Choosing the perfect location to say "I do" is not a decision that most people take lightly — and TBH, considering how important of an occasion it is, it's easy to see why. This can be especially true for people who aren't particularly religious and would like to forgo a more traditional church wedding. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives to church weddings that will set the stage for a beautiful nuptial exchange you and bae will never forget.
Getting hitched outside of a religious setting is actually way more common than most people might think. According to a recent study done by the wedding magazine and shopping destination The Knot, church weddings are on a sharp decline. After surveying almost 13,000 couples who tied the knot in 2016, it turned out only 26 percent of them got married in a religious setting. What's even more surprising is that this percentage is down from what was 41 percent in a 2009 survey of a similar kind. It's hard to say for certain what's caused this shift, but regardless, there's no shortage of amazing non-religious wedding venues to choose from. For those who are in need of some inspiration, here are nine wedding location ideas that definitely won't disappoint.