Incredible Mountaintop Weddings at the Burgenstock Hotel

High above Lake Lucerne, deep in the heart of Switzerland, lies a hotel renowned for its commitment to luxury and excellence. Nestled into a mountain ridge 500 metres (1,640 feet) above the breathtaking Lake Lucerne, the remarkable Burgenstock Resort offers an incredible respite from the rest of the world. With delectable dining, world-class spas, and beautiful event spaces, it’s the perfect place to host a once-in-a-lifetime wedding (just ask Audrey Hepburn - she got married here, too!) If you’re looking for an incredible mountaintop wedding venue in Switzerland, consider a Burgenstock hotel for your unforgettable event. 

A view of mountains towering over a lake at a Burgenstock Hotel wedding in Switzerland

About The Burgenstock Hotel Wedding Venue

Burgenstock Hotel has an extraordinary history layered in a century and a half of luxury. Pioneers Bucher and Durrer built their first hotel on the spectacular mountain ridge overlooking Lake Lucerne in 1873. They catalyzed a revolution in Swiss hospitality, creating a world-class resort for guests unlike the area had ever seen. Over the following years, they developed a funicular railway and the highest outdoor elevator in Europe, both of which still operate today. The Burgenstock also continued to add luxury accommodations and amenities, growing to become a sprawling suite of hotels and lodges. Wherever you stay at the Burgenstock resort, you’ll receive unparalleled service and an experience unlike any other you’ve ever had. 

Today, the Burgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne has 383 rooms spread across four hotels. Their guests can enjoy 12 world-class restaurants and bars, a 10,000 m2 (107,000 square foot) spa and wellness center, and plenty of access to unique mountain activities.

Details of the Grounds

You and your guests can arrive at the Burgenstock Hotel in glamorous style by car or private flight. Still, arguably, the best way to access the resort is by taking their boat from nearby Lucerne and then riding the funicular train up the mountain to your destination. Even before you arrive onsite, you’ll be amazed by the incredible views that undoubtedly drew you to this venue in the first place. 

When you have your wedding at Burgenstock Resort, your wedding day transforms into an unforgettable wedding experience. Your guests can stay onsite and enjoy the resort’s exquisite dining or indulge in a treatment at one of their two spa facilities. Five pools, multiple saunas, and relaxation rooms make filling the time surrounding your celebration even dreamier for out-of-town visitors using your celebration as a cause for an indulgent getaway. 

When it comes to your wedding, Burgenstock Hotel offers so many possibilities for your ceremony and reception. Depending on the time of year and whether you envision an indoor or outdoor wedding, Burgenstock has unparalleled views to use as your backdrop. Sprawling terraces overlooking Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountain peaks will surely play a big part in your wedding day. The resort also has a small, beautiful chapel onsite for intimate ceremonies (and you’ll be able to say you got married in the same place as Audrey Hepburn!) 

The Burgenstock Resort has spectacular event spades, including two grand ballrooms ideal for holding a reception. The ballrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows for uninterrupted views from the top of the mountain, positioning your dance floor in the corner where the world feels utterly endless. Whether your decor is minimalistic and contemporary or lavish and opulent, your unique wedding aesthetic will be stunning.

Photography Opportunities

With such incredible views everywhere you look, it won’t be difficult to find places to take absolutely divine portraits. From the sparkling blue lake to the rolling hills of the surrounding mountain ranges, your photos will look effortlessly beautiful. In the winter, we can also get some beautiful snowy shots for a winter wonderland look. Indoors, the luxurious decor of the resort will also give us plenty to play with as far as capturing gorgeous photos. 

Wedding Details

Burgenstock Resort helps you bring your dream wedding vision to life. Their dedicated wedding specialists will work with you from beginning to end to ensure your wedding is everything you’ve dreamed of. Whether it’s arranging entertainment, floral arrangements, or customized menus, your team will take the stress and pressure out of wedding planning. 

Burgenstock Hotel

A Burgenstock hotel wedding has incredible views, renowned hospitality, and remarkable amenities. If you’re looking for a wedding venue full of drama and luxury, this may be your place. 

It would be my honor to help you capture this special day with photos I know you will love and treasure forever. I’m happy to introduce myself and share all of the ways that my experience as a Switzerland wedding photographer can be beneficial for your wedding day!

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