4 Amazing Ranch Wedding Venues
These rustic venue ideas in North America all have gorgeous views, luxurious lodging, and activities galore.
Lone Mountain Ranch
Big Sky, Montana
If you have your heart set on a winter wedding, consider this 160-acre resort just north of Yellowstone National Park, where you can get hitched in a wooden lantern-lit venue, with partygoers arriving on horse-drawn sleighs. (Alternatively, a summer ceremony could take place in a wildflower meadow or on a ridge overlooking the property.) And with seasonal activities like snowshoeing, skiing, fly fishing, and hiking, your guests will have no need-and very little desire-to leave. at night, everyone can cozy up in one of 24 stove-warmed cabins.
The Details: Venue rental from $1,800, reception rates from $39 per person, and room rates from $189 per person a night, lonemountainranch.com.
The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
This 10,500-acre dude ranch feels far from civilization, but it's only 30 minutes from Santa Barbara. Guests can ride horses before watching you wed on a terrace with mountain views or in the sunlit Sycamore Room. As for its 73 suites, expect Southwestern prints and wood-burning fireplaces. Add some local flavor to welcome bags with The Alisal's pancake mix ($6, right).
The Details: Venue rental from $1,500, reception rates from $75 per person, and room rates from $525 a night, alisal.com.
The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch
It's no wonder Girls star Allison Williams chose this working cattle ranch for her recent nuptials: Hidden away between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges, it combines absolute privacy with wide-open spaces (and the chance to try skeet and clay pigeon shooting). Hold a ceremony for up to 150 in the stone amphitheater before moving inside to the log-barn dance hall. And nothing will get your wedding party into the Western spirit like the property's custom belt buckles ($70, left).
The Details: Three-day wedding packages from $700 per person a night, all inclusive, brushcreekranch.com.
Hacienda De San Antonio
Verdant grounds set a romantic mood at this 125-year-old peony-pink hacienda, where days can be spent horseback riding and bird-watching. Fiestas start in the formal garden and end in a torch-lit courtyard, complete with a mariachi band and a signature cocktail, made with the property's own mango liqueur (right). NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon and model Ingrid Vandebosch booked all 25 rooms for their wedding.
The Details: Venue rental from $6,000, reception rates from $145 per person, and rooms from $697 a night, haciendadesanantonio.com