Whether it’s an errant night out with your best gals or a gorgeous wedding in a sun-dappled vineyard, breaking bread around a table with strangers or friends brings out the best in us all. When planning a wedding, partnering with a perfect venue that thinks about long feasting tables and homemade, better yet, homegrown ingredients, will ensure your “marry-making” is all the more inspiring and memorable. Think beautifully prepared plates alight with the loveliest tastes, tantalizing scents permeating the air, all grown just feet from where you’re sitting to create sensory memories that linger long after the reason for being there.
As such, here's a list of wedding venues that prioritize the farm-to-table feast in some of the most stunning settings in the world.
As if a wedding set at a remote, luxury lodge at the base of the Smoky Mountains isn’t romantic enough (it is), the food at RT Lodge is an aspect of this elegantly Southern experience you and your guests will be gabbing about for years to come. The meals at RT Lodge are uniquely your own and made from scratch with love and the most seasonal of ingredients. Everything from the bread to the pickles to the charcuterie and dry cured meats is made onsite by hand and presented as a visually stunning and mouth-watering accompaniment to your love story.
Zingerman's Corman Farms is a historic 42-acre working farm founded by British chef Kieron Hales whose culinary background propelled him through Michelin star kitchens across Europe from the young age of 13. His culinary style incorporates a European influence with a sense of nostalgia while highlighting the best of Michigan’s bounty, grown right in their very own chef’s garden. Besides being the Midwest baseline for beautiful, farm-fresh food for your wedding, it also features a historic barn, farmhouse, chef’s garden, tent pavilion and space for lawn games. Part of your wedding programming can include chefs preparing an intimate farm-to-feast dinner or host an al fresco evening event in the garden.
Just two hours from Los Angeles in the high-desert lies the utterly unique, non-profit Blue Sky Center, and includes the flagship building, warehouses, an aviation runway, the Khalili Cantina, Shulton Huts and over 300 acres of farmland for your beautiful high-desert wedding feast.
Can you imagine how memorable making "marry" amid the rolling bluegrass hills of Kentucky at Keeneland would be? This legendary Lexington venue – a beautifully manicured boutique racecourse where some of the finest thoroughbreds in the world stretch their legs – features multiple stunning onsite venues (including a to-die-for barn and plantation-style home) and exquisitely crafted fare by Executive Chef Marc Therrien. Keeneland offers customized menus with a focus on seasonal and locally-sourced produce, meats, grains, and more. Chef Marc's handcrafted dishes are the definition of southern hospitality, making every Keeneland wedding both delicious and unforgettable.
Welcome to the greatest reason to elope. Ever. Pack up your bae, your bests and head to this boutique for the most breathtaking “I-do’s” we can imagine. Hotel Principe di Salina, is the jewel of Salina Island with sweeping views of the Aeolian Sea and nestled among vineyards of malvasìa (local sweet vine). Food? Fah-gettaboutit! The on-site restaurant “della casa” allows you to dine intimately, or will cater your gathering while the juice bar will create tantalizing elixirs using fruits from the surrounding islands.
Just an hour outside of San Francisco and thirty minutes from Napa lies Bear Flag Farm, an exquisite organic farm and private estate that literally looks like a scene straight from the French countryside. Lavender and rosemary permeate the air while vineyards and orchards create vistas as far as the eye can see. You and your guests will taste the best of a bounty of seasonal ingredients, plucked from the property’s farm & orchards for the most authentic farm-to-table wedding feast experience.
We love a good gathering spot and The Grounds of Alexandria ranks up there with some of the greats. This amazing acre in the heart of Sydney is now a landmark coffee roastery, café and sustainable garden, grown from industrial roots. Choose the Parisian styled atrium, garden or patio with creeping vines, crumbling brick and bountiful greenery to ensure your feast of plenty is utterly perfect in taste and tone.
For the serious food fanatics looking for a fabulous place to “I-do,” there's Cook Space, a cooking school and event space housed in a former widget warehouse in Prospects Heights, Brooklyn. Cook Space was imagined to be more than just a place to take cooking classes – the intent is to “create an environment where the act and art of cooking is dismantled, experienced, and celebrated – where mindsets are shifted and one’s experience with cooking is transformed.” The results give warmth to an industrial space and with dramatic 15-foot ceilings, it's the perfect setting for a sweet (and savory) celebration.
