5 Reasons to Get Married at Cougar Ridge

Oct 17, 2021 | Cougar Ridge Lodge | 0 comments

If you’re celebrating the upcoming holidays with an engagement — or hoping to be at the receiving end of one — you might already be dreaming about planning your coming nuptials.

The first, and often one of the hardest decisions that you’ll have to make while wedding planning is where you’ll tie the knot. Your choice of venue will affect more than just your wedding day photos; it will also determine how many guests you can invite, the decor that you choose, and more.

Looking for a wedding destination that’s both beautiful and convenient? Cougar Ridge may be just the place. Keep reading to learn 5 reasons to get married here.

1. A Beautiful Backdrop

Perhaps the best reason to choose Cougar Ridge for your wedding venue is the beautiful backdrop you’ll enjoy. Stunning views of towering red rock mountains stand in the distance. Green fields and landscaping add a pop of bright color. And, of course, the big, blue sky above our property doesn’t hurt.

Whether you choose to get married on property or head to another nearby destination and use Cougar Ridge for your reception, you won’t need much in the way of decor; the incredible natural surroundings create backdrops that you simply can’t match. Take them in on your big day, and enjoy them through your wedding photographs for years to come.

2. Everything in One Place

It’s no secret that planning a wedding comes with plenty of stress. Building a wedding from the ground up means dealing with an endless to-do list. This is especially true when you opt for a destination wedding in an area that you aren’t familiar with. You’ll need to find local florists, bakers, caterers, and more, and then coordinate each one around your big day.

But booking your wedding at Cougar Ridge can alleviate much of this stress. We’ll help connect you with everything that you need for your big day. 

Plus, if you choose to tie the knot and host your reception here, you’ll have everything you need in one place — including accommodations for you and your bridal party and guests. This can help to ease much of the little worries around your wedding day.

3. Turn Your Wedding into a Weekend

Looking for ways to make your wedding even more special? Don’t limit the fun to a single evening!

When you book your wedding at Cougar Ridge, you can easily turn your wedding day into a wedding weekend. Have your bridal party, family, or even your guests stay on-site and plan a weekend of fun. Enjoy group activities like hiking, grill-outs, or maybe a competitive game of sand volleyball before you tie the knot and party the night away.

4. Easy Access to Capitol Reef National Park

Cougar Ridge has plenty of spots that make for the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony. But if you’re dreaming of saying “I do” in a special outdoor setting, we can help with that as well.

We’re located just a short drive away from Capitol Reef National Park, another great destination for small weddings and elopement ceremonies. You can have your ceremony in the park and capture some incredible photo memories, then head back to Cougar Ridge for dinner, dancing, and fun.

Getting married in the park does mean following a few strict rules. But if you’re willing to be flexible with your plans, this is a great way to make your wedding ceremony even more unique and special.

If you’re looking to get married in the park or want to ensure that you’re following any current social distancing guidelines, a micro wedding might be just the answer. You can follow up your small ceremony with an intimate meal and memorable evening back at Cougar Ridge.

5. A Memorable Destination to Return To 

You’ll no doubt find yourself wishing that you could relive your wedding day for years and years to come. While you might not be able to go back to that day, when you book your wedding at Cougar Ridge, you will be able to return year after year to the destination that played host to your special day.

Cougar Ridge makes for the perfect destination for plenty of anniversary trips. You can return to relive those memories and create new ones you’ll treasure.

Planning Your Wedding at Cougar Ridge

Choosing the perfect destination for your wedding ceremony and reception can be stressful. But booking at Cougar Ridge can make the entire process easier — and ensure that you have the perfect, beautiful backdrop for your big day.

Whether you’re looking for an all-in-one destination or dreaming of an incredible outdoor ceremony, Cougar Ridge is the answer. Give us a call or drop us an email today to learn more about booking your wedding day at Cougar Ridge.

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