20 Southern Wedding Venues to Consider for Your Big Day

Crooked River, Hiltons, Virginia

The Cedar Room
Courtesy of Crooked River

Crooked River is a rustic, rolling estate with spectacular valley and mountain views. Host your ceremony by the Seventh Shoal or tie the knot in The Grove. The first offers the sound of the water, and the second provides a gorgeous tree-lined backdrop.

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Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina

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Montage Palmetto Bluff sits on a charming property with gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and moss-covered trees. Exchange vows in the May River Chapel, which overlooks the water.

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Sassafras Fork Farm, Rougemont, North Carolina

The Cedar Room
Heather Payne

Sassafras Fork Farm is a family-owned property with pastures, produce, and gorgeous flowers. The pretty spot is expectedly rustic—you may even have some animal guests.

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Riverside on the Potomac, Leesburg, Virginia

The Cedar Room
Jodi & Kurt Photography

Riverside on the Potomac is a lovingly-restored event venue, and its Waterfall Terrace is a lovely spot to wed. The rustic property also boasts a barn that's ideal for a reception.

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Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Key Largo, Florida

The Cedar Room
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Playa Largo is just what you expect of a glamorous, waterfront wedding venue. Marry by the bay, where there's a tree-lined walkway, plus a private beach.

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Parkside Resort, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Parkside Resort
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With stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains, Parkside Resort is a scenic option. There are multiple venues to choose from for your ceremony, and you can also lodge in one of it's cabins.

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Marigny Opera House, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Meghan K Sadler

For a historic location with cultural appeal, try the Marigny Opera House. Proceeds from venue fees go to local artists, and the center has both indoor and outdoor spaces.

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The Marker Waterfront Resort, Key West, Florida

The Cedar Room
Courtesy of The Marker Waterfront Resort

The Marker is an oceanside venue exuding a kind of casual elegance. Host your ceremony in the gardens, where there's plenty of lush tropical foliage.

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Woodmont Christian Church, Nashville, Tennessee


Woodmont Christian Church is small and traditional with a bright, modern interior and a skyscraping steeple.

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Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas

Stephen Karlisch

With its dramatic gilded altar, Highland Park Presbyterian Church is a breathtaking setting for a traditional ceremony.

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Middleton Place, Charleston, South Carolina


A national historic landmark with a museum, restaurant, and inn on its grounds, Middleton Place is also home to the oldest landscaped gardens in the United States.

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Orleans Square, Savannah, Georgia


The central fountain and beautifully landscaped grounds at Orleans Square make a picturesque backdrop for saying "I do." For more information, call Chris Foran at the City of Savannah's Leisure Services, 912-351-3837.

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French Huguenot Church, Charleston, South Carolina


With its Gothic Revival architecture, the French Huguenot Church looks like a grand European cathedral.

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Winter Park Racquet Club, Winter Park, Florida


Located on the eastern shore of Lake Maitland, the Winter Park Racquet Club is the perfect spot for relaxed Florida fetes. Choose a lakeside ceremony under moss-draped oaks or an elegant affair within the Spanish-style building.

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Brick House Studio and Gardens, Crawford, Georgia


The Brick House Studio and Gardens is an intimate venue with two spaces to choose from: a 19th-century brick house and expansive outdoor gardens.

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Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery, Dahlonega, Georgia


Host your wedding ceremony in a pavilion overlooking the vineyard at Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery, or amid the grape leaves themselves.

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Cafe Amelie at the Princess of Monaco Courtyard, New Orleans, Louisiana


Have your ceremony outside in the courtyard (as shown here) or inside Cafe Amelie's cozy carriage house.

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Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Greenwood, Virginia

Patricia Lyons Photography

Emmanuel Episcopal Church boasts a stunning balcony, large organ pipes, and modern white walls.

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Useppa Island Club, Useppa, Florida


Laid-back and tropical, the Useppa Island Club is beloved by yachties and favored by couples looking for a wedding rife with the Sunshine State's signature barefoot vibes.

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All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Liz Banfield

The modern and bright All Saints Episcopal Church is located directly on a mansion-lined canal, and—this being Florida—rocks its palm tree landscaping with style. Hop onto a boat out back to get away to the reception.

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