Famous for its stunning backdrop of rolling mountains which are the Alps, Switzerland is the quintessential location to host a discreet luxury wedding or party. Within Switzerland lies the epitome of exclusivity in the resort of Gstaad (pronounced ‘Shtaad’). This upscale town is host to soaring mountain ranges and prestigious living and has famously hosted the wedding of Andrea Casiraghi to Tatiana Santo Domingo, as well as regular parties for Residents Maurice Amon and Andrea Balazs. As a top VIP hideaway and luxurious ski spot, the resort caters to those seeking premier service in a breathtaking environment. If you are considering entertaining your guests for a party in an incredible, private destination - our team of Party Planners and Wedding Planners
entertainment or DJ to perform at your event, we've organised the likes of Lionel Richie, Elton John, Mariah and many others to perform live at our client's parties and add the wow-factor to their celebration.
What to do in Gstaad
Coined the ‘twin of Cannes,’ Gstaad boasts a range of luxurious designer shops and boutiques, giving you the sublime opportunity to indulge in some last-minute shopping before the big day. The high-end designer boutiques on the promenade include global names such as Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Hermès, Prada, Maison Lorenz Bach and its sister store Bach Sign (which has well-curated collections with pieces from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Chloé).
Alongside belonging to some of the most impressive ski slopes in the world during snow season, the summer months come with the opportunity to hike up the exceptional mountains and take in views that are difficult to surpass. Unbeknown to some, Gstaad is also famous for its love of classical music. It is host to three world-class music events per year - something which is sure to dazzle your exclusive guestlist. Alternatively, invite your guests to take a journey up the cable cars to the top of Les Diablerets Glacier before dining at the top in spectacular restaurants such as Refuge l’Espace. Experience regional delicacies as you’re surrounded by the most extraordinary mountain scenery with grand, panoramic views over the Swiss landscape.
How to get to Gstaad
Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland and is easily accessible by car and private jet. Due to its location, the journey is pleasantly accompanied by breathtaking scenery, making it an enjoyable experience for all.
Private Jets & Helicopters
Being a VIP hotspot, Gstaad has the capacity to land private jets and helicopters at Gstaad Airport, alternatively Bern Airport (1 hour drive) and Gstaad Inn Grund Helipad (30 minute drive) are the nearest alternatives. For convenience, why not hire a private jet for your guests so you may arrive swiftly?
With narrow winding roads leading up to the mountaintop, driving to Gstaad is a stunning journey - but not for the faint hearted! The best route would be to fly into Geneva and hire a car to drive to Gstaad. The route takes approximately between 2.5-3 hours. Be prepared to look out for the quaint timber-lined villages and cow-grazed pasture upon your journey.
The Most Exclusive Wedding & Party Venues in Gstaad
As a top VIP resort, it comes as no surprise that Gstaad has a number of high-class venues for you and your loved ones to celebrate an incredible wedding or party. With years of experience in planning some of the most high profile parties across the world, Scarlet can most certainly organise your dream winter wedding or party in Gstaad. Some of the most majestic venues in Gstaad include the following:
As one of the most impressive buildings in Gstaad, Gstaad Palace is a spectacular building emanating with alpine elegance and understated luxury. This venue offers a magical experience from the onset and through-out; your first glimpse of the palace will be sure to strike you as something straight out of a fairytale. The palace offers 90 immaculately decorated suites and a 3-bed penthouse, making it a great place to welcome and sleep your guests. Complete with exquisite restaurants, bars and spa, the entertainment opportunities are endless for you and your wedding party.
Complete with a Michelin star restaurant, art deco bar and cocktail lounge, this hotel has it all. With turreted tower rooms and secluded hideaways, the accommodation is equally as impressive as its facilities. You and your guests can indulge in Le Grand Spa in the fully renovated Alpine Sanctuary after a late night of celebrations at Leonard’s Terrace and the Garden Lounge.
This venue is a true Alpine hideaway offering a discreet, private experience for everyone. This luxurious 5* hotel is built in traditional style, featuring materials such as marble, sandstone and aged wood. The hotel is complete with three restaurants and its own private cinema. All rooms are equipped with balconies overlooking the magnificent mountainous views for you and your guests to marvel over.
4. Park Gstaad
Discreet luxury is the signature of Park Gstaad, a towering 94-bed luxury hotel in the heart of the upscale resort town. Super modern yet retaining its warm chalet like feel, Park Gstaad lends itself perfectly to full buyouts for parties and celebrations. The entire first floor makes the ideal venue for a welcome dinner for big events with large guest numbers. The multi-room layout complete with two restaurants, a lounge, fumoir and large terrace allows a great deal of flexibility.
Other Venues in Gstaad
No luxury winter destination would be complete without a number of large private chalets owned by the rich and famous. Through our contacts, Scarlet has access to exclusive private chalets for our clients which are unavailable to the public. Perfect for intimate parties and for clients that require the utmost discretion, chalets offer greater flexibility with timings, noise restrictions, catering and privacy than a hotel.
There are a number of Catholic and Protestant Churches around Gstaad that are available for wedding ceremonies for Swiss citizens or residents. The closest Russian and Greek Orthodox churches would be around Lausanne and Montreux, however with special permission an Orthodox ceremony may be held in the Catholic Church.
If you are looking to host your Luxury Wedding or Party in Gstaad, we can assist in making your event a memorable and spectacular experience. Contact us to discuss your special event.