For Brides

January 24, 2018

Dream Wedding Venues

As I set goals in this new year and dream about the future of Christa Hitchcock Photography, I began considering some of my bucket list venues. Over the years I’ve been noticing and remembering a few venues that have stuck out to me, and I decided to compile them here. Partly because you don’t get what you don’t ask for and I want to make it known that I will happily travel cross country to photograph in these places, but also as a resource for brides planning their dream wedding. Even if none of these are local to you, they can serve as great inspiration for your own event.

And if that doesn’t apply to you, then I have a feeling you like pretty things and weddings if you’re on this blog, so either way, enjoy.

P.S. I don’t have photographs from these venues yet (obviously), but I’ve linked all of the titles if you’re interested in learning more!

The Apiary (Lexington, KY)  

Only three hours from Indianapolis, the Apiary checks all of my boxes. It has architecture, gardens, and lots of natural light.

Hidden Vineyard (Berrien Springs, MI)

Once in consideration for my own wedding, Hidden Vineyard is the perfect place to enjoy a Michigan sunset. With a big tree framing the ceremony site and vineyards out back, it’s the perfect place to say “I do.”

Pippin Hill (North Garden, VA)

A very popular vineyard venue, Pippin Hill provides an upscale take on the wedding barn. The indoor space is just as beautiful as the outdoor lawn overlooking mountains- a great option year round.

The White Sparrow (Quinlan, TX)

I’m willing to bet that you’ve seen a photo of this all white barn on Pinterest before. The white sparrow is truly a blank canvas with grandiose windows and tons of natural light. A photographer’s dream!

Cheekwood (Nashville, TN)

A 55-acre botanical garden and historic estate in Nashville, the Cheekwood is the closet thing to Italy that you can find so close to home. The grounds are as stunning as the views.

Houston Oaks Country Club (Houston, TX)

Also reminiscent of a European villa, this exclusive club in the Texas countryside serves as the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony.

Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards (Malibu, CA)

This private vineyard has 360-degree views of the Santa Monica Mountains and rolling hillsides, not to mention the Spanish inspired architecture.



So there you have it. Maybe we’ll shoot for seven venues in seven years? 🙂 Have a different favorite? Let me know! I love learning of new spaces.


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