9 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Museum Wedding
Finding the best venue for your upcoming nuptials can be a bit overwhelming. What better place to turn than your local museum? There's something about cutting the wedding cake and having Champagne toasts among art collections and curios that makes it extra special. And bonus: The museum looks stunning year-round, so there's no need to worry about the weather or any other seasonal issue. Swipe though these jaw-dropping photos and you'll see why a museum wedding is one for the books.
1. Outside the Box Planning: Museums aren't all quiet buildings housing aged artwork. This amazing wedding at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas is anything but stuffy. (via Chelsea Nicole)
2. Ceremony + Reception Venue In One: Now that museum weddings are becoming more popular than ever, tons of venues are also hosting receptions that are just as visually stimulating. The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art pictured here looks like a scene straight out of a movie! (via Studio This Is)
3. Less Decorating: You won't have to spend a ton of time and money preparing the space for your big day — museums already come equipped with tons of visual eye candy. This breathtaking shot from the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, required no decorative prep work. (via Lightly Photography)
4. Unique Collections: Walk around your local museum to see how you can take the collections and extend them to your own wedding vibe. We're loving the Wes Anderson look captured at this Natural History Museum wedding in Los Angeles. (via Mandee Johnson/Gather Events)
5. Countless Photo Opportunities: Pick your favorite artwork to include in your wedding snaps. This couple's beautiful photograph at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth totally belongs on a wall of its own. (via Tracy Autem)
5. No Need for a Backdrop: Natural history museums always have amazing landscapes with an assortment of wildlife. There's no better backdrop, TBH. We love this unique wedding at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. (via Photo Pink)
7. Outdoor Vignettes: Museum exteriors are usually just as gorgeous as the collections inside! The steps of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio pictured here create quite the romantic photo shoot. (via Shannon Skloss Weddings)
8. Indoor Vows, Outdoor Reception: There's no need for multiple locations on your big day. Opt for one that has indoor and outdoor spots for your celebration, like the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. We'd never guess that this striking reception is outside of a history museum. (via Jenna Bechtholt)
9. Easy Aisle Setup: Scout a spot inside the museum and make it your own aisle. The glow on the walls at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore take this bride's walk to the next level. (via Nessa K Photography)
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Allison Collins lives in Denton, Texas with her husband and two dogs. She is a honky tonk connoisseur, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and proud member of the West Texas Cloud Appreciation Society.