Top U.S. Destination Wedding Spots

The Big Island, Hawaii

Why get married here:

The Kona Coast Hawaii

The Big Island is the largest chain in the Hawaiian Islands and offers different topography. 11 of the world's 13 climatic zones are found on this island. There is even snow on top of the highest attendance. The landscape varies dramatically so you can have a choice of backdrops. The Kona Coast on the west has a lunar -like landscape. The north and the East Coast are wet and super lush. There's plenty of room for guests and one can explore the rain forests and go horseback riding, snorkeling or just lay on the beach.

When to Wed: you can get married anytime as temperatures are in the 70s and 80s during the day. Dry season runs May through October but even in the winter the rain showers are just mild. If you want to save money avoid winter through early spring as that is tourist season.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Why get married here:

Maine Acadia National Park

Maine is surrounded by rugged coast, dark blue waters and golden sand beaches. The breathtaking waterfront can be easily mistaken for the Mediterranean except for the lighthouses. It's a place with sophistication and style like Europe's southern coast it is seaside chic, except with a distinct American flare. Think about incorporating fresh lobster, clambakes and blueberry pie. Your guests can check out Acadia National Park, which is on the east side and in addition can bike ride, will watch, kayak and take a dip in the ocean.

When to wed: summer is busy with most visitors, especially in July and August when the weather is a warmest. To avoid peak prices consider a when temps wedding, when the crisp fall weather begins to light up the foliage.

Tucson, Arizona

Why get married here:

Tucson Saguaro National Park

This is the city of turquoise jewelry, Saguaro cacti and deep orange sunsets. It is located in the southern region of Arizona between Phoenix and the Mexican border, and it offers national and rugged Southwest landscape for a unique setting. Your friends and family can catch a glimpse of a road runner while hiking through Sabino Canyon, tour the historic mission San Xavier del Bac or peruse photo and art galleries full of Native American and Mexican textiles and jewelry.

When to wed: Tucson's weather is warm year-round and most days are bright and sunny. Temperatures climbed to the 90s in the summer in June and July with the largest number of hot days.

Sea Island, Georgia

Why get married here:

Sea Island, Georgia

See island has turquoise waters and pristine beaches and feels like the Caribbean without the tourists cramping your wedding style. The island's only visitors are guests of two resorts. The oceanfront setting is on 5 miles of private beach so it could not be more beautiful place to exchange valves. The retreat has plenty of activities for your guests to enjoy, including golf, tennis, horseback riding, boating, fishing and spa going.

When to wed: the best times are late spring and summer or early fall. June marks the start of the hurricane season.

San Francisco, California

Why get married here:

San Francisco, California

If you're looking for that perfect urban setting that offers more in scenery than just a concrete jungle, head to Northern California. San Francisco is urban without being overwhelming and combines big-time sophistication with a laid-back, dress down attitude of the West Coast. It is one of the top U.S. cities to tie the. San Francisco wins the heart of brides and grooms. Hills rise and drop everywhere you look; there are huge parks with skyscrapers and ornate, bay windows Victorian homes. You will find cable cars that rattle over the streets and stunning views of the Golden gate Bridge. There is water that surrounded San Francisco on three sides. Foodies will love the assortment of fresh, local ingredients and world-class restaurants that make designing memorable menu for reception.

When to wed: San Francisco averages about 65 year-round, which means any time is the right time. But the city experiences fog in the summer. Make sure to tell your guests to dress in layers as soon as the sunsets they will need a jacket or cardigan.

Park city, Utah

Why get married here:

Park City Utah

Park city offers European sophistication yet with majestic peaks that are similar to the Alps without the passport requirements. There are some new ritzy resorts in this former mining town has turned into a top destination for nuptials. It is something more than other mountain destinations as it is located 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City airport, making it a great option for winter weddings. It's home to three world-class ski resorts, all with teams to help you put your dream wedding together.

When to wed: ski season starts in early December and less into mid April. Summer and fall provide plenty for guests to do including hiking, fly-fishing and mountain biking. May is a dreary and rainy season and the weather in October and November can change quickly.

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Why get married here:

Outer Banks, North Carolina

There are hundred and 30 miles of open, spoiled beach in this region, a string of barrier islands that cover nearly half the North Carolina coast. It'll make you feel as if you're in your own private retreat for your wedding. There are only a few places in the U.S. where you can still see wild horses. You can say your vows on the beaches of historic Nags Head, Kitty Hawk or Hatteras Island. There are beautiful gardens on Roanoke Island or you can try the grounds of a large oceanfront beach home or in Art Nouveau mansion in Corolla. Try a lighthouse or a rustic ocean pier setting also.

