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Why Cougar Ridge is the Perfect Venue for Your Wedding

Dec 1, 2019 | Capitol Reef National Park, Cougar Ridge Lodge, Things to do in Utah | 0 comments

You’re engaged–congratulations!! The coming months are going to be full of big decisions for you and your soon-to-be-spouse to make together. One of the most important ones will be about where to host your big day.

Whether you’re dreaming of a small, intimate affair or a lavish event with 150 of your closest friends and family, Cougar Ridge makes for an incredible venue. Keep reading to learn why it should definitely be on the shortlist when you’re deciding where to celebrate what will be one of the happiest days of your lives.


A Breathtaking Backdrop for Your Special Day

When you’re planning a wedding, it can feel as though every single detail is incredibly important. The font on your invitations. The types of flowers in your centerpiece and how they’ll look together. The sides that will come with your plated dinner. There’s no shame in wanting every detail to be absolutely perfect; after all, it is going to be one of the most important days of your life.

But the reality is that many of those details will fade from memory in the years after your big day. In fact, in the rush and excitement and busyness of your wedding day, you might even forget about them before you’ve even said your vows.

However, there are details that you will never forget, and that will be incredibly important during your wedding day. Your gorgeous wedding dress or stunning suit or tux. The lucky man or woman standing with you at the altar. Your cherished friends and family members who make up your bridal party.

And the incredible scenery surrounding you. Well, that is, only if you choose to host your wedding somewhere worthy of the occasion.

When you choose to have your wedding at Cougar Ridge, you’ll be backdropping your ceremony with beautiful red rock canyons, green pastures, and stunning blue skies. The sight is something that you and your guests will never forget, even long after those tasty veggies or the soft spray roses fade from your memory. These memories and your wedding photos will one day be all that you have left of your special day. Make sure that the scenery is worthy of the occasion.

Every Amenity You Need is On-Site

One of the reasons why planning a wedding can be so stressful is that there are so many working parts. You don’t only need to find a caterer, a florist, servers, decorators, rental chairs and tables, and more, but you also need to get everyone to your venue, on time and with whatever they need to get the job done.

If a single piece of the puzzle is missing, it can have a snowball effect, and you’ll suddenly be stuck dealing with a crisis in between doing your hair and buttoning up your suit. 

But when you choose to have your wedding at Cougar Ridge, almost everything you need is already right there on-site. And for the things that aren’t, like flowers or those little extras like a donut wall, we can help you find the right vendors and coordinate everything on the big day to save you the stress and headache.

The Ultimate Private Destination

There are so many benefits that come with staying on-site at your wedding venue. More sleep the night before the big day. Easy access to all of your luggage. Not having to lug your dress, tux, makeup, and other supplies from your home or hotel room to the venue on the morning of. 

There are even more benefits to having your bridal party and family stay close as well. The biggest one is the chance to spend more time together. Your wedding ceremony and reception will fly by. But having time to relax for a moment together the night before your wedding, or catch up over breakfast the morning after, will help you cherish the friends and family that have worked so hard and traveled to support you on your special day.

When you book your wedding at Cougar Ridge, you also have the option of renting out the entire property. This means the ultimate private destination for your wedding. You get all of the suites, common areas, outdoor space, and more, all to yourself. Everywhere you go during your wedding weekend, you’ll find family and friends relaxing and enjoying one another’s company.

Easy Access to Some of the Nation’s Most Beautiful Landscapes

Cougar Ridge and its surrounding landscape are beautiful. But if you have your heart set on taking Instagram-worthy wedding shots in a national, we have that, too. 

Capitol Reef National Park is located just a short drive from the property. You can easily take a quick trip with your bridal party or even just your new spouse after your ceremony for some incredible pictures. And because everyone stayed on-site, your guests can head back to their rooms to relax, enjoy some hors d’oeuvre, or hang out in common areas while they wait for your reception to start.

Give Your Guests a Weekend They’ll Never Forget

Every wedding at Cougar Ridge is unique. Some couples might choose to keep the entire event relaxed and low-key. Maybe you choose to take your guests on a beautiful hike after an early wedding reception. Or host a rodeo the night before. 

Others might opt for a more luxurious event, with a night full of dancing under the stars. Your bridal party might enjoy massages on Friday night to help everyone relax and unwind.

However you choose to plan your day, your unique choices, as well as the luxurious suites and fun amenities, not to mention the incredible surroundings, are certain to make your wedding one that your guests will never forget!


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