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Top 5 Mountain Venues with Rustic Charm and Panoramic Views

Let's take a virtual tour and see some breath taking venues that are set on mountains throughout the world.

First up is the lovely SpringHill Pavilion:


The Horse Whisperer

This gorgeous venue is located in the Big Sky Country of Belgade, Montana. When you arrive, you can feel the ambiance that inspired Robert Redford to film one of the most romantic scenes in "The Horse Whisperer."  Ross Peak adds the perfect backdrop to your wedding photos and the historic charactor of Springhill will leave everyone with lasting memories.  Many happy couples have shared in wedded bliss throught the 130 years that this Pavilion has stood. Many recreate the dance scence from the movie "The Horse Whisperer" on the dance floor as it looks much like it did even then.


The Pavilion

The Pavilion sits at an elevation of 5,400 feet
with one of the higher altitude views of the Gallatin Valley spread out below. The sunsets are spectacular as you look to the west from the original town site of Springhill. The owners, Chum and Sally Howe  are happy to take you and your wedding planner on a tour to get a feel of what could be your perfect wedding location. Spring Hill Pavillion was selected one  of Bride Magazine's top ten wedding locales in the country and have been Gallatin Valley's choice venue for over a century! What an accomplishment for this venue and all the charm that is made of. The mountain peaks surrounding you and your guest will leave you amazed. If you are looking for the romantic mountain theme, this is your venue!  Contact the sweet owners today:  406-586-8884


Venue Information:

8360 Springhill Community Road Belgrade, Mt. 59714

Photography:  Melanie Nashan &  Eye in the Sky Photography

Next, we will travel to Allenspark, Colorado, where you will discover the Wild Basin Lodge.

This lodge rests along the border of Rocky Mountain National Park, with breath taking views of Mount Copeland, Mount Meeker and the St. Vrain River. The atmosphere is peaceful, romantic, and rustic. The scenary gives you and your guest the majestic setting you are looking for in the Rocky Mountains, along with some peaceful rivers that you can hear flowing freely. Couples are able to feel that this venue was made just for them on their wedding day. At Wild Basin Lodge, the staff make sure each element of your wedding goes as planned. An event coordinator will assist you at your rehearsal, coordinate your ceremony and your vendors the day of your wedding.

About the Owners:

Two engineers fell in love and decided to get married. They had dreams of building a business together, so that is what they did at the Wild Basin Lodge. They created an atmosphere of peace and calmness that they so desired for every couple. They understand what it is like to be stressed with wedding plans, so they built a business that allows them to walk through the process with each couple to meet their individual needs. They believe that "no two weddings are alike" so you get the sense that this is your very own venue the day of your wedding. It offers a small family feel that many couples desire and the owners are able to invest in personal relationships that create lasting memories.  They also make sure that weddings can be set for all seasons. No need to worry about snow or rain, this venue can accomodate it all!



Contact today to start planning your 2019 or 2020 wedding as dates are still available:


1130 County Rd., 84 West
Allenspark, Colorado 80510
Phone:  (303)747-2274  (BASIN)
Fax: (303) 747-2120

Photography: By ePix

Let's head on over to the Mounatins of North Carolina to discover Hawkesdene.

Bed and Breakfast Inn

Hawkesdene first opened as a Bed and Breakfast Inn the year of 1995. It
 began as a 14-bedroom estate on 26 acres has blossomed into what it is today. The current owners, Phil and Rob purchased Hawkesdene in 2002. They knew they had found something special and it has remained at the center of their lives for many years now. Today the estate is spread across 54 acres of beautiful grounds, gardens, pastures with direct access into the Nantahala National Forrest and includes a main house, eleven cottages and an Airstream.



The Charm

Hawkesdene has made many couples happy and their dreams came true with the romantic mountain setting. The outdoors air, the cool breeze and the gorgeous landscape gives each wedding such beauty and serenity. The staff also work along side the bride and groom to accomodate thier needs and desires. Located in Andrews, North Carolina, each guest is also taken care of as this venue ensures that everyone will enjoy their stay. With cottages and studios, your style can be met and with wedding planning, every detail is taken care of. This is where you will live "Happily Ever After."


Contact Hawkesdene today:

381 Phillips Creek Road.
Andrews, NC 28901
Photography: Jenni Chandler 
(others not listed)

Cold outside, yet want a cozy venue? Head over to Artic Valley Lodge in Anchorage, Alaska!

Artic Valley & Alpenglow Lodge

This lodge is two stories and has many large windows allowing for incredible mountain views overlooking Anchorage. There is a large lawn in front of the lodge for outdoor ceremonies  as well as additional views of the Chugach range, the chairlift is also available to rent (weather permitting). The Lodge is also able to accomade up to 500 guests and is open for wedding celebrations from Memorial Day weekend through September.




Alpenglow Lodge offers many packages to accomodate your budget and needs. From a weekend wedding bash to a one day party, this lodge is able to help you have the wedding of your dreams right in the breath taking Alaska. Couples from all over the world have experienced the scenary and romance when celebraing here. This Lodge also serves as a ski resort in the winter months, so if you desire an elopment to the mountains, this would be an ideal place!


Contact Alpenglow Lodge to reserve your date for 2019!

PO Box 200546 Anchorage, AK 99520-0546 
Lodge: 907-428-1269
  Chugach Peaks Photography  

Our last stop: The Fairmont Banff Springs, Canada.

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After begins with a wedding at the Fairmont Banff Springs. Set amid the backdrop of the majestic mountains, the Fairmont Banff Springs is Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies” and premiere venue for Banff weddings. From the grandeur of Mt. Stephen Hall to the elegance of the Cascade Ballroom to the intimacy of the Ivor Petrak Room and sweeping mountain views from the Garden Terrace, let the Fairmont Banff Springs be part of your walk down the aisle, your first dance and your happily ever after. 



This Rocky Mountain resort offers stunning vistas, the renowned Willow Stream Spa, a championship golf course, extraordinary skiing and an endless array of summer and winter activities. From serene to extreme, there are activities for all manner of guests. Everyone feels at home when experiencing The Fairmont Banff Springs as you are treated like family. When chosing to have a destination wedding, every guest is also able to create lasting memories with friends and family. The bride and groom are also able to have the wedding of their dreams as the staff makes sure everything is completed and perfect for each ceremony. With the luxury of the resort but also the beauty of the mountains, this makes a perfect wedding or romantic honeymoon.


Call today to reserve your special date or occasion!



405 Spray Avenue 
Alberta, Canada 

TEL + 1 403 762 2211 
FAX + 403 762 5755 

 Photography: Justine Milton Photography

We hope this gave you some ideas if you are planning a mountain themed wedding in your near future!
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