The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Jackson Hole Wedding

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Your local Jackson Hole, Wyoming  wedding and Elopement photographer. 
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Bride and groom at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National park

Introduction to Jackson Hole Weddings

First, congratulations on your engagement!!!!  If you’re considering a wedding in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, you’re in for a treat. With its breathtaking natural beauty, western charm, and rustic elegance, Jackson Hole is the perfect destination for romancing the west with a view! After 16 years in Wyoming and 8 years in the wedding industry, I’m thrilled to share my knowledge and expertise with you. 

In this guide, we’ll cover the basics that you need to know to plan your dream Jackson Hole wedding. And if you want ALLLLL my knowledge, then just send over an inquiry. We can get you booked so that you get all 5 of my guides, personalized to-do list, and planning session!

Why Choose Jackson Hole for Your Wedding?

Jackson Hole is a magical place that combines iconic scenery, rich western heritage, and world-class amenities. Whether you’re looking for a mountaintop ceremony with panoramic views of the Grand Tetons, a rustic barn reception, or a luxurious resort celebration, Jackson Hole has it all. The area offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, from hiking and biking to skiing and snowmobiling. PLUS it is home to a thriving arts and culture scene. With its friendly locals and laid-back vibe, Jackson Hole is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and celebrate your love.

4 Tips for Planning Your Jackson Hole Wedding

  • Plan in Advance: Jackson Hole is a popular wedding destination, and venues and vendors can book up quickly. Especially during peak season. Currently, two of the most popular months are June & September. You may even need to book 2 years out in advance for those times. Even to elope in the park you need a minimum 30 day advance notice with some locations needing close to a year out ( like Schwabachers Landing). 
  • Choose the right season: Consider the time of year that fits your style and preferences. Summer offers warm weather and wildflowers( Mid June- Early August), fall boasts stunning foliage( September-October), winter is magical with snow-capped mountains( November- April), and spring is a more affordable and less crowded option( May – early June).
  • Hire a local wedding planner or Photographer who offers planning: A local wedding planner can provide valuable insights and connections. Plus help you navigate logistics, and ensure a seamless and stress-free wedding experience.
  • Embrace the western theme!!!: Incorporate local elements into your wedding, such as cowboy boots, hats, and bolo ties. Not to mention western-inspired décor, such as antlers, leather, and rustic wood. You can easily balance these out to elevate your wedding and curate a stunning, elegant western influence!

Best Wedding Venues and Grand Teton Ceremony Locations

  • Grand Teton National Park: There are several locations within the park that offer stunning views of the mountains, such as Schwabacher’s Landing or Mormon Row. Some of these locations are limited to a max of 25 people and all locations in GTNP require a minimum 30 day notice with a permit application. You can look over locations and permits at 
  • The Wedding Tree: This is actually in the Bridger Teton National Forest. It is a BEAUTIFUL drive and has those iconic Grand Teton Views. You can book it online with a small, $200 fee. All bookings must be made 30 days in advance. CHECK OUT MORE HERE
  • Rustic Barns: Jackson Hole is home to several beautiful barn venues, such as Snake River Ranch, Trail Creek Ranch, Diamond Cross, and Moose Creek Ranch. There are also the iconic Mormon Row Barns in the park you can reserve.
  • Luxury Resorts: For a more upscale and luxurious wedding experience, consider venues like Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole, Lost Creek Ranch, Amangani, or Caldera.
  • Private Ranches: Jackson Hole is home to several private ranches that offer a secluded and intimate setting for your wedding, such as Split Creek Ranch, Lost Creek, Moose Head Ranch,, and Diamond Cross Ranch.

Romance the West in Love 

Planning a wedding in Jackson Hole is an adventure of a lifetime, and with the right guidance and resources, it can be a smooth and enjoyable experience. Remember to start early, hire a local wedding planner or photographer,, and embrace the west. Most importantly, enjoy the ride and create lasting memories with your loved ones in this magical corner of the last of the Wild West. If you are still in need of a photographer then reach out to us! We don’t like to brag too much but it’s safe to say we know the backroads and are one of Wyoming’s BEST photographers!

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