Winter weddings are becoming more popular than ever, thanks to a travel industry that has embraced the cold and snowy season as an opportunity to cater to couples who would like a backdrop of white and a bit of holiday style flair for saying their vows. The winter holiday atmosphere makes this a cozy and appealing option.
Top 5 Romantic winter wedding destinations
We have found five romantic destinations for couples who would like to hold their nuptials during the winter months. Read on the discover these magical venues.
There are more and more websites cropping up that offer ideas for creative winter wedding ideas, and bridal magazines and sites like Honey Wed are increasingly publishing articles pertaining to winter weddings.
1. Lough Rynn Castle Estate And Gardens
Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Gardens is a stunning Victorian manor situated in Mohill, Ireland on the shores of Lough Rynn. This beautiful lakefront setting is ideal for a magical winter wedding. The 19th-century castle can host wedding receptions for up to 320 guests. During the months of November, January, February, and March, the facility offers a winter wonderland wedding package that includes an arrival reception with warm beverages and mince pies, a five-course meal, an evening buffet, a slip of house wine for each guest, and two complimentary rooms in addition to the Bride’s Suite.
The Castle features fireplaces, candlelight, and magnificent private walled gardens that make for a picture perfect Winter wedding. For the ceremony itself, Lough Rynn Castle is registered to host both humanist services and civil ceremonies, and their competent wedding team will be happy to help you find a registrar for your nuptials.
2. The Swedish Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
For a small gathering of close friends and family, The Swedish Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi is one of the most unique and unforgettable wedding venues you could choose. Nothing could really top the photo opportunities of saying your vows in an elaborate chapel made entirely out of ice. Wrapped in warm furs, you and your partner will be wed in front of an altar fashioned out of ice, with your guests sitting on benches of ice. You can even spend your wedding night on a bed of ice inside the ice hotel, or if you prefer something a little cozier, you can choose a warmer option and stay in a Nordic chalet.
The restaurant at the Ice Hotel features delicacies like Arctic Char, Kalix Bleak Roe, and wild berries, Prepared by a Michelin-trained Chef, your dinner will be served in elegant fashion at tables featuring ice sculptures. There are plenty of one of a kind activities here as well like ice sculpting classes and sled dog tours Northern Sweden is a perfect place to view the Northern Lights so you may even get the chance to see the stunning aurora borealis together. A wedding planner on staff can help you create the ideal Arctic wedding.
3. The Inn at Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield Vermont, USA
The Inn at Round Barn is located in historic and charming Waitsfield Vermont. The location offers the perfect backdrop for a winter wedding. Situated in the Mad River Valley, this picturesque property features twelve luxurious guest rooms and a restored round barn that can accommodate up to 200 guests. The hayloft and milking parlor levels of the barn can be arranged to create a gorgeous winter wonderland for buffets or sit down dinners. And after your wedding, you can stay in a beautiful bridal suite, and wake up to a view of snow-capped mountains and a delicious New England breakfast.
While the venue only offers 12 guest room, the surrounding Mad River Valley has lodges, inns and hotels within a ten-mile radius that can be recommended for out of town guests. The town caters to winter travelers, and the inn offers ski packages for nearby Sugarbush of Mad River Glen. New England Travel Magazine gave the Inn a "Best Winter Retreat" award. For couples passionate about snow sports, the romantic Inn at round barn offers the best of both worlds in this idyllic setting.
4. Teton Springs Lodge Victor, Idaho
Surrounded by the Teton & Big Hole Mountain Ranges, Teton Springs Lodge and Spa is an impressive 780-acre retreat that is perfect for a destination wedding. It has been named the #1 Hotel in the State of Idaho by US News and World Report for five straight years, and a full suite of amenities and world-class services will ensure that you can plan the winter wedding of your dreams. During the winter month, you have your choice of utilizing the Snake River Room, Headwaters Grill Restaurant, or for a more intimate wedding, you can rent a private mountain log cabin.
There are over 50 suites and guest rooms in the main lodge as well as private three to five bedroom log cabins available for rent. Guest rooms and suites in the main lodge, as well as a collection of three, four, and five bedroom log cabin homes. Guests at the resort have access to all of its first class amenities like a wine cafe, the largest heated pool in the region, hot tubs, poolside service, two bars, a restaurant and more. You will be provided with an events specialist and a catering manager to help you plan an unforgettable winter wedding.
5. Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid New York
Whiteface Lodge is Lake Placid's premier destination located within the six-million-acre Adirondack Park in Upstate New York. The lodge was built to resemble a classic 19th retreat, complete with wood beams, cast iron fireplaces, and cozy woodland appeal. The venue is ideal for magical winter weddings and provides a rustic, yet elegant backdrop for both receptions and ceremonies.
A wedding coordinator and a banquet captain will assist you in planning every detail to make sure that your wedding is unforgettable. Wedding packages are available and include a luxurious bridal suite, complimentary menu tasting, and more. The lodge has activities for families and individuals that will keep all your guests entertained including a movie theater, bowling alley and outdoor skating rink where some couples have chosen to exchange vows.