Winter Elopement in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Two brides getting married at Winter Elopement in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Winter Airbnb Elopement in the White Mountains

If you're considering having an elopement in the winter, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire is the perfect location! Situated in the glorious White Mountains region of the state, this area is known for its stunning landscapes and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. Even in the winter, you can find outdoor (and indoor) enthusiasts enjoying the season alike! Whether you enjoy getting out in the snow or staying cozy inside; there's something for everyone. Emily and Mikayla's winter elopement was a combo of both! With plenty of outdoor winter activities and lots of time warming up inside their vacation rental!

The two beautiful brides celebrated their lifelong love in Bretton Woods, with a snowshoe trek to their private ceremony in the snow, and an afternoon of ice skating! Surrounded by the enchanting beauty of the White Mountains, they exchanged vows in an intimate setting that perfectly captured the magic of the winter season. They also had a cozy Airbnb cabin booked to get ready in, and then come back to at the end of the day! While it was a FREEZING day, they were well prepared with lots of layers and positive attitudes - making the whole experience so fun and relaxed. Emily and Mikayla's elopement was truly a one-of-a-kind experience! Read on for some tips on preparing for a Winter Elopement in Bretton Woods, NH!

What to Pack for a Winter Elopement

When planning for a winter elopement in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, it is essential to pack the right gear to stay warm and comfortable in the winter weather. From thermal leggings to fur coats and hand warmers, here's a list of items to pack to make sure you're prepared for your special day in the White Mountains.

Here are some additional tips for packing for your winter elopement in Bretton Woods:

  • Layer up: The key to staying warm in the winter is to wear layers. Start with a base layer of thermal leggings and a long-sleeved shirt, then add a sweater or fleece, and top it off with a warm coat or jacket.
  • Don't forget your hands and feet: Make sure to pack warm socks and waterproof boots to keep your feet dry and toasty. Bring gloves or mittens to keep your hands warm, and consider adding hand warmers for extra insulation.
  • Protect your face and head: A warm hat or headband is essential for keeping your head and ears warm. Consider packing a scarf or neck gaiter to protect your face from the cold wind.
  • Bring sunglasses: The snow can be bright, so don't forget to pack sunglasses to protect your eyes.
  • Pack for your activities: If you plan to do any winter sports like skiing or snowshoeing, make sure to bring appropriate gear and equipment.

By packing the right gear, you can ensure that you stay warm and comfortable during your winter elopement in Bretton Woods! As your elopement photographer, I'll also be there to help guide you in the planning process and provide you with an extensive packing and preparation guide!

For more tips on getting married in the snow, be sure and check out my Ultimate Guide to a Winter Elopement!

Vendors for this Bretton Woods Wedding

Booking the right vendors is key to making your winter elopement in Bretton Woods, NH a success. When choosing vendors, consider their experience working in cold weather and winter conditions. Look for vendors who specialize in winter weddings and elopements and who can provide the necessary equipment and expertise to make your day unforgettable. Additionally, look for florists who can provide winter blooms and greenery to add a touch of seasonal beauty to your ceremony. Finally, don't forget to book a cozy indoor space for your ceremony and reception, preferably with a fireplace to keep you and your guests warm and comfortable.

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Where to Stay for Bretton Woods Elopement

Bretton Woods Vacations. From slope-side Townhomes at Bretton Woods to single-family homes in the Bretton Woods Resort, Loon Mountain, Franconia, and surrounding areas! They help find you the perfect home for your vacation! Emily and Mikayla stayed at the Moose Lodge + Cabins!

The Omni Mount Washington Resort. A historic and luxurious resort with stunning mountain views and a variety of room types, including suites and cottages! As grand as the history behind it, Omni Mount Washington Resort is gracious in ambiance and generous in amenities. They have a golf course, fine dining, ziplines, a spa, and then New Hampshire's largest ski area! No matter what time of the year you visit, this resort is your perfect escape.

