Lovely Lake Wedding Venue Ideas For Brides and Grooms


Getting married on a lake is romantic and the perfect location for a wedding celebration. Full of love and rustic charm, a lake side wedding venue is a delightful option for couples looking to step away from the norm and experience a beautiful venue with plenty of exciting styling options.

Lakeside weddings offer the bride a groom a wide range of benefits from the incredible backdrop through to the stunning opportunity for guests to have a mini break in the outdoors. A perfect choice for a unique venue option, lake weddings usually make for a more chilled environment and are far less traditional for brides and grooms looking to step away from tradition.

If you're planning an outdoor wedding there are plenty of things to consider at a lakeside venue including:


Are you looking to hold your ceremony outdoors on the side of the lake or are you looking at arranging a marquee on the grounds or even a private room with big glass windows overlooking the lake? Either way there are plenty of options for a lake wedding for you to choose from. Ceremonies next to a lake are a truly thrilling visual experience for both photos and your guests, and allow for a wide range of options when it comes to celebrants and the style of the vows.


Will you arrange for a destination style wedding with family staying on site at the lake so you can enjoy a few days ahead or after the celebration with your guests? Most lakeside venues have accommodation available or you can ask around in the local area for a couple of options for accommodation close by and include recommendations in your invitation.

Decoration and styling

You're not going to need much event or venue styling with the beautiful lakeside surrounds acting as your backdrop, however you may need to consider if you will set a theme for the wedding or if you will let the lake tell the story and keep it nice and simple. Either way, your lake location will provide a wide range of inspiration for creating the perfect look for your wedding day.


If you've decided on a cocktail reception, you could consider setting up some festoon lighting and holding your reception on the lawn by the lake or better still in a marquee or inside the lakeside venue. Whatever you choose there are options and so long as you have good food, good company and some great music your guests will love the lakeside venue.

Wedding dress

If you are holding an outdoor or lakeside ceremony you might want to consider your choice of wedding dress and how easily you will be able to get down a natural aisle. Outdoor weddings in particular usually call for a more streamlined dress rather than a big ball gown so consider this to ensure you don't take a tumble when you are walking towards your groom in your lakeside setting.

Other suppliers to consider when you're planning your lake wedding include photographers, flowers, cake makers, catering, makeup artist and hair stylist, while you'll be able to find wedding suppliers in most lakeside towns there may be less options so be sure to book well in advance and be prepared to have to pay some travel expenses for your suppliers if they are not central to your wedding location.

River Rest Weddings is the perfect wedding destination for brides and grooms looking for a unique and affordable lake venue for their wedding. Located on Lake Logan Martin, in a peaceful and secluded area close to Talladega, Alabama the resort & wedding venue offers everything you need for the perfect wedding celebration.

The lakefront home has a private beach and overlooks two and a half miles of stunning lake, the perfect location for your outdoor wedding reception. The resort specializes in offering affordable and intimate wedding celebrations that are perfect for small wedding celebrations, with accommodation on site and plenty of options for ceremony and reception, River Rest really is the perfect venue for an affordable wedding celebration.

Whether you set up your ceremony or reception amongst the trees, in a marquee or along the lake, River Rest Weddings features a range of options for your wedding celebration. The venue offers three living rooms for reception functions, five guest bedrooms, private golf carts for transporting the wedding party, a hot tub, and an entertainment den for the wedding after party or simply relaxing with your wedding guests.

Located less than an hours drive from Birmingham, Alabama and only two hours from Montgomery and Huntsville, the idyllic resort & lakefront home is surrounded by three miles of delightful Alabama countryside and is the perfect location for a relaxing lakeside wedding reception and ceremony.

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