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11 Beautiful Winter Wedding Venues We Love

Aug 21, 2020
By Wedding Spot

Winter is a very special time of year, and for any couple willing to brave the weather, there are huge perks to hosting your wedding during these months. One benefit is the way many venues transform into a winter wonderland under a blanket of snow.

Finding your dream venue for your winter wedding may seem like a challenge, but we’re here to help. Read on to discover some of the most beautiful winter wedding venues across the world. Whether you plan on booking one of these venues or you just want to take inspiration for your big day, there’s a little something for everyone.

Discover 11 of the most beautiful winter wedding venues in the world:

1. Boettcher Mansion — Golden, Colorado

The Boettcher Mansion is located right outside Denver inside the gorgeous Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve. This is the perfect venue for any nature-loving couple that wants to infuse their day with a woodsy vibe. It’s incredible during any season, but snow takes it to an entirely new level.

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2. Whiteface Lodge – Lake Placid, New York

Located in upstate New York’s Adirondacks, Whiteface Lodge will bring your winter wedding dreams to life. Couples have a handful of venues to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with any of them. The stunning destination touts itself as an “iconic 4-season location” and says that with “snow covered evergreens and romantic horse drawn winter sleigh rides – your perfect wedding season and perfect wedding location is at hand.”


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3. Icehotel — Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Take your winter wedding up a notch and give you and your guests an experience that will last a lifetime. Sweden’s Icehotel is just that — a hotel made out of ice. The venue’s Ceremony Hall opens in December each year and stays open until April, when it begins to melt back into the river. The design is unique each year, and can hold between 35-40 guests. Need we say more?


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4. Empire Canyon Lodge at Deer Valley Resort – Park City, Utah

Nestled at the base of the gorgeous Daly Chutes at an elevation of 8,300 feet is the Empire Canyon Lodge at Deer Valley Resort. This gorgeous venue boasts five distinctive spaces that are perfect for hosting a scenic mountain wedding. Each room offers divine views of the dramatic mountains, a vista that is both breathtaking and humbling. Whether you’re an avid skier or just love snow, this spectacular scenery can serve as the ideal backdrop for your big day.


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5. Cristallo Resort & Spa — Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

When it comes to beautiful winter wedding venues, it doesn’t get much better than this. The Cristallo Resort & Spa, which is surrounded by the breathtaking Dolomites, is located in the heart of the awe-inspiring Italian ski country and is just two hours from Venice.


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6. Castle Farms – Charlevoix, Michigan

There’s so much to love about this historic venue. Nestled in a beautiful resort town, Castle Farms features five reception spaces, each offering stunning views. The castle's historic walls and dramatic towers are a photographer’s dream, yielding stunning backdrops in any weather — especially snow. From elegant weddings with high-end decor to smaller receptions with classic designs, any size or style of event will find a natural fit at this venue. Oh, and did we mention that Charlevoix gets over 100 inches of snow on average each year?


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7. Boston Public Library – Boston, Massachusetts

While you may not be met with stunning mountain views like a lot of the beautiful winter wedding venues on this list, a wedding at the Boston Public Library will be one for the books. This venue is perfect for any season, but its beauty makes it especially breathtaking during the holidays. Ceremonies take place in the stunning courtyard, with a trickling sculpture fountain takes center stage. When it comes to the celebration that follows, there are many locations. You can journey to Italy with a reception in the Guastavino Room, while the tea rooms are lovely for hosting a cocktail hour. The Boylston Room has a Beauty-and-the-Beast feel, and the Puvis de Chavannes Gallery has all the grandeur you would expect from a fine art museum. The options are endless!


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8. San Sophia Overlook — Telluride, Colorado

For the couple that dreams of a snowy, mountaintop wedding, the San Sophia Overlook — which is accessed by gondola — is a top choice. From your ceremony site, you and your guests will be rewarded with expansive views of the Town of Telluride, surrounded by mountain peaks, towering spruce trees, and fresh mountain air. The site offers a wooden deck for the wedding party perched at the end of a ridge and an amphitheater that can accommodate seating for up to 250 guests.


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9. Badrutt’s Palace — St. Moritz, Switzerland

We have one word for this venue: Wow. The breathtaking location offers multiple spaces for your big day, and each of them provides something extraordinary. Whether you’re met with views of the stunning Lake St. Moritz, the surrounding towering mountains, or any of the elegant interior rooms, this venue is as beautiful as it gets. There’s a reason it has served as “the alpine hideout” to people like Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Hepburn, and Charlie Chaplin.


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10. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa — Beaver Creek, Colorado

Whether you dream of a lavish formal banquet reception for hundreds or an intimate mountain ceremony, the beautifully decorated rooms and scenic spaces at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek will set just the right tone for your perfect day. Say your vows in a magical outdoor ceremony, with the heights of Beaver Creek as your backdrop. Then, keep the festivities going with a celebration in Sawatch Hall, which offers spectacular views and natural lighting. The space also features high wood-beamed ceilings, elegant chandeliers and native stone.


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11. Nita Lake Lodge — British Columbia, Canada

Nita Lake Lodge offers multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, including, most notably, Porte-cochere. The stunning space features “an architectural design of douglas-fir with decorative accents in western red cedar and has a prime view of Whistler Mountain.” After the ceremony, take the celebration inside, where you can choose between the Balroom & Foyer, Aura Private Dining Room, Train Station, or Library, which offers “a warm ambiance of natural lighting as well as a fireplace and outdoor patio.”


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Let us help you find your perfect winter wedding venue!

There are many things that couples planning a winter wedding will want to consider as they go about coordinating, but the venue is always going to be one of the first — and most important — items to decide on. There are thousands of incredible venues around the world that will provide unforgettable experiences, views, and accommodations for you and your guests, and we’ve shown just a few of them. Take stock of what is most important to you and your partner and go from there.

Up next, check out some must-see Christmas wedding ideas to make your winter wedding as festive as can be!

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