Outdoor Wedding Venues

After a ring and the promise of forever, it’s time to decide where to exchange vows. Instead of settling for the confines of four walls, why not show the true nature of your love with an outdoor wedding? This unique and affordable option often has fewer restrictions, allowing you and your partner to create the wedding of your dreams. 

Farms, Flowers, And Fairytale Endings 

Let your happily ever after start under the stars at the Northwest River Park and Campground. Here, gazebos and two different sized shelters are available to host you and your guests. Enjoy dinner at picnic tables before settling in for the night in one of the 72 campsites or one of the two rental cabins. Feel like making a weekend out of it? There are plenty of romantic strolls, hikes, and other outdoor adventures. 

The 48-acre Chesapeake Arboretum is a nature-lovers paradise. Surrounded by meticulously kept gardens and a mature hardwood forest, the Pecan Grove Gazebo includes a ceiling fan and lighting, making it a dreamy destination for wedding parties of up to 75 people. For a post- or pre-nuptial stroll, make your way across one of the 11 bridges on the property.  

Brides and grooms seeking cozy outdoor venues should look no further than Greenbrier Farms. Complete with manicured gardens, southern hospitality, and easy interstate access, this place has it all. Once you’ve tied the knot, cut loose on the outdoor dance floor and delight in a seated meal under a string-lit tent. After dinner, relax in rocking chairs on the wraparound porch of the historic farmhouse, or simply cuddle up with your loved one by the fire pit and fantasize about your new life together.

Romantic Water Views

At Lakeside Park, picnic shelters complete with grills are available to whip up the first meal you’ll eat as a married couple. This pristine park combines historic monuments with beautifully planted flowers and a majestic bridge that overlooks the tranquil lake. Those hoping for breathtaking backdrops of natural beauty will be delighted by the canopy of trees that line the lake, which creates the perfect background scenery for any wedding portraits.

Those in search of nautical themes and expansive water views will love Elizabeth River Park. Rent one of the outdoor shelters and watch the boats go by, or gaze up at the impressive South Norfolk Jordan Bridge. Located only 15 minutes from Norfolk International Airport, out-of-town company will have no trouble finding their way to your special day. 

A Mix Of Indoors And Out

In search of something that allows you to get married in the grass while only steps away from upscale amenities and onsite catering? Chesapeake Golf Club has you covered. Their impressive garden can easily accommodate parties of under 50 for a meal or, for larger groups, you can head inside after vows are exchanged.
With all of our gorgeous parks and other remarkable rustic spots, Chesapeake truly is the perfect place to gather alfresco and say “I do.”

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