Need a few 25th anniversary ideas? First of all — congratulations! You may also be asking: has it really been 25 years already?! Time flies when you’re in love!
As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, Peerspace knows that the foundation of any sensational celebration is the venue. We have thousands of anniversary-worthy spaces in cities across North America and beyond. Check us out when you’re ready to book your anniversary venue! You can book a spacious rooftop for you and all your friends, a private cabin just for you and your partner, or anything else to suit your guest list and aesthetic.
Plus, when you book a Peerspace, you can count on your venue’s helpful local host to lend a hand with any extras you want for your party. Gourmet catering, romantic lighting, furnishings, you name it, just reach out and they will strive to make it happen. After you book your perfect venue, you can celebrate your love for each other with these special 25th anniversary party ideas that are sure to make the memory books.
1. Rent an unforgettable venue on Peerspace
Renting a venue can make all your 25th anniversary party ideas and plans just that much more special! Invite your friends to get out of the house and celebrate your anniversary in a unique and beautiful location.
On Peerspace, you can choose from options like:
- This historic mansion in Washington, D.C. with chic surroundings, a spacious outdoor courtyard, and an elegant dining space to wine and dine your guests
- This high desert backyard with a swimming pool in Apple Valley, CA with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained
- This unique African-inspired venue in London, UK with extravagant decor, customizable menus, a stage, and an A/V system
- This romantic luxury B&B in Purcellville, VA with gardens, a pool, a pond, a fire pit, fountains, a pavilion, and Blue Ridge Mountain views
- This Castleberry Hill rustic loft in Atlanta, GA with a bar, A/V equipment, an 85-inch screen, and seating for up to 40 guests
- This warehouse event space in Toronto, ON with a chic, romantic ambiance, space for 50 guests, floor-to-ceiling windows, and fun add-on services
- This large, upscale Wicker Park event space in Chicago, IL with an open floor plan, color-changing lights, a sound system, a kitchen, and a bar area
You get the picture! Peerspace makes it easy to book anniversary venues that suit your style as a couple. And that’s the most important part: renting a space that speaks to you and your significant other because your anniversary is all about you two.
2. Take that much-needed vacation
After 25 years of marriage, you deserve a vacation together! Take a week or two to relive your honeymoon, go on a vacation you have always dreamed of, or invite your friends to go with you on a couple’s cruise! U.S. News has a list of 12 romantic vacation destinations in the U.S. if you are looking for some fun ideas.
3. Go for a polished look
Stay true to tradition and deck your 25th-anniversary party out in silver! Silver is a great metaphor for a 25-year-long marriage: it’s a precious metal that stands the test of time, and if you keep it polished, it shines for years to come!
Silver-colored decorations are a great addition to a 25th-anniversary party, and the metal itself makes for a great anniversary gift, like silver earrings, cuff links, or a silver wristwatch. For something a bit more unique, how about a classy silver sculpture?
If you’re behind on planning, our last-minute romantic date ideas have you covered!
4. Brighten the room with irises
Another fun decoration idea for your 25th anniversary is irises! Irises are the 25th-anniversary flower and would make for a beautiful table centerpiece on the dinner table or even a gift for your significant other.
Alternatively, book a Peerspace venue near you or in your destination city that has purple hues (and a sultry atmosphere. We mean, c’mon, it is your anniversary!)
5. Say cheese!
A couple’s portrait is a beautiful way to memorialize your 25th wedding anniversary! Peerspace has plenty of suggestions for couples’ photoshoots around the country — check out these great options in Atlanta, Seattle, and Los Angeles or search your city on Peerspace for other photoshoot ideas and venues.
The best thing about this idea is that you can find a photoshoot studio and photographer that suits your style as a couple. Be it quirky, luxurious, sensual, or classic; we have you covered.
6. Dinner for two … or 32!
It’s common to go out for dinner on your anniversary, but how about making this anniversary special by inviting all your friends out to dinner with you?
