As a wedding photographer based in the picturesque town of Laramie, Wyoming, I've had the privilege of witnessing countless love stories unfold against the backdrop of Southern Wyoming's stunning landscapes. For couples seeking a luxurious outdoor wedding experience, I present my curated list of the top five venues in the region.

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St. Alban's Chapel


Medicine Bow National Forest


Discretionary Donation to the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming


50 Guests

One of the standout aspects of St. Alban's Chapel is its intimate setting, perfect for those who cherish the idea of an exclusive celebration. With a capacity that ensures a cozy atmosphere, this venue caters to couples looking for a more personal and private affair. While being mindful of budgets, St. Alban's Chapel provides an affordable option for those seeking nature’s serenity without breaking the bank.

The venue boasts a charming chapel that seamlessly blends with the natural surroundings, creating a romantic ambiance for your ceremony. The flexibility of the space allows for a customizable setup, enabling couples to add their personal touch to the venue.


St. Alban's Chapel aligns with U.S. Forest Service Multiple Use Guidelines, ensuring that your event harmonizes with the natural beauty surrounding it. It's crucial to adhere to guidelines such as keeping vehicles within designated parking areas and packing out all materials promptly. Additionally, users are encouraged to respect Special Orders and Forest Service regulations to maintain the integrity of this pristine location.

Planning Considerations

Accommodations and Restroom Facilities

While St. Alban's Chapel does not provide restroom facilities on-site, arrangements can be made to rent "Porta Potties" in Laramie, ensuring the comfort and convenience of your guests.

Additional Guidelines

To maintain the unspoiled beauty of the area, users are discouraged from setting up tents within 500 feet of the Brooklyn Lake Road. Any signage must be approved by the District Ranger in advance, preserving the natural charm of the surroundings.

St. Alban's Chapel in Southern Wyoming offers a magical escape for couples seeking an intimate and nature-infused wedding experience. As a wedding photographer, I can attest to the timeless moments captured in this enchanting venue, making it a top choice for those who appreciate the simplicity and beauty of love in the great outdoors. If you're envisioning a wedding surrounded by mountains and tranquility, St. Alban's Chapel may just be the perfect canvas for your love story.

Trout On-Inn Lodge


Casper, Wyoming


Packages range from $5,500 to $30,000


230 for ceremony/reception, on-site lodging for up to 40 guests

The Trout On™ Inn is strategically located on the banks of the North Platte River, offering an enchanting setting for couples to exchange vows. The elevated pergola provides a breathtaking view of the river, surrounded by trees on one side and a sprawling stretch of grass for comfortable seating. This carefully crafted landscape creates an ideal backdrop, ensuring that every photograph captures the essence of love in a tranquil and timeless setting.

A Seamless Journey with Tailored Packages

At Trout On™ Inn, they understand the importance of a seamless wedding experience. From the basic Bronze Package to the all-inclusive Platinum Package, every detail is meticulously arranged. The Bronze Package, starting at $5,500, includes a two-night stay in the house (accommodating up to 8 guests), tables, chairs, linens, speaker systems, yard games, decorative cake table, and more. 

Distinctive Event Spaces for Every Celebration

The Barn

The barn at Trout On™ Inn, spanning approximately 52 x 100 feet, eliminates the need for a tent. Complete with a 20 x 20 outdoor lighted patio, it seamlessly transitions into an indoor/outdoor dance area. With a maximum capacity of 230, this space ensures your celebration is covered, rain or shine. Adjacent to the patio is a vast grassy area, perfect for children to play and enjoy the festivities.

Rustic Lodge

For smaller weddings or receptions, the rustic lodge offers a charming and intimate setting. Accommodating up to 100 guests, the lodge boasts a beautiful grass area overlooking the river. Its quaint charm mixed with rustic elegance provides an enchanting backdrop for your wedding pictures, especially during the mesmerizing sunset.

Beyond the Ceremony

Apart from being a premier wedding venue, Trout On™ Inn offers an array of experiences and services:

Guided Float Trips and Boat Rentals: Add a touch of adventure to your celebration with guided float trips or boat rentals.

Alternative Great Room: Perfect for family gatherings and rehearsal dinners, the lodge's great room is a versatile space.

River Access: Two miles of public access river for walks and wade fishing, with private access available at an additional cost.

Nature's Backdrops

Trout On™ Inn boasts various natural backdrops, including majestic trees, the meandering river, golden grassy fields, sagebrush, and captivating bluffs. Sunset pictures are particularly enchanting, creating a timeless ambiance that resonates with the spirit of love.

Catering and Lodging

On-site catering services, detailed upon request, ensure that your culinary desires are met. Accommodations include six cabins and four lodge rooms, providing space for approximately 40 guests. If you envision a rustic yet elegant wedding, Trout On™ Inn is the epitome of sophistication, guaranteeing a memorable and enchanting experience.

Brush Creek Ranch


Saratoga, Wyoming


Elopements start at $2,000 and All-Inclusive Packages can cost as much as $300,000


155 with full lodging

Nestled amidst the pristine landscapes of Southern Wyoming, Brush Creek Ranch stands as a testament to refined elegance and natural splendor. This exclusive venue effortlessly combines the rustic charm of the Wild West with the sophistication demanded by a luxury wedding affair.

