VENUE TYPE: Lodge / Mountain / Ski Resort

Boutique Hotel
Stay At This Stunning Safari Resort That's As Eco-Minded As It Is Beautiful
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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Singita Castleton

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Sabie Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

All in favor of adding an African safari to your birthday celebration bucket list, raise a hand! We couldn’t agree with you more, especially upon seeing this stunning resort in South Africa and learning about the amazing things they do to save the animals and preserve the beautiful land they so respect. Singita Castleton is a Mecca for animal and nature lovers as much as it is for those who love a luxurious getaway. An impeccably designed resort, this is one of those spots that’ll have you wondering why you don’t celebrate your birthday with a major adventure every year. 

Photography: Singita Castleton 

This stunning resort in South Africa will blow you away.

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Community Living
Stay In A Cabin With An Outdoor Shower Overlooking The Mountains of Norway
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown

When incredible design meets pristine terrain, our eyes are glued. This bit of trending #cabinporn comes to us from Koko Architects of Norway, who built the Skåpet Mountain Lodges.

A collection of modern, minimalist cabins overlooking the rocky shores of Soddatjørn Mountain Lake, this Norwegian destination is practically made for a bucket list worthy birthday getaway for the adventure-seeking hikers and bikers in your life.

Design + Images: Koko Architects | Rentals: Skapet 


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Industry Gathering
See the Gorgeous Event That Brought 75 Wedding Professionals to RT Lodge
Jake Kilroy
by Jake Kilroy
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RT Lodge

1406 Wilkinson Pike, Maryville, Tennessee

Beautifully hidden away in a forest on an historic college campus, RT Lodge makes you feel like you’re staying at an upper class friend’s vacation home. There are acoustic guitars to play around the fire, where you’ll also find a s’mores station. There’s badminton, corn hole, croquet, and volleyball to be played. It’s basically your own personal estate while you’re there.

So it’s no wonder that dozens of wedding professionals descended upon this secluded sanctuary in Maryville, Tennessee. It was quite the picturesque event to behold. We simply had to know more, so we chatted with Katherine Stinnett, RT Lodge’s Group Sales and Marketing Manager.

Photography by Natalie Watson 


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Road Trip
Your Guide To A Weekend In California’s Hottest Cold Weather Destination
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report


After hearing reports of the best blizzard to hit Mammoth Lakes in 20 years our, Media Design Manager, Nathan Mueller rounded up his troops in search of a weekend adventure to rave about for a lifetime. The slopes were calling and Nathan was quick to reply. The whispers were true... After a week of storms, Mammoth Mountain was reported to have more snow than any other ski resort in North America and he was ready to experience the action first hand. 

Mammoth Mountain is a quick 5 hours north of Los Angeles and is one of the most sought out skiing locations on the West Coast. Summer is quickly approaching so if you are on the hunt for one last winter escapade, take notes from the itinerary below. Happy skiing! 


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Icehotel 365
The World’s First All-Seasons Ice Hotel Opens in Sweden and It's Totally B-day Bucket List Worthy
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown

We’ve all heard about ice hotels and decked out glamping igloos, but this winter we’ve got our birthday bucket list goals set on the world’s first ice hotel to be open year-round. What’s more birthday worthy than heading to Sweden to chase the Northern Lights, sleep in an igloo filled with ice sculptures, and sip on one of thousands of icy cocktails at the Icehotel 365?!

This gorgeous, icy enclave of luxury igloo suites set in a small Swedish village emphasizes art, architecture, snow sports, and the joys of getting far outside your (typically warm) comfort zone. So go ahead and add some winter furs and puffy coats to your birthday wishlist, because it’s about to drop below zero.

Photography by Icehotel 365

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