Attention mountain lovers — the West is calling. If snow-capped peaks make your heart skip a beat, why not get married in the shadows of some of the most breathtaking elevations this country has to offer?
Serving as both a playground for white wonderland fun and an idyllic landscape for sunny summer adventures, ski resorts are the bread and butter of this charming Colorado town. Their amenities, ranging from posh to rustic, make planning your wedding here a snap.
Aspen’s juxtaposition of high-brow culture and glitzy resorts with rugged naturalism and outdoor life make it an accessible and dynamic destination for all sorts. Whatever your style, from high heels to hiking boots, Aspen will deliver.
Although you might only consider winter landscapes when imagining Aspen’s natural beauty, this town looks incredible throughout the year: spring brings meadows full of alpine wildflowers; summer sees gorgeous green vistas from the heights of Maroon Bells; and fall showcases those golden aspen groves.
Beyond the obvious attractions for skiers and boarders, Aspen hits high notes with its serious arts scene, charming small-town vibe, and other outdoor excursions like cycling, hiking, and rafting. Oh, and did we mention it’s a hotspot for food and wine connoisseurs?
Remember, the ceremony is the wedding. Too often, we find that brides and grooms leave the hiring of their of their wedding officiants and ceremony musicians to the last minute, resulting in a run-of-the-mill and impersonal vow exchange. We don’t want that for you! Take time to research these vendors until you find the ones you connect with. You’ll be so glad you did.
Your friends and family can’t wait to step into your Aspen wedding venue and see what you’ve dreamed up for your reception. Make sure to impress them! Work with local florists to create stunning arrangements, book a live band who will keep guests dancing all night long, and of course, have your caterers plate up perfection for dinner. When it comes to pulling off an incredible event, you couldn’t be in better hands than with Aspen wedding vendors.
Dine in style for your Aspen rehearsal dinner. As your out-of-town guests arrive and the last little details are put into place, relax and enjoy the evening with your closest friends and family. Whatever your vision and style, Aspen can meet your needs!
Even though the ceremony and reception may be over, you don’t have to leave the mountains just yet. Celebrate with your friends and family one more time at a farewell brunch. This is the perfect way to be with your guests again before heading off to celebrate your happily ever after!
You can’t be there to welcome each and every out-of-town guest upon their arrival, so what’s the next best way to say hello? With thoughtfully packaged wedding welcome bags filled with your favorite Aspen goodies and things they’ll need to get them through the weekend, of course. They’ll so appreciate the friendly greeting and will love to learn a little more about the area through your eyes. We’ve put together a few of our favorite ideas for Aspen wedding welcome bags, so take a look when you’re curating your own.
Make sure you thank your guests for joining you in celebration! One of our favorite ways to do this is with thoughtful and creative wedding favors. Tie in your love story, personalities, and even your wedding destination for a unique gift. To get your wheels turning, we’ve rounded up a few great Aspen wedding favor ideas that we think your guests will love.
Outdoor adventure is the name of the game in Aspen. From hiking and biking in the warmth of summer to skiing all winter long, let our you inner outdoorsman when visiting Aspen. To find activity recommendations for every type of visitor, check out Aspen Chamber’s Things to Do in Aspen.
Though small and quaint, Aspen serves up some top-notch dining experiences. With locally-sourced flavors, inventive pairings, and creative libations, the culinary world in Aspen is constantly delighting. eatAspen is the authority on the city’s best dining, so check it out if you’re seeking recommendations for the best place to grab a bite.
For your wedding weekend in Aspen, you deserve the best! With renowned resorts, cozy lodges, and adorable bed and breakfasts, you’re sure to find plenty of accommodations located near the weekend’s festivities. Reserve a block of rooms to make your guests’ travel a cinch.
Your engagement photos are a great way to get to know your photographer and gain comfort in front of the camera. Plus, you’ll end up with sweet portraits of you and your betrothed against a the breathtaking backdrop of Aspen. Hit the slopes, walk hand in hand around downtown Aspen, or head to a park for your engagement session. Whatever you do, you’re pretty much guaranteed stunning images! Click here for a few ideas.
Get away with your best gals for a bachelorette party that will not soon be forgotten. From outdoor adventure to snuggling by the fire, this is the perfect way to spend quality time with the girls you love and appreciate most! Before you start the planning process, take a look at our Aspen bachelorette party ideas.
The good news is that you’ve chosen a vibrant, scenic, and seriously fun location to gather your nearest and dearest on your big day. Congrats! The bad news? Your wedding location is so awesome that it draws a crowd for reasons other than your nuptials all year long. When selecting your wedding date, be sure you know what other activities are happening in the area that might put a cramp in your party’s style. We’ve gone ahead and done the legwork for you, so check out the annual calendar of major Aspen events and add them to your radar.
Check out some other useful local online resources to get you acquainted with all-things Aspen, from travel guides to the local restaurant scene to great local wedding blogs run by our friends in the industry: