I can’t even express how amazing our wedding was because of this venue and Starr and Matt. I jokingly told Starr she could have my first born because of how incredible this day and process was for us. We planned this completely out of state an...
d only had one visit to the ranch, which was the day we decided this was our venue. Starr gave us so much direction and so many tips to get us going, but we had complete freedom to coordinate whatever we wanted. Starr was always so responsive during the 8 months of planning. We did our rehearsal dinner at the venue, which was great for our most important people to lay eyes on this magical place ahead of time. Wedding day was so seamless. Starr and Matt were buzzing around and never once came to me with issues. They either figured them out behind the scenes or with my point person bridesmaid and everything turned out better than I could have asked for. Our guests have been raving out our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier. If you’re considering this venue, just know that you can’t go wrong. There’s such a personal touch when you work with these amazing people and this amazing venue that I truly feel we could not have gotten elsewhere. When we looked at other venues, they felt so cookie cutter and impersonal. I could go on and on, but basically there’s no doubt that this was the perfect day. I am so grateful to Starr and Matt for making a dream I didn’t even know I had come true!
Reviewed On 10/21/2023 by Gabriella M
One word...PERFECTION! Thank you to Star, Matt, Alex and Summer for making our day more than we could have ever hoped for! We hired Summer Star for their day of services and we couldn't have been more thrilled that we did. They handled everythi...
ng and we just relaxed and enjoyed our day! And the venue was spectacular-gorgeous barn, gorgeous views and gorgeous pictures...It was our dream day!
Reviewed On 9/14/2023 by Samantha S
Starr, Matt and Alex really go above and beyond for your wedding day/weekend!! Matt and Alex were my day coordinators day of and set up on Friday and they hustle their butts off! We ended up with a big hiccup out of their control but they handl...
e everything with such ease and grace. It turned out to be the best day ever! 1000000% do the day of service. YOU WILL NOT REGRET A THING!
Reviewed On 8/25/2023 by Shelby P
I cannot say enough good things about this venue and starr.
She was our day of coordinator and was SO kind and helpful. HIGHLY recommend having her as your coordinator for the day as well! They were a dream to work with… I cannot recommend th...
is venue enough. Thank you for making our dream wedding come true.
Reviewed On 8/13/2023 by Adam S
The Summer Star Ranch team along with all of their partners and vendors deserves a standing ovation for their flawless execution. Their professionalism, attentiveness, and genuine enthusiasm were palpable throughout the entire wedding weekend, ...
making every guest feel like an honored member of the celebration. Their ability to anticipate every need ensured that our special day flowed seamlessly, allowing us to bask in the magic of the day without a worry in the world.
In every sense, Summer Star Ranch exceeded our expectations. It is not merely a wedding venue; it's a canvas where our story was painted. For us, our wedding at Summer Star Ranch was an experience that transcended the ordinary and etched a memory in our hearts that will last a lifetime. If you're seeking a venue that epitomizes romance, beauty, and the spirit of Montana, look no further than this heavenly oasis.
Reviewed On 8/08/2023 by Lauren S
Having planned my wedding completely out of state with only one visit to the ranch before my wedding, everything about my experience far exceeded my expectations! As soon as I met with Starr a few days before my wedding, I felt like a weight ha...
d been lifted off my shoulders and I knew I was in good hands. Matt and Starr took care of every detail, communicated with my vendors, and made sure the day flowed without any hiccups. The venue is spectacular on its own and our out of town guests loved the experience! We shuttled people from Helena (highly recommend) and paid for the day of coordination services - cannot recommend these options enough! It made everything SO much easier.
Starr and Matt, thank you for everything! It was better to an our wildest dreams and I hope to have an opportunity to come back and visit in the future!
Lauren & RJ
Reviewed On 8/01/2023 by Alex H
If you’re looking for a venue that has a rustic Montana vibe with sprinkles of city chic, this is the place. Matt and Starr went above and beyond to make our dream wedding a reality. Matt answered all our questions during the initial tour and ...
we felt at ease knowing we found the perfect spot. I’m a bit of a type A planner, and they were quick to respond to my emails and offered great suggestions. I HIGHLY recommend purchasing the day-of coordination service. It took so much stress off me knowing they would orchestrate the whole day. I met with Starr prior to the wedding day and told her all of my ideas. She’s so talented and beautifully put my vision to life without question. My family stayed at the cabins on the property - it was so fun and convenient to all be there! The barn is absolutely beautiful and the long farmhouse tables and wood chairs really elevate the area. The reception on the back patio was a blast! We had a fun bar, a roaring fire with marshmellows and hot dogs, and of course corn hole! Overall, it was a beautiful venue and the day was perfect thanks to them.
Reviewed On 7/18/2023 by Mackenzie A
Everything was absolutely perfect at Summer Star Ranch for our big day! Starr was constantly there for me before my wedding day, helping me organize and plan! She was also there for us for our ceremony and reception and without her, it would’ve...
been pretty unorganized. This venue has so much to offer as well, like a bar, a fire pit, two areas for the ceremony and a nice sized dance floor! We are so thankful that we found this venue!
Reviewed On 6/29/2023 by Micaela V
I can’t recommend Summer Star Ranch enough! We had our wedding here a couple of weeks ago and it was the most perfect day ever! The venue is absolutely stunning with so many places to take amazing photos and the getting ready spaces were awesom...
e as well! And the owners are absolutely fabulous. Right from the very first time we contacted Starr and Matt to set up a tour, I knew that I wanted to have our wedding at their ranch purely based on how helpful and nice they are to work with. And so it was just an awesome bonus that the venue is gorgeous! We also decided to hire Starr for her day of services and that was quite possibly one of the best decisions we made in the planning process. She was such a huge help in getting everything set up exactly the way I envisioned it and was amazing at keeping us on track and making sure everyone knew what was needed of them and at what times. Our day went so smoothly in large part due to her and her assistant’s amazing work!
