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.
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.
- Light on the Mountains Spiritual Center
- Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church
- Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood
- St Thomas Episcopal Church
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- The Life Church
- Valley of Peace Lutheran Church
Hotels & Resorts with Event Facilities
photo: the Limelight Hotel
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.
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, located over the pass in Stanley, provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding, along with catering services and cabin rentals.
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.
photo: Ray J. Gadd
The Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, in Stanley, is recommended by Martha Stewart Weddings as an outstanding destination-wedding venue. Need we say more?
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 in the Boulder Mountains is a popular outdoor wedding venue for good reason: the setting, food, and atmosphere are hard to beat.
The Ketchum Forest Service Park is a treed, public park in downtown Ketchum.
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, a members-only golf club in Hailey, is one of the largest wedding venues in the area that is open year-round.
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 started her photography career as a motocross photographer, but now enjoys capturing the couple’s special day.
Dev has been a documentary photographer for 20 years, using a combination of technical skill and intuition to create emotional and enduring images.
Thia is an avid traveler and loves capturing real life moments in a beautiful and soulful way.
Hilary was one of the first professional female snowboarders, and is now a well-loved photographer capturing weddings and engagements.
Blending an affinity of the outdoors with the outdoors and photojournalistic tendencies, Ray tells a beautiful wedding day story from start to finish.
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 melds her experience in fine art photography and photojournalism to produce images that are striking and timeless.
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
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?
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 is an event production company that specializes in DJ’s, photo booths, lighting and more.
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 Gregory Sirek offers meals prepared specially for you using local, organic ingredients.
Fresh food that feeds your body and soul comes out of Chef Chris Kastner’s popular (and sustainable) kitchen.
Chef Judith McQueen is an innovative caterer who works to marry food and beauty into unique menus.
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.
From black tie to barbeque, Chef David Fox has been catering events in Sun Valley since 1989.
Nicknamed the “Artichoke,” The Haven’s 1993 Chevy short bus will roll to your party to serve healthy and indulgent dishes.
Amanda Seward, head event planner at Absolute Weddings, has been planning creative and organized weddings for ten years.
From design and decor planning to budget supervision and invitations, wedding planner Heather Minor can help create the day of your dreams.
In business since 2003, Taylor Sturges of Taylor’d Events offers full event planning and design services, and well as floral design.