Freeze your special moment in time with a private, secluded experience inside our Arctic Alcove. Whether you are proposing, celebrating a special occasion with a small group of family or friends, or just want a quiet area for a more personal and intimate experience, our Arctic Alcove gives you an exclusive, VIP area of Ice Castles away from the crowds for a moment of magic and memories.

When you reserve the Arctic Alcove, you are booking a private experience inside this small, intimate space roped off for exclusivity. Once reserved, our on-site VIP Host will contact you to answer any questions, so you can make your moment magical.

Reservations for the Arctic Alcove

The duration of one Arctic Alcove reservation is 1 hour, and the price is $450. Reservations can be purchased on our website where regular tickets are sold. Reservations cannot be purchased on-site, nor can priority booking vouchers or discount codes be applied to them.

One Arctic Alcove reservation includes 6 tickets to Ice Castles. Tickets are valid only for the date and time the Arctic Alcove is reserved. While the Arctic Alcove is a private area, the rest of your Ice Castles experience takes place during operating hours where other guests will be present.

Additional Guests in the Arctic Alcove

More than 6 guests may be included in an Arctic Alcove reservation if room permits as long as each additional guest purchases a ticket to Ice Castles for the same date and time as the VIP reservation. The total number of guests in the Arctic Alcove at one time must also stay below the Alcoveā€™s maximum capacity. The size of the Arctic Alcove and maximum number of guests allowed inside varies by location as shown below. Due to the structure of our ticketing system, additional tickets must be purchased in a separate order from your Arctic Alcove reservation.

Maximum Capacity of the Arctic Alcove

Minnesota: 12 guests are permitted, so up to 6 more tickets may be purchased.

New Hampshire: 8 guests are permitted, so up to 2 more tickets may be purchased.

New York: 6 guests are permitted, so no additional tickets may be purchased.

Wisconsin: 10 guests are permitted, so up to 4 additional tickets may be purchased.

Utah: 12 guests are permitted, so up to 6 additional tickets may be purchased.

Special Occasions in the Arctic Alcove

If you reserve the Arctic Alcove for a special surprise occasion, like a proposal or a surprise party, please let your VIP Host know ahead of time. For these occasions, we can allow up to 20 minutes early access to the Alcove to accommodate an early arrival for your guests, the placement of flowers or the arrangement of any other display that you would like to bring into the private space.

Due to operational challenges, our VIP hosts cannot assist with the setup and break down of any special arrangements. Any party that wishes to set up a display for a special occasion will be responsible for setting up and breaking down the display within the booked time slot.

Photography in the Arctic Alcove

Photoshoots in the Arctic Alcove are for personal use only. Guests wishing to explore opportunities to utilize Ice Castles for commercial purposes/photoshoots must contact us here.

Basic photography equipment is permitted provided that the equipment can be set up and broken down within the booked time slot and is self-powered (there is no access to power on site).

In the Castle proper, photographers must adhere to the rules listed here. Outside of the Arctic Alcove, we do not allow photography equipment besides a camera. Items such as tripods, lighting, etc. are prohibited and can be stored with the VIP Host while your party explores the Castle.

Food and Beverage in the Arctic Alcove

We do not permit any outside food/drinks inside Ice Castle or in the Arctic Alcove. Warm drinks and sweet treats are available at concessions.

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