And I have to say, while pictures can show a lot, it really is a different experience being able to visit the ranch in person. There’s just so much beautiful land! So give them a call and set up a tour, you won’t regret it!
(Also, all photo credit goes to our incredible photographer Brogan Steininger of Photography by Brogan!)
Reviewed On 6/18/2023 by Brooklyn L
If you are on the fence about booking your wedding at Summer Star Ranch. DO IT.
We could not have had a better experience for our wedding. They have truly thought of everything for the perfect venue. The owners were some of the kindest and most...
genuine people. They ensure through the whole weekend that we had everything we could possibly need and we’re so great at answering any questions we had.
The ranch is absolutely beautiful. If I could give them 100 stars I would.
Reviewed On 11/16/2022 by Brittney R
Starr and Summer Star ranch are both amazing! It couldn’t have gone better for a July wedding. We were able to get in early for set up, and Starr and her husband were both so helpful. The venue has cabins available and I highly recommend those ...
as well. The cabin and glamping tent both worked so perfectly to get ready in and you couldn’t ask for better views for your photos.
Reviewed On 10/31/2022 by Olivia S
Summer Star Ranch was absolutely amazing, it had snowed the day before our wedding and they called to make sure we had enough heaters and had our ceremony area set up upon our arrival. The venue was stunning with the snow and the owners were e...
xtremely helpful. Star saved the day with directing traffic through the muddy conditions and her husband Matt was awesome with getting the heaters ready and a fire started. It was an extremely smooth wedding.
Reviewed On 10/16/2022 by Lacey G
Pros: beautiful location, great ceremony spots, don’t need to rent your own tables/chairs, nice bathrooms, the barn building is stunning and doesn’t need a ton of decorations, cabins/glamping tent onsite for a limited number of people. We didn'...
t interact a ton with Matt and Starr day-of since we couldn’t afford to spend an extra grand on wedding planning services, but they were very helpful about answering our questions over email before the wedding and let us come out to the venue multiple times to visit. They were also in the area on our wedding day and periodically checked in after helping with parking.
Cons: cell service is very limited/poor (ours didn’t work at the barn, only further up the road). If you have everything dialed/planned to a T this might not matter, but it made some things difficult for us. I got ready in the cabin, and there’s also no wifi. For brides/grooms getting ready in the glamping tent and cabins, there’s limited to no AC so it can get hot inside in the summer. There’s no potable water at the barn (very tiny sign above the sink we only noticed the day before…oops). The kitchenette attached to barn is essentially empty, the cabinets are locked and no regular cooking stuff is available. We made our own rehearsal dinner there so the lack of supplies was very apparent. No recycling services (we were able to rent some recycling receptacles from 406 and it was a lot of extra coordination, but worth it to produce less waste!).
FYI to budget conscious brides- We were led to believe it was only $125 to rent a bus for guests but it’s more like $800+. Also, stuff at the venue like whiskey barrel tables, drink dispensers, mason jars, etc. are extra money.
Reviewed On 10/06/2022 by Rachael T
Starr and Matt were wonderful! They responded to us and answered our questions quickly leading up to our big day. They were very friendly and accommodating once we arrived at the ranch. It was absolutely pouring rain all weekend & Starr came to...
me with many ideas in order to save our decorations. The venue was BEAUTIFUL. & Starr was a huge blessing as our “day of” wedding planner. 10/10 recommend. We wish we could relive this day all over again.
Reviewed On 9/23/2022 by Aly M
Starr, Julie, and Matt were amazing from the first day we met all the way up until the wedding. Beautiful venue and wonderful people to work with. They had so many ideas and suggestions I would not have even thought of. They also offer so much ...
from on site lodging, to an ice chest for drinks or whatever else you may need it for, to barrels and other rentals you can use in your decor. Matt was a great help and did an amazing job stepping up to be our day of coordinator. I cannot say enough good things about this place! Made many of my guests want to move to Montana.
Reviewed On 8/30/2022 by Morgan S
Loved our experience with the Summer Star Ranch! Matt and Starr were extremely helpful and made our wedding day a breeze. Highly recommend the ranch!
Reviewed On 8/18/2022 by Andie V
Stunning venue, and Starr is a true professional. She met or exceeded all our requests and expectations. Our day went perfectly and we would highly recommend this venue to anyone in the area.
Reviewed On 8/09/2022 by Taylor K
We could not have asked for a better experience for our wedding! Starr was so kind and helpful. The venue was absolutely dreamy and created the perfect environment to celebrate our love.
Reviewed On 8/08/2022 by Haeley H
This venue made all of our wedding dreams come true! The venue was amazing but let’s be honest Starr the owner is what makes this venue a top choice! She works SO hard to make sure the day before & the day of your wedding goes as smoothly as po...
ssible. My husband & I never had to stress at all the day of. She was so trustworthy & got everything set up & done the day of without any obstacles. She checked in on us continuously during the day to make sure we had everything we needed while also allowing space & time to celebrate our day accordingly. If you’re looking for a wedding venue that incorporates all the special aspects of Montana, this is it. The views, the private location, & the rustic barn is perfect for an indoor/outdoor wedding.
Reviewed On 7/29/2022 by Faith P
My husband and I had the best experience with Summer Star Ranch! Starr and Matt were amazing throughout the entire process of planning our wedding and made sure that our wedding day went off without a hitch. The price, location, and amazing ow...
ners make Summer Star Ranch the best wedding venue in Helena.
