Local Weddings

Here Comes The Guide puts a spotlight on local weddings! Wondering about wedding locations near you? We've broken down some local wedding hotspots, including marriage license requirements, average wedding costs, and venues in your area.



7 of the Best East Bay Wedding Venues Near You

7 of the Best East Bay Wedding Venues Near You

The East Bay is a popular playland—and wedding destination—for lots of reasons, starting with its beautiful bay views, iconic bridges and buildings, and lush parks. In addition to all its other assets, this jewel of the Bay Area is home to some stellar places to get married, from historic mansions and grand ballrooms to verdant gardens and forested hideaways. To help you kick off your search, we've put together a list of some of the best wedding venues that are right in your own backyard.


Planning a Wedding in New England

Planning a Wedding in New England

Tying the knot in one of the six New England states? From landmark buildings in and around Boston to waterfront venues in Rhode Island and rustic Connecticut retreats, we've got an abundance of fabulous locations for your big day. Here's how to plan that New England wedding like a boss.


Going By The Grid: 6 Cool Wedding Venues in Sacramento

Going By The Grid: 6 Cool Wedding Venues in Sacramento

Looking for your perfect wedding venue in Sacramento, but don’t know where to start? This fast-growing, vibrant city is more than just the state's capitol—it’s home to a variety of unique neighborhoods rich in history and personality. So whether you envision a place that's cool and contemporary or one full of vintage charm, we're using the Grid to help point you in the right direction.


How To Plan an EPIC San Francisco Bay Area Wedding

How To Plan an EPIC San Francisco Bay Area Wedding

Planning a wedding in the San Francisco Bay Area? Well, you're in luck—because that's where Here Comes The Guide was born and raised, and we've got the best venues and vendors for an epic Bay Area wedding.


21 Colorado Destination Wedding Venues with Gorgeous Rocky Mountain Views

21 Colorado Destination Wedding Venues with Gorgeous Rocky Mountain Views

Dreaming of a destination wedding location with stunning mountain views? Then Colorado is the place for you! Whether you want to say—or shout!—"I do" from a mountaintop or just want to be surrounded by the beauty of the great outdoors, these venues will take your celebration to a higher level.


Mad for Modern: 4 Chic Downtown Chicago Wedding Venues

Mad for Modern: 4 Chic Downtown Chicago Wedding Venues

Dreaming of a Downtown Chicago wedding with a modern vibe? From an urban garden to a swanky rooftop bar, this city is home to an eclectic mix of spaces that serve as the ultimate blank canvas for your contemporary celebration.


How To Plan a Tri-State Area Wedding

How To Plan a Tri-State Area Wedding

Tying the knot in the New York Metropolitan Area? From landmark venues in New York to gorgeous gardens in the Garden State and woodsy Connecticut retreats, we’ve got an abundance of fabulous locations for your big day. Here's how to plan that Tri-State wedding like a boss.


How To Plan Your DC Metro Area Wedding

How To Plan Your DC Metro Area Wedding

Planning a wedding in the Washington DC Metro Area? From landmark venues in The District to gorgeous gardens in Virginia to historic Maryland hotels, we've got an abundance of great locations for your big day. Plus wedding vendors, checklists, and more! Here's how to plan that DMV wedding like a boss.


Weddings in Dripping Springs, TX

Weddings in Dripping Springs, TX

Did you know Dripping Springs is considered the official "Wedding Capital of Texas®"? Find everything you need to know about getting married in Dripping Springs—from finding a venue to getting your marriage license.


Weddings in North Georgia

Weddings in North Georgia

If you're the outdoorsy type with a penchant for natural wonders and wineries, you may just want to get married in North Georgia! Find everything you need to know about North GA weddings here, from finding a venue to getting your marriage license.


Weddings in Brooklyn, NY

Weddings in Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn is often referred to as New York City's coolest borough. And if you want a hip urban wedding, you may just want to get married here! Find everything you need to know about Brooklyn weddings—from finding a venue to getting your marriage license.


Weddings in San Francisco

Weddings in San Francisco

Sure, you can leave your heart in San Francisco. But plan a wedding in The City by the Bay and you can leave your single life here, too! Find everything you need to know about getting married in San Francisco, CA—from finding a venue to getting your marriage license.


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