When to wed: the weather is best in the summer in June but the traffic is crazy and the prices are high. In spring the temperatures are unpredictable but the beach is still pristine. Fall is hurricane season and winter is the most affordable as businesses are closed for the season.

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket  Massachusetts

Why get married here:

Dubbed the "Grey Lady" because it is often covered in a blanket of fog. Nantucket has broken beaches and rose covered trellises and it is quintessential New England. You can feel the nautical history with every step you take along its cobblestone streets and the strict building codes keep all houses draped in weathered shingles so you get an authentic feel. It is an ideal spot for a romantic low-key wedding full of New England charm and you'll find plenty of inspiration from the beaches and oceans to the lobsters and clambakes.

When to wed: somewhere is the warmest and busiest and most popular time. To avoid crowds consider the shoulder months May and September when temps are comfortable and the scenery is gorgeous and rates are cheaper. New England winters are notoriously freezing and storms come quickly.

Maui, Hawaii

Maui Hawaii Wedding Spot

Why get married here:

Many visitors think Maui is the most romantic Hawaiian island because it's filled with waterfalls and rainbows. Its beaches are considered to be among the best anywhere so is a very popular spot to get married. Guests can golf and surfers will find some of the most famous waves here. There is also snorkeling, kayaking, whale watching and all activities you would find in a tropical paradise.

When to wed: any time as year-round temperatures are in the 70s and 80s during the day. Dry season runs from May through October but even in winter the showers are short and mild. Just save some money avoid winter and early spring as that is tourist season.

Lake Placid, New York

Lake Placid Club Boat House

Why get married here:

If you're looking for a winter wedding this is the place for you. Despite its location in the heart of the Adirondacks in upstate New York, this is an alpine village but not remote with loads of activities and attractions. The snowcapped settings are backed with mountain vistas. You can leave the blitz at home and she is a venue from cozy rustic chic resorts and Lux Lakeside lodges. You can even choose a gondola ride up Whiteface Mountain interior wedding. If you don't want a winter scene, go for outdoor fall ceremony with some of the countries most stunning foliage and can even get a better view of the changing leaves by saying I do in a hot air balloon. The region is dotted with 3000 lakes bless mountain streams and waterfalls that come to life in the spring. It's a perfect background in April and May.

When to wed: the winter resort area is busy and more expensive but if you want a white wedding try April when there can still be lingering snow. In fall the changing leaves usually peak in early October so book your wedding ahead of time.

Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai Hawaii Wedding Spot

Why get married here:

Kauai is known as the garden island and with its incredibly lush tropical landscape it is perfect for those that look for a more secluded spot to tie the knot. It is the least developed of the four main islands in life is at a slower pace. Its Mount Waialeale is considered the wettest spot on earth with more than 400 inches of rain per year. The southern coast is perpetually sunny and makes it ideal for weddings. Guests can serve, hiker take a helicopter tour.

When to wed: temperatures are in the 70s and 80s year-round in the dry season runs from May through October. You can save cash by avoiding winter and early spring.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole Wyoming Wedding

Why get married here:

The majestic mountains of the Tetons offer a breathtaking background for your nuptials. The sunsets can't be beat for romantic wedding pictures, but you'll also find rustic ranches in a Wild West vibe in Jackson Hole. If you're looking for a Western theme, think cowboy boots and hay bale benches. Your guests can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, fly-fishing in checking out the local shops and museums and bars in town.

When to wed: summer and fall are beautiful in Jackson Hole but late spring and fall can be unpredictable. Winter weddings are gorgeous but keep in mind a big storm can make it difficult for guests to arrive.

Florida Keys

Florida Keys Wedding Venue

Why get married here:

This is 110-mile chain of islands, which offers a laid-back tropical island setting that looks like the Caribbean at a domestic price. It is a moral convenient location for guests. The Keys have an old Florida vibe with wildlife and nature. The islands are surrounded by clear blue waters of the Atlantic in the Gulf of Mexico so there is no shortage of white sand beaches. Try Key Largo go for an underwater ceremony. You can also try a beach bungalow in one of the historic homes and gardens on Key West. Go for the lux offshore private island resort accessible only by boat and you can also get married on the boat.

When to wed: high season is December to April so you may want to try summer when things are more affordable but it will be hot. Hurricane season runs from June to November.

Door County, Wisconsin

Door County Wedding Venue

Why get married here:

Situated between the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, this is a popular vacation destination that's called the Cape Card of the Midwest. It offers a gorgeous lakefront setting. It happens to be about a 4 hour drive from Chicago or 3 hour drive from Madison Wisconsin so it makes it an easy get out of town for your guests. The areas farms and wineries offer a landscape for your nuptials and allow you to design a menu filled with fresh, local ingredients and delicious wines. Guests can boat, bike, hike, zip line or tour the local lighthouses, galleries and museums.

