5 Dreamy Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Venues
by Brynlee Handy September 9
We know it’s hard to find the perfect spot to travel and relax at – will you be laying by the pool all week or going on the adventure of a lifetime? Wherever your dream honeymoon takes you, we’re here to help with some of our favorite locations! Browse these destination wedding venues and scout locally for other vendors, or bring your favorite Houston wedding vendors with you to make your destination wedding dreams come true! We just know these are all perfect locales to be swept off your feet at and relax away from home! Check them out for yourself. Cheers!
Located in Ridgedale, Missouri
From magnificent venues and relaxing lodging to picture-perfect cuisine and a complete range of specialized services and amenities, your wedding at Big Cedar Lodge is sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Indulge in spa services offered at Cedar Creek Spa, world-class recreation for both wedding parties, full catering services and even fireworks. Choose from over 20 elegant venues throughout their properties and say “I do” with a breathtaking view. There’s truly no better scenic backdrop for your perfect day than that of the magnificent Ozarks. Big Cedar also offers an abundance of add-ons to make your day exceptionally special. Ask about additions such as the use of Kevin Costner’s 1950’s pickup truck, their Rolls Royce, fireworks, fire pits, s’mores or a private Champagne tour of Table Rock Lake on their antique Chris Craft boat.
Featured Photo // Courtesy of Big Cedar Lodge | Gallery Photos // Emily Nicole Photo
Located in Lampe, Missouri
Tucked in a scenic ridge just south of Branson sits Dogwood Canyon, a 10,000-acre natural preserve. For couples looking to elope, the glistening Glory Hole and Thunder Falls waterfalls make for truly epic backdrops. Traditional brides will love the park’s romantic and rustic Hope Wilderness Chapel which features wooden pews and perfect views of one of the park’s waterfalls. No matter where you choose to say “I do,” the park’s Creekside Pavilion and Chuckwagon reception sites make for cozy and rustic event spaces that hold up to 100 guests.
Photo // Courtesy of Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Nestled away between humbling mountain ranges just 45 minutes outside of Steamboat Springs is a magical guest ranch perfectly suited for a couple’s dream beginning. If you are looking to host a destination wedding, the ranch serves as a fantasy outdoors retreat for all your family and friends. Your ceremony can be held on a mountainside with vistas reaching as far as the Continental Divide at the old Homestead or in the grandeur of the Lodge’s Great Room, or for a more intimate setting; the living room in one of the luxury guest cabins. There are options abound for hosting a rehearsal dinner and reception, but for something a bit more sophisticated, start with wine hour in the pasture with the horses followed by a gourmet five-course dinner in the dining room and turning it up a notch with dancing in the Lodge’s Great Room, seen in the scroll gallery above.
Photo // Courtesy of Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Located in Durango, Colorado
Glacier is a luxury wedding venue and estate that offers both indoor and outdoor settings for special events. Hailed as southwest Colorado’s premier golf club, here you will find a location that is teeming with vibrancy, activity, and a zest for life. From intimate elopements to larger gatherings of up to 160 guests, you are sure to find your place among these verdant acres. Host your ceremony and reception in one of the exclusive clubhouses on the property, or for those seeking an outdoor experience for their service, you may gather your guests on the golf course’s Helipad. Here, you can exchange your vows surrounded by towering trees and stretches of manicured grass. An instantly memorable backdrop is created by the carefully preened surroundings, perfect for your wedding portraits. You can then proceed to the Valley Clubhouse for your reception, where you’ll find a stretch of patio with plenty of space for a cocktail reception. The clubhouse’s Prospector Hall can be used for your reception dinner, cozily seating you and your loved ones where you can share an expertly prepared meal prepared by the Club’s exceptionally talented culinary team. Treat yourself to a taste of luxury and adventure at this all-inclusive event space.
Photo // Courtesy of Glacier
Located in Horseshoe Bay, Texas
Horseshoe Bay Resort falls right between Texas Hill Country charm and romantic lakeside luxury. With this beautiful lakeside venue, you’re able to keep a stress-free vacation mindset, while staying in The Lone Star State. Horseshoe Bay Resort provides a variety of extraordinary venue offerings for your distinctive day. From lakeside lawns at the charming Yacht Club to the cascading waterfalls of Slick Rock Golf Course, there’s truly no wrong choice! Nothing helps with stress better than getting your body moving and releasing those endorphins, thankfully you can attend a peaceful yoga class or pretend you’re Serena Williams with a friendly tennis match. With expansive grounds including a 12,000-square-foot ballroom, there are picture-perfect places around every corner. You’re sure to feel halfway across the world, when in reality, you’re only minutes from home!
Other Local Vendors: Vista Verde Guest Ranch, Glacier Club, Big Cedar Lodge