Guide to Getting Married at Copper Rose Ranch

Hello there, beautiful people! I am here today to chat about a lovely wedding venue, Copper Rose Ranch. If you’re still looking for a venue, I highly suggest you keep reading, as this place is one of my very favorites.

Copper Rose Ranch is smack dab in the middle of Paradise Valley, and boy does that name perfectly live up to it. It is the perfect combination of western charm and tasteful, timeless choices that will make your wedding photos the envy of all friends and family. There are so many ways to vary your experience; from using only the barn on your wedding day, to renting the whole place for family and guests. It truly is a jewel of Paradise Valley to have the Absaroka and Gallatin mountain ranges in view the whole time.

About Copper Rose Ranch 

Copper Rose Ranch is Paradise in Paradise Valley. And I’m not just saying that! Along with those incredible views I mentioned, you’ll get complete privacy for you and your guests. Copper Rose Ranch can have up to 250 guests for your wedding. After the ceremony, you and your guests can retire to private or shared cabins right there on the ranch, accommodating up to 66 guests.

Where is Copper Rose Ranch?

  • Driving Time From Bozeman: 27 minutes 
  • Driving Time From Livingston: 22 minutes 
  • Driving Time From Billings: 2 hours 2 minutes 
  • Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport: 37 minutes
  • Billings Logan International: 1 hour 47 minutes 

How to Drive to Copper Rose Ranch

Once you type in 2173 East River Road, Livingston, MT 59047 into google maps, it will take you right there! The only thing you need to be cautious of is when we have road constructions in the summer which could cause you to have to sit and wait in traffic for 20 minutes. So, make sure to let your guests know on the website if they need to add more time. 

Why Have Your Wedding at Copper Rose Ranch?

Copper Rose, I believe, is hands down one of the best venues in Paradise Valley. The venue has 360 views all around the barn of gorgeous mountains. Everywhere you look, you have an amazing view. I love that it’s a barn and it is elegantly designed to not feel like you will be sitting on hay bales. They have tons of beautiful windows opening to the mountains, so if you do have to get married inside, or want to get married inside, it’s still gorgeous! You can have all your family and friends stay at the venue, or there are a ton of options all around the area with many different price points. 

Top Venue Features

This is a list of all of the amazing things that Copper Rose has to offer!

  • Newly renovated 100-year-old barn
  • Traditionally Stacked Lodgepole Pine Cabins
  • Farmhouse
  • Trout-Filled Fishing Pond
  • Fire Pits
  • Yard Games: Horseshoes, Corn hole and Bocce Ball
  • Sioux Style Teepee
  • Hot tub

The Best Time of Year to Get Married at Copper Rose Ranch

The best time of the year to get married here is always going to be hard for me to pinpoint, because I feel like it changes every year. However, I think that May is a very under-booked month! June, July, and August will always be the busiest months for weddings because of those warmer temps. Also, keep in mind that we do tend to have afternoon storms in Livingston that last about an hour. So be sure to always prepare yourself and be a little flexible on the wedding day. August is fire season and will smoke out the mountains. We do and NEED to take fire season seriously in Montana or we can lose our forests, farmers crops, and people’s homes. So, if you are wanting a fire pit or fireworks at your wedding look into May or October. 

Our falls are unmatched here in Montana. I think September is stunning in Montana, but you have to be understanding of our ever-changing weather. Again, that is why it’s so important that you love the inside of Copper Rose just as much as the outside in case you have to bring things in. It can be a cozy and magical space inside if you lean into it! October is going to drop temperatures quickly, I normally promise that is going to snow the week before Halloween. As it is snowing right as I type this up on October 26th… So, if you are looking for fall colors, Copper Rose Ranch isn’t going to be giving that. They keep it light with the trees because they don’t want to block the beautiful views. Then, as you get into November, December, and more into winter, I promise you that everything will be inside and the roads will be a little crazy. I would only suggest winter months for local people in the area who really know what they are getting themselves into. 

