We feel like Winter is often under-represented when It comes to weddings.
People are always talking about the golden, warm and sunny weddings of Summer, Spring and Autumn. But there’s not as much excitement around dreamy Winter weddings.
In-fact, the seasonal breakdown for weddings in Australia has Spring with about 40% of weddings, Autumn with 25%, Summer at 20% and Winter with just 15% of them.
While it is very much a personal preference, the warmer months are obviously far more popular.
But with that said, there are a number of benefits to having a Winter wedding. There’s usually a reduction in costs and better venue and vendor availability, as less couples are booking for the same date.
Plus, the potential for snow. What’s not to love about a white wedding?
The Best Winter, Alpine & Snow Wedding Venues In NSW
So, if you’ve just decided that Winter is the right time for your wedding, the next step is to find the perfect venue.
Fortunately, there are a number of amazing venues across New South Wales that excel in servicing Winter weddings.
And to narrow things down further, you just can’t beat the magic of the Snowy Mountains and the Kosciuszko National Park. Here are a few of our favourites.
Located in the Snowy Mountains, on over 250 acres of bushland, Altitude 1260 is a family-run lodge that offers amazing views of Lake Jindabyne and the peaks of Mount Kosciusko. They also offer 12 spacious rooms for you and your guests.
The venue is available year round but it is best suited to magical snowy weddings during the winter months. And if you’re hoping to get a little snow action in over your wedding weekend it’s only a 7 minute drive to the Perisher Ski Tube.
The Denman Hotel – Thredbo
Amazing scenery and fresh mountain air is the best way to describe the Denman Hotel.
Located in the heart of Thredbo Village, The Denman offers stunning views of the Snowy Mountains throughout and are particularly highlighted by the floor to ceiling windows within the Terrace Restaurant.
And beyond the beautiful views, the team are experts when it comes to alpine weddings. Plus, they’re always on hand to provide a wealth of knowledge about the Thredbo region and how you and your guests can make the most of your time there.
Thredbo Alpine Hotel/Resort
The Thredbo Alpine Hotel is the ultimate in snowy Winter wedding venues.
Rather than a single ceremony location, the Alpine Resort offers a mountain of choices when it comes to where you say your “I Do’s”. You can choose from the picturesque views of the Thredbo River or in the warmth of the Thredbo Chapel. And for those who are a little more adventurous, the top of Australia at Mt Kosciuszko summit.
And once all is said and done, you and your guests can enjoy a delicious menu at the beautiful Cascades Restaurant.
Eiger Chalet is a boutique family owned and operated Swiss-Style ski chalet with a strong German/Austrian influence and style.
Available for year round bookings, you’ll have access to the beautiful chalet for your romantic ceremony before moving over to the White Spider Restaurant and Bar to celebrate with your guests.
The restaurant offers unobstructed views of the extensive Perisher ski slopes allowing you to really immerse yourselves in the snowy wonderland as you sip beautiful wine and enjoy fine chalet dining.
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Along the border of Mount Kosciuszko and nestled amongst the picturesque views of the Snowy Mountains, Lake Crackenback Resort and spa is home to multiple stunning ceremony and reception venues.
Exchange your vows surrounded by snow capped peaks at the Lakeview Stage or along the shores of Lake Crackenback and framed by beautiful views of Thredbo Valley. And once the ceremony is done, you’ll be able to celebrate into the night at one of the two amazing reception venues, either The Cuisine Restaurant & Bar or The Alpine Larder.
Getting Married In The Snowy Mountains
As we’ve indicated, the Snowy Mountains is the ideal location for couples wanting to celebrate their wedding surrounded by snow and the beautiful views of Mount Kosciuszko.
Beyond the 5 we’ve featured, the Snowy Mountains is home to more than a dozen gorgeous venues and even more romantic elopement locations. There are a number of amazing vendors in the region who are available to go off the beaten path and make your day truly magical. Imagine exchanging vows on a snowy mountain peak, along the slopes or against a grand cliff within the national park.