Montana Wildflower Weddings | Red Lodge Wedding Intimate Elopement!

About Montana Wildflower Weddings

I am so excited to tell you all about this intimate wedding venue at Wildflower Weddings! I’ve only done huge productions with hundreds of guests at Wildflower, so it was a lot of fun to meet on a Wednesday in Red Lodge to celebrate these two! Definitely a change of pace, and I loved it.

We stayed at the cabin on the property and got hair and makeup done by Destini from Cultured Roots! The bride wanted a little more of an editorial look for her getting ready pictures, so I brought in a stand and backdrop to set up right in front of the sliding glass doors of the cabin for some beautiful lighting. Also, a hack, if you’re getting ready space is a little messy or not exactly what you want, putting up a giant backdrop gets rid of all the clutter and gives you that editorial look. The couple got ready together which was so stinking sweet to watch.

After that, we went in front of the barn for them to exchange their vows. We took our time after photographing on the gorgeous property with the heavy woods, waterfalls, and open pasture. Then Crystal, their planner, had set up a beautiful grazing table, wine, and cake from Sweets by Sam. Sometimes you might think that when you elope you wouldn’t need a planner, but I will tell you- it makes a HUGE difference in the day. Her decorations and work were so magical, the couple absolutely loved it! She surprised them with sparklers after dinner, and then they hit downtown Red Lodge for more drinks and dancing at the One-Legged Magpie. 

Where is Montana Wildflower Weddings?

It’s nestled under the Beartooth Mountains, located 4 miles from Red Lodge. 

Closest Major Cities/Towns:

  • Driving Time From Billings: One hour drive
  • Driving Time From Bozeman: Two and a half hour drive
  • Driving Time From Cody Wyoming: One hour drive

Closest Major Airports:

  • Billings Logan International Airport: One Hour Drive
  • Bozeman Airport: Two and a half hours
  • Yellowstone Regional Airport: One hour drive

How to Drive to Montana Wildflower Weddings

From Billings Montana you will just jump on I-90 W to US-212 W in Carbon County and it’s a straight shot to Wildflower Weddings!

Why Have Your Wedding at Montana Wildflower Weddings?

Montana Wildflower Weddings is a dream wedding venue right next to Red Lodge. It also has one of the closest mountain settings near Billings! It sits right in the middle of beautiful green meadows, vibrant flower gardens, and a breathtaking panoramic view of the mountains! This venue is absolutely beautiful and can give you your dream wedding!

Where to Stay Near Wildflower Weddings

Wildlower has a great cabin on the property that we got ready in. It’s only a few minutes from Red Lodge, and it is a huge, spacious log cabin near Beartooth Mountains. It has three levels including a master suite, two other bedrooms, a loft overlooking the main level area, and two full bathrooms! AHH! I would definitely stay here, it sounds and is amazing. It fits up to 10 guests!

“The main level offers a luxurious and cozy living space with an open floor plan concept including its own separate dining area and breakfast bar. The beautiful stone fireplace is the focal point of this space. Downstairs has a full walkout basement, bar and a great open area to play family games or to gather for a meeting. The lodge comes fully furnished and sits back off the beaten path amongst a quiet natural setting. With numerous, large, sun-filled windows, a wraparound upper deck and a lower patio, you are able to experience incredible views of the property and passing wildlife. The serene setting offers peaceful ponds and a tranquil waterfall. Whether you want to take in the sights of downtown Red Lodge, which offers exquisite charm and character, or explore your adventurous side, you have the best of both worlds right at your doorstep.”

They made it sound so wonderful on their website, I had to share that! If you need more space for guests or you’re looking for something else, below I’ve listed some of my favorite places to stay that are nearby this venue! Check them out!


Lazy Dog Cabin

11 Alpine Basin Loop

Tree Top Townhome

Hotels, Lodges, & Resorts

The Pollard Hotel

Quality Inn

Yodeler Motel



Perry’s RV and Campground


Wildflower Wedding Vendors

Below are the vendors that this couple hired if you want to have a very similar day to theirs! Click each link and it will take you to their page.

Hiring Your Wildflower Wedding Photographer

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 Wildflower Weddings in August 2023. I am based in the mountains of Bozeman, but I love taking this one woman show on the road to Red Lodge. I actually lived and worked in Red Lodge for two years at the Montana Candy Emporium and coffee shop. My family still lives there and I love an excuse to photograph in Red Lodge and see the fam! 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 Red Lodge Wildflower Weddings 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 The Ox Pasture or The Pollard for dinner and talk it through together! And as always, if you have any questions please never hesitate to email me at 

Similar Venues You Might Enjoy if this isn’t the perfect fit for you…

Fox Fields

Rock Creek

Red Lodge Golf Course

I hope this helps you plan and decide if Montana Wildflower Red Lodge Wedding is the place for you! If anyone else has recommendations or advice, please comment below! Happy planning 🙂

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