Murren, Switzerland, located at 1,650 metres is a marvelous car-free mountain village, rich in tradition and originally the home of settlers from the Lotschen Valley in the Valais. Perched on a high, sunny terrace facing the famous Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, the village is the highest altitude ski resort in the Bernese Oberland. It nestles at the foot of the Schilthorn with its revolving Piz Gloria Restaurant, made world-famous by the James Bond 007 film.
The history of Murren dates back to the year 1257, when it was first documented as the "Dorf auf der Mauer" (Village on the Wall). Over the centuries its name has been written in a variety of ways: Montem Murren, Murron, Murn, Mürn, Murne, Myrrhen, and Mürren. This lovely village is an old Walser settlement, traces of which can still be detected in some of its buildings and also in the local dialect. It is thought that people from Lötschen in the Valais came over the then negotiable Wetterlücke (gap). In contrast to Wengen, Mürren is one long village along the mountain terrace, with no further villages beyond.
Why this venue:
You can reach Murren from Lauterbrunnen by mountain railway (BLM) or from Stechelberg by aerial cableway (LSMS). Murren has 350 inhabitants and a total of 2,000 beds in 14 hotels and 250 holiday apartments.
- Church and Blessing Ceremonies possible
- Few typical Swiss Reception Venues available
- Possible Reception and/or Ceremony at nearby Schilthorn Location
- Suggested location for accommodation for Schilthorn Weddings
- Romantic and Honeymoon Accommodations
- Car-Free Mountain Village
- Helicopter Rides Possible
- Weddings possible year round
Capacity: depends on the venue
For the wedding ceremony, an officiator will conduct the ceremony. Extra decorations, seating, and live music available upon request for an additional charge.