy of The Lane, with styling by Nomad Styling // venue: The George Ballroom, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

Aren’t these places absolutely gorgeous?! Know of any other “abandoned” places that we should include? Let us know in the comments below!

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