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Martha Stewart Weddings Shares 10 of Their Favorite Wedding Venue Trends

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Does the wedding planning process stress you out? From choosing the perfect venue to THE dress, there's a lot on your plate (and don't even get us started on serveware). We teamed up with Martha Stewart Weddings to help you out in the wedding venue arena. They're sharing their favorite wedding venue trends from sunken pools to elaborate castles in the French countryside. Get the inside scoop from the pros themselves and say "I do" to one of these beautiful and versatile trends.

Venue: Villa Cora 
Photo: Kate Holstein
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St. Julien l’Ars, France
"Make your fairytale wedding dreams come true by getting hitched at a castle fit for royalty!" - Martha Stewart Weddings See similar castle venues here →

Planner: Pearl & Godiva
Photo: Lauren Fair
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Orvieto, Italy
"Hosting a destination wedding? Highlight the city’s architecture and history for a truly breathtaking experience your guests will never forget. This couple exchanged vows at 12th century monastery in Italy that had been converted into a hotel, complete with the original church prime for an small ceremony." - Martha Stewart Weddings See similar monastery venues here →

Planner: Italia Celebrations
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Boston, Massachusetts

"Want the elegance of a ballroom with a bit of whimsy? This couple wed in the classic Boston Public Library and took portraits framed by rows of old wooden desks, making for one incredible photo." - Martha Stewart Weddings See similar library venues here →

Planner: Lauren Wells

Photo: Trent Bailey
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New York, New York
"Why choose between an urban venue and your love of nature when you can transform a rooftop into a forest wonderland? This couple got the best of both worlds, decorating their NYC rooftop ceremony setting with a canopy of roses, dahlias, and woodland-esque flora." - Martha Stewart Weddings See similar rooftop venues here →

Planner: Annie Lee | Flowers: Lewis Miller Design
Photo: Sylvie Gil
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Carmel, California
"Create a woodland fantasy for your guests by hosting your big day in a setting of towering trees, golden sunlight, and lush natural details. This adventurous couple kept the location a secret for their July wedding, transporting 160 guests via shuttle to the stretch of pristine, untouched nature set among rolling hills." - Martha Stewart Weddings See similar forest venues here →

Planner: Sacks Production
Photo: Austin Gros
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New Orleans, Louisiana
"What could be more beautiful than getting married in a garden surrounded by flowers? If you're a romantic at heart - you'll probably have your grandmother do a reading from your favorite Jane Austen novel at your ceremony." - Martha Stewart Weddings See similar garden venues here →
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Warehouse | This Venue: Aria learn more

"A few reasons why we’re obsessed with warehouses as wedding venues? Think: vaulted ceilings, exposed brick, and a sea of natural light, all presenting a warm, blank canvas to make your very own." - Martha Stewart Weddings See more warehouse venues here →
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Photo: Braedon Flynn
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
"Plenty of couples have host poolside bashes for their ceremony or reception. Crisp, clean agua makes a beautiful portrait backdrop, and the relaxing sounds of rippling water guarantee a peaceful cocktail hour." - Martha Stewart Weddings See similar venues with pools here →
Photo: Laura Dart
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An Empty Pool!

"Want to go for something really unique? One creative couple turned their empty pool into an intimate ceremony setting, decorating the space with vines and ferns for a truly rustic touch." - Martha Stewart Weddings See similar venues with pools here →

Flowers: Consider the Wldflwrs
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
"There’s nothing more welcoming than a cozy barn with rustic elements to host your intimate nuptials. Add retro marquee signage for a mix of country-chic and modern." - Martha Stewart Weddings See similar barn venues here →

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