Wedding News: A beach wedding ceremony setup at W Punta de Mita.

The Latest Wedding Venue News

Must-Have Info for Your Big Day Prep
BY HALEY JENA / 03 01 23
Photo c/o Auberge Resorts Collection

The “latest and greatest” is called the greatest for a reason (or several!), and that applies to the wedding world too. And we’re noticing that couples are curious about hosting their celebrations at brand new wedding venues—spots where no one else they know has gotten married yet. It’s easy to understand why: If you’re after a unique experience and really want to wow your guests, hosting your soirée at a shiny new spot is a great way to achieve that goal.

But how do you know where to begin, or which spaces to consider? A good start is to follow the latest wedding news and trends in order to help you find the perfect place to say “I do.” That said, it’s not exactly easy to follow wedding venue news as it is to follow, say, the weather. (We do, however, love the idea of having a push notification for new hotel openings.) 

In an effort to bring you the most recent wedding industry news ASAP, we’ve rounded up information about the hottest new wedding venues and other pertinent updates about goings-on in the wedding world. That could mean anything from a new hotel opening in your city to a resort’s new executive chef that’ll go above and beyond for your reception meal. Or, maybe a tried-and-true space that’d been around for decades is getting a complete renovation. No matter the wedding industry news, we’re doing all of the research so that you don’t have to. That’s right: Every month, we’ll round up the latest wedding venue openings and wedding industry news to make it easy to find what you’re looking for. 

You’ll find all the wedding venue openings and updates are organized by month and the type of update, whether that be the unveiling of new renovations in April or a new hotel opening its doors in October. We’ll continue to update this page with the most new and noteworthy additions, so make sure you bookmark it for future reference. 

But for now? Check out the latest wedding industry news and new wedding venue openings to get inspired and get booking. (And if we missed any top wedding venues that should be on the list, please send us a note at ​​​​​​

March 2023 Wedding News

Wedding News: A beach wedding ceremony setup at W Punta de Mita.

Wedding Venue News: Updates to W Punta de Mita

Punta de Mita, Nayarit, Mexico

For nearly a year, W Punta de Mita has been undergoing renovations to its property. And as of March 15, four new suites will open up to guests, with four more teed up for mid-April. What’s more, Rubra, a new restaurant on the property backed by celebrity chef Daniela Soto-Innes, is set to debut this summer, adding more value to the already-amazing property. The hotel accommodates a slew of indoor and outdoor venues that can host soirées of up to 400 guests. Enjoy stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean as you say “I do” at the property’s  Venazu Beach, Beachfront Area, and Chevycheria lounge, or opt for an indoor celebration in one of three indoor spaces. Plus, enjoy the property’s vibrant Huichol walkway or the lakefront lawn for cocktail hours or more intimate receptions.

February 2023 Wedding News

Wedding News: The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection

New Wedding Venue: The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection

Los Olivos, California

We’d live at The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern if we could. This bucolic new property in the Auberge Resorts Collection officially opens this February, just in time for an idyllic wedding in peak wine country season. Located in the Santa Ynez Valley just outside of Santa Barbara, California, this property is a can’t-miss wedding venue no matter your celebration size. Choose from the lush Hartley Lawn (next to the property’s iconic water tower—hello, photo opps!) or The Barn, which is complete with rustic, warm interior touches. Plus, get access to the Inn’s event specialists to create a bespoke celebration that honors your specific vision, plus an on-site coordinating team. Beyond the gorgeous event space, you and your guests can enjoy the luxe outdoor pool, delicious food options, and an overall unbeatable, picturesque setting.

Wedding News: An image of the mountain and lake at 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay.

New Wedding Venue: 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay

Princeville, Hawaii

1 Hotel is opening a dreamy new location on Kauaʻi’s dreamy North Shore! This exciting wedding venue news means that beginning February 15, couples can plan their special day at this breathtaking venue, which is perched on a hillside overlooking the breathtaking Hanalei Bay. This stunning sanctuary is designed to have guests feeling restored and relaxed the second they arrive (aka the ideal vibe you’d want during your wedding weekend!). You can pick from several indoor and outdoor event spaces on the property, plus utilize the hotel’s 252 rooms and suites for all your guests. No matter which space you choose to gather, you won’t forget the property’s extraordinary surroundings and commitment to hospitality.

