Happy Monday, loves! So sorry for the lack of updates around here – it’s been crazy, but thank you all for being so patient and supportive while we’ve been doing some updates! We have some great new content and a blog remodel coming up, and we have some exciting news!
Melissa Hearts Weddings is hiring! We’re looking for one head writer for now, and in the future we’ll be hiring another writer and a social media manager. 🙂 If you love writing about weddings, we’d love to hire you!
Please send an email to melissahberry24[at]gmail[dot]com with a sample of your wedding writing, how many 500-1000 word articles you can write a month, and your rate. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
The United States’ western coast is home to some of the most breathtaking, unforgettable landscapes in the world. So when it comes to wedding venues, the West offers seriously unique nature-meets-luxury spots to host your wedding.
Here are some of the most beautiful, unique wedding venues in the West:
Napa Valley’s gorgeous Calistoga Ranch offers three picturesque venues for your big day. For the wine lover, the Wine Cave is the largest and most unique spot, while the Lommel Lawn and Vineyard Venue showcase two different idyllic outdoor views. Better yet, the ranch is also a luxurious resort and spa, so you and your guests can stay on-site.
This Wild West venue in Half Moon Bay, CA, is the stuff of a Western movie buff’s dreams. Charm and novelty meet convenience at the Long Branch Saloon; there are plenty of locations to host both your ceremony and reception. Choose the Old West Town for outdoor space, the Country Saloon for a laid-back vibe, the Reception Parlor for a night of dancing or the Country Church for a beautiful, intimate ceremony.
The Heceta Head Lighthouse in Oregon is an elegant coastal venue for intimate weddings up to 150 people. Ceremonies can be hosted overlooking a stunning sunset on the West Lawn, on the beach below the station or the Victorian-style Keeper’s House. Better yet, the well-loved and highly-rated on-site Bed and Breakfast at the Heceta Head Lightstation makes for fantastic wedding night accommodations.
This quaint seaside village in Texas has everything you and your guests need to celebrate your big day. There are ceremony spots to suit a variety of styles – tranquil poolside, scenic beach, the high-class Great Lawn and Town Center or the picturesque Fishing Pavilion on Lake Colby. The vacation rentals available make it a convenient vacation getaway for your guests.
Indoor and outdoor venues overlook desert mountains, making the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort in Paradise Valley, AZ a breathtaking wedding spot year-round. You’ll have your pick of reception venues as well, including the Views Ballroom, Praying Monk room, Sunset Room or Private Estates.
Get married under the big Colorado sky at the Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa. The Broad Axe Barn reception room showcases a 25-foot vaulted ceiling, massive windows and an expansive deck overlooking the Continental Divide. Weddings with up to 160 guests will fit comfortably here, and a stay at the lodge will make your wedding unforgettable.
Phoenix, AZ’s Desert Botanical Garden paints a gorgeous desert backdrop for your wedding. Located in Papago Park, the garden offers open air pavilions, banquet halls, courtyards and outdoor terraces. Venues can host 10-250 guests.
Exotic, unique and enchanting, the Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens in Arizona is a seriously magical locations for your “I Dos.” The fountains and courtyards make this a truly one-of-a-kind venue. The airy Boojum Tree Tropical Garden feels private and intimate while still offering a glimpse of the night sky.
Did we miss any beautiful, unique West Coast wedding venues? Let us know in the comments!