15 Rustic Wedding Venues Across the U.S.
Boho, country or whatever your wedding style may be, these unique rustic wedding venues are perfect for your big day.
Rimrock Ranch – Pioneertown, CA
Located just outside of Joshua Tree National Park, Rimrock Ranch has 11 acres of cacti-studded landscapes fit for a boho wedding. The ranch served as a weekend retreat in the 1950s for actors like Roy Rogers, and still offers retro-inspired accommodations less than an hour away from Palm Springs. Besides its wood cabins and Airstream trailers, the Hatch House stands out with its unique architecture you have to see for yourself. Here, you’ll feel like you’re reliving a modern Western film as the sun sets on your celebrations.
Lombardi House – Los Angeles, CA
As one of the oldest homes in LA, the Lombardi House gives rustic style a glamorous Old Hollywood twist. Formerly the home of Vaudevillian performers, Philip and Sylvia Lombardi, the estate boasts history reflecting the entertainment industry. The couple was known for their hospitality, hosting fun celebrations for the Hollywood elite at this Southern-style home. Their son carried on the family tradition until 2004, and today the original stable and barn accommodate up to 250 guests for both intimate and large parties.
Tenaya Lodge – Fish Camp, CA
Yosemite National Park’s unparalled scenery makes the perfect backdrop for your big day. From Half Dome to Bridalveil Falls (how fitting, right?) you can take it all in with a wedding at Tenaya Lodge, a resort elevated among the California High Sierra. With luxury lodges and ceremony sites, and plenty of outdoor activities nearby, it’s a great place for a mountain destination wedding.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch – Tabernash, CO
As a former dairy farm and dude ranch, Devil’s Thumb Ranch has embraced many roles since the early 1900’s. Today it operates as one of Colorado’s most popular rustic wedding venues located just minutes from the ski town, Winter Park. Nothing falls short of grand here — the High Lonesome Barn accommodates up to 350 guests, while the towering Broad Axe Barn is suitable for smaller weddings. Every view is adorned with the Rocky Mountains, a ceremony backdrop unlike any other.
Spruce Mountain Ranch – Larkspur, CO
True to Colorado culture, Spruce Mountain Ranch has quite the cattle history dating back to the late 1800’s. The ranch now serves as a private 400-acre space with plenty of settings to choose from. The lower ranch offers sites like a garden area with an old Cottonwood tree as the altar, to vast open meadows overlooking hills and Odgen Pond. The upper ranch contains venues like the sophisticated Ponderosa Room, which can hold up to 1,200 guests.
Five Oaks Farm – Cleburne, TX
Overlooking the Brazos River Valley, Five Oaks Farm is a modern-meets-rustic venue surrounded by century-old oaks. The farm specializes in vintage-inspired décor and amenities, as seen in its white wooden reception barn full of elegant chandeliers and antique furnishings. The bridal suite overlooks the barn while the groom’s cabin accesses a gorgeous courtyard and fountain, allowing for as much privacy and relaxation as desired.
Cross Creek Ranch – Parker, TX
Dreaming of your big day in a small town atmosphere? Cross Creek Ranch promises just the right amount of seclusion from Dallas, 20 miles north, to be exact. The ranch itself spans 42 acres of rolling grounds decorated with cedar elms, flowers and oaks. From the rustic events cabin to the open air pavilion, enjoy just the right amount of country and elegance at this true Texas ranch.
Rustic Grace Estate – Van Alstyne, TX
The name says it all — this place combines Southern elegance with the style of a 1920’s farm. Situated on 25 acres, its classic white wedding chapel and red barn are surrounded by Texas longhorns and a three-acre lake. Right here, you can experience an authentic country love story, just north of the Dallas Metroplex.
Camp Wandawega – Elkhorn, WI
Stunning, lush and serene at a glance, this site actually has a pretty dark past including organized crime during the Prohibition. The camp was full of trap doors and hidden hatches to conceal stockpiles, and while some of its original structures are still standing, Camp Wandawega earned a new rep after opening as a lake resort in the 1950s. Despite its intense “once upon a time,” Camp Wandewega is now the site of plenty “happily ever afters.”
Camp Blodgett – West Olive, MI
Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, Camp Blodgett brings a slightly nautical feel to any rustic wedding. The Loeks Retreat Center is a promising spot for a wedding of up to 152 guests, featuring incredible sunsets over the water. And speaking of the waterfront, don’t be afraid to get your toes in the sand for some incredible beach wedding photos.
Hardy Farm – Fryeburg, ME
A cute destination surrounded by outdoor activities year round, the Hardy Farm combines charm with a little adventure. The rustic farmhouse sleeps up to 18 guests and features a stunning stone patio perfect for a morning-after brunch, while the lodge provides plenty of luxury in the midst of Mt. Washington Valley. For your reception, the barn contains two dramatic staircases, a wrap-around mezzanine and tons of natural light for stunning photo opps.
Bishop Farm – Lisbon, NH
Constructed in 1876, Bishop Farm now operates as a bed and breakfast in the White Mountains. The original barn was renovated with the addition of a deck and accented with gorgeous chandeliers for a luxe, vintage-inspired look. The grounds also have six unique cottages to stay, as well as seven cozy guest rooms in the farmhouse. It’s cozy enough for a weekend getaway or a serene, rustic New England wedding.
Ohana Family Camp – Fairlee, VT
Family-based values and the fresh aroma of pine needles make this quintessential Vermont camp a popular site for “I do’s.” With access to the Main Lodge, cabins and tented amenities, it’s a unique experience you won’t find at any other rustic wedding venue in New England. With spacious buildings and grounds, it’s perfect for larger celebrations, complete with sights of the countryside and Lake Fairlee.
Handsome Hollow – Long Eddy, NY
Built in Upstate New York more than two centuries ago, the elegant Handsome Hollows channels a hint of backcountry style thanks to the Catskill Mountains. The wedding barn was restored in 2015, complete with a spacious bluestone patio perfect for cocktail hour. Along with the venue rental, you can stay in the 19th century farmhouse overlooking 93 acres of trails, creeks and lush groves. While this destination contains expansive history, its newer renovations give it a more contemporary feel, too.
Pippin Hill Farm – North Garden, VA
For a taste of Napa Valley near the East Coast, head over to Pippin Hill Farm. Started by husband and wife Lynn Easton and Dean Andrews, the two combined their creative and hospitality backgrounds to create this one-of-a-kind luxury venue. The property includes event venues like the two-story Granary reflective of Virginia’s agrarian heritage, and the Tuscan-inspired veranda and terrace with vineyard and mountain views.