The Snowies are also known as the ‘roof of Australia’ and are characterised by dramatic landscapes, colourful vegetation, vibrant wildlife and scenic ski slopes. It is an idyllic winter destination for weddings where venues are cosy, the food is hearty and the views are simply mind-blowing. Escape to the snow and host your Snowy Mountains wedding at one of the quaint venues in Jindabyne, Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Crackenback or Khancoban. The perfect way to celebrate? Accessorise your long sleeve wedding dress with a decadent faux-fur stole and say “I do” on the slopes or inside in a cosy function room with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the mountains.
Captivating wintery landscapes create magical backdrops, so your wedding ceremony in the Snowies will be something special! Many of the locations have so many gorgeous indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony spots that offer sublime views of the mountains. You can wed at the foothills of Australia’s highest peaks or go to the top of the mountain on a ski lift. You can also say your vows on the banks of Thredbo River, by Lake Crackenback, or within the Thredbo Chapel which is nestled at the foot of the Crackenback Mountain, or in a hotel perched on the hill.
After your ceremony and celebratory cocktails, enjoy your lunch or dinner by a crackling fire and immerse yourself in inspirational views of the mountain ranges that are fully covered in snow during the winter months. The most popular hotel venues include The Denman Hotel located in the heart of picturesque Thredbo Village which has unparalleled mountain views from its elevated position up in the hills and Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa which has a unique combination of lake views and mountain views.
Your Snowy Mountains wedding wouldn’t be complete without some action on the slopes, so allow some time for skiing or snowboarding. Find accommodation near the ski fields to make it easier for your guests to enjoy this winter fairy-tale. There is nothing more romantic than staying in a warm, rustic chalet positioned high up in the mountains. And at the end of the day, restore your energy at the local restaurants and enjoy delectable food with a glass of red wine by an open fireplace. The region is known for cool climate wines, cheese, truffles, Angus beef, home-style cooking, Italian pizzas and pastas, and all kinds of fantastic hearty dishes that are just perfect for winter.
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