Alternative Wedding Venues

Last update: January 2024

Have you considered exploring alternative wedding venues for a more intimate celebration? If not, allow me to introduce myself! I’m Krissy, an intimate wedding and elopement photographer hailing from Phoenix, Arizona. I’m here to offer some advice and inspiration to help you envision unique and unconventional venues where you can exchange your vows.

I made a video just for you that’s only 3 minutes long. This video, which is also on my IG (you can follow me here will give you the down low on some ideas I thought of. If are not much into watching the whole thing and just want me to get to the point. Keep scrolling for the cliff notes, happy reading!


You will have to be very strategic about who you invite to your intimate wedding, not everyone can come. The good news is, there is something so magical about being in a place called home. There are memories in the hallways and laughter in each room. Can you imagine walking into a magical backyard that you spent memories in before?! Your whole family is a part of your day from your aunt cooking your favorite meal to having your cousin be your DJ for the night.


Just getting back from Beaches at Turk’s and Caicos, I have to say that this is such a great idea for a wedding. The goal of looking for alternate wedding venues for an intimate wedding. The ocean is in the background and you saying your nuptials. Your family watching you and your boo and the ocean is its magnificent self. If you have an infinity to water a lake or beach is the place for you to be. Plus, if you choose a beach that is on a resort then all the hard work can be done for you.


Yachts are not just for the rich and famous, you can ride one too. A dear friend of mine had her wedding on a yacht and it was so much fun. The cool thing about it is you can rent the boat out for a few hours or half a day. You can have a small group of 25 people, catered food , and a DJ . I mean sailing away into the sunset sounds like utter bliss to me.


All of the places and venues that I have mentioned before can be done at an Airbnb in some shape or form. This type of venue is you can have it anywhere you want. You can rent a house as big as you want, with as few people as you want. I love to stay in Airbnb because it feels like there is personality and every house is different from the next. It’s like having a feel of the home without actually being home.

If you are intrigued and want to know more about how you can have a wedding that is customized to you and your boo. You can contact me here. We can work together to plan the best day for the both of you to celebrate anywhere in the world that you can imagine.

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Whether you're seeking adventure or prefer a more relaxed vibe with easy walks and scenic views, we'll find the spot that suits both of you. Because your wedding day should reflect your unique love story every step of the way.