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8 Unforgettable 2016 Celebrity Wedding Venues

Photo courtesy of Terranea Resort

There’s a reason why everyone is obsessed with celebrity weddings — they’re always breathtaking! Of course, the root of any great event is the location, whether it’s a five-star hotel, intimate winery or a castle (Why not?). Ahead, 8 unforgettable 2016 celebrity wedding venues that are guaranteed to make any bride feel like an A-lister.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Cutter Dykstra at the Parker Palm Springs

January 2016 The Sopranos alum married pro baseball player Cutter Dykstra, in a candlelit, desert chic wedding at the Parker Palm Springs hotel. 

Built as an estate and designed by Jonathan Adler, the Parker Palm Springs boasts 144 room including 12 villas and a 2 bedroom house on 13 lush acres. The newly constructed Grand Ballroom allows for access directly from the gardens and has an entire wall of glass allowing natural light (both daylight and moonlight) in. This venue is paired with the Croquet and Palm Court lawns, which may also be utilized for the ceremony and cocktail hour. In addition, a brand new 6,000 square foot building can be used for any banquet or event. All special event spaces on the property feature natural daylight and many include exclusive lawn and garden areas.

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Daisy Fuentes and Richard Marx at The London West Hollywood

February 2016 On February 4th, The London West Hollywood toasted Richard Marx and Daisy Fuentes at a Martin Katz Designed Event in their honor, in the hotel’s newly launched Penthouse inspired by Vivienne Westwood. 

Martin Katz was the visionary behind the David Pressman produced event that transformed the spectacular 5,000 square foot Penthouse into a Winter Wonderland evocative of the couple’s authentic Aspen wedding backdrop, which occurred on December 23rd. Guests entered the Penthouse and were transformed into a unique setting with real snow falling overhead as they walked outside to the sprawling penthouse roof deck.


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Ne-Yo and Crystal Renay at Terranea Resort

February 2016 Rapper NE-YO and Crystal Renay were married by the sea in Rancho Palos Verdes at the stunning Terranea Resort. 

Located only 20 minutes from the Los Angeles airport, the 102-acre private peninsula positioned resort is a complete juxtaposition from the hustle and bustle of city life. On three sides, you’re surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific — you’re also in close proximity to Catalina Island. If you’re looking to hold an event on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific, Terranea Resort has over 75,000 square feet of space on offer, ranging from the striking Catalina Room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a private outdoor terrace and lawn to the traditional 18,000-square-foot Palos Verdes Grand Ballroom to the warm and sophisticated 6,000-square-foot Marineland Ballroom.

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Chris Hardwick and Lydia Hearst at the Langham Huntington

August 2016: Perhaps the only thing more stunning than Lydia Hearst’s custom-made Christian Siriano gown was the elaborate floral archway — created with hundreds of blood red roses — from Mark’s Garden.

The Langham Huntington has 23 acres of cultivated gardens and several historic ballrooms over 17,900 square feet of ballroom space, ranging from the charming Viennese Ballroom (the hotel’s original dining room dating back to 1907) to the historical Georgian Ballroom adorned with stained glass windows and 100-year old oil paintings.

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Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

July 2016 Celebrity planner Michael Russo was the mastermind behind this reality television (Dancing With The Stars and Shark Tank) power couple’s stunning white wedding. Copious florals and candles dressed the aisle and they exchanged vows underneath a beautiful arch made with hundreds of flowers including mixed roses, lisianthus, hydrangeas, orchids, calla lilies and peonies.

There are several indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, ranging from the intimate Palm Room (complete with terrace and private garden) to the main ballroom, accessible by a canopied, Italian-tiled promenade through the lush Wetherly Gardens.

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Ciara and Russell Wilson at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England

July 2016 Ciara and her NFL spouse tied the knot across the pond in a fairytale-like castle wedding. 

The commanding Peckforton Castle occupies a 19th-century castle and is surrounded by 4,000 acres of forest. Between the grounds, the red sandstone walls, the marble floors and the vaulted dining rooms, photo opportunities abound. The venue has five licensed rooms on offer that are suitable for events ranging between 10 and 170 guests.

While each space is beautiful in its own way, we can’t get over the Great Hall — complete with stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings and working fireplace — or cozy wine cellar decked out with a circular candlelit bar and built-in PA system.

Anna Camp and Skylar Astin at Sunstone Winery

September 2016 Camp took to Instagram to give wedding planner Tessa Brand of Tessa Lyn Events a shout out for the couple’s gorgeous Santa Ynez nuptials. The pair tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony beneath an elaborate flower covered arch. The color story for everything from the flowers to the table settings was a mix of various hues of peach, pink and lavender.

Reminiscent of wineries in the Provencal French countryside, the courtyard and architecture create the perfect backdrop for a picture perfect wedding. While the 55-acre estate offers plenty of options for an outdoor reception, those hosting a more intimate celebration (under 80) have the option to book the Villa at Sunstone. Surrounded by sweeping views overlooking the Santa Ynez Mountains and the estate grounds, the Villa was built from imported limestone from a small village in France, and wood beams and roof tiles reclaimed from a 19th century lavender factory, once owned by Queen Victoria. This small family owned and operated only books a handful of weddings a year, so planning ahead is key if you wish to say “I do” at this lush paradise.

Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis at Meadowood Napa Valley Resort

July 2016 Hannah Davis and Derek Jeter said “I do” at an intimate outdoor ceremony on the Meadowood Napa Valley Resort grounds.

Surrounded by wineries and vineyards, this luxurious and romantic resort is 11.8 miles from the scenic Silverado Trail. Perhaps one of the reasons why Jeter and Davis chose this venue was of how private it is! Imagine having a reception or cocktail hour on the sprawling lawn where the gabled Croquet Lodge is located, surrounded by redwood and fir trees. Or perhaps the Vintner’s Room & Glen overlooking the golf course and forest grounds.

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