All You Need To Know For Planning your Alpina Gstaad Wedding

Tucked away into the hilltop Oberbort neighborhood of Gstaad, Switzerland, is an incredible resort where “comfort, privacy, artistry, and tradition live together harmoniously.” This relatively new five-star destination has incredible mountain views, proximity to some of the area’s best summer and winter activities, and all of the opulence you could possibly want out of a true mountain getaway. It also happens to be an exquisite place to get married; let me tell you all about the Alpina Gstaad Wedding Venue! 

About The Alpina Gstaad Wedding Venue

The Alpina Gstaad resort and wedding venue is a new interpretation of Old World Swiss hospitality, set in the classic ski village of Gstaad. Surrounded by spectacular Alpine views, the hotel was more recently built and opened in 2012, standing tall on the site of the former Grand Hotel Alpina, which was demolished in 1995. Situated on 5 mountainside acres of land, Alpina Gstaad upholds a 5-star global standard of luxury and elegance. It’s renowned for its authentic architecture, gardens, art collection, and other prized elements of Swiss design. 

Guests can enjoy dining at the onsite Michelin-starred restaurant, Sommel, or the Japanese sushi restaurant Megu, named by Gault Millau as the best Japanese restaurant in Switzerland. When you’re ready for a little pampering, check out the first Six Senses Spa in Switzerland, described as “a holistic destination inspired by Asian wellness traditions that draw upon the energy of the Alps and the Bernese Oberland’s peaks and pastures.” It’s pure luxury and indulgence as your body rejuvenates from the stresses of everyday life - or wedding planning! 

Details of the Grounds

In honor of Alpina Gstaad’s beautiful artwork, let me paint you a picture of what your wedding celebration could look like. 

You and your guests can arrive in Gstaad by helicopter or private plane, soaring over the beautiful alpine mountains. Everyone can stay comfortably in one of the resort’s gorgeous rooms or suites. All while enjoying world-class dining and spa treatments as your big day approaches. You and your bridal party can treat yourselves to an indulgent spa day. Or splurge on getting ready together in the exclusive Panorama Suite. Gentlemen may enjoy celebrating in the Japanese Whisky Bar or Havana-inspired Cigar Lounge, too. 

When it comes to your wedding, you can utilize the Alpina Gstaad hotel’s gorgeous outdoor spaces for your ceremony. Say “I do” in the Garden. Surrounded by spectacular alpine views and flower beds erupting in color and greenery. In the winter, of course, everything will likely be covered in a blanket of pure, white snow. Then, to celebrate, gather with your guests in one of the resort’s event spaces. The Salle Sarine accommodates up to 150 seated guests. It also boasts beautiful windows, an ornate wooden ceiling, and plenty of elegant finishes. Alpina Bar and Lounge is also ideal for up to 150 and is an emblem of true Swiss luxury. It features floor-to-ceiling windows, stately columns, and a grand fireplace. Or, you can always opt for a refined dinner party celebration in one of the hotel’s fabulous restaurants!  

Photography Opportunities

The scenery surrounding The Alpina Gstaad creates spectacular dramatic wedding photos. Including mountain peaks dappled with evergreens and rooftops of nearby chalets and homes. In the winter, we can even sneak outside for a few dramatic shots against the iconic Swiss snowbanks. Indoors, The Alpina Gstaad’s beautiful architecture and design set up cozy portraits that incorporate intentional rustic details, rich furnishings, as well as other formal touches.  

Wedding Details

The Alpina Gstaad is home to an expert team of event specialists, chefs, and other professionals. All stay wholly dedicated to planning and executing the luxury wedding day you deserve. From menu planning to consultations with their in-house florist, they’ll be your eyes and ears as you curate your dream wedding day. 

Also included in your Alpina Gstaad wedding is a tasting menu for the bridal couple, a suite for your wedding night, standard table decor, and recommendations of premium local suppliers and vendors.

Don’t Hold Back On Your Dreams With An Alpina Gstaad Wedding

An Alpina Gstaad wedding is all about refinement, luxury, and indulgence. If these three words describe your wedding vision board, then you definitely want to think about this phenomenal resort. 

Let me be your wedding photographer! I help commemorate your incredible day with photos you never want to stop showing off!

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