East Coast Wedding Venues & Destinations
There’s no escaping it: Destination weddings are having a moment. It’s not just that people are getting married later in life (at an average age of 29, compared to 23 in the ’80s), but also that they’re choosing to travel more than ever before. And while some may think of destination weddings as purely romantic affairs, there are plenty of other reasons why these days are so popular among couples. For starters, you get the chance to visit a new place together (and maybe even start planning a second wedding). Plus, many times, you’ll be able to bring your entire family along for the fun! Whatever your reason for considering a destination wedding (or just dreaming about one), read on for our favorite East Coast wedding venues and destinations where you can say “I do.”
Faena Hotel Miami Beach & Faena Forum | East Coast Wedding Venue
Located in Miami Beach, the Faena Hotel is a hotel and art gallery all in one. The hotel features a rooftop pool and beachfront location, as well as a restaurant and spa. Filled with vibrant art and surrounded by culture and fabulous food-you will feel the energy of Miami at your Faena Hotel destination wedding.
- With plenty of space to accommodate groups of up to 100 guests, you can rest assured that your wedding reception will be spectacular at this venue.
- Faena Forum sits across from the hotel. Its striking architecture and stunning water views make for an incredible ceremony & reception spot.
- See Kelly & Lukas’s incredible Faena Hotel destination wedding recap by watching our video here.
Blackberry Farm, TN
Blackberry Farm is a luxury resort located in the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. It offers several different venues for your ceremony and reception, including two chapels and two wine cellars. The grounds are filled with beautiful flowers, trees, green grass and more. The resort is a perfect spot for a destination wedding because it has enough space for all of your guests without feeling overcrowded or cramped.
This would be an excellent location to film at because there are many different options depending on what you want from your final product:
- A formal dinner setting with tables set up on their lawn (if you’re looking for something traditional). This would give us plenty of room to capture you and your guests while still having lots of natural light at Blackberry Farm Resort when filming weddings here!
Cape May, NJ
Cape May, NJ is a popular East Coast wedding destination for beautiful beaches and Victorian architecture. The town has a great beach that’s perfect for taking photos of your guests as they enjoy some fun activities like parasailing, jet skiing or kite surfing. We enjoyed the breakfast & dirty chai from Ostara Coffee House and our Sunday brunch at Beach Plum Farm. There are also many historical sites for guests to visit. If you’re looking for unique east coast wedding venues to host your wedding reception, consider the options around Cape May! Stay Tuned to see Sarah & Zach’s sweet Cape May destination wedding. For now, you can see their first glimpse edit here.
Palmetto Bluff, SC
Palmetto Bluff is a private resort on the coast of South Carolina. It’s known as one of the best luxury resorts in the world, and it’s easy to see why. The staff here is very helpful, accommodating, and friendly—they’ll do whatever they can to make your experience everything you want it to be!
The food at Palmetto Bluff is delicious; there are several restaurants offering different cuisines for every taste. If you’re looking for something more casual, grab some barbeque from one of the great grills on site! This resort also offers an incredible spa if you need some pampering while enjoying your stay. (We always are up for an R&R day at the spa.)
These are some of our favorite East Coast wedding venues.
If you’re looking for a destination wedding, but not in the traditional sense, look no further than these four luxury East Coast wedding venues & destinations. Each one offers something unique and memorable that will have your guests talking long after they’ve returned home.
- Faena Hotel Miami Beach: If you want to get married in South Beach and enjoy art, culture, and lively fun, this is the place for you. The hotel’s architecture is stunning, and its location is second to none. It sits right across from the beach with views of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay—and it’s just steps away from some of South Florida’s best restaurants and nightlife!
- Blackberry Farm: This exclusive resort offers private cabins (called “cabins”) with open-air porches that overlook rolling hillsides full of wildflowers in bloom during the springtime. After getting married while overlooking mountainside meadows, we think this would be an unforgettable experience!
- Cape May, NJ: The quintessential coastal locale, full of history and charm! Stay in one of the charming hotels, such as Congress Hall or Wilbraham Mansion.
- Palmetto Bluff, SC: Reserve your stay not far from Charleston and Hilton Head. Montage Palmetto Bluff weddings are some of the most spectacular, and we can’t wait to film another one there!
We hope that this post has helped give you some ideas for your own destination wedding. If you have any questions or want to learn more about our destination wedding video work, feel free to reach out!