On Peerspace, you can find venues that come with on-site catering, like this beautiful, award-winning Mexican cantina in Vancouver, BC (pictured above). It boasts indoor and outdoor seating, delectable food and drinks, and a stunning ambiance.
You can also opt to use Peerspace’s resource pages to help you find the perfect caterer for your event in your neck of the woods. If you are looking to personalize your menu, this catering menu template can help you order the perfect meals and amounts!
7. Renew your vows
One of the most beautiful 25th-anniversary party ideas is celebrating your love with a vow renewal ceremony! Reread your vows from 25 years ago or write new ones that reflect how you have grown as a couple. And as an absolutely unforgettable anniversary gift, frame your vows for your spouse to display proudly at home (you can also hire a calligrapher on Etsy to handwrite them for you).
Love this idea? Then make it even better by utilizing some of our vow renewal ideas!
8. Revisit your first date spot
If you had a spectacular first date — why not revisit the spot during your party? Hosting your party at or near your first date location (or where you got engaged) is a fun way to involve all your friends in the growth and memories of your relationship.
9. Celebrating your top 25 memories
Take a walk down memory lane and base all your 25th-anniversary party ideas on your favorite past dates. Choose 25 of your favorite memories throughout your relationship and find ways to incorporate them into your anniversary party!
Drank a great bottle of wine on your 5th anniversary? Serve it at the party! Had an amazing trip to the Caribbean 15 years ago? Then make your party island-themed!
10. Spa day!
If you aren’t sure a big party is right for you on your 25th anniversary, how about a relaxing day at the spa instead? Let’s face it: life is too busy to pamper ourselves usually. Invite a few friends or just spend time with your significant other while you pamper yourselves at the spa. And no doubt you and your partner could do with some personal attention and deluxe body treatments.
Our luxe spa party ideas for adults can help you plan this suggestion to perfection, so check ’em out!
11. Romantic karaoke
Woo your spouse with a romantic serenade at the party! A romantic karaoke playlist can also be a great way to get people onto the dance floor and singing along to their favorite date night tunes.
Get everyone involved and ask all your guests to choose their favorite songs. In fact, they can perform their own serenades to their spouses at the party, too!
Looking for the best gift for your special lady? Then you need to see our creative anniversary gift ideas for her next!
12. Take my breath away
25 seconds of adrenaline to celebrate 25 years of marriage — try skydiving for an anniversary thrill!
And no excuses, like you are too old to try skydiving. In fact, check out the video of this 90-year-old couple skydiving for their 73rd wedding anniversary!
13. Do something new
Your 25th wedding anniversary party ideas don’t just have to be about memories — your party plans can also be about new adventures! Try something new like hiring a chef to teach you how to make a new food, traveling somewhere you’ve never been before, or buying something big you have both always wanted (maybe a classic car or a stylish boat?) and make it a focal point of your party.
Doing something new keeps you young, and doing something new together is how you start building new memories on the way to celebrating your 50th anniversary!
Bonus: Create a couples’ dream board
You’ve been side by side for more than 25 years now. You’ve celebrated career milestones and personal milestones aplenty. But have you had time to really dream about your future together? A 25th anniversary is a perfect (and so romantic!) excuse to do so. Talk about the life you want to lead post-retirement. The adventures you want to go on together, the places you wish to explore, and where you want to settle down as you start that new phase in your life.
Work on a dream board together that serves as a visual representation of all the things you want out of your life down the road. It’s a fun way to share your hopes and ideally manifest some magic for another 25 years of bliss!
Peerspace brings your 25th anniversary ideas to life
Whether you want to celebrate alone together or with all your friends and family, these 25th anniversary ideas should help. Plan the perfect night (or weekend, or week!) that speaks to your journey as a couple, and book a Peerspace that suits your needs and aesthetic.
A 25th anniversary is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so be sure to celebrate to the max!
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