We’ve seen an increase in destination weddings since COVID traveling restrictions were lifted and the industry took a turn towards smaller-scale, intimate weddings.

Destination weddings don’t have to be out of the country. There are plenty of “destination weddings” that happen in the US. This term can really include any area that people get married in away from their hometown.

So, when thinking about the top wedding destinations in the US, many different places come to mind. The United States truly has a wide range of scenery to choose from– tropical, dessert, snowy, mountainous, etc.

If you’re about to plan a US destination wedding and need a place to begin your search, look no further. This lineup features 10 destination wedding locations that will beautifully suit your needs and get your guests excited for a weekend of celebrating you!

1. Maui, Hawaii

Let’s not forget that the beautiful island of Hawaii is a US territory, and the perfect spot for a tropical beach wedding. With crisp blue waters, white sands and a unique culture, Hawaii is picture-perfect and an exciting destination to hoast your special day.

2. Miami, Florida

Want that tropical beach feel without traveling as far as Hawaii? Consider hosting a wedding in Miami! With beautiful beaches and exciting nightlife known across the world, this is the place for a crowd that loves partying and dancing.

3. Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Martha’s Vineyard is a dreamy location for a wedding– it’s coastal, beautiful, a center for vibrant arts, and, well, let’s just say there’s plenty of good wine to go around. Martha’s Vineyard has all the elements for a sophisticated wedding with excellent wine pairings.

4. Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is a growing city in North Carolina that brings the mountains and city life together beautifully. With a huge arts scene, plethora of amazing breweries, and scenic mountain views, there’s something for everyone in this booming wedding destination.

5. Charleston, South Carolina

Many people seek out weddings in the Carolinas due to their beautiful beaches, close proximity to the mountains, and small-town southern charm. Charleston is one of the best-known wedding destination cities in the country. With no shortage of great food, music and stunning historic venues, you can have the beach wedding of your dreams or a vintage-themed celebration in one of the many historical homes available to rent that will make you feel like Southern royalty.

6. Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs is known for retro yet mid-century modern architecture, desert views, and historic boutique venues. There are mountains, great photo opportunities and the excuse to travel to Cali!

7. New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is a fun-loving city with great food and drinks, and is another wonderful wedding destination for couples who want to party it up as they celebrate the first day of the rest of their lives (as they should).

8. Austin, Texas

For those southern culture-loving couples out there, consider getting married in Austin. With country music all around and amazing BBQ, this city is booming for weddings right now.

9. Tucson, Arizona

If you like a warmer, dryer climate, Tucson is a great destination for a wedding. The city makes for a great location for resorts, there are cacti all around and there is no shortage of photo opportunities with the unique dessert views.

10. Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas is an iconic wedding destination for a spontaneous couple that wants to do a quick wedding; either as their main marriage celebration or a quick ceremony before planning their elaborate celebration. Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner got married there, after all!

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