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3 Dreamy Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Venues

by Brides of Oklahoma

We know it’s hard to find the perfect spot to travel and relax at – will you be laying by the pool all week or going on the adventure of a lifetime? Wherever your dream honeymoon takes you, we’re here to help with some of our favorite locations! Browse these destination wedding venues and scout locally for other vendors, or bring your favorite Oklahoma wedding vendors with you to make your destination wedding dreams come true! We just know these are all perfect locales to be swept off your feet at and relax away from home – all less than a day’s drive from anywhere in Oklahoma! Check them out for yourself. Cheers!

Big Cedar Lodge

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Located in Ridgedale, Missouri

From magnificent venues and relaxing lodging to picture-perfect cuisine and a complete range of specialized services and amenities, your wedding at Big Cedar Lodge is sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Indulge in spa services offered at Cedar Creek Spa, world-class recreation for both wedding parties, full catering services and even fireworks. Choose from over 20 elegant venues throughout their properties and say “I do” with a breathtaking view. There’s truly no better scenic backdrop for your perfect day than that of the magnificent Ozarks. Big Cedar also offers an abundance of add-ons to make your day exceptionally special. Ask about additions such as the use of Kevin Costner’s 1950’s pickup truck, their Rolls Royce, fireworks, fire pits, s’mores or a private Champagne tour of Table Rock Lake on their antique Chris Craft boat.

Featured Photo // Courtesy of Big Cedar Lodge | Scroll Gallery Photos // Emily Nicole Photo


Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

Located in Lampe, Missouri

Tucked in a scenic ridge just south of Branson sits Dogwood Canyon, a 10,000-acre natural preserve. For couples looking to elope, the glistening Glory Hole and Thunder Falls waterfalls make for truly epic backdrops. Traditional brides will love the park’s romantic and rustic Hope Wilderness Chapel which features wooden pews and perfect views of one of the park’s waterfalls. No matter where you choose to say “I do,” the park’s Creekside Pavilion and Chuckwagon reception sites make for cozy and rustic event spaces that hold up to 100 guests. 

Photo // Courtesy of Dogwood Canyon Nature Park


Vista Verde Guest Ranch

Vista Verde Guest Ranch

Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Nestled away between humbling mountain ranges just 45 minutes outside of Steamboat Springs is a magical guest ranch perfectly suited for a couple’s dream beginning. If you are looking to host a destination wedding, the ranch serves as a fantasy outdoors retreat for all your family and friends. Your ceremony can be held on a mountainside with vistas reaching as far as the Continental Divide at the old Homestead or in the grandeur of the Lodge’s Great Room, or for a more intimate setting; the living room in one of the luxury guest cabins. There are options abound for hosting a rehearsal dinner and reception, but for something a bit more sophisticated, start with wine hour in the pasture with the horses followed by a gourmet five-course dinner in the dining room and turning it up a notch with dancing in the Lodge’s Great Room, seen in the scroll gallery above.

Photo // Courtesy of Vista Verde Guest Ranch

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