Wineries have long held center stage when it comes to drink-centric wedding locations. And, really, it's not difficult to understand why. What with their stunning, impeccably manicured estates, lush vineyards, and not forgetting of course, the in-house supply of wine. But, what's that you say — you're really more of a beer person? Not a problem.
Given the country's growing obsession with craft brews and beer culture, it only makes sense that breweries join the ranks of dream wedding locations.
Pelican Pub & Brewery (Pacific City, Ore.)
This award-winning oceanfront brewery (the only one in the Northwest, we might add) has 'I do' Kodak moment written all over it. Ceremonies can be held on the beach where there's an unobstructed view of Haystack Rock as a backdrop. Added bonuses include capacity for on-site lodging, a full catering staff, and an in-house event services department available to help you plan the big day.
Karl Strauss Brewing Company (San Diego, Calif.)
The unlikely combination of microbrewery and oasis-like Oriental gardens make this California spot a dream destination for about-to-be-bethrothed beer enthusiasts. Within the serene five and a half acre setting (picture tall bamboo hedges and a bridged koi pond) is a Chinese pagoda-style beer garden restaurant where the reception can be held.
Pabst Brewing Company (Milwaukee, Wisc.)
No, not just for PBR-drinking hipsters. This long-living, legendary brewery makes for a truly unique wedding ceremony location — a historical landmark in an urban industrial setting. The "Best Place" vistor's center (an impressive, old-school brick building) can be used for pre-ceremony preparations and there's an on-site park that can be set up for the exchanging of the vows.
The North Fork Brewery (Deming, Wash.)
For a more off-beat, low-key ceremony, this self-described brewery, pizzeria, beer shrine, and wedding chapel actually has an ordained minister on site. Ceremonies typically take place in the restaurant but there is also a rustic backyard space available. (Opt for the in-house catering to get a taste of their pizzas, made with specialty flour, olive oil, and beer.)