Forget Hallmark movies and holiday albums, nothing truly gets us in the Christmas spirit like the thought of escaping to a romantic winter resort. Whether along the peaks of the Alps or in a countryside castle, our friends at Wedaways have found the best international venues for your winter destination wedding. Take a look at these five venues to find the perfect seasonal setting for your dreamy white and wintry wedding.
Hotel Royal Evian Resort | France
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Surrounded by the peaks of the Alps, Hotel Royal Evian Resort is a luxurious venue for couples wanting to take in the views of snow-capped mountains and the glistening water of Lake Geneva. Dotted with wintry pine trees, the property looks pristine under a fresh coat of snow and will promise endless romantic moments from one of the resorts’ many cozy couches. A 5-star restaurant and wellness facilities aren’t the only perks to this beautiful venue. Situated just on the edge of the France-Switzerland border, your guests can also enjoy taking a day trip to Lausanne, Switzerland and be back in their room in France before the sun even sets.
Grand Hotel Kronenhof | Switzerland
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Ever wanted to slip away for an evening of private night skiing? If so, this luxurious chateau in the Alps might be calling your name. The Grand Hotel Kronenhof features a world-class spa, award-winning restaurants, and proximity to snow-covered slopes for guests to partake in sports like snowboarding, snow hiking, and even tobogganing. For a truly romantic Christmastime wedding, the Grand Hotel Kronenhof decorates with antique sleighs and vintage carriages. You can also be whisked away on a carriage ride with your love through nearby towns and villages to experience the magic of Christmastime in the Alps. Personalized experiences are what this resort does best, so by having a wedding at the Grand Hotel Kronenhof, you can be sure that every perfect wedding detail will be covered in time for your big day.
The Alpina Gstaad | Switzerland
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Seemingly plucked straight out of a postcard, the Alpina Gstaad is a stunning escape situated in the Swiss Alps. From each window in this resort, you can catch a glimpse of the rolling green hills and quaint European cottages that dot this charming town. During the day, guests can indulge themselves on a private helicopter ride over the mountains. At night, they can admire the twinkling stars from one of the resort’s serene gardens. While located in a small town, there’s no shortage of quintessential Swiss activities that you and your guests can partake in. Visit Maison Cailler for the chance to taste gourmet chocolates and take in the sights from Glacier 3000, a nearby ski resort that offers panoramic views of the snow-coated mountains. This 5-star resort combines luxury and charm to offer a beautiful setting for your winter wedding.
Chateau Bouffemont | France
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A truly royal wedding belongs on the grounds of Chateau Bouffemont. Wedding guests can take in the sights of the snow-covered Montmorency Forest as they listen to the crackling fireplace in one of Chateau Bouffemont’s grand reception halls. Marble staircases line the property and traditional Victorian decor make it feel like walking through a snapshot in time. While equally beautiful in the summer, this venue can accommodate more than 150 guests in one of its grand ballrooms, perfect for colder winter nights. With just 9 exclusive suites on the property, this elegant venue is ideal for more intimate weddings. However, at just 30 kilometers away from Paris, you can entertain guests throughout the day of your ceremony before they return back to the City of Lights to end the evening.
Chateau d’Artigny | France
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Celebratory fireworks over 25 beautiful French gardens. Marble statue-lined salons. An award-winning chef to create delectable French cuisine. Chateau d’Artigny is every luxury-lovers dream. Built by famed perfume-maker Francois Coty, this winter wedding venue is nothing short of glamorous and romantic. Your guests can enjoy the hotel’s elegant suites by night and bundle up to enjoy the stunning sites of the Loire Valley by day. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Loire Valley offers guests the opportunity to visit historic fortresses, tour renaissance castles, ride horseback through fragrant fields, and sip on world-class wines at one of the area’s many vineyards.
Which one of these wintry wedding venues is perfect for you and your future spouse? Still searching for the perfect one? If so, the team at Wedaways can help you find the best possible venue for your ideal destination wedding. And whichever venue you choose, we hope to be with you on your special day to capture every magical moment.