Posted on January 18 2018
Woodspur Lodge (Pictured Above)
There’s something about the Colorado Rockies that makes any experience unforgettable. From the cool crisp Aspen air to the breathtaking Denver views to the Elk and Moose in Estes Park, it’s one of America’s true gems. So imagine you add all of that to wondrous wedding high up on the Colorado sky? Or even better, a mountain view wedding for under $5,000? Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. Let’s take a look at our top high-altitude low cost choices.
The Hotel Colorado
Glenwood Springs, CO
The Hotel Colorado has been the cultural icon of Glenwood Springs for over 120 years. You can pick from one of the two luxurious ballrooms with vaulted ceilings and vintage-style chandeliers. Or if your dream is an outdoor wedding, and its warm enough, a scenic cobblestone courtyard with an elegant fountain and road-iron fencing is waiting for a wedding ceremony at any moment.
The hotel is tucked high in the mountains and loves to show off its Rocky Mountain getaway culture. Visit one of the many museums, art galleries and shops. It’s most famous attraction, seen many times on the Travel Channel are Glenwood Caverns and Yampah Spa Hot Springs. Those seeking more adventure are encouraged to book with the local Blue Sky Adventures which features rafting trips down the mighty Colorado River. Skiers and snowboarders can travel to Aspen in about an hour and visit their many local breweries at the end of the day.
Colorado Wine Country Inn
Ceremony locations include a gorgeous open outdoor vine pavilion among, an astonishing landscaped courtyard or the fashionable Vineyard Ballroom. Food and beverage options include formal plated dinners, buffet dinners, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Traditional cake and champagne receptions or smaller options are also available. Pre-wedding events such as bridal parties and rehearsal dinners can be accommodated by the Colorado Wine Country Inn.
With a place named the Wine Country Inn, you are correct to assume you will be surrounded by vineyards. In fact, Palisade Colorado is in the heart of Colorado Wine Country. The venue is filled with patios and rocking chairs, perfectly placed to enjoy the Colorado air with fresh wine and fruit from the orchards. The resort also has year round outdoor hot tubs and pools ready for its guests to enjoy the warm water under a snowflake filled sky.
Winter Park, CO
The Woodspur Lodge is a mountain rustic wedding destination. Ceremonies take place on a large mountainside wooden deck. The Woodspur Lodge’s great room hosts receptions, a charmingly rustic log structure with lots of natural light via its picturesque windows and a vaulted wood ceiling.
Located just minutes down the road from Winter Park/Mary Jane ski resort, Woodspur lodge is placed perfectly for outdoor adventurists. Every winter, the mountain gets roughly 30ft of snow, across 134 trails so you can hit the slopes for days and still not touch every acre. Don’t know how to ski, not to worry. Sleigh rides, snow tubing, ice skating, snowmobiling round out the many other winter activities. During the summer time, visitors can try one of many summertime activity packages which includes the country’s largest bike park, an alpine slide, putting course, disc golf, climbing wall, bunny jumping, inflatable mountain slide and a human maze. Off the ski resort, visitors can ride horseback, white water rafting, fishing, hiking, tennis, and jeep tours.
Christies of Genesee
This boutique mountain-scenic venue is perfect for the bride and groom that loves simplicity, privacy, and unique ambiance. The venue provides an event manager to assist with the wedding. You are just responsible for the minister, wedding cake and photographer. They setup and cleanup, provide wait staff and bartenders, tables, chairs, linens, center pieces, and other related items. Like they say…simplicity is their specialty. All food is freshly prepared by seasoned in-house chefs and served buffet-style with carving stations full of fresh Rocky Mountain meats from prime rib to grilled salmon. Lodging is not available at the property but many accommodations option are just a few miles away.
Golden Colorado is a famous gold rush town therefore it’s about as quaint, historic, and rustic as it gets. Visitors can check out one of the many local museums, preserves and art centers.. The city also is home to Splash Water Park and the Clear Creek Whitewater Park where you can learn to kayak. The Fossil Trace Golf Club is just minutes away along with numerous scenic hiking trails. Are you a beer lover? Golden Colorado is also home to the Coors Brewery where you can take tours and sip freshly brewed Coors and Miller drafts.
Black Canyon Inn
Estes Park, CO
Three unique scenic ceremony sites are available - The Lawn, The Intimate Steam-Fed Pond, and The Wedding Pavilion. An indoor venue, the Sloan Creek Event Space, serves as a backup incase of inclement weather. Wedding couples enjoy three complimentary nights lodging in a one-bedroom cabin. All Black Canyon wedding receptions are hosted separately by Twin Owls Steakhouse, a log cabin structure that was built in the early 1900s. Overnight guests have the option to stay 1, 2 & 3 bedroom cabin condos that have been decorated by each owner. You’ll love the views of the Rockies from any of the cabins.
Black Canyon Inn is located between a granite ridge and MacGregor Ranch, a historic cattle working cattle and educational ranch/museum. You will have with panoramic views of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Longs Peak, Continental Divide and Lumpy Ridge.
For exact pricing on any of these wedding venues, visit Wedding-Spot. Enjoy the Colorado Rockies!