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20 Venues for a Winter Wonderland Wedding

By: Stefania Sainato

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  • The Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL

    The Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL

    The Drake Hotel offers waterfront views of Lake Michigan and three magnificent ballrooms to choose from for your regal winter celebration. As part of their annual holiday tradition, they display elaborate Christmas decorations and host a winter-themed teatime in the Palm Court.

    Photo courtesy of The Drake Hotel

  • The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, CA

    The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, CA

    Winter receptions at Ahwahnee Hotel take place in the solarium, where tall windows offer an unparalleled view of the majestic Glacier Point, and an indoor fountain of local jasper adds an outdoorsy element. The hotel's public spaces feature giant stone fireplaces, rich tapestries, and stunning stained glass.

    Photo courtesy of the Ahwahnee Hotel

  • Vibiana in Los Angeles, CA

    Vibiana in Los Angeles, CA

    Originally built as the Cathedral of St. Vibiana in 1876, Vibiana is now the perfect venue for a grand winter ball, with a pristine white interior and a ceremony stage made of century-old onyx and marble. A gilded foyer leads into the main hall, where the baroque columns reach 45 feet upward to the ornate arched ceilings.

    Photo courtesy of Vibiana

  • The Arctic Club Seattle – A DoubleTree by Hilton in Seattle, WA

    The Arctic Club Seattle – A DoubleTree by Hilton in Seattle, WA

    The Northern Lights Dome Ballroom at The Arctic Club Seattle showcases a mesmerizing leaded stained glass ceiling that draws in filtered, natural light. Original gilded Rocco motifs pay homage to the building’s rich history. Doesn’t it remind you of a delicate Christmas ornament?

    Photo courtesy of The Arctic Club Seattle

  • Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe in Truckee, CA

    Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe in Truckee, CA

    The luxurious Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe offers everything from a lavish ballroom with soaring ceilings to an intimate outdoor terrace by a cozy fire. Say your "I dos" beside the snowy, glistening pines in a whimsical woodland ceremony. Afterward, share a spiced cocktail on the terrace together, and treat your guests to a stunning view of the Sierra Nevada during your ballroom reception.

    Photo courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe

  • Event Above in Staten Island, NY

    Event Above in Staten Island, NY

    Event Above, a sleek rooftop space in Staten Island, boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the New York City skyline. Here, 4,000 illuminated crystals in the ceiling cast a snow-like glow over the ballroom floor. The outdoor terrace features lounge seating and cozy fire pits, so guests can enjoy the glittering view while keeping warm.

    Photo courtesy of Event Above

  • The Peaks Resort & Spa in Telluride, CO

    The Peaks Resort & Spa in Telluride, CO

    The Peaks Resort & Spa is located in Telluride, a beautiful mountain town in Colorado. Exchange vows out on the terrace or the deck overlooking the San Juan Peaks; the sunsets here are spectacular, so you might want to consider timing your ceremony accordingly. The resort's elegant indoor space offers a panoramic view through glass windows, allowing you to enjoy the stunning scenery as you dine with your guests.

    Photo courtesy of The Peaks Resort & Spa

  • Dover Hall Estate in Richmond, VA

    Dover Hall Estate in Richmond, VA

    With its grand ballrooms, impressive architecture, and rolling hills, Dover Hall Estate sets an unforgettable scene for a winter wedding. The picturesque estate commands a spectacular view of 55 acres of rolling hills and woodlands — a landscape that serves as a backdrop for amazing photo opportunities. Just imagine this landscape covered in snow!

    Photo courtesy of the Dover Hall Estate

  • Le Foyer Ballroom by LA Banquets in Los Angeles, CA

    Le Foyer Ballroom by LA Banquets in Los Angeles, CA

    Winter weddings in Los Angeles may not involve any snow, but the dazzling chandelier at Le Foyer Ballroom sets the stage for an elegant and formal wedding celebration. Other unique features include a 25-foot fountain encased in Italian marble (located at the entrance of the building), and an outdoor hookah bar on the patio. As stylish as the city it calls home, this venue is ideal for a glamorous affair with a vintage twist.

    Photo courtesy of Le Foyer Ballroom

  • Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club in Douglasville, GA

    Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club in Douglasville, GA

    Located just a half-hour drive away from the center of Atlanta, Foxhall Resort feels like a faraway escape with its riverside location, stables, and wooded hills. The spaces at Foxhall are crafted with rustic timbers and stone, featuring windows that capture the sweeping views of the Chattahoochee River and the dramatic meadows. 

