If you’re planning a destination wedding your mind might first turn to far-flung white sand beaches, however a truly unique and enchanting destination lies on the UK’s own doorstep: The Swiss Alps are just an hour’s flight from London and offer a plethora of stunning advantages that will make you special day spectacular. Beyond the breath-taking mountain scenery, Switzerland has a rich heritage reflected in the culture, food, wellness and more. Here are our top reasons to choose to get married in the Swiss Alps this Winter…
Crisp mountain air, snowy pines, and a panorama of soaring peaks and valleys make for a beautiful backdrop to any style of festivity. Whether you’re creating a rustic fairytale garden or a more grand affair, the striking scenery looks gorgeous from every angle – and the lighting is perfect for all the photos.
A Winter Wonderland Wedding
Looking for a winter wonderland wedding that isn’t too Christmassy? The Swiss Alps provide the ideal setting with guaranteed snow on the ground from December or on the distant peaks almost year-round. Think fur-laden carriage rides, ice skating and quaint Alpine villages where your loved ones can gather around the roaring fire. The Pavillion at the Waldhaus Flims Alpine Grand Hotel and Spa combines the charm of Belle-Epoque architecture with enchanting forest and mountain scenery, with a fairytale ballroom and outside firepit snugs for when guests need to rest their legs.
A chance to rock faux fur
Winter bridal fashion allows for a serious fashion statement, from satin to sparkles and most importantly, faux fur. Try a white cropped stole or cape, or even a hat if you’re arriving from outdoors.
Delicious food and wine
Where in the world can you legitimately devour as much cheese as you like on your wedding day without feeling guilty? The answer, Switzerland, the home of some of the finest cheeses in the world, think fondue, raclette and cheese rosti! Then of course there is the other Swiss specialty – chocolate – to indulge in decadent chocolate desserts and cakes.
The best spas in the world
Some of the best spas in the world are in Switzerland and Waldhaus Flims Alpine Grand Hotel & Spa recently placed as the 3rd Best Spa in Europe at the European Health & Spa Awards…ideal for pre and post wedding relaxation!
Why jet off to far-flung destinations when the best honeymoon is right on the doorstep. The happy couple can continue their winter wonderland experience with another week spent carving up the mountains, sipping hot chocolate, spending long lunches in the mountains and returning back to the luxury of Waldhaus Flims for a more civilized après ski, afternoon in the spa…and a delicious fondue in the hotels dedicated fondue restaurant – Il Tschaler.
You’ll stand out!
While summer is traditionally considered wedding ‘season’, hosting your nuptials during winter will ensure they are the highlight of the season and will give your guests something to look forward to!
About Waldhaus Flims…
The Waldhaus Flims Alpine Grand Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of the Flimser mountain, built in 1877 and reopened in December 2016 after extensive renovation, the Waldhaus Flims combines the inviting charm of the Belle Epoque with World-class comfort. The Waldhaus Flims is one of Switzerland's largest hotel parks comprising of the 5-star Superior Grand Hotel and two other 4-star superior guest houses, the Villa Silvana and the Chalet Belmont. Waldhaus Flims has a 3000 m² Waldhaus Spa, four restaurants, two bars and a historic Art Nouveau pavilion with ballroom.
www.waldhaus-flims.ch. Wedding pricing available upon request.