Events at Bighorn Bistro

Did you know that we host wedding receptions, film screenings and presentations in the heart of Chamonix? Our home is a location that is not just for the base jumpers, steep skiers, extreme alpinists and ultra-runners.  It’s also where people come to get married, throw a bachelor party, a birthday party, a going away party, an avalanche awareness course for aspirant mountain guides or an Ultra Trail Mont Blanc after party!  It is not at all straight forward to find a venue that will take on more than 20 people short notice for a sit down dinner or a reception party for 130 out-of-town visitors.

This past winter two rugged looking mountain men with thick accents wandered into Bighorn Bistro with their eyes wide and an undertone of desperation in their voices as they nervously asked if we might have space for 40 speed riders to come eat and watch their daily daring parachuting footage on our giant projector screen.  The quiver in their voices told the story of repeated rejection and I could tell they were beginning to give up all hope of piling 40 rowdy skiers who think skiing fast isn’t quite exciting enough, why not fly off cliffs attached to small parachutes and see how that goes! I of course said yes and was quite excited to see the videos they were going to be showing from their insane Chamonix adventures.

The night arrived and I honestly began to think they wouldn’t show.  I imagined trying to wrangle the equivalent of two frat houses from an American state school except all the frat boys were from all over the world and instead of beer pong as a ritual pastime sport, these guys flew off mountains on skis with go pros attached to their heads as they careen through trees and weaving lines of ski schooling kids.  Finally, they began to trickle in.  First by twos and threes, then in droves until they filled the bar and the beer flowed.  Soon the restaurant was filled with laughter and the calmness that comes from eating together with friends and colleagues after a long day.  However, with that tranquility also comes the looseness of one too many Brooklyn IPAs!

After a year, we have accumulated a host of experiences catering private events such as wedding receptions and corporate presentations.  We have done 40th birthday parties with live bands and Halloween parties with decorations, costumes and Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings!

We offer special menus that cater to your party needs and budget.  We are one of the few venues that can feed 60 people and entertain over 100 with amazing cocktails and great service in the heart of Chamonix.

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