If you’re now starting your wedding plans, you and your future spouse might be brainstorming ideas for your wedding’s color combination, theme, budget, location, and date. Since the average wedding takes about a year to plan, I thought I’d round up some of the best destination winter wedding destinations to plan an unforgettable wedding weekend.
Although spring and summer weddings are wonderful, they do tend to be a bit more costly as peak wedding season raises the price on everything from decor, florals, catering and of course, rental prices for venues. Nevertheless, there’s something truly magical and surprisingly cozy and inviting about winter weddings. Since it’s a low season for weddings, booking your date in the winter months can help you stay within your budget and even give you more options for vendors since they’ll probably have more availability.
We also love that winter wedding destinations can help you add creative and warm details your guests are sure to appreciate and enjoy. Things like mittens or scarves for party favors, a coffee bar, faux fur seat covers, and warm comfort food are just a few favorites that will make your wedding a day to remember.
Browse through this collection of stunning winter wedding destinations venues to find the perfect one for your big day or at the very least, gather some great inspiration. The roundup includes essential details including peak winter wedding months of each location, capacity, wedding spaces offered, and best nearby lodging for you and your guests.
Washington School House Hotel – Park City, UT
This charming boutique hotel is a great option for a small, intimate winter wedding. Salt Lake City is also perfect if you’re worried about running into extreme winter weather as the city is easily accessible and counts with blues skies nearly all year.
The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe – Truckee, CA
If you have the budget, the Ritz-Carlton is a dreamy venue for a winter wedding. The area also offers tons of activities for your guests to have a fun-filled weekend.
Planterra Conservatory – West Bloomfield Township, MI
For a unique aesthetic, plan your winter wedding at this gorgeous conservatory in Michigan. Surrounded by plants and twinkling lights, your wedding is sure to look stunning.
Dunton Hot Springs – Dunton, CO
For a more outdoorsy couple, Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado is great! It’s rustic vibe and crystal white snow background will leave you with little else to add.
Union Hill Inn – Sonora, CA
This fairytale-like inn is great for couples who want a winter wedding but are feeling a little unsure about heavy snow. The gardens and cottage rooms create an ideal space for any wedding.
The Whiteface Lodge – Lake Placid, NY
Surrounded by snow-covered evergreens and impressive slopes Whiteface Lodge is great for the adventure sports couple.
Pitcher Inn – Warren, VT
Another charming inn to plan a lantern-lit winter wedding. Your guests can spend their days antique shopping, maple tasting or even skiing.
Dover Hall Estate – Richmond, VA
Another option on the pricier side but stunning nonetheless, Dover Hall Estate is a great venue to plan a royal-like winter wedding.
Tenaya Lodge – Yosemite National Park, CA
This beautiful, rustic lodge in Yosemite Park offers tons of areas for your winter wedding. Whether you want an indoor or outdoor wedding, they’re sure to have space for you.
Treehouse Point – Issaquah, WA
One of the most unique venues on this list, Treehouse Point offers a breathtaking area in the middle of the forest full of adorable treehouses for your guests to stay in. Plan your wedding in one of their communal areas for an unforgettable event.
For more venue ideas, check out the full list of stunning winter wedding locations. Whether you and your future spouse love the snow, a dream of an outdoorsy type wedding or are just looking to plan something creative, you’re sure to find the perfect venue in this list.