Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Wedding Location: A Perfect Plan B?

Both Californians at heart, there was no question right from the start that heading “home” for the wedding was our best option. But that hasn’t stopped me from daydreaming about what our wedding might be like if we were having it here in the Washington, D.C., area.

After all, this is where our entire relationship has played out, and the place we’ve both called home for the past few years. Favorite local and regional places to visit? We’ve got a ton!

So, just for fun, here are some of the places we might have considered if we were having our wedding here.

Tarara Winery

With the Virginia wine industry booming, this is one of our favorite wineries to head to when we need a restful day in the country.

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Located right on the waterfront in our hometown of Alexandria, Virginia, this World War II factory-turned-art-gallery is a fun and unique reception venue.

Cherry Blossom Riverboat Cruise

This old-fashioned paddleboat is a popular choice for couples who want to celebrate on the water.

Mount Vernon Inn

Stephen and I both love colonial history and style. This beautiful garden setting and restaurant, located on the grounds of George Washington’s famous home, offers a classic, intimate feel.

Have you ever thought about what you might do differently if you had decided to hold the wedding at another venue or in another town? Have you ever had second thoughts about the spot you did choose?

(Photo Credits: Here Comes The Guide & Potomac Riverboat Company)


  1. Yes! The Great American Music Hall is hands-down one of the coolest venues in San Francisco. Unfortunately, the price tag is astronomical even before you rent everything you will need to, and the weather here is just too unpredictable for our tastes. If I lived where you do, I would hands-down pick that last venue - it's just gorgeous!

  2. I think about it all the time...Maybe have an outside wedding in some botantical garden somewhere...that would be lovely. Or a destination wedding in Mexico...that would be amazing! Lol...Its fun to fantasize! The venues you chose are gorgeous.