Staying at a hotel made of ice is likely something you will only ever do once. It is a unique adventure unlike anything else. There are only a handful of hotels made from ice in the world. For a dazzling and memorable wedding day, exchange your vows in the ice chapel of one of these hotels. Winter destination weddings don't get any more magical or dramatic than that!
Hotels made of ice and snow are only operational for a few weeks each winter. Therefore you will need to make arrangements well in advance to ensure you and any of your wedding guests can be accommodated.
Ice hotels are comprised of massive amounts of snow and ice and built near the rivers where the frozen water is taken from.
Sometimes referred to as over-sized igloos, they are unique and architecturally interesting. They generally take about 6 weeks to construct and for the most part, melt away each spring. Because they are rebuilt each year, they are never the same as the previous season.
Inside these ice castles everything sparkles. From the artistic sculptures to the thick walls, floor and even the bed you sleep on – they are all carved from gigantic slabs of ice. You will however get a foam mattress or reindeer skin (depending on where you stay) and a mummy-style sleeping bag to spend the night in. And what about check-out time? Well you'll want to get going as soon as you awaken since your room is a very chilly minus 5 to minus 8 degrees Celsius (17 to 23 degrees Fahrenheit).
Both hotels have an ice chapel for the ceremony, have each conducted more than one hundred weddings and have a wedding coordinator on staff to help with your arrangements.
You probably won't travel all the way to one of these destinations without taking in some of the other activities in the area. Whether it's a chance to go dog sledding, take a snowmobile tour or carve some ice you'll find a whole new way to experience winter at these magical snow castles.
If you would like to stay at a hotel made of ice - read more about two popular ice hotels for your winter wedding destination:
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