This week, we’re focusing our venue love on the mountains! With views of endless mountain ranges, sweeping valleys, and rivers and lakes, it’s no wonder Colorado is quickly becoming a destination couples flock to! We have been so fortunate to plan some amazing weddings and events at these spots, and can’t wait for our 2020 season!
Many of our clients find that the mountains are the perfect destination spot and love bringing their guests to the beauty of the Rockies for their wedding weekend. We love mountain weddings, too, and are thrilled to show you some of our top mountain venues!
VAIL + BEAVER CREEK
Larkspur (Vail, CO)
Why We Love Larkspur: “Our award-winning restaurant is situated in Vail at the base of Golden Peak, and the views don’t get much better. In the winter and early spring, the snowy slopes of Vail Mountain are literally steps away from our patio. From late spring through fall, Larkspur’s lush, green event lawn is surrounded by Aspen groves and stunning views of the majestic Gore Range.” They have both indoor, outdoor patio, and outdoor lawn options, so it is perfect for a reception, ceremony, or both! We loved planning Zoe + Pete’s wedding here!
Sonnenalp (Vail, CO)
Why We Love The Sonnenalp: The Sonnenalp is timelessly Vail! This luxury alpine hotel offers a beautiful partly glassed in dining room, that brings in beautiful light for a reception. Picture a ceremony, right in front of Gore Creek, followed by dinner and dancing under the stars. It’s the perfect mix of alpine-modern! Mackenzie + Justin’s wedding was so much fun, and full of vibrant colors. We are always so excited to be back at the Sonnenalp!
Photo by: Red Aspen Photography
The 10th (Vail, CO)
Why We Love The 10th: This one of a kind venue is an iconic Vail wedding site. With high-quality service and breathtaking views, you can’t go wrong with The 10th for your big day! The restaurant looks over the Gore Range at Vail mid-mountain, they serve regularly during the ski season and are open for weddings and private events in the summer.
Vail Wedding Deck + Arrabelle Square (Vail, CO)
Why We Love the Vail Wedding Deck and Arrabelle Square: We were over the moon planning Brooke + Christian’s romantic mountain wedding here last summer, and love that The Wedding Deck has 360 degree views of the Vail Valley. It is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, and is a quintessentially perfect mountain backdrop to say “I Do” at! Arrabelle Square is located in Lionshead Village, and surrounded by European alpine architecture, it gives off major fairy tale vibes. We can’t wait to be back here later this summer!
Photo by: Alp & Isle
Camp Hale (Vail, CO)
Why We Love Camp Hale: Camp Hale is every bit of mountain magic – complete with a waterfront ceremony and a backdrop of 12,000 foot mountain peaks. It’s nestled in aspen and pine trees, and located just fifteen miles from Vail, Colorado. We had the opportunity to plan Ashley + Ethan’s wedding here last summer, and can’t wait to be back later this year!
Photo by: Jill Houser
The Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch (Beaver Creek, CO)
Why We Love The Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch: The Ritz Carlton offers a wide range of venues that can cater to each couple! These venues offer a blend of rustic outdoor settings overlooked by mountains, elegant indoor ballrooms, and restaurant and lounge spaces to host smaller intimate affairs.
Spruce Saddle (Beaver Creek, CO)
Why We Love Spruce Saddle: Spruce Saddle is at the top of Beaver Creek Village, and offers breathtaking scenery and mountain adventure. It showcases unrivaled views of the Gore Range as the backdrop, and Eagle Valley below. During the summer months, guests also have the option of taking the Centennial Express Chair Lift directly up to Spruce Saddle, how fun!
Saddle Ridge (Beaver Creek, CO)
Why We Love Saddle Ridge: While offering all of the beautiful scenery of Beaver Creek, Saddle Ridge also offers that authentic Colorado experience, with their vaulted ceilings, western artifacts and mountain views that go on and on!
Beano’s Cabin (Beaver Creek, CO)
Why We Love Beano’s Cabin: Beano’s Cabin in Beaver Creek is one of our absolute favorites. The cabin is nestled on the mountain with a beautiful interior and equally stunning views of the mountain. Beaver Creek is the perfect destination with plenty of delicious restaurants, scenic hikes and adventurous activities! One of our all-time favorite weddings was at Beano’s – check it out!
Zach’s Cabin (Bachelor Gulch, CO)
Why We Love Zach’s Cabin: “Perched on the mountainside high above Bachelor Gulch with the uninterrupted views of the magnificent Gore Range, Zach’s is the epitome of fine dining at its peak. Guests are whisked away for a starlit sleigh ride, pulled by a Beaver Creek Snow Cat. Famous for its artful assemblage of fresh Rocky Mountain fare featuring the finest regional and seasonal ingredients paired with excellent vintages for the perfect dinner experience.” We are thrilled to have planned Mackenzie + Tom’s winter wedding at Zach’s last year!
