5 Reasons to Consider an Aspen Wedding

  1. The Backdrop: Mountain venues combine the refinement of Aspen with the rugged beauty of the surrounding peaks for an unforgettable wedding. Perched atop Aspen Mountain looking out over Aspen Highlands’ Bowl, the Wedding Deck is accessible by the Silver Queen Gondola, and is designed specifically for wedding ceremonies. After the ceremony, guests can celebrate at The Sundeck restaurant. The lodge atmosphere features high ceilings, rough-hewn timbers, and a wrap-around deck overlooking miles of Rocky Mountain wilderness. In the same building, the elegant Aspen Mountain Club is available for smaller affairs. On Buttermilk Mountain, Bumps (at the base) and the Cliffhouse (on top, with breathtaking views) are great options for the outdoorsy couple. T-Lazy-7 Ranch is set in the gorgeous Maroon Creek Valley and features a Western log lodge and outdoor grounds for parties. And for the ultimate adventure, the Pine Creek Cookhouse combines stunning views of the Ashcroft Valley and Star Peak with gourmet mountain cuisine in an impeccable log cabin setting.
  2. Activities for The Crowd: No matter how adventurous your entourage, they will have the vacation of their lives in Aspen. Activities available in Aspen include whitewater rafting, hiking, off-road jeeping, golfing, cycling, mountain biking, and so much more. Additional trip highlight for any Aspen vacation includes the Maroon Bells, John Denver Sanctuary, and Independence Pass.
  3. Plenty of Pros to Handle All of Your Needs: This town knows how to throw a party, from an extravagant gala to an intimate soirée. So no matter what your hopes are for getting hitched, Aspen’s planners can carry them off without a hitch. To get a head start on planning your destination wedding in Aspen, click here.
  4. Delicious Local Fare: With more than 80 eateries in downtown Aspen alone, every block of our town brings old favorites together with fresh menus and new talent to provide enough culinary options to please any palate. New options in town include Bosq, Mi Chola, Aspen Kitchen and JUS. Look for trends in farm to table, mac n’ cheese and kale salads, but don’t forget the good old fashioned staples, too!
  5. Events: Aspen redefines the word "special" in special events. With more than 50,000 visitors coming to our town for extraordinary celebrations in winter and summer, our special events are a great starting point when planning your next Aspen vacation. From large annual celebrations to smaller gatherings hosted by local nonprofits, every day in Aspen we guarantee you'll find an event that is truly special.