When COVID-19 first began its spread in 2020, one group of individuals faced a unique challenge. While all of us were left learning how to cope with travel restrictions, city-wide shutdowns, and constantly changing health recommendations, newlywed couples looking to plan their nuptials were suddenly left with some big decisions to make.
Would they postpone their wedding? Cancel their big plans and opt to elope? Move their ceremony outside, and space out guests to allow for safe social distancing? Nearly 60 percent of couples opted to change their wedding plans in 2020.
Now that travel restrictions have largely lifted and life is beginning to get back to normal, couples are back to planning their dream wedding, free of masks, social distancing requirements, and other restrictions.
If you’re recently engaged or have been putting off your vows until the pandemic began to wane, you might now be looking for the perfect venue. But did you know that you can get married at a Vibrant Management property? Keep reading to learn more.
If you think that Vibrant’s stunning boutique properties are limited to Springdale and the Zion area, think again. In fact, Vibrant Management even manages a luxury fishing resort in British Columbia! Closer to our original property, Cliffrose, Vibrant manages another Utah vacation destination, located near another beautiful national park.
Cougar Ridge is a luxury ranch resort that features a large Lodge that can be rented out for bigger groups, as well as smaller, private Villas ideal for couples, families, and shorter getaways.
The property itself is packed with a wide range of unique activities. From a fitness center, bowling alley, and game rooms in the Lodge, to the ability to host a private rodeo or spend time with the property’s resident farm animals, there’s no shortage of things to do during your time at Cougar Ridge.
But if you want to see a bit more of the area during your visit, you can also venture into nearby Torrey, Utah. Torrey is home to Capitol Reef National Park, one of the lesser-known Mighty 5 national parks of Utah. The area offers a welcome break from the crowds of Zion National Park during the summer months.
Getting Married at Cougar Ridge
One of the most unique activities to enjoy at Cougar Ridge? Tying the knot.
Cougar Ridge is home to a stunning wedding venue, called the Pavilion. This space can host wedding receptions of 150 or more guests, outdoor or indoor ceremonies, and after-parties that see guests dancing the night away beneath a blanket of stars. The rustic decor and stunning backdrop make for a beautiful site for your wedding ceremony and/or reception. The experienced staff can help couples plan every detail of their special day, from five-star catered meals to flowers and everything in between.
But Cougar Ridge isn’t just for those looking to host an elaborate affair. An elopement in nearby Capitol Reef, followed by an intimate dinner at Cougar Ridge or a stay in one of the luxurious villas can make for an equally special day for the soon-to-be-weds. While your wedding day will no doubt go by in the blink of an eye, exchanging your vows at Cougar Ridge means having beautiful photographs to look back on and share for decades to come.
Other Ways to Make a Vibrant Management Property a Part of Your Special Day
While Cougar Ridge may offer a beautiful venue for weddings of all shapes and sizes, it isn’t the only Vibrant Management property that you can make a part of your special day.
Want to elope at Zion National Park? With a special use permit, which costs $100 and must be applied for at least 3 weeks ahead of your requested date, you can exchange your vows in one of the most stunning outdoor destinations in the U.S. A private villa at Watchman Villas gives couples plenty of room to get ready for their ceremony. Cliffrose makes for a picture-perfect spot to start your honeymoon. Or, add a bit more adventure to your post-wedding celebrations with a fishing excursion in British Columbia at Sointula Lodge.
Planning Your Wedding With a Vibrant Management Property
There’s no shortage of ways to make a Vibrant Management property a part of your special day. Whether you’re looking to plan a destination wedding with your family and friends at Cougar Ridge or a more intimate elopement in Zion National Park, there’s a boutique property waiting to make your big day even more special.
Check out our many properties today to learn more about how to book a stay or venue for your wedding.