Reviewed On 7/28/2022 by Teresa M
The ranch was more beautiful than we imagined! We stayed in the tent fir our honeymoon, which was decorated so fabulous in western decor. Matt and Starr had us set up with everything we needed. We had a relaxing horseback ride with Starr. ...
Matt was so kind to follow behind with the photographer to snap wedding photos for us. We got married on the ranch on Matt and Starr’s horses. They took care of every detail and made our stay so comfortable and relaxing. We felt like they were family when we left. It was my first trip to Montana and if I ever get to go back, I would definitely stay at Summer Starr Ranch!
Reviewed On 7/05/2022 by Haley E
I cannot say enough good things about Summer Star Ranch! We received so many compliments on the venue from our guests. Starr and Matthew were so amazing to work with and helped take a lot of the worry away. Starr coordinated with our vendors w...
eek of to ensure they all had directions and information about the venue. She dealt with everything so that I would not have to day of and I am so grateful for that! I would highly highly recommend working with Summer Star Ranch and they will work so hard to make your wedding vision be exactly what you want.
Reviewed On 6/29/2022 by Kelly H
Star and Matt at Summer Star Ranch are amazing! The ranch it's self is so beautiful and remote and everything you could want from a mountain/forest wedding. It was a destination wedding for us and Star and Matt had the best recommendations for ...
vendors and decor and did everything they could to make our day perfect. Highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 6/29/2022 by Celena M
We cannot say enough about how wonderful Summer Star Ranch is! It is an absolutely stunning location, but best of all, Starr and Julie are truly remarkable. Our day wouldn’t have been perfect without them!
Reviewed On 6/29/2022 by Katie B
Summer Star Ranch was super accommodating to our needs leading up to our wedding, answering all our questions promptly and offering suggestions when needed. The venue itself was the perfect place for our wedding, I loved that it was happily tuc...
ked in the forest. Our out of country and state guests were super impressed.
Reviewed On 6/22/2022 by Hannah J
Starr and Matt were excellent vendors. They really went out of their way to make our wedding special and run smoothly! I highly recommend Summer Star to anyone looking for the perfect Montana venue.
Reviewed On 6/09/2022 by Jennifer S
Couldn’t ask for a better venue!
Any and all the help you need to make your day as smooth as possible!
Reviewed On 10/27/2021 by Maddie P
Very helpful with whatever you needed… But they also give you your own space to have your wedding weekend how you want it!
Reviewed On 10/08/2021 by Bridgette W
Summer star was amazing! The staff at summer star helped us have an absolutely amazing day. They were always around to answer any questions or help us with any last minute things. The actual barn is stunning and worked so well for our wedding. ...
We would definitely rebook with them if we were to do it over again!
Reviewed On 10/06/2021 by Olivia V
My husband and I couldn’t be happier with the decision that we made with choosing Summer Star Ranch as our wedding venue. Matt and Star were so helpful and there whenever we needed it. From Friday all of the way through Sunday. I would choose i...
f 100x over. And not to mention, it’s so beautiful up there. It’s the perfect rustic and chic venue.
Reviewed On 8/31/2021 by Jessica A
This venue and this couple are so amazing it’s hard to put into words! They made everything about our day and weekend so perfect. They are beyond helpful with anything you may need. The ranch is so gorgeous I couldn’t have imagined a more beaut...
iful place to get married. Summer Star Ranch will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
Reviewed On 8/26/2021 by Tiffany J
Starr & Summer Star Ranch were incredible for our wedding here in Montana. They were beyond helpful leading up to and day of. The venue is STUNNING. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Thank you for such a wonderful experience and beaut...
iful wedding day. I would recommend you and your wonderful venue to anyone looking for a gorgeous wedding venue and incredibly helpful team.
Reviewed On 8/20/2021 by Jana G
Summer Star Ranch was amazing. We used our own creativity and my daughters dreams came true! The Ranch has so much to offer ! We absolutely loved the Summer Star Ranch, Starr and Matt were very accommodating. I highly recommend the Summer Sta...
Reviewed On 8/12/2021 by Diane J
The venue is beautiful, appreciated by local family/friends from Montana and even more by those from the midwest. Starr was helpful throughout the entire planning process, responsive, enthusiastic and professional. We had our reception here (...
not our ceremony) and there was everything we could want or need.
Reviewed On 8/01/2021 by Destry A
Starr and Matt are so accommodating to anything you need before your big day and the day of. Their hospitality throughout our whole wedding planning and the day of goes above and beyond. The venue provides so much and takes the stress out of yo...
ur hands. Couldn’t say anything bad about the venue!
Reviewed On 6/29/2021 by Jessica D
The Summer Star Ranch is an amazing venue! Star and Matt were so helpful and made our wedding day go very smooth. Everything was clean and well kept. If you are looking for a wedding venue, look no further!
Reviewed On 5/03/2021 by Ashley V
Starr and Matt were beyond amazing and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to get married. We were treated like family and were cared about as people not just another couple coming through the venue! I HIGHLY recommend this venue! GORGEOU...
Reviewed On 10/18/2020 by Jennifer D
Amazing venue from start to finish! I wouldn't change a single thing. Owners are so welcoming and friendly....and professional about every detail! Thank you for making my dream come true!
Reviewed On 10/17/2020 by Frank S
This ranch is absolutely beautiful and so easy to get too. The barn they built for weddings is so nice and rustic and beautiful. I might sound repetitive but the ranch, the cabins, the wedding barn and the views are just perfect, beautiful and ...
stunning. The owners of the ranch are also so nice and respond so quickly. They do everything to accommodate you with anything you might need for your special day. Thanks Matt and Starr for a wonderful and unforgettable experience at your ranch.
