Photo Credit: The Hidden Meadow & Barn (Pepin, WI) 

Weddings on the Great River Road

How about a destination wedding ? Here’s a few unique wedding venues including mansions, barns, a playhouse, vineyards, paddlewheelers, and even a greenhouse.

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Linden Hill Historic Estate (Little Falls, MN)

Linden Hill Historic Estate (Little Falls, MN) 

This historic 9 acre estate overlooks the Mississippi River, built in the late 1800’s near the historic downtown of Little Falls, Minnesota. Some think of this venue as a “living museum” which makes it ideal for classic weddings. 

Legacy Hill Farm (Welch, MN) 

This location is for those desiring a farm wedding with a French twist. Just down the river from the Twin Cities and nearby Red Wing, Minnesota featuring a stunning bridal suite to an open reception pavilion.


The Hidden Meadow & Barn (Pepin, WI)

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The Hidden Meadow & Barn (Pepin, WI) 

A barn wedding surrounded by hills and tucked into a meadow, staged to look like you are inside a church, but outside it includes arched doors, stained glass windows, and a crystal chandelier.

Dousman House (Prairie du Chien, WI)

A spacious, fully restored historic landmark located in Prairie Du Chien, WI, this venue was built in the1860s and has hosted past Presidents, and both national and international dignitaries.


The Barn at Brophy Creek Farm (DeWitt, Iowa)

The Barn at Brophy Creek Farm (DeWitt, Iowa) 

A short drive from the Quad Cities, this barn is located on a working 12 acre farm offering restored buildings, a beautiful setting and “magical sunsets” to cap off your wedding day.

Renwick Mansion (Davenport, IA) 

Built in the Italian Revival Villa style and sitting on 4 acres, this venue features a tower overlooking the Mississippi River and was once a school, nursing home, and now a premier location for weddings.


Goldmoor Reservations

Goldmoor Inn (Galena, IL)

Sitting on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, this Inn offers gourmet food, beautiful flower gardens, modern venues (inside or out), and is “enveloped in the breathtaking Galena landscapes”.

Celebration River Cruises (Moline, IL) 

Attend a wedding that actually moves you with a cruise option, taking place on a traditional paddle wheel. Enjoy your special day while cruising the waterways of the Mississippi River.


Star Theatre (Hannibal, MO)

Star Theatre & Pavilion (Hannibal, Missouri) 

Built in 1906 as a summer playhouse, hosting famous stars including Roy Rogers and Amelia Erhart and located in downtown Hannibal, this venue offers a unique space for weddings.

Weingarten Vineyard (Ste. Genevieve,MO) 

Hit the Wine! At this vineyard you can experience the wine, craft beer, and freshly prepared foods while you enjoy your wedding. Offering a premier space (large or small) wrapped in amazing views of the countryside.


Blooms N' Gardens (Paducah, KY)

Blooms N’ Gardens (Paducah, KY) 

Wedding in a greenhouse? Plan your wedding in Paducah’s “leading growers of all things plants” with all the bells and whistles of a traditional wedding venue but in the coolest setting around.

Renee’s (Paducah, KY)

This historic farm estate offers a charming setting including a restored house and “picturesque grounds” and is a short drive to the city center of Paducah and the many accommodation options.


The Manor at Mount Carmel (Covington, TN)

The Manor at Mount Carmel (Covington, TN) 

This family owned Manor situated on 22 acres, serves as an all-inclusive venue with a romantic backdrop; offering a chic farmhouse, manor and barn, bride and grooms quarters and more.

Maple Grove Farm (Collierville, TN) 

Visit the horses before your big day, located on 47 wooded acres, all packages include a wedding coordinator who is there for you from the rehearsal to the reception.


Snowden House at Horseshoe Lake (Hughes, AR)

Snowden House at Horseshoe Lake (Hughes, AR) 

How about a lakefront home? This venue on Horseshoe Lake is all class, including a marble-floored entrance, sweeping staircase, antique crystal chandelier with heirlooms throughout.

The Great River Lodge (Proctor, AR)

Perhaps you would like a guided hunt before you say “I do”, “A world-class hunting resort and all-inclusive wedding venue…” awaits. Offering event space and  accommodations for all sizes.


Brandon Hall Plantation (Natchez, MS)

Brandon Hall Plantation (Natchez, MS)

This secluded estate set on rolling hills offers a fairytale setting. Featuring unique architecture, 300 year old oak trees, and grand gardens. The “true Southern service” for your wedding will be something to remember. 

Providence Hill Farm (Jackson, MS) 

How about a world-class sporting clay range or visiting the horses and lakeside pavilion before the wedding? At this stunning award winning location everything is set for you to enjoy your day.


Riverboat City of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)

Riverboat City of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA) 

Get hitched while cruising into the heart of New Orleans on this traditional riverboat. Offering a unique wedding option that provides all the classics of memorable scenery, cuisine and entertainment.

Hemingbough (St Francisville, LA) 

With Audubon Lake as backdrop, the Amphitheater and venues are an ideal location for a ceremony, reception, and to spend the night. Making this a go to location for the special day.