If you don’t see yourself celebrating your big day in a rustic barn or a traditional ballroom, we have great news: more and more modern event venues are popping up all around the country. Whether you’re looking to embrace the city or get away from the urban hum out in nature, you will find plenty of choices that include swanky rooftops, art galleries, wineries, beach-facing properties and even southern plantation homes that are best suited for events with a modern style.
To help you find the best modern venues around the country, we turned to Tina Hoang-To, venue expert and founder of Wedding Spot, the first online site that allows you to search, price, and compare wedding venues based on location, guest count, budget and most importantly, style. A recent bride herself, Tina also wanted to find a venue with a modern character and had a hard time sifting through all the options around San Francisco, where she lived. That’s why she created Wedding Spot.
Check out Tina’s 17 favorite venues for a modern wedding in different parts of the U.S. Her fave list includes urban gems like New York City’s stunning Frick Collection, Chicago’s brick-walled Café Brauer and Washington State’s Museum of Glass with a refreshing water view as well as outdoor venues like Northern California’s Paradise Ridge Winery with the famous LOVE sculpture, Colorado’s stunning Gateway Canyon, and Honolulu’s Moana Surfrider Westin Resort & Spa. No matter what vision you have for your wedding, there is a venue that will fit your modern sensibilities like a glove.
Hilton Lake Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sleepy Ridge Wedding in Orem, Utah
Chateau Le Dome in Malibu, California
Boston Park Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts
Cafe Brauer in Chicago, Illinois
Long View Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Eventi in New York, New York
Gateway Canyons in Gateway, Colorado
Jacksonville Public Library in Jacksonville, Florida
Liberty House in Jersey City, New Jersey
Moana Surfrider Westin Resort & Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii
Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington
Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, California
Philips Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Frick Collection in New York, New York
Villa Antonia in Jonestown, Texas