Top Vendors from a Wedding Photographer in Bozeman, MT
As a wedding photographer in Bozeman, MT, I’m asked by my couples, and others, who I recommend or what venues are the best for photographing. Below, I’ve put together a list of my top choices. These are based on places I’ve already photographed at or based on the fact that the majority of my couples are looking for a true “Montana” vibe to their special day. Other vendors below are some that I’ve worked with or others that have a stellar reputation in the Bozeman wedding network.
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Bozeman, MT Wedding Venues
Foster Creek Farm: What can I say about this venue? It is simply one of my absolute favorites in the Bozeman/Belgrade area. Foster Creek Farm is a newer venue but let me tell you, no detail has been overlooked. Their grounds are gorgeous, the have an all white, remodeled barn, an amazing bridal suite and groom’s getting ready cabin, glamping tents for you and a few of your guests/bridal party to stay, room to set up a huge tented reception, AND mountain views. This spot has it all. I would describe it as having a very chic Montana vibe. You definitely need to look into this venue if you are looking for something a little different than what everyone else has done and if you want your wedding to have an upscale but outdoor feel.
The Ponds at Dry Creek: The mountain views at this venue speak for themselves. As a Bozeman, MT wedding photographer who loves to capture a true Montana experience, the Ponds at Dry Creek is the perfect location. You have stellar mountain views without being in a completely remote location where you’d need to bring everything in for an event; this venue has a lot available to you already and from a wedding photography standpoint, it’s a top choice.
Le Petit Chateau: For a unique Spanish/Tuscan inspired venue, you need to look at Le Petit Chateau. This is such a different venue from anything you will see in Montana. The grounds are gorgeous for an outdoor ceremony in front of their gazebo or on the side lawn. They have a beautiful bridal getting-ready suite and the Spanish building with wood beams and massive doors is perfect for an intimate dining space. Here is a recent Bozeman wedding that I photographed at Le Petit Chateau. You’ll have your first dance on the side patio with Italian lights strung around you. It is such a neat spot for a couple that is looking for something different than the rustic venues you’ll find throughout Montana.
Rockin TJ Ranch: This is an expansive venue with a few different options for your reception and ceremony. It’s located just the road from Le Petit Chateau but offers a completely different look and feel. The building is great for receptions and is not over-the-top rustic. The building is bright inside (great for wedding photography) and the ceremony site has beautiful mountains in the background that can be seen well if you have an evening ceremony. They also have a stellar in-house catering team that has made some of the best wedding food I have ever tasted. I recently photographed a brunch wedding at this venue. You can see the blog post here. Below are a few images from this venue as well.
The Woodlands at Cottonwood Canyon: I would describe this venue as being very similar to The Ponds at Dry Creek but without the mountain views. This venue has a more “tucked away” feel among the trees. This can be great for your pictures because it offers plenty of shade to get out of any harsh sun. Definitely check this one out!
Grace Event Center: I believe this was formerly the Brackett Creek Inn. Although I have not shot here, you can see from the video on their site as well as other images they have a STUNNING mountain peek directly behind a small meadow. If you want to feel like you are getting married at a private estate, this is definitely worth checking out. I would encourage you to bring in a planner for this venue to really maximize it’s beauty and make your wedding look straight out of a magazine. There’s a lot of potential with this venue.
Sacajawea Hotel: This venue had to make the list even though it’s located just outside of Bozeman. As a wedding photographer in Bozeman, one of the things I am drawn to and my style of photography gravitates toward is light and bright photos and backgrounds; to me, this can tend to look more “bridal”. The Sacajawea Hotel is an all white, historic building with so much character. I would simply LOVE to photograph a wedding at this location and will not charge any travel fee for this venue. There are options for indoor or outdoor receptions, depending on the size of your wedding, and the grounds and front porch are unreal. Not to mention the option for some guests or bridal party to be able to stay on-site!
Wedding Floral Design
The Flower Hat: I have had the pleasure of photographing Julio’s work multiple times now and what can I say? He is simply THE best. You will never be disappointed if you choose The Flower Hat and let them help develop a creative vision for your day. Next to choosing a Bozeman wedding photographer who can capture your wedding in an editorial fashion, flowers are the next most important thing. I always tell my brides not to skimp on flowers. TRULY, so many other details could be overlooked but if you have amazing flowers, your wedding will look high-end and fine art. Julio is the mastermind behind The Flower Hat and he farms many of the gorgeous blooms you see in his work. See some of his unique and gorgeous work below.
Bozeman Wedding Planners
Bash Bozeman: These girls are amazing! If you are looking for someone to come up with a vision for your wedding, do the planning and leg work and style your day to the nines, please get in touch with Bash Bozeman. They are unreal at what they do and your day will look like it was meant to be in a magazine.
History In The Making: I have met Tina several times and she is the sweetest! I have not yet gotten to work with her at a wedding but please check out her portfolio. The events she has helped with look beautiful and I believe she offers day-of coordination as well if you are simply looking for someone to help the day go off without a hitch. And if wedding photos are important to you, having a planner or day-of coordinator can help tremendously in taking care of all of the details so you, as the bride, get to enjoy your day and all of the time we have for pictures.
Gather in Montana: I have also met Kimberly and can say her style and taste is impeccable. She offers many different options for her planning and coordinating services. You choose how much or how little you want her to do. She customizes her coverage to meet every couple’s needs and I definitely recommend checking her out!
Bozeman Wedding Rentals
Montana Party Rentals: You can make absolutely any event happen with Montana Party Rentals. They have it all! And it’s not the run-of-the-mill basic chair and table rentals; they have the wooden farmhouse tables, cross back chairs, furniture pieces, and accent tables to help bring your wedding above average. But contact them early! They have limited inventory and everyone knows about them so reserve your rentals well in advance.
Calligraphy and Signage
Cast and Company: There’s no one better! If you are looking for fine art, custom invitation suites or other paper goods for your wedding, please check out Cast and Co. She is amazing! I’ve seen her work many times and have met her personally. She can design anything you imagine.
Ice Pond Press: Molly specializes in custom letterpress wedding invitation suites. Her work is absolutely amazing as well. I love when couples include maps or aspects of Montana in their paper goods and Ice Pond Press has done this many times. Check out their website portfolio!
Hair and Makeup Artists
For Hair and Makeup artistry you really can’t go wrong with these three. They’ve all been published and do amazing work that is timeless and stunning for your wedding day. They all book up quickly so be sure to contact them early: Erethreal Hair & Makeup, Beauty and the Belief, and Fumi Makeup. See some of Beauty and the Belief’s work below.