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 nearly 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 range 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.
Wedding Venues by region
Big Sky Weddings
THE RAINBOW RANCH
Arguably one of the most beautiful river front, mountain valley wedding venue and accommodations in Big Sky..
320 GUEST RANCH
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..
BUCK'S T4 LODGE
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.
Paradise Valley Weddings
CHICO HOT SPRINGS RESORT
Nestled into the gorgeous Absaroka-Beartooth mountains near Pray and Emigrant, Montana. Chico features fine dining, great views and of course, the hot spring!
YELLOWSTONE VALLEY LODGE
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
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.
THE SPRINGHILL PAVILION
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.
THE MONTANA WOODLANDS
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.
FOSTER CREEK FARM
Have the wedding of your dreams at Foster Creek Farm. With stunning views of the Gallatin Valley and surrounding mountains, Foster Creek Farm provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding.
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.
THE BAXTER HOTEL
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.
GALLATIN RIVER LODGE
The Gallatin River Lodge offers an exceptional space for a wide variety of events. From small and intimate affairs to large and grand scale undertakings – the lodge can customize to fit your needs.
The Lodge features 12 lodging rooms that can accommodate 26 guests. The fine dining restaurant offers the ability to cater special menus, as well as offering a full service bar as well as stellar hospitality!
THE BIG YELLOW BARN
Built in 1917 for use with draft horses, the Big Yellow Barn is a local landmark. Situated seven miles north of Bozeman on Springhill Road, the barn is visible for miles. While still sticking close to its agricultural roots, the barn has been renovated to be the perfect venue for your event—with the most majestic views of the Bridger Mountains.
LAZY B FARM
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
Romantic creek side patio, meadows, pond and breathtaking mountain view accent this venure. Combine with customized packages to make your dream wedding come true.
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.
THE GALLATIN RIVER HIDEAWAY
Gallatin River Hideaway is located on an 88 acre ranch that is a very unique property for weddings, receptions, corporate events or other gatherings. Located on the Gallatin River just past Four Corners in Bozeman, Montana. We are remote yet still close to downtown, Bozeman Hot Springs and other activities for your guests to enjoy. Gallatin River Hideaway boasts two separate venues, 5 Creekside Cabins and 3 real tree houses to make your Gallatin River Hideaway Wedding everything you dreamed it would be!
Flathead and Whitefish Weddings
BAR W GUEST RANCH
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.
HOLLAND LAKE LODGE
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.
ROCKY POINT RANCH
Rocky Point Ranch and Lodge has the flexibility of space and design to capture that perfect outdoor spot for your Montana Wedding. It is situated along the Clark Fork river and the Cabinet Mountains. We offer various locations onsite for your special ceremony.
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.
Red Lodge and East Rosebud
MONTANA WILDFLOWER WEDDINGS
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.
QUAKING ASPEN RANCH
“No Place ‘speaks’ Montana like the Quaking Aspen Ranch”
In the shadow of the rugged Beartooth Mountains, our Yellowstone tributary valley provides unparalleled views and natural beauty. Authentic Log Lodge and lodging collection, Rustic Barn, Historic Bridge, ponds with a dock and River weaving through it all. An authentic of extreme Montana beauty! I wonderful choice for any Montana Wedding.