Wedding News: An outdoor photo of Moxy Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

New Wedding Venue: Moxy Williamsburg

Brooklyn, New York

Looking for exciting wedding venue news in Brooklyn? This update is for you! Moxy is opening a new hotel in the borough’s creative Williamsburg neighborhood that boasts over 11,000 square feet of event space, plus an on-site Meetings & Events team. Other things we love: the 216 light-filled guest rooms, festive restaurant options, and the rooftop bar with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. ​​​

January 2023 Wedding News

Wedding News: A sweetheart-style reception table in front of a large loft-style window at Mosaic Event Venue.

New Wedding Venue: Mosaic Event Venue

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Exciting wedding venue news: A large new space ideal for saying “I do” has opened in Minneapolis! Mosaic’s mission is for all of their clients to “feel comfortable showing up and displaying what makes them so unique.” One way that this new wedding venue achieves that goal is its open catering model, meaning that guests can choose to bring in any catering and vendor teams they’d like, rather than sticking to a list of approved vendors. Beyond its flexible vendor policies, Mosaic touts a whopping 9,500 square feet of event space with 17-foot ceilings, creating a beautiful industrial vibe. Getting-ready suites and stunning skyline views sweeten the deal even more.

Wedding News: Chairs in the lobby at Casa Baglioni.

New Wedding Venue: Casa Baglioni Milan

Milan, Italy

Opening January 16, 2023, Casa Baglioni Milan is the latest property from the Leading Hotels of the World network. This dreamy new wedding venue imbues elegance with a 40-seat restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Claudio Sadler, plus elegant guest suites and rooms. Couples hoping to tie the knot in this sophisticated spot can inquire about hotel buyouts, making it an ideal space for a luxurious, more intimate celebration.

December 2022 Wedding News

Wedding News: A luxury tent surrounded by trees at Naviva.

New Wedding Venue: Naviva, a Four Seasons Resort

Punta Mita, Mexico

Exchange vows on the “I-can’t-believe-how-gorgeous-this-is” event lawn at Naviva, Four Seasons’ newest resort at Punta Mita, Mexico. This stunning resort, which is an expansion of the existing Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, offers just 15 luxury tents with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Guests can find respite with breathwork on the beach, spa treatments, community activities, and more, which makes this resort an especially great spot for a honeymoon. (That means you could get married at Naviva and stay at the resort afterwards, or celebrate at the adjoining Resort Punta Mita before unwinding at Naviva after the party’s over. Either way, Naviva guests have full access to Resort Punta Mita, from the restaurant and bar to the pool and fitness facilities.) Just keep in mind that Naviva is an all-inclusive resort for guests 18 years and older.

New Wedding Venue: Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya is another exciting member on our list of new wedding venues. This adults-only, all-inclusive resort on the white sands along the Caribbean Sea would be a beyond-dreamy destination for elopements or small celebrations of up to 20 guests. Choose from three wedding packages that make the planning process beyond easy, from an elopement package that offers a complementary wedding (!) when you book a seven-night stay to a more lavish celebration alongside your closest friends and family.

November 2022 Wedding News

Wedding News: The poolside deck at Susurros del Corazón.

New Wedding Venue: Susurros del Corazón

Punta Mita, Mexico

Renowned luxury resort group Auberge’s latest venture is Susurros del Corazón, which translates to “whispers of the heart.” The name totally makes sense: This stunning resort, which opens November 3, sits on an untouched shoreline enveloped in breathtaking natural beauty, from jungled cliffs to blue waters. Every room in the hotel allows guests to enjoy the outdoors from their own room, thanks to the private terraces and looming windows that adorn each space. This top wedding venue offers seven indoor and outdoor spaces to consider for your celebration, from a white sand beach that’d be a picture-perfect place to exchange vows to an oceanfront restaurant to a 5,100-square-foot event space.

October 2022 Wedding News

New Wedding Venue: Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf

Washington D.C.

