So, you’re a just engaged bride to be, and you’re challenged with choosing a location. You’ve settled on a season, you know you want a lovely and intimate event with your close family and a few beloved friends … but where? You’re not sure you want a far flung destination wedding, but you’re not sure you can find what you’re after here in the states. Don’t fret, lovelies!
The US offers some of the most breathtaking natural beauty to be found anywhere, in virtually every state. The Invitations by R Squared team set out to find some of those places with an eye toward couples marrying late this year or next year in the eastern part of the country. Of course, if you live out west, these locations would suit very well for a change of environment. It really does depend a lot on the personal style of the marrying couples. As usual, our team has outdone themselves in putting together a diverse list of spectacular locations just perfect for your destination wedding!
Our first stop is Nantucket, Massachusetts. Nantucket Island really is one of those magical places that has something that will appeal to just about every bride-to-be. Get married on a white sand beach? Check. Get married at a lighthouse? You can do that. In a fabulous blooming garden? Quaint cottage setting? Elegant and intimate? Yes, to all of it! Really. Glorious ocean vistas, romantic sunsets, and old world charm are all part and parcel of the Nantucket experience. Check out this most comprehensive list of destination wedding services on Nantucket Island.
With its lush green mountains, quaint small towns and barns, apple trees, maple syrup, cheese and artisan beer, the state of Vermont is everything you could want a New England state to be. Lots of folks think of the Caribbean or Mexico when they think, “destination wedding.” But Woodstock, Vermont is just pure magic. Late summer and early fall are the ideal times for a Vermont destination wedding. And Woodstock, Vermont is the perfect small town setting for your magical day! It offers everything you need for a fun-filled destination wedding. Located just 2.5 hours from Boston’s Logan Airport and New York’s Albany Airport, Woodstock is a great destination for any couple seeking a quaint and whimsical destination wedding location. Check out some of the beauty Woodstock has to offer, right here.
Our team found dozens of beautiful event venues for weddings across Maryland. From hotels and restaurants to museums and golf courses to banquet halls and wedding reception venues, there’s something for everyone in Maryland! And Annapolis came up, by far, the favorite. For smaller more intimate destination weddings, the Annapolis waterfront is simply amazing! Planning a small outdoor wedding? Garden destination weddings are increasingly popular. Have the ceremony in a beautiful garden then dance the night away at one of the many reception sites in close by. To help inspire you, we like this site for all things wedding in Annapolis!
As you know, at Invitations by R Squared, we love love, and we LOVE weddings. Newport, Rhode Island, aside from being a glorious destination for your wedding, was voted one of the top ten destinations for hosting your LGBTQ wedding! In Newport, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for, whether your event is super traditional, or super edgy. You will find a host of vendors of all kinds ready and waiting to help make your day the most memorable ever. Discover Newport offers all kinds of information about the town, and the area, including destination wedding planners, caterers, photographers, entertainment, and more!
May or June. September or October. Large or small. Afternoon or evening. Oceanfront or lakeside. Traditional or decidedly not – Camden, Maine, offers the ideal setting for your destination wedding. Whether you prefer a formal reception with ocean views, or a more casual setting, you’ll find all of it in Camden. From the historic to the truly whimsical; it’s all there. If a seaside garden party on the lawn at one of several venues with glorious gardens is what you’re after, Camden has your destination wedding in the bag. You can find out lots about Camden, Maine, right here. You and your guests can enjoy an authentic Maine experience unique in character, location and ambiance – luxurious waterfront accommodations, attentive service, gourmet cuisine and genuine New England hospitality. And most important of all – many of the venues you will see will host only one wedding per day, allowing you and your guests to fully experience the exclusivity, privacy, and uniqueness of every moment.
Make your day truly unforgettable by hosting your destination wedding in the beautiful town of Lake Placid upstate in New York. Tucked into the Adirondack Mountains, with a backdrop of clear lakes, majestic waterfalls, and breathtaking mountain views, Lake Placid is a setting like no other. Ceremony and reception locales, and lovely accommodations are plentiful, and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect spot for your perfect day! The team sourced this site as a jumping off point to start planning. Activities abound in and around Lake Placid in every season, making it the perfect destination wedding location for a romantic winter wedding, complete with a sleigh ride for the happy couple!
Once you’ve settled on a gorgeous location and venue for your ceremony, next you’ll be looking at wedding paper. Save the Date cards and wedding stationery suites pull it altogether for any destination wedding. The Passport and Boarding Pass style stationery suites are all fabulous, and invitations in the shape of your destination wedding state are truly keepsake-worthy!
Do visit us over here on Pinterest and check out the inspiration boards the team has assembled for you to keep your creativity flowing. We’re here to help! Fly us an email and schedule a consultation with the lovely Fran to help make your destination wedding day perfectly magical!