Throughout the year, the Engadin welcomes happy couples to say “yes” to one another in a glorious, high-altitude alpine setting. Up here, halfway to heaven, they find everything they need for a dream wedding.
In February 2019, in St. Moritz, an Indian couple threw an eve-of-the-wedding party unlike any other. Their 850 guests, flown in for the occasion, found themselves in a specially created winter wonderland complete with big wheel, historical carousel and fabulous decorations – all of which melted everyone’s heart. It was a glittering event, and it placed the Engadin on the international map as a dream destination for important celebrations. And rightly so: the choice of romantic churches, superb restaurants and stylish event locations in the Engadin is so wide that every day could be the happiest day of your life.
In summer, flower-filled meadows, crystal-clear lakes and towering mountains form an enchanting backdrop. The scene in winter: a magical sparkling white landscape, dusted with fresh powder snow.
Thanks to an exceptionally sunny climate, the number of sunny days in the Engadin lies well above the average. As a result, the region all but provides a weather guarantee most of the year: wedding pictures should be crowned by a piercing blue sky. Couples who opt for a church wedding are spoilt for choice: each village has at least one chapel or church, each with its own special character. The beautiful French-speaking Eglise au Bois in St. Moritz, for example, with its exquisite wooden ceiling, promises an emotional occasion – as does the enchanting church of San Gian, whose tower lost its roof to a lightning bolt more than 300 years ago.
Organised by professionals
To ensure the big day is stress-free for the happy couple, various local wedding planners offer full support. They know the region inside out, along with all its wedding locations, caterers and florists. They are also familiar with the special challenges that winter weddings and mountain weddings may pose.
Engadin wedding soup
Couples who wish to hold a wedding in time-honoured local style can begin their festivities with a traditional Engadin wedding soup in the house of the groom. The dish is similar to barley soup, with the addition of egg yolk and pieces of bread. However, in the old days, the groom was not allowed to sit next to his future bride during the meal: that honour fell to the priest.