If you’re dreaming of a D.C.-based celebration, the Pendry is opening a sleek new hotel at the District Wharf. Self-defined as a “polished playground,” this striking new stay is at once stylish, practical, and a fantastic new wedding venue to boot. Its 131 thoughtfully designed guest rooms (including 38 suites) create a stay that feels familiar yet luxurious. Guests can also relax in the hotel’s round-the-clock fitness center, chic outdoor pool, and a terrace overlooking the Potomac that feels worthy of a welcome party. And because this is a list of wedding news, after all, we’d be remiss to not mention the hotel’s expansive event spaces that would all serve as the ideal backdrop for a classic celebration vibe. The Grand Ballroom is an art deco-inspired, 2,700-square-foot-space that can adapt to any event and expand with the use of the adjacent terrace. Meanwhile, the 1,500-square-foot North Room provides a perfect blend of indoor and outdoor space on the hotel’s rooftop bar level (hello, gorgeous views!). All of this comes out to one of the best new wedding venues on the market now.

New Wedding Venue: Hocking Hills State Park Lodge & Conference Center


Planning to get married in the Midwest? Check out this brand-new lodge in southeastern Ohio, nestled in the internationally acclaimed beauty of Hocking Hills State Park, surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful gorges. You’ll feel inspired and unhurried at this rustic lodge, which offers 81 guest rooms and 40 private cabins. A formal event space for up to 230 people completes this new wedding venue. Bonus: Guests can explore nearby hiking trails before or after your celebration, and invitees of all ages will love the outdoor pool and hot tubs, making it one of the top wedding venues, especially for families with kids.

Wedding News: Rendering of the new Moxy Lower East Side hotel.

New Wedding Venue: Moxy Lower East Side

New York, New York

For an eclectic, modern vibe in New York City’s bustling Lower East Side, the Moxy’s got you covered. The chain’s new opening on Bowery is filled with modern, cleverly designed spaces and tech-savvy amenities for the ultimate downtown celebration. Included in the space: a Japanese restaurant, lounge, rooftop bar, all-day cafe, lobby bar, and a subterranean club (meaning you’ll always find something to do without even leaving the hotel!). Important to note: According to the hotel’s website, the largest event space has a capacity of 40 guests, which makes it a great place for a microwedding or smaller celebration. That said, the new space comes with a whopping 303 rooms, so no matter what, it could work as a great hotel block option for a wedding in the Big Apple.

September 2022 Wedding News

Wedding News: A rendering of a small wedding ceremony set-up outdoors with water in the background.

New Wedding Venue: Sanctuary Cap Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The latest all-inclusive resort from Marriott Bonvoy is here, and we’re already dreaming of the swoon-worthy celebrations that this top wedding venue could provide. Boasting panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, this property is as stunning as it is huge, with 324 refined suites, six different pools, and a whopping 46,000 square feet of event space. Plus, it’s super-convenient for international travel, as it’s a mere 15-minute drive from Punta Cana International Airport. Also good to know: It’s an adults-only property, so keep that in mind when considering your guest list.

Wedding News: A rendering of Wildflower Farms, a big farm-inspired building with a grassy field in front of it.

New Wedding Venue: Wildflower Farms

Hudson Valley, New York

We exhale a sigh of relief just looking at the heavenly photos of Auberge’s recent opening in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley, so we can only dream of how—well, dreamy of a celebration you’d have at this best wedding venue. This bucolic farm sits on 140 acres of native flowers and woodlands with tastefully rustic designs to match. Located just 90 minutes from New York City, this idyllic property accommodates events up to 125 guests and offers a total of 65 cabins, cottages, and suites for loved ones to rest after the party’s over.

August 2022 Wedding News

New Wedding Venue: Aman New York

New York, New York

This hotly anticipated hotel is now open for business, bringing some of the most awaited wedding industry news from this past summer. This opulent new hotel aims to provide a sense of luxurious tranquility amid the bustling streets of Manhattan, acting as an “urban Aman sanctuary.” Located in the iconic Crown Building (whose architects designed Grand Central Terminal) and restored by acclaimed architect Jean-Michel Gathy, this 83-suite lavish space boasts two restaurants, Arva and Nama, as well as its subterranean jazz club, all of which are excellent spots to consider for a celebration.

