Top 5 Boise Wedding Venues
If you’re looking for a place to say “I do” in Boise, Idaho’s capital city has several standout locations offering panoramic views where you can share your special day with family and friends. If you and your sweetheart love the city’s food scene, why not invite one of the many local food trucks in Boise that offer catering to bring their dishes your way? Here are a few Boise wedding venues where we at Truckster can imagine a food truck or two rallying to celebrate a happy couple.
The Boise Art Museum
Known as the Boise Gallery of Art when it opened in 1937, the Boise Art Museum now sits within Julia Davis Park, giving couples a sophisticated and unique Boise wedding venue. The museum’s sculpture court has space for up to 250 guests and features ample natural lighting, high ceilings, banquet and cocktail tables, chairs, an in-house sound system, podium, microphone, and a prep room for catering. (670 Julia Davis Drive)
True love has chemistry at its core. Couples seeking a fun wedding venue to highlight that chemistry need look no further than the Discovery Center of Idaho. The state’s only hands-on science center, the Discovery Center can accommodate up to 600 guests after hours and allows them to check out all the interactive exhibit spaces. A perfect way for relatives and friends to mingle while you take photographs—or share some laughs with you. (131 W. Myrtle St.)
The Idaho Botanical Garden
Established in 1984, the Idaho Botanical Garden spans more than 30 lush acres in the base of Boise’s foothills, creating a stunning backdrop for any one of the themed gardens on the grounds. Some favorites include the English Garden, with its sandstone Summer House, Princess Diana Fountain, and more than 1,300 perennials, as well as the Meditation Garden, whose canopy provides respite from Boise’s hot summers while cooling the koi pond. In addition to a Boise wedding venue, the Idaho Botanical Garden is a stunning setting for rehearsals, receptions, or bachelor and bachelorette parties. Plus, you can rent the greenhouse if you’re concerned about rain in the forecast. (2355 N. Old Penitentiary Road)
This beautiful historic Spanish-style structure with a 96-foot bell tower has been a prominent Boise landmark since 1925. Originally a Union Pacific railroad depot, it’s now operated by the Boise Parks and Recreation Department and serves as an elegant setting for weddings and other events. The Boise Depot has a remarkable view from its patio of the city’s skyline and foothills. Its Great Hall has six arched entrances, an airy 44-foot ceiling, and lovely natural light. The Boise Depot also includes Platt Gardens, a favorite wedding photo spot with a koi pond, a winding walkway, planter beds of seasonal flowers, and a monument of volcanic rock. (2603 W. Eastover Terrace)
Located along the Boise River, Barber Park has hosted outdoor as well as indoor weddings and receptions. More than 120 species of birds, including hummingbirds and bald eagles, nestle in the park’s large cottonwood forest. To share the warmth of your wedding indoors, the Event Center can hold up to 250 guests and has a cozy decor of wood and stone accidents, two fireplaces, large glass windows, and stained, stamped concrete floors. Rental includes tables, white wooden chairs, a sound system, projector and screen, access to the fireplaces, and a prep room for catering. (4049 S. Eckert Rd.)
Most of this special-use park spanning more than 40 acres is a wetland habitat for wildlife, but its walking paths, decorative fountain, and scenic lagoons create a luxuriant setting for a wedding or a reception. Rent one of two large gazebos among the flora and fauna for an intimate exchange of vows. (1001 N. Americana Blvd.)
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