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25+ best mountain wedding venues in Colorado

There are so many places to get married in the mountains in Colorado. From mountaintop venues at 11,000′ above sea level, to luxury guest ranches, to slope-side hotels, and secluded hot springs. Whether you’re planning a small wedding or a wedding weekend for 150 people, there’s a wide range of Rocky Mountain wedding venues to choose from. Not every single mountain venue is on this list, but after 17 years photographing weddings in the Rockies, these are the venues that stand out as some of the most popular mountain wedding venues in Colorado.

Ski resort wedding venues in Colorado
(accessed by gondola or chairlift)

Timber Ridge | Keystone

website: Timber Ridge

  • Location: North Peak in Keystone, Colorado (view on map)
  • Elevation: 11,444′
  • How to get there: From River Run Village in Keystone, take the River Run gondola to the top of Dercum Mountain, then the Outpost gondola to North Peak.
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 41 min (76.9 mi) via I-70 W
  • Photos: View our gallery of Timber Ridge Wedding Photos
  • What we love about it: The ceremony site, on Anticipation Run, is breathtaking.

Thunderhead Lawn / Vista Overlook / Four Points Lodge / Champagne Powder Room

website: Steamboat Ski Resort

  • Location: All located on Mt. Werner in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (view on map)
  • Elevation: 9,060′
  • How to get there: Via gondola from the base of Mt Werner on Mt. Werner Circle
  • Distance from Denver: 2 hr 49 min (154.9 mi) via I-70 W and US-40 W
  • Photos: View our gallery of Steamboat Ski Resort Wedding Photos
  • What we love about all 4 locations: These West-facing venues offer some of the best sunset views in Colorado.

Beaver Creek Wedding Deck (ceremony location only)

website: Beaver Creek Wedding Deck

  • Location: Top of the Centennial Express lift at Beaver Creek Ski Resort (view on map)
  • Elevation: 10,136′
  • How to get there: Via gondola from Beaver Creek Village
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 58 min (108.9 mi) via I-70 W
  • Popular reception venues in Beaver Creek: Saddle Ridge, Beano’s Cabin, Park Hyatt
  • Photos: view our gallery of Beaver Creek Wedding Deck Wedding Photos
  • What we love about it: Private with great views of the Gore Range

Holy Cross Event Deck (ceremony location only) | Vail

website: Holy Cross Event Deck (aka Vail Wedding Deck)

  • Location: Top of Eagle Bahn gondola at Vail Ski Resort (view on map)
  • Elevation: 10, 331′
  • How to get there: Via gondola from the Lionshead base area in Vail
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 45 min (97.5 mi) via I-70 W
  • Popular wedding reception venues in Vail: Donovan Pavilion, Arrabelle at Vail Square, Lion Square Lodge
  • What we love about it: 360 degree views of the Vail Valley, Holy Cross Wilderness, and beyond

Aspen Wedding Deck

website: The Little Nell

  • Location: Top of the Silver Queen gondola on Aspen Mountain
  • Elevation: 11,210′
  • How to get there: Via gondola ride from the town of Aspen
  • Distance from Denver: 3 hr 30 min (198.0 mi) via I-70 W
  • Popular reception venues in Aspen: Hotel Jerome, St Regis, Sundeck, Aspen Mountain Club
  • What we love about it: The views of the Elk Range are magnificent.

Sevens | Breckenridge

website: Sevens

  • Location: The base of Peak 7 in Breckenridge, Colorado (view on map)
  • Elevation: 10,010′
  • How to get there: Via the Breck Connect Gondola from the town of Breckenridge
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 36 min (80.6 mi) via I-70 W
  • Photos: view a gallery of Sevens wedding photos
  • What we love about it: Convenient, all-in-one ceremony and reception location

Alpenglow Stube | Keystone

website: Alpenglow Stube

mountain views from inside a gondola
  • Location: North Peak in Keystone, Colorado (in the Outpost building next to Timber Ridge) view on map
  • Elevation: 11, 444′
  • How to get there: From River Run Village in Keystone, take the River Run gondola to the top of Dercum Mountain, then the Outpost gondola to North Peak
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 26 min (69.3 mi) via I-70 W
  • Photos: view our gallery of Alpenglow Stube wedding photos
  • What we love about it: Two gondola rides to get there make it one of the most unique venues in Colorado.

Black Mountain Lodge | Arapahoe Basin

website: Arapahoe Basin

  • Location: On the mountain at A-Basin (view on map)
  • Elevation: 11, 547′
  • How to get there: Black Mountain Express chairlift from the base of A-basin
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 17 min (64.1 mi) via I-70 W
  • Photos: View our gallery of Black Mountain Lodge wedding photos
  • What we love about it: The most rugged and up-close mountain views of any venue we’ve been to in Colorado.

