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10 Amazing Venues We're Loving for a Smaller Wedding

04-06-21

Your wedding day is undoubtedly filled with magic and expectancy and every bride has different dreams and hopes for her big day. But with the recent turn of events, the wedding landscape has changed a lot for future brides. Being tossed around a lot lately, intimate wedding venues or small wedding spaces are quickly replacing big fat weddings with a lot of guests. Especially in a time like this, when reducing guest count for weddings is being taken into consideration with strict government restrictions around celebrations and events, intimate party spaces and event venues are becoming increasingly popular, and it is an option that is filled with benefits.

Similar to regular size weddings but on a smaller scale, intimate weddings have a usual guest list of fewer than 50 people which will involve a handful of your nearest and dearest. Having a small guest list makes a huge difference and affects almost every wedding decision in the wedding planning process. Allowing you to focus on quality over quantity while saving a lot of your wedding budget, small wedding celebrations also enable you to spend more time with the people you love instead of feeling rushed between conversations. Lesser limitations also direct to more flexibility in choosing a wedding venue. Your intimate wedding will also need an intimate wedding venue that will fit all the boxes of your wedding checklist. When you choose to host an intimate wedding, you are most likely to have more options to choose from as your wedding venue. We have come up with a list of our favorite small wedding venues from around the country that can give you a beautiful place to celebrate your special day.

New York Public Library in New York

An iconic wedding venue in New York City, The New York Public Library wedding venue is a quintessential destination for tying the knot in NYC. Perfect for intimate gatherings in New York, this small NYC wedding venue has brought back the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building's original beauty, making the 1911 landmark a spectacular place for a new beginning. While the actual seating capacity can go up to 450 wedding guests in comfortable seating arrangements, the exclusively intimate wedding event spaces can teleport you to a different time with its vaulted ceilings, white marble walls, 30-foot high glass windows, and the striking sense of grandeur in its ambiance. The New York Public Library is an iconic NYC destination to exchange nuptials in a completely intimate and classic setting as this magnificent spot is a truly one-of-a-kind space that's as stunning on its own as it is versatile and transformable.

Treehouse Point in Issaquah, Washington 

The Treehouse Point wedding venue, a magical wonderland in Issaquah, Washington is perfect for nature lovers, hopeless romantics, and adventure enthusiasts to tie the knot in an intimate setting in the suburbs of Washington. With a total room capacity of 40 people, this intimate wedding venue in the Washington suburbs is surrounded by a distinctive collection of rustic and enchanted treehouses in a fairytale forest setting. You can have your mini wedding with a maximum of 10 attendees that include a two-night treehouse stay (perfect for kickstarting your dream honeymoon!) and homemade breakfasts each morning that will include cakes, florals (bouquet & boutonnière), and champagne toasts! What can be dreamier closer to a fairytale-like setting than actually tying the knot in a true treehouse? One of the coolest wedding venues in the US for smaller weddings, this wedding venue is tucked away in a beautiful forest brimming with all of the beauty of nature, just 30 minutes from Seattle.

Crook Point Vacations & Weddings in Brookings, Oregon

This peaceful and secluded resort perched on a 60-foot bluff overlooking the Pacific can be a perfect destination for an intimate wedding in Oregon. Surrounded by the historic Crook Ranch on one of Southern Oregon's most beautiful stretches of coastline, this tranquil wedding space is one of our favorite US intimate wedding venues. You can tie the knot on one of the three private beaches that are offered by this scenic resort which can be followed by a romantic clifftop reception on Arch Rock Lawn or Burnt Hill Overlook where you and your guests can enjoy scrumptious meals and have a great time while the sound of the waves of the mighty Pacific echoes throughout the horizon. This private beach wedding setting also has amazing on-site vacation homes with an accommodating capacity of up to 45 guests and each of these guest rooms offer splendid ocean views, private decks, hot tubs, and access to the quiet beaches, making it a perfect getaway for your selected loved ones. Crook Point Vacations & Weddings is a romantic wedding venue in Oregon that has an accommodation capacity of 250 people, but the intimate and private settings make for a small wedding setting overlooking the Pacific.

Moss Mountain Farm in Roland, Arkansas

A country estate of the most renowned lifestyle experts and America’s favorite garden designer- P. Allen Smith, the scenic and tranquil Moss Mountain Farm in Roland, Arkansas is perched on a hill that overlooks the entire river valley and is dotted by an elegant tableau of orchards, manicured terraces, and vegetable gardens. This red-roofed farmhouse is an outdoor and garden-themed wedding venue near Little Rock, AR with a total guest capacity of more than 300 people, but can be an amazing destination for an intimate wedding that can be filled with your favorite micro wedding details. The 650 acres, gated, organic farm hosts weddings in its 8 garden rooms, pastures, orchards, and climate-controlled, designer barn. Also considered to be an ideal destination for a dreamy spring wedding, when the flower beds are in full bloom, this intimate wedding venue in Arkansas is located just outside Little Rock on a 300' bluff overlooking the Arkansas River Valley. If getting married in a garden setting was your ideal wedding vision, then it doesn't get better than in this little piece of heaven right in the lap of nature.

