Wedding Reception Venues: Hot Trends

This is the year of the bride who appreciates natural settings, vintage venues, and repurposed spaces – creating some of the most interesting wedding reception venue trends of all time. If you’re planning a wedding and still haven’t chosen from your short list of wedding reception venues, check out these hot trends for some fresh ideas you might fall in love with.

Barn Wedding Receptions

Farm weddings and barn receptions are super hot right now, and when planned correctly can be very rustic chic. Anything vintage or recycled can work very well with a barn wedding reception. Mason jar lights or centerpieces, old wooden barrels used to ice down bottles of lemonade, copious amounts of flowers and handmade wooden signs are all beautiful pieces that would work well for a barn wedding reception. Barns are great for bridal and wedding photos, and there is always enough room no matter how many guests you invite.

Barn Wedding Reception
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Vineyard Wedding Receptions

Another popular, natural setting for wedding reception venues is vineyards. This is another venue in which vintage and rustic items can become elegant and beautiful. For vineyard receptions, couples often serve food that is complementary with wine, such as fresh fruits, different types of cheese and other hors d’oeuvres. Wine bottle stoppers make excellent wedding favors, as well as any other wine-related item.

Vineyard Wedding Reception

Garden Wedding Receptions

Garden wedding receptions are beautiful, and create perfect platforms for tea party-themed wedding receptions as well as virtually any other theme a bride can dream of. Gardens come complete with floral décor, which can be reflected in the tabletop décor and centerpieces. Strings of white twinkling lights are perfect for evening receptions, as well as paper lanterns strung to low-hanging boughs. Garden wedding receptions are versatile enough to work perfectly with fine bone china and a served entrée or decorative napkins and finger foods.

Garden Wedding Reception
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Other Hot Wedding Reception Venue

In addition to these wildly popular venues, brides are more and more attracted to venues that are natural and relaxed. Beach side banquet rooms, gazebos near the lake and state parks are becoming more popular as wonderful wedding venue spots. Perfect for breathtaking photos and charming celebrations, these venues may give you something to consider when planning your own wedding reception.

Beach Wedding Reception
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Lakeside Wedding Reception
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