I've had the privilege to work with some amazing wedding venues here in Winnipeg and in other parts of the world. Every venue has it's own unique charm and finding the perfect one for you will take some time and research. Just make sure you book them fast and at least a year in advance because they are the first to get booked a long with your photographer. Choosing the right wedding venues will depend on how big your guest list is, the weather, location, and among many other things.
Finding the right one that matches your wedding style will be important as well but luckily there is just about every kind of venue available here in Winnipeg. When I say style, I really mean ambiance and feeling that you get from the building or room which adds to your beautiful story. You can always get creative and find a unique private location for your wedding ceremony and reception that maybe others haven't thought of. This will depend on how large your wedding is of course but a backyard wedding at your friends house in the country can always be an option or your favourite restaurant possibly for your small cozy wedding reception.
For destination weddings you're usually stuck with what the resort has to offer but sometimes you can do a little research and find some very cool wedding venues such as old churches or ruins in these beautiful countries that may go back thousands of years. Here's a great list of the 50 best destination wedding locations by the Knot.
Finding a nice waterfall as a backdrop or a canyon can be possible however you should always seek the advice of a wedding planner in the country and area to make sure you get the right permits and permissions to have your exotic wedding there.
Take a look at some of the awesome wedding venues I've been lucky enough to photograph in and if you have any questions about any venue please feel free to contact me!