The ice hotel Quebec is formally known as Hôtel de Glace and has been in operation for over 10 years. It is typically open for approximately 10 weeks each winter dependent on the weather. The hotel is situated in the resort area of Sainte-Catherine-De-La-Jacques-Cartier approximately a half-hour north of Quebec City.
Quebec City is the only walled city in North America north of Mexico, is the capital of the Province of Quebec in Canada and borders the states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine in the US.
Quebec City is a predominantly French-speaking city however a majority of the people residing in the tourist areas have the ability to communicate in English.
A destination wedding at the ice hotel Quebec is a unique adventure neither you nor your guests will ever forget. Because of the limited availability, this wedding will take considerable planning.
The hotel does have a team of professionals available to help you plan your extraordinary day.
You have a couple of options for exchanging nuptials at Hôtel de Glace.
Plan for your entire wedding to be held at Hôtel de Glace. Arrive in a horse-drawn carriage with the red carpet awaiting your arrival.
Your marriage ceremony will take place in the spectacular crystalline ice chapel with a cathedral-like ceiling. Up to 40 of your guests will witness you exchange vows while perched atop deer skin covered ice pew benches. The hotel can accommodate additional guests – be sure to let them know in advance though.
A cocktail party with drinks served in square, sparkly, ice tumblers at the Ice Bar with dancing at the N'Ice Club can all be accommodated at the hotel.
Your night is not complete until you dip into the sauna before heading to your own nordic cocoon. Each suite is uniquely designed with features that may include elaborate carvings and a fireplace.
A warm sleeping bag and pillow will be brought to your room where you will spend your unforgettable wedding night sleeping on a bed of ice (a foam mattress will separate you from the cold).
If this sounds like just too much ice, snow and chilly temperatures then option number two may be more your style. Exchange your vows in the same romantic, ice chapel then continue the festivities at an alternate venue in Quebec City or the surrounding area.
While you are visiting Quebec be sure to make the most out of your wintery adventure. Dog sledding, snow-shoeing, skating and skiing are all available in this region.
Plan your wedding in February and enjoy the world famous Quebec Winter Carnival. To plan the happiest day of your life, call the ice hotel Quebec toll free at 1-877-505-0423.
Also see my page on Ice Hotel in Sweden for that winter wedding destination.
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