You may know Niagara Falls USA as a honeymoon destination, but it's a great place to get hitched as well. Here’s your guide on a stunning ceremony at the Falls.
Niagara Falls USA has been an iconic destination for romantic honeymoons since the early 1800s, becoming hugely popular with the introduction of steam trains. But why wait to travel to Niagara Falls for your honeymoon when you can have the big day there as well? Planning a wedding in Niagara Falls means not only gorgeous scenery for your guests to enjoy but the perfect setting for every photo in your album. And there's so much to choose from within Niagara County. Whether you are a wine lover or an outdoor adventure seeker, Niagara Falls USA has a wedding venue that's perfect for you.
MAID OF THE MIST
If you caught the wedding episode of "The Office," you know that being sprayed by the Falls is a way more fitting send-off than just throwing rice at the bride and the groom (also bring your own officiant). Take your wedding party out on the Maid of the Mist which has been ferrying passengers under the spray of the Falls since 1846. And what could be a more memorable "something blue" for the happy couple than the Maid of the Mist's instantly recognizable blue rain ponchos?
LOCKPORT LOCKS & ERIE CANAL CRUISES
For wedding parties that are looking to stay a little drier on their big day, the Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises offer gorgeous backdrops while gliding along the historic Erie Canal. You can also stay on land with the option to get married in a renovated 1840s building, where you can have the ceremony outdoors on their lovely veranda. You can even add on a cocktail hour cruise if you want the best of both worlds.
THE RAPIDS THEATRE
The beautifully renovated Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls offers high-drama for an indoors wedding with its soaring domed ceiling and grand balcony lining the ballroom. Thanks to its history as a vaudeville theatre, it's a perfect venue for those looking to pump up the fun with a live band.
NIAGARA FALLS STATE PARK
For an outdoorsy couple, getting married in the stunning Niagara Falls State Park is not only beautiful but an homage to the first state park in American history. Whether you want to get married with the Falls in sight or go deeper into the park to find yourself dancing under the light of a clear starry sky, you can customize your wedding at Niagara Falls State Park to be as intimate or grand as you'd like it to be.
RAINBOW AIR INC., HELICOPTER TOURS
But if that's not enough adrenaline for you on your wedding day, what about getting married while flying over the Falls in a helicopter? With one of Rainbow Air Inc.'saerial wedding packages, you can say I do while flying over the majestic falls in a private helicopter. Just you two, your pilot and your officiant will be aloft in the sky as you say your vows. When you land, treat your wedding party to also spectacular views from the Top of the Falls restaurant on Goat Island.
BECKER FARMS & VIZCARRA VINEYARDS
Niagara Falls USA is well-known for its beautiful farms and vineyards, which are natural settings for weddings. Becker Farms is a fifth-generation family business that's been producing fruits and vegetables for over 100 years. Its 340-acre property is an ideal venue for those looking to get married al fresco with two outdoor patios with scenic overlooks. For the oenophile bride and groom, Vizcarra Vineyards is a part of Becker Farms focused on the production of a selection of red, white and blush. Your guests can sample farm-fresh cuisine alongside the Vineyard's wines and Becker Brewing's micro-brew beer.
FREEDOM RUN WINERY
If you prefer an even more rustic feel, the converted barn at Freedom Run Winery in nearby Lockport may be for you. The barn was originally built in 1826 with stones from the Erie Canal and can sit up to 200 of your nearest and dearest for the ceremony.
FIND A VENUE NEAR NIAGARA FALLS
Wherever you decide is the best place to get married in Niagara Falls, we'll be sure to create the moment you've been dreaming about. Start planning your wedding here today!