While “wedding season” takes place in the spring and summer months, many couples desiring a unique celebration will find a wintry mountain location attractive. Many hotels, lodges, and resorts in snowy areas offer picturesque views, cozy décor, and the opportunity for winter-loving guests to get in a few ski runs between wedding festivities. While some couples choose to go all out and host their winter wedding ceremonies outside, there are plenty of indoor facilities that provide exceptional event spaces and gorgeous landscapes of the mountain scenery without the frigid temperatures.
We teamed up with the wedding specialists at Starwood Hotels & Resorts to find beautiful locations across North America that offer gorgeous spaces for your ceremony and reception. View six of our favorite mountain resort wedding venues below:
1. The St. Regis Aspen Resort
Brides and grooms desiring an autumn or winter soirée, a snowy spring wedding, or a summer mountain celebration will fall in love with The St. Regis Aspen Resort. Located at the base of Aspen Mountain in Colorado, the sophisticated mountain retreat is perfect for a luxurious destination wedding. The Fountain Courtyard features majestic mountain views and can be covered by a tent in the case of cold weather, while the resort ballroom that accommodates up to 600 guests features opulent fabric-paneled walls and sparkling chandeliers. Following the big day, loved ones can walk just steps to downtown Aspen to enjoy the city’s historic charm and its vibrant dining and shopping scene.
Photos courtesy of The St. Regis Aspen Resort
2. The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain
If a Vail wedding is at the top of your list, consider hosting a destination wedding in nearby Beaver Creek. The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain is located in the heart of Vail Valley and features impeccable skiing options at Vail’s sister ski area. Enjoy the fresh mountain air during an outdoor ceremony held on the Wedding Lawn, bask in natural lighting through floor-to-ceiling windows in the Riverside Ballroom, or choose the Riverside Terrace, which offers serene views of the Eagle River. Winter wedding guests will enjoy cold-weather activities such as dog sledding and cross-country skiing, while summer guests will love whitewater rafting, kayaking, and golfing.
Photos courtesy of The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain
3. Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa, Vermont
Escape to the Green Mountains in Vermont for a winter destination wedding your loved ones will never forget. Ideal for couples who want to get away from the city, Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa offers 18,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space for your celebration. Get married alfresco in a gorgeous garden setting or say “I do” at a pond-side pavilion. Interior ballrooms feature elegant chandeliers and views of Mount Equinox, so winter wedding guests can stay warm and still view the exquisite scenic views of the mountain. Loved ones will also enjoy the activities available on property, such as fly fishing and shooting, which offer an adventurous appeal to your destination wedding.
Photos courtesy of Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa, Vermont
4. The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
Head up north to Canada for a memorable destination wedding at The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler in British Columbia. Chosen as the host property for events in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the year-round recreational destination will also make a beautiful location for your event. Exchange vows during a memorable ceremony on the top of Whistler mountain and enjoy a reception with loved ones in a private lounge featuring floor-to-ceiling windows. Also beautiful in the warmer months, the resort showcases impeccable hiking and biking trails ideal for nature-loving and adventure-seeking couples.
Photos courtesy of The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
5. The St. Regis Deer Valley
Ski lovers will be thrilled to share their special day with loved ones at The St. Regis Deer Valley. The luxury ski resort in Park City, Utah, offers gorgeous mountain-view event spaces that captivate the beauty of the region and the Wasatch Mountains. Family and friends will enjoy luxurious accommodations with ski-in/ski-out access on the Deer Hollow ski run at Deer Valley Resort, a convenient ski valet, and a heated slope-side pool and hot tub. For a romantic tour of the city, newlyweds will enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride that offers incredible sights of the Rocky Mountains and the opportunity to experience the magic of this winter wonderland.
Photos courtesy of The St. Regis Deer Valley
6. The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria
Brides and grooms with a deep love for each other and the game of golf will find The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria ideal for a destination wedding location. The resort, located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island just off the coast of British Columbia, offers elegant event spaces with views of Canada’s only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf course and the mountainside scenery. Ideal for large celebrations with up to 750 guests, the Bear Mountain Ballroom is a comfortable space to exchange vows and celebrate with loved ones during a reception. Following the events of the special day, indulge in spa treatments at Sante Spa Victoria, where you and your beloved can enjoy a soak in the outdoor mineral pool or lounge on the mountain terrace.
Photos courtesy of The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria