Your wedding day is the most magical day of your life. What could make it more special? The destination, of course! Imagine a fairytale turned adventure atop a beautiful mountain. Especially if theyâ€™re capped with the purest, untouched snow making it a winter wonderland. Or laden with Evergreens and perennials in fresh-smelling springtime. Now thereâ€™s something to awaken the spirit and give your special day that breathtaking extra bit of magic.
Our Top Mountain Destinations
We just love the appeal of nature-inspired style meeting sophisticated elegance in a stunning mountaintop setting. Pristine natural landscapes like these just give you so many options because every spot is breathtaking.
But just how do you pick a destination or venue that’s right for you?
Which mountain destinations are best?
Well, we have compiled a list of our favorite mountain venues for destination weddings which we split into three different regions.
Utah in the United States
The Swiss Alps
The Italian Dolomites
Although there are other mountain destinations worth considering, these three areas are special. Wedaways’ features many European destinations for weddings and we’re delighted to include a gem of a property right here in the USA. Each venue in these regions is simply awe-inspiring making them shoot to the top of our list of stunning mountain destinations.
Here are some venues in mountain destinations that will make your hearts sing on your wedding day.
The Lodge at Blue Sky
In the tiny Utah town of Wanship, a short drive from Park City, The Lodge at Blue Sky is a 3,500-acre ranch where fellow guests include rescue horses, meandering moose, and falcons soaring through the skies. With a small creek running through it and the Wasatch Mountain Range in the skyline, you can live your mountain destination wedding dream. This spectacular mountain backdrop will provide the perfect setting for your Wild West dream.
Leave the cares of the modern world behind and reconnect with nature before and after your big day, from downhill skiing in winter to fly fishing and clay shooting any time of year. Therefore, there’s no better place to wed for couples with a love of the great outdoors.
The Alpina Gstaad
Set against the Bernese Alps, The Alpina Gstaad is a mountain destination wonderland where your wedding could be a vision in white or emerald green. The backdrop of the Alps is a dream come true for any bridal party. This luxury hotel itself is more than a place to stay in the Alps. It’s an icon for Gstaad combining Swiss tradition and modern luxury.
The hotelâ€™s design makes use of materials and craftsmanship typical to the region, including centuries-old fir wood crafted by master artisans. As a result, the resort goes beyond Swiss stereotypes to create a fresh interpretation of Alpine chic. Alpine activities and luxurious surroundings in the Bernese Oberland will make your wedding one you’ll remember, always.
Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
Situated in the heart of Switzerland the Kulm Hotel transforms your visit to St Moritz into an enchanting wedding getaway. Its stylish, big bright spaces provide for a laid-back atmosphere with the peaks and valleys in the background making for a stunning mountain destination wedding.
This five-star unique hotel is a historical building offering stunning views over Lake St Moritz. Most distinguishable by its traditional decor set amongst a breathtaking landscape, youâ€™re in for a treat and your wedding guests will be dazzled by the experience. Say your vows in one of the nearby churches or right at the hotel and be amazed at what the in-house team can create.
Grand Hotel Kronenhof
A place that is rich with historic architecture, and modern light-flooded rooms, this is the prime location in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The Grand Hotel Kronenhof has been given prestigious awards. The GaultMillau Switzerland Hotel of the Year 2009. 1st place at the World Luxury Spa Award 2017. The Trivago Best 5-star Hotel in Switzerland 2018. Plus a top 10 in the hotel rating of the Swiss business magazine Bilanz for the best holiday hotels in Switzerland 2019.
An ideal setting for your mountain destination wedding. In Switzerland, itâ€™s all about showcasing glorious alpine scenery. Kronenhofâ€™s spa achieves this with its glass-walled swimming pool. Even the fitness studio looks onto snow-capped mountains. Delivering a truly therapeutic backdrop for your guests looking to relax before or after your wedding. A favorite spot is the relaxation grotto. A wonderfully relaxing low-lit circular pool designed to ensure you float effortlessly, and a Jacuzzi pool with various jets targeting different parts of the body.
Castel Fragsburg in Italyâ€™s Dolomites region enjoys panoramic mountain views from its verandas and decks. A perfect place for your big day surrounded by majestic mountains. Immersed in nature on the sunny mountainside, it will add a touch of magic to your wedding. On the hills overlooking the valley of Merano, clinging to the sunbathed slopes of the Dolomites, Castel Fragsburg rests in all its mountainous splendor.
This elegant hunting manor is of noble origin dating back to the 17th Century. The venue boasts a terrace with stunning panoramic views of Merano and the Alto Adige Valley, as well as the orchards of South Tyrol. The Italian Alps is a hidden treasure for your mountain destination nuptials. Because of its locating expect a secluded and blissful experience for you and your treasured guests.
Hotel Ciasa Salares
It has a chocolate room…
Situated just a stone’s throw from the pretty town of San Cassiano, the Hotel Ciasa Salares offers an all-encompassing experience. Immerse yourself in everything that the Alta Badia region has to offer for your wedding. The lifts to the slopes from the hotel’s front door make this a ski-in, ski-out resort that takes you directly to the vast and exhilarating ski slopes. In other words, a wonderfully unique idea for your wedding ceremony. The Dolomites is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-see destination. Run by the same family since the 1960s, warmth and welcoming hospitality ensure that your wedding party has the most incredible time at your mountain destination wedding. Dining on the local mountain cuisine, wine tasting in the cellar, and nibbling on gourmet cheese in the cheese room make this hotel well worth a visit as well.
Did we mention it has a chocolate room?
Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf
Part of the Dolomites UNESCO Heritage Site, the Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf is an ideal getaway destination for your vows and celebration. Once a palace, the hotelâ€™s rich history saw it become a safe haven in the past and one of the host hotels for the 1956 Winter Olympics. The town of Cortina dâ€™Ampezzo, with a thousand years of history behind it, boasts beautiful landscapes and activities. Cortina is renowned for the elegance of its boutiques, the quality of its restaurants, and the warm welcome offered by its locals.
The hotel also offers two areas designed specifically for events. The elegant and refined Gustavo III Hall can accommodate 20 to 100 people, ideal for your big day. Whereas, the quieter, more intimate Goethe Hall that can seat 10-15 people is perfect for small events such as your kitchen tea or family breakfast the morning after the wedding.
Hotel Rosa Alpina
Even the Dolomiti people themselves recommend the Hotel Rosa Alpina. Situated in the mountains, itâ€™s a magical world of the Italian Alps at your doorstep for your mountain destination wedding! The Dolomitesâ€™ jagged rock formations extend 150km lengthwise and 80km widthwise. With its highest peak, the Marmolada mountain 3,334m above sea level the Dolomites offer incredible scenery and unforgettable views.
You can fall in love all over again under the Alpine stars among the snow-capped mountains, or grass laden hillsides. Say your vows in the Alps or at the hotelâ€™s venue and your wedding will be a dream come true!