Understanding the Cost

For those envisioning a wedding that transcends the ordinary, Brush Creek Ranch is an investment in memories that last a lifetime. The cost reflects the unparalleled beauty and bespoke services offered by this venue. While specifics may vary depending on the scale and intricacies of your celebration, rest assured that every dollar spent translates into an experience that is nothing short of extraordinary.

Intimate Gatherings, Grand Celebrations

Whether you dream of an intimate ceremony or a grand celebration, Brush Creek Ranch caters to a discerning clientele. With a capacity tailored to meet your desires, the venue accommodates both small, exclusive gatherings and large, lavish affairs. Immerse yourself in the intimacy of a secluded celebration or invite all your loved ones to revel in the grandeur of a luxurious union.

Diverse Event Spaces

One of the hallmarks of Brush Creek Ranch is its diverse range of event spaces, each with its unique charm. Exchange vows against the backdrop of rolling hills or host a reception under the expansive Wyoming sky. From the intimate Trailhead Lodge to the grandeur of Magee Homestead, each space lends itself to a personalized celebration tailored to your vision.

Bespoke Services and Amenities

At Brush Creek Ranch, luxury isn't just a word—it's an experience woven into every aspect of your celebration. From curated culinary experiences by world-class chefs to personalized concierge services, the venue ensures that every detail is meticulously crafted. Picture-perfect landscapes, spa retreats, and outdoor adventures for your guests make Brush Creek Ranch not just a wedding venue but a destination of unparalleled allure.

Natural Beauty Surrounding Brush Creek Ranch

As a wedding photographer, I can attest to the captivating beauty that frames every shot at Brush Creek Ranch. The untamed wilderness of Southern Wyoming becomes the canvas for your love story, providing a backdrop that is as timeless as your commitment to each other.

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens


Cheyenne, Wyoming


Space dependent, ranges from $100 for three hour block to $600


Space dependent, 80 to 300

When it comes to choosing a venue that seamlessly blends nature's beauty with timeless elegance, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens stands out as a premier choice. As a seasoned wedding photographer, I have had the pleasure of capturing love stories against the backdrop of its lush greenery, vibrant flowers, and charming landscapes. Each frame tells a unique tale, painting a picture of romance that lasts a lifetime.

Event Spaces and Capacity

One of the key elements that sets Cheyenne Botanic Gardens apart is its diverse array of event spaces, each offering its own distinctive charm. Whether you envision an intimate affair or a grand celebration, this venue has options to suit every taste.

Grand Conservatory

Ideal for opulent celebrations, the Grand Conservatory exudes sophistication with its glass walls, allowing the beauty of the botanical wonders to permeate the space. This venue accommodates up to 300 guests, providing ample space for a dance floor and lavish decor.

Historic Train Depot

For those seeking a touch of vintage allure, the Historic Train Depot is a captivating choice. With a capacity for 150 guests, it boasts a unique ambiance that transports you to a bygone era, creating an unforgettable backdrop for your nuptials.

Peace Garden

Perfect for intimate ceremonies, the Peace Garden radiates tranquility. Accommodating up to 50 guests, it is an idyllic spot for exchanging vows surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Cost and Value

While Cheyenne Botanic Gardens offers an exclusive and luxurious experience, it's essential to consider the investment required to make your dream wedding a reality. The cost varies depending on the chosen event space, guest count, and specific requirements. As your dedicated photographer, I understand the significance of this investment and am committed to capturing every moment in a way that reflects the true value of your celebration.

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Deerwood Ranch


Laramie, Wyoming


0-100 guests starts at $7,500, 100-160 guests starts at $10,000. Elopement Package is $3,500.



Deerwood Ranch is strategically situated amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Southern Wyoming. Accessible yet secluded, the venue provides a tranquil haven for couples and their guests, allowing them to escape the hustle and bustle of city life while reveling in the beauty of nature.

Cost and Exclusivity

While excellence often comes with a price, Deerwood Ranch ensures that every penny spent translates into a flawless celebration. Couples can choose from a range of customizable packages tailored to their unique preferences, ensuring that their special day is as unique as their love story.


Intimate Affairs

For couples envisioning an intimate celebration, Deerwood Ranch offers charming spaces ideal for smaller gatherings. The intimate settings create an ambiance that fosters connection and warmth, making every guest feel like an integral part of the celebration.

Grand Galas

For those dreaming of a grand affair, Deerwood Ranch can seamlessly accommodate larger guest lists. The expansive event spaces, coupled with the natural grandeur of the surroundings, provide a majestic backdrop for a celebration of opulence and extravagance.

Event Spaces

Ceremonial Elegance

Deerwood Ranch boasts several event spaces designed to cater to various aspects of a wedding celebration. The ceremonial spaces are crafted with elegance in mind, offering a timeless setting for couples to exchange vows and embark on their journey of marital bliss.

Reception Splendor

From sophisticated indoor spaces to breathtaking outdoor areas, Deerwood Ranch ensures that the reception is nothing short of spectacular. The versatility of the venues allows couples to bring their unique vision to life, creating a celebration that resonates with their personal style and taste.


Professional Support

Deerwood Ranch goes above and beyond to provide couples with a dedicated team of experienced professionals. From event coordinators to culinary experts, every detail is meticulously managed to guarantee a seamless and stress-free wedding day.

Scenic Beauty

The natural beauty surrounding Deerwood Ranch serves as the ultimate amenity. With picturesque views, manicured gardens, and enchanting landscapes, couples and their guests are treated to a visual feast that enhances the overall experience of the celebration.

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