Have you ever dreamt of a Horse Riding Wedding? We have some good news: You can make this dream reality!
Imagine the wilderness of the Chilean Andes as backdrop for your unique ceremony during your Horse Riding Wedding in Chile. Let us take you on a two-day horseback journey, leading you to breathtaking mountain views and through enchanted valleys. Your wedding on horseback will provide the best of two worlds – the world of glamorous weddings and wild adventures. Your wedding venue in Chile will be situated right next to a natural hot spring with your glamping site at the side for your stay at the 1000 stars hotel.
Trip length: 3 days
Riding days: 2 days
Riding hours: between 4 and 7 hours per day
Meeting point: Chillan bus termin or hotel pick-up in Chillan
Number of participants: between 2 and 6 people
Experience: sunset adventure wedding ceremony at remote location, horse trekking and glamping near volcano, bathing in natural hot springs, exploring arid high mountain areas and lush pastures
Sightseeing: volcanoes, stone desert, rivers, open pastures
Level: intermediate riders with mountain horse trekking experience, there are cantering opportunities for experienced riders
Horses: Criollo horses
Saddle: traditional Chilean & Argentinian saddle
Climate: dry mountain climate – hot & sunny days (up to 30°C) and cold nights (between -2°C and 12°C)
Available: Between November and April
Recommended months: In my opinion, the best months for your horse riding wedding in Chile are December & March.
Activity level: Moderate-strenuous. Good general fitness required, as the days include between 4.5-6 hours of horse-riding. Horse riding skills are advantageous but not necessary.
Conditions that exclude partaking: This experience is not suitable if you have fear of heights or horses or suffer from altitude sickness (altitude can be up to 2.300 m)
About the Host of your Horse Riding Wedding in Chile
I am Christina. In 2015 I went out on a quest to explore the Chilean Andes on horseback. While I traveled over two months through the wilderness, I totally fell in love with the rough beauty of the Chilean Andes. One particular night, I took a bath in a natural hot spring near the volcano Chillan. While I looked up into the clear starlit sky – feeling incredibly blessed – a thought entered her mind, “That would be an amazing place to get married!” As I work as a full-time elopement and adventure wedding photographer, I want to provide adventurous couples with the opportunity to enjoy the magic of the lesser known places in the Andes that I discovered. If you are as horse-crazy as I am and love wild places, this unique Horse Riding Wedding in Chile is just for you – combining wilderness glamping with an unforgettable wedding on horse-back.
Itinerary of your Horse Riding Wedding in Chile
Day 1. Arrival
We will pick you up at the Chillan bus station or a hotel of your choice in the afternoon and bring you to your accommodation in a cozy cottage. If you arrive early in the afternoon you can already get to know your four legged companions for the upcoming trip. This is it — brace yourself for a horse riding wedding adventure of a lifetime!
Day 2. Ascent & sunset adventure wedding ceremony
After an early breakfast prepare to get dusty and take on the steep ascent to your horse trekking wedding site over 2,600 meters above sea level. In the early afternoon we will reach your campsite in a beautiful valley nestled right next to the volcano Chillan. There will be: no electricity. No Wi-Fi. No luxury accommodations, but you can wash the dust away in a natural hot spring and enjoy a picnic lunch. After a short siesta it is time to put your wedding attire on and get ready for your sunset adventure wedding ceremony. For your vow exchange you can choose the scenic view over the valley just next to the natural hot spring or ride/trek up to a sandy mountain plateau for a spectacular photo backdrop and an absolute unique experience. After tying the knot a beautiful romantic picnic dinner will be waiting for you. If you like you can spend some quality time with each other at the natural hot spring admiring the star dusted sky before heading to bed at the “1000 star hotel”.
Day 3. Morning excursion and descent
Greet the new day with a sunrise morning horse ride and wedding portrait session. Explore and experience desert mountains, sandy peaks, awesome panoramic views or decide for a lazy morning in bed and another visit to the amazing spa provided by mother nature. After a picnic lunch we will start the descent back to the valley where it is time to say goodbye to your four legged companions. We will bring you back into Chillan to a hotel of your choice or the bus station. You can also decide for an additional night in our cozy cottage to have more time to explore the area the next day.
Comments about your Horse Riding Wedding Package
This is just a sample itinerary that we can adjust or swap depending on your needs, fitness, and how things work. The schedule is very flexible and can be extended for one or two extra days horse riding or an extra night staying at the cottage.
What's included in your Horse Riding Wedding Package
Pick-up from your hotel or bus station in Chillan
horse riding with professional guide as specified in itinerary
2 nights of lodging (1x farm cottage, 1x glamping tent)
private vow exchange with 3 course menu on wedding day
complete photographic documentation of the whole trip with 2 exclusive photo sessions (wedding ceremony, wedding portraits/intimate couple session) – min. 150 photos
video feature trailer (2-4 minutes) with the video story of your trip
all meals during trip (breakfast, picnic lunch and warm dinner)
What is not included in your Horse Riding Wedding Package
travel to/from Chillan before and after your trip
travel insurance covering horse riding activites
What to bring for your Horse Riding Wedding in Chile
firm, closed in shoes
comfortable long pants, long sleeve shirt
hat, sunscreen & sunglasses
We love our animals! Please make sure that the weight of your personal equipment does not exceed 20 kg per person, otherwise we have to make arrangements for additional pack animals.
Optional Add-ons to your Horse Riding Wedding Package
Hair & Make-up Styling on remote Adventure Wedding site (USD 580)
Natural Flower bouquet (USD 300)
celebrant (USD 900)
Traditional Chilean BBQ (USD 75/person)
individual extension of your trip for various days (USD 230 p.p./day)
Airport Pick-Up (USD 300)
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