A destination wedding doesn’t have to be in a far-flung location halfway around the world – the good ol’ US of A has some excellent wedding locales. Here are some domestic wedding destinations and beautiful hotels in them, approved by The Knot, the #1 wedding experts.
Destination #1: Miami, Florida
Why: Miami gives visitors a mix of big city life and beach living. Couples have a range of background options for their wedding pics like a high-rise rooftop, a classic beach backdrop or cool city vibes from the Art Deco District in South Beach or the vibrant Española Way.
Destination #2: Las Vegas, Nevada
Why: Do you really need to know why Las Vegas is a perfect destination wedding locale? The drive-thru chapels are still there of course, but more options abound. Party-centric, chic, classic – you name it, Vegas has it.
Destination #3: Napa Valley, California
Why: What could be more romantic than a Wine Country wedding? Though most wineries cannot host weddings because of the Winery Definition Ordinance, which protects the precious agricultural land in the area, there are many gorgeous hotels, resorts and landmarks to choose from.
Destination #4: Charleston, South Carolina
Why: Charleston is the destination for a unique, historic wedding venue. Think historic homes, beautiful parks, garden rooms, courtyards and even the harbor. Plus you can easily find a charming hotel for the guests and the couple.
- Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston Autograph Collection – VAX pick
- The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel – VAX pick
Destination #5: Chicago, Illinois
Why: Bright lights, windy city! Chicago is perfect for couples wanting a vibrant cityscape for their wedding. Plus, Lake Michigan is so accessible from downtown, giving couples the option to include a little nature into their wedding aesthetic.
Destination #6: Austin, Texas
Why: Live music, beautiful parks, scenic lakes, plus a vibrant cityscape give couples and their guests plenty to see, do, eat and drink when in town for a Texan wedding.
Disclaimer: Get the latest mask and travel restrictions on the destination you’re traveling to before you go from the city, county or state’s tourism board website or government website.