Your Guide To Planning a Destination Wedding

Posted on May 13, 2020 in


Plan a destination wedding at Silver City Mountain Resort today!


Saying I do amongst the wisdom of the Sequoias, surrounded by the magic of the mountainous California wilderness, is something special in this far-flung destination — Silver City Mountain Resort is the trek you want to make and the location you want to get married at. 

Interested in planning a destination wedding at Silver City Mountain Resort? Get the need-to-know information for creating a wedding to remember here!


Pulling Off a Destination Wedding 


When it comes to the ins and outs of a destination wedding, there is a lot of ground to cover — it’s important to get it right! The legwork is more than just booking your venue. It’s considering the guests’ availability, the timing and location of the ceremony, and the weather. 


The Ceremony Location


Once you’ve booked Silver City Mountain Resort, it’s time to coordinate the perfect spot to get married. The location helps determine the feel of your wedding — outdoorsy, rustic, chic, etc. — and other elements that reflect who you both are as a couple. We’re guessing if you’re planning a destination wedding with us, you have a love for the great outdoors and escaping the hustle and bustle of traditional city life! 

Peruse this map of Silver City Mountain Resort and connect with us on the perfect spot for your wedding day. 



Destination Timing


When planning a destination wedding, timing plays a huge role. Typically, the best weather is in their high season, which also happens to correlate with tourist season — there are many more crowds, higher rates, and fewer venue date availabilities. 

If you’re planning a wedding at this peak time, you’re going to want to likely book and plan at least a year in advance to secure your location and reserve your room blocks. 

Keep in mind that if you do plan your destination wedding in the off-season, there may be a chance that some of the vendors or typical activities may not be available. 

Silver City Mountain Resort is in the sleepy California town of Silver City and tucked away from traditional city life. While fall and spring weddings are very popular, it’s important you reach out to us while you’re planning your wedding to ensure that outings you want to take your guests on are available. 


Give People Some Time


While a destination wedding is romantic and dreamy, it’s not always something everyone can do financially. If you are planning a destination wedding, it’s vital that you give everyone a head’s up that this is what you want to do. 

Give everyone plenty of time to save and plan for the wedding, or provide them the opportunity to decline if finances are tight. The same principle goes for your guests — communicate with them and send out save-the-dates with plenty of notice, eight months to a year is standard. 


Book a Weekend Getaway


Well before the big day, you’ll want to book at least one trip to your wedding venue. This is the fun part of the wedding planning where you can have a short getaway to walk the grounds and figure out where the ceremony and reception will take place, in addition to booking local vendors such as your florist and photographer. 

This is also the time to do a food tasting at our restaurant and talk with our staff about the menu for your special day. At Silver City Mountain Resort, we can also help you organize activities for guests — hikes, Sequoia National Park, etc. — and give you some fun ideas for things to do while you’re here. 


Go the Extra Mile For Your People


People are spending money to come and celebrate your wedding with you, so it’s important to pay attention to the details to help make your guests feel welcome.

Create an online website where they can get updated information about the wedding. Not only can they find all the important information in one place, but they can connect with others to arrange travel plans and get a better idea of the itinerary of the wedding weekend. 

Make little goody bags for their rooms with things that they’ll need at Silver City Mountain resort — sunscreen, a bottle of local California wine, water, and even bug spray! 


Plan Your Destination Wedding With Silver City Mountain Resort


We’re here to help make your wedding day memorable! Connect with us to discuss booking your wedding here!