Unique Wedding Ideas

Here Comes The Guide has been around since 1989, so we've seen our fair share of wedding trends. But one thing we know for sure? There are always new and exciting ways to make a wedding uniquely YOU. The creativity of our wedding venues, vendors, and couples never ceases to amaze us!

Are you jonesing for a one-of-a-kind wedding? Find inspo via the articles below! From some of the most unique wedding venues across the country to ideas that show off a signature sense of style, there's no shortage of inspiration when it comes to creating a truly distinct day.



16 of the Best Greenhouse Wedding Venues In the U.S.A

16 of the Best Greenhouse Wedding Venues In the U.S.A

Want to add a modern twist to your garden wedding? Take it indoors! From gorgeous glasshouses to crush-worthy conservatories and airy arboretums, these stunning urban spaces provide all the pretty that you'll need thanks to their lush interiors and unique designs. And unlike other garden venues, they will serve as a picture-perfect backdrop for your ceremony and reception year-round, so you can rest easy knowing that your event will shine—even if the forecast calls for rain!


9 Unique Philadelphia Wedding Venues

9 Unique Philadelphia Wedding Venues

Thanks to its rich history and stunning architecture, Philadelphia is full of unique wedding venues that will literally take your breath away. From a renovated 1930s train station to a former Baptist Church-turned-boutique hotel to a fairytale-worthy mansion with turrets, these venues are anything but cookie-cutter and we are here for it! So if you have your heart set on finding an out-of-the-ordinary location for your big day, check out our picks for some of the most beautiful and unexpected venues that this amazing city has to offer.


3 Unique North Texas Wedding Venues

3 Unique North Texas Wedding Venues

If the vision you have for your wedding is far from cookie-cutter, check out these unconventional venues in North Texas! The sprawling region just above the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex is home to more than just gorgeous ranches and rolling countryside. From an industrial-chic warehouse loaded with vintage treasures to a quaint island chapel, here's a list of some incredible locations for the couple who's looking for an out-of-the-ordinary setting.


The Sky's the Limit: 12 of NYC's Best Rooftop Venues

The Sky's the Limit: 12 of NYC's Best Rooftop Venues

Ready to shine like the top of the Chrysler Building? For spectacular views of NYC’s iconic skyline and sunsets, a rooftop wedding venue can't be beat. From a magnificent Old New York mansion to an eco-friendly rooftop farm, these unique places all take your celebration to a higher level—literally.


7 of Washington's Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

7 of Washington's Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

On the hunt for a not-your-average wedding venue in Washington? This state is known for its lush forests, quaint islands and seaside towns, and majestic mountain ranges. And tucked away in these stunning landscapes are some rare gems in places you wouldn't expect to find them, like at the top of a historic lighthouse in the San Juan Islands, or a secret garden in the heart of Seattle's vibrant Belltown district. Feast your eyes on these surprising and unexpected locations that are often hiding in plain sight!


Fun Food Truck Wedding Ideas

Fun Food Truck Wedding Ideas

Food trucks are always a good idea...but in the midst of a global pandemic, they can be a lifesaver! Food trucks offer an outdoor dining option that's equal parts fun, flavorful, and festive. What to serve? The possibilities are endless! See these creative food truck ideas to inspire your own deliciously distinct wedding reception experience.


Quaint, Cozy, Cottagecore: Our Favorite 22 Venues that Capture the Trend

Quaint, Cozy, Cottagecore: Our Favorite 22 Venues that Capture the Trend

Cozy, comforting, fresh, and natural: cottagecore is exactly what our daydreams have been made of. It’s like Little Women without the tuberculosis, like Pride and Prejudice without the oppressive gender roles, like Midsommar without the murder. Sounds just about perfect!


Graduate Hotels: A Class Of Their Own

Graduate Hotels: A Class Of Their Own

We’ve got a major crush on Graduate Hotels. This fast-growing group is not your average hotel chain; in fact, they’re anything but! These carefully-curated and hand-crafted hotel "campuses" can be found in some of the most vibrant University towns across America. Think cool college kid meets local history buff...and falls madly in love. These boutique hotels have done their homework—ensuring you'll feel like a local even if it's your first time in town.


11 Hauntingly Beautiful Wedding Venues

11 Hauntingly Beautiful Wedding Venues

If you’ve got a penchant for the paranormal, consider hosting your wedding at one of these spirited properties—that are believed to be haunted! From a glamorous Spanish-style resort to a former 19th-century train station, you’re bound to find an otherworldly event space that will thrill and delight your guests. And one thing’s for sure: the spine-tingling histories of these spooky locations might even bring more “guests” to your wedding than you had anticipated...


