Montana Wedding Venues

There is no place that compares to the beauty of our mountainous environment here in Montana. It is known as Big Sky Country. The wide expanses of our valleys at over a mile above sea level provide incredibly wide panoramas as they juxtapose the rugged beauty of our mountains. These views provide a breathtaking backdrop for any wedding regardless of size and scope.

As the Rainbow Ranch of Big Sky, Montana states on their website, “The West May Be Wild, But It’s Not Uncivilized”. Here in Montana you will find a wide palate of professional services to make your wedding as elaborate or as tastefully simple as you like. The wedding venues offer every feature of our beautiful state; riverside, lakeside, mountain valley and even mountain top lodges for those that require thin air!

Take a stroll though my list of favorite Montana Wedding Venues. Below some of the venue descriptions you will find a link to a recent wedding that I photographed there. Enjoy the view!

Activities abound here in Montana. When guests come to Montana for a wedding, the obvious thing to do is to make it into a vacation and enjoy our out of doors activities. River rafting, back country hiking and camping, horse back riding and dog sledding, world class trout fishing, skiing, mountain biking, golf, floating down the Yellowstone and swimming in the brisk clean waters. And for those that want to experience our spectacular National Parks, we are bordered by Yellowstone National Park to the South and Glacier National Park to the north.

Montana Wedding Venues Our Picks

Wedding Venues by region across state of Montana

Big Sky Weddings

The Rainbow Ranch

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Arguably one of the most beautiful river front, montain valley wedding venue and accomodations in Big Sky.

View a 2012 Big Sky wedding at the Rainbow Ranch.

Moonlight Lodge

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The West’s Premier Lodge. Located at the base of the Powder River Ski Run, the Lodge blends Western Charm with un-paralleled mountain views and amenities. An excellent choice for a Big Sky wedding event.

320 Guest Ranch

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The 320 is perfect for everything from family vacations, Big Sky weddings and romantic getaways, to hosting your company’s next event or meeting. Flexible accommodation options and activity programs ensure that everyone will have the trip of a lifetime..

View a Big Sky wedding at the 320 Guest Ranch.

Buck’s T-4 Lodge

Buck's T-4 Wedding Garden

Buck’s T-4 offers an award-winning outdoor garden that features four log & timber pergolas, two rock waterfalls, and extensive native landscaping that makes for a picture-perfect ceremony with the beauty of BIG SKY as your backdrop. The Montana Ballroom features a unique Western atmosphere with astounding cuisine making it a memorable reception.

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Paradise Valley Weddings

Chico Hot Springs Resort

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Nestled into the gorgeous Absaroka-Beartooth mountains near Pray and Emigrant, Montana. Chico features fine dining, great views and of course, the hot spring!
“Just down the valley from my home in Livingston, Chico is in my backyard!” Larry Stanley

View a recent wedding at Chico Hot Springs Resort.

Yellowstone Valley Lodge

Yellowstone Valley Lodge in Paradise Valley, MT

Yellowstone Valley Lodge: A private, off-the-beaten-path collection of contemporary cabins and one exceptional five-star gourmet restaurant, tucked along the banks of the Yellowstone River in the Paradise Valley of Montana. The perfect place for your Montana Wedding.

Deep Creek Range

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Deep Creek Range, tucked into the foothills of the Absaroka Beartooth Mountains, is newly constructed yet decidedly rustic in flavor. Rough timbered beams, wraparound porches, and babbling Deep Creek flowing at the backdoor, is the perfect setting for your gathering. Panoramic views are showcased by walls of windows which capture stunning views. A perfect gathering place, “The Range” offers a complete caterer’s kitchen and facilities for groups from 10 to 250.

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Bozeman Weddings

The Springhill Pavilion

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A piece of real Montana history. This turn of the century pavilion features rustic charm surrounded by pastoral views, and a luxurious lawn. The pavilion was the site for a romantic dance scene in Robert Redford’s “Horse Whisperer” starring Redford and Kristin Scott Thomas. Located at Ross Peak Ranch in Belgrade, Montana near Bozeman. Phone: (1) 406-586-8884.

