Wedding Venue Illustrations

Wedding Invitations

Wedding Venue Illustrations

As a custom wedding invitation designer, I’ve had the opportunity to design wedding stationery inspired by some absolutely incredible locales. Selecting the perfect wedding venue is an important decision that epitomizes your love story. Each couple goes on a unique journey to finding the venue that resonates with their style, aspirations, and shared history. Some wedding venues are known for having showstopping views of the beautiful and abundant scenery, while others offer historically rich architectural details that lend to an unforgettable wedding experience. Ultimately, your wedding venue becomes the backdrop for your love story and amplifies the joy and love you wish to share with your cherished friends and family on your wedding day. Enjoy a selection of my favorite venues that inspired iconic wedding venue illustrations.

Folktale Vineyard Wedding Venue Illustration on Handmade Paper

Folktale Winery and Vineyards

Nestled in the heart of Carmel Valley, Folktale Winery and Vineyards French chateau brings the fairytale of the French countryside to California in an idyllic setting along the Carmel River. With its sprawling vineyards, lush gardens, and serene ambiance, Folktale offers a truly magical setting that effortlessly weaves together the beauty of nature and the elegance of French design.

An enchanting and romantic destination wedding venue, we drew inspiration from the rolling hills of Carmel and the French countryside for romantic custom wedding invitations with a vintage touch. Inspired by the exceptional architecture of the chateau, Ashley and Tom’s invitations featured a custom venue illustration of the entrance to Folktale that introduced guests to the lush vineyard surroundings. Avid fans of all things Disney, we also wove fairytale elements throughout their custom wedding invitations alongside silk ribbon, vintage postage, and delicate handmade paper for a one-of-a-kind design for their happily ever after.

Photography: Anya Kernes Photography

Holman Ranch

Another Carmel Valley wedding venue with incredible wine country views and sophisticated historical architecture, Holman Ranch is an exquisite destination for couples seeking an unforgettable wedding experience. This hidden gem exudes rustic elegance and timeless charm, making it an idyllic venue for destination weddings. With its sprawling vineyards, rolling hills, and captivating courtyard, Holman Ranch offers a picturesque backdrop that captures the essence of romance and natural beauty. The historic hacienda and charming barn provide versatile spaces, seamlessly blending vintage allure with modern amenities.

Surrounded by the enchantment of the California countryside, Holman Ranch inspired Brooke and Grant from their very first moment on the breathtaking property. Each custom wedding invitation was a work of art, capturing the essence of this idyllic locale. The delicate letterpressed details mirror the ranch’s rustic sophistication, while the soft color palette evokes the serene ambiance of the venue. A custom illustration of the iconic Holman Ranch oak tree adorned their save the dates, which set the tone for the invitations to come. Weaving in additional elements from the property into their custom wedding invitations, the envelope liner featured a painting of the historic hacienda, and their custom monogram was complete with a delicate vine motif. The completed invitations not only extended a warm welcome but also promised an unforgettable guest experience.

Photography: Carlie Statsky

Big Sur wedding venue illustration

Alila Ventana Big Sur

Elegance and nature converge at Alila Ventana Big Sur, a luxury coastal resort located on California’s central coast. Featuring one of the best coastal views of any venue in Northern California, the breathtaking backdrop of the dramatic coastline nestled against the Redwood forest makes this venue one of a kind.

The custom wedding invitations for Monique and Spencer’s wedding captured the essence of the venue’s serene ambiance. Combining delicate letterpress illustrations of the California coastline and watercolor wildflowers on handmade paper these invitations are the epitome of a touch of the understated luxury. It’s the addition of finer details like the vintage art envelope liner, fine European twine, and wedding calligraphy that establish the organic feel of their wedding. An intimate celebration that seamlessly blends nature’s magnificence with the allure of love.

Chapel Watercolor Wedding Venue Illustration

Allegretto Vineyard Resort Paseo Robles

The Allegretto Vineyard Resort sets the stage for an intimate wedding experience in Paseo Robles. With its vineyards and Tuscan-inspired architecture, the resort exudes a timeless elegance that perfectly complements the celebration of love. An Allegretto Vineyard Resort wedding embodies love’s grace amidst the tranquil beauty of the rolling hills.

Inspired by the couple’s love of the Italian countryside, each stroke of the calligraphy pen captured the essence of rolling vineyards, sun-kissed hills, and the delicate beauty of olive groves. The watercolor wedding venue illustration of the Abbey de Larins, a beautiful French-inspired stone chapel added an artist’s touch. The handwritten calligraphy that trailed gracefully across the textured paper perfectly complemented the venue’s natural splendor. These custom handwritten wedding invitations were a labor of love for Lauren and Roger’s intimate vineyard wedding.

Watercolor Toledo Country Club Wedding Venue Illustration

Toledo Country Club

With its timeless charm and sophisticated ambiance, the Toledo Country Club offers a perfect blend of classic elegance and natural beauty. The lush, manicured grounds provide a picturesque backdrop for outdoor ceremonies, while the grandeur of the club’s interiors sets the stage for elegant receptions. The Toledo Country Club‘s impeccable service and attention to detail ensure that every aspect of the wedding day is flawlessly executed, creating cherished memories for both the couple and their guests.

A love story straight out of a Jane Austen novel, Jenny and Justin dreamed of wedding invitations with a blend of English elegance and romantic charm. Floral watercolor elements inspired by late summer blooms and delicate calligraphy are reminiscent of ink quills and candlelit letters exchanged between lovers. The custom watercolor wedding venue illustration of the Toledo Country Club invited the guests to imagine the charming backdrop of the festivities. We sought to bring Jane Austen’s world alive through the design, inviting all to partake in a day of love, grace, and enduring beauty.

Photographer: Jenna Greenwalt

The Nest at Ruth Farms wedding venue illustration

The Nest at Ruth Farms

The Nest at Ruth Farms is a farmhouse wedding venue that exudes modern Texas charm, offering a seamless blend of comfort and style. The crisp white canvas surrounded by lush greenery and vibrant gardens creates a captivating backdrop for couples to design their dream wedding.

Samantha and Jan wanted floral-inspired wedding invitations that captured the essence of their wedding florals. The delicate hand-drawn blooms were letterpressed gracefully into the thick cotton paper and printed on vellum. With intricate floral details and a custom wedding venue illustration of The Nest at Ruth Farms, they set the perfect tone for their wedding day. The addition of the stunning vintage art envelope liner and gold wax seal set the tone for a truly memorable and cherished experience.

Interested in creating your own custom wedding venue illustration?

Contact me today for a complimentary consultation call. Let’s discuss your wedding venue and how we can incorporate a custom wedding venue illustration into your invitations.


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