In our Dreamy Domestic Wedding Destinations series, we highlight our favorite wedding destinations and venues across the country. In our third edition, we’re heading out west to the Rocky Mountain Range for the most breath-taking spots to exchange vows.
Forget all of your negative associations with wood-paneled walls, because this is definitely not your parents’ basement. This undeniably chic and cozy Jackson Hole, Wyoming, boutique hotel (a short drive from Grand Teton National Park) can host 60 of your nearest and dearest for a wintry wonderland celebration. As in, you and your love can take a sleigh ride through the largest elk migration in America—just imagine those wedding photos.
No matter the season, at this super-luxe property in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, you’ll feel surrounded by nature. The crest of the East Gros Ventre Butte can be a beautiful backdrop to an outdoor ceremony, or if you’re more of an indoor cat, The Lounge offers just as stunning panoramic views of the peaks. Afterwards, you can dine and dance the night away in a room with redwood-paneled walls that pay homage to the American West.
Invite your loved ones to celebrate at this luxury dude ranch in Philipsburg, Montana. But don’t expect cheesy line dances and yee-haws here. Instead, you’ll wed in any spot you’ll choose from the property’s ten square miles of pure Big Sky gorgeousness, and then sway to your first dance in a beautiful barn. Whether or not you wear boots under your gown is up to you.
Hailed as a foodie paradise by Bon Appetit (and countless others), this Delores, Colorado, refurbished ghost town is for those who travel to eat. Not only is it a glamping spot with natural hot springs for up to 44 guests to enjoy, there are plenty of places to say “I do,” including an open air chapel. After your vows, you’ll all settle in for an unforgettable meal from their lauded chef.
Despite its hellish name, this Colorado ranch is 6,500 acres of pure heaven. Consider a full buyout of all 35 rooms for your party, where you’ll exchange vows in front of fields of grazing horses with the Rockies in the distance. Then, after a ranch-to-table feast, you can boogie down in the High Lonesome Barn. Does it get more Colorado than that?
At this historic Aspen ranch, you can choose your own adventure. Maybe it’s a romantic ceremony in the Meadow followed by dinner under twinkle lights. Or maybe a campfire at Chuckwagon Grounds. Or perhaps you want to take it indoors at their stately Event Lodge. Any way you choose it, the day is guaranteed to be a blissful affair against a Rocky Mountain backdrop with breathtaking views of the infamous Maroon Bells.
Both the skiing crowd and those who are just in it for the hot chocolate will appreciate this five-star Aspen hideout, which can accommodate up to 500 guests during any season. In the winter, you can exchange vows al fresco against snow-capped mountains on the Wedding Deck before taking the party inside for truffle fries and wagyu cheeseburgers.