The 10 Wedding Locations are Perfect for Architecture Lovers
There’s a reason that choosing a venue is often the first thing a newly engaged couple tackles. A stunning location can set the tone for the day and impacts every other decision from the menu to the dress. For design and architecture lovers, an iconic site can provide offer a striking setting and show off their personal passions. From monumental civic buildings to intimate chapels, these buildings have interiors that are as impressive as their architectural pedigrees. (Plus, they’re are sure to provide dramatic backdrops for photographs.) Whether you’re planning a wedding or just looking for a place to throw party, these buildings should be on your inspiration board.
Architect Hiroshi Nakamura designed the Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima, Japan, with two entwined spiral staircases to symbolize the act of marriage. The bride and groom travel separately up the stairs and meet at the top for a private moment.
Middleton Place near Charleston, South Carolina, is home to the country’s oldest landscaped gardens, which were designed using the principles of André Le Nôtre, the talent behind the gardens at Versailles and Vaux-le-Vicomte. The site, which includes a 1755 guest house-turned museum, is a National Historic Landmark.
Crystal Bridges Art Museum of American Art opens its Moshe Safdie–designed spaces for events. Guests can stroll through the galleries while the couple poses for photos with the Ozarks in the background or with Robert Indiana’s Love sculpture on the South Lawn.
The 1878 George Peabody Library in Baltimore features the gorgeous Stack Room, surrounded by five stories of books behind cast-iron balconies. The space can accommodate 200 seated guests or 170 with a dance floor.