Weddings | Say Forever in Vail
Whether you call the Rocky Mountains your home, or you’re traveling here for your dream destination wedding, Vail is the perfect place to say “I do.”
Plan everything from your ceremony, to your reception and everything in-between right here, and experience just how perfect an alpine wedding can be!
Couples commemorate their most special day in Vail all year-round, and celebrate in many different ways! Ranging from outdoorsy to elegant, rustic to elaborate, these ceremonies are made unforgettable by epic scenery, near-perfect weather, and the wealth of activities available. Winter weddings afford couples the pleasure of world-class skiing and cozy wintry romance, while a celebration in warm weather allows breathtaking outdoor ceremonies and any summer activity imaginable. Recite your vows in autumn under the famed golden aspens, or welcome spring with nuptials timed with the snow melt. Any way you want it, mountain splendor awaits you on your special day!
Venues: Where you choose to have your ceremony and reception is perhaps the most important part of your wedding, and Vail has many exciting options for all types of celebrations, faiths and lifestyles. Opt for a quaint chapel followed by a reception at a traditional mountain lodge. Or you can incorporate spectacular mountain views into your ceremony and get hitched on the mountaintop – just make sure to get photographs! Choose an intimate, five-star restaurant for a smaller reception, or plan an unforgettable party in a larger reception hall. Plan a wedding with a rural feel at a ranch tucked away from the town proper, or plan a celebration right in the middle of our Bavarian village.
Accessories: Fanciful extras are what make a wedding fun and personal, and you can be especially creative in Vail. Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking, but with everything you need right here in Vail, decision-making doesn’t have to be so taxing. Catering options abound with several experienced local companies. Order your dream wedding cake from a local bakery. Let one of Vail’s florists create the perfect flower arrangement for your ceremony. Everything from ice sculptures to tuxedos, disc jockeys to professional photographers are available. You can also choose to go the next best step and hire an event planner!
Activities: Vail offers a range of activities completely exclusive to the area, and for your perfect destination wedding, you should experience them all! Take a sleigh to your reception, or plan an outdoor picnic. Vail is a playground for sport, shopping, and nature enthusiasts alike, and in addition to your wedding, you can take advantage of as much as you can make time for. Aside from skiing in the winter, there are several solo and group activities to try. Organize a group snow-shoeing expedition, or try your hand at dog-sledding. Check out Adventure Ridge™ on top of Vail Mountain for fun the whole family can participate in. In warm weather, take a mountain biking trip down the same runs you ski in the winter, or plan a hike catered to your skill level. Don’t forget to pamper yourself before the big day with luxury spa packages, world-class beauty treatments and fantastic meals.
Planning: As a popular vacation and wedding spot, it’s especially important in Vail to ensure that venues, receptions, and lodging are booked well ahead of the actual date. As in any other big event, be sure to get written confirmation from those venues and entertainment providers you book with; be aware of cancellation policies, and make sure any deposits you make are honored. For outdoor ceremonies, be aware of average seasonal weather, and plan accordingly. Additionally, most outdoor venues require a special permit to hold an event, so apply well before the date of your wedding. Keep in mind that Vail is located at high altitude, so any guests with special needs should make the necessary plans.