Themed Wedding Venue Ideas

Before you pick out your perfect wedding dress or create your guest list, consider choosing and reserving your nuptials venue to make sure it will be available on your big day. If you can't decide on what where you'd like to say "I do" or celebrate in afterward, pick a theme first.

When deciding on a wedding venue theme, think about what passions, hobbies, and interests that you and your spouse-to-be share. If there's an activity that you enjoy doing together, such as traveling or visiting museums, use that as inspiration for picking your perfect venue.

Other factors to keep in mind when narrowing down a celebration space is your wedding budget and location. For instance, if you're looking for a space that's easy on your wallet, you may have to get more creative with your options. Also, if your dream spot is near an ocean, but you don't live near one, consider whether a destination wedding is right for you, your friends, and loved ones. 

Here are a few theme-inspired wedding ceremony and reception venue ideas to get you started.

1. A Planetarium 

If you and your fiance love all things to do with outer space, a local planetarium may be the ideal spot to say your vows and to celebrate later in. As a romantic and interesting touch, your guests may be able to view the stars through the venue's telescope after the sun goes down. 

After confirming that the planetarium offers event space, inquire as to what types of food, music, or other types of entertainment are allowed to be brought in.

When it comes to planning the menu, keep the otherworldly theme in mind. As one idea, you can serve guests packages of freeze-dried astronaut ice cream as a dessert, or send them home with them as favors. 

2. A Winery

For a couple that shares a passion for wine and fine dining, you can't go wrong with a casually elegant winery wedding and reception. Look for a venue that offers both indoor and outdoor space in case of inclement weather, or consider renting an event tent as a place to find respite from heat, rain, or bugs if need be. 

If the winery offers onsite catering services, you may be able to secure a package deal to save money. Throughout the event, guests can enjoy sampling different local wines, touring the vineyards, and mixing and mingling during a wine-and-cheese pairing. 

For more information, contact a wedding venue such as The Manoa Grand Ballroom.