Photo by: James & Schulze
ASPEN + BASALT
The St. Regis Aspen (Aspen, CO)
Why We Love The St. Regis Aspen: Located at the base of Aspen mountain, The St. Regis will provide your guests with the ultimate “Aspen” experience. A St. Regis wedding means luxury, comfort and unforgettable memories. Just steps away from the slopes and the amazing bars and restaurants of Aspen, the location of the St. Regis could not be more ideal. Check out some of our past weddings at the St. Regis here and here.
The Little Nell (Aspen, CO)
Why We Love The Little Nell: The Little Nell is the epitome of luxury and getting married here would be an unforgettable experience. Looking for epic views? “The experience waiting for you as you step off Aspen’s Silver Queen Gondola may be reason enough to exchange vows. Floating three miles above the town of Aspen but just steps from The Little Nell, our Wedding Deck is a venue unlike anything else in Colorado. At an elevation of 11,212 feet, with sweeping views of the Elk Mountain Range, it doesn’t get much more romantic. Add a little chilled champagne for up to 250 guests on the manicured terrace, and any union is truly blessed.” We love The Little Nell and can’t wait for our next wedding there!
Hotel Jerome (Aspen, CO)
Why We Love Hotel Jerome: “Located in the heart of Aspen with a unique blend of contemporary luxury and historic heritage, deluxe Aspen Resort accommodations, superb amenities, genuine hospitality and dedicated service for an elevated experience in the Rocky Mountains. With stunning views of Aspen Mountain and affording convenient access to downtown, the Hotel Jerome featuring Aspen’s only above-ground ballroom is the ideal event venue for an effortlessly elegant wedding or special event.” View photos from one of our Hotel Jerome weddings here!
T Lazy 7 (Aspen, CO)
Why We Love T Lazy 7: “T-Lazy-7 Ranch is home to three of Aspen’s premier event venues. You can customize your own a twinkle-lit tented reception in the stunning T-Lazy-7 Meadow, or pair a Meadow ceremony with the elegant T-Lazy-7 Event Lodge for the reception dinner and dancing. If you’re looking for a more authentic hoe-down experience, cozy around the campfire at our covered outdoor facility known as the Chuckwagon Grounds. T-Lazy-7 Ranch is a spectacular setting for any event and is surrounded by National Forest and Wilderness for stunning photo backdrops.” We love this place!
DUNTON + STEAMBOAT + TABERNASH
Dunton Hot Springs (Dunton, CO)
Why We Love Dunton Hot Springs: Right outside of Telluride, nestled in the San Juan Mountains this up to date ghost town is a Calluna favorite. This intimate property includes hand built log cabins and luxury glamping. Dunton offers a variety of activities around the property, and we can guarantee this will be an experience your guests will never forget. We can not wait to be back for more events this year! Check out Meshach and Warren’s Dunton Hot Spring’s wedding here!
Flying Diamond Ranch (Steamboat Springs, CO)
Why We Love Flying Diamond Ranch: This ranch right outside of Steamboat Springs is truly magical. The views are spectacular and the land is vast. Perfect for any nature lover, Flying Diamond is a beautiful blank canvas. “Picturesque aspen groves and open fields framed by forests and mountains with sweeping, majestic views of the Steamboat Ski Area create a stunning space to host magical and very private Colorado weddings, parties, and events.” We were so excited for Brenna + Jeff’s wedding there last summer!
Photo by: Laura Murray
Devil’s Thumb Ranch (Tabernash, CO)
Why We Love Devil’s Thumb Ranch: The Calluna team adores Devil’s Thumb, and we are thrilled to have several weddings there again this year! “Weddings at Devil’s Thumb leave a lasting impression for brides, grooms, and their guests through forever moments captured against our breathtaking backdrops. Let us bring your unique vision to life with customizable menu options comprised of fresh, local cuisine, eloquent ceremony sites that fit your personal style, and special touches that deliver the kinds of perfect moments this special day deserves.” From Kellie + Tom’s bohemian wedding, to Jen + Joe’s dreamy winter wedding, this venue remains a top venue for us!
Photo by: Cassie Rosch Photography
Brush Creek Ranch (Wyoming)
Why We Love Brush Creek Ranch: “Time seems to stand still at Brush Creek Ranch, a collection of all-inclusive guest ranches in Wyoming. It’s a place where beautiful sunsets and starlit night skies instill wonder. Immerse yourself with the true spirit of the authentic American West…” Brush Creek Ranch offers the best of both worlds – luxury mixed with the authentic American Western experience. Their brand new barn at the Farm is the perfect space for a reception! We feel so fortunate to have planned a wedding here last year, and are so looking forward to being back this year!
Photo by: Janelle Rose Photography
Featured Photo: Jill Houser