Montana Says ‘I Do’

The state makes a case for destination weddings

By: By Sarah Zarrabi

For couples seeking to exchange their vows in the great outdoors, a destination wedding set in Montana’s Flathead Valley offers an idyllic locale. Here, scenic panoramas of natural beauty meet with the practical expertise of the region’s service and event-planning industry to provide nature-lovers with a wedding experience that can be both memorable and unique.

Over the past several years, the destination-wedding sector of Flathead Valley has expanded to meet growing demand and has reinvigorated the region’s thriving service industry. Couples’ top picks for wedding venues in Flathead Valley include BruMar Estates in BigFork and Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish.

BruMar Estates boasts a full-service wedding-coordination team, a newly built luxury log lodge and offers an outdoor garden as an ideal reception area. Bar W Guest Ranch is popular among couples as it provides a variety of unique services to wedding parties — Bar W can even arrange for the wedding party to arrive at the ceremony on a horse-drawn wagon.

Both venues seek to provide comfort and elegance while preserving the Western flair and organic essence of the great outdoors of Montana.

Indeed, the natural vacation-like quality of a destination wedding in Flathead Valley has drawn many couples to the region for their “I dos.” Located at the gateway to Montana’s Glacier National Park, Flathead Valley features a variety of outdoor activities and exquisite views to be enjoyed by the couple and their guests.


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