Between the clicks, scrolls and screens of everyday life, it’s more important than ever to come together, IRL, to learn, explore and celebrate life. With that, The Venue Report brings you the fourth annual guide to the hottest new venue, hotel, restaurant and cafe openings across the globe. What sets this guide apart? These are the best spots in communities across the globe to celebrate, gather and getaway with your favorite people. Today, we share a few of the new wedding venues that made the list–and any of them would make for an incredible place to say “I Do”!
The Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre – London, United Kingdom
Photo by Fred Howarth Photography
Undergoing renovations after a 2015 fire, The Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre reopens its stunning doors this year. Guests arrive through an octagonal hall with tiled floors and a beautiful stained glass domed ceiling before entering into the Grand Hall’s towering space with an intricate ceiling and arching windows. Good for: cocktail parties and standing events of up to 800 guests, weddings and seated dinners of up to 300 guests, award ceremonies and presentations of up to 640 guests.
Gather Greene – Coxsackie, New York
Photo by Chellise Michael
Inspired by Scandinavia, this collection of timber-and-glass cabins sits along the hills of this upstate NY property along with truly majestic open-air pavilion with 28-foot-tall ceilings. Views include both the Catskill and Berkshire mountain ranges, and there’s a shale quarry pond on the property that doubles as both ceremony grounds for weddings and a haven for quartz crystal collectors. Good for: hosting a party or wedding, but equally stunning for a friendcation or a more organized retreat or reunion. Get the full story here →
Island Farm – San Gregorio, California
Photo by Melissa Ergo
The talented team behind Paula Le Duc Fine Catering & Events hosts weddings and events at this oasis of towering redwood groves in San Gregorio. Onsite you’ll find a 100 year old log cabin, a Bavarian barn, a beautiful pond and 80 acres of redwoods. Last but not least, Corte Madera Creek also runs through the property, adding even more of a storybook feel to this already dream-like place. Good for: weddings surrounded by forestry.
The Black Barn at Spain Ranch – Jenks, Oklahoma
Photo by Kailey Watson
Spain Ranch isn’t your typical Oklahoma farm venue. Instead of a rustic look, the Black Barn here delivers a hyper-modern aesthetic any minimalist (or maximalist) can get behind. Don’t let the dark tones fool you, there’s a ton of natural light and beautiful natural wood floorboards throughout. Good for: weddings of up to 90 guests, ceremonies indoors with tons of sunlight, long weekend reunions, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, corporate off-sites, dinner parties, dance parties, workshops.
The Barn at Autumn Lane – North Sebago, Maine
Photo via Jaimee Morse
The Barn at Autumn Lane just opened this late last year and is already hosting weddings and events like crazy. The newly constructed space features an open floor plan, high ceilings and big barn doors that completely open to create and indoor-outdoor room. Good for: weddings with views of Sebago Lake and the surrounding forests.
The Theodore – Birmingham, Alabama
Photo via The Theodore
Calling all warehouse lovers! This spacious industrial venue in the historic Lakeview Industrial District of Birmingham has a handful of impressive celebration spaces with massive ceilings and clerestory steel windows. There’s even a covered porch and courtyard area for guests to sip their cocktails outdoors. Good for: weddings of up to 500 guests, big parties and gatherings, award ceremonies, corporate events, workshops, photo shoots.
Treseren – Newquay, Cornwall
Photo by Joe Burford
Get married in the secret garden, throw a surprise birthday bash in the orchards or celebrate a long bachelorette party weekend with a private chef on board. Cornwall’s Treseren is an exclusive country house able to accommodate 20 of your nearest and dearest for your next intimate celebration. Good for: intimate weddings, photo shoot and film location, weekend retreats, small group getaways.
Under Canvas Grand Canyon – Valle, Arizona
Photo by Adam Szafranski for The Venue Report
Share your love for Mother Nature and the Grand Canyon with your favorite people and head to this incredible event platform by Under Canvas. Situated less than 30 minutes from the South Rim entrance to the national park, this glamping resort can host up to 350 guests for events. Good for: weekend-long weddings with glamping accommodations and adventures, retreats for groups and businesses, bachelor parties with an agenda to spend time in GC, bachelorette parties with an agenda to stargaze and drink wine by a fire. Get the full story here →
Where would you wed?!