Best Wedding Venues in Bozeman

Firelight Farm, Photo by Danielle Lopez Photo

 

Bozeman has become a sought-after wedding location, with new venues coming online to meet the demand. It’s easy to understand why, with rafting, hiking, skiing, fishing, and Yellowstone National Park just out the back door, guests can enjoy days of adventure interspersed with wedding activities and celebrations.

 

Summers are the busiest, so if that’s your ideal time frame, book as early as possible. However, fall and winter are also beautiful times of the year, with fewer reservations and visitors to the area. It’s quiet and gorgeous.

 

Most offer indoor and outdoor options and accommodate rehearsal dinners, receptions, and other gatherings. In addition, some venues provide wedding planning, and most have preferred vendors they work with, such as caterers, florists, and photographers, making planning from afar much easier. Tip: check lodging availability before booking your venue; accommodations can sell out quickly!

 

We’ve compiled a list of some of our top venues, from rustic Western to classic European designs. But, of course, a wedding in Bozeman is one the whole wedding party will remember!

 

Hart Ranch Wedding and Events

This 50-acre homestead in Gallatin Gateway outside Bozeman has indoor and outdoor spaces and an open-air chapel with the Spanish Peaks framed in the background. The venue can accommodate up to 300 guests with the Roundup Bar and Big Sky Room for dining and socializing. In addition, the property includes a bridal suite, lawn games, a fire pit, and a horse-drawn carriage for rides around the ranch to get those golden-hour photos.

 

The Chateau, Montana Event Center

The European architecture with thick stucco and stone walls, heavy beams, and iron chandeliers is nothing short of romantic. The 40-acre property is on a conservation easement with Hyalite Creek running through. Towering cottonwood trees surround gardens and ceremony areas with a large play area, bridal suite, and groomsman hideout. Surround sound compatible with iPhone, wireless microphone and dropdown screen and projector.

 

Hardscrabble Ranch, Bozeman, Montana

 

Hardscrabble Ranch

Ross Peak in the Bridger Mountain Range becomes the backdrop for weddings at Hardscrabble. With a sprawling front lawn, (and a big barn in case of inclement weather), 75 acres and enough space to accommodate 300 guests, this ranch tends to host gatherings that become part reunion, part celebration. The barn has accommodations for 24 guests, plus two large kitchens, and a large common area for dining, dancing or gathering. Included in the standard price are wedding arches, ceremony seating, tables, chairs and simple place settings for 150 people. 

 

Rockin TJ Ranch

Expansive open meadows with views of the Bridger Mountains are just six miles from downtown Bozeman, yet they feel secluded. Indoor and outdoor options with full-service planning, staff, and on-site catering available. All-inclusive packages are great for destination weddings and include bartenders, reception managers, setup, breakdown, and menu tasting. There is also a Bridal salon, plus an outdoor patio and bar.

 

Firelight Farm

This historic 2-story, 100-year-old barn has been completely renovated into a modern design with Montana charm. The venue accommodates 200 guests with food truck hookups, a caterer’s kitchen, a bar, and a propane fire pit. A luxury bridal suite and groom’s silo are available for an added fee.

 

Gallatin River Hideaway

There are two independent venues with separate entrances and parking at Gallatin River Hideaway. The Bridal Veil accommodates 250 people and the Creekside Venue 175. Venues include a gazebo available for “indoor” and outdoor use, plus a children’s play area. Elopements and micro-wedding packages are available Tuesday through Thursday and include a one-night stay in the Creekside Cabin plus use of the pavilion. 20-guest maximum. Photography is available for an additional fee.

 

The Woodlands at Cottonwood Canyon, Wedding Venue, Bozeman, Montana

The Woodlands, Photo by Abby Glover Photography

 

The Woodlands at Cottonwood Canyon

This lovely venue has an Old-World style tucked among majestic trees with stunning vistas and offers two ceremony sites with outdoor and indoor options for up to 175 people. In addition, the site includes a patio for dancing, a loft bridal suite, and The Mancave, a groom’s suite.

 

Rialto

This iconic building in downtown Bozeman started as a storefront and US Post Office and later became a theater in 1924. After being shuttered for ten years, the theater was completely renovated and reopened in 2018. This contemporary event space holds 400 people and includes a catering kitchen, the Burn Box Lounge, and the Light Box, perfect for dining with a large skylight in the ceiling.

 

Mandeville Creek

This quaint country setting on the edge of town has a panoramic view of the Bridger Mountains. With Mandeville Creek running through the property and trees that bloom into beautiful flowers in the spring and stunning colors in the fall, this outdoor venue has a quiet feel reminiscent of simple summer days.

 

CVB_best-wedding-venues-blog-addl1 copyBodhi Farms, Photo by Nicole Wild Imagery

Bodhi Farms

a Bodhi Farms is a boutique eco-resort and permaculture farm with nine luxe glamping tipis situated along Cottonwood Creek. Available June through early October, the property has two venues for small or large weddings. The Backyard Event Park holds 150 guests with a catering kitchen, event tipis, and a dancefloor. The Garden Table is an intimate setting, accommodating 50 guests.

 

Lazy B Farm

This venue offers spectacular views from the top of Gooch Hill. So much so, it has been used as a set for several music videos and TV advertisements. Surrounded by flower beds, you may not even need to bring your own! The reception barn is over 100 years old and completely restored with two levels and the conveniences of a modern facility. The guesthouse is also available for rent.

 

Foster Creek Farm

This luxurious, historic barn combines classic charm with modern elegance. Space can accommodate 34 people to stay in classy cabins and posh glamping tents. Packages are available for complete rental.

 

Big Yellow Barn

Constructed in 1917 for draft horses, this local landmark is visible for miles off Springhill Road. Tucked at the base of the Bridger Mountains, the barn can seat 200 guests for a formal dinner and is great for dancing. Winter events are available.

 

Love Lane Barn, Wedding Venue, Bozeman, Montana

Photo Courtesy Love Lane Barn

 

Love Lane Barn

Just 5 miles from downtown Bozeman, Love Lane Barn has excellent views of the Bridger and Tobacco Root Mountains. The barn itself is a beautiful centerpiece, with its reconstructed post and beam interior combining both old and new timbers.

 

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