5 modernist masterpieces perfect for your dream wedding

Philip Johnson’s Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut
Philip Johnson’s Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut

June is upon us and so is wedding season! And because one’s wedding is a day to be remembered, it makes sense that the venue should be as unique as possible. Sure you could rent out a tony restaurant, cultural institution, rooftop lounge or just run off to a Vegas drive-through … if you want to be basic. But for couples who really want to tie the knot somewhere magnificent, Vogue  has highlighted five architectural modern homes available for rent for a couple’s special day.

The standouts include:

Charles and Ray Eames’s House, Pacific Palisades, California

While the grounds of Charles and Ray Eames’ home are small and can only hold 14 guests, the venue big on taste. Couples seeking to say their “I do’s” at this mid-century modern mecca should have no qualms about culling their guest list.

Philip Johnson’s Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut


People who live in glass houses should throw no stones, but they certainly can throw rice. For the betrothed who want to celebrate their nuptials with 35 to 50 guests, the majestic grounds of the Glass House is just the place. While minimalist in design, guests certainly won’t be bored with the option to tour the Studio Library and Painting and Sculpture Galleries. The Mr. and Mrs. can even spend the night.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois

Another famous minimalist home perfect for intimate events. Weddings can be held on the floating terrace and larger groups can party on the lawn.

Frank Lloyd Wright Estate, Orinda, California

Maynard & Katharine Buehler House, 6 Great Oak Circle, Orinda
Maynard & Katharine Buehler House, 6 Great Oak Circle, Orinda

When marrying Mr. Right, what better place than one designed by Mr. Wright — Frank Lloyd, that is. The 1948 estate includes a Japanese garden designed by Hentry Matsutani and at 4,000 square feet in total, can host up to 400 guests.

E. Stewart Williams’s Frank Sinatra House, Palm Springs, California

Frank Sinatra Twin Palms Estate, a spectacular example of mid-century architecture in the heart of Palm Springs, California

Taking the plunge at the former home of Frank Sinatra seems like a great idea. The man clearly was into marriage after all — he had four of his own! Designed by E. Stewart Williams, the contemporary desert delight can host up to 150 guests just minutes from downtown Palm Springs.