Montana Wedding Venues | A Complete Guide of 50+ Venues
Montana has it all when it comes to gorgeous wedding venues with stunning mountain landscapes, scenic lakes, and rumbling rivers. There are so many great venues to choose from and choosing the one that fits your wedding best can be overwhelming. You will want to look at which venues have accommodations, what their maximum capacity is and compare it with your guest count, and know the distance from the airport for your out of town guests. We have combed through our years of experience and reached out to our Montana wedding venue owner friends to get you the most complete information to make your decision.
Montana has some of the best wedding venues in the country. From historical estates with amazing views to ranches speckled with wildflowers and mountain views, there is something for every bride searching for their perfect Montana wedding venue. Choosing your venue will help you move forward with so many other planning steps of your wedding. After you choose your venue, you can narrow down your wedding style, wedding colors, dress, and especially how many guests will be invited. Your venue style will carry over to your wedding day decor. If you choose a rustic western ranch for your wedding, you will be decorating to fit the background. If you choose a more modern or European style venue, you're minimalistic style decor will match.
Venues (and photographers) book up extremely fast, often more than 12 months away from your date. Peak summer Saturdays are often the first to get booked up. If you have the flexibility to choose a Sunday or weekday for your wedding, you will often have more choices on your venue. You can also choose your day to be in the shoulder months of October-May for more open Saturdays.
Since this is also an important time to look for a photographer, we can help you with Top 6 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer. Photographers are one of the first vendors to book up, often booking up to 12 months in advance.
Montana Wedding Venues
BOZEMAN WEDDING VENUES
Headwaters Ranch is a new Bozeman area venue located northwest of Bozeman. Their main wedding venue is a unique, round, barn that can accommodate up to 500 guests. They offer luxury cabins, glamping tents and vintage campers as accommodations for your guests. Catering with locally sourced ingredients is offered on site. If you’re looking for the all inclusive experience, look no further.
Foster Creek Farm sits on acres of land with gorgeous mountain views. The modern white barn with window wall makes this barn venue much more than “just” a barn. Glamping tents are available on site for adventurous guest accommodation. There are two estate houses on the property that can fit 11 guests in one and 11 guests in the other, making these the perfect places for wedding party and family accommodations. Of all the wedding venues near Bozeman, Foster Creek can offer a unique wedding experience.
The Ponds at Dry Creek features a big top tent situated next to a pond and fountains. Offering 3500 square feet of indoor/outdoor space, The Pond at Dry Creek can host a large wedding in the pavilion or outdoors on the deck. This is one of the Montana wedding venues with lodging. Three cabins can host your guests while you get ready in the bridal room. The venue offers tranquility and a rustic charm.
The Woodlands at Cottonwood Canyon is a very well established venue in Bozeman. An aspen grove and acres of land in the forest is their primary ceremony location. Their reception venue is an open format, banquet hall that can seat 200 guests. The getting ready rooms gives you and your wedding party room to get dressed and the honeymoon cabin gives the newlyweds a place to stay. Tables, Chairs and benches are included in their packages. Other decor items are available on site.
Firelight Farm is a 100 year old barn that holds a lot of history and rustic Montana charm while also offering beautiful, modern amenities like wooden farm- style dinner tables & chairs and a luxury bridal suite & groom’s silo. This two- story barn can accommodate up to 200 guests and is a Montana wedding venue near Bozeman.
For years people have driven out to see Lazy B Farm in the heart of Big Sky Country, offering panoramic views of the Gallatin valley. Lazy B Farm has become one of Montana’s premiere wedding venues, offering many on- site vendor options for simplifying your day. You can choose to hold your ceremony outside or inside their lovely, historic barn. There is a one bedroom guest house for rent on site but Bozeman is conveniently located only a few minutes away to accommodate guest lodging. The Lazy B continues to attract a wide group of people who enjoy its hospitality and relaxed country atmosphere.
PARADISE VALLEY WEDDING VENUES
Hands down one of our favorite Montana wedding venues is Sage Lodge! A luxury resort nestled in the heart of Paradise Valley, Sage Lodge is perfect for intimate celebrations or receptions up to 120 guests. Boasting 3 venue spaces both indoor & outdoors, across their sprawling property, Sage Lodge will work with you to create an entire itinerary for a full weekend of celebrations from a Welcome Reception to send off brunch. With many activities to choose from, Sage Lodge is the ultimate Montana destination wedding experience. This is one of the Montana wedding venues with lodging for your guests.
