Here is a list of Snowy Mountains wedding venues, Australia. This has been updated for 2020 as well. The Snowy Mountains are located to the South West of the nation’s capital Canberra. It is roughly about 3 hours from Sydney. The Snowy Mountains provide a great array of lodge and resort styled weddings, with great views out to the impressive mountain ranges. I’ve captured almost every wedding venue in The Snowy Mountains. If you notice that one is left off of the list and you’d like to see it on the list, swing me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In time I’ll update this with photos of each venue and more text. If you have any questions or want to know my thoughts on a particular venue, please contact me.
What makes a wedding in The Snowy Mountains perfect for you?
Snowy Mountains wedding venues provide a great backdrop in one of Australia’s most iconic alpine regions. A lot of couples are drawn to getting married in The Snowy Mountains because of their affinity with skiing and wanting a beautiful cool climate to tie the knot in. The Snowy Mountains are about 3 hours from Sydney, meaning that it isn’t too far to go for you and your guests.
If you’re a couple who love snowscapes, trekking, or snowsports, then The Snowy Mountains are the perfect place for you to have your wedding or elopement.
What season is best to have a Snowy Mountains wedding?
Depending on what sort of wedding you’re looking to have, The Snowy Mountains are best enjoyed all year round, but if you’re looking for that authentic snow wedding, then your best bet will be from June to October when the skiing season is in full swing. Snowy Mountains wedding venues can be enjoyed all year around.
Temperatures can range down in Jindabyne up to Charlotte’s Pass at the top of Perisher, but on average in winter it can get as low as -5°C, with summer temperatures being around a max of 19°C.
What other activities are there to do when having a Snowy Mountains wedding?
The Snowy Mountains provide the perfect landscape for hiking, treks, and of course snowsports. If you’re looking to have a snow wedding where you can spend a few days after skiing or snowboarding, then you’re in luck. The main attractions in The Snowy Mountains are:
Snowsports in Thredbo and Perisher – The Snowy Mountains are home to two of Australia’s most iconic ski resorts. Perisher is higher up in the mountains, whereas Thredbo has a more alpine climate.
Hiking and biking in Thredbo and Perisher – If you’re in The Snowy Mountains during the summer periods, you’ll be mad to miss out on the great hikes and walks that the thawed out slopes provide for adrenaline junkies.
Restaurant hopping in Jindabyne – The ‘Capital’ of The Snowy Mountains, Jindabyne is a hip town encircling the beautiful Lake Jindabyne. It also comes complete with a great array of tasty restaurants and cafes.
Visit The Wild Brumby Distillery – The Snowy Mountain’s most well known schnapps distillery. Besides creating some of the most tasty schnapps around, the distillery also offers a great range of European style cuisines for you to enjoy.
Climb Mount Kosciuszko – If you’re into your hiking, then you should take the time to climb up Mount Kosciuszko, the Snowy Mountain’s remarkable mountain. It is a bit of a hike at 5 hours return, but worth every step when you get to see what is at the top.
Have an adventure portrait session in the snow – This is something I specialise in and is a super fun way to have an adventure and get some rocking photos of yourselves without any cringy posing! You can check out the trailer below, which was actually shot in the snowy mountains:
If you’re instead thinking about eloping and having a more private ceremony, The Snowy Mountains provides one of the best elopement locations in all of Australia if you love to have a snow elopement. Eloping in The Snowy Mountains is for couples who prefer to have a more intimate ceremony, with stunning views, and best of all, for totally free.
The following locations are some of the best elopement locations in The Snowy Mountains:
Cruiser Top (Thredbo Ski Resort)
Dead Horse Gap
Meadows Nature Track
Let’s chat about designing your dream wedding or elopement!