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Destination Gstaad: 6 Reasons to Get Married in The Swiss Alps

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Destination Gstaad: 6 Reasons to Get Married in The Swiss Alps

When it comes to choosing a destination wedding, every couple wants something unique and untraditional, so let's be unique and have a wedding in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

This time we bring you one beautiful and very unique destination for your wedding: Gstaad! 

Gstaad is an upscale resort town in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. The soaring mountains make one magical backdrop to any wedding. This favorite Swiss holiday destination among royalties and celebrities around the world, is a great place for destination weddings. Who would have thought!

How wonderful would it be to have all your family and friends celebrate your love and marriage surrounded by the Swiss Alps? 

Here are the top 6 reasons why Gstaad makes the perfect wedding destination:

1. Gstaad is Home to 6 different 5 Stars Hotels

Gstaad has 6 beautiful 5-star hotels, each with a different vibe and style, with professional teams experienced in planning special events and weddings. Couples can either book the entire hotel or, of course, just the ballroom for their wedding. Some of these hotels, like The Gstaad Palace, are among the most luxurious in Switzerland, and others, like Le Grand Bellvue, are home to Michelin-starred restaurants. Gstaad hotels are also well known for their superior spas and treatments.

The hotels are Gstaad Palace, The Alpina, Park Gstaad, Le Grand Bellevue, Ultima and Ermitage Wellness & SPA Hotel

Hotels in Gstaad generally are open from the second week of December till mid March and in summer from June till mid September. 

2. Fairytale Landscape and Surroundings with an International Touch

Gstaad is surrounded by hills and beautiful soaring mountains. The authentic Swiss wooden chalets give the region its storybook and fairytale feeling; it is Switzerland at its best.

Beside traditions and authenticity, Gstaad has an international touch that convinced many Hollywood stars to become regular visitors. British actress Julie Andrews once said, “Gstaad is the last paradise in a crazy world”. This international flavor of Gstaad is also reflected in what the region's hotels and restaurants offer their international guests. 

3. Intimate and Tailor-Made Celebrations

Whether you are planning a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, Gstaad has a wealth of venues and expertise to help make your special day one to remember, with spaces that can accommodate up to 160 people, and an atmosphere full of love. 

Plan and organize your special day either in a luxurious ballroom or in a simple but magical alpine hut. Outstanding service is available everywhere in Gstaad. Contact the local specialized agency Experience SA to help you have a smooth process.

4. Breathtaking Views for Your Ceremony or Party

Ceremony with a view in the middle of high mountains? Or an unforgettable party in a sophisticated and well-located tent?

With the perfect venue for your celebration, you will definitely impress your guests, and the great view is always there for free. One hot spot with a great view is the mountain restaurant Wasserngrat. At 1,920 metres above sea level Wasserngrat offers a unique wedding venue with stunning views of the Bernese Oberland and far-reaching views across the Saanen District. Wasserngrat is a good option in the summer and winter seasons, summer allows you to celebrate outdoors with a stunning view, and in winter, you could still have a ceremony outdoors in the snow and move inside the cosy restaurant for the rest of the celebration. 

5. Unconventional Winter Wedding

If you are looking for a different wedding experience, plan it during wintertime. The period between mid December and mid March is especially ideal, as snow is covering the region in a romantic way and there is enough hotel accommodation for you and your loved ones.

6. Honeymoon Around The Corner

Extend your stay after the exciting wedding days for your Honeymoon. Destination Gstaad offers you a lot of possibilities to enjoy this special time in your life!

Gstaad is perfect for guests looking for a relaxed time, but if you also want to experience high adrenaline activities, you can book helicopter rides, river rafting tours, and paragliding.

In the pedestrian streets of Gstaad you can buy souvenirs and shop from brands like Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, or Chopard. Do not forget that Switzerland, in general, has a lot to offer!

Explore cities like Geneva, Lucerne, Zurich and the less known but very pretty capital, Bern, after your stay in wonderful Gstaad.


For more reasons to have a destination wedding in Switzerland read: Top Reasons For Saying Yes In Switzerland.

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