Just South of Livingston, the O’Hair Ranch Lodge is privately situated on a 15,000-acre working cattle ranch and the Yellowstone River. A backyard wedding tent, peeking over the Absaroka Range offers dramatic sunsets and the most picturesque backdrop location for your ceremony or first dance. A private, 4 bedroom home on the property can be rented out for overnight accommodations. All vendors would need to be self- arranged but this provides you a great opportunity to completely customize your wedding day!
A four season wedding destination, Chico Hot Springs is one of Montana’s most popular wedding venues! Chico’s attentive staff, onsite accommodations and many options for small or large weddings, make Chico Hot Springs a wonderful option for celebrations of any size. The Historic Main Lodge and large lawn, overlooking Emigrant Peak can accommodate weddings up to 180 guests, where the Wine Cellar and Garden Pavilion is available for more intimate affairs.. Chico Hot Springs’ many options for planning, accommodations and catering make this venue a great option for brides who like options! See more from this real Chico Hot Springs Wedding.
An exquisite setting for destination weddings, Yellowstone Valley Lodge offers an experienced team ready to assist you with event rentals and entertainment booking, onsite accommodations and delectable gourmet fare. Exchange your vows in an unforgettable ceremony amidst majestic peaks, peaceful riverbanks, and fresh mountain air and finish out the weekend with some of the richest fly- fishing on the Yellowstone River or quick hop, skip and jump to Yellowstone National Park.
Located in the heart of Yellowstone country, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch has topped the list of the nation’s upscale guest ranch resorts. The guest ranch is nestled within more than 8,000 acres of beautiful, rugged Montana wilderness and is perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings. The lodge can accommodate up to 70 people, their newly-constructed conference center with a grand view of Emigrant Peak can accommodate up to 40 and their cozy historic cabin is perfect for gatherings of 20-30. With fine dining and many different activities offered onsite Mountain Sky Ranch is the perfect luxury Montana destination wedding venue. This is one of the Montana wedding venues with lodging.
The Yellowstone House is an 1870's restored log home on 20 private acres on the Yellowstone River. Small, private, and intimate are words that come to mind when you view this property. The 5 bedroom 3 bath fishing cabin sleeps up to 12 and their event barn with covered porch can comfortably hold up to 60. Enjoy fishing, hiking and rafting just steps from the house. Less than an hour from Bozeman's airport, but far enough to hear the coyotes sing every night.
This venue is situated along the Yellowstone River and near the base of a particularly rugged and beautiful stretch of the Absaroka Mountains. The ranch consists of over 70 acres including horse grazed pastureland, a large mowed lawn area, an orchard, and river access. The 3 bedroom 2 bath River Cottage onsite can be rented for the weekend. While StoneFlower Event Center is not an all inclusive venue, they offer a list of preferred vendors that will make sure your day turns out just what you imagined.
BIG SKY WEDDING VENUES
Originally named "The Halfway Inn" because of its location halfway between Bozeman and West Yellowstone, the Rainbow Ranch Lodge is set in the spectacular beauty of southwest Montana. Incredible service, accommodations, views and world class cuisine make this all inclusive venue an unparalleled option for local or destination couples. See more from this real wedding.
Located between Big Sky and Yellowstone, 320 guest ranch has a laid back Montana ranch feel but with luxury log cabin accommodations, made-from-scratch, innovative food and activities such as fly-fishing and horseback riding. The stretch of green meadow provides a breathtaking setting for an outdoor ceremony. A large tent can be erected for a laid back barbeque reception or the indoor Banquet Hall, featuring a warm log-cabin aesthetic, can accommodate up to 200 guests. Their on-site event coordinator will help you plan all the details of your day as you choose from an array of first-class services.
Only 40 miles from the Bozeman airport, Lone Mountain Ranch has long been recognized as one of the premier guest ranch resorts in the country. With sweeping views, stunning foliage, and idyllic Western cabins, Lone Mountain Ranch specializes in spectacular Big Sky weddings. The Ranch Hall, a traditional Montana tented event space can hold up to 120 guests. For more intimate affairs, a historic old schoolhouse, BK Cabin or tucked away, North Hall both provide cozy space for events around 40 people. Property buy outs are available and plenty of lodging options for guests make this venue an all inclusive option. Whether you envision an intimate ceremony, a large and luxurious wedding, a formal black tie affair, or western chic nuptials, Lone Mountain Ranch can fit any style.
