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Outdoor Wedding Destinations

First look of the bride and the groom in front of a castle. Best outdoor lover's wedding destination. Image by Jenny Fu

We’ve compiled some of the best outdoor lover’s wedding destinations in the world. So for those of you who love the outdoors, here are some wedding venue ideas to choose from:

Rota, an island in the Northern Marianas Islands

Rota Island, also known as “The Friendly Island,” has crystal blue waters, enchanting forests, and friendly people. Imagine hopping down a helicopter to be wed on top of a wedding cake mountain! You’ll certainly have a picture-perfect wedding with that. Indeed, this is one of the best outdoor lover’s wedding destinations.  


Hawaii is one of the most popular and romantic wedding destinations in the world. And every island in Hawaii is unique in its own way. So whether you want a beachside or a rainforest wedding, any spot will genuinely make you feel like you’re in paradise. The most popular islands couples choose are Oahu, Maui, and Kauai.

A beautiful, rustic, wedding ceremony amidst tall trees. Outdoor wedding destination image by Jenny Fu Studio
A beautiful, rustic long dining table set-up for a wedding outdoors, overlooking the rolling hills. Image by Jenny Fu Studio

Crete, Greece

Crete has some of the best sandy beaches in Greece. And what’s best about Crete is that it has something to suit all budgets and tastes. Aside from golden beaches, you could opt for traditional cobbled chapels, palm tree-lined swimming pool terraces, or epic mountain peaks.

Palawan, Philippines

Palawan is known for its pristine, white-sand beaches, impressive biodiversity, and hospitable folks. Certainly, people who love the beach will have their dream wedding here. The best islands Palawan has to offer are El Nido, Coron, and Amanpulo. Indeed, Palawan is one of the best outdoor lover’s wedding destinations you should consider

New York

Aside from the famous Central Park, other beautiful outdoor wedding venues will take your breath away. Check out Wave Hill Public Gardens, Blue Hill At Stone Barns, and Foxfire Mountain House. Needless to say, New York has some of the world’s most lovely gardens that transform into picturesque wedding venues.

Napa Valley

Think of rolling vineyards, authentic wine, beautiful, al fresco settings, and a dramatic, country-inspired backdrop for your wedding. Napa Valley is known for its excellent wineries, fine dining restaurants, luxurious accommodations, beautiful landscapes, and the most welcoming people. Some of the best venues are Auberge du Soleil, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, Hotel Villagio, and The Culinary Institute of America.

Rolling hills and trees. Outdoor wedding destination image by Jenny Fu Studio


Colorado should be one of the best outdoor lover’s wedding destinations out there. Because it’s known for its lovely landscapes, rocky mountains, high plains, plateaus, rivers, forests, and wildlife. Indeed, you will have a perfect backdrop for your wedding photos! So go ahead and check out The Little Nell, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Piney River Ranch, or Della Terra Mountain Chateau

North Carolina

You will love this tree-filled southern state with its rustic barns, secret gardens, mountain tops, and pristine beaches.  Here are some popular venues: Long Cove Resort & Country Club, Overlook Barn, The Biltmore Estate & Gardens, The Meadows at Firefly Farm, Blue Ridge Mountains, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

The bride and groom are kissing outside a chateau. Outdoor wedding destination image by Jenny Fu Studio


Who will not fall in love with Italy? It’s not surprising that many famous couples choose Italy as their wedding venue. From ancient castles, flower gardens, charming medieval towns to farmhouses in the peaceful countryside, Italy should be the perfect classic wedding destination. Some of the best outdoor venues include Villa Treville, Tonnara di Scopello, Borgo Stomennano, and Villa Il Balbiano in Lake Como.

The bride's flower bouquet and her wedding shoes placed on a table. Outdoor wedding destination image by Jenny Fu Studio