The 10 Best Wedding Locations in New Mexico!

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Location, location, location—the most important detail for a picture-perfect wed-ding! Since planning a wedding is a compendium of a thousand details, from flowers to food to music to guest list, planning can get overwhelming. We’re here to get you started and help you out with the best enchanting wedding locations in New Mexico.

1. El Monte Sagrado, Taos, NM

Choosing this resort for a wedding adds to the reverence of the marriage cere-mony. Couples can stand outdoors in the Sacred Circle, surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, waterfalls, ponds and cottonwood trees, in this place known as the Holy Mountain. Another outdoor venue here is the Taos Mountain Lawn, perfectly manicured with the Taos Mountains as a backdrop. This resort has beautiful indoor options. The Rio Grande Ballroom is suitable for large weddings. More intimate ceremonies can be accommodated in the Library and the Grand Bohemian Gallery.

2. La Mesita Ranch, Santa Fe, NM

Romance is in the air at this beautiful 140-acre ranch surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez and Barranca mountain ranges and lush, verdant fields. The wedding party and guests can wander through elegant gardens, lounge by the flagstone encircled pool and sit outside on the many patios, enjoying a morning sunrise or evening sunset—undisturbed, as the only visitors on the property. The Ranch can accommodate 22 as guests in residence and 400 on the day of the event. The land is part of the Pueblo de Pojaque, and the culture and artistry of the Pueblo people is all around.

3. Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm, Albuquerque, NM

The soothing aroma from 25 acres of lavender fields that surround this historic sight wafts across this venue designed by the “Father of Santa Fe Style,” John Gaw Meem. It is a beautiful haven perfect for a large or intimate wedding. With 50 guest rooms, the Inn can provide a variety of wedding party and guests ac-commodations. There are intimate indoor and stunning outdoor locations for a ceremony for up to 250 guests. The Sandia Mountains make a picturesque tableau from the Grand Portal and the Grand Ballroom is much as it was when first designed, with parquet walnut floors, hand-carved ceilings, Spanish tile and a magnificent fireplace.

4. Blame Her Ranch, Ribera, NM

At 7,000 feet, that deep breath you might take before the “I Do” has more to do with the altitude here than wedding jitters! On the edge of the Santa Fe National Forest, with spectacular 70-mile views, an outdoor wedding here is a one-of-a-kind experience. Tent the 18,000-square-foot lawn or serve guests on the wrap-around covered decks and patios. There’s a barn just right for a rehearsal dinner and an outdoor covered gazebo in the woods for an idyllic ceremony. Accommodations for 24 in the house and room on the property for 200 guests.

5. Hacienda Vargas Bed and Breakfast, Algodones, NM

As the only bed and breakfast on the El Camino Real, the King’s Highway, this landmark adobe has been hosting guests and visitors for more than 300 years. The 200-year-old wedding chapel has room for an intimate gathering of 15—the garden courtyard, with an enchanting garden, fountain, pond and gazebo seats about 150. There are seven charming guest rooms to choose from, each a romantic interlude from the pre- and post-wedding planning. The Hacienda is a beautiful and welcoming venue for same-sex couples looking for a memorable location and experience.

6. Manzano Mountain Retreat, Torreon, NM

Whatever wedding you’ve dreamed of—country, rustic vintage, New Mexican themed, mountain adventure or one in an apple orchard—this is the place to make any one of those ideas happen. At harvest time on this apple farm, stand among 2,000 apple trees and say your vows—or pledge your love for one another in the shade of 100-year-old pine trees—or say “I Do” on the banks of a charming pond in front of family and friends. These are just a few of the unique possibilities at this picturesque and romantic haven that can accommodate up to 200 guests.

7. Heart of the Desert, Alamogordo, NM

Couples can pledge their love for one another on a patio overlooking groves of splendid pistachio trees in a venue reminiscent of a Tuscan villa at this lovely set-ting that can accommodate up to 200 people. A split-level design elevates the wedding couple for a picture-perfect view for guests. Romance is literally in the air as the scent from the surrounding orchards and vineyards wafts across the Patio setting. Some food, some music and a glass of wine complete this special day.

8. River Paradise Weddings, Taos, NM

Capture the beauty of the Rio Grande River as part of your wedding ceremony. Stand on the banks as it murmurs by in this beautiful outdoor milieu complete with overhanging cottonwood and cedar trees. Depending on the season, weather may be a problem, so put up a tent on the lush lawn or schedule the event in the spring and summer for optimal conditions. This secluded paradise can be the beginning of a life-long love story for partners committing to spend their lives together. It can accommodate 80 to 100 guests for a reception that includes music, dance floor and food.

9. Camp Washington Ranch, Carlsbad, NM

Take a step back in time at this rustic, historic and old west style location. Retreat to this natural setting for a quiet and relaxing picturesque ceremony ringed by statuesque trees, a lovely small lake and a trickling creek rippling by. Choose this outdoor spot or move everything indoors at the Ranch’s main house. Guests and wedding celebrants can stay on the property in the lodge, bunkhouse or one of the stone cabins. Commercial kitchen on-site. Can accommodate small or large group events.

10. Hacienda dona Andrea de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

The bell in the tower at this Hacienda will chime as couples walk down the aisle after saying “I Do.” This stunning southwestern home captures the elegance of old world Mexico, as well as the hospitality of that era. This is a destination “wedding-cation” experience. The wedding duo can arrange for use of the entire Hacienda, both inside and out. The main house sleeps 30 and the grounds have room for 150 guests. The dining area is perfect for a rehearsal dinner or barbecue. 

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