A full service event venue, The Rockin’ TJ Ranch is a modern farm and banquet hall that can accommodate up to 300. This event space features natural wood beams and an open floor plan. There is a bridal suite and groom hideaway featuring poker tables, corn hole games and coolers with ice for drinks. The intimate yet dramatic event site feels secluded, but is less than six miles from downtown Bozeman and only 10 miles from the Yellowstone International Airport.
A premiere setting for a destination wedding, Moonlight Basin is a full-service wedding venue with both on-site catering and event coordination available. Moonlight Basin offers couples the choice of several different ceremony locations and the Lodge can accommodate up to 200 guests. Plenty of rental homes and on-mountain activities help to make your wedding a weekend full of celebration and adventure. See more from their winter adventure session.
Situated on 88 acres on the Gallatin River, Gallatin River Hideaway offers two options for venues that are both located along a meandering creek amongst the backdrop of gorgeous trees. Each venue offers the use of a unique, tented, gazebo style, pavilion reception space, that can be opened for an outdoor feel, or closed for a cathedral atmosphere. Accommodations on property include 5 creekside cabins and 3 romantic treehouses.
MISSOULA WEDDING VENUES
A sophisticated hideaway on top of a hill, White Raven is carved into mountains overlooking the Clark Fork river. The Venue can accommodate up to 125 guests and gives couples the opportunity to utilize both indoor and outdoor spaces. Hold your celebrations indoors under their high ceiling ballroom with large picturesque windows that showcase stunning views of the Montana hills or take your party outside under the lights and stars to the patio complete with outdoor bar and stone slab dance floor. A modern and elegant on site cabin can be rented for overnight accommodations.
A historic structure with 40 acres of sweeping lawns and exceptional views of the Bitterroot Mountains, The Daly Mansion can provide something different than your typical rustic Montana ranch venues. Renting the Daly Mansion gives you use of the 40x100 foot tent with seating for up to 250 guests and your choice of ceremony location anywhere on the beautifully landscaped grounds. The venue provides 2 hours for a rehearsal the day prior to the ceremony and changing rooms for your wedding party.
The definition of “Montana- chic”, The Barn on Mullen showcases rustic chic furnishings, authentic oversized French doors, and grand chandeliers in their charming wedding barn. This full service venue provides indoor seating for up to 160 guests and outdoor seating for a maximum of 350 guests. There are many touches that create an intimate ambient atmosphere like outdoor string bulb lighting, fire pits, patio heaters and luxurious get ready suites for the bride and groom.
Sky Ridge Ranch boasts a 4800 square foot barn with rustic beams and reclaimed dock wood from Flathead Lake. Aspen groves, grass meadows, a pond, islands and a 1942 Dodge truck loaded with haybales are a few of the endless photo opportunities in this picturesque, 100 acre ranch. Sky Ridge Ranch offers wedding packages designed for 75-100 guests and their partnership with preferred wedding vendors will give you peace of mind knowing you will only be working with the best. See more from a real Sky Ridge Ranch wedding.
The barn at Rugged Horizon offers 3,000 square feet of gathering space, huge barn doors that open up for dancing under the Big Sky, gardens, rolling meadows and breathtaking mountain views. Upstairs you will find a spacious one-bedroom loft apartment that is perfect for getting ready or staying overnight. They rent out table settings, table linens, a ceremony arch, food and beverage service items and many other items to complete your wedding.
The Resort At Paws Up is a luxury guest ranch about 40 minutes north of Missoula. They offer private elopements to weddings of 250 people at different locations all throughout the property. Their wedding knoll is an intimate place for exchanging vows with a view or for an indoor site they offer The Saddle Club or Tack Room. Indoor reception options include the historic Bull Barn. With spacious accommodations, world renown cuisine and more than 70 outdoor adventures to experience together, Paws Up is an all inclusive choice for destination weddings.
A sweet, white, rustic barn located at the bottom of the Mission Mountains, this is the perfect place for a Montana wedding. Offering high ceilings and chandeliers, reclaimed corral-sided walls and huge windows that look right at the mountains, your guests will have so much room to celebrate.
The Ranch at Rock Creek was the world’s first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Dude ranch and they host one of a kind destination weddings and elopements. There are many ceremony and reception options to choose from including a reclaimed wood barn, a glamping style cabin tent, The Den Lawn, The Granite Lodge, The Saloon or the Tack Room. Two daily activities are included in your accommodations and you have the option to buy out the entire property for your stay. On site food and catering is prepared by a world-class culinary team.
