The Nine Best Places for Wedding Receptions
Are you looking at places for wedding receptions? As you consider your brunch menu and look at golf course greens, feast your imagination on some of the best places to have a wedding anywhere in the world. While most of us won’t be able to afford a wedding reception in any of these amazing venues, they are definitely a way to get the creative juices flowing when you’re thinking about place for wedding receptions.
Starship Sydney, Sydney
Starship Sydney is a gorgeous glass and light structure that offers lucky brides and grooms the ultimate modern backdrop for a wedding reception. Book a cruise for the whole group to make it extra memorable; and extra expensive! This is among the best places for wedding receptions for those with modern tastes.
Oberoi Udaivilas, India
You can’t have a wedding ceremony in this resort, but you are allowed to host a reception here; assuming that you have the money for it, that is. This is not just the top-rated hotel in India, but the top rated one in all of Asia. The domes are covered in gold leaf and the 450 columns are all carved by hand. The hotel runs around $8000 a night. You can’t pick a more beautiful backdrop for a wedding reception, however.
New York Public Library, Manhattan
You probably didn’t have a lot of libraries on your list of places for wedding receptions, but this fantastic architectural structure is no ordinary library. The building harks back to a day when libraries and learning were replacing religion in the hearts of Americans and religious language surrounded their design and construction. This temple of learning is definitely a temple, with an amazing marble interior. The Astor Hall and the Celeste Bartos Forum are both available to rent, but you have to hire a professional wedding planner to use the venue. While wedding ceremonies are permitted in the library, they cannot be religious in nature.
Odescalchi Castle, Rome
This gorgeous castle is frequently rated at the top of romantic wedding reception venues. You’ll have a view of the eternal city and the finest Italian food for your guests. If you want to feel like you’re having a royal wedding straight out of a Game of Thrones episode, this the place for you. Just try to keep your guests under control.
Laucala Island, Fiji
You can only have 80 guests max at this venue, but those 80 are in for a real treat. The resort on the island offers the finest spa treatments you’ll ever enjoy. Combine that with the coral reefs and crystal clear waters on the beach and you have what might be the most perfect wedding reception venue ever.
Chateaux Vaux-le-Vicomte, France
This formal palace of a lesser royal is reminiscent of the Palace at Versailles. Built in the 1600s during the glory days of the French monarchy, the perfect gardens are the perfect place backdrop to an unforgettable wedding reception.
MolenVliet Wine Estate, South Africa
This gorgeous vineyard is tucked away in the Banhoek Valley and features not only gorgeous grape vineyards, but also lovely gardens. The venue comes highly recommended by The Nouveau Romantics.
Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
This mansion was built in the late nineteenth century by George Vanderbilt. It has 250 rooms and sits on 8,000 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. as the largest privately owned home in America, it’s full of antiques and art collected by the Vanderbilt family. The estate is adept at receptions and offers wedding packages that include every amenity you could want, from an open bar to unique stylings based on each couple’s preferences.
Belmond Hotel Caruso, Italy
The palace you’ll find sitting on a cliff and overlooking the Amalfi Coast was built in the 11th century. Of course it’s been updated a bit since then and now features marble bathrooms, an outdoor pool with bar you swim up to, and spa. Wedding reception packages can go up well over $400,000 depending on how much of the hotel you book. But, where else will you see a 900-year-old Ravello?
Maybe some of these venues have give you ideas as you think about places for wedding receptions. Wherever you choose to book a party, make it memorable one.