Mountain destination venue ideas for an intimate wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I don’t want to sound rude, but all this really means is you’re foisting the budget off onto your guests instead, as they now have to pay airfare to go to Iceland or elsewhere.  What’s wrong with the 20-30 person wedding in Colorado or Utah?  Ouray is amazing, as is Moab.  You don’t have to invite 200 people just because they are all nearby.

If you’re up for that change, we got married in Moab, with our reception at Pack Creek Ranch ($10 a head plus lodge ‘cabin’ rental which wasn’t much more than a hotel room costs).  It’s up in the La Sal mountains and at the same time people can also enjoy the desert.  Everyone had a blast.  Possible downside is that there’s no caterer and such onsite.  You’d either need to bring someone in (the lodge has an industrial kitchen) or self-cater as we did.  The ceremony itself we held in a free location near Ken’s Lake and brought everyone in via UTV.

Just a thought! Inexpensive for all by comparison (don’t get me wrong, Iceland looks incredible)

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Perhaps you should book a lodge in Breckenridge and let your guests stay there for a weekend, and have a ceremony out on the lawn with the mountains in the background. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I won’t shame your desire for a destination wedding, but if what you want is your guests to be able to ski/hike, and have incredible views, why do you feel the need to leave Colorado? You can get all of that there and it would be way cheaper for your guests. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

If you choose to stay in the states, you could consider Park City, Utah. Perhaps it is far enough to get away, yet close enough to be reasonable? Park City seems to have venues from rustic to extravagant. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

Not a mtn but TX hill country is nice. Checkout chapeldulcinea.com.

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Whistler would be my top pick! A close second would be Banff. There is much more to do in Whistler though. 

Post # 11
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Newbee

Silcox Hut on Mt Hood! That is my current leading idea (I live in Portland).

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Ok, then I am going to go with Mt Hood or Lake Placid. Both are absolutely beautiful, but quite different than CO.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Check out Glacier National Park. It was at the top of our list before we settled on CO for our destination wedding.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

If you haven’t had your wedding yet and would like to chat, feel free to message me. I live in Denver and may be able to help a bit.

Idaho springs can be a great place for Hikes and things like that. Rafting can be a lot of fun too.

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Mt. Shasta, CA? 

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