“A drinking town with a wind problem” is what Livingston is known for. So, the thing we have to think about the most in Paradise Valley is that the area is a wind tunnel. I am just going to be honest with you here. I have worked about 50 weddings in Paradise Valley and only one of those wedding days didn’t have wind. With that said, I highly suggest not wearing a veil. If your heart is set on it, please stick with it! But if you know that if would annoy you all day blowing around, maybe skip it. 

While you are reading this I’m sure you are talking yourself out of getting married in Montana because the weather is so temperamental and you can’t count on anything. This is why you should hire local people from Montana to be on your vendor team because we are the people who wake up on a wedding day on September 1st to a foot of snow, shrug, and say “Let’s do this!” We are definitely calm in the storm, so we will be able to calm you as well when needed. Your florist will know the wind is heavy, and they will bring extra zip ties to anchor everything down. Your photographer will know that the sun sets an hour early in the mountains and make sure that you have time in your timeline for golden hour photos if you so choose. Your coordinator will know that they should bring blankets and umbrellas for the ceremony because your guests didn’t dress right. Your hair and makeup artist will make sure that you have sunscreen on even in the cold months because snow burn is a real thing. We got you! 

I have worked more Thursday, Friday, and Monday weddings at Copper Rose Ranch than any other venue. I think this really works because there is just so much to do in the Valley! You can encourage your guests to make a vacation out of your wedding. I don’t know how much it is to get married at Copper Rose, so make sure to fill out the form on their website to get their pricing guide. 

Where to Stay Near Copper Rose Ranch

As I mentioned earlier, Copper Rose Ranch has lodging options that can accommodate up to 66 guests. There are 11 cabins on the property that you and your family and friends can stay at! If you have more guests looking for places, there a great AirBnb’s close by that I will list below. 

Paradise Valley Airbnb’s/VRBO’s

This is where the girls got ready at that you see in the pictures

This is where the boys got ready, but there were no pictures

Paradise Lodge

Paradise Valley Hotels, Lodges, & Resorts

Sage Lodge 

Chico Hot Springs 

Yellowstone Valley Lodge

The Murray


Pine Creek Lodge


Pitch Yellowstone

Copper Rose Ranch Wedding Vendors

Below are some vendors I have worked with, trust and love! Take a look at them and find which is best suited for you.


Rental Companies






Sweets and Treats

Fun Activities to Plan for Your Copper Rose Ranch Wedding

Copper Rose Ranch offers so many amazing amenities every day for you! So if you’d like to add in a fun activity for your family and friends to feel the Montana, check some of these options out…

Woman owned fly fishing guide and yoga

Line dancing and swing dancing instructor 

Horse back riding 

Concerts and Brunch on Sunday

Hot Springs day

Similar Venues You Might Enjoy in the Area

Yellowstone Valley Lodge

Sage Lodge

Stone Flower Weddings and Events

Chico Hot Springs

Paradise Lodge

Well… I clearly love it here if I am writing a whole blog to try to get you to tie the knot here! But who am I? I am Leanna Krenik, and I am the proud owner of Leanna Joy Photography, and the images in this blog are pictures I took of a wedding at Copper Rose Ranch in August 2023. I am based in the mountains of Bozeman, but I love taking this one woman show on the road. My photography style is best described as bright, colorful, and full of my client’s personality! When I’m shooting, I am a full-time photographer and part time hype woman. I am happy to crack jokes the whole time, help you pose, and pump you up. Feel free to check out my website to learn more about me, and look through some of my work.

I know you have a million options and ideas running through your head right now. I know you’ve probably looked at so many venues, your head is spinning. I highly suggest taking a deep breath, a swig of your wine, and then contacting Copper Rose Ranch to see if they are the best fit for you! I always think that walking through the property is the best way to see if you can envision yourself saying “I do” here. I suggest making a date out of everything you do when it comes to wedding planning. Make it fun! So, go see the venue, then head to Follow Yer Nose BBQ or Old Saloon for dinner and talk it through together! And as always, if you have any questions please never hesitate to email me at 

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