For an intimate wedding gathering choose Minou, a Parisian-styled crêperie located in the heart of Downtown San Diego. Housed in a historic San Diego building, Minou embodies the warmth of a chic French living room lit by antique Parisian lamps while the scent of sweet and savory crepes permeates the air.
If you’re wanting your wedding to evoke some serious high-end historic style with underlying haute yet homegrown cuisine, this culinary hotspot has a grand feel inside the heartbeat and hustle of the big city. The National, helmed by famed chef & restauranteur Geoffrey Zakarian, is located inside The Benjamin and delivers on style and substance. Modeled after the grand cafes of Europe, think to-die-for details like antiqued mirrors, a bronze spiral staircase, distressed peacock blue and chocolate leather banquettes, classic marble table tops and black and white glazed-tile flooring accompanied by a refined “modern American” cuisine.
Far outside the big city limits lies Blooming Hill Farm, family-owned and set in the lower Hudson Valley. A foraging, farm-to-fork phenom, Blooming Hill Farm is producing an eclectic variety of over 200 different kinds of fruits and vegetables while maintaining the following wedding mantra: "We always want the food to be one of the centerpieces at all of our private events.”
If you’ve always imagined marrying under the canopy of an ancient fig tree with unparalleled views of Julian Rocks, the Pacific Ocean and the iconic lighthouse of Byron Bay, Fig Tree Restaurant is your literal port in the wedding venue storm. Put your wedding party up in the on-site, converted dairy with bay views and host a “midsummers night eve” feast under a canopy of stars on the lawn.
The Mountain Winery is a 600-acre property overlooking the Silicon Valley with breathtaking views, beautiful Redwood trees and multiple outdoor decks perfect for a glass of wine and little reflection. Like a romantic European vineyard, go Luci & Desi on your guests and get them into grape stomping or cooking classes after your “I-Do’s.”
This 25 acre piece of perfect farmland with a restaurant, cocktail bar, event space and treehouse is all you’ll need for the most perfect Mexican “marry-making” we can imagine. Acre is adjacent to Los Cabos, but the experience is like nothing else you’ll find in this refined resort town. With muted colors, a modern design and locally sourced, sustainable materials, it’s massively beautiful and includes a sophisticated and refined food and beverage program.
Flora Farms is feast for your eyes and tantalizing for your tastebuds. This special spot is a 25-acre organic farm in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. You and your lucky guests will stay in 10 “culinary cottages” while indulging in a family style wedding meal made with the freshest fare imaginable straight from Flora’s Field Kitchen, meant to evoke a sense of place and perhaps, purpose.
If you’re looking for a sweet slice of heaven just a heartbeat away from a big city, La Cocina Que Canta is a a six-acre, beautifully natural restaurant at the base of sacred Mount Kuchumaa in Tecate Mexico. Nestled neatly within Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort & Spa, this sublime spot is nourishment for your mind, body & soul. Think flower-filled patios spilling out into tiled courtyards framed in bougainvillea and farm-to-table feasting for all your favorite people.
With a heartfelt humble brag, we heartily invite you to Farmshop Marin, a culinary beacon of the Bay area. Velvet-y, teal booths contrast beautifully with raw edged tables and feminine yet modern wallpaper, setting the scene for some seriously stylish food and photos. Enjoy an ever-changing abundance from California and beyond, “in every bite a story of the seasons to be tasted and told by chefs, cheesemongers, bakers, butchers and greengrocers.”
Nestled nicely in Napa is the “go-to destination for food and drink,” Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch. Housed in a former nursery barn, the restaurant is centered around an open kitchen, communal family-style dining, a beautiful bar and an authentic farm-to-table menu. Think estate grown wines, organic produce, grass-fed beef and lamb, extra virgin olive oil, honey and more at this focal point of farm-to-table wedding feasting.
While we’re sure this Napa Valley original has been oft imitated, it’s Americana menu takes a unique approach to contemporary twists on classic favorites. Imbue your intimate wedding with the smoky undercurrents of a good, wood-burning char paired with regional wines and set in one of the most beautiful, yet comfortably chic dining rooms we’ve laid our eyes on.