Reviewed On 9/18/2020 by Laura S
I can't say enough good things about getting married at Summer Star Ranch. Starr and Matt were incredibly wonderful to work with. We got married at a beautiful spot at the ranch with the mountains in the background and we were blown away by th...
e beauty of the ranch. Starr brought all the chairs down to the ceremony spot and drove my family members back and forth from the ceremony spot. The barn is absolutely beautiful and we loved having dinner and drinks there. I can't believe how beautiful the barn is! And Starr recommended a BBQ caterer who was amazing and the food was delicious! We also loved staying at the cabin that night and waking up to a sunrise with the horses. I chose the venue from out of state and had no idea what to expect as I only saw photos online but I was completely blown away by how beautiful the setting was and how helpful Starr and Matt were in every way. They checked in with us through out the wedding day to see how they could help or if there was anything we needed which was so appreciated. And they were so helpful communicating by email before the wedding. I had a lot of questions over email and Starr was always so helpful and responsive. I can't wait to return to Summer Star Ranch, it was incredibly beautiful and the wedding was more than we could ever have asked for. Thank you Starr and Matt for the best day ever!
Reviewed On 9/04/2020 by Danielle T
They were quick to respond to emails, helped the actual wedding day run smoothly, and had great suggestions that I would have never thought of.
Reviewed On 9/02/2020 by Bri J
We cant imagine having the wedding at a better or more beautiful place or with more gracious and amazing hosts. It was more than we could have ever hoped for and we are just so thankful to you guys for helping us out when our other venue cancel...
led last minute, for walking us through everything involved with the wedding weekend, and for the calm and organized way you orchestrated the wedding day. Our mom wanted to ask you guys to adopt our whole family because we just loved you both so much! Even the guests noticed the care with which you handled everything and mentioned it to us. The glamping tent was perfection and a great place for the guys to get ready and being able to stay at the cabin on the ranch made setting up, getting ready and just the whole weekend so convenient, comfortable and peaceful! Honestly everything was perfect and we feel so lucky to have spent the weekend at such a special place. Thank you Matt and Starr for an unforgettable day!
Reviewed On 8/29/2020 by Sarah G
Starr and Matt created an environment that is so spectacular we decided to come back every year. It is a remote location which made our wedding feel that much more personal and special. We had the option of staying in the clamping tent (A MUST!...
) and/or one of their cabins. Our guests were thrilled with their experience so much so that some even planned to vacation here! I would choose the Summer Star Ranch over and over again.
Reviewed On 8/29/2020 by Loren L
We still feel incredibly lucky to have found Summer Star Ranch for our special day. We immediately fell in love with both the venue and the views! Starr and Matt were incredible in bringing all of our wishes to life. Even with all the craziness...
going on, we felt extremely comfortable being able to celebrate our day with our friends and family. Our wedding was everything was beyond anything we could have imagined and we owe it all to Summer Star Ranch!
Reviewed On 8/29/2020 by Andrea V
I had a dream wedding thanks to Summer Star Ranch.
The scenery was spectacular, breathtakingly beautiful. My guests and I were treated like royalty.
All my wants and needs and special requests were taken care of by Matt and Starr.
We plan on...
celebrating our anniversary every year at the ranch.
Reviewed On 7/17/2020 by Stephanie J
Beautiful venue for our special day! The Summer Star Ranch crew was helpful and understanding of our needs. Perfect outdoor venue and the barn is perfect for weddings.
Reviewed On 10/11/2019 by Rachel C
My husband and I planned our wedding from out of state. Starr was super helpful on everything. From cake recommendations to activities for our guests. Even with a time difference between us She always responded in a timely manner.
The drive ou...
t to York from Helena is beautiful. We wanted to give our guests the MT views that we fell in love with. The drive is scenic and there is wildlife on the way out to the Ranch.
The Ranch property is big. Lots of locations to choose from for your ceremony. As much as I wanted our ceremony outside, Mother Nature had different plans and we moved it into the barn due to rain. Summer Star owners and staff were on top of the weather forecasts and moved quickly to accommodate our wedding schedule. Nothing to stress about.
For a Bride to Bride talk: I highly recommend renting out the cabin the night before your wedding and have a sleepover with your bridesmaids! We had a lot of fun and you can actually see the city lights of Helena off in the distance. Not only do you have front row seating to a beautiful sunrise you also can sleep in some before hair and make up arrive :)
With everything said and done, we highly recommend Summer Star!
Reviewed On 9/23/2019 by Cassie and Isak P
We absolutely LOVED Summer Star Ranch. Matt and Starr were incredible. Starr was super helpful and responded within a few hours or less each time I emailed her in the months leading up to the wedding. On the day of, she was zipping around in a ...
Kabota making sure everyone was where they were supposed to be. The venue itself is beautiful and was the perfect balance of being closely connected to the outdoors without having to worry about weather conditions. We also stayed the night in the sweet cabin on the ranch and it was lovely. The barn is spacious. We were so happy with everything. It is about a 30 minute drive out to the ranch and this was a slight hassle for some of our friends who flew in. I would recommend using the local school district bus service as a shuttle to future brides. This is something Starr and Matt suggested, but we opted not to. Hindsight is 20/20 :)
Reviewed On 9/20/2019 by Erika G
The most beautiful venue I found in and around Helena! The owners are absolutely amazing! Get back to you asap, help with anything you need, exceptional customer service! Beautiful barn, cabin, and glamping tent!
