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The Coolest Wedding Locations in the United States: Outdoorsy Edition

If you’re a United States-based couple who’s looking to get super creative and extra-outdoorsy for your big day, then you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve teamed up with JJ’s House Designer Jessica to brainstorm and deliver some of the most unique, interesting, and beautiful locations in the United States for couples who are looking to bring jaw-dropping views to their ultimate profession of love.

Whether you’re thinking beachy and tropical, moody and pacific-northwestern, small elopement or a big party outside, we’ve got you covered on outdoor locations for your beautiful, unique big day! Check them out below, and remember, this is just a small list, there’s no shortage to gorgeous outdoor locations in the United States for your dream wedding.

The Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Ever seen a desert surrounded by mountains? Ever seen high peaks of gorgeous, sandy dunes in every direction? Maybe not in the US, and that’s because you’ve never been to the Great Sand Dune National Park in Colorado. At the very south of the state, this beautiful national park is the perfect spot to pledge your love to your spouse-to-be. All you’ll need for this special day is a permit, permission from the park, and of course, the perfect desert-inspired dress to make for gorgeous photos! This spot is the perfect place to elope and also a great option for destination weddings. Just make sure your guests are prepared to find sand in their shoes for a few days after the wedding!

Haiku Mill, Hawaii

This isn’t your classic, cliché Hawaii wedding with a silly, tropical persuasion. This old-fashioned sugar plantation in Maui, Hawaii is the outdoor lovers dream. If you want a beachy wedding without the sand under your feet, this venue is an absolute dream! With tons of ornate details, an open courtyard, and the ocean waves rolling in the background, this gorgeous spot is a must-consider for your big day! Kaanapali Alii condos are a great choice if you want a more modern option.


Acadia National Park, Maine

Gorgeous cliffs, vibrant sunsets, more lobster than you could ever eat – it’s a dream wedding, right? If you and your beau choose to wed in Acadia National Park in Maine, you can bet that your outdoorsy heart will be filled to the brim for years to come! All you’ll need to get hitched in this gorgeous national park is paid or permit, permission from the park, and unfortunately, a smaller-than-average ceremony of just 10 people. This spot is one of the best places for couples who are looking to elope or only bring along a few family members for their big day.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Nothing says gorgeous and moody like the Pacific Northwest, and there’s no better spot to say “I Do” to you honey than at the Cannon Beach in Oregon. If you want an outdoor wedding that’s filled to the brim with opportunities for moody, beautiful photos, offers a scenic backdrop for your wedding, and will make your choice a unique pick, then look no further than Cannon Beach.