4 Amazing Ranch Wedding Venues
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
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