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New Mexico Destination Wedding Tips

Traditional weddings aren’t for everyone, and that’s ok. With so many different styles of weddings, like micro weddings and elopements, you and your partner can choose the one that suits you best. One of the most adventurous types of wedding is a destination wedding. With this type of wedding comes the question, “Where should I get married?”. One of the best places to have a destination wedding is New Mexico.

Best Reasons for a New Mexico Destination Wedding

The Weather is Out of this World

One of the best reasons to host your destination wedding in New Mexico is for the weather. The weather in New Mexico stays pretty predictable and pleasant throughout the entire year. The summers are hot, but a dry heat so it feels wonderful, and the winters are cold, but not too cold. Both spring and fall tend to be comfortable and beautiful. Most people choose to get married in the fall in New Mexico, but every season has its benefits.

Beautiful Scenery for Wedding Photos and Videos

One of the top reasons to choose New Mexico for your destination wedding is the natural beauty of this state. Known as the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico doesn’t disappoint. This gorgeous state has diverse natural settings and features that support an equally diverse array of animals. The skies stay beautiful and blue all year long, and the night sky is literally out of this world. Wedding photography and videography in New Mexico is always devastatingly beautiful.

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New Mexico is a Fun Place to Explore

Another great reason to have your destination wedding in New Mexico is because it’s a very fun state to explore. The diverse landscapes and wildlife make adventure opportunities absolutely endless for nature-lovers. With big cities, like Santa Fe, Albuquerque, La Cruces, and Taos, you and your friends can have all the amenities and comforts of a major city. Of course, you can’t forget the aliens and UFOs. Roswell is a wild and fun place to visit, especially for the conspiracy theorists in your group.

Top New Mexico Attractions Include:

Best Wedding Venues in New Mexico

New Mexico has a huge variety of incredible wedding venues to choose from for your destination wedding. From romantic desert oases to breathtaking mountain top retreats, New Mexico has it all. Here are a few of our favorite wedding venues in New Mexico.

Heart of the Desert – Alamogordo, NM

If you’re looking for an idyllic desert setting to exchange your vows, then Heart of the Desert is the place to go. Located in the desert climate of the Tularosa Basin, in Alamogordo, NM, the Heart of the Desert functions as a thriving pistachio farm and vineyard. Getting married on the Tuscan-inspired patio is an unforgettable experience.

Heart of the Desert Wedding Information:

  • Up to 150, seated or 250 standing
  • (800) 432-0999
  • Get married on the Tuscan-inspired patio
  • Download the Patio Rental Contract
  • Map

La Mesita Ranch Estate – Santa Fe, NM

For a ranch-styled wedding in New Mexico, you can’t do better than La Mesita Ranch Estate. This incredible 140-ace estate perfectly combines the rustic ranch feel with jaw dropping luxury. The private gardens, ponds, meadows, mature cottonwood trees, and pueblo-style architecture make wedding photography and videography absolutely stunning. The best part about a destination wedding at La Mesita Ranch Estate, besides the views, is that you and your partner can plan and design your wedding to be exactly what you want, no compromises.

La Mesita Ranch Estate Wedding Information:

  • Up to 400 guests with onsite accommodations for 22 guests
  • (505) 412-9921
  • Book the entire estate for a private and intimate wedding
  • Fill out the form here for more information
  • Map

River Paradise Weddings – Embudo, NM

If you and your partner want to have your destination wedding in front of the Rio Grande River, then check out River Paradise Weddings. This gorgeous location, located right on the banks of the famous Rio Grande River, offers stunning views of dense forest, rocky slopes, and a pristine field of grass. Weddings at River Paradise Weddings feel intimate and private, making for a peaceful and incredibly fun celebration.  

River Paradise Weddings Information:

Taos Ski Valley – Taos, NM

It’s pretty safe to say that most people don’t think about skiing when they hear New Mexico. However, located at an altitude of 9,120ft, Taos Ski Valley provides some of the best skiing imaginable. Having your destination wedding at Taos Ski Valley means your wedding photos and videos are sure to be absolutely beautiful. Taos Ski Valley has all the amenities of a luxury resort to offer you, your partner, and your guests a relaxing and gorgeous environment to celebrate.

Taos Ski Valley Wedding Information:

Get Premium Videography and Photography Services for Your New Mexico Destination Wedding

Documenting and memorializing your destination wedding in New Mexico should be left to the professionals. With premium wedding videography and photography services from Dgass Photography, your wedding pictures and videos are sure to stun. Trust the professionals at Dgass Photography to showcase the beauty, romance, and fun of your New Mexico destination wedding.


Let’s get started right away. Call Dgass Photography at (402) 708-8812 or send a short message. Get the latest tips and tricks to help plan your destination wedding on our helpful wedding blog. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to catch up with the latest news and offers from Dgass Photography.


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