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How to Plan the Perfect Sun Valley Wedding

photo: Ray J. Gadd

Sun Valley, with its rustic elegance and tangible charm, is an idyllic setting for a wedding celebration. From a luxurious ceremony for 500 to an intimate dinner affair for 20, Sun Valley has the venues and services needed to provide the perfect experience on your special day.

Venues

Whether you’re looking for an outdoor venue surrounded by grandiose views, or an intimate indoor setting, Sun Valley has what you need. Venue options are limited only by your imagination. Here’s a list to get you started.

Churches & Chapels

Many denominations have churches and chapels in Ketchum and nearby Hailey.

Hotels & Resorts with Event Facilities

Sun Valley, Idaho Wedding Venues - Limelight Hotel Ketchum

photo: the Limelight Hotel

Knob Hill Inn

The fashionable Knob Hill Inn offers multiple venues, indoors and out, for your wedding ceremony and reception. Catering is available on-site at the award-winning The Grill at Knob Hill.

Limelight Hotel Ketchum

The new Limelight Hotel Ketchum offers modern spaces for your ceremony and reception, along with lodging options and on-site wedding planning services.

Redfish Lake Lodge

Redfish Lake Lodge, located over the pass in Stanley, provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding, along with catering services and cabin rentals.

Sun Valley Resort

Sprawling Sun Valley resorts provides near-limitless venues for your wedding, from the rustic elegance of Trail Creek Cabin to the sprawling lawn of River Run Lodge.

Ranches

Wild Horse Ranch Wedding - Ray J. Gadd Photography

photo: Ray J. Gadd

Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch

The Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, in Stanley, is recommended by Martha Stewart Weddings as an outstanding destination-wedding venue. Need we say more?

Wild Horse Creek Ranch

Over Trail Creek Pass from Sun Valley lays Wild Horse Creek Ranch, the perfect venue for an intimate ranch wedding.

Parks & Other Outdoor Venues

Galena Lodge

Galena Lodge in the Boulder Mountains is a popular outdoor wedding venue for good reason: the setting, food, and atmosphere are hard to beat.

Ketchum Forest Service Park

The Ketchum Forest Service Park is a treed, public park in downtown Ketchum.

Sawtooth Botanical Gardens

A beautiful garden for your ceremony, a full kitchen facility, and a prayer wheel gifted to the Wood River Valley by the Dalai Lama can be found at the Sawtooth Botanical Gardens. Amplified sound use is limited at the Gardens.

The Valley Club

The Valley Club, a members-only golf club in Hailey, is one of the largest wedding venues in the area that is open year-round.

Photographers

photo: Kirsten Schultz

With so much beauty surrounding Sun Valley, and your gorgeous wedding dropped into the middle of it, you want to be sure you have a photographer who can capture the moments perfectly. Spend some time perusing the portfolios of Sun Valley’s impressive list of wedding photographers.

Kristin Cheatwood

Kristin started her photography career as a motocross photographer, but now enjoys capturing the couple’s special day.

Dev Khalsa

Dev has been a documentary photographer for 20 years, using a combination of technical skill and intuition to create emotional and enduring images.

Thia Konig

Thia is an avid traveler and loves capturing real life moments in a beautiful and soulful way.

Hillary Mayberry

Hilary was one of the first professional female snowboarders, and is now a well-loved photographer capturing weddings and engagements.

Ray J. Gadd

Blending an affinity of the outdoors with the outdoors and photojournalistic tendencies, Ray tells a beautiful wedding day story from start to finish.

Kat Cannell

Born & raised Idahoan, Kat splits her time between Stanley & Ketchum. Her passions lie in the mountains and with horses. Ranch-style weddings are right up her alley along with everything in-between.

Kirsten Schultz

Kirsten melds her experience in fine art photography and photojournalism to produce images that are striking and timeless.

Craig Wolfram

Craig began photographing weddings right out of college, and the passion has never let up. He captures intimate moments as well as stunning portraits.

DJs & Bands

Jack Hales Vintage Entertainment - Sun Valley, Idaho Wedding Bands

photo: Jack Hales Vintage Entertainment

Since the days of Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper, Sun Valley has known how to party. And what’s a party without music to rip up the dance floor?

Jack Hale’s Vintage Entertainment

If live music is what you’re after, check out Jack Hale’s Vintage Entertainment for a night of big brass, swing, and toe-tapping dance rhythms.

Music Magic Events

Music Magic Events is an event production company that specializes in DJ’s, photo booths, lighting and more.

Caterers

Sun Valley, Idaho Wedding Caterers

photo: Rasberry’s Catering

Whether you are indoors or out, winter or summer, the caterers of the Wood River Valley are ready to serve you and your guests some of the best food you’ve tasted.

Chef Yogi

Chef Gregory Sirek offers meals prepared specially for you using local, organic ingredients.

CK’s Real Food

Fresh food that feeds your body and soul comes out of Chef Chris Kastner’s popular (and sustainable) kitchen.

Judith McQueen Entertaining 

Chef Judith McQueen is an innovative caterer who works to marry food and beauty into unique menus.

Rasberrys

Whether you’re looking for an informal meal from their chic food truck, or a six-course feast, the chefs at Rasberrys are ready to deliver.

Silver Fox Catering

From black tie to barbeque, Chef David Fox has been catering events in Sun Valley since 1989.

The Haven Food Truck

Nicknamed the “Artichoke,” The Haven’s 1993 Chevy short bus will roll to your party to serve healthy and indulgent dishes.

Wedding Planners

Absolute Weddings

Amanda Seward, head event planner at Absolute Weddings, has been planning creative and organized weddings for ten years.

Heather Minor Events

From design and decor planning to budget supervision and invitations, wedding planner Heather Minor can help create the day of your dreams.

Taylor’d Events

In business since 2003, Taylor Sturges of Taylor’d Events offers full event planning and design services, and well as floral design.

Other Vendors

The Manor House

Hand-selected bridal gowns for your special day  in an intimate setting. This mother-daughter duo is ready to help you find the dress of your dreams for your special day.

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