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      Alpine Dream Scene
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      Snowy Heights of High-Class
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      A Powderhound’s Oasis
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    Annual
    Sunny Days
    247
    Weddings
    Per Year
    820
    Featured Weddings
    Average
    Wedding Costs
    $43,000
    per 100 guests
    B&B Wedding
    Venues
    44
    Wedding Venues
    Peak
    Wedding Season
    Jun - Sep

    Why get married in Vail

    Alpine Dream Scene

    Nestled among the spectacular cliffs of the Colorado Rockies, Vail offers both the charm of a European mountain village and the rugged natural splendor of the mountains to create a visual landscape that’s the epitome of powerful beauty.

    Snowy Heights of High-Class

    This charming town has fully solidified its reputation as a world-class vacation destination. Since its incorporation in 1966, Vail has blossomed into an epicenter for luxury, complete with innovative dining experiences, rich cultural opportunities, and endless outdoor adventures.

    Exploration Made Easy

    This town knows how to treat visitors right. With its pedestrian-friendly heated streets linking the three major base areas, as well as the country’s largest free public transportation system, visitors can explore the endless array of après ski hot spots without turning an ignition. What could make a wedding weekend more fun than a whole town that’s “ski in, ski out?”

    A Powderhound’s Oasis

    This tiny town of only 5,000 people originated because of its ideal skiing conditions. With nearly 200 trails and over 5,000 miles of skiable terrain, Vail has something to offer every ski and snowboard enthusiast, from beginner to professional.

    Weather

    Vail’s high elevation gives it an alpine climate, with sunny summers and cold, snowy winters.

    Spring

    The spring season in Vail starts out with temperatures in the low 40s, and ends in the low 60s.

    Summer

    Average daily highs rarely exceed the high 70s, making Vail a pleasant summer destination.

    Fall

    Vail cools down in the fall, with average temperatures in the 60s and 50s.

    Winter

    The temperature rarely rises above freezing during the winter season, and snowfall reaches about 185 inches.

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    Plan Your Vail Wedding

    Your Wedding Ceremony

    As magnificent as the Colorado Rockies are, it’s your shared love that will shine most during your Vail wedding ceremony. It starts with your ceremony musicians who will set the tone for the ceremony with their sublime tunes and chords. Then, your talented Vail wedding officiant will lead you in making the commitment of a lifetime. The images of the day may fade over time, but you’ll cherish the memories from the ceremony forever.

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    Officiants and Ceremony Musicians

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    Your Wedding Reception

    It’s time to celebrate! Your friends and family have traveled from far and wide to be with you on your special day — now it’s time to give them a party they’ll never forget. Get the celebration started with a shared meal from one of Vail’s skilled caterers. Then, showcase your best moves while dancing to the sweet beats of your band or DJ. Cap off the night with a sweet sparkler exit, and be sure to thank your wedding planner for executing every last detail seamlessly.

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    Vail Reception Vendors

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    Your Rehearsal Dinner

    Start your wedding weekend with a special meal for your closest friends and family. For a town of only four and a half square miles, Vail is home to some of the finest dining experiences imaginable for your pre-wedding meal. Choose Terra Bistro for a local, environmentally conscious meal, or Sweet Basil for a taste of their innovative yet approachable cuisine.

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    Your Farewell Brunch

    Start your first day as a married couple off right with a fabulous day-after brunch. Take your guests on a gondola ride up to the top of Vail Mountain for an exclusive breakfast at Game Creek Restaurant. Or, if a low-key meal is more your style, consider working with your caterer to bring the farewell brunch to you.

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    Wedding Welcome Bag

    Welcome your guests to the world-class town of Vail with a world-class wedding welcome bag. We teamed up with Laura Pearson of L Elizabeth Events to come up with tons of Vail-inspired welcome bag ideas. Check out the article to get the inspiration flowing.

    Wedding Favors

    Before your reception ends, be sure to hand out favors to your guests as a “thank you” for all they’ve done to make the day so special. We absolutely love the idea of using Vail itself as your inspiration for the gifts. We’ve gathered lots of ideas for Vail-inspired favors and created a wedding favor guide with our top picks.

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    Guest Activities

    The activities in Vail vary widely based on season. In the summer, popular activities include rafting, fishing, hiking, and playing golf. In the winter, activities revolve almost entirely around Vail’s white powder slopes — skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Vail Resort’s Activities Explorer will help your guests craft the perfect itinerary based on season, location, and activity type.

    Places to Visit

    Restaurant Recommendations

    Guests from out of town will want your recommendations for the best spots to grab a meal in Vail. If you're a destination bride or groom with no clue of what to suggest, don't panic! Fodor’s Travel has curated a guide to the valley’s best spots. The best part about this guide is that it's interactive, so your guests will be able to filter for price and type of cuisine as they make their dining arrangements.

    Accommodations Recommendations

    Vail is a first-class destination with accommodation options that can’t be beat. From single-family house rentals in the valley to mountaintop suites with panoramic views of the Rockies, your guests will find the perfect home away from home during their stay.

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    Your Engagement Session

    Capture your engagement glow with a photo shoot set in magnificent Vail. Vail’s esteemed photographers are some of the best in the business, and the natural beauty of this resort town cannot be beat. Take a look at our engagement shoot location recommendations to get your planning underway. You’ll be so glad you did.

    The Bachelorette Party

    Your maid of honor will have no trouble making arrangements for the ultimate bachelorette bash in Vail — if she looks at our recommendations first. Between the first-class dining, pristine slopes, and unique spas and boutiques, your weekend will be the epitome of luxury. So get ready for an awesome party in Vail before you wear the veil.

    The Bachelor Party

    Vail is a top bachelor party destination for adventurous grooms! Rent out a house in Cascade Village (bonus points if it has a hot tub) and take the lift up to Vail Mountain for easy access to the slopes in the winter. Or, if your trip falls during the summer months, then a group rafting excursion is a must. For all of our best ideas and tips, check out our Vail bachelor party ideas.

    Major Annual Events to Consider

    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 Vail events and add them to your radar.

    Local Online Resources

    Check out some other useful local online resources to get you acquainted with all-things Vail, from travel guides to the local restaurant scene to great local wedding blogs run by our friends in the industry:

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    Choosing Your Vail Wedding Vendors

    With our comprehensive list of local wedding pros, we're here to help you put together an all-star team to bring your vision to life.