Reviewed On 8/28/2019 by A&M A
First of all you, should be informed that words can’t even begin to express how awesome this venue is!! We wanted an outdoor wedding and Summer Star was the perfect venue for this. There are multiple locations on the property where you can hold...
your ceremony, in addition to the barn itself on the chance of bad weather or high temperatures in the peak of summer. All of the tables and chairs are on-site, included in the venue fee, and the owners even helped with set up which was an extra perk because it was one less thing to have to take care of on an already busy day. We booked the venue for the entire weekend, which served us well as we held the rehearsal dinner there and set up for the wedding the night before. They have a glamping tent and cabin that the bridal party utilized to get ready in and you can stay in them overnight if you want. They were super accommodating to us with requests and were on sight (not hovering though) and available if we needed anything. The owners went above and beyond to help us meet our vision for the perfect day. They have a large freezer at the venue stocked with tons of ice so you don’t have to worry about hauling a ton of ice up to the venue. They chopped wood for the fire pit and our for guests camping across the road. Highly highly recommend.
Reviewed On 8/23/2019 by Cassidy T
Starr and Matt are wonderful and very accommodating! The venue itself is beautiful and has the perfect Montana scenery. I wouldn't have wanted to have my wedding anywhere it was perfect! We will definitely be visiting for our anniversaries!
Reviewed On 8/21/2019 by Molly M
Summer Star Ranch was the perfect place to celebrate our big day! The barn was absolutely stunning: high ceilings, huge doors, great dance floor, and charming bathrooms. The attention to detail Starr and Matt put into this place did not go unno...
ticed. All of our guests have told us numerous times that it was the most beautiful wedding they’ve ever been to. Our ceremony in the wooded area was whimsical and wild- better than
we imagined. Starr and Matt were so helpful every step of the way. They never made us feel like we were an inconvenience (which I’m sure every meticulous bride has felt) when we would ask to come up for a walk around for the THIRD time! They were so patient and accommodating- we loved them!
Reviewed On 8/11/2019 by Joel H
A great venue! Super cute, the barn is awesome. And the owners are phenomenal people, very accommodating, and easy to work with. Would highly recommend this venue to anyone.
Reviewed On 8/01/2019 by Claire V
Starr and Matt were amazing hosts and super helpful! The new barn is absolutely gorgeous, surrounded by beautiful views of the mountains! We had the best day, and would do it again and again!
Reviewed On 7/23/2019 by Victoria C
I can't say enough good things about Summer Star Ranch. Not only is the barn and surrounding area beautiful and truly unique, Matt and Starr are beyond wonderful. Their attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and dedication to making your day run ...
smoothly is worth its weight in gold. It's difficult to plan from afar as we did, but Matt and Starr were so helpful, responding to emails right away, sending suggestions, offering support. We couldn't have done it without them, and we wouldn't have wanted to do it anywhere other than Summer Star Ranch. It is truly a special place. We didn't want the day to end!
Reviewed On 7/23/2019 by Isha L
Summer Star Ranch gave all of our guests a true Montana Experience. The outdoor ceremony location had beautiful views, the barn provided more than enough room for our 100+ guests and the bathrooms were great. We really enjoyed the outdoor seat...
ing area and the campfire. All of our vendors had the power and kitchen facilities they needed. And most of all, the owners Star & Matt are extremely hard workers who genuinely wanted everything to go perfect. They were flexible and very easy to work with! Thank you!
Reviewed On 7/11/2019 by Christy M
We had a fabulous weekend celebrating at Summer Star Ranch! We were so lucky to be one of the first to get to use the gorgeous barn that they offer. Matt and Starr were very easy to communicate with and were there for our every need. We loved t...
hat the entire ranch was ours for the weekend and that we were able to stay in the guest cabin the night of the wedding. I would absolutely recommend Summer Star to anyone who is looking for a gorgeous setting with a no-hassle feel.
Reviewed On 6/25/2019 by Aislinn B
Summer Star Ranch was the perfect venue for our reception. The new barn is so beautiful, and the fire pit was a wonderful touch. Our DJ left at midnight, but we stayed with some of our guests roasting s'mores and listening to music around the...
fire until 2am. I also cannot say enough good things about Starr and Matt. They are so awesome and accommodating. We visited the ranch several times in the last year to check out progress on the barn, and they made themselves available each time for questions. Definitely book the glamping tent for your wedding night as well! It was awesome to be able to stay there, and I expect we will be booking it for every anniversary from here on out. This has to be the best (or at least one of the best) wedding reception venues in Montana--it's so beautiful in a perfect Montana setting. Our guests came from around the world and had such an amazing time!
Reviewed On 10/03/2018 by Pareesa G
My husband and I were overjoyed with our wedding at Summer Star Ranch. Starr and Matt were easy to work with from another state, and were even MORE helpful with getting everything ready day of. The venue is gorgeous with wonderful views of the ...
mountains and the Helena valley beyond. All of our guests were able to get to the ceremony area (even those with a walker) and then enjoy the reception tent. The wedding parties had a great time getting ready onsite with the glamping tent and cabin. We also truly enjoyed the night of accommodation. Matt and Starr had everything we needed at the venue which made it easy for us and our vendors. We would highly recommend having a wedding here. Thank you for our perfect day!
Reviewed On 9/22/2018 by Mallory M
We loved having our wedding at the Summer Star Ranch! Matt and Starr were so accommodating and helpful throughout the entire weekend. They helped make the entire experience easy and stress free. The ranch is beautiful and our family loved stayi...
ng there. My husband and I opted to have family use the cabin and we used the glamping tent and it was perfect!
Reviewed On 9/19/2018 by Micaela W
Summer Star Ranch was absolutely amazing. The ranch made planning so very easy and Matt and Starr are so easy to contact when you need them! The ranch is so beautiful and the cabin for the bride and groom could not be more perfect! I would not ...
have chosen anywhere else to have my wedding. I am so very thankful for the ranch and helping me have the very best wedding!