20 Of The Most Exquisite Urban Garden Wedding Venues In The U.S.A

20 Of The Most Exquisite Urban Garden Wedding Venues In The U.S.A

Searching for a super-chic wedding venue that blends fragrant blossoms and lush greenery with a cool, modern vibe? Then these urban garden venues are for you! From a loft-style warehouse with large skylights in Los Angeles to a rooftop garden with a living wall overlooking NYC'S iconic cityscape, you'll be sure to fall in love with these romantic-yet-minimalist spaces.


Whimsical Wedding Style

Whimsical Wedding Style

Equal parts colorful and quirky, fanciful and free-spirited, whimsical weddings are positively bursting with personality! If you're drawn to vibrant florals, offbeat décor, unique styling, and out-of-the-box venues, this playful wedding style will fit you to a T.


Distinctively Different: 10 Unique Jacksonville Wedding Venues

Distinctively Different: 10 Unique Jacksonville Wedding Venues

If the vision you have for your Jacksonville wedding is far from cookie-cutter, check out these unconventional venues! From a former commercial ice plant to an archeological park where you can sip from the Spring of Eternal Hope, here's a list of some incredible locations for the couple who's looking for an out-of-the-ordinary setting.


8 Unique Tampa Bay Wedding Venues

8 Unique Tampa Bay Wedding Venues

In a city as richly diverse as Tampa, you’ll find no shortage of unique wedding venues. From a 1920s Mediterranean mansion to a fire-station-turned-event space to a wildlife sanctuary, here's a list of some beautiful locations that will provide an extraordinary setting for your celebration.


10 Epic Camp Wedding Venues In California

10 Epic Camp Wedding Venues In California

Planning a camp wedding in California? Why not! From stunning redwood forests to its world-renowned wine country and pristine sandy beaches, the Golden State is the perfect playground for your outdoor celebration year-round. So go ahead and pitch a tent up in the mountains, among the trees, or near the ocean. Mother Nature will set a glorious stage for your vows and you can dance the night away under the stars.


27 Of The Coolest Camp Wedding Venues In The U.S.

27 Of The Coolest Camp Wedding Venues In The U.S.

Calling all nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts! If you want your wedding to be more of an adventure than simply an event, give your guests the gift of a summer camp-style shindig! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite spots from across the country that can turn your celebration into the ultimate overnight experience. These beautiful locations offer comfortable accommodations in a classy campground setting—and some even allow you to sleep right under the stars!


How To Have A Summer Camp Wedding

How To Have A Summer Camp Wedding

There's a reason camp weddings are becoming so popular: They often last a full weekend, which means more time to hang with your closest friends and family…and they're also in a stunning rustic location—perfect for nature-loving couples. If you're thinking of hosting a camp wedding, here are some tips from my perfectly-imperfect wedding to yours.


Play Ball! 9 Stadiums Where Sports-Loving Couples Can Tie The Knot

Play Ball! 9 Stadiums Where Sports-Loving Couples Can Tie The Knot

If you and your fiancé are the ultimate sports fans, there’s no better place to say your vows than in a stadium—or on the field! We’ve rounded up a selection of stadiums across the U.S. that host weddings. Whether you envision a ceremony on the pitcher’s mound or a reception on the club concourse, these venues offer a variety of event spaces to fit your celebration. What better way to put your team spirit on full display?


Distinctively Different: 8 Unique D.C. Wedding Venues

Distinctively Different: 8 Unique D.C. Wedding Venues

Our nation's capitol is famous for its iconic buildings and monuments, but did you know this thriving district is also home to a mix of playful and unique wedding venues? From a restored post office to an eclectic mansion with secret doors, D.C. has a wealth of out-of-the-ordinary places to tie the knot.


How To Have A Minimalist Wedding

How To Have A Minimalist Wedding

We like to think of minimalism as clearing away the clutter, eliminating the frills, and being very intentional about what you choose to be part of your big day. Here's how to Marie Kondo your wedding.


Dare To Be Different: 13 Unique Nashville Wedding Venues

Dare To Be Different: 13 Unique Nashville Wedding Venues

In a city as richly diverse as Nashville, you’ll find no shortage of unique wedding venues. From a historic 1920s mansion to a train-station-turned-hotel to a waterfront riverboat, here's a list of some great locations for the couple who's looking for an out-of-the-ordinary setting.


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