Western style weddings present their own challenge in finding a suitable location for both the ceremony and the reception.
Formal or casual? Indoors or outdoors? Barn or country inn? There can be a good many options to consider.
Also, keep in mind that even if you can't find the "perfect" setting in your area, you can still give any hotel convention room a western flair with strategically placed decorations.
1) There are places where old, large barns have been cleaned out and often used for social events. See if there is one in your area and inquire whether you can rent it out for the day.
2) Consider renting a historical colonial home for the ceremony. Even out in the front yard would be lovely. You can find these types of buildings at Historical Villages.
3) If you're having a small, intimate ceremony with just a few family members and friends in attendance, look to having your marriage performed in a small country church. This would most certainly be a lovely choice for western style weddings.
4) Consider using a country style community hall and decorate it in a western theme.
5) If you have access to a large farmhouse or ranch, have the ceremony on the front porch while your guests look on from below.
6) Have your wedding in a sheltered picnic area that contains barbecue pits. Cover the tables in white cloth with a red and white checkered runner. This would be a perfect outdoor wedding setting for a country themed wedding.
7) Do a bit of research on using Southwestern missions as would be a fabulous choice for those living in the deep south and New Mexico regions.
8) An old Victorian home or building would also serve as a great spot.
9) For a small reception, consider booking a private dining room in a western style or Mexican restaurant.
10) How about having a "weekend wedding" by booking passage on an old locomotive. This would be most suitable for a very small, intimate wedding with just immediate family and a few close friends.
11) Make arrangements to exchange marriage vows during a local rodeo show.
12) If you are willing to travel and do some research, there are many small country-style towns that have retained their "old west" charm. Most should have a hotel, restaurant and/or courthouse that would fit right into your theme wedding.
13) Consider searching out "ghost towns" that have been turned into tourist spots, complete with a "high noon" gunfight and other wild west affiliations.
14) Some farms also have apple orchids that they may be willing to allow you to rent out for an afternoon (before apple picking season). This would be a beautiful location for those of you thinking about outdoor country and western style weddings.
15) How about a day-long trail ride for a small group? If you're not into having a big formal wedding, perhaps you can find someone who is a Justice-of-the-Peace and is willing to "hit the trails" with you. You could have an informal ceremony at a scenic lake along the way.