Koko’s Hut | Copper Mountain

website: Copper Mountain

  • Location: Top of the Kokomo Express lift at Copper Mountain (view on map)
  • Elevation: 10,179′
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 25 min (78.1 mi) via I-70 W

Lunch Rock | Winter Park Ski Resort

website: Winter Park Ski Resort

  • Location: Top of the Super Gauge Express chairlift on top of Mary Jane Mountain (view on map)
  • Elevation: 11,214′
  • How to get there: From the village at Winter Park take the Zephyr Mountain Express lift followed by a short shuttle bus ride
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 23 min (66.1 mi) via I-70 W and US-40 W
  • What we love about it: Killer views and beautiful high-alpine setting

Ski resort wedding venues (accessed by road)

Ten Mile Station | Breckenridge Ski Resort

website: Breckenridge Ski Resort

  • Location: On Peak 9 in Breckenridge, Colorado (view on map)
  • Elevation: 10,236′
  • How to get there: 10 minute drive up Peak 9 from downtown Breckenridge
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 50 min (81.7 mi) via I-70 W
  • Photos: View a gallery of Ten Mile Station wedding photos
  • What we love about it: Easy to get to yet secluded, beautiful views of Bald Mountain

Beano’s Cabin | Beaver Creek

Beano’s Cabin may be booked thru Iconic Weddings

colorado lodge surrounded by mountain views
  • Location: Slopeside at Beaver Creek Ski Resort (view on map)
  • Elevation: 9,128′
  • How to get there: A 10-15 minute shuttle ride from Beaver Creek Village
  • Distance from Denver: 2 hr 1 min (108.9 mi) via I-70 W
  • Photos: View our gallery of Beano’s Cabin wedding photos
  • What we love about it: The food and service is incredible. The setting is stunning and feels as though you have the entire mountain to yourselves.

Saddle Ridge | Beaver Creek

website: Beaver Creek Resort

  • Location: At the base of the slopes in Beaver Creek (view on map)
  • Elevation: 8,314′
  • How to get there: a 5 minute shuttle ride from most accommodations in Beaver Creek
  • Distance from Denver: 2 hr 4 min (109.5 mi) via I-70 W
  • Photos: View our gallery of Saddle Ridge wedding photos
  • What we love about it: The aspen grove framing Saddle Ridge is breathtaking any time of year

Keystone Ranch

website: Keystone Resort

  • Location: On the Keystone Ranch golf course in Keystone (view on map)
  • Elevation: 9,172′
  • How to get there: A 5-10 minute drive from the heart of Keystone
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 40 min (76.4 mi) via I-70 W
  • Photos: View our gallery of Keystone Ranch wedding photos
  • What we love about it: Really easy to get to, the grounds are beautifully landscaped.

Colorado Ranch Wedding Venues

Flying Diamond Ranch | Steamboat Springs

website: Flying Diamond Ranch Events

Devil’s Thumb Ranch | Tabernash

website: Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Catamount Ranch Lake House | Steamboat Springs

website: Catamount Ranch

Strawberry Creek Ranch | Granby

website: Strawberry Creek Ranch

  • Location: 3 miles from downtown Granby (view on map)
  • Elevation: 8,348′
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 47 min (88.4 mi) via US-40 E and I-70 E
  • What we love about it: Western hospitality and beautiful views.

Perry Mansfield | Steamboat Springs

website: Perry Mansfield

  • Location: 5-10 minute drive from downtown Steamboat Springs (view on map)
  • Elevation: 6,950′
  • Distance from Denver: 2 hr 58 min (158.1 mi) via US-40 E and I-70 E
  • Photos: View our gallery of Perry Mansfield wedding photos
  • What we love about it: The ceremony site is set in a mature aspen grove that is breathtaking when the leaves turn in September.

Piney River Ranch | Eagle County

website: Piney River Ranch

  • Location: 45 minutes north of Vail on a dirt forest service road (view on map)
  • Elevation: 9,356′
  • Distance from Denver: 2 hr 26 min (109.0 mi) via I-70 E
  • What we love about it: The drive to get there is memorable enough in itself, once you arrive you’ll be in awe of the views of the Gore Range and mountain reflections off of Piney Lake.

Small Wedding Venues in Colorado

Breckenridge Nordic Center

website: Breckenridge Nordic Center

Ski Tip Lodge | Keystone

website: wedding venues at Keystone Resort

Bella Vista Estate | Steamboat Springs

website: Bella Vista Estate

  • Location: 15 minutes south of Steamboat Springs on Rabbit Ears Pass (view on map)
  • Elevation: 7,637′
  • Distance from Denver: 2 hr 38 min (146.9 mi) via US-40 E, CO-9 S and I-70 E
  • What we love about it: Gorgeous location, lodging available, great amenities like a pool and tennis court.

Sapphire Point (ceremony only) | Near Breckenridge

More information about Sapphire Point. Book Sapphire Point here.

  • Location: On Swan Mountain Road 15 minutes from downtown Breckenridge, 15 minutes from Keystone. (view on map)
  • Elevation: 9,481′
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 22 min (74.5 mi) via I-70 W
  • What we love about it: Easy to access scenic location.

Affordable Mountain Wedding Venues in Colorado

Windy Point | Near Keystone

More information about Windy Point. Book Windy Point here.

