Season: June - early October
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
An authentic Montana experience.
Nestled up against the Gallatin Mountains and only a few short miles from town, Bodhi Farms offers the ultimate destination for your special day. With breathtaking canyon views and Cottonwood Creek cascading through the property, you’ll find yourself surrounded by nature with the convenience of modern day amenities.
We believe that our destination is ideal for the couple that wishes to host their special day surrounded by natural beauty, rustic elegance, and sustainable services... Getting married outdoors, alongside our incredible safari event tents in this beautiful canyon setting provides for a truly unmatched experience.
Photo: Mudshine Media
For small and large alike.
Depending on the size of your group, time of day, and your overall vision, Bodhi Farms offers 2 venues to host your special day.
The Backyard Event Park
Our spacious event park is nestled along Cottonwood Creek and sits at the mouth of Cottonwood Canyon. With awe- inspiring views that embrace the beauty of Montana, this is an ideal spot for the larger celebrations. This venue rental includes the Backyard catering kitchen, 3 restrooms (men's/women's/ADA) & a bar. The Backyard has electricity & running water. This rental includes the 3 large event tipis, 2 small bride & groom tipis, a dance floor, basic lighting, tables & chairs. For more than 150 guests, you may opt to rent our sailcloth tent depending on your desired layout. Availability: June - early October (all events must end by 11pm in this venue).
The Garden Table
Our Garden Table offers an intimate outdoor setting nestled in a beautiful Aspen Grove alongside a natural stream. This unique location is an ideal setting for a rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour or small wedding reception, complete with picnic tables and a chef's cooking station. This space can accommodate up to 50 guests and comes with The Backyard Event Park for weddings as it's been a popular starting point for the ceremony procession. This venue does not yet have power or running water, but we do have quiet generators, a portable restroom and a hand washing station. Availability: June - early October (daytime weddings 10am-3pm // evening weddings with the Backyard 4pm-11pm); acoustic music only.
Photo: Ingrid Svare Photography
A perfect match to our natural setting.
Our unique Nordic style tipis are made for this climate - sides up on summer days and sides down with clear walls when it's chilly.
About our Tipis: Each large tipi measures 33' in diameter and comfortably seats approximately 60 guests at 60" round tables. The canvas keeps the water out while the de-barked natural wooden poles are cut from sustainable Norwegian forests without any chemicals. The canvas was specifically manufactured to keep the rain out & the fire-retardant properties of the fabric do not degrade over time, ensuring the safety of you and your guests. The de-barked poles have a delightful natural look, avoiding any artificial staining or coloring common in processed timbers.
The Backyard Event Park: We have three large tipis connected together in the Backyard from June through October, offering more space between for our wedding season. During the winter months, we will keep the three large tipis up but separated out to keep each tipi warm & cozy with our smokeless fire pits. Our three tipis can comfortably accommodate 150 guests seated with dance floor & covered space.
We also offer a 30 x 45 foot off-white sail cloth tent, which may be rented for larger events or for ceremonies during inclement weather.
Photo: Cathy Copp
Bride & Groom Tipis
A private space by the creek.
Our two private lounge tipis are set up for the wedding party to lounge & get ready for the big day in the Backyard Event Park. Each offers a private sitting area by the creek and look out to the ceremony site, yet are separated out in case the couple chooses to do a first look. Both are located close to the footbridge where guests enter & vehicles are parked. Each holds up to 20 people and are 24' in diameter.
Bridal Tipi: This tipi offers a wood floor and furnishings include a tall makeup station & white chairs, a green velvet couch, a full length mirror, several small side tables, a white cowhide rug, electricity and a bar cart for drinks & snacks.
Groom Tipi: This tipi offers a gravel flooring and furnishings include a 60" table with black linen tablecloth and 6 leather/cowhide chairs, a leather ottoman, two leather butterfly chairs, a full length mirror, small side wood tables, a brown cowhide rug, electricity and a bar cart for drinks & snacks.
These tipis are available June through October in the Backyard; these will be stored away during the winter months.
Photo: Ingrid Svare Photography
An outdoor wedding with the essentials ready to go.
We understand how expensive an outdoor wedding can be as you have to bring everything in - power, lighting, water, tables, chairs, tents, etc. Not to mention the fact that you usually have to remove the trash as well! We want to make it easy on you. The below are available depending on the venue & setup desired:
Three Large & Two Smaller Tipis
Catering Kitchen, Bar, 3 Restrooms Men/Women/ADA
Outdoor Covered Kitchen (at the Garden Table)
Portable Restrooms & Hand Washing Stations (at the Garden Table)
Floor plan options
10' Wood Picnic Tables
6' Wood Picnic Tables
Folding dark brown wood chairs
Arches (2 available - lodgepole pine / wood triangle)
Basic setup of tables, chairs
Basic bar glassware (mason jars), champagne flutes
Removal of trash, recycling & compost
*Event Manager vs. Event Planner:
We require that you hire a professional wedding planner or day of coordinator for all weddings at Bodhi Farms. Your Bodhi Farms Event Manager will ensure that the venue is ready for your event & is available throughout your event for any venue related questions. An Event Coordinator can ensure your event runs smoothly – helping create your event timeline & floor plans; directing the vendors on the day of & ensure an accurate set up; guiding your rehearsal & ceremony; welcoming & direct guests; and coordinating & loading your décor/gifts/personal items after the event. Our Event Manager will work with your Planner on floor plans. There are many wonderful planners in this area; let us know if you need any recommendations.
Photo: Ingrid Svare Photography