In marriage thoughts?
Trollheimen (Eng: Home of the Trolls) is the perfect scene for your wedding. I the middle of the stunning nature, you’ll find Bortistu Gjestegard. With long-standing experience with arranging weddings, unique banquet facilities and a comfortable accommodation in the “tun” (English: town), we can tailor your romantic wedding at Bortistu, winter or summer.
A real mountain farm wedding
Three days on end! The wedding guests arrive on Friday for an informal get-together. You may choose to make your own food, or we can prepare a meal. The guests spend the night in different cottages around the “tun”– on Saturday final preparations are made before the marriage ceremony and wedding banquet. The memorable weekend is ended with a calm Sunday brunch, before departure.
As guests of honour, the bridal couple will stay in Bruraloftet (Eng. The Brides Loft), with separate bathroom and tub.
The wedding ceremony
In beautiful surroundings, the wedding ceremony can be performed in “tunet”, in the mountains or in church; the nearest is Lønset church, 20 km from Bortistu.
For wedding in “tunet”, we can supply necessary equipment for the ceremony. If a church wedding is preferred, Oppdal Church office can be contacted to make the necessary arrangements. Should a humanist ceremony be preferred, The Norwegian Humanist Association has a representative in Oppdal Municipality. We are happy to convey both song and music for the wedding ceremony.
The banquet and cakes
Our long tables will be set with white tablecloths, candles, napkins and tableware. You may bring your own decorations and place cards.
For the wedding banquet, you can choose between several three-course menus. As a finale, we offer different cakes, including the wedding cake. It is also possible for you to bring your own favourite cakes, if desired.
We do not rent the banquet room and facilities as such, but charge for the meals and service. There is no additional rent for the banquet facilities when food is ordered.
The wedding dance and party
Our bar is fully licenced, and is open until 03 AM. We are more than happy to convey information about troubadours, duets, quire song, fiddlers etc.
We have a music system for you to play your favourite play lists. We are also happy to provide a midnight snack to be enjoyed in the late hours.
Transportation and parking
We can arrange for a grand arrival at Bortistu, either with a horse carriage or a veteran car. Otherwise, there is ample room for car parking at Bortistu, and we also have a charging station for electric vehicles.
We can also arrange for hairdresser, bakery and confectionary or photographer.
Storlidalen is beautiful also in wintertime – we have a proper long, Norwegian winter, and snow conditions are very stable. If you choose a winter wedding, this alone will make your wedding quite unique; what is more magical than snow crystals and white winter scenery? We’ll offer a 15 % discount on the wedding menu from November till February.
Tour of the farm
Please contact us for a noncommittal wedding talk, and tour of the premises – we’ll help you create memories for life, and give your special day and weekend the framework it deserves.