Some states in the United States that have the least expensive average weddings costs are Arkansas, Idaho, Utah, Alaska and New Mexico. For an affordable destination wedding, places such as Paso Robles, California; Daytona Beach, Florida and Bretton Woods, New Hampshire offer several options.
The budget-friendly Paso Robles Inn boasts 98 rooms. It is near Paso Robles' historic town square, offering guests shopping, galleries and access to wine cellars. Hot-air-balloon rides over the vineyards are available. The inn has a large garden with a small brook and beautiful flowers and a historic ballroom with the original 1890s details that can handle up to 200 guests.
One affordable venue for a beach wedding is The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach, Florida. Ceremonies are usually conducted close to the surf on the Ocean Terrace, which can accommodate up to 200 guests. Cocktails are at an open-air patio, and seated dinners can take place in one of four rooftop ballrooms. One great plus is a complimentary room rental when at least 75 guests attend.
For mountain views, one affordable option is the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. The resort, built in 1902, can accommodate up to 300 guests on the Jewell Terrace rooftop garden with views of Mount Washington. The reception is conducted in the Grand Ballroom. In the winter months, guests can enjoy a sleigh ride and skiing. When it is warmer, hiking, zip lines and nature tours are available.