There are so many ahh-mazing places to get married in Glacier, it’s so hard to pick a favorite. I’ve broken it down by entrance and included what time of year each one is open. I always recommend visiting the park before you decide to see what fits you best as a couple, but if you can’t do that don’t worry I am always here to answer any questions you may have. Just shoot me an email!
The main entrance to the park, closest to towns like Whitefish and Kalispell where there are lots of places to stay and eat. West Glacier is the only entrance that is open year- round, perfect for my winter elopement couples! West Glacier is home to Lake McDonald and where the Going to the Sun Road begins. Lake McDonald is probably the most popular lake in the park with tons of hikes (both long and short), boat tours, and the McDonald Lake Lodge. Going to the Sun road begins at the West entrance, it is a 50 minute drive to Logan Pass and about 1.5 hour drive to the East Glacier entrance. This road is narrow and windy with panoramic views the entire drive, you can even book a red bus tour so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy! Due to road conditions, Going to the Sun Road is usually only open from June- September.
East Glacier is the second most popular entrance, the end of Going to the Sun Road, and is home to Saint Mary’s Lake. The entrance can be open during the winter but it is very unpredictable so I wouldn’t depend on it for a winter wedding. Saint Mary Village is located just outside the entrance for a few accommodation options and essentials. East Glacier has very unique views and is a lot less frequented by tourists, so if you’re looking for a more secluded ceremony this might be the spot for you during the summer season.
Many Glacier is my personal favorite spot in the park. This hidden gem houses a few of the most pristine lakes– Lake Sherburne, Lake Josephine, Swiftcurrent Lake and Grinnell Lake. Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Sherburne are easy to access, you can drive right up to them. Grinnell Lake and Lake Josephine you have to hike to, Lake Josephine is an easy 1 mile hike and Grinnell Lake is a 3 mile hike if you take the shuttle boats across the other lakes, however the shuttle boats stop operating in mid- September. The Many Glacier entrance is typically open mid-July to the end of September.
Two Medicine Lake and Upper Two Medicine Lake hold more dramatic views. Two Medicine District is probably the least visited area in the park which means fewer crowds!! This area is also typically closed during winter, but during the summer it has some of the best hiking and camping spots.
Polebridge is a cute little town with rugged scenery just outside of the park. You could even take a couple pics in front of the Polebridge Mercantile after you get a couple of THE most delicious huckleberry bear claws, which would be so cute!!
If you are having a reception afterwards, I’ve linked some venues below.