  • Location: In White River National Forest on the East Shore of Lake Dillon. 20 minutes from Keystone, 25 minutes from Breckenridge. (view on map)
  • Elevation: 9,051′
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 34 min (74.2 mi) via I-70 E
  • What we love about it: Beautiful location for simple, outdoor weddings

Marina Park Pavilion | Lake Dillon

website: Town of Dillon

  • Location: Dillon, Colorado (view on map)
  • Elevation: 9,064′
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 19 min (67.8 mi) via I-70 E
  • What we love about it: The views of Lake Dillon and surrounding mountain peaks

Donovan Pavilion | Vail

website: Donovan Pavilion

  • Location: Vail (view on map)
  • Elevation: 7,988′
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 52 min (98.7 mi) via I-70 W
  • What we love about it: Beautiful grounds, floor to ceiling windows to bring the outdoors in, convenient location in Vail.

Evergreen Lake House

website: Evergreen Lake House

  • Location: In the heart of Evergreen, a mile from downtown (view on map)
  • Elevation: 7,081′
  • Distance from Denver: 37 min (28.7 mi) via I-70 E and US-6 E
  • What we love about it: Convenient location, close to Denver, beautiful setting on the lake.

Headwaters Center | Winter Park

website: Headwaters Center

  • Location: In the heart of downtown Winter Park (view on map)
  • Elevation: 8,707′
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 29 min (72.1 mi) via US-40 E and I-70 E
  • What we love about it: A variety of gorgeous indoor and outdoor options.

Colorado Wedding Venues With Lodging

Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch | Beaver Creek

website: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

Surf Hotel | Buena Vista

website: Surf Hotel

  • Location: Downtown Buena Vista (view on map)
  • Elevation: 7,928′
  • Distance from Denver: 2 hr 24 min (122.6 mi) via US Hwy 285 S
  • What we love about it: We love Buena Vista’s South Main neighborhood where the Surf Hotel is located (right on the edge of the Arkansas River), the hotel itself is beautiful and modern with excellent accommodations and a fantastic restaurant.

Mt Princeton Hot Springs | Nathrop

Website: Mt Princeton Hot Springs Resort

  • Location: 15 minutes from Buena Vista in the Arkansas River Valley (view on map)
  • Elevation: 8,187′
  • Distance from Denver: 2 hr 40 min (130.2 mi) via US Hwy 285 N
  • What we love about it: The hot springs alone are worth coming here for.

Park Hyatt | Beaver Creek

website: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa

  • Location: In Beaver Creek Village (view on map)
  • Elevation: 8,116′
  • Distance from Denver: 2 hr 4 min (109.0 mi) via I-70 W
  • What we love about it: Located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village means you’re within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and a wide range of outdoor activities.

Westin Riverfront | Avon

Website: Westin Riverfront

  • Location: In the heart of Avon, minutes from Beaver Creek Resort (view on map)
  • Elevation: 7,440′
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 57 min (106.5 mi) via I-70 W
  • What we love about it: Convenient location. Great views from the patio and ceremony site.

The Lodge at Breckenridge

website: The Lodge at Breckenridge

  • Location: 5 miles from downtown Breckenridge (view on map)
  • Elevation: 10,100′
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 38 min (81.4 mi) via I-70 W
  • What we love about it: The unobstructed views of Bald Mountain and the Ten Mile range.

Hotel Jerome | Aspen

website: Hotel Jerome

  • Location: Downtown Aspen (view on map)
  • Elevation: 7,893′
  • Distance from Denver: 3 hr 43 min (197.8 mi) 
  • What we love about it: The hotel itself is beautiful, the location in the heart of Aspen can’t be beat.

Sonnenalp Hotel | Vail

website: Sonnenalp Hotel

  • Location: Located in the heart of Vail, across the street from the Vail Chapel (view on map)
  • Elevation: 8,151′
  • Distance from Denver: 1 hr 48 min (96.8 mi) via I-70 W
  • What we love about it: The location in the heart of Vail

Wedding Venues on Colorado’s Western Slope

What is the best time of year for a Colorado wedding?

  • The best time of year for greenery and mild temps: June, July August and September
  • The best time for fall colors in Colorado: The last two weekends of September (possibly the first week of October but snow is possible)
  • The best time of year for discounted rates: mid April to mid May, and October thru mid November
  • The best time of year for a snowy wedding: late December thru late March

Spring in the mountains is typically just a sunnier version of winter. March & April are usually the snowiest months of the year. May is mud season as the snowpack turns to run-off and begins to fill all the rivers and reservoirs. Some time around Memorial Day weekend is when trees start to bloom in the mountain towns. June, July and August are sunny and warm until afternoon thunderstorms pass thru and it cools off. Storms are usually short-lived, clearing by 5:00pm. September is sunny but crisp and cool. The aspens turn gorgeous shades of yellow and gold towards the end of the month but only last a few weeks. Snow storms are possible as early as September but melts off quickly. Snow is expected and will start to stick any time in October. November and December are cold, blustery and dark but no less dreamy when the mountain towns begin lighting and decorating for the holidays.


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