We hope your weekend was as good as ours. We are prepping for Thanksgiving over here and just starting to sprinkle bits and pieces of Christmas throughout our house. We will officially put up the tree the Sunday right after Thanksgiving. All of this talk about the holidays, coupled with the fact that it is finally starting to get chilly here in Houston, has us thinking about some of the best winter wedding destinations. We’ve outlined five of our favorites in this post.
- Jackson Hole, Wyoming. With more couples opting to get married during the winter, it’s no surprise that Wyoming would be a great go-to destination. Jackson Hole shines year-round, but it really comes alive at winter. The twinkling lights and the snow? We can’t think of a more romantic, winter wedding. The Alpine House is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding (it’s a 22-room lodge) – it has hosted many wedding groups, corporate retreats and family reunions over the years. It’s the perfect location for your guests to go shopping – or go skiing.
- Lake Tahoe, California. While California doesn’t seem like the most likely destination for a winter wedding, we beg to disagree. Lake Tahoe is known for its water – annnd – its mountains. We encourage you to check out the Tahoe Wedding Collection, which consists of three different resorts with a variety of venue styles and price points to fit any budget. The Heavenly Mountain Resort, which is in the collection allows for private mountain-top ceremonies. Northstar can accommodate weddings in various areas of its property – they can host large ceremonies, or more intimate weddings. Finally, Kirkwood also offers a variety of venue spaces- in a more remote location.
3. Telluride, Colorado. We can’t talk winter weddings and not mention Colorado. The Peaks Resort and Spa is our choice for this location. You can have your ceremony outside on the terrace overlooking the San Juan Mountains. The indoor space offers floor to ceiling panoramic views of the outside. That’s one sunset I wouldn’t want to miss. The venue holds up to 200 guests, so it can accommodate smaller and larger weddings.
4. Taos, New Mexico. Taos has a reputation as a ski town, but it offers so much more. It’s full of culture and history. In fact, couple comes from all over the world to exchange vows in the beautiful churches and mountain settings of Taos. The Taos Country Club is an award-winning golf course and an ideal venue to host a winter wedding. They accommodate small and large groups. You will have fantastic views of the Taos Valley and the mountains. They have an on-site planner and in-house catering.