Be joined together in magic
Share your love with family and friends in an intimate Arctic wedding in Jukkasjärvi. The unique location, the ice, the snow and the almost unreal surroundings at Icehotel leave no one indifferent and there are plenty of options for your ceremony.
Reincarnated in a new fashion every winter, the crisp Ice Church and Icehotel’s majestic main hall are truly unforgettable venues. The ephemeral nature of the ice church adds to the sensation – when no architectural memento exists, the memories and the vows exchanged are especially cherished. For a countryside wedding, opt for the rustic Jukkasjärvi village church, dating back to the 1600’s. Or, why not a romantic ceremony in the wild, promising each other eternal love against a breath-taking backdrop of rivers, mountains and forests. You can also get a beautiful contrast and the best of two worlds during the summer months with a wedding amidst pristine natural ice inside Icehotel 365, followed by a reception in the warm summer sun.
Icehotel offers a wedding consultation service, so we can help with the planning and practical preparations to ensure your day is truly magical. Planning time varies from a few months to a couple of years. We recommend that you contact us well before it’s time.
The Ice Church / Ceremony Hall
Our Ice Church / Ceremony Hall returns to the river in spring, but love is eternal. Reborn in a new guise each winter and hand carved by carefully select designers, it is ephemeral and one of the most unique wedding locations that you can find. The Church / Ceremony Hall opens December 26 every year and stays open until April when it begins to melt back into the river. This is an intimate venue, accommodating around 35-40 people, with walls and ceiling made of snow and the altar details and benches are made of pristine natural ice. It is also very suitable for those considering to re-new their vows or a solemn blessing ceremony. The hand-carved art suites or the majestic Main Hall in ICEHOTEL are other possible alternatives if you are looking for a spectacular venue.
Celebrations – reception & dinner
Whether you’re planning a secret escape or a festive gathering of family and friends, a celebratory evening is in place. Think champagne, delicious food and custom-made blocks of ice with your names and date engraved adorning the tables.
Icehotel Restaurant serves local delicacies like Kalix Bleak Roe, Arctic Char, reindeer and wild berries, prepared by the Michelin-trained head chef and his team in classic continental style. The historic Mommas-room is secluded from the main restaurant and ideal for private parties of up to 30 people.
The Old Homestead, dating back to the 1700’s, is located ten minutes walk from Icehotel. Expect to devour local traditional food and organic wine in front of the warm glow of candles and the roaring open fire.
The wedding night
What could be more romantic than spending your first night as a married couple on a bed of crystal clear ice and soft reindeer skins? Don’t worry about the cold; we got warm polar expedition sleeping bags from Haglöfs – even bags especially made for two.
After a long and joyful day celebrating your love with friends and family an unforgettable night awaits, perhaps the northern lights are dancing in the night sky above you or the midnight sun is glowing when you retreat to your suite. Each suite in Icehotel is a work of art – individually designed and hand carved masterpieces of ephemeral creativity and an experience like no other.
Icehotel offers a variety of room categories from luxury suites down to straightforward ice rooms as well as warm accommodation. As always, breakfast, sauna, loan of warm outer clothing and complimentary entry to Icehotel throughout your stay are included. Read more about the rooms here.
Summer and fall weddings
The Arctic summer and fall landscapes are equally, if not more spectacular than winter. The snow is gone and the 24-hour daylight spawns an intense explosion of green in June. Come late August and September, the landscape is transformed into a cascade of red and orange, and as the nights get darker, the northern lights start making their reappearance.
Our wedding consultation service can help you plan an Arctic wedding year-round. Marry under the magical glow of the midnight sun or in the charming and historic Jukkasjärvi village church, Lapland’s oldest, dating back to the 1600’s. Or get the best of two worlds with a crisp wedding ceremony amongst pristine natural ice inside Icehotel 365 followed by a reception in the warm summer sun – a nice contrast and an element of winter in the height of summer.
Please ensure you check the legalities for your wedding before travel. Your wedding planners will be able to assist you.