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At the Museum, your wedding is a work of art. March 28, 2013  |  By Wendy Merrick

Many don’t realize that the National Museum of Wildlife Art is host to weddings ranging from 2 persons to 250 in size. There are several venues both indoor and out that are perfect settings for such a special day.

Several weeks ago, Alyssa and Matt held their intimate winter wedding ceremony on our west terrace, followed by a reception in our Member’s Lounge, a comfortable living room setting with panoramic views and a warm fireplace.

The weather cooperated, clearing for the short ceremony. The bride looked amazing in her below the knee ivory dress, short cape with a fur collar and of course, cowboy boots. Framed in the background by the National Elk Refuge and the Sleeping Indian mountain, the bride and groom exchanged vows.

After some hot cocoa and cider, husband and wife departed to downtown Jackson (minutes away) for photographs, while the rest of the guests either toured the Museum or journeyed out on a sleigh ride on the National Elk Refuge.

The newlyweds and their guests gathered back at the Museum for a plated dinner. Some dined on elk tenderloin with a lingonberry demi glace, while others partook in a “duet” of Wyoming golden trout with a dill buerre blanc and filet mignon with a portobello jus. In lieu of wedding cake, family and friends devoured a variety of the Rising Sage Café’s specialty desserts. The clan then departed downtown for some two stepping at the Cowboy Bar.

The entire group spent the next week skiing and snowmobiling in perfect Jackson Hole powder. Then it was back to an exciting new life in Massachusetts.

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