The events of the past year have created a shift in a number of industries, but few have seen changes so great as that of the event industry — namely, the wedding industry. Bozeman, Montana has long been a major attraction for destination weddings, with people coming from all corners of the globe to celebrate their love in our gorgeous valley. But with the uncertainty of the last year, we’ve seen a major shift from large, packed-house weddings to a focus on micro weddings and intimate elopements. Regardless of what's happening in the world, Bozeman is still one of the greatest destinations for your wedding, whether it’s for a group of 50 or less, or just you and your sweetheart as you escape to the mountains to tie the knot.
When it comes to a micro wedding, we understand things may look a little different. But there are so many incredible perks to these intimate events, all of which Bozeman is ready to provide. Having a smaller event makes more things possible. It’s not exactly easy to get all 250 of your guests together for a welcome dinner the night before your ceremony, but 50 is completely doable. Or how about treating all your best girls to a relaxing spa experience, and not just hair and makeup, the day of the wedding? Whatever you can dream up for your big day or weekend, we promise our small city with big amenities can make it happen.
Bozeman is unique for many reasons, but our favorite is the city's posh amenities that sit right next to some of the most beautiful wilderness the country has to offer. Just a stone's throw from the scenic Bridger mountains is Historic Downtown Bozeman, where you’ll find a host of luxurious vacation rentals within walking distance of the city's best shops, restaurants and more. Need more space for your guests? There are plenty of hotels nearby for guests to rest their heads. Want something bright with an air of midcentury modern? Give the Lark, tucked at the end of Main, a try. Or, check out the Armory Hotel, with a basement speakeasy and a rooftop bar. Want a more boutique experience? Try the RSVP Motel just off 7th.
Whether you’re looking for an intimate gathering of your closest family and bridal party or wanting to welcome your micro guest list, there’s no shortage of fabulous places to dine in downtown Bozeman. For a moody atmosphere that will set a romantic tone, give Plonk a go. Their signature cocktails are mixed to perfect and paired with some of the best dining in town. You’ll enjoy your evening in a private wine cellar tucked beneath the restaurant. If it’s just you and your sweetheart looking to have a night out before eloping the next day, visit the all new Sashimi—a raw bar where the entire evening is an experience between you and the master chefs preparing an array of unparalleled dishes. For larger groups, consider Ted’s, a Montana Classic nestled in the lobby of the stunning Baxter Hotel.
Wanting to spoil your bridal party with more than just hair and makeup in your hotel room? Consider taking them to one of Bozeman’s luxury spas, many of which are located conveniently in downtown, Bozeman. Schedule a facial for each of your girls at the light and airy Nectar Skin Studio. For a full day, book at The Loft, where you can enjoy Hammam steam therapy, full body massages, manicures and pedicures, facials, tanning, hair styling, and even acupuncture.
If you’re looking for a space to host your micro wedding, we highly recommend our luxury micro event space, The Vintage House | A VRBozeman Property. The property consists of two historic houses, constructed as early as 1881 and remodeled with modern amenities and exquisite finishes. Tucked just off of Main Street, the property is the perfect location for an intimate gathering, with plenty of indoor and outdoor space, all outfitted with high-end amenities to accommodate you. The venue’s stunning master suites, wine cellar, outdoor bar, fireplace, and more make it the perfect location for you and your wedding party to get relax and get ready day of. Once the wedding celebrations have ended and the reception has come to a close, you have the option of easy access to downtown Bozeman and the vibrant nightlife it offers.
Interested in learning more about our space? Get in touch here.