New Wedding Venue: Kimpton Shane Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia

Southern charm meets modern design in this brand-new boutique hotel in Midtown Atlanta. With 230 guest rooms and in-house catering and event planning, the Kimpton Shane Hotel’s ballroom would serve as a beautiful, elegant backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 150 guests. Also great: Aveline, the space’s outdoor patio slinging botanical cocktails, and Hartley Kitchen & Cocktails, a great place to grab a bite. 

Wedding Venue News: Reopening at Monkey Bar

New York, New York

Have a memorable soirée at Monkey Bar in midtown, which recently received a revamped menu that’ll lend itself to a classically delicious meal, making for a fun restaurant wedding. The semi-private room seats up to 30 guests, while the bar has room for a semi-private cocktail party for 60. A full buyout of the space holds up to 100 seated guests or 200 invitees reception-style. Bonus: The sprawling wraparound mural will make for some truly iconic photos.

July 2022 Wedding News

New Wedding Venue: 1 Hotel Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee

1 Hotel has opened a brand-new space in the heart of Nashville. Located directly across the street from Music City Center and near the Country Music Hall of Fame, this hotel offers skyline views and thoughtful sustainability touch-points throughout, from wooden room keys to in-room carafes made from recycled wine bottles. This top wedding venue new to the scene offers more than 32,000 square feet of event and meeting space, with spaces workable for small and large celebrations alike. 

Wedding News: View of the Empire State Building from Nubeluz at The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad.

New Wedding Venue: The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

New York, New York

Panoramic views of New York City? Check. Fifty stories of space for guests to stay? Check. Not one, but two restaurants from Michelin-starred chef José Andrés? Double-check. One of Ritz-Carlton’s best new wedding venues is its fabulous NoMad location, the most picture-perfect spot for your big day. Here, vibrant energy meets impressive modern design in a truly memorable space. Other perks we love (besides the 10,000 square feet of space for your events, of course) include Peloton bikes in the 24/7 fitness center, an expansive spa, and an all-star location in the heart of New York City.

Wedding News: A bride and groom cutting into their wedding cake at the Park Hyatt Chicago Hotel.

Wedding Venue News: Reopening at The Park Hyatt Chicago Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

Exciting wedding industry news: After undergoing a $60 million renovation, the Park Hyatt Chicago has reopened. This urban oasis located on the iconic Michigan Avenue in the Magnificent Mile neighborhood is now open again with newly updated guest rooms and common areas. “For this renovation project, we focused on lightening and brightening the hotel’s interiors to create a more modern space, while maintaining the understated luxury of the Park Hyatt brand to offer our travelers a contemporary respite to enjoy alongside our stellar amenities and immersive culinary options,” said general manager Rike Erdbrink in a statement. In addition to ample space for guests, the hotel would make for a new and noteworthy spot for your soirée, with room for up to 170 guests in a 5,000-square-foot area. We also love that wedding couples get a complimentary wedding night suite

New Wedding Venue: W Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

If you’re a creative couple searching for new wedding venues, look no further than the glossy, ever-so-cool W Hotel. The brand new and noteworthy wedding space is probably the only place on our list of ​​wedding venue openings that boasts an entire recording studio experience. That’s right: The W Sound Suite, located just off the hotel’s Living Room (aka lobby), comes with professional equipment and private space for musicians, podcasters, and more to record. There’s also plenty of event space to exchange vows (4,679 square feet to be exact), from a rooftop patio to exclusive room blocks. This best wedding venue is also steps away from Toronto nightlife (hello, after-party!).

June 2022 Wedding News

Wedding News: A ceremony set-up at the Waldorf Astoria DC with chairs and flower petals lining the aisle and a window and artwork at the end of the aisle.

New Wedding Venue: Waldorf Astoria Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

Brimming with historical charm and unforgettable design is the Waldorf Astoria’s brand-new location in the nation’s capital. This grand hotel calls Pennsylvania Avenue home, right between The White House and the U.S. Capitol, officially making this one of the top wedding venues new to the scene in the DMV area.) That means your guests will have plenty of sights to see in their downtime, and your photographer will have ample opportunities for epic shots on the big day. But one of the most wow-worthy parts of this hotel is how much room it boasts for events, with over 38,000 square feet of space, including a gorgeous 13,200-square-foot ballroom that’s straight out of a fairy-tale.

