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4 Hidden Gem Locations for a Unique Wedding

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Your options can be limitless when it comes to choosing a wedding venue. Country clubs, theaters, ballrooms, and zoos often serve as wedding locations. Instead of following the crowd, choose one of several unique hidden gems that are sure to wow you and your guests. These top four destinations will pleasantly surprise you.

Sundance, Utah

Sundance, Utah is meant for couples who enjoy nature and peace and quiet. It’s a popular locale for those looking to elope. There are many secluded areas with jaw-dropping backgrounds. Couples can hike a short mile with their photographer until they find the perfect spot to make the moment theirs. Ruffled explains, “Sundance Mountain Resort offers both indoor and outdoor facilities to make the most of your special day. It’s nestled below Mount Timpanogos among the towering pines. There is an array of reception and ceremony venues ranging from an 800 square foot log cabin to a 4,200 square foot grand hall.” You and your guests have the option of participating in several activities ranging from zip line tours, horseback riding or spa treatments to unwind after the wedding. Film buffs can catch glimpses of A-list Hollywood stars during the town’s annual film festival and awards.

Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado

If you’re planning a small wedding, Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado is a gorgeous location to consider which was once a mining ghost town. Their wedding packages include transportation, accommodations for you and your guests, entertainment, and all meals. The “Town Buy-Out” packages allow your guests access to the entire property. It also includes all meals, river access, fitness center, beverages, alcohol, lodging, screening room, and a yoga studio making it the perfect destination for those who love to stay active and want to enjoy the scenery. All Storage Online explains, “there’s also access to horseback riding, helicopter skiing (yes, you read that right), snowshoeing and on-site yoga, Pilates and spa treatments.”

Rimrock Ranch, California

Cause We Can Events explains, “located in the majestic high-desert just outside of Joshua Tree National Park, Rimrock Ranch is full of spectacular sunsets, flowering cactus, and far away coyote howls making you feel like you have the world all to yourself. It’s a stunning 36-acre ranch that has four rustic cabins, a lodge, and Airstream trailers. It’s the perfect location for weddings, photo shoots, and romantic getaways.”

Big Sur, California

Big Sur is a location that inspires wonder. The combination of the forest, mountains, and ocean makes an astonishing backdrop for your wedding. Ventana Resort offers an unforgettable place to say your vows under the majestic trees, rolling meadows and the romantic and rustic Redwood Cathedral.

For a wedding like no one else’s, keep these locations in mind. A little research and the proper planning can help ensure you and your guests are talking about your big day for years to come.

In addition to an amazing location, you’re going to need some great photographs to capture the beauty of your wedding. Contact me today for a quote!