Karen's WESTERN Links For Destination Weddings

(or..... "You're getting married WHERE?!?")

(A part of The Destination and Specialty Wedding Page)

Do you want a jazzy, framed, animated, interactive site? Sorry, I started this site when those weren't the norm-and now I'm too busy! Just links, here.
This list contains several types of links which I hope will be helpful:

Travel agencies & wedding coordinators who handle destination weddings --they don't offer facilities, but can do the planning and arrange the details; Inns, B & Bs, wedding chapels, and other settings which host weddings --I've tried include only those which offer packages or someone on site to actually help with planning; and Tips and ideas for specific locations. Remember, there are also general tips and comments for destination weddings located on the "how" page, which is connected to my main wedding page. (see link at top and bottom of page).

There are lots of options, sorted by location.

Please note: I have no commercial connections to any of these firms, nor can I recommend them; they are listed here solely for your convenience. Use good common sense in checking references.

If you are looking for options
(Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, Central American, Australia....)
I have moved those links to a separate page.

You'll find that here: Destination Wedding Sites Outside the U.S.A..

If you are looking for options
ON THE EAST COAST (or East of the Rockies)
I have moved those links to a separate page.

You'll find that here: Destination Wedding Sites -- EAST.

California has an amazing array of choices for a memorable wedding: rocky oceanside cliffs, peaceful mountains, Redwood forests, interesting cities, wine country.... for Lake Tahoe, even the CA side, see the Nevada page (below)

Aboard Electra Cruise Weddings - in Southern California
Weddings by the Sea Gorgeous Bay area, CA locations
Catalina EventsAnother Catalina Island option
Catalina Island Weddings Near LA, with cruise options or a B&B stay
Jean Picard Wedding Consulting Although her website doesn't say this, she does a lot of destination weddings in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and environs!
Country Garden Inns Two lovely inns near Carmel-by-the-Sea in CA for small weddings
A Bayside Wedding Indoor or outdoor weddings on the Monterey peninsula
A By-The-Sea Wedding Monterey weddings any day of the week.
Elkhorn Slough Safari Tours Have a wedding amongst the birds and sea otters in Monterey
A Yosemite Wedding Lots of choices at Yosemite
Yosemite Weddings Another Yosemite firm
Classic Weddings in Yosemite Another Yosemite firm with many options
Black Pearl Cottage A lovely beachfront locale in Santa Cruz with plenty of photos at the website
Best Weddings of Sonoma & Marin counties A starting place for wine country weddings
The Whole Shebang Gotta love the name. Greater SF area
Wine Country Weddings The name says it all!
Weddings at Story Winery Gorgeous views!
Shadow Ridge Ranch A lovely ranch option in the Sierra Nevadas
Santa Barbara Weddings Weddings in lovely Santa Barbara

The West, Southwest, & West Coast

This is for all the other spots "out west." Dramatic scenery prevails!

Washington & Oregon:
Weddings By The Sound Plan your wedding by gorgeous Puget Sound
Vista Balloon Adventures Ceremonies on a hot-air balloon over Oregon's wine country
Big K Ranch Weddings in Oregon
Montana & Idaho
Wilderness Weddings Don't let the name fool you--numerous options in Idaho, not just for nature lovers
The Double Arrow Resort in Montana. They do weddings here!
Colonial Wedding House Weddings in Coeur d'Alene, ID
New Mexico:
Enchanted Weddings of Taos Taos is a gorgeous place--lots to do!
The Inn At Snakedance A Taos ski resort
FairyTale Weddings in Santa Fe 8 options for locale
Sisters Wedding Planning An Estes Park service
Planning Weddings in Estes Park Information on inns, B&Bs, and chapels in Estes Park
RiverSong Inn B &B in Estes Park. Elopement packages, snowshoe weddings, and more
Veils & Vows Weddings in Vail, CO
Keystone Resort, CO Another Colorado option
Rocky Mountain Celebrations Interesting choices for weddings in all seasons
The Boxer Ranch Site is a little lean, but a unique option for a ranch wedding in Colorado
Teton Mountain Weddings Breathtaking scenery in Wyoming. Testimonials provided.
Weddings in Sedona, AZ Details and testimonials provided
SouthWest Inn At Sedona They work with a wedding planner who can handle everything
Southwest Inn at Eagle Mountain Ditto!
Willow Tree Manor A Victorian setting in Prescott, AZ
The Rex Ranch Guest Resort A lovely AZ ranch setting
Horseshoe Mountain Resort in Utah


Looking for a Hawaii options? There are MANY--in fact, so many, I've given them their own page. My listing is not comprehensive, as it is hard to stay on top of all the Hawaii links--and in fact, I've not been adding any new ones. It's just too daunting. Still, you might this helpful...

Hawaii Destination Links

Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe NV/CA, and other Nevada Locales

As with the Hawaii options, I have located these on another page. Sorry, space demanded it! The link:

Nevada Destination Links

This page last updated on May 9, 2001

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