Planning a Destination Wedding in the Winter Months?
When you hear a couple is planning a destination wedding, we usually assume it’ll be a beach summer wedding, but if you’re open to or have always dreamed of having a winter wonderland wedding, there are tons of locations across the U.S. to plan a destination wedding in the winter. For some breathtaking inspo, we wanted to share this collection of some of the most beautiful winter spots and venues for an enchanting and inviting winter wedding.
As we all know, wedding costs can quickly add up, especially when you plan it during the summer, so if you’re still on the fence about having your wedding during the winter time, the lowered prices and deals on venues, florals and decor might end up convincing you. You’ll also have more availability in terms of vendors and rentals, since it’s a slower time of the year for plenty of wedding and event companies.
Whether you use it to get inspired or find your dream winter location, this list of venues is sure to help. Check each venue for more info on things like nearby activities for your guests, the best mild winter months to plan your wedding, capacity and even recommended nearby hotels.
Here's a few venues that we've spotlighted to get you started. The full list of 15 venues is included below.
We've also included some wedding table setting inspiration and style ideas for a winter wedding.
Yosemite National Park is a beautiful mountain destination in the winter. The temperatures typically are in the 40’s and 50’s during the day with lows at 32 degrees or below at night, during the peak winter season of January to March. Yosemite is located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the eastern part of California, and with forests of snow covered sequoias, beautiful scenic mountain terrain, glacial valleys and hiking trails it’s the perfect spot for a wedding! The Tenaya Lodge offers elegant indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception venues, a world-class spa, and accommodations for you and your guests. They also offer snowshoe hikes and fat bike rentals so you and your guests can explore the snowy forests.
TreeHouse Point is located approximately 23 miles east of Seattle in Issaquah, Washington. This romantic venue with its unique and elegantly appointed treehouse cabins is located in a forested area near the Raging River. TreeHouse Point offers a four acre property with tall trees, treehouse cabin views and lush greenery near the river to create the perfect backdrop for a winter wedding.
Planterra Conservatory features an iron and glass enclosed botanical garden venue and event space located in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan. It offers lush botanical gardens with exotic blooms, florals, plants and koi ponds to create a beautiful and unique garden atmosphere as a backdrop to your winter wedding.
The Washington School House Hotel in Park City Utah offers historic charm. chic sophistication, antiques and stunning interiors. It was originally one of three schools in Park City built in 1889, and was named after George Washington. Weddings in the winter take advantage of all the luxury that the hotel offers, with snowy winter views of the surrounding mountains.
Sweeney Barn located in Manassas, Virginia was originally a one-story dairy barn and hayloft built in 1939, and has been newly restored with original architecture and reused material to create a rustic and modern designed space. The Sweeney Barn offers a rustic elegance that is perfect for a winter season wedding. The venue offers indoor and outdoor ceremony sites, an upper level banquet hall designed with 25 foot high ceilings, wood beams and crystal chandeliers, an outdoor upper level deck space, and reception halls.
Pitcher Inn is a romantic hotel located in the quaint village of Warren, Vermont near the ski slopes of Mad River Glen. Pitcher Inn offers an outdoor garden wedding site lit with festive lanterns, a nearby chapel, and formal or informal indoor venues. They also have luxury accommodations that are unique and comfortable, and an on-site tavern and dining room that can be transformed for your wedding day.
Winter Wedding Table Setting Inspiration
Winter is a unique season that is all about celebrations, holidays and winter weather. Your wedding theme can embrace the winter with a classic white decor that’s always in style, and even more so in the winter months. Layer whites and add sparkle and glitz for an elegant look. Use white flowers or add a pop of color with vibrant colored florals and greenery that reflect the winter season.
Blue is another great color choice for a winter wedding. Dark blue, navy or cobalt blue are great options to add a classic elegance to your wedding table. Mix with white and add sparkle with metallics to complete the look.
Gold and metallics make a winter wedding sparkle. Winter weddings near the Christmas season can include touches of the holiday with greenery, flowers and decor. The warmth of the holiday season will create a festive event to celebrate you as a couple!
List of Winter Wedding Destinations
The collection of 15 enchanting winter wedding destinations are listed below, including the ones highlighted in the blog. The venue options for a winter wedding are plentiful to allow you to embrace the season and enjoy all that the winter months offer to celebrate your love and your special day!