Wedding Venues in the Mountains (USA)

The Ultimate Guide to the Best 14 Wedding Venues in the Mountains
(complete with pricing and photos)

Gone are those days when traditional couples chose a church, temple, or synagogue to share their vows and tie the knot. With a contemporary twist influencing almost every other aspect of our lives, wedding destinations outside of religious institutions have become a major trend these days. Are you looking for wedding venues in the mountains for your special day? Explore my list of mountainside wedding venues in USA, discuss with your partner, and plan your wedding!

Wedding Venues in the Mountains

Ever wondered what it will be like to share your vows at a scenic mountainside wedding? Your wish is my command! The following is a list of mountainside wedding venues in USA with all the necessary information (such as fee, site options, guest capacity) to kickstart your wedding plans. Consider the pros and cons and shortlist the best ones for you. 

Early Mountain Vineyards Madison (Virginia)

Fee: Approximately $10,000 for 100 Guests
Maximum Guest Capacity: Up to 200 Guests

Situated in Virginia, the Early Mountain Vineyards Madison is one of the most popular wedding venues in the mountains for it provides romantic views best suited for newlywed couples. In addition to this, the venue has great accommodation for a luxurious stay before and post-wedding. 

All the services required in a wedding such as site options for the wedding as well as the reception, catering, photographers, ceremony and reception chairs and tables, etc. will be provided by the staff at the madison. There will be hardly anything left for you to arrange after the payment has been made. 

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa Whitefield (New Hampshire)

Fee: Approximately $20,000
Maximum Guest Capacity: Up to 250 Guests

Mountain View Grand is one of the most sought-after locations for scenic wedding venues in the mountains and hosts grand wedding and reception ceremonies in its vast property of nearly 400 acres. 

While enjoying various hotel comforts such as exquisite dining and a tower spa, you have an ample amount of options. There are eight distinctive venues to plan your wedding in both its indoor as well as outdoor locations. 

Situated in New Hampshire, it is a historic place with nearly 156 promising years of service with mountains as a beautiful backdrop for your wedding. As wedding couples, you are also entitled to exploit 25% off of the ordinary prices as far as rental fee is concerned.

Yosemite National Park (California)

Fee: Depending on the location you choose 
Maximum Guest Capacity: Not more than 180-200 guests 

Another historic site founded in 1864, California’s Yosemite National Park offers epic views of granite, and towering waterfalls all in the same place! While the most popular and well known Ahwahnee Hotel is technically inside the Yosemite Valley, I included this as one of the most popular wedding venues in the mountains because Yosemite is also one of the most visited National Parks in the US and does offer epic mountain views and scenic overlooks. Apart from its ordinary lodging accommodations, couples have the option to choose either the Ahwahnee, the Lodge, the Wawona Hotel, or the Curry Village for their wedding celebration.

Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain (Colorado)

Fee: Approximately $37,000-40,000 
Maximum Guest Capacity: Up to 150 Guests

A beautiful retreat and one of the best wedding venues in the mountains in Colorado, Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain is one of the most famous sites for ski enthusiasts for its adventurous location. In service since 1983, it has also been a magical site for hosting weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners for decades.

One of the greatest attractions of this place is that it hosts accommodations for honeymoons with exciting and customized packages wherein the couple can choose to go for a hike if that is the kind of thing you both like to do together, or simply stay in for spa and relaxation.

Mountain Top Inn & Resort (Vermont)

 Fee: Approximately $30,000
Maximum Guest Capacity: Up to 300 guests 

If you want a fairy tale wedding and reception, Mountain Top Inn & Resort Chittenden at Vermont is undoubtedly a place to consider. Stretched over a private landscape area of approximately 700 acres amidst meadows, a lake, and mountains, it is known for its promising culinary traditions and its hosting credibility for wedding events for couples who vouches for utmost privacy. 

Apart from the usual amenities, it serves as the idle location with spa services and decorators for the most special event of your life. 

Snow Mountain Ranch (Colorado)

Fee: Approximately $5000
Maximum Guest Capacity: Up to 300 guests

Located in the wilderness of Colorado, Snow Mountain Ranch will arrange your wedding ceremony any day in the heart of mountains and forest cover. It remains one of the perfect backdrops for weddings and receptions since it is one of the most pocket-friendly wedding venues in the mountains. 

Secondly, it has a very active support staff to cover all the necessary services. It is a prime location in the area that is stretched over 5000 acres of land and is idle for skiing and other fun activities. 

The Highlands at Dove Mountain (Arizona)

Fee: Approximately $30,000-40,000
Maximum Guest Capacity: Up to 250 guests

As the name suggests, The Highlands at Dove Mountain provides a high-end intimate space for weddings and other events. Overlooking the city lights of the Tuscan valley, it is one of the primary locations for wedding ceremonies and reception parties since it is one of the coolest accommodations there is in the area. 

Apart from resort-style lodging and stay, you, as a wedding couple, are privy to their award-winning cuisines. They also offer services for a private stay, private golfing areas for the lovely couple, and a patio to enjoy the picturesque views at this wedding venue in the mountains.