Big Daddy’s Antiques in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California

A quirky and unique wedding venue within the proximity of San Francisco and Los Angeles in California offers one-of-a-kind antiques and reproductions from Europe, Asia, and North America. Dating back to 1996, this unique retailer of reproductions and antiques is perfect for couples looking for a super unique wedding venue for themselves as the in-house team of welders, wood-workers, refinishers, and design professionals comes together to collaborate with to-be-married couples and create custom pieces of furniture and lighting at their directions. The vintage-inspired wedding venue in Los Angeles is perfect for having a small wedding with every kind of wedding theme that can suit you as the flexible wedding event space is a paradise for enthusiastic art and design lovers. This is surely one of the best places to get married for vintage and antique lovers!

Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, Rhode Island

With a total meeting capacity of 230 people, this intimate wedding venue in Rhode Island is a stately French chateau situated on the banks of Narragansett Bay. Perfect for clicking some of the dreamiest sunset couple portraits with the love of your life, Aldrich Mansion is a small wedding venue in Rhode Island that is known for endless photo ops among the vibrant landscaping and acres of gorgeous greenery along a rocky coastline. Offering both old-world elegance and sparkling waterfront river views, for hosting your wedding and having an incredible wedding photography session, this intimate wedding set-up comes with a lush backdrop for photographs and plenty of room for your party to celebrate. It is also considered to be one of the most romantic and classic wedding venues in Rhode Island that can perfectly fit your vision along with the accommodation needs of your choicest guests.

Winterthur Weddings and Events in Winterthur, Delaware

With a guest capacity of up to 350, this incredibly unique wedding venue can also accommodate intimate weddings in Delaware with cozy and small wedding details. Blending natural gardens with a coveted collection of decorative arts, the classic and unique Winterthur Weddings and Events offers history, art, and nature as a backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions. You can choose to tie the knot next to a surreal reflective pond, or in the dead-center of the grounds, or against the backdrop of curated antiques in the gallery. Winterthur is known for its prized gardens in spring, summer, and fall and evokes a warm, inviting atmosphere for your wedding in the winter. The sprawling estate is conveniently located directly between New York City and Washington D.C., making it an ideal location for both New York couples and DC couples to start their new beginnings against breathtaking backdrops.

Dunton Hot Springs in Dolores, Colorado

Located in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies, across from Telluride, Dunton Hot Springs wedding venue is a former ghost town turned luxury wilderness resort. A mix of rustic charm and unparalleled luxury, this Colorado wedding venue lets you have a unique opportunity by enabling you to book the entire town for your wedding celebration. One of the coolest intimate wedding venues in the US, you can exclusively book the entire town and use all that Dunton boasts. Emerged as one of America's finest small resorts for intimate weddings, this romantic wedding space is the most perfect place for a cowgirl-chic wedding that will be dotted with log cabins, an open-air chapel, and a down-home dance-hall reception. This wedding venue in the Denver suburbs also includes 5-star cabins and spas along with money cool features like private hot springs and cold plunges for giving a unique experience to the most special people of your life on your intimate or micro wedding.

Ashford Estate in Allentown, New Jersey

An elegant country estate, the extraordinary Ashford Estate wedding venue in New Jersey is a barn chapel with vaulted wood interior and floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace along with being the home to a breathtaking grand ballroom setting that overlooks the park-like surroundings. This lovingly restored wedding venue in New Jersey is an intimate place to exchange vows with a total guest capacity of 200. Featuring a soaring ceiling, original tilted windows, and a stone fireplace flanked by huge windows, this barn wedding venue in New Jersey is painted in soft white and is considered to be a dreamy vintage treasure for hosting small weddings in New Jersey. The impressive grounds of this vintage wedding venue are also dotted by a stately library cozy leather furniture and tall bookcases that can be perfect for clicking your favorite must-have wedding photos, along with a stunning conservatory that is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows and bookended by breezy verandas.

The Barn at High Point Farms in Flintstone, GA 

This family-owned working farm is a vintage-inspired authentic barn wedding venue in Flintstone, GA that is nestled between groves of trees, low hums of farm animals grazing nearby, and lets you choose your wedding flowers right off the farm. Nestled in the shadow of Lookout Mountain, just 20 minutes from Chattanooga, The Barn at High Point Farms wedding venue is a weathered barn with its large tin doors that provide a great backdrop for your new beginnings and wedding celebrations. Making it a place among our favorite small wedding venues in the country, this small flower farm can handle all your wedding floral needs. The welcoming atmosphere of this intimate wedding venue in Georgia is beautifully decorated with plenty of twinkling lights, antiques, and other charming details that are perfect for clicking unforgettable wedding photos. Your couple portraits can also include the horses and goats of the pastures of this Chattanooga Valley location and you can also opt for the option of staying overnight in one of two farmhouses.

There is something so special about an intimate or small wedding celebration, as all the people visiting will feel special to have been included in this special day of yours. The perks of choosing a small wedding venue for your celebration are endless. When you choose an intimate wedding venue you can also easily add personal touches to the wedding event space and customize it according to your favorite wedding style or trend. An intimate wedding venue is less overwhelming to decorate. And since you already have a lot on your plate, a smaller wedding event space makes your wedding day feel more manageable. Plus, as you will have to host, feed, and entertain fewer people, intimate wedding celebrations also allow you to think outside the box and get creative with your vendor options. From food trucks replacing traditional catering to your local bakery that makes you a really special and personalized wedding cake, your creative options for hosting a small wedding make it a worthy experience.

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