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How to Start Planning for an Enchanted Forest Wedding

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Have you ever dreamed about finding a woodsy wedding venue for your special day? Finding the perfect venue for your wedding and reception can be one of the most stressful things about getting married. Sometimes people are looking for something very simple with an easy to get to location. Perhaps, just a large room that can accommodate all your guests is all you need. However, if you’ve dreamed about finding a place that feels natural, open and almost mythical you might have your work cut out for you. Of course Epona Rise Retreat Center can be that place for you. But let’s dive a little deeper and provide some insight and give you some great ideas for your next enchanted forest wedding venue.

Things to Consider Before Planning a Forest Wedding

Finding a venue can be tricky enough but finding a venue that offers the amenities and infrastructure to comfortably hold your special day, in a forest setting, can take a bit more planning. How will your guests travel? What transportation and lodging arrangements will everyone need? Will there be enough space for all? These are just some of the most basic questions you might be thinking about. And if that’s not enough to think about, you also want your venue and location to be absolutely perfect.  A beautiful landscape with lush forests, mountains and open meadows can create the perfect mood and energy.

One of the most incredible places to host you wedding is the resort municipality of Sun Peaks. Sun Peaks weddings definitely do not disappoint. As we mentioned earlier, one of the most important considerations is infrastructure. Are the roads in good quality, is there an airport nearby? An nearby airport is especially important for those relatives that are willing to trek halfway across the world just to see you say I do. Sun Peaks definitely more than fulfills these criteria. It’s only 45 minutes from Kamloops airport and offers a number of beautiful hotels, chalets and condos for your guests to stay in.

What a Forest Wedding Can Offer Over a Traditional Hotel Wedding

One of the advantages of a woodsy wedding is the potential for a blank canvas. There are multiple outdoor locations and backdrops that you can choose from as the main ceremony setting. Take for example the weddings we hold at Epona Rise. What our wedding parties love about our facility is we give them a blank canvas of beautiful landscape in nature, perfect to create a unique experience that reflects how they want to celebrate their special day. You should be able to choose the time, the place and the backdrop. The more freedom you have to custom tailor your wedding the more content you’ll be. A wedding in the forest offers that freedom and creativity.

If you are looking for a venue that is based in nature with stunning views and boutique accommodations we would love to host you. Contact us for more information or to book a tour of our facility.  

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