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Weddings | Bespoke Under the Big Sky

Intimate Weddings

As the world’s first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star ranch, our historic Montana property hosts one-of-a-kind destination weddings. Ten square miles of river, forest, valley and vista provide almost limitless opportunities for breathtaking ceremonies, intimate brunches and festive receptions. Ranch weddings are designed to avoid the stress associated with metropolitan venues and destination wedding arrangements in tourist hubs. We offer custom, fully inclusive weddings for up to 75 guests with a property buyout.

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Sample Wedding Itinerary

Scroll right to view how we ensure a bucket list trip for every guest.

Event Venues

Scroll right to view all The Ranch’s venues that are available for your authentic Montana wedding.

Sample 3-Night Menu

Welcome BBQ Dinner

Main Courses: Whole roasted pig with Carolina barbeque sauce and Stone Ranch wagyu beef brisket with Oaxacan barbeque sauce and red rainbow trout with fermented green garlic.

Sides: Cast-iron mac and chese, cornbread and honey butter, coleslaw, collard greens, green salad with buttermilk dressing and lemon/dill vinaigrette, Dixon melon salad with roasted passila peppers and almonds, and ranchero beans.

Dessert: Apple crisp with cinnamon whipped cream.

Rehearsal Dinner

Appetizers: Raw bar – fresh and smoked Olympic Peninsula shellfish, accoutrement and petit lettuces and radishes. Cured meats and Montana cheeses.

Dinner (Plated family style according to preferences): Yellowstone grass-fed beef bavette, grilled Bitterroot Valley chicken with white barbeque sauce, wild Alaskan salmon with preserved lemon and horseradish, fingerling potato with Manchego cheese and aromatics, creamed corn with espelette chili, grilled broccoli salad with white beans and grilled onion, farm heirloom tomato salad with watermelon vinaigrette and picholine olives, garlic bread, grilled farm vegetables with red wine vinaigrette, cast-iron mushrooms and sage.

Dessert: Macerated strawberries with angel food cake and vanilla whipped cream.

Reception Dinner

First Course: Bibb lettuce, Champagne vinaigrette, fromage blanc, Montana-grown Paradise peaches, purple basil, pickled Hungarian pepper and chanterelle mushroom conserva.

Second Course: Alaskan halibut with sweet corn sauce, summer squash relish, chive and radish sprout.

Third Course: Yellowstone grass-fed beef tenderloin, Montana farro, farm rappini, wild mushrooms and red pepper harissa condiment.

Fourth Course: Dessert bar, including butterscotch budino, chocolat pot de crème, macarons and pecan shortbread cookie.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does my wedding need to be a buyout of the property?
  • What are your all-inclusive wedding rates?
  • Do I need an on-site planner?
  • How many people can attend a wedding at The Ranch?
  • Can some of my guests stay off property and just attend the ceremony?
  • Is there back-up space for inclement weather?
  • Do you have on-site catering?

Yes, a large wedding must be a buyout of all The Ranch’s accommodations and services for a minimum of three nights, so that we can provide first-class services to all your wedding guests. If you are interested in eloping with a group of 16 or less, you do not need to buy out the property.

Please note that during the spring, winter and fall, a buyout is more likely to be available and at a reduced rate from our peak summer season.

Buyouts for groups of 17 or more start at $72,000 per night plus a 20% Ranch fee. We are happy to create a custom quote for your party. Please fill out our wedding and event request for proposal at the bottom of our events page.

Yes. If you are interested in a wedding at The Ranch, we encourage you to find a wedding planner that can help bring all aspects of your destination wedding together in our beautiful setting. Though we provide catering, set-up, on-site coordination, staff, accommodations, activities and more, a wedding coordinator works with you through all aspects of the process, including liaising with your guests and creating a unique vision. If you don’t have a wedding planner in mind, we can recommend trusted vendors.

We can host up to 75 people during the majority of the year. Elopement services area available for 16 or fewer guests.

No, The Ranch is designed to be an all-inclusive resort, so our services are based on providing activities, dining and amenities for guests staying on-property.

Yes. The majority of our guests plan an outdoor ceremony, and most of the time the ceremony goes off without a hitch. However, Montana weather (and all weather) can surprise us. In that case, we will propose a beautiful indoor space that will complement your wedding vision.

Yes! All of our catering is on-site, and it is all prepared by our world-class Relais & Châteaux culinary team. Please see above for sample menus prepared by Executive Chef Josh Drage. Our menus are created based on the preferences of the bride and groom.