    Photo courtesy of Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club

  • National Hotel in Miami Beach, FL

    National Hotel in Miami Beach, FL

    Miami and winter weather may not mix, but that doesn’t mean that you can't host a frosty-inspired fête — it just takes a bit more creativity! Here, the poolside space at National Hotel is dressed up with glittery tablecloths and uplighting. This idyllic oceanfront property in the Art Deco neighborhood allows you to have the best of both worlds: fun in the sand and surf as well as a posh winter-themed reception.

    Photo courtesy of the National Hotel

  • Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia, PA

    Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia, PA

    With a mezzanine level and sparkling chandeliers, the Ballroom at the Ben offers an elegant ambience and plenty of room for decorations (picture garlands woven with lights and wrapped across the mezzanine). Fun fact: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper danced their last number in The Silver Linings Playbook right in this hall.

    Photo courtesy of Ballroom at the Ben

  •  Union Hill Inn in Sonora, CA

    Union Hill Inn in Sonora, CA

    If you want your wedding to have a more rustic feel, then check out the romantic chapel at Union Hill Inn in Sonora. Pillars and chandeliers are woven with string lights, creating an enchanting ambience. For a fun and relaxing wedding weekend for all, invite your guests to stay in the Inn’s cottages and enjoy the hiking trails, lakes, rivers, and quaint local towns.

    Photo courtesy of Union Hill Inn

  • Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, IL

    Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, IL

    Trump International Hotel & Tower is the ultimate canvas for a winter bash, featuring walls lined with floor-to-ceiling windows, sleek chandeliers, and panoramic views of the Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan, and the Chicago River. The Grand Foyer of this five-star hotel features a custom bar and chic lounge décor, making this venue a great option for couples with a modern wedding style.

    Photo courtesy of Trump International Hotel & Tower

  • Washington School House Hotel in Park City, UT

    Washington School House Hotel in Park City, UT

    Located in the heart of Park City, the Washington School House Hotel offers the charm, hospitality, and unrivaled atmosphere of a historic boutique hotel. A roaring fireplace, a chic ski lounge, white antler chandeliers, and an antique mirror from a French opera house all come together to present an unexpectedly trendy setting in the middle of the mountains.

    Photo courtesy of the Washington School House Hotel

  • The Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC

    The Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC

    Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Inn on Biltmore Estate is the epitome of lavish comfort. The grand chateau was completed in 1895, and it's filled with priceless treasures, including original art by Renoir, 16th-century tapestries, and vintage furniture. The Gallery offers an intimate, quaint space fit for Cocktail Hour, and you can dance the night away beneath the 70-foot ceiling in the ballroom.

    Photo courtesy of the Inn on Biltmore Estate

  • The Atrium at The Essex Resort & Spa in Essex Junction, VT

    The Atrium at The Essex Resort & Spa in Essex Junction, VT

    Based in the Vermont countryside, the Atrium at the Essex Resort & Spa is a charming choice for a winter wedding. You can choose to have your ceremony indoors or outside by the gorgeous gazebo (weather permitting). The spacious reception room overlooks the gardens on site and is decorated with string lights to complete the whimsical look. Add some seasonal greenery, and you're all set!

    Photo courtesy of the Essex Resort & Spa

  • Bread & Chocolate at The Old Bag Factory in Goshen, IN

    Bread & Chocolate at The Old Bag Factory in Goshen, IN

    Historic yet urban, Bread & Chocolate is a loft-style venue housed inside an old factory. The brick and beam construction, paired with the winding string lights, foster a rustic, cozy atmosphere that’s perfect for winter weddings with a festive agenda. Plus, the ballroom suite features a former 19th-century vault that now functions as a bar!

    Photo courtesy of Bread & Chocolate at The Old Bag Factory

  • Chart House Weehawken in Weekawken, NJ

    Chart House Weehawken in Weekawken, NJ

    Located directly across from Manhattan on the Hudson River, Chart House Weehawken offers spectacular views of the New York City skyline and an inviting atmosphere that will complement the snowy city backdrop during winter. The outdoor terrace rests over the water, providing an awesome spot for wedding photos and a break from dancing.

    Photo courtesy of Chart House Weehawken

  • The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, TX

    The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, TX

    A regal, Baroque masterpiece in downtown Dallas, The Adolphus Hotel is inspired by the history, romance, and glamour of Old World Europe. The architecture and the ambience of the hotel make it an ideal choice for a fairy tale-inspired wedding. In the grand ballroom, celestial paintings on the ceiling and hand-blown chandeliers from Italy set the tone for a memorable celebration and "happily ever after."

    Photo courtesy of the Adolphus Hotel

20 Venues for a Winter Wonderland Wedding

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