Seven Mile Meadows looks just like it is described- meadows that seem to go on for miles. The venue is located in Alberton and has a wooden pavilion style shelter that serves as the dance floor and large white tent for reception celebrations. A small cabin next to a stream serves as a bridal suite for getting ready. The venue has relationships with many top quality vendors that will help you to customize your day.
“Wedding day” turns to “wedding weekend” with Holland Lake Lodge’s two-night, fully customized and coordinated wedding celebration packages. Each wedding package guarantees exclusive use of the front lawn and point area each evening. They provide a full liquor bar; setup and takedown, two-night accommodations for up to 45 guests; and hosting for up to 150 guests per evening. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets, the fresh mountain air over the lake, hikes to the roaring falls, delicious dinners prepared by our chef under the open sky, crackling fires among the stars, and cozy wooden rooms and cabins. Holland Lake Lodge is an all inclusive getaway venue for your wedding weekend.
WHITEFISH WEDDING VENUES
Originally built to become an art gallery, The Venue at Montana 45 is an artisan handcrafted venue located in the Flathead Valley. Built from raw slab lumber and hand cut stacked rockwork, the venue is a truly rustic Montana hideaway. Much of the furniture and decor has also been handcrafted from the owners. Your guests will dine and dance under the Big Sky on an open air dance floor complete with bulb lighting and a stage.
Transport your guests by chairlift or enclosed gondola to the summit of Whitefish Mountain and exchange your vows at 6,817 ft with Glacier National Park as your backdrop. With two options to hold your reception, discounted lodging, and on-mountain activities, Big Mountain Resort provides the perfect venue for slightly more adventurous couples and their families.
Montana’s only AAA Four Diamond-rated resort is The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. The Lodge at Whitefish Lake offers genuine western hospitality, breathtaking scenery at every turn and no shortage of Montana adventures to experience. They have indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception. This full-service resort, also offers hotel rooms, suites, lakefront condominiums and luxury cabins for all of your out of town guests.
The gorgeous, modern, white barn is the perfect place for an indoor event. The views from the ceremony site are absolutely stunning. Your reception space can be a private, bright party with the large wrap around patio looking right at the Swan Mountain Range. Snowline Acres is located just 12 minutes from the Glacier International Airport with plenty of accommodations nearby for out of town guests. Glacier National Park is just 30 minutes away.
Grouse Mountain Lodge combines the stunning Montana wilderness with the architecture and accommodation of a luxury lodge and has the perfect fit for your group any time of the year. They have 9 banquet rooms to accommodate any size wedding, indoor and outdoor ceremony sites and a beautiful outdoor pavilion. They are an all inclusive wedding venue with on-site catering and guest room discounts.
This tranquil setting provides a sense of solace removed from the hustle and bustle of urban life and is an affordable option for brides and grooms looking for a hideaway in the Mountains. There are several ceremony sites to choose from scattered across the grounds and the reception pavilion can accommodate up to 200 guests. Rental packages at Jewel Basin Weddings give you access to two cabins to serve as dressing rooms for you and your wedding party. All-in-all it is an affordable and unforgettable place for a wedding in the mountains.
Positioned on 150 acres of farmland, along the Flathead River, at the end of a dead end road sits a big red barn with wide open glass garage doors. Diamond B Weddings is a truly modern, contemporary elegant venue space. The venue's event staff will work with you to create your one-of-a kind ceremony location choosing from the riverfront, grain field, cottonwood trees or one of the barns that hold up to 300 people. They even have a package to add essential oil diffusion on the day of your event. Diamond B Weddings cuts no corners and is the definition of a luxury wedding venue for those Montana couples that want to spoil their guests on their special day.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK WEDDING VENUES
A beautiful park pavilion wedding venue located in West Glacier, Montana, Glacier Outdoor Weddings can seat up to 200 guests and includes a picturesque ceremony site with the mountains of Glacier National Park in the background. There are 14 modern log cabins and an 8 bedroom lodge for overnight guest accommodations. A multitude of activities such as rafting and fishing are available for a weekend of fun.
Located only 7 miles from the entrance of Glacier National Park, Under Canvas is a unique camp experience venue. These luxury treehouse style and safari inspired glamping tents are equipped with all the amenities, even wood burning stoves. Under Canvas hosts full camp buyouts for groups over 30. If your vision for your wedding is a relaxed, stargazing reception around the campfire, Under Canvas is truly a unique wedding concept!
