Montana Wedding Planning: Ultimate Wedding Venues in the Gallatin Valley

Whether you’re a Montana local or a world traveler, it’s no secret that the Gallatin Valley is a picturesque venue for your special wedding day.

Snow-capped mountains, crimson sunsets, and the proximity to Yellowstone National Park make the Gallatin Valley the perfect jumping-off-point for the next chapter of your life.

 

Bridger Bowl Ski Area

Wedding at Bridger Bowl near Bozeman Montana

I know what you're thinking: "Bridger Bowl does weddings?" When the ski hill closes, the snow melts away and a new rush of white appears on the mountain - the bride! 

Bridger Bowl does weddings, and they do them well. Equipped with two lodges, Bridger Bowl can host up to 200 guests for outdoor (or indoor) ceremonies and receptions from June through September, all under the watch of the Bridger Mountain Range. Bridger Bowl is a full service venue, with the ability to cater an event of any size and type. 

Capacity: 

Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Budget:

The average wedding cost at Bridger Bowl is estimated at between $5,450 and $7,467 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Bridger Bowl Wedding Testimonial

Rockin' TJ Ranch

Rockin' TJ Ranch Wedding

 

Looking for more of a ranching theme? The Gallatin Valley has that too. Rockin' TJ Ranch is a year-round full-service wedding venue, with indoor and outdoor event options. Share your vows under the shade of the cottonwoods, or dance the night away in the extravagant, timber-framed Grand Hall inside the rustic barn.

Capacity:

Max Indoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 300 guests

Budget:

The average wedding cost at Rockin' TJ Ranch is estimated at between $9,978 and $21,382 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Rockin' TJ Ranch Wedding Review

The Baxter Hotel

Wedding at the Baxter Hotel

Standing proud in the skyline of historic downtown Bozeman, Montana, since 1929, the Baxter Hotel is an ideal location for weddings large or small, modern, or classic. With so many options in the downtown location and no limit to space on the gorgeous Baxter Ranch, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in a wedding venue with the Baxter Hotel.

Capacity: 

Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Budget: 

The average wedding cost at The Baxter is estimated at between $7,920 and $13,330 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Baxter Hotel Wedding Review

 

The Round Barn at Headwaters Hops Ranch

The Round Barn at Headwaters Hops Ranch

The Round Barn at Headwaters Hops Farm promises hand-milled and rough-sawn lumber, gorgeous tree trunk beams, and a windowed vaulted ceiling that together create a truly spectacular 5,000 plus square-foot space for your special wedding day. A 3,300 square-foot covered veranda surrounds the building and is perfect for mingling - rain or shine. Indoor and outdoor bars can be fully stocked to meet your personal wishes.

Pond-side, wooded, and pavilion ceremony spaces offer stunning views of the ranch and Missouri River Valley. The extraordinary Round Barn is situated on 500 beautiful acres in the Clarkston Valley surrounded by the Horseshoe Hills Mountains. The barn is situated at the start of the Missouri river, where the Madison, Jefferson, and Gallatin rivers meet.

Round Barn Wedding Destination

 The Round Barn will be complete in April 2018.

Capacity:

Up to 300 guests

Budget: 

The average wedding cost at The Round Barn at Headwaters Hops Ranch for a Saturday night is $6,800 for 100 guests.

Round Barn Wedding Venue

 

There are countless fantastic venues in the Gallatin Valley - go find some yourself!

 

 

By Zach Altman

 

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