When to wed: fall is incredible with his full edge and fewer crowds. Summers are prime time but attract lots of visitors so book early. Winters include icy roads and frigid temps.

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen Colorado Wedding Spot

Why get married here:

This is a rocky mountain town that possesses the perfect mix of natural beauty, rustic charm in posh amenities. You will find mountain lodges, elegant ballrooms and sleep restaurants to host your wedding events. It has gorgeous mountains and valleys that will thrill any outdoor enthusiast but includes high-end shops in swank restaurants to keep everyone entertained.

When to wed: many couples choose to get married between late November and early March to create a winter wedding but summer and fall are also gorgeous.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Luxor Wedding Chapel Las Vegas Nevada

Why get married here:

You can do a drive through chapel or celebrate your nuptials at a blackjack table, but there is a whole other side to this city making it one of the hottest spots to tie the knot. There are bold ballrooms, cool restaurants and chic poolside settings, plus hundreds of resorts and hotels that offer wedding packages for every budget. Even guess they don't gamble will have plenty to keep them entertained.

When to wed: avoid the summer. Spring offers the most temperate climates or tries September and October. The most available and good rates are during the first three weeks in December, but prices go up during Christmas and New Year's in any time there is a big sports weekend.

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island Michigan Wedding Venue

Why get married here:

This is a quaint, car free island that is set between the states upper and lower peninsulas near where Lake Michigan in Lake Huron meet. It is full of charm and you will need to rent a bike or higher horse and buggy to get around. It is a national historic landmark and is known for its frozen in time Victorian vibe. You can pick a venue from a turn-of-the-century Colonial revival style waterfront Hotel to a historic fort or a Victorian era mansion, cottages and churches. In the fall, the changing leaves make an incredible backdrop for an outdoor ceremony.

When to wed, the island is packed with families during the summer in the winter the roads and hotels are closed. May and October are the best bets for deals.

Miami, Florida

Miami Beach Wedding

Why get married here:

You have sunny weather and beautiful beaches, so Miami is a great alternative to the Caribbean or Mexico, especially if you want to stay in the U.S. It's picturesque sands an Art Deco architecture add character to your wedding photos. The city is an international hub so weddings cater to all taste preferences.

When to wed: high season is December through April. Summer months are beautiful but may be less expensive as they can be hot. Hurricane season is June through November. Look out for spring break.

Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley, California

Napa Valley California Wedding

Why get married here:

Wine country is filled with stunning landscapes, rolling hills, lush valleys and acres and acres of vineyards. The abundance of amazing wines and world-class restaurants our worthy of treating your guests. There are many vineyards and charming inns, spas and resorts see you have plenty of options for accommodations.

When to wed: summer and October are the best times to visit the region. September is beautiful but difficult with availability and rates are at peak season. Make sure your guests bring sweaters for the evenings.

Newport, Rhode Island

Castle Hill Newport Rhode Island

Why get married here:

Newport offers the perfect mix of New England charm an old-fashioned glamour. It is a seaside community in the playground of the fabulously wealthy at the turn of the last century. Captains of industry from Boston to New York built huge mansions on Newport's cliffs which arrival the castles of Europe. Newport is a favorite summer destination for the well heeled and it has many activities from sailing to high-end shopping.

When to wed: like most of the Atlantic coast, Newport is warmest during the summer months where the temperatures average near 80. But May and September are beautiful times to visit as well. In August the Newport Jazz Festival fills the town.

New York City

New York Wedding

Why get married here:

This is the city that never sleeps and offers plenty for your guests to get excited about the trip. Broadway shows, museums and galleries, four-star restaurants, crazy nightlife, and block after block of shopping. There are also tourist attractions such as the Empire State building, Statue of Liberty and Times Square. There is no shortage of wedding planning resources and with taxis on every block it's easy for guests to get around.

When to wed: any month is a good time for a New York wedding. Most of the city's attractions are indoor so it doesn't matter what the weather is like. Summers during July and August can be hot and humid. The city gets crowded during the holiday season but your guests may enjoy the radio city music hall Christmas show.

Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu Sunrise Wedding

Why get married here:

This is the liveliest of the Hawaiian Islands. It is more densely populated than the other islands in Honolulu is the island's most famous city. Waikiki is the home of the main entertainment district and a hopping nightlife scene. But this island is packed with lots of natural beauty and native culture and is the most convenient island for a destination wedding because it has the biggest airport in the most frequent direct flights from the mainland.

When to wed: any time as the temperatures are in the 70s and 80s.