Why We Love It: Outdoorsy couples will feel right at home in New Hampshire. Nicknamed the "Switzerland of America," this state offers almost every type of al fresco wedding setting imaginable, including majestic mountains, serene lakes, and lush river valleys and forests. "Although New Hampshire has the smallest coast in the United States, don't be fooled; the ocean views are unparalleled," says Kate Malloy from Malloy Events. Take full advantage of the stunning landscape by planning an outdoor activity with your wedding guests, whether it be hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing, or boating.
Where to Get Hitched: "Rustic charm abounds in New Hampshire, with ceremony and reception locations fulfilling the woodland or barn vision of so many clients these days," Malloy says. One such venue is Sandy Island YMCA Camp, located on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. For a nautical-themed bash, check out the Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center.