Planning a wedding in Switzerland? With so many beautiful places and different options it can be a little overwhelming to settle on one a location!
A landlocked country in Europe, Switzerland is home to magical mountains (I think everyone knows the Swiss Alps!), stunning lakes, and beautiful old towns. All of these provide a breathtaking backdrop for your Switzerland wedding celebration.
I have put together a guide with some different examples of these Switzerland locations. Let me know what you think!
Charming cities and old towns in Switzerland
Switzerland has no shortage of romantic old cities and towns. A particular favourite of mine is Zurich. With stunning architecture of old churches, a charming old town, and located right on Lake Zurich, you really can't go wrong with this location.
Zurich has multiple beautiful hotels, restaurants and other venues to host your Swiss wedding. A photoshoot in the old town or on Münster Bridge (Münsterbrücke) with views of the famous Grossmünster Church, followed by a boat ride on Lake Zurich are sure to make your wedding a special and memorable event!
Read the blog post here for more inspiration.
Lake regions in Switzerland
Another amazing option is the multiple lakes located in Switzerland. Lake Geneva is situated in the French part of Switzerland and hosts many magical towns, wineries, and locations for your Switzerland wedding.
Some larger cities and towns located here are Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux and Nyon. There are also so many smaller towns as well just as Morges and Saint Prex that are simply stunning.
Both Morges and Saint Prex have charming old towns and churches, and are located directly on Lake Geneva.
This stunning wedding took place at the Manoir de Saint-Prex located on Lake Geneva.
The state of Ticino is another great option if you're looking for a more Italian/tropical feel. There are beautiful lakes and sceneries to host your wedding. Some locations are: Brissago, Lugano, Morcote, Locarno. There are so many smaller locations as well and airbnbs to rent.
This fabulous wedding look place in Brissago on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Read more on that wedding here.
The Swiss Alps - a Mountain Wedding in Switzerland
The Swiss Alps are world famous and contain many magical regions and areas all over the country. Here I will focus on two: the state of Graubünden and the area of Bernese Oberland.
The largest state in Switzerland (land-wise), Graubünden is not as widely known internationally. However, it is a favourite among locals for its stunning mountains and charming towns. Perhaps the most famous locations here are Davos and St. Moritz.
Located high up in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden, Lenzerheide is one of Switzerland's hidden gems. It is a beautiful little town located in a valley surrounded by majestic mountains on either side. The views are stunning no matter which direction you turn, so there are unlimited options for your wedding or engagement photoshoot.
See more from this beautiful Swiss mountain engagement session here.
Another favourite of mine, is the quaint small town of Bergün. Bergün can be reached by train on the famous Bernina Express line, which travels from Chur to St. Moritz and winds through the mountains of Graubünden. Bergün has beautiful mountain views, charming old houses, and a stunning venue in Kurhaus Bergün to host your Swiss mountain wedding.
See more from this stunning Swiss mountain wedding here.
Muottas Muragl is an amazing option as well. Located high up in the mountains, this stunning location is reached by taking a funicular up the mountain side.
Perhaps the most famous area in the Swiss Alps is Bernese Oberland. Famous for a reason, this area contains the magical towns of Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen and Wengen.
With stunning views every direction you look, this region is always a great choice for your Switzerland wedding. Each town has different mountain views, but no shortage of amazing gondola and chair lift rides, old towns, and amazing restaurants and hotels to host your wedding.
Read the full blog post here from this stunning engagement session in Grindelwald, Switzerland.
See the stunning gallery from this amazing wedding all over the Bernese Oberland region here. We started at Schloss Oberhofen, near Thun, Switzerland. Then headed up to Grindelwald and finally finishing here on the shores of Lake Brienz.
Always a great choice, is the town of Wengen. Located in the alps above the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Wengen showcases majestic views of Lauterbrunnen below and the stunning cliffs of the mountains surrounding it.
Another well known area is Lauterbrunnen and Mürren. These areas are well known for a reason - they are absolutely stunning! Lauterbrunnen is quite busy, so be prepared to deal with some crowds depending on the time of year. See more here.
My name is Brianna and I am a Switzerland wedding photographer available for weddings all over the country and Europe. I love natural light photography and capturing all life's candid moments. I believe your wedding photos should be timeless and last a lifetime.