Whether it’s classic or contemporary, understated or opulent, your wedding is a chance for you and your betrothed to express your love in a stunning venue. More couples are choosing winter weddings held at destinations adorned with snowy backdrops, intimate surroundings, and holiday charm! These winter wedding destinations perfectly balance the private and the spacious, the cozy and the classy, for weddings big and small!
If it’s a cozy winter wedding your and your soon-to-be spouse are planning, historic Bangor, Maine is the ideal east coast option. Bangor and the surrounding areas are the perfect setting for a memorable winter wonderland wedding. Home to just 33,000 local residents, Bangor is situated southeast of the picturesque Longfellow Mountain range, home to a number of well-regarded ski resorts. With a snowy season that typically lasts from late October to early April, it’s easy to find a date suitable for you and your group.
As if the opportunity for breathtaking wedding photos against a frosty backdrop wasn’t enough, Maine is home to a thriving wedding planning industry that can help you find the perfect farmhouse-, orchard- or garden-themed venue for an event large or small. Host an intimate event replete with antique decor in a Victorian-style mansion or choose an air of sophistication with an elegant ballroom venue.
If a winter village surrounded by nature and your closest friends and family sounds like your ideal wedding, Aspen, Colorado is the perfect place to hold it. Aspen is a luxury-forward location with stunning venues and premium lodging options. That is to say nothing of the area’s outdoors, where couples take spectacular photographs set among the snow-capped Elk Mountains. Local photographers are known to follow couples up the sides of Aspen Mountain to get the perfect shot.
With indulgent spas, high-end dining, and boutique shopping galore, your guests will experience your wedding like it’s their vacation. Aspen event planners are ready to make your wedding dreams a reality with the latest themes. Venue options include mountain-peak, woodland, or resort-style settings.
Palo Alto, California
Known for its mix of modern, vintage, and historic wedding venues, Palo Alto is set among Northern California’s ancient redwood forests and the shores of San Francisco Bay. Pristine public parks and a collection of local nature preserves make Palo Alto an affordable winter wedding destination. Hold your ceremony in botanical gardens, on a hillside blanketed by snow, or under a woodland canopy.
Wedding guests and parties can enjoy everything Palo Alto has to offer as a Silicon Valley hub brimming with high-end shops, food, and bars. California’s wine country extends as far south as Palo Alto, making it a great ceremony location or just a getaway to destress in the lead-up to your big day. Intersecting the tree-covered Santa Cruz Mountains are thousands of acres of premium California vineyards where visitors can sample wines, take tours, and dine at farm-to-table restaurants.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City is set at the foot of the stunning Wasatch Mountains and is home to a world-class outdoor sports scene. Utah’s capital city strikes the perfect balance between natural and urban, making it ideal for both outdoor and indoor winter weddings.
Salt Lake City is home to a number of high-end resorts and hotels, with local event centers accommodating weddings big and small. For an elevated (literally and metaphorically) and spacious wedding venue, the Garden Place at Heritage Park provides historic ambiance with a touch of elegance for rustic-, garden-, or colonial-style weddings.
Guests can enjoy brewery tours, historic landmarks, and museums, surrounded by the scenic splendor of Salt Lake in the days leading up to your dream ceremony.