Omni Bretton Arms Inn. Nestled in the shadow of the White Mountains, Omni Bretton Arms Inn is a beautifully restored historic inn. With picturesque gardens and a variety of activities including skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, golf, tennis and a canopy tour. The Omni Bretton Arms Inn is the perfect retreat for your next adventure.

The Lodge at Bretton Woods. With a sweeping view of Mount Washington, The Lodge is part of the Omni Mount Washington Resort! Providing easy, affordable access to year-round outdoor activities. From skiing and snowboarding in the winter to golfing and canopy tours in the summer, The Lodge is a perfect home-away-from-home while visiting Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in the heart of the White Mountains.

The White Mountains Retreat at Bretton Woods. 4 vacation rentals that will make your Bretton Woods experience feel like home! At these homes, you will have everything you need to kick back and relax or venture out to have new adventures in the great outdoors. You can even bring your pets!!

What to do at a Winter Elopement in Bretton Woods, NH

Ice skating elopement in Bretton Woods

Winter elopements in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire offer a unique and picturesque setting for your special day. The snow-covered mountains and tranquil surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic and intimate ceremony. Whether you choose to exchange vows on the slopes or in a cozy cabin - your winter elopement in Bretton Woods is sure to be a memorable experience! In addition to saying I DO, you can also choose to include some fun activities to do together! Or with your guests if you choose to have any! There a plenty of amazing outdoor (+ indoor) activities or excursions you can include on your elopement day in the winter!

Here are a few ideas for what to do at your winter elopement:

  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice skating
  • Skiing Bretton Woods Ski Resort
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Dog sledding
  • Enjoy a cozy evening in an Airbnb or Lodge
  • Book a massage or spa day
  • Have a fire and make smores
  • Book a private chef and enjoy an evening in


Snowshoeing is a wintertime activity that allows you to explore the beauty of snowy landscapes and quiet forests. You can enjoy a peaceful walk as the wind whistles through the trees by strapping on some snowshoes and hitting the trails. There are many outdoor areas where trails are maintained in the winter, making it an ideal outing for those who want to elope or explore nature in the winter months! You can bring your own or rent a pair from the Alpine Rental Shop and the Bretton Woods Nordic Center!

Ice skating

Ice skating is such a fun winter activity to do together! Bundled up, holding hands, spinning around in a frozen wonderland. It doesn't get more romantic than that! If you're not a pro skater, it can still be a barrel of laughs as you hold onto one another trying not to fall over! In the winter in New Hampshire you can find plenty of ice skating opportunities, in town, on lakes, and even small private skating areas at hotels or Airbnbs!

Skiing or Snowboarding

Ready to hit the slopes? Whether you prefer skiing or snowboarding, a mountain elopement can provide the perfect backdrop and rush of adrenaline as you take post-ceremony joy rides down the slopes. If possible, plan your adventure during the week to avoid crowds and ski traffic buildup on weekends. Show off your skills with a ceremonious ride out of your special moment!

Enjoy a cozy lodge or Airbnb

What’s better than going to a cozy Airbnb or ski mountain resort.  All of your activities for your elopement are within close range so you can enjoy every moment of your winter elopement together.  Relax in a hot tub after your days activities or sit by an open fire and cuddle on the couch together.

Check out this cozy engagement at the Wentworth Inn for more indoor (and outdoor) winter fun!

White Mountains Elopement Photographer

I hope you enjoyed this dreamy Winter elopement in the White Mountains as much as I did!! If you want to elope in the White Mountains, I've got tons of resources and location ideas for you! As your White Mountains, NH engagement and elopement photographer I'm here to help you plan your dream day! If you need more info on getting married in the White Mountains: be sure and read my newly updated Guide for Eloping in the White Mountains! Now sit back, scroll and enjoy more from this cozy winter elopement in Bretton Woods, NH!

Bretton Woods Airbnb Elopement in the Winter

I cannot wait to hear your vision for your adventurous white mountains, NH elopement!

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