Top 5 Reasons to Host a Spring Wedding at Rugged Horizon

Spring — the wildflowers are blooming, the Mission Mountains are snow-capped, and the valleys are lush and green. Here are our top 5 reasons for hosting a spring wedding here:

#5: Tiptoe through the Wildflowers

Grab your best gals and go waltz in the flowers. In the spring, the fields are filled with bright yellow arrow balsamroot, dainty blue flax, and bursting apple blossoms.

Bride and Bridesmaids walking through the flowers. Photo Credit: Katy Shay Photography

Take a walk in the wildflowers before you get married at Rugged Horizon.

Take a walk in the wildflowers before you get married at Rugged Horizon.

#4: Dine Al Fresco

It would be a shame to miss the garden patios in bloom and the bright colors of spring all around. So why not open those barn doors or move tables outside to enjoy the fresh air?

The barn is surrounded with patios so that you can hold your social hour or dine outdoors for your Wedding Reception.

The flower gardens at Rugged Horizon are bursting with color in the spring.

The flower gardens at Rugged Horizon are bursting with color in the spring.

#3: Relax in the Loft Apartment

Slow down. Enjoy some special moments with your bridesmaids, your mom, and your close friends. The upstairs loft apartment is a private space where you can eat brunch with your wedding party, let a spring breeze drift through the balcony doors, touch up those vows, and get ready to walk down the aisle.

A bride and her bridesmaid share a hug before walking down the aisle. Photo Credit:  Katy Shay Photography

A bride and her bridesmaid share a hug before walking down the aisle. Photo Credit: Katy Shay Photography

The Loft apartment is a perfect spot to do your hair and makeup before walking down the aisle. Photo Credit:  Eden Bryant PhotograpHy

The Loft apartment is a perfect spot to do your hair and makeup before walking down the aisle. Photo Credit: Eden Bryant PhotograpHy

The Bride and Her Mother Share a Sweet Moment Before Walking Down the Aisle. Photo Credit:  Katy Shay Photography

The Bride and Her Mother Share a Sweet Moment Before Walking Down the Aisle. Photo Credit: Katy Shay Photography

#2: Let the Adventure Begin

Let the first day of your married life be a grand adventure! Give your guests wedding favor bags filled with trail mix, and encourage them to get out and explore this beautiful area. With the National Bison Range behind you and the Mission Mountains before you, there is no reason to stay inside.

“The AdVenture Begins” Wedding Favor Bags.

“The AdVenture Begins” Wedding Favor Bags.

Views from that National Bison Range in spring, with Arrow Balsamroot Blooming and views of the Mission Mountains. From the Top, See if you can spot the Rugged Horizon Barn!

Views from that National Bison Range in spring, with Arrow Balsamroot Blooming and views of the Mission Mountains. From the Top, See if you can spot the Rugged Horizon Barn!

#1: Make Your Walk Down the Aisle Memorable

It’s okay to have your breath taken away twice — once when you see your spouse and once when you see the Mission Mountains on a spring day. So go ahead, indulge yourself. It’s your wedding day!

Flower Girl Walks Down the Aisle During a Wedding Ceremony at Rugged HOrizon. Photo Credit:  Eden Bryant Photography

Flower Girl Walks Down the Aisle During a Wedding Ceremony at Rugged HOrizon. Photo Credit: Eden Bryant Photography

Exchanging vows in the Meadow at Rugged Horizon. Photo Credit:  Eden Bryant Photography

Exchanging vows in the Meadow at Rugged Horizon. Photo Credit: Eden Bryant Photography

Chairs set up for a ceremony in the meadow at Rugged Horizon.

Chairs set up for a ceremony in the meadow at Rugged Horizon.

A glowing spring day at Rugged Horizon.

A glowing spring day at Rugged Horizon.

If you would like to plan a spring wedding here, please contact us any time! We would love to hear from you and can be reached at 406-240-9903 or info@ruggedhorizon.com.

Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate a Winter Wedding at Rugged Horizon

Never fear winter! This season is the perfect chance to host a cozy, intimate wedding with your friends and family. Here are our 5 favorite things about winter:

#5: Doughnuts and Hot Cocoa Bars

Host a brunch reception for your wedding guests! They will love a hot cocoa and coffee bar with a tray of fresh doughnuts to munch.

We offer a number of rental items to help with your winter wedding plans, including hot coffee bars, cake stands for displaying doughnuts and other food items, and cozy lighting to set the mood .

We offer a number of rental items to help with your winter wedding plans, including hot coffee bars, cake stands for displaying doughnuts and other food items, and cozy lighting to set the mood .

#4: Intimate Wedding Ceremonies

Winter is the perfect time of year to host an intimate ceremony with your dearest friends and family. Gather the twinkle lights, pine boughs, and silvery ornaments to make the barn smell like a forest and glitter like sun on snow.

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#3: Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Get outside and enjoy the magic of a fresh snowfall in the Mission Mountains! There are some wonderful trails in this area for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

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#2: Off-Season Discounts

We discount our package prices in the winter, so you can save money and put those dollars toward a beach honeymoon.

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#1: Toasty Warm Barn with Radiant Floor Heat

What is the number one reason to marry here in winter? Heated floors and a toasty barn! Even when it’s -15 degrees outside, you can still dance barefoot and wear that sleeveless gown inside.

Photo credit: Aaron B Photography

Photo credit: Aaron B Photography

Photo credit: Aaron B Photography

Photo credit: Aaron B Photography

If you are interested in planning a winter wedding, please get in touch with us! We can be reached at 406-240-9903 or info@ruggedhorizon.com. We would love to be a part of your celebration.

Top 5 Reasons to Wed at Rugged Horizon in Autumn

Are you trying to pick a wedding date? Wondering what the barn will look like at different times of year? We’re here to help! For the next several posts, we share our top 5 reasons to marry in each season, beginning with Havila’s favorite (autumn!).

#5: Fiery-Hued, Farm-Fresh Flowers.

What better way to complement the barn than with the colors of harvest? Grab your favorite farmer-florist and go wild with burgundy dahlias, pumpkin celosia, and berry leaves. These beauties are from Agile Goat Flower Farm.

#4: Give Me Pie. And Lots of It.

Trust us, no one will complain if you skip the flowers and make pie your table centerpiece. To make sure everyone gets a taste, line the tables up family-style — then everyone can share! This spiced peach dainty was made from scratch at Bernice’s Bakery.

#3: The Larches.

Oh, the larches. On Sunday, when you’re tired of talking to people and just want to escape with your new spouse, take a drive or a hike out to the Missions and revel in some golden glory.

#2: The Alpenglow.

The alpenglow is at its finest in September. Want a ceremony that will knock your guests’ socks off? Then mix up the traditional wedding schedule and have dinner before you wander down to the meadow to exchange sunset vows.

#1: Gather ‘Round the Campfire.

Our number 1 reason to get married in the fall has to be the campfire, as it is the place you toast your toesies, laugh with your friends and relations, and channel your inner cowboy poet.

Want more information about hosting a wedding here? Please give us a call at 406-240-9903. We look forward to speaking with you!