The Best of Boise: Where to Say “I Do” in Idaho’s Capital

February 20, 2024
The Best of Boise: Where to Say “I Do” in Idaho’s Capital

Featured image: Trica (Erin Egleston)

As the capital city of Idaho, Boise is best known for its diverse options of places to go and things to do.  This includes plenty of gorgeous spots to tie the knot – from picturesque downtown estates & industrial spaces to stunning vineyards and outdoor venues with mountain views. Scroll through to learn more about some venues in and around Boise that we absolutely love for a Rocky Mountain wedding day!

The Lively
505 West Bannock Street

The Lively is a one-of-a-kind restaurant & bar from a Michelin-award winning chef, but the crafted and quality service and food goes beyond day-to-day dining.  The Lively is Boise’s top destination for private dining and intimate events.  Rent a private room for a rehearsal dinner, or rent out the entire space to seat up to 120 guests for the downtown wedding of your dreams.  Plus, the in-house event coordinator will work with your vendors, and the chef to tailor to your taste.   We love the deep greens, grand staircase, and the chic bar for cool wedding day portraits!

Amanda Cherie Photography

1406 Eastman Street
Boise, Idaho

Located in Boise’s historic Hyde Park, this 1907 Baroque Romanesque landmark evokes castle vibes for a true fairytale wedding. The Sanctuary Ballroom is graced with massive windows, soaring 45’ ceilings with exposed rafters and a classic hardwood dance floor with space to seat up to 350 guests.  We love the natural light the space lets in and the convenient location close to so much that Boise has to offer!

Erin Egleston ; Josh Johnson Weddings 

Idaho State Capitol
700 W Jefferson Street
Boise, Idaho

Going for that “just eloped”, courthouse-chic look?  The Idaho State Capitol is a grand and gorgeous place to do just that – on the Jefferson steps in your bridal mini dress, or inside amongst the marble, moodier vibes.  Plus you’ll be conveniently wed in the heart of Boise, by hot restaurants and boutique stays for you and any guests to enjoy after the vows.

Branson Maxwell ; Emily Hanson Photography

Indian Creek Winery
1000 North McDermott Road
Kuna, Idaho

Located just outside of Boise, the family-owned and operated Indian Creek Winery boasts Stowe Vineyard – a 20 acre vineyard that experiences all four seasons, including plenty of rainfall and snowmelt to maintain lush, green vineyards for a gorgeous wedding day backdrop.  The gardens can hold up to 200 guests for a dreamy outdoor wedding, and you don’t have to go far for delicious wine to serve at your reception!

Kylie Morgan Photography

The Grove Hotel
245 South Capitol Boulevard
Boise, Idaho

From the vast and opulent Grand Ballroom to the elegant outdoor terrace overlooking downtown, The Grove Hotel is perfect for a more formal affair, with space for up to 350 guests and wedding day packages to choose from.  Plus, discounted accommodations will allow your wedding guests to stay onsite and focus on enjoying your special day, and you can host all events (rehearsal dinner, welcome party) at the hotel – making sure your guests never even have to leave! The staff will even help you organize memorable group activities, like a bridal spa day, a hot-air balloon ride, a wine and brewery tour, or a rejuvenating float down the Boise River for a memory-filled weekend in Boise with your favorite people.

Tana Photography

Idaho Botanical Garden
2355 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, Idaho 

Elope against the colors of Idaho’s lush botanical gardens, or rent the space for an intimate garden party! The garden provides unique outdoor seating for dinners under the Idaho sky, making this an ideal venue for the couple who loves to be outside.

Intimate Adventures Media

Stone Crossing
9600 West Brookside Lane
Boise, Idaho

Built in 1968, Stone Crossing is a historic estate with a majestic, fairytale feel being nestled in the northwest hills of Boise.  Event spaces on the estate include a garden gazebo, a gorgeous lawn with unbeatable views, and a stunning stonewalled ballroom inside the great house.  The venue offers convenient parking for up to 90 cars, dark sky star gazing (Idaho is such a good place to do this!), and of course – views of Stack Rock and Bogus Basin – making this an Idaho oasis for a wedding day.

Emily Hanson Photography

The Linen Building
1402 W Grove Street
Boise, Idaho

With white walls for all of the customization your heart desires, and seating capacity for around 200 guests, the Linen Building is a great “blank slate” for any type of wedding day.  Tables and chairs, as well as a sound system, are included in your rental for a “one stop shop” space right in the heart of downtown Boise.  We love the industrial feel of this downtown venue!

Sawtooth Winery
19348 Lowell Road
Caldwell, Idaho

Founded in 1987 in Idaho’s Snake River Valley (just west of Boise), the estate vineyards surrounding Sawtooth Winery are not just great for their grapes, but for gorgeous gatherings, too! From the rustic Canoe Room to the open outdoor patio overlooking the Snake River Valley, the Sawtooth Winery has the space (and award-winning wines!) to accommodate up to 125 guests with a full-property buyout.

Shelley K Photography

The White Barn at Happy Valley
401 South Happy Valley Road
Nampa, Idaho

Built in 1920, The White Barn at Happy Valley is a traditional farmstead settled in the country side of Nampa, Idaho (just west of Boise).  The barn boasts 100-year-old craftsmanship of vaulted ceilings, antique beams, hand-crafted chandeliers, and a double grand staircase.  A luxurious bridal suite onsite allows plenty of space and amenities for getting ready the morning of, and a lounge with a bar and pool table offers another spot for spending quality time and making memories before the ceremony begins.

Maggie Grace Photography

The Cottage at Riverbend
2811 W State Street
Eagle, Idaho

Also located outside of Boise, The Cottage at Riverbend is nestled under towering spruce, elm, maple, and cypress trees for a gorgeous natural backdrop, with a restored (and adorable) two-story Spanish cottage onsite. The cottage contains a kitchen, breakfast nook, overnight accommodation, and a game room – making it perfect for a slumber party and getting ready with your wedding party before the big day! Situated in the back garden among lawns, fountains, and flower beds is a white canopy with crystal chandeliers and string lights for an indoor/outdoor reception feel.  The venue offers multiple wedding packages, all including seating and tables for up to 300 guests.

Maggie Grace Photography

Now that you’ve found the dream venue, you probably need a little help planning the ultimate Boise wedding weekend!  Check out our Boise Wedding Guide below for help finding incredible local vendors, rehearsal dinner restaurant, picturesque portrait spots, and more!

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