5 Reasons Why We Love Winter Weddings In Bend

Bend, Oregon is a popular destination for winter weddings. And it’s no wonder. From the gorgeous snow-capped mountain backdrops to the cozy, intimate indoor wedding options, to all of the after-wedding winter fun your guests will enjoy, a winter wedding in Bend is nothing short of magical. Here are five reasons why we love winter weddings in Bend.

#1 Winter is the most romantic season.

Winter in Bend, Oregon is magical. A winter wedding in Bend, Oregon is unforgettable. The panoramic views of snow-covered Cascade mountain peaks make the perfect backdrop for your outdoor wedding photography. Twinkling lights, roaring fireplaces and star-studded winter skies add even more romance to the scene. Plan your wedding on or around the Christmas holiday, New Year’s Eve, or even Valentine’s Day, and the winter romance will follow you for a lifetime.

#2 When family gets together at the holidays for a winter wedding, magical moments happen.

The holidays are a wonderful time for family to gather. Throw a wedding into the mix and you’ll create lifetime memories for everyone. We see friends and family travel from all over the country and the world to celebrate beautiful couples at Pronghorn Resort. When this happens around the holidays, it is truly magical. The private, intimate settings at Pronghorn Resort allow families to gather by the fire, share conversation, look outside at the snow-capped mountains, and share these special celebrations during the most magical time of year.

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#3 Winter themes are some of the most fun to play with.

From your wedding invitations to your wedding flowers, table settings, cake and attire, winter weddings offer a classic, intimate palate of colors and textures. Winter weddings also offer an opportunity to be more formal than the casual summer season. The winter setting allows you to play with whites and creams, but also experiment with deep navy, gold, dark berry and black. Rich tones of red speak the language of romance and make winter weddings in Bend, Oregon all the more luxurious.

#4 Your guests will have a blast, before, during and after the wedding.

A destination wedding in Bend, Oregon means your guests will have a great time during the wedding. And once the celebrations are over, there is so much for them to do and explore, making your wedding a vacation for them too. Skiing and snowboarding Mt. Bachelor, taking on the fat bike trails at Wanoga Sno-Park, snowshoeing to the cascading winter water of Tumalo Falls, or cross-country skiing and fat biking right here at Pronghorn Resort–the options are endless. And once the outdoor adventure is over, they’ll have a blast exploring the restaurants, breweries and shops in Bend. Create a group activity or two, or allow your guests to explore the area themselves. There are so many winter adventures in store!

Or your wedding guests might just want to stay cozy, sip wine and visit while the snow falls outside of the Huntington Lodge. Our year-round heated adult-only pool is the perfect place to start!

#5 Bend is so beautiful, you’ll want to write all of your love stories here.

For some lucky couples, their wedding story begins in Central Oregon. Perhaps one of the most beautiful, romantic, and classically Bend engagements is a sunrise surprise engagement on Mt. Bachelor. 

For an elegant winter engagement like none other, snowshoe to our underground lava tube and set the scene for the most magical “yes!” ever said. Take a look around while you are inside the cave, the lava tube can also be the outdoor wedding venue of your dreams! Need help planning the perfect proposal? We are always here to help with the most memorable moments and details.

Consider a winter date for your Bend, Oregon wedding and fall in love with the romance, the scenery and the snowy adventure! Pronghorn Resort is the perfect winter wedding venue.

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