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A refined, yet resolutely Southern experience, The Inn at Serenbe isn’t simply a to-die-for 20th century farmhouse set amid wildflower fields, it’s also 900 acres of preserved forestland which includes a restaurant, lakefront pavilion, collection of guest cottages and art gallery. Say that ten times fast. The Farmhouse at Serenbe, one of Atlanta's original farm-to-table restaurants, sources all of it’s ingredients from their own garden or local producers. The original family’s dining room still feels as such and boasts a backyard warmly lit with fairy lights.
You know when renowned tastemakers behind the URBN brand (which includes Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Free People and BLHDN) birth a sister shop, Terrain, in a magically undone greenhouse with delicious restaurant, it’s that GOOD. Book the nursery, café, and historic buildings, with hand-crafted interiors and ever-changing densely planted gardens, for one of the most beautiful, flora & food-forward weddings we can imagine.
Healdsburg Shed is a sustainable Napa Valley restaurant – open, light and airy with an inspirational, ingredient-driven menu helmed by a Michelin-starred chef with a mantra “the garden tells me what to cook.” It’s a beautifully designed space with handmade tables, outdoor lounge seating, floor-to-ceiling roll-up windows and an open atmosphere where house-made kombucha is on tap and “shrubs” (an old-fashioned refresher) quench your thirst.
Deep in the heart of a hidden canyon on the Central Coast of California lies See Canyon Fruit Ranch, where you’ll delight in a wedding surrounded by oak trees, a Babylonian-like garden and picturesque apple orchard. Imagine your favorite faces toasting your I-do’s with fresh-pressed apple cider and cutting into a cake topped with liberal amounts of garden-raised honey.
Vintage glam meets Miami Beach magic at the beautifully restored beach house, 27 Restaurant + Bar, adjacent to purveyor of ‘posh’tel cool, Freehand Miami. Courtesy of design gods, Roman & Williams, this space is inspired by all of the local color yet glossed with a sweet sheen of sophistication. Teeming with beautiful vintage treasures, it’s a welcoming communal atmosphere for a wedding and as for the food? 27 utilizes the freshest local ingredients and highest-quality produce available, including fresh fish, shellfish, choice meats, and local produce – much of it grown on the property’s onsite garden.
Belle Mont Farm is located on the “edible landscape” of Kittitian Hill, which happens to be 400 acres of fertile farmland overlooking the Caribbean Sea in St. Kitts, West Indies. There are 84 Cape-cod style guesthouses and a four-bedroom farmhouse sown like beautiful architectural seeds into the lush countryside. Farmers, foragers and chefs work together to ensure your wedding feast is prepared from the freshest ingredients harvested from the surrounding land and Caribbean Sea. It also offers the largest selection of tropical fruit in the Caribbean, from 100 types of mango to indigenous varieties such as mamie apples and soursop.
Cabanas Cuatro Cuatros is a sweet settlement of 12 luxury tents nestled within vineyards and mountains overlooking the sea just south of the San Diego border. It’s a romantic desert landscape where the sparkling turquoise Pacific Ocean meets olive orchards, flora, fauna and wildlife. As for the food, the restaurant bar offers the loveliest local cuisine, wine and cheese tastings, vineyard and ocean viewing. If it were us (and dear GOD we wish it were) we’d book the whole dang thing and turn our wedding day into a wonderful week away.
Back in the Byron Bay Hinterland, lies the sweetly hidden Harvest, a lush, tropical venue occupying beautifully restored buildings in the form of a deli, private dining room and old bakery. The restaurant is set in a charming early 1900’s style historic cottage with romantic wrap-around verandas and amid vistas of lush, tropical greenery. Imagine a sweetly intimate reception with a nostalgic romanticism, where guests can cozy up in leather lounges around an elegant, crackling fire, surrounded by gardens and your love story.
Talk about living the green dream, Bouley Botanical is an actual living events space, featuring 400+ edible species of plants growing in vertical window gardens, supported by the largest biodynamic greenhouse in New England. Chef David Bouley and his team will work with you to create an immersive, progressive wedding experience with homegrown produce for all your peeps.
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