Reviewed On 9/17/2018 by Stephanie W
My husband and I are so happy we picked Summer Star. It was the absolute perfect day, better than I ever could have hoped. The entire venue is GORGEOUS! Matt and Starr made planning easy, and Matt was at the venue all day working behind the sce...
nes to keep things running smoothly.
Reviewed On 9/17/2018 by Carly D
Start and Matt are amazing! This venue is equally amazing too!
Reviewed On 8/13/2018 by Peter K
I can't say enough wonderful things about Matt/Star and this spectacular venue. The location is gorgeous and spacious and with all that's included in the venue, the bang for your buck unmatched. Matt and Star we're so genuine, nice, and easy to...
work with. They bent over backwards before and day of to make sure our wedding was perfect. Our guests loved every aspect of the ranch from the horses, to the reception area, to the views and amazing sunset. We chose Summer Star Ranch because of our love for this part of the country. Many of the guests had never been to Montana before and this wedding/venue made them all fall in love with it too.
-Peter & Gina
Reviewed On 7/25/2018 by Nick L
Starr and Matt were incredible to work with and ensured that our wedding day turned out just as we had planned. They are responsive, accommodating, and the space itself could not be more beautiful. If you are looking for a venue in the Helena a...
rea, I highly recommend checking out Summer Star Ranch.
Reviewed On 7/16/2018 by Tawni L
I am sooooooo glad that we decided on Summer Star for our wedding! We got so many compliments from guests, everyone had such a great time. The rental comes with SO MUCH that I never thought that I needed and made everything so much easier not h...
aving to deal with renting tents, tables, outhouses etc. Also the bathrooms on-site are awesome! Our guest were so impressed with the whole place! It was beautiful for our photos as well (despite being very sunny and squinty out) and I cant wait to see the finished product from our photographer! Starr and Matt were great to work with, checking in on us and would bend over backwards if we asked them to! They were so accommodating to anything we needed. We definitely will be recommending SSR to anyone looking for a venue!
Reviewed On 7/05/2018 by Rose M
Summer Star Ranch was a dream to be married at. My now husband and I thought it was one of those rare finds that had zero drawbacks. It's affordable, unique, beautiful, and Matt and Starr were a JOY to work with. They answered every question...
we had, gave wonderful recommendations, and just overall made us feel welcome and taken so well care of. We both walked away feeling like it was our dream wedding, we were so happy how it went and enjoyed using the cabin and glamping tent to get ready. We also planned everything from several states away which can of course make things more difficult, but no problems were had. I can't recommend this venue enough. Before we chose this venue we spoke to several other couples who had been married there to see how it went and they all felt the same way we do now. We are even hoping to make Summer Star Ranch a spot we come back to occasionally since the ranch was so off the beaten path and we'd love to stay and get a horse ride in one of these days! Thanks again to Matt and Starr for being the best.
Reviewed On 6/25/2018 by Kayla M
I can’t say enough great things about Starr and Matt! They were so accommodating to us, and made us feel like we were working with family! Getting a picture from our ceremony gifted to us framed and all before we left the ranch made us want to ...
cry! They are seriously such good people and I would recommend them to anyone!
Reviewed On 6/16/2018 by Carly G
Located just 40 minutes from Helena, the Summer Star Ranch is the kind of venue you dream about. Not to mention the drive up there is stunning. You pass Hauser Lake, one of the three lakes that make up the headwaters of the Missouri River and t...
hen weave through a beautiful canyon before winding up a hill that leads you to gorgeous mountain a field views.
The owners were willing to answer any questions I had and responded to every email within hours. Starr and Matt are seriously the most generous couple. They invited us out to the ranch several times for personal tours of the property so we could nail down all of our questions about decor and logistics prior to the wedding. On the day of the event, they acted as our personal attendants, making themselves available in anyway possible so that the wedding would run smoothly. On example is that Starr checked in on my bridesmaids and me early in the morning and brought us extra coffee. The day before they were with us during set up and rearranged the whole place (tent and ceremony site) to fit our vision.
For the wedding itself, they had several people standing guard ready to queue the wedding party for when to go.
They also allowed us to basically have the whole ranch to ourselves to do with it how we please for the weekend. We had our rehearsal dinner out there as well and Matt was ready to light the bonfire whenever we wanted. They essentially acted as silent wedding planners catering to our every need and anticipating what we needed before we even had to ask and they were never in the way.
As far as the venue itself, it couldn't be more majestic. The panorama views of fields and mountains, the camping available for our guests just walking distance to the ceremony, the glamping tent and cabin for the wedding parties to get ready in, the act that everything was so close to each other- everything was so wonderful. The ranch made for a truly magical and chic Montana wedding.
The antler chandelier above the dance floor and Edison lights strung around the inside of the tent complimented our decor perfectly. The rustic wooden picnic tables added a classy touch in lieu of traditional venues' cheap looking tables and chairs which usually require heavy decor to make them look presentable.
I can't recommend this place enough! Everything was perfect and the owners made it that much more special. When my new husband and I made our way back to the cabin after the reception, there was a note, a bottle of prosecco and a framed photo of our first kiss waiting for us on the table. If you are looking for the perfect backdrop for your chic Montana wedding the Summer Starr Ranch is for you.
Reviewed On 10/27/2017 by Hanna L
We had such an amazing experience at Summer Star Ranch. They were very accommodating and always responded to any questions we had quickly . We would recommend this place to anyone getting married.
