In the heart of the stunning landscape of Bozeman, Montana, lies an oasis that effortlessly marries the majesty of nature with unmatched amenities. Gallatin River Hideaway is not just a venue; it’s an experience, a journey. As a professional wedding photographer, I’ve been a part of numerous weddings and events, but the charm of this place is something else, making it any easy choice for our Best Wedding Venues list. In this post, I’m going to unravel the layers of this exquisite property and show you why it’s the perfect canvas for your celebration.

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The Gallatin River Hideaway

Gallatin River Hideaway stretches across a generous 88 acres just outside Bozeman. The vastness of this space is complemented by the intimate embrace of nature. With Gallatin River as the backdrop, the Hideaway offers two unique venues: “Creekside” and “Bridal Veil.” Set among tall cottonwoods and aspens, the meandering Gallatin Creek adds a touch of magic as it winds its way through both venues.

But what brings soul to this place are the people behind it. Cyndy and Toby Wadley, the Property Managers, are your knights in shining armor. From ensuring that the venue is nothing short of perfect to accommodating your every request, they are the dream team you didn’t know you needed. Cyndy is your go-to person for everything, while Toby makes sure that every nook and cranny is in top shape. And let’s not forget Hannah and Horus Brailsford, the visionaries who have owned this place since 2004. It’s their dream and passion that have sculpted Gallatin River Hideaway into the sanctuary it is today.

Amenities at the Gallatin River Hideaway

When it comes to amenities, Gallatin River Hideaway leaves no stone unturned. Both Creekside and Bridal Veil offer the flexibility of an indoor or outdoor setting. The pavilions can be opened up to let the fresh air in, or closed to create a more intimate, cathedral-like space. Let’s dive into the details.

The Stage and Dance Floor: Whether you’re looking to have a heartwarming ceremony or let loose on the dance floor, the stage and dance floor are versatile and accommodating.

The Gazebo and Grassy Meadows: Imagine saying your vows in a gazebo, surrounded by lush green meadows, while the gentle sounds of the creek play in the background. It’s as poetic as it sounds.

Edison and Fairy Lights: As the sun sets, the trees come alive with the glow of Edison and fairy lights, adding a romantic and enchanting atmosphere that’s almost surreal.

Fire Pit: Gather around the fire pit for some intimate moments or fun stories. It’s these little moments that make a wedding unforgettable.

Tables, Chairs, and Keg Bar: With tables and chairs included, you don’t have to worry about rentals. Plus, the 2-tap keg bar is perfect for keeping the drinks flowing.

Toilet and Bathroom Facilities: Full flush toilets and bathroom facilities ensure that you and your guests are comfortable throughout the event.

Catering Kitchen: With running water, refrigerators, and a serve-through window, the catering kitchen ensures that your culinary needs are taken care of.

Children’s Play Area: Let the little ones have their share of fun in the children’s play area.

Inclusivity: Gallatin River Hideaway is an inclusive space. Irrespective of who you are, you’re celebrated here.


Gallatin River Hideaway offers competitive pricing, ensuring value for every penny spent. For a weekend wedding, you can have the venue for 2 and a half days which includes Friday from 10 am to 10 pm, Saturday from 8 am to midnight, and Sunday from 8 am to noon. The cost for this package is $7500, with a security deposit of $1500. If you’re looking for a weekday wedding, the venue is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 1 and a half days (10 am to 10 pm on Tuesday and 10 am to noon on Wednesday) at a cost of $5500, with the same security deposit of $1500.

What’s noteworthy is that the Hideaway doesn’t discriminate between peak and off-peak seasons. Their pricing remains consistent at $7,750, whether you’re tying the knot in the balmy summer or the crisp fall.

Creekside Venue

Gallatin River Hideaway’s Creekside Venue is a mesmerizing space that captivates you the moment you step in. With a maximum capacity of 200, it is ideal for an intimate gathering.

The grand entrance through the sliding barn doors welcomes you to an antique barn cupola chandelier with warm Edison lights radiating to the corners. The stage is adorned with back-lit white draped fabric and a snow-white chandelier. Color-changing party lights stretch past the Edison light cascade chandeliers in each corner, adding a touch of modernity.

Outside, the Creekside Gazebo is lit with Edison lights and sits near Gallatin Creek. The old railway bridge, lit with Edison lights, is a popular photo area. The venue also offers a seating area among the trees with umbrella tables, a fire pit, horseshoe pits, and a bathhouse with flushing bathroom facilities.

Connectivity and Contact

Staying connected and sharing your joy is effortless at Gallatin River Hideaway. You can follow them on Instagram and Facebook. Check out their website with a tour request a tour and learn more!


Gallatin River Hideaway is where dreams come true. With its breathtaking scenery, comprehensive amenities, and the warm hospitality of the team, your wedding or event here is bound to be etched in the hearts of all who attend.

In an age where we’re often disconnected from nature, Gallatin River Hideaway brings you back, grounding you in the beauty of the natural world while ensuring a celebration that’s as seamless as the flowing waters of the Gallatin River.

As a photographer, every corner of this property offers a backdrop that’s not just stunning but soulful. Whether you’re saying “I do” under the cottonwoods, dancing the night away under the fairy lights, or sharing stories around the fire pit, Gallatin River Hideaway is more than a venue; it’s a journey, an experience, a memory that will warm your heart for years to come.