Wedding FAQs

Here, you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked wedding planning questions we received. If you need more information, please feel free to reach out to our experienced wedding coordinators, and they’ll be happy to help.

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Is brunch available on our departure day?

A morning after brunch is a great way to keep the celebration going and say goodbye before guests head back home. Our brunches are usually casual, giving guests a time range to stop by (i.e.: 8:30am to 10:30am). Guests can show up once they’re ready to depart to enjoy something to eat before they leave. This gives you a few more hours surrounded by those closest to you. We may customize the menu to fit your needs. Let’s discuss what you two have in mind.

What will the weather be like on our wedding date?

June is great for snowcapped peaks. July and August are ideal for wildflowers. September provides fall colors. In case of inclement weather, there is always the option of a “delay of game”. Mountain weather tends to move quickly and there is the option to delay the ceremony while weather passes. If it is decided to move the ceremony location, we offer the Aspen Meadow Pavilion as it would already be decorated for the reception.

Can we go up the lift for views of the Tetons?

Lift tickets included in the package are for the couple and the bridal party (up to 20). If you would like to purchase additional tickets for the group, we provide discounted group rates. Going to the summit for photographs will be added to your timeline and coordinated with the event manager and your photographer.

How should we budget for the bar?

We recommend budgeting two drinks per person, knowing that some guest will drink less than others. We charge beverages based on consumption and we offer multiple bar tiers (well, middle, and top shelf). Bar payments can be planned however you prefer, cash vs. open, beer vs. wine, etc.

Does Grand Targhee Resort have décor we can use?

We have limited décor on hand to accent your own theme and decorations. Grand Targhee Resort’s items include burlap runners, mason jars, chalk boards, signs, wood stump pieces, and more. Our event manager will send you a list with available items once planning begins.

Can we open the tent flaps in the Pavilion?

The Aspen Meadow Pavilion tent flaps open with two main entrances. The main entrance is on the West side near the fire pit and bar while the second is on the North side (service entrance). All the tied flaps on the sides of the tent can be opened upon request. Nights in the mountains can be chilly, therefore we provide heating for the evenings if needed. As your event draws closer, we may discuss your needs based on weather predictions.

Can we bring in our own catering or bar services?

Grand Targhee provides full catering and bar services, outside catering and beverages are not permitted. Our food & beverage minimum of $75/person++ is very attainable and we are happy to work with your favorite food and dietary requests. If you cannot find what you are looking for in our current menu offer, we may discuss your personal catering needs.

What are the guest minimums listed per event day site fees?

Since our Wedding season is very short, we require a minimum number of guests to reserve a wedding. If you are concerned about your guest list, let us know and we will be happy to discuss options and possibilities. Additionally, our catering services require a minimum of 35 to 80 guests depending on the service. While you can have smaller, more intimate events, the final cost will be determined by the service minimums. We can provide an invoice calculator so that you can budget your wedding ahead of time.

What are the next steps to book your event?

To confirm your date and venue, a contract is created. We will require the following information to set it up: contact information for both partners, confirmed wedding date, number of guests, additional venues reserved (welcome reception, late night) if any, estimated number of lodging units (we will calculate final number). A non-refundable deposit will be charged at the time the contract is signed; this may equate up to 50% of site fee. The remaining balance will be due 180 days prior to your event. The lodging block reserved will be released 90 days prior to your event. Once the contract is signed and deposit collected, you will be introduced to our events manager and a suggested vendor list will be provided. The Events Manager will create your Wedding Itinerary where you will share all the information and details needed to organize the wedding.