The wedding season is here and weed weddings are steadily gaining popularity in states where adult-use cannabis is permitted. Couples are finding creative ways to incorporate bud into their special day like choosing a signature strain, curating marijuana-infused reception menus and trading in champagne toasts for communal tokes. Though every detail is important, location ranks high on the list of make-or-break decisions and picking the right place to accommodate a niche wedding theme is crucial.
While it may be too late to get in on the matrimonial bliss this year, it’s almost never too early to start planning ahead. For couples looking for guidance on where to tie the knot or celebrate, these cities have not only legalized recreational use but also have resources, entertainment and activities for newbies and connoisseurs alike.
San Francisco, California
This is the place for couples who want to experience superlative cannabis and a laundry list of scenic views from sprawling parks and sun-soaked beaches to swanky skyscrapers and upscale, 420-friendly wedding venues like Terra Gallery & Events. This bustling Bay Area city radiates the casual luxury California is known for including sleek dispensaries, picturesque backdrops and special touches like CBD-infused massages offered at the Remède Spa at The St. Regis. Try booking a THC-infused private dinner by The Opulent Chef or indulging in organic small batch cannabis from artisan brand Flow Kana that sources strains grown by local farmers.
It makes sense that the first state to legalize cannabis would have a long list of accommodations, venues and ways to get around the issue of public consumption like Loopr, a mobile marijuana lounge. Enlist Irie Wedding and Events to take care of planning the special day, find a high-end piece for the first toke at award-winning Illuzion Glass Galleries or design a bud bar manned by certified budtenders from Top Shelf Budtending to help guests choose the strains they smoke while educating them about how to safely consume.
Known for its food and farmers’ markets, Portland is also home to Green Hop, the first historical Hip Hop dispensary, as well as Farmaand Serra, two of Leafly’s 10 most beautiful dispensaries in America. Couples can stay in the Dream Suite at the Jupiter Hotel where it offers a 420 package which includes a munchie kit, vape pen, gift bag, t-shirt and discount coupons to local dispensaries. High 5 Tours has a variety of experiences to choose from including a chance to learn about the cannabis and coffee scene or visit the Green Mile where there’s a string of dispensaries to peruse.
The Emerald City has beautiful summer weather, over 100 annual festivals, almost 200 art galleries and a cannabis-friendly atmosphere that allows full-service wedding coordinator Bridal Bliss and award-winning photography company Stolen Glimpses to assist in capturing the magic. During some free time, there’s Cannabus for tours as well as transportation from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport to ensure the relaxation starts immediately by stopping at a dispensary on the way to the hotel. Finally, commemorate the big day with handcrafted cannabis cigars made of organic flower and sealed in marijuana leaves by Leira Cannagars.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sin City is an all-in-one destination for a wedding, reception and honeymoon for the right couple. It’s the home of NuWu Cannabis Marketplace (the largest dispensary in the country), countless rooftop pools and cannabis chef Zairilla Bacon who has cooked for Snoop Dogg, Tommy Chong and others. Instead of staying up all night drinking, let Cultivating Spirits prepare a three-course dinner paired with selected strains for a classy bachelor/bachelorette bash or take the entire bridal party on a short drive less than an hour away to Mount Charleston for a hike on the aptly-named Mary Jane Falls Trail and trek to the waterfall.