Reviewed On 10/13/2017 by Grace B
Summer Star Ranch was such a pleasure to work with throughout our entire wedding planning process. They were quick to answer questions and provide feedback and suggestions, based on their vast experience. We wanted to use our horses in the cere...
mony, and Summer Star had no problem allowing us to come up several days prior to our wedding and bring the horses with us to acclimate them to the surroundings. Not only were they extremely helpful and accommodating from the get-go, but I cannot say enough good things about how amazing they were the day of our wedding! We had a sudden weather change - it turned into winter overnight - and Summer Star was quick to assist with the last minute details to make sure that our special day was very special indeed! They went above and beyond, even helping with holding horses before and during the ceremony. The facilities are impeccable as well - complete with fully functioning outhouses for your guests and a lovely cabin and glamping tent to get ready in! Our experience with Summer Star was absolutely wonderful, and we would definitely highly recommend them for your special event!!
Reviewed On 10/12/2017 by Kelsee D
Originally we had booked a different venue for our wedding but it wasn’t going to work for our guest count. As luck would have it we found Summer Star Ranch. Changing venues was the best decision we made.
Five stars doesn’t seem like enough. ...
Summer Star Ranch is the most amazing venue. It’s gorgeous and perfect for a beautiful wedding. However, what really makes the venue is the spectacular owners and team that run the ranch. Working in the event industry I know that the venue employees can make or break your event. Starr, Matt, Laura, and Kelly were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was everything we wanted. Answering numerous questions, helping to problem solve, and allowing us to come to the property on multiple occasions to look at the venue as we went through the planning process. They could not have been more kind, professional, and caring. They truly care about you and they want you to get married at their property and have a fantastic day. It’s so much more than just a business to them. They also give back to our local community and to us that means everything. If you’re lucky enough to happen upon the ranch for your special day - book it. It’s the best wedding decision you’ll make and it’s worth every penny.
Reviewed On 10/04/2017 by Tara P
Summer Star Ranch was the second venue we went to look at when looking for a place to get married and have a reception. It was the last place we looked. Not only is the ranch beautiful (including the cabin, glamping tent, and reception tent),...
Matt and Star are honestly 2 of the nicest, most accommodating, helpful people we have ever been blessed to meet. Matt made our vision of how we wanted our aisle way to look possible. Star was by my side all through the rehearsal and on the big day to make sure I/we had anything and everything we needed. They coordinated our ceremony beautifully - it was absolutely perfect and we couldn't have done it without them. We feel so blessed to have found this place for our special day, and to have found these 2 wonderful people who we will always call friends.
Tara & Ezra Wooten
Reviewed On 10/03/2017 by Alysa A
Matt and Starr are absolutely wonderful! They were extremely accommodating and flexible throughout the planning process and took all the stress out of the mix. The Summer Star Ranch is breathtakingly beautiful, reasonably priced, and comes with...
just about anything you could ever want for your day! Our guests couldn't stop commenting on how beautiful the location was. I can't recommend Summer Star enough!!! We will most definitely be back when we need a quiet getaway.
Reviewed On 7/13/2017 by Michelle B
The Summer Star Ranch went out of the way to make our day perfect! From picking up some of our rentals in town, to letting us use one of their vehicle for the getaway, it was perfect! They were very easy to work with, quick to respond to emails...
, calls, etc. And have an absolutely gorgeous venue!
Reviewed On 7/06/2017 by Tia H
Starr and Matt were the most responsive, helpful, and engaged hosts we could have asked for. On the day of our wedding, they managed to be invisible, and yet to materialize every time we needed help with something. In every interaction, it was ...
evident that their primary concern was for us, our guests, and our celebration. They always provided a calming presence full of competence and helpful solutions. We also appreciated the many small touches they offered that helped personalize our experience. Thank you both for helping make our day a wonderful one.
Reviewed On 7/06/2017 by Elizabeth W
Words can not explain how perfect this place is and how great Matt and Starr are. It's the best wedding venue!! Would recommend this venue for anyone that's looking for one!!!
Reviewed On 6/27/2017 by Bonnie R
We can't say thank you enough to Matt and Starr, and the rest of the staff at Summer Star Ranch. They were beyond amazing!!! Our wedding day was beyond perfect thanks to them. Starr and Matt are truly amazing people to work with. As the bride i...
t is easy to become overwhelmed and stressed. Starr and Matt took away stress, and were beyond helpful and easy to work with. Their organization and easy going attitudes really made it such a pleasure to work with. Also the scenery at the ranch is beyond AMAZING! All of my guests kept talking about how beautiful it was out there. Thank you Summer Star Ranch for being so amazing. We wouldn't change a thing from our beautiful wedding at our beautiful venue.
Reviewed On 6/27/2017 by knottiefc93d26c85651802
Our time at the Summer Star Ranch was Absolutely Wonderful! What a fantastic venue for our family reunion and the staff could not have been any nicer or more helpful. We went on an amazing horseback trail ride, and we had a few novice riders an...
d 1 that was very nervous to ride. Matt was so patient, kind and helpful to her and everyone had a fabulous time riding! The horses were well trained and took good care of all of us riders. The view was second to none! Could not have been any more perfect for our time together as a family. So glad we were able to do it together at the Summer Star Ranch! We are really excited to make this an annual event for our family get together. Thank you so very much Matt and Starr for all that you did to make our stay Fantabulous!! You are AWESOME!
Reviewed On 6/09/2017 by Eleanor T
The folks at Summer Star Ranch are so kind, helpful, and genuine. We couldn't have dreamed of a better venue or for better customer service. Their ranch offers stunning views for the quintessential Montana wedding. I would give more than 5 star...
s if I could.
Reviewed On 5/26/2017 by Tori W
Amazing, gorgeous, perfect! Just a few of the words to describe our wedding at the Summer Star Ranch. Matt, Starr, and Laura came to our rescue when we lost our venue four months before our 5-20-17 wedding.
