There is something so magical about winter weddings in Switzerland. There is something for everyone, from our towering mountain ranges and panoramic snow-filled views to charming villages scattered along the countryside! While many of our couples get married in the Spring and Summer, there are many reasons why winter weddings are a great idea! There is nothing better than our world-renowned skiing and resorts for the adventurous couple. And for the couple who wants an intimate affair, our chalets and boutique hotels will provide the perfect backdrop.
It is also an excellent option for winter lovers who want to extend their wedding into a Honeymoon! Often, our couples choose to stay an extra week after the wedding at a chalet for their Honeymoon and take in the beauty of Switzerland. And, of course, hot chocolate is guilt-free all winter long!
If you are looking for a perfect wedding in Switzerland, these are five reasons why winter weddings in Switzerland are a good idea! No matter what type of wedding you decide to plan, a wedding in Switzerland is an unforgettable time.
Winter Weddings in Switzerland Are Cozy
One of the best reasons to pick Switzerland for your winter wedding is how cozy it is! When you get married in the winter, you have a great excuse to stay at an intimate chalet in the mountains, with incredible views. Or you can pick a glamorous hotel in the city and watch the snow gracefully fall on the city streets. No matter which you select, you are sure to have a relaxing time in a sauna or hot tub with your partner. I recommend December – February for snow-filled weddings since that is when we get the most snow. Throughout the winter season, Switzerland turns into a cozy, magical wonderland!
A Unique Experience
Here in Switzerland, most of our weddings take place in the summer. So if you pick a wedding in the winter, you get a unique experience and backdrop! You also get more venue options since many popular venues in the city will have more availability. While our mountains always have snow, you get the most unparalleled views of the mountainscapes in the winter. And the frozen lakes glisten with snow and have a magic sparkle.
A Lower Rental Fee In The City
If you are planning a wedding in a city center, the winter is a great time to do so. Most venues have lower rental fees in the winter. Keep in mind that it is the opposite in the mountains – the rental prices are highest in the winter. So if you are planning a winter affair in the mountains, know that the cost will be higher. That is why I love intimate elopements in the mountains! You can spend your money on a gorgeous chalet and keep the guest count limited.
Rustic and Christmas Inspired Decor
If you love Christmas and the holiday season, you can use it to inspire your wedding decor! Many of the hotels and venues in Switzerland will be decorated for the Holidays, giving you a beautiful backdrop for your wedding. The fireplaces are warm and inviting, and the atmosphere is romantic!
Winter is also perfect for couples who love a little bit of sparkle since the snow adds a little bit of sparkle no matter where you go. And if you love rustic decor, I suggest one of our many chalets and hotels in the mountains!
I have been dreaming of a dark blue, green, and gold Christmas-inspired wedding with a touch of tartan ribbons! It would be such a beautiful palette for a winter event.
No Plan B Required
One of the best reasons to have a winter wedding is that you don’t have to worry about a Plan B! Often, we have to create a backup plan for outdoor weddings in case of inclement weather. In the Spring and Summer, we often have rain showers, so as a wedding planner, I create a second space in case of bad weather. But if you get married in the winter, it will most likely all take place indoors! So you can rest easy knowing that your wedding will take place no matter what the weather calls for.
Winter Weddings in Switzerland
As you start to plan your bespoke wedding in Switzerland, make sure to reach out to a professional wedding and event planner. From planning the event to making sure everything runs smoothly, my team and I will create an exceptional experience. My custom-made services can accommodate all weddings, from elopements to large affairs. Switzerland is not just my home, but my favorite place to plan winter weddings! Let’s work together to create the winter wedding of your dreams.