Guest post by wedding photographer, Melissa Days.
As a wedding photographer I am always on the lookout for dramatic landscapes and gorgeous lighting. Lucky for us, the Methow Valley provides both of these thanks to the stunning views of the North Cascade mountains.
Here are three of my favorite romantic wedding venues in the Methow Valley, ideal for any couple looking to begin their love story in the mountains.
Sun Mountain definitely lives up to its slogan as being a destination for all seasons. Whether you prefer getting married among the sprawling mountain meadows full of wildflowers in the spring, or in a winter wonderland with a fresh blanket of snow and epic white capped mountain peaks. Sun Mountain offers a truly unique experience for every adventurous wedding couple.
Many couples take advantage of having their ceremony on Sun Mountain’s Bluff. Facing west, this bluff provides sweeping views of the North Cascades, and the perfect lighting for wedding ceremony photos through sunset. Sun Mountain Lodge offers gourmet catering, local vendor partnerships and even has indoor reception space to make your wedding day a breeze.
Whether you’re planning a wedding ceremony in the open meadow with Mount Gardner as your witness, or a family reunion beneath the willow tree, Spring Creek Ranch has something for everyone.
The Ranch House, the pillar of Spring Creek Ranch, is surrounded by an expansive gorgeously manicured lawn perfect for even the largest of wedding parties. A short distance from the Ranch House, past the historic barn and rustic wooden bridge, is the Methow River. A fantastic location for wedding portraits and relaxing in a hammock.
Spring Creek Ranch is the perfect place for a wedding full of romance. As the evening unwinds you and your guests will dance the night away under a blanket of stars.
The DIYers dream. Let the mountains and forests be your venue, no decorating required. Albeit there are no amenities, but saying “I do” on a mountain peak or sprawling meadow is truly an unforgettable and dramatic wedding experience. From Goat Peak’s soaring mountain and valley views, to Falls Creek’s powerful waterfall, you have endless options on how to shape the ideal backdrop for your wedding. Hiking shoes and picnic baskets are required.
Melissa Days is an acclaimed local wedding photographer who is currently booking for the 2020 wedding season.
Below, you can find more event venues available to rent for your wedding, conference, reunion, or other gathering.