Glacier Park Lodge is a breathtaking, historic hotel located just outside of Glacier National Park. Glacier Park Lodge is a favorite spot for couples looking for beauty, history and a gorgeous mountain setting. They have indoor and outdoor reception sites and full-service on-site catering and décor options to accommodate banquet dinners and wedding receptions for 20-150 guests
Great Northern is right in the foothills of Glacier National Park. The glamping tents give guests a once in a lifetime experience and the venue can seat up to 200 guests. This Montana wedding venue has great accommodations for all your guests and features a gorgeous view of the mountains from the ceremony site.
If you are thinking about eloping in Glacier National Park, be sure to apply for your permit. Glacier is a really popular tourist destination, so the best time to elope in Glacier is during the week June-September. Crowds can be overwhelming during the weekends. If you want to have even fewer crowds, schedule your ceremony for sunrise or sunset. There is plenty of adventure to be had in Glacier, so be sure to book your elopement photographer before you book your date.
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HELENA WEDDING VENUES
A legendary landmark and once a working cattle ranch, Kleffner Ranch provides an opportunity for year round weddings with 5 different indoor and outdoor venues to choose from. Their spacious stone work barn boasts 10,000 square ft of rustic tongue and groove flooring, a beautiful chandelier and decorative lighting throughout. An old model A truck located on property is a unique photo opportunity that your photographer is sure to love!
Located in one of the most astonishing regions in Montana, Summer Star Ranch is the perfect American West setting to hold your event of up to 250 guests. A glamping tent and rental cabin is located on property and this functioning horse ranch offers professionally guided horse-back tours. They even offer a wide array of rental items, such as cabinets, silverware, plates,glasses, decor, and church pews. Summer Star Ranch is described as city chic meets the wild west.
Located in a high mountain meadow, the historic ranch boasts 900 acres of hunting grounds and is home to an abundant population of elk, deer and other wildlife. 4-R Cattle & Co is open to weddings from the last weekend of June through the first weekend of September. Their on-site wedding coordinator can help you create your perfect outdoor wedding unders Montana’s Big Sky in their open hayfield.
A family owned and operated venue, Cabin Creek Ranch offers a beautiful Montana meadow setting including a fully functional kitchen, beautiful changing quarters for the bridal party, separate “man cave” for the groom and groomsmen, covered pavilion, pig roasting pit, fire pit and dance floor and a romantic overnight guest cabin. The venue even offers hunting packages and overnight camping for your guests. With packages to fit most budgets, convenient payment plans and discounts for teachers, military, EMT and law enforcement, Cabin Creek Ranch is an affordable option for a beautiful Montana wedding.
Nestled in the Boulder Mountains which are part of the Helena National Forest, Grizzly Gardens consists of several buildings constructed to replicate a rustic western town.An apartment on-site can be used as a bridal suite or housing for out of town guests. The 'Dining Hall' provides indoor seating for up to 80 people and additional seating is available outside.
RED LODGE WEDDING VENUES
Venue 406 is an outdoor event center that consists of a large, open ceremony space with a stunning view of the Beartooth Mountains. Their cathedral style outdoor tent can easily accommodate up to 200 guests for sit down or buffet style meals.
Montana Wildflower Weddings is a sweet little venue set amid the natural beauty of lush green meadows, vibrant flower gardens, and a panoramic view of the mountains. Montana Wildflower weddings offers professional consultants to help plan your dream wedding. Their Modvintique decor collection is available for rental featuring a curated collection of pieces that will add that special touch on your wedding day. A 3 level home onsite can accommodate up to 10 guests for overnight rentals.
Quaken Aspen Ranch is a boutique, all- inclusive wedding venue that specializes in 2-5 day celebrations. On site accommodations include glamping cabins and a Lodge. Quaking Aspen Ranch allows couples to host custom tailored celebrations with round the clock food & beverages, adventure, and relaxation for up to 105 guests.
The Cottonwood Resort is a fully customizable event venue and accommodations located on a scenic Montana ranch. They offer indoor or outdoor spaces for your ceremony and reception. The venue's overnight facilities can accommodate up to 600 guests. A beautiful house on site comfortably sleeps 16 and also doubles as an on-location bridal preparation site. Their equestrian center hosts events like barrel racing, roping and rock & country music concerts.