1. Glacier National Park, Montana
Does saying your vows in the midst of gorgeous forests, lakes, and hundreds of miles of wilderness appeal to you? Then Glacier National Park is a great option. There are several popular spots for weddings within the park, including numerous outdoor amphitheaters and the shore of the glorious Lake McDonald.
2. Half Moon Bay State Beach, California
California is known for its stunning beaches, and Half Moon Bay is no exception. Located approximately 25 miles south of San Francisco, Half Moon Bay provides four miles of wide, sandy, pristine beaches that make for the ideal ceremony setting.
3. Manito Park and Botanical Gardens, Washington
Nestled in the town of Spokane, 90 acres of picturesque gardens, a conservatory, a duck pond and more make Manito Park one of the most serene and breathtaking public parks in Washington State. The park caters to weddings of all sizes, so you can tie the knot with as many (or as little) onlookers as you'd like.
4. Niagara Falls
The world's most famous waterfalls just got better. Whether you're looking for a large celebration or an intimate setting with close friends, Niagara Falls State Park offers an unrivaled backdrop to your nuptials; watch millions of gallons of water tumble over the falls as you get hitched.
5. Poipu Beach, Hawaii
Once rated "America's Best Beach" by The Travel Channel, Poipu Beach is one of Hawaii's shining gems. Have your wedding on the shoreside at sunset and then retire to one of the numerous nearby resorts for your reception.
6. White Point Garden, South Carolina
In the heart of the Charleston Historic District you'll find White Point Garden, a stunning waterfront public park. The Civil War-era cannons and numerous sculptures will entertain you, but the Williams Music Pavilion gazebo is the perfect place for a romantic outdoor wedding. There's a limit of 25 people per wedding, though, so be prepared for a small affair.
7. Arches National Park, Utah
8. Cathedral Park, Oregon
9. Custer State Park, South Dakota
Sprawling over the Black Hills, Custer State Park is 71,000 acres of spectacular granite peaks and amazing terrain. There are several areas available for weddings, including a chapel -- the lawn by the tranquil Sylvan Lake is a particularly nice spot. Keep an eye out for the massive bison herd that roams the park.
10. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C.
There are three permitted locations for wedding ceremonies within the National Mall and Memorial Parks, but the west lawn of the Jefferson Memorial is arguably the most charming. Exchange vows with the Tidal Basin Lake in the background, dotted with cherry blossoms (depending on the season), with the Founding Father looking on.
11. Central Park, New York
Arguably the most iconic park in the world can also play host to the most iconic wedding in the world: yours. The private Conservatory Garden is the most popular spot, but you can also be wed on the Bow Bridge, the Pond, the Shakespeare Garden, and several other superb corners of Central Park.
12. Cape Disappointment, Washington
Don't let the name deter you -- getting married here will be anything but a disappointment. Playing host to two miles of ocean beach, hiking trails, and two lighthouses, Cape Disappointment State Park is an isolated, brilliant place to walk down the aisle. The Lantern Room of the North Head Lighthouse is available for smaller weddings, so you can marry the love of your life on a cliff high above the Pacific Ocean.