The rugged landscape of the west has been a complementary backdrop to the delicate intimacy of weddings for decades. While arriving by one of the roads that winds its way into Jackson Hole or in a plane from the skies above, the vast beauty of the area immediately envelops you. From the cottonwood lined rivers and streams bisecting the river basin, to the peaks jutting thousands of feet from the valley floor, Jackson Hole is, arguably, the best setting for weddings or special events.
A New Twist on Tradition
Jackson Hole sees its fair share of weddings each summer, and some couples are looking for a way to make their experience tying the knot in this mountain setting a little more extraordinary. Jackson Hole Vintage Adventures provides a number of activities to make that happen. Gather up your wedding party and head out for our Breakfast with the Eagles morning float with brunch, or begin the wedding weekend with unique and intimate rehearsal dinner for guests (maximum of 24 people) on the Wooden Boat Tour & Dinner.
Jackson Hole Vintage Adventure’s luxury tipi camp is located on private land, promising a quiet and secluded environment with exquisite views; an experience that few who visit Jackson Hole get to partake in. All meals, and decor are customizable to compliment your wedding style and the weekend’s activities. Alcohol is BYOB – you can bring your own or hire a professional to make your event special.
Depart the Wilson Boat Ramp on handcrafted dories, gliding effortlessly along the braided channels of the Snake River with your closest friends and family. Take in the majesty as you disconnect from the hustle, share stories with crew, and kick off a fabulous wedding weekend.
Wedding weekends can be a bit manic, especially for the wedding party. Instead of battling the crowds at the limited and busy brunch spots in the town of Jackson, take the opportunity to have a peaceful moment with the wonderful people you selected to be by your side and enjoy a cozy riverside brunch instead.
When you arrive at Tipi Camp you’ll experience true western hospitality. If you’ve arrived in the morning for brunch, you will be greeted with hot coffee as you step off the vintage drift boats and into the tranquil seclusion of camp. For those wanting to celebrate, feel free to bring along some champagne for mimosas or some Bailey’s for a good old cowboy coffee with a kick. Relax in camp around a crackling fire if the morning is cool, or learn about the flora and fauna from one of guides as you wander through the aspen and cottonwood forests. After building up an appetite, enjoy a hardy and delicious brunch specially crafted by the chefs for your group.
If your looking for an exceptional location for your rehearsal dinner, the Wooden Boat Tour with Dinner is the ideal trip. Once at camp, your guests can relax around the fire pit or at the water’s edge as you nibble on canapés with your drink of choice and take in the magnificent views of the Grand Teton Range. After your cocktail hour, settle in for a gourmet meal not to be missed. Eliminate one wedding decision to be made by allowing the chefs to curate a delectable meal special for your nearest and dearest; we promise you won’t be disappointed. If you have any special requirements, the chefs are happy to create a custom menu with you.
Make it Extraordinary
Mobile Cocktail Bar
If you’re looking for the perfect signature cocktail to highlight your special day, look no further than the talented locals, Rene Woodmencey and her partner Cam Fitzpatrick, owners of Bar-SIP-Bar. These two certified bartenders will handle all your adult beverage needs, and even carefully craft a delicious specialty cocktail for your event. Plus, their converted horse trailer is the perfect blend of western vintage and modern convenience for any western wedding event. Make arrangements to have Bar-SIP-Bar available for your guests as you arrive at Tipi Camp.
As dinner winds down, guests are transported into a bygone area as the group moves into the luxury canvas tipis. Made with original materials of wood and canvas akin to those of mountain explorers of the past, but with all the modern upgrades you would expect from a high-end lodge. Relax around the fire, sipping a nightcap or homemade cocoa and enjoy the comforts of family and friends as the sky fades from dusk to dark, and a blanket of stars begins to cover the valley.
Having a winter wedding? No problem, the vintage wooden boats are simply replaced with Don and Buzz, the handsome draft horse team of Jackson Hole Vintage Adventures, and the dining space becomes enclosed for guest comfort.
Keep it Local
Courtney Leavell, owner of Bird & Buffalo, does custom wedding invitations with gorgeous hand lettering. She offers western elegance with all the information you need your guests to have prior to the big day, all designed and hand lettered from a local Jackson Hole artist. She also offers signage and place settings with custom hand lettering for special events or menus. Browse her portfolio online.
Carrie Patterson loves big mountain vistas and dramatic landscapes. Her photography is visually stunning, yet predictable – exactly what you need for the big day.
Chloe Showell at Flowers by Chloe puts together floral arrangements with special attention to aesthetic and palette. Her signature style is an effortless blend of natural colors and refined elegance. Whether she’s crafting a bouquet or table florals, the end result is a “fresh picked from the field” ambiance and feel.
Oscar Ortega is world-renowned pastry chef and chocolatier based locally, here in Jackson Hole. His dessert cakes from Atelier Ortega are not only delicious, but individual works of art. They are almost too good to eat… almost.
For weddings and special events, you’ll want to give your guests the best lodging recommendations. Our luxury lodging partners can offer a stay in Jackson Hole like no other. Make sure to arrange time for other activities in and around Jackson Hole. Their concierge desks are staffed with knowledgable locals who can help you fill your time.
Bentwood Inn – located on the Village Road, between Jackson and Teton Village.
Caldera House – located at the base of Teton Village.
Four Seasons – located at the base of Teton Village.
Hotel Jackson – located in the heart of downtown Jackson.
Amangani – located just outside the town of Jackson, on the back side of East Gros Ventre Butte.