Forests and woodlands are definitely not without their charm. There’s something about the atmosphere of this location that makes it absolutely magical.
From the fresh air to the towering trees, the soothing sounds of a babbling brook, or the skitter and scatter of nearby wildlife, its natural beauty is truly awe-inspiring.
So, it comes as no surprise, really, that so many of us dream of saying I Do with a wonderful woodland as our backdrop for such a momentous occasion.
And there are so many ways to make the woods fit your personal themes and aesthetics. Looking for a fairytale vibe? You’ve got it. Looking for a mystical and magical theme?
The woods have you covered. Looking for something down-to-earth, neutral, and low-key? The woods works perfectly.
The only thing that can be a little tricky is finding the perfect venue to host your wedding in the woods. But that’s where we come in. We’ve done all the heavy lifting so you don’t have to!
Below you’ll find a selection of some of the very best forest and woodland wedding venues.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s make those wedding wishes come true.
1. Salish Lodge & Spa – Snoqualmie, Washington
We see your wish for a woodland wedding and raise you a woodland wedding with a waterfall too! Could you find a more perfect destination for an intimate wedding (Also check out Amazing Backyard Weddings)?
You’ll be surrounded by nature in abundance at this location that overlooks the stunning Snoqualmie Falls.
The venue also offers several different event spaces for when the ceremony is over and it’s time to party on through the night. From these spaces, you’ll still catch glimpses of the stunning views that surround you.
And the Cliffside room even has a balcony overlooking the incredible waterfall! Not only this but there are stunning mountain views and the food that is served at the venue is absolutely incredible.
We’d also definitely recommend getting here the night before the big day. That way the bride can get a pamper session in at the spa facilities too.
2. Hawk Lake Venue – Carlton, Oregon
Hawk Lake Venue boasts some of the most beautiful woodlands around. It’s a family-run resort that allows you and your guests a private and intimate ceremony with a beautiful backdrop.
Opt to marry beneath the towing fir trees and cedars, beside the stunning and serene lake, or beside whooshing waterfalls. And just imagine how good those photographs of your big day will turn out. They’re seriously spectacular!
There are several different options for your reception too – you can even choose to dance the night away beside the creek!
Then once the night draws to a close you can reside in your luxurious and spacious three-bedroom bridal suite and make the most of the all-inclusive services the venue offers.
3. Roxbury Barn And Estate – Roxbury, New York
This mystical and magical venue offers up over 40 acres of stunning private estate, filled with thick and luscious woodland to help create the wedding of your dreams.
If you’re looking for an intimate and rustic theme then you also won’t find a better wedding destination. The 1850s-style carriage barn is the perfect setting to dance the night away after you’ve said your I Dos.
The only problem you’ll have with this venue is deciding exactly where you want the ceremony to take place.
Perhaps you’d like to go deep into the thick forestry, or maybe the large and exquisite gardens would be more your style, you may even opt to marry the love of your life by the beautiful lily pond – the choices are endless.
You’ll also have access to farm-to-table catering which is to die for, full bar service so you can get the drinks in, and even event coordination to make sure there’s no stress on your big day.
4. Burlap And Bells – Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Burlap and Bells offer not one, not two, but three amazing ceremony spaces that can help your whimsical woodland wedding wishes come true. And each is as stunning as the next. Is it possible to have three ceremonies on the day, please?
First, there’s the Vine Chapel. This is the perfect option for an intimate wedding as the church seats up to 75 guests. It’s drenched in hops vines that give it a rustic and beautiful scenic look.
Next, there’s the cliff-top option that allows you to get panoramic views of the surrounding area filled with luscious and thick foliage and forestry.
Say I Do under the amazing wrought-iron arch and blow your guests away with the most picture-perfect wedding here.
Or Finally, you can exchange your vows while being completely surrounded by the towing woodland and Norway pines. And while you’re hidden and nestled away deep inside the woods, you can even enjoy a few cocktails too!
5. Waterfall Lodge – Ben Lomond, California
You’ll find this stunning lodge hidden away beneath soaring trees for as far as the eyes can see. Nature surrounds the lodge and allows for some of the most stunning backdrops to a wedding that you’ll ever have the pleasure of seeing.
And once you’ve exchanged your vows deep in the surrounding mountains and woods, you’ll retire back to the 19th-century barn that makes for the best rustic reception venue.
Throughout the property, there are also tons of cabins for guests to spend the night that have their own beauty and charm.
The lodge also offers on-site wedding coordinators during your big day so that you can rest assured it’s stress and hassle-free. All you have to do is appreciate the view…and each other, of course.
6. Piney River Ranch – Vail, Colorado
Piney River Ranch is renowned across Colorado for being one of the very best wedding venues in the state. So, you can be sure that the ranch will definitely live up to your expectations.
It is located just beneath the Gorge Range and offers some of the very best views for an outdoor wedding. The entire 40-acre private venue is surrounded by towing trees and wilderness is everywhere you look in the White River National Forest.
However, it is worth noting that this venue is really only appropriate for those opting for small weddings or elopements because there are only four guest cabins, a lakeside yurt, and three glamping tents in terms of accommodations.
But if that is all you’re after, then you won’t find a more perfect setting for your small and intimate woodland wedding.
7. Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion – Chevy Chase, Maryland
Want a little bit of historic charm, a fair amount of rustic elegance, and a whole lot of luxury? Then why not opt to have your dream wedding at this 1920s mansion that boasts a beautiful 40-acre nature sanctuary?
You can opt to declare your love to your friends and family in the tree-lined Hemlock Grove or alternatively, you can opt for the tented terrace surrounded by soaring trees and non-stop nature.
And not only do you get all those amazing snapshots of you and your guests in the beautiful woodland, but you’ll also dance the night away in the opulent mansion.
And since the venue can accommodate up to 170 guests, it’s a great option for those looking to have a fairly large wedding too.
8. Cooper Spur Mountain Resort – Mt. Hood, Oregon
If you’re looking for a woodland wedding venue, you can’t really ask for more than getting hitched in a national forest. With 775 acres of surrounding woodland, you’ll get some of the very best wedding photography you could possibly wish for too.
Not only will you be treated to thick and full forestry, but you’ll also be surrounded by expansive meadows, soaring mountains, pristine waters, and more!
Plus, everyone gets sad that their big day comes to an end, so why not extend it and make it a weekend wedding? There are plenty of activities to get up to, and you’ll spend your first few days as newlyweds in the most stunning and scenic setting.
Make sure to look up to the skies to see the abundance of stars twinkling away undisturbed from any man-made light.
9. Timberlake Earth Sanctuary – Whitsett, North Carolina
What better setting is there to proclaim your love to your friends and family than nestled inside a 165-acre nature reserve? Maybe the same setting that also offers views of the serene Lake Mackintosh, that’s what!
Walk down an aisle surrounded by wildflowers, say your I Dos under the towing pine and hardwood forest, or beside the waters of natural ponds and creeks. There isn’t a more idyllic venue to opt for than this one.
As you can see when it comes to amazing woodland weddings with super scenic views, you’re definitely spoilt for choice. Each and every one of these venues has the potential to help you achieve your perfect dream wedding.
The really hard part now, though, is deciding which one of these amazing venues to choose.
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