Wedding News: The Mara Private Room at Four Seasons Minneapolis.

New Wedding Venue: Four Seasons Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The latest location from Four Seasons is one of the best new wedding venues in Minneapolis. While you might have a certain idea in your mind for what a hotel wedding looks like, this romantic space allows you to make your celebration unique. Opt for a classic wedding in one of the hotel’s sunlit ballrooms, or choose an outdoor bash on the city’s only elevated terrace. Then, relax and get ready in the hotel’s special Celebration Suite, before enjoying top-notch cuisine from Executive Chef Martín Morelli.

Wedding News: Rendering of the ballroomat the Conrad Nashville.

New Wedding Venue: Conrad Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee

The Nashville wedding venue openings don’t stop! Say hello to Conrad’s latest opening in Music City, one of the best wedding venues in the area. With nearby access to some of the city’s must-see spots, this hotel offers an upscale stay and a second-floor ballroom adjacent to a terrace, with on-site event specialists, catering, and more. Relax before or after your big day on the rooftop pool as you and your partner soak up the impressive downtown views.

Wedding News: A couple kissing with beautiful Italy lakes and nature in the background.

New Wedding Venue: Villa Passalacqua


A new-to-the-scene destination wedding venue has officially opened. From the same people who brought you the gorgeous Grand Hotel Tremezzo comes an equally impressive sister location with Passalacqua. This hotel, transformed from a historic private villa from 1787, feels like you’re stepping into a daydream complete with idyllic lake views and timeless designs. With just 24 suites available, this dreamy space would probably be best suited for elopement celebrations or unforgettable honeymoons.

May 2022 Wedding News

Wedding News: A small beach ceremony set-up with chairs and an arch at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives.

New Wedding Venue: Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

Kothaifaru, Raa Atoll, Republic of Maldives

Dreaming of a destination wedding or simply a beyond-relaxing atmosphere to exchange vows? Find bliss at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, a private island retreat that’s enveloped in natural beauty. The paradisal guest villas align with the stunning event spaces, providing a serene wedding weekend, whether you’re envisioning an intimate ceremony or a big bash with all of your loved ones.

April 2022 Wedding News

New Wedding Venue: Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya

Tulum, Mexico

All-inclusive resorts are often appreciated for making vacations simple to plan: All you need to do is book your stay, and the rest is mostly taken care of for you, from dining to activities. This expansive 735-room new resort from Hilton follows a similar approach with the wedding planning process: Couples can choose from four wedding packages, each with its own unique benefits and special touches that’ll make your big day extra special. As the company’s largest resort in the Caribbean and Latin America, there’s plenty of room for all of your loved ones to join in on your soirée, making this one of the best new wedding venues for extra-large celebrations. 

Wedding News: An events space filled with reception banquet tables at Stanly Ranch.

New Wedding Venue: Stanly Ranch

Napa Valley, California

Invite 12 to 300 of your friends and family to celebrate you and your partner’s exciting new chapter at Auberge Resorts Collection’s romantic ranch that makes for a bucolic, serene space to say “I do.” Nestled into the heart of wine country (but just a 50-minute drive from the Bay Area), Stanly Ranch imbues a sense of relaxation and community and offers an array of event spaces to pick from, from a large party in the airy Glasshouse Barn or a tight-knit reception at The Grange. Either way, you’ll have access to the ranch’s unbeatable events team and built-in amenities. All of these details make it easy to see why this opening makes for some of the most exciting wedding venue news we’ve heard lately. 

Whether you’re on the hunt for new wedding venues to make your own celebration extra-unique or just want to stay in the loop on the latest wedding industry news, we’ve got you covered. As we mentioned earlier, each month we’ll be updating this story with the latest wedding venue news, from new wedding venue openings to exciting updates that you won’t want to miss.

When it comes time to decide on the best wedding venue for you, look for a spot that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and joyful. The best wedding venues will have dedicated resources to help make your big day a reality and provide you with a space that you’ll cherish for the years to come.

And remember, no matter how long your venue has been open for, your celebration will absolutely be a new and noteworthy wedding to you and all of your loved ones.

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