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11 Most Romantic Island Hotels in the U.S.
Maui Hotel Wailea

While there are thousands of romantic hotels around the world, we wanted to focus on those that don’t require a passport to travel to. Not surprisingly, Maui is a winner, followed closely by Kauai, The Big Island, Oahu, and finally Florida Keys. Those destinations are loved by couples all year round for the ultimate fun in the sun. The top hotels in those islands are made for romance and will transport you to paradise right after the big wedding day.

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Ways to Save on Your Hawaii Honeymoon
Travel To Hawaii

Hawaii is a tropical paradise, everybody knows that. But not everybody knows is that paradise does not have to be unaffordable and overpriced.

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5 Ways to Help Wedding Guests Save
Group Rates

Whether you choose to have an out-of-town wedding or go the local route, you will most likely be inviting some guests to be with you on your big day. Support of friends and relatives is always welcome for life events like this. Sure, some couples will escape and elope somewhere, but we want to focus on those that will have guests flying from near and far.

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Wedding Planning in Less than 6 Months
Wedding Planning

Most couples take a year and longer to imagine their wedding day. But there is a new trend on the rise – a quick planning to reduce the time of anticipation and stress. An increasing number of brides want to design a wedding in two months. The reasons for such a decision are various: job change, military career limitations, pregnancy, or just plain eagerness to put that wedding band on.

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16 Best Wedding Locations in the U.S.

The choices for wedding locations are plenty, mind boggling even, so the difficulty here is to select the one that perfectly matches your style, budget, and location desires. There are websites dedicated to wedding venue ratings and plenty of forums, but the challenge of selection still remains.

We also looked at some of the most popular and beautiful destinations and compiled the list of our own. We looked at everything – from crisp mountains to breezy beaches and everything in between to make a comprehensive list to satisfy many different tastes.

We have some grand outdoor locations to say "I do" in pristine mountains, there are also locations surrounded with such lush gardens, that your head will spin. We have some historic romantic venues to consider and some foodie paradises in upstate New York and Virginia farms.

Read on to find something to fall in love with!

The Mayflower Grace

1. The Mayflower Grace in Washington, Connecticut

This dazzling manor has 30 rooms to entertain a large party and enough room to celebrate and enjoy the surrounding nature, which is beautiful. Check out Shakespeare Garden, a great place to have a wedding, and get pampered at all white-spa. See The Mayflower Grace site

2. The Barn at Flanagan Farm in Buxton, Maine

This majestic farm is just a 20 minute drive from Portland and is open all year long. The barn is a beautifully restored 19th century structure and serves great for dancing and reception. An understated farmhouse is very fitting for relaxation during your wedding events.

3. Boston Public Library in Boston, Massachusetts

The atmosphere is romantic and festive here. The Bates Hall is often used for sit down receptions and gives you the feeling of sophistication as you gaze at book-lined shelves. Abbey Room is great for dancing your heart out while overlooking a romantic courtyard. Guests are treated to goody bags with various food items by the caterer.

4. Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts

One more location for a wedding venue in Massachusetts is located on a private beach. After the ceremony guests are invited to move onto one of the property’s sailcloth tents for a reception, complete with lobster and ocean views. The Main Street is just a short walk away for those in a party mood.

Bonnet Island Estate in Manahawkin

5. Bonnet Island Estate in Manahawkin, New Jersey

Private island? Check! Open air chapel? Check! This romantic venue offers all that and more. Guests also enjoy dinner reception in a hall that looks like an inside of a ship. All the festivities that take place here get a gorgeous Manahawkin Bay backdrop. See Bonnet Island Estate site

6. Jardin de Buis in Pottersville, New Jersey

Your guests will enjoy all the green spaces and beautiful grounds. Tie the knot and roam around the gardens, check out the barn, 2 greenhouses, flowers, and a beautifully landscaped pool.

7. Rainbow Room in New York, New York

This venue is located on the 65th floor of the famous Rockefeller Center building. The view is epic and will definitely impress everybody. And you can marvel at all the sites while dancing on the rotating dance floor. See Rainbow Room site

8. Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island

This romantic place is great for wedding and even greater for relaxation after the ceremony and time with your loved ones by the fire at this nautical themed retreat. The Narragansett Bay is close by for the spectacular views. See Castle Hill Inn site

The Hay-Adams

9. The Hay-Adams in Washington, D.C

The venue is fit for a president and features views to the White House for ultimate selfies and complete fun.

10. The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida

This southern beauty is complete with the Great Gatsby style rooms and spectacular ballrooms. The proximity to the ocean is also welcome, but the best thing here is the service. Staff members are courteous and knowledgeable about everything.

11. The Biltmore Ballrooms in Atlanta, Georgia

This location is in Midtown and surrounded by historic spirit. The brides and guests will find ivy-wrapped gardens and enjoy two ballrooms that are glitzy and done to perfection.

12. The Cloister at Sea Island in Sea Island, Georgia

There are a few choices where to exchange your vows – quiet chapel or lush oak gardens. Both are stunning. Once the official part is over, the party can move to the lawn for oceanfront fun all night long.

Race and Religious

13. Race and Religious in New Orleans, Louisiana

As fitting for the oldest city, the venue is historic and romantic. The property features a pool, which is perfect for cocktails before the exploration of the rest of the house and courtyard. The house can be booked for overnight stay to continue with the festivities.

14. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas

The service here is five stars and so is the venue. The mansion is historic and romantic, but nothing beats the bartenders who do their homework, research you, find out your drink of choice, and have it ready for you.

15. Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards in North Garden, Virginia

This is where mountains come together with people and produce some wonderful grapes, spectacular views, and tasty wine. The barn for the reception is rustic, yet modern. The venue is sophisticated and stunning with mountains in the distance.

16. Planterra Conservatory in West Bloomfield, Michigan

This plant lover’s paradise is cozy and chick. The palm trees fill the venue, where friendly staff caters to your every need and handles everything you have to have handled before and during the wedding.

There are countless other stunning wedding venues all around our beautiful country, just waiting to be discovered and made special by the future brides and grooms.