From springtime gardens to winter ski resorts, these are our favorite outdoor wedding venues in New Mexico for every season.
The Land of Enchantment is a beautiful place to get married no matter what time of year you're saying "I do." But with dozens of outdoor wedding venues in New Mexico to choose from, finding the right one for your budget, season, and style means you'll have your work cut out for you! We researched the wedding venues in New Mexico that are known for their natural beauty to bring you the best locations, based on what time of year you're getting married. Our tip: peak season pricing, scenery, and overall style were all part of our decision, so be sure to consider those details (and the other questions you should ask a wedding venue) before making your final pick.
Here are our favorite outdoor wedding venues in New Mexico for each season.
Spring outdoor wedding venues in New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
Located in Bernalillo, the Hyatt Regency Tamaya is one of the best outdoor wedding venues in New Mexico for amazing views. The venue sits against a backdrop of the Sandia Mountains along the Rio Grande, with all of its event spaces designed to showcase the surrounding scenery. A stone amphitheater has gorgeous horizon views (it’s called the Sunrise Amphitheater for this exact reason!), while a shaded gazebo overlooks the Rio Grande cottonwood bosque.
Red Hawk Golf Club
If you’re going for an elegant desert wedding vibe, Red Hawk Golf Club in Las Cruces is the venue for you. This stunning golf course offers mountain views with a classic, sophisticated feel. The scenery isn’t the only thing worth mentioning about this venue—Red Hawk Golf Club is one of the more affordable outdoor wedding venues in New Mexico, with all-inclusive ceremony and reception packages starting at $36 per person.
Casas de Suenos Old Town Historic Inn
For traditional Southwestern setting, get married at Casas de Suenos Old Town Historic Inn. This Albuquerque venue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is within walking distance to many of the city’s best attractions. The garden (pictured here) is a charming spot for an outdoor ceremony or reception and can accommodate up to 160 people. Casas de Suenos Old Town Historic Inn offers all-inclusive wedding packages that include catering, entertainment, decor rentals, and event coordination.
Summer outdoor wedding venues in New Mexico
El Monte Sagrado
This hotel in Taos is at its most beautiful during the summer, when the venue’s gardens are lush and green. A gorgeous lawn, called The Sacred Circle, is surrounded by waterfalls, willow trees, and tall cottonwoods that provide shade in the summer heat. The all-inclusive venue offers in-house catering, event planning, bar service, and basic event rentals, including linens and china. Guests who stay at the hotel can relax at the spa, enjoy a meal at the two restaurants onsite, or soak in the saltwater pool during their downtime.
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
No matter where you are at Los Poblanos Inn & Farm, the outdoor spaces won’t disappoint. This outdoor wedding venue in New Mexico is consistently named as one of the most beautiful locations in the Southwest—and with 25 acres of lavender fields, rose gardens, and mature cottonwood trees throughout the property, it’s not hard to see why. For your wedding, you’ll have plenty of backdrops to choose from, including the formal Spanish-style gardens, a hacienda, or a portico with mountain views.
The Canyon Club
The Canyon Club has two outdoor event spaces for your big day: a poolside pavilion (perfect if you’re hosting a relaxed, low-key wedding) and the driving range, which overlooks the Sandia Mountains and the golf course. Both spaces are available from March to October and can accommodate up to 200 guests. The best part is that views don’t stop there—the venue’s two ballrooms are lined with windows for an indoor-outdoor vibe during your reception.
Fall outdoor wedding venues in New Mexico
Blame Her Ranch
If you’re planning a small wedding or you want all of your wedding party to stay in one place for the entire weekend, we recommend Blame Her Ranch in Ribera. The venue, which can sleep up to 24 people, becomes exclusively yours for three days—an ideal situation for a fun-filled wedding weekend or a destination wedding. Ceremonies are typically held at the venue’s clifftop overlook, which has views of the Santa Fe National Forest and the surrounding valleys. We can’t think of a better place to be when the leaves are changing colors in the fall!
Flying J Ranch
At Flying J Ranch in Ruidoso, you’ll find all the benefits of a secluded wedding venue without actually having to be in the middle of nowhere. The ranch is located only 10 minutes from downtown Ruidoso, but the property is surrounded by a forest of tall pine trees for plenty of privacy and noise abatement. A shaded meadow is one of the venue’s most popular places for outdoor ceremonies, but there is also a charming wooden chapel for couples in search of a more intimate setting. Flying J Ranch is a full service venue that provides in-house catering, event planning, decor rentals, and more.
Log River Ranch
Bring your dream rustic fall wedding to life at Log River Ranch in Chama. The 40-acre property, which is located about 10 miles south of the Colorado border, has spacious pastures, forests, and a covered patio available as backdrops for your outdoor wedding. A 2,000-square-foot vintage barn is perfect for hosting your reception if temperatures are chilly once the sun goes down. With your venue rental, Log River Ranch also offers event packages, professional coordination services, and overnight accommodations in their log cabin.
Winter outdoor wedding venues in New Mexico
Angel Fire Resort
Exchange your wedding vows with views of the Moreno Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains by getting married on the observation deck at Angel Fire Resort. This wedding venue is stunning year-round, but during the winter, the surrounding snow-capped mountains will wow you and your guests. From the observation deck, head indoors to the venue’s elegant ballroom for your reception.
If you’re eloping or hosting a small wedding, we suggest the cozy Spanish-style patio at the Courtyard Albuquerque. This intimate space would be ideal for an evening wintertime wedding under the stars—the hotel’s banquet room is right off the patio in case guests get chilly. Everything you’ll need for your big day can be provided by the venue, from catering to decor rentals and discounted room blocks for your guests.
Taos Ski Valley
For a true winter wonderland wedding, Taos Ski Valley is a stunning choice. This luxury resort sits at an elevation of more than 9,000 feet, giving it unparalleled mountain views. You can even get married on an actual mountain—the venue recently opened a new ceremony and reception lodge with 360-degree scenery.