In the heart of Western Montana, cloaked in the charm of its awe-inspiring landscapes, stands the splendid White Raven Wedding Venue in Missoula, Montana. A symbol of sophistication, unity, and natural beauty, the White Raven creates the perfect backdrop for that one-of-a-kind wedding, making it an easy pick for our best Montana Wedding Venues list.

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The White Raven Wedding Venue

Nestled amidst the picturesque Rocky Mountains, the White Raven captures the soul of Montana’s wild beauty, making it an ideal setting for couples seeking a unique blend of elegance and rustic charm. This enchanting venue provides an incredible setting for your big day, whether you dream of a traditional wedding or something more contemporary.

The White Raven can be found a mere 25-minute journey west of Downtown Missoula, nestled in the heart of northwestern Montana. This exquisite location is perched on a mountain plateau, with a panoramic view of the Clark Fork River. The scenery is truly breathtaking, with towering stone cliffs and majestic pines standing sentinel over meadows strewn with wildflowers, providing a spectacular setting for any event.

When you make your way into the venue, you’re greeted by the stunning main lodge, a fine representation of architectural excellence. The White Raven features a sophisticated blend of urban chic and rustic mountain lodges. It boasts a number of impressive amenities including a lavish ballroom, a grand foyer for gathering, and a myriad of outdoor spaces such as covered verandas, patios, trails, and gardens. It’s versatile enough to host multiple ceremony locations and is equipped with superior facilities to accommodate events of up to 125 guests, irrespective of the weather conditions.


As a wedding photographer, I am always blown away by the stunning natural beauty and incredible photo opportunities the white raven offers. Guests can capture memorable moments amid the mountaintop gardens, along the banks of the Clark Fork River, within the sprawling White Raven Backcountry, the verdant Lolo National Forest, or against the dramatic backdrop of the Natural Pier bridge.

One of the coolest aspects in regard to photographing weddings here is that the venue owners allow the photographer and couple to use a UTV to travel around the 180-acre venue for portraits. This helps us access more of the locations the White Raven has to offer, and lets you get back to celebrating with your guests even sooner!

As the sun dips beneath the horizon, casting a golden glow across the Montana sky, the White Raven transforms into a magical world illuminated by delicate lights strung across the trees. This romantic setting offers a magical backdrop for guests to dance the night away under the stars or inside the main ballroom

Onsite Amenities

The White Raven Ceremony Sites

The venue offers 2 different outdoor ceremony spots as pictured below. The first sits beneath a beautiful natural rock wall, while the second has a backdrop with views of nearby mountains.

Cliffside Ceremony Location White Raven

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White Raven Ceremony Site

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Venue Amenities

  • Large, Elegant Entry “Foyer” 
  • The Grand Indoor Foyer Bar and Cocktail space
  • Spacious Indoor Ballroom w/ High Ceilings and Elegant Wood Details
  • Two Fireplaces (Foyer & Ballroom)
  • Tall Picture Windows and Panoramic Sliding Glass Walls
  • Timber Framed & Sail Covered Veranda and Patio Spaces
  • Spacious Outdoor Concrete Dance Floor under Party String Lights
  • Two Private Dressing Rooms
  • Multiple Ceremony Locations (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Beautiful Lantern and Chandelier Lighting Inside and Out
  • Incredible landscape lighting and Cliff lighting around the Property
  • A Gently Flowing Creek into two Rippling Ponds
  • Multi-Person and Private Indoor Bathrooms
  • Catering Prep Room and Bar Service Prep Room
  • Multiple Parking Areas (including private gated access for overnight guests)
  • Heated Concrete Floors & Air Conditioned
  • Your 180 acre Private Retreat above the Clark Fork River
  • Long Rectangular Modern Wood & Metal Dining Tables
  • Elegant Wood X-Back Reception Chairs
  • Numerous Accessory Tables (Buffet, Desserts, Gifts, Sweetheart)
  • Tall Modern Metal & Wood Cocktail Tables
  • Outdoor Gas Fire Pit
  • 9′ White Patio Umbrellas 
  • Gas Patio Heaters
  • Various Yard Games 
  • Modern Black Aluminum Ceremony Chairs
  • Timber arbors with black hanging lanterns
  • Set-up and Take-Down of all Tables and Chairs
  • Rehearsal On-Site before Wedding Date
  • Free Garbage & Recycling Removal
  • Parking Attending & On-site Shuttling
  • Golf Cart (for photography shuttling around the grounds the day of your event)

Onsite Lodging

Driftside Cabin

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Accommodates: 12 people​

Size: ~2500sf

Beds:

  • 2x King Rooms
  • 2x Queen Rooms
  • 4x Full Bed bunk room*
    • *(changing for 2024) ​

​Amenities:

  • Gourmet Professional Kitchen
  • Panoramic Living room with Fireplace
  • Spacious Dining Area
  • Outdoor Patio with Hot Tub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, & Laundry
  • Gorgeous Views Surround
  • Modern Architecture with Rustic Montana Touches

CLIFFSIDE 

Accommodates: 2 people

Size: ~250sf

Beds:

  • 1x Queen

Amenities:

  • A nighttime view that will leave you breathless
  • Spa-like bath with walk-thru rain shower
  • 20ft hammock suspended in the trees beneath the cliff face
  • Completely private and exclusive to our couples only
  • Complimentary bottle of champagne

Pricing

According to The White Raven’s website, the pricing for the white raven is as follows:

Friday Venue only starting at $8500​

Saturday Venue only starting at $9500​

Signature Package starting at $21500

This venue books out extremely quickly, so don’t hesitate to reach out today!

Conclusion

The White Raven is seriously one of the most beautiful Montana wedding venues I have had the privilege to photograph. The owners are incredibly kind and will help you have the perfect wedding day! No matter what your wedding day looks like I would be honored to be a part of it! Through a mix of Candid and Creative Storytelling I help capture the love and beauty of your wedding day, so you can remember it for years to come! Click the button below to learn more about my Photography options.

Photos of the White Raven

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