Sometimes, attending a wedding provides a fun opportunity to explore a new area you’ve never been to before. When attending a Jackson Hole wedding, you’ll be amazed at everything that this charming little mountain town has to offer. The adventure here is endless, from amazing restaurants to fun things to do while not at the wedding!
Up first on the list is the best food (obviously)!! The Blue Lion is located in a historic 1930s Jackson Hole house purchased in 1978. Since then, the house has been renovated to add additional dining areas on the second floor and an outdoor deck. Here, you’ll be able to choose from indoor and outdoor seating during the summer. In addition, you’ll be able to take advantage of live music most nights and enjoy the chef’s special each evening.
Menu items include popular options such as the French onion soup, grilled elk, stuffed mushrooms, charcuterie, and Ahi Tuna for starters. You will also find great options like Lamb, Huckleberry scallops, trout, Marsala, halibut, seafood scampi, elk tenderloin, beef tenderloin, Bison Strip Loin, and Norwegian King Salmon. Prices range from $10 (for french onion soup) to $52 (for bison strip loin). It’s so freaking worth it because the food here is amazing. It’s a vibe with the live guitar music, too!
In addition, adults can enjoy wine, beer, cocktails, and ciders!
Address: 160 N Millward St. Jackson, WY
Hours: Daily 5:30pm-9pm
If the Jackson Hole wedding is in the winter, you’ll need to check out the National Elk Refuge. The Refuge is over 25,000 acres of elk winter grazing range. This is the only winter elk range that is still in use near Jackson Hole. 100s of years ago, elk used to roam much of North America. Still, as lands settled, their numbers reduced, and they gradually migrated to the mountainous west.
People in the late 1800s and early 1900s in Jackson took note of the elk herd and began visiting with sleigh rides. Interest has since grown, and the Refuge was officially established, with sleigh ride tours being offered shortly after. In addition, the area is also home to bison, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, trumpeter swans, cutthroat trout, wolves, mountain lions, and grizzly bears.
From the middle of December to early April, you can experience one of the most fun winter adventures. You can purchase tickets at the door from 9 am- 4 pm at the Visitor Center at 532 N. Cache St. You’ll need to dress warmly for the 45 minutes to an hour sleigh ride. At the end of the sleigh tour, you can get out and pet the horses and take photos with them!
Address: 675 E Broadway Ave, Jackson, WY 83001
Wyoming Inn is a picturesque Western luxury hotel just minutes from downtown Jackson Hole’s famed restaurants, shops, and nightlife. This resort is for those who want a relaxing stay while in town for a Jackson Hole wedding. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy a lodge-inspired lobby that is quintessentially Wyoming. The hotel is also home to one of the world’s largest private collections of famed wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen’s wildlife art.
At this inn, the rooms and suites are approximately 400 sq. ft. and exude warmth and coziness with soft lighting, soothing earth tones, wood trim, and leather furnishings. You’ll also find free Wi-Fi, microwaves, mini-fridges, Keurig coffee makers, 42” flat-screen LG TVs with cable channels, and Gilchrist and Soames bath products.
Services at Wyoming Inn include The Whistling Grizzly, an onsite restaurant for breakfast and dinner with delicious, locally sourced cuisine. Executive Chef Marc Boussarie created a regional bistro-inspired menu utilizing local products such as Lockhart Ranch beef, Idaho trout, and Vertical harvest greens. You can also enjoy wines, champagne, and my personal favorite, chocolate-covered strawberries!
Additionally, you and your family can enjoy the hot tub, Peloton equipment, complimentary START bike rentals, complimentary bus tickets to the town and village during winter, laundry services, and parking. This luxurious hotel is a must-see for you and your Jackson Hole wedding guests.
Address: 930 West Broadway Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001
When it comes to weddings, you can sometimes make an entire weekend or adventure out of it. From great places to eat to fun things to do during the wedding weekend, there’s so much to explore outside of your Jackson Hole Wedding.
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