Mountains are the New Beach When it Comes to Destination Weddings

Mountains are the New Beach When it Comes to Destination Weddings
A few properties that fit into this trend include Pronghorn in Bend, OR, Snake River Sporting Club in Jackson Hole, WY and The Cliffs Communities in the Western Carolinas.

Pronghorn, An Auberge Resort – part of Auberge Resorts' collection of award-winning luxury hotels and world-class spas – recently announced the resort's newest wedding and events venue, The Event Island, set to open June 2014. Situated on a lake between the 1st and 18th holes of the resort's Tom Fazio Golf Course, The Island is perfectly positioned to be the most exceptional and scenic wedding location in Central Oregon, with 360-degree open sky views framed by the Cascade Mountains. In addition to The Event Island, a new guest lodge, spa and enhancements to existing facilities will be completed in early 2015. The new hotel will be named The Huntington Lodge at Pronghorn, An Auberge Resort after the Huntington Trail – a historic wagon route constructed in 1867 that ran through Deschutes County.

Snake River Sporting Club

Snake River Sporting Club, a private club and residential community located in Jackson Hole, WY, is now available for the first time to host weddings and special events. An authentic American West locale, each of the club's indoor and outdoor venues – from the 26,000 square-foot Clubhouse to great lawns bordering the Snake River and a 450-acre ranch - can be transformed into a dream mountain wedding space. Ensuring the complete experience, all club amenities are also open to guests, including golf, fishing, archery, frisbee golf, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and much more.

The Cliffs Communities

With seven private clubs throughout the Western Carolinas, The Cliffs is home to a variety of mountaintop ceremony and reception venues – now open to the public! From The Glassy Chapel and Pavilion with panoramic views overlooking the famed Blue Ridge Mountains to numerous mountain-modern clubhouses, their expert team can facilitate every detail from venue décor and lodging to catering and flowers. Come spring 2014, The Cliffs will also open a brand new Mountain Park Country Barn and Clubhouse.