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Colorado Mountain Weddings from Summer to Winter

Some may choose to have a wedding in the wintertime to take advantage of Colorado’s mountain resorts. A ceremony and reception at a ski lodge would allow for a cozier, rustic feel. Large ballrooms in these resorts have magnificent mountain vista views. Guests attending these weddings can enjoy the ski resort while in town. Or perhaps the bride and groom can create their own honeymoon in the mountain resort.

Mountain resorts in Colorado are also a splendid place to have a wedding during the spring and summer months. In the summertime, the off-season for the mountain ski resorts, the rates are lower. On the other hand, mountain venues further away from the ski resorts, have their off-season in the winter months. Another advantage of having a wedding at a resort is that many of them have plenty of amenities that allow for onsite wedding preparation. Spas have services such as massage, skin treatments and plenty of other ways to pamper oneself.

Colorado Mountain Wedding Locations with Vacation Activities

Weddings at Stone Mountain Lodge and Cabins

Imagine an Outdoor Colorado Wedding with a lush green backdrop, towering red cliffs and a pond-side reception tent.

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In the mountains, yet convenient to both Estes Park and Boulder, Colorado, there are Cabins and Lodging for your out of town guests.

There are always activities to explore when in the mountains, no matter what season. In addition to sports like skiing and snowshoeing, one can go canoeing, fishing, hiking, and horse back riding. In fact, there are services for carriage rides and sleigh rides. You can get married in true fairy-tale fashion with a horse drawn carriage or ride through the snow in a true one-horse open sleigh.

Mountain resorts are equipped with gardens and gazeboes where you can hold beautiful outdoor weddings, or in the winter, simply pose for photographs with snow toped peeks in the background. One could have a ceremony indoors in a ski lodge with a ballroom and a grand fireplace. Another option is to exchange vows in one of Colorado’s historic mountain churches or chapels.

If you prefer a smaller, more intimate wedding, Rocky Mountain National Park has various sites to hold a ceremony. Perhaps you may want to get married beside a mountain lake, river, or waterfall. Maybe you wish to exchange vows in an open meadow of wildflowers over a footbridge. There are a few outdoor amphitheaters within the park some areas that are handicapped accessible and hiking trails or lakes where one can have small ceremonies. Park restrictions limit the off-the-trail ceremonies to 20 people or less. A ceremony in the woods is a uniquely intimate experience.  Imagine getting married under a canopy of pine trees or an aspen grove. Consider getting married in autumn where the leaves are changing from deep reds to golden. You can easily find a site with a view of the continental divide.

One could also have a delightful wedding at the natural hot springs in Glenwood Springs. Glenwood springs Colorado is home to the worlds largest natural hot spring pool. One can take advantage of the hot springs to sooth the body as well as the mind. It is a perfect place to relax and take a breather from all of the wedding excitement as well as a place for guests to go while in town. The main pool is 90 degrees, and the smaller therapy pool is 104 degrees Fahrenheit, a perfect place to escape the cold or the hustle and bustle of the world around you.