They were a pleasure to work with...
...the rest is history.
One hour before the ceremony it started raining, and, of course, we had originally planned an outdoor ceremony. Matt and his team were so amazing! They kept me calm and quickly moved the entire ceremony inside the reception tent which was just as beautiful. Oh, and not to mention my father ended up in the ER the morning of and Matt offered to drive into town and pick him up to ensure he made it to the ceremony and then drive him home after. The team at Summer Star Ranch are absolutely amazing, and are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure you have an absolutely perfect day. We did and we wouldn't change a single thing.
Our guests loved everything about the Summer Star Ranch. It truly is where city chic meets the wild west. And if rain on your wedding day is good luck then we are set for life! Thank you all so much for everything you did to give us the most perfect day!
Reviewed On 9/28/2016 by Lisa L
The wedding held at Summer Star Ranch was the most beautiful wedding I have been to. It was a weekend-long event with activities keeping everybody busy. Nights by the bon fire or a live country band were ideal for kicking back in the mountains...
, under the stars (which might I add are breathtaking since there is no light pollution there). On the day of the actual wedding, I was curious to see how they would set it up. Needless to say, they blew me away AGAIN. Everything was planned out down to the tiny details and even though the ceremony took place near the open field, there was still a clever way to keep the bride concealed from the groom, don't want any bad luck of course! It honestly was the type of wedding I dream of having some day.
Reviewed On 9/27/2016 by Amy C
Having my wedding at the Summer Star Ranch was the best decision I could have made. I can't thank Starr enough for planning my dream wedding! Every detail was brought to life and the vendors were absolutely phenomenal. There is so much to do; h...
orseback riding, quading, hiking, and more! This is a place where everyone can enjoy themselves with the people they love, whether it be for a wedding or any other event. I will forever cherish the memories I have from Montana, and for that I owe Starr.
Reviewed On 9/26/2016 by linda s
Getting married at the Summer Star Ranch was by far the best decision I could have made for my wedding. I was hesitant at first, when my fiancé suggested it, but our NYC guests were floored by the exquisite combination of elegance and wild west...
. I had Starr handle all of the planning and she has such beautiful and imaginative taste. All of the vendors she used were top notch and very professional. She created a uniquely romantic and enjoyable event for us! Truly unforgettable for us, and our guests!
Reviewed On 9/26/2016 by Ryan S
I was the groomsmen in the Memorial Day wedding weekend at the Summer Star Ranch. We ALL had an awesome time...I don't think there was a person who attended that didn't say it was by far the best wedding they had ever attended. Horseback ridi...
ng, quad riding, fishing, hiking, bonfires, train tour, Gates of the Mountain boat tour, movie nite under the stars...it was more like a vacation than a wedding...5 stars are definitely not enough!
Reviewed On 9/26/2016 by Lisa G
I was an August bride (a destination weddding for my now-husband and I) at the ranch and my weekend was everything that we had hoped for and more! We chose a western theme BBQ for our first night and it was amazing!!! The pictures of my guest...
s at a bonfire under that Montana sky make me smile every time we look at them. And then we had our dream ceremony in the pasture followed by our reception...we danced under the tent & under those stars...Thank you Summer Star for everything....
Reviewed On 9/23/2016 by faith m
We were married at Summer Star Ranch in 2016 and it was PERFECT! A simple thank you isn't enough to Starr and Matt for making my wedding day dreams come true! I am proud to now call them our friends...thank you, thank you, thank you!
Reviewed On 9/23/2016 by david g
My wife and I were lucky enough to chose Summer Star Ranch as the place to start our life together...If our marriage goes as smoothly as our wedding did, then we are in for a great life! Our thanks to everyone at the ranch for making our day p...
Reviewed On 9/20/2016 by Justin K
Wonderful location and exceptional service! Starr and Matt are wonderful and will truly do their best to make sure everything is the way you want it. There was always plenty to do during your free time and the wedding was beautiful. 10/10!
Reviewed On 9/19/2016 by R M
We attended a wedding at Summer Star Ranch in May and it was absolutely amazing. The setting was beyond breathtaking and the wedding was so beautiful. It was an entire weekend event where we rode horses and quads, fly fished and even learned to...
square dance. There was a fun BBq themed dinner the night before where we danced to a country band. The ceremony was so gorgeous with the amazing Montana backdrop at the ranch and the reception under the tent was unbelievable. It was a weekend we will never forget.
Reviewed On 9/18/2016 by marylu k
OMG! Besides being the most fun wedding ever - LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! The mountains , the sunset! The location was insane - Everything was so beautiful & went so smoothly. We were there for my best friend's wedding & I am now planning...
a September, 2017 wedding at the Summer Star Ranch!
Reviewed On 9/16/2016 by alexandra v
My now Husband is from Utah, and I, New York. We looked everywhere for a venue that would blend my city style and his rustic country together. This is the perfect place. The views are breathtaking. Summer Star Ranch exceeded my expectations...
for my dream day. Starr and Matt are down to earth, hard working and extremely helpful hosts. Starr pays so much attention to detail and Matt is able to bring everything to life. They are the perfect combination of brains and brawn. I can't thank them enough for my beautiful wedding.
Reviewed On 9/16/2016 by robert k
Unbelievable! By far the best wedding I have ever been to...and this was echoed by every guest that was there...it was a 3 day weekend beginning with a country BBQ and ending with a blowout wedding...Wish I could add another star!
Reviewed On 9/16/2016 by Andrea L
My wedding day was perfect!!! Thank you Matt and Starr for making my day beautiful. Can't wait to come back to your beautiful ranch again next year for our family reunion