Most couples looking for the perfect Colorado Mountain wedding venue find themselves selecting a location in Summit County, Colorado. Just 1-2 hours from Denver, Summit County weddings provide the majestic Colorado mountain backdrop many brides want for their special day. Easy access to I-70 makes Summit County a great destination for brides and grooms who intend to have a lot of guests from out of town.
Summit County includes the mountain resorts, Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, and Arapahoe Basin. The area also features dozens of public spaces, including Lake Dillon, Green Mountain Reservoir, and the White River National Forest.
Timing For A Mountain Wedding
Mountain weddings take place year round. Winter mountain weddings must be prepared for snowy weather, but many out of town guests enjoy the opportunity to play in Colorado’s ski towns. Couples who plan for a mountain wedding from November through March will enjoy beautiful snow filled backgrounds in their photo albums.
Colorado’s peak season for mountain weddings is June through September. This time of year is perfect for capturing the essence of the mountains, when the slopes are green and full of color. The weather is warmer and many resorts have wedding locations designed specifically for this time of year.
Spring weddings rarely take place in the mountains. This is the time of year when the snow has begun to melt (aka Mud Season). Many locations will not allow couples to book their venues during this time.
Lodging for a Colorado Mountain Wedding
If you plan to marry at a resort, finding lodging for your guests will be easy. Most resorts offer competitive room rates for wedding guests that are within walking distance of their venue offerings.
Those who need more space may wish to consider a vacation rental for their stay in Colorado. From condos to large guest houses, there are many options available on AirBnB or Homeaway.
Don’t Forget About the Altitude
Colorado’s mountain altitude is much higher than that in Denver. Guests with breathing difficulty may find it challenging to attend a wedding in the mountains and some resorts provide emergency medical staff on site for this reason. Remind your guests of the warnings of altitude sickness and provide plenty of water to everyone in attendance.
Colorado Mountain Weddings are beautiful! I love photographing weddings and special occasions with stunning natural backdrop of the Rockies around you.