View a recent wedding at the Spring Hill Pavilion.

The Woodlands at Cottonwood Canyon

The Woodlands event center near Bozeman, Montana

The Woodlands offers a private wedding location in scenic Cottonwood Canyon to host your wedding, and reception. Walk down the aisle in our lush mountain meadow for outdoor ceremonies with a fantastic forest backdrop of towering old growth trees. Relax & celebrate in an elegantly rustic reception hall. Many service options available to ensure you get to focus on the important moments, not stressing about the details. If you choose, bring your own alcohol, choose your own caterers and other vendors without restrictions, creating the perfect setting that says you, without saying a word.

View a recent wedding at the Woodlands.

The Baxter Hotel

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Celebrate your wedding at Bozeman’s premier landmark building located at the center of town. The Baxter, established in 1929, is an ideal place to host weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and other special events. We offer an array of venues. Capture the true spirit of Montana by holding your wedding ceremony or reception on a scenic ranch in close proximity to the Baxter. Both ranches have spectacular views and are ideal venues to make your wedding most memorable.

Lazy B Farm

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Whether you’re looking for a quiet guest house getaway, planning a hunting, fishing or ski vacation, or planning your wedding or wedding reception, we have something uniquely Montana for you. We’re a short drive from the airport and Bozeman, MT, and offer a complete package for your Montana experience.

Rocking TJ Ranch

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Romantic creek side patio, meadows, pond and breathtaking mountain view accent this venure. Combine with customized packages to make your dream wedding come true.

View a recent wedding at the Rocking TJ Ranch.

Le Petit Chateau

Le Petit Chateau

Located minutes from Bozeman on Cobb Hill Road, Le Petit Chateau is a garden wedding and events center, perfect for your Montana wedding, family reunion, company party or other events where guests can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors along with the novelty of an old world setting.

Hart Ranch Weddings

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Walk down the aisle with the majestic Spanish Peaks in the background and Little Bear Creek flowing nearby. The Montana Barn is the destination venue for a true native Montana wedding. The Hart Ranch offers a timeless elegance for a warm and intimate setting with all of the amenities.

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West Glacier, Flathead and Whitefish Weddings.

The Bar W Guest Ranch

Bar W Ranch in Whitefish.

The Bar W is nestled at the base of Spencer Mountain, between two pine-covered ridges. The ranch consists of a 6,200-square-foot lodge, cabin suites, indoor and outdoor horseback-riding arenas, stables, a barn, play meadow, an entertainment area and a gazebo on the lake – all helping to make the Bar W an idyllic piece of paradise for our guests to soak in all year long.

Belton Chalet

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Experience Glacier National Park in this original turn of the century lodge. No TVs, no phones, just superlative service and scenery. Exquisite 1910 style with modern cuisine.

Holland Lake Lodge

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Described as a small slice of heaven, this intimate getaway will give you the full Montana experience: a respite from it all with plush accommodations, stunning mountain views, a jumping point for adventure and genuine attentive service. Holland Lake Lodge is one of Montana’s premier wedding venues. The lodge specializes in creating the wedding celebration of your dreams.

View a timeless wedding at the Holland Lake Lodge, 2007.

Red Lodge and Billings.

Montana Wildflower Weddings

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Montana Wildflower Weddings is alive and well! It is a unique and stunning venue nestled under the Beartooth Mountains in Red Lodge, Montana. Our lush, green meadows, majestic mountain views and tumbling waterfalls make this the premier venue for your special occasion. Located just 40 minutes from Billings, Montana’s largest city, Wildflower Gardens is one of its closest mountain venues offering an unparalleled, outdoor setting and a newly built expansive barn for year-round events.

View a recent wedding at the Wildflower Gardens.

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