Mountain weddings truly exemplify rustic romantic style. Fortunately, there are several locations throughout the country where you can host a magical mountain wedding. From the lush Green Mountains of Virginia to the desert chic vibe in Arizona, there are so many gorgeous mountain regions to choose from if you’re open to traveling to your wedding destination—or if you’re fortunate to live near one of these incredibly beautiful locations. These natural wonders can serve as the backdrop for your ceremony or wedding portraits.
Check out the top 13 destinations where you’ll find some truly incredible mountain wedding venues.
*Note: There many other mountain wedding venues throughout the country—be sure to check out WeddingWire’s venue directory to find one in your area.
Green Mountains, Vermont
It’s nicknamed the Green Mountain State for a reason. The gorgeous Green Mountains of Vermont make a spectacular backdrop for any wedding ceremony or reception. And whether you’re looking for an amenity-packed ski resort venue or a rustic barn space, you’re sure to find it in Vermont. A few of our favorite mountain wedding venues in Vermont include Stowe Mountain Resort, The Mountain Top Inn and Resort, and Riverside Farm & Amee Farm Lodge.
Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada
Located on the California-Nevada border, Lake Tahoe features the best of both worlds—stunning mountain scenery of the Sierra Nevadas paired with glittering water. In fact, at wedding venues like the Beach Retreat and Lodge & Tahoe, you can get married on the beach with the mountains as your backdrop. Other mountain wedding venues in the Lake Tahoe area include The Ridge Tahoe and The Tahoe Mountain Club.
Catskill Mountains, New York
If you’re looking for a quiet and serene respite from the Big Apple, head three hours north of NYC to the Catskill Mountains. Many of the mountain wedding venues in the Catskills have a summer-camp-like vibe, which is ideal if your guests are looking for a relaxed getaway not too far from the city. In particular, A Private Estate, Windham Mountain, and Timber Lake Camp have that casual feel paired with some truly awe-inspiring scenery.
Asheville, North Carolina
For mountain wedding venues with a side of Southern charm, look no further than the area in and around hip Asheville, North Carolina featuring the glorious Blue Ridge Mountains. We love the wide variety of mountain wedding venue types in North Carolina, from rustic farms to grand resorts, vineyards, historic estates, woodsy lodges, and much more. The Vineyards of Betty’s Creek, The Crest Center and Pavilion, and Nantahala are just a few of the gorgeous venues in the area.
Throughout the great state of Montana, you’ll find lots of mountain wedding venues with some of the most spectacular vistas in the country. If you and your guests are looking for absolute peace and quiet, Montana is a fabulous wedding destination. From The Lodge at Whitefish Lake to The Barn on Mullan to Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge, you’re sure to find both serenity and scenery no matter where you travel in Montana.
The Rocky Mountains are perhaps the most famous mountain range in the country, and Coloradans have a front-row seat to their majesty. Many of the wedding venues you’ll encounter in the Denver area feature spectacular mountain views, whether it’s a rustic lake house like the Evergreen Lake House, a historic estate like Lionscrest Manor, or an award-winning restaurant like the Greenbriar Inn.
The desert scenery in Sedona is second to none, and you’ll find lots of incredible mountain wedding venues with those unique red rock backdrops in the area. Your guests will be absolutely wowed by the backdrops at such venues as the Agave of Sedona Wedding and Event Center, the Sky Ranch Lodge, and the Amara Resort.
Cascades, Washington State
The Cascade Range is perhaps most famous for the majestic Mount Rainier, and some of the most spectacular scenery in the Pacific Northwest—and (bonus) the Cascades are just a few-hours’ drive from Seattle. In fact, you can marry with Mount Rainier in the background at Crystal Mountain Resort, and enjoy the beauty of the Cascades at the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort and Lord Hill Farms.
Just ask Kim and Kanye—Wyoming is truly a magical escape, surrounded by gorgeous Grand Teton National Park. We also love the Old Western vibe of the area that looks straight out of a movie set. You’ll find some of the best views at mountain wedding venues like Grand Targhee Resort, Teton Pines Country Club, and the Jackson Lake Lodge.
Yosemite National Park, California
Lake Tahoe isn’t the only spot with breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevadas. Head south to Yosemite and enjoy the unspoiled land full of stunning scenery. Yes, you can get married right in Yosemite National Park, or you can choose one of the many other mountain wedding venues in the area, such as Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite and Convict Lake Resort.
White Mountains, New Hampshire
There’s nothing quite like a fall wedding in New England—the region offers some of the best, most colorful foliage in the country. In particular, the White Mountains of New Hampshire turn a gorgeous array of hues during the early fall, and there are many mountain wedding venues that put the fabulous scenery on full display. From the Mountain Club on Loon to Bellevue Barn at Carlisle Place, you’ll host the mountain wedding of your dreams in the Granite State.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Some of the best skiing in the country can be found in Utah, and with that comes some of the top sites for a mountain wedding. Venues like Zermatt Utah Resort & Spa and Homestead Resort offer unparalleled views of the Wasatch Mountains, or you could head to one of the many Park City wedding venues nearby, such as Deer Valley Resort.
A destination wedding doesn’t have to take place on the beach. If you’re looking for a more adventurous destination for your upcoming nuptials, why not take your crew to scenic Alaska? Thrill seekers can host their wedding at the Grande Denali Lodge in Denali National Park, or you could enjoy Alyeska Resort in the Chugach Mountains or the intimate Alaska Heavenly Lodge in Cooper Landing.