Mohonk Mountain House (NYC)

Fee: Approximately $20,000
Maximum Guest Capacity: Up to 60 guests

If you want a Victorian-themed scenic mountainside wedding in New York, this is clearly the best option you have. It is a historic place founded in 1869 and is known for its all-inclusive services with a knack for perfection. 

They have wedding services that run around the year and are widely known for their summer weddings hosted in their beautiful gardens and winter weddings hosted in the ambiance of natural scenery and fireplaces. 

Though Victorian and historic, it is a rather progressive and safe space to host weddings for all couples. You can arrange an indoor as well as an outdoor wedding with views of the cliffs and lake. Complimentary personalized menu tasting, valet parking, and resort direction cards with your invitations are some of the perks a wedding couple will enjoy.

Leatherwood Mountains (North Carolina)

Fee: Approximately $6000
Maximum Guest Capacity: Up to 400 guests

Located in pristine North Carolina, Leatherwood Mountains provide wedding couples with a number of site options and is pocket-friendly for couples that are looking for wedding venues in the mountains. Some of the wedding sites include the Cabin Stage, Elk Creek Inn, Covered Pavilion, The Cabin Meadow among many other sites with organized cabin ceremonies for seven nights. 

They have culinary services that are country-themed and some of the specials include craft beers, regional foods, exquisite cocktails among much more. In addition to this, the wedding couples are privy to their special 15% discount if they have enough out-of-town guests to book seven or more cabins at their resort.  

Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains (Montana)

Another mountain top location overseeing the scenic Northwoods, Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains, Montana is one of the perfect wedding venues in the mountains for wedding couples who like a scenic view to capture the vastness of their love in their wedding photographs. 

Overlooking Lake Superior, the place has a number of hotels and studios to have wedding and reception arrangements. You have a wide range of options to choose from in almost every aspect of a ceremony such as restaurants, guest capacity, indoor or outdoor ceremonies, etc. 

Whitefish Mountain Resort (Montana)

Fee: Approximately $20,000
Maximum Guest Capacity: Up to 170-250 guests 

Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana is inside Glacier National Park. It is one of the most private locations for couples that choose privacy, serenity, and peace over anything else. Located at an altitude of approximately 6900 feet, most couples that had their wedding at Whitefish Mountain Resort in the past had their official “I do”s at an outdoor site, making this one of the most enchanting wedding venues in the mountains on the list.

In addition to this, the place offers two sites for your reception ceremony. Firstly, there is the Summit House that can occupy a maximum guest capacity of up to 170-200 guests, and secondly, there is the Base Lodge that can occupy a maximum guest capacity of nearly 250 guests. 

Catoctin Hall at Musket Ridge (Maryland)

Fee: Approximately $20,000
Maximum Guest Capacity: Up to 300 guests 

Not only is Marylands’ Catoctin Hall one of the more scenic wedding venues in the mountains, but it is also one of the first zero food waste wedding venues in all of America that will help you have a clear conscience as far as the environment is concerned. 

You can have a four-hour-long reception, customized good menus, complimentary coat check, various types of centerpieces, wedding cake cutting, excellent bartending services and facilities for your reception ceremony, and much more. 

Wild Basin Lodge (Colorado)

Fee: Varies with the selection of venue
Maximum Guest Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Stretched over a grand scenic spot of nearly 13 acres, explore and consider one of the best venues by the mountains for outdoor weddings, the Wild Basin Lodge at Colorado to host your wedding if you are the kind of couple that loves the smell of fresh air and the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. 

Wild Basin Lodge has an expert on-site team who you can trust and depend on with a number of site options to choose from. Be it the calming St. Vrain River or the mighty Mount Meeker and Longs Peak, celebrate the love that you share and tie the knot amongst your loved ones. The former is available to host your wedding during the summer and fall seasons while the latter is available for all your winter endeavors. 

Bernardus Lodge & Spa (California)

Fee: Varies with the selection of packages
Maximum Guest Capacity: Up to 20-200 guests

One word surmises Bernardus Lodge & Spa, California. Luxurious. This beautiful lodging and stay is a retreat for both body and soul because it is intricately wine country-themed.  With its enchanting villas and suits, it speaks for its warm and relaxed elegance and is a perfect emulation of both traditional as well as modern or contemporary beauty. 

It has a number of wedding venues such as Wedding Garden with beautifully tailored rose bushes, Meritage Ballroom which is a two-acre landscaped area, Harvest Room with an abundant natural light setting, and three more. It hosts weddings from January to March in addition to the month of December in a year. It will cost you a little extra during the weekends (Friday-Sunday).


What I have tried to do here in this article is to provide you with a number of mountainside wedding locations whose booking expenses vary quite extensively. I understand that many couples feel differently about how much to spend at their weddings and therefore, we have listed out the above-mentioned options very carefully. 

Please consider reaching out to them as a couple and ask them to show you around virtually to get the lay of the land.  It is usually advisable to take notes on all the wedding packages available with them and get a detailed account of all that is included and most important of all, what is excluded. 

This way you remain immune from injuring yourself with a mental shock later or during weddings. Weddings are busy times and I am sure you do not want to be overly burdened with unexpected expenses on your special day!

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