As you begin wedding planning, finding the perfect venue and honeymoon probably top your list. Why not make your wedding and honeymoon an all-in-one experience? From luxurious guest ranches to rustic chapels, Wyoming’s wedding venues fit every couple’s price point and style. While there are hundreds of stunning locations throughout the state to host your big day, these seven venues are a selection of what Wyoming has to offer.
1. Diamond Cross Ranch – Jackson
Recognized as one of the best Wyoming wedding venues by the prominent wedding planning website, The Knot, Diamond Cross Ranch is where old west meets pure elegance. Family-owned and-operated, Diamond Cross Ranch offers an unobstructed view of the Grand Teton Mountains as the ceremony backdrop and adds a signature horse release during the “I Do’s.” Every aspect of Diamond Cross makes for a picture-perfect moment that you’ll cherish forever.
Must-See: Make it a long weekend and take your guests to Grand Teton National Park, just a 5 minute drive from Diamond Cross Ranch. Guided tours are available throughout the year to learn about the local history, geology, wildlife and to see the best views the park has to offer.
2. Brush Creek Ranch – Saratoga
Nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and Medicine Bow National Forest, Brush Creek Ranch is an all-inclusive luxury resort that makes for the perfect storybook wedding. Brush Creek Ranch offers remarkable wedding packages to make your big day seamless. With a wide-range of indoor and outdoor space for your ceremony and reception, exclusive gourmet dining and daily ranch activities, Brush Creek Ranch will surely impress your guests and bring an unforgettable experience.
Must-See: Take the short drive to the charming western town of Saratoga, known for its natural hot springs. Relax and recharge at Saratoga Hot Springs Resort, one of Wyoming’s premier hot spring destinations with a 70-foot hot spring pool and five private teepee-covered soaking pools.
3. Little America Hotel & Resort – Cheyenne
Located in the heart of Wyoming’s Capital City, Little America Hotel & Resort exudes western elegance with its grand ballrooms and cozy accommodations. As Cheyenne’s only resort, Little America provides everything you need for your ceremony and reception with an onsite event planner to ensure your special day is a dream come true. With 38,000 square feet of event and meeting space, Little America is the perfect venue for couples looking to have a large celebration.
Must-See: If you are looking to plan your wedding in the latter part of July, be sure to attend Cheyenne Frontier Days, the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration. Held during the last 10 days of July, Cheyenne Frontier Days brings daily rodeos, nightly star-studded concerts, parades, Native American performances and much more.
4. Star Valley Lodge – Afton
Sitting on the edge of Bridger-Teton National Forest, Star Valley Lodge is an affordable, charming location for a small ceremony with family and friends. Make it a weekend retreat with your guests and rent the property’s main lodge and guesthouse that accommodates up to 20 people. Whether you’re looking for a winter or summer wedding, Star Valley Lodge brings endless opportunities for outdoor adventure, including nearby hiking, golfing, cross country skiing and even glamping.
Must-See: Take a day trip to the small town of Afton, home to the world’s largest Elk Antler Arch. Once you get your photo op with the largest Elk Antler Arch, take the beautiful 15-minute drive to Intermittent Springs, one of only three springs in the world to start and stop every several minutes, also known as a rhythmic spring.
5. Buffalo Bill Center of the West – Cody
If your looking for a less traditional wedding venue, you may be surprised to know the Buffalo Bill Center of the West hosts ceremonies and receptions throughout its five award-winning, western museums. Whether you say your “I Do’s” under timeless western art in the Whitney Art Museum or under the bronze statue of Buffalo Bill surrounded by mountain views, there’s no shortage of awe-inspiring backdrops at the Center of the West.
Must-See: While the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is a destination in itself, the town of Cody holds many western adventures. Located 50-miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park, Cody embodies the spirit of the Wild West with nightly summer rodeos, gun fight reenactments and a preserved Old Trail Town.
6. The Golf Club at Devils Tower – Hulett
Just 16-minutes northeast of Devils Tower National Monument is The Golf Club, a stunning 18-hole course specializing in weddings and events. The Golf Club offers indoor and outdoor ceremonies accommodating up to 150 people and reception space with a private bar, an outdoor terrace overlooking Wyoming’s breathtaking landscape and onsite catering from the club’s 77 Steakhouse & Saloon.
Must-See: Be sure to take your guests to the country’s first national monument, Devils Tower, for a quick hike or if you’re feeling real adventurous, rock climbing. Devils Tower is a jaw-dropping geological feature overlooking Wyoming’s high plains and Black Hills. After dark, Devils Tower becomes the best spot for stargazing with little to no light pollution in the area.
7. The Ucross Chapel – Ucross
Architecturally inspired by a New Zealand chapel, the Ucross Chapel was built from repurposed and reclaimed material, including the exterior stones from 1800’s homestead structures. For couples with a smaller wedding party and looking to tie-the-knot in an intimate setting, Ucross Chapel is your spot. Surrounded by forestry and blooming wildflowers on a 20,000 acre working ranch, Ucross Chapel makes for the most magical, yet serene wedding.
Must-See: Not far from Ucross is Sheridan, a contemporary town filled with rich, western history. Sheridan is known for its vibrant downtown, culinary delights, and limitless outdoor adventure near the Bighorn Mountains. Be sure to stay at the Historic Sheridan Inn, where Ernest Hemingway once spent time writing, A Farewell to Arms.