Looking for a great wedding venue in western Colorado? Alpine Events Colorado is doing a feature on some of the best wedding venues in western Colorado and is featuring my photo from Vista View Events in their feature. I’m including their blog as a “guest blog” today.
Here is the link to the original Blog post, Linda Murri Photography is featured in:
Published March 5, 2019
Some of the Best Wedding Venues on Colorado’s Western Slope
Aren’t you so excited to be getting married in Colorado?! Colorado offers some of the most amazing views in the country. Whether you are a local or if you are headed to Colorado for a destination wedding, we think you made the right choice in choosing the beautiful state of colorful Colorado. From mountain views, wide open spaces, canyons, and everything in between, Colorado has a lot of scenery to offer. Are you still searching for a wedding venue in Colorado? Here’s some of the best wedding venues in western Colorado. You may have heard of some of them and others are hidden gems!
Telluride Ski Resort in Telluride
Telluride Ski resort actually offers 9 different venues! This includes the amazing views from San Sophia Overlook, the rustic surroundings of Gorrono Ranch, and the more modern Peaks Resort. They even have a ski in ceremony location if you’re feeling adventurous! Telluride has many lodging options for your out of town guests including amazing hotels and beautiful vacation rentals. Whether you get married in summer or winter, there is plenty to do around Telluride. Make a honeymoon out of it and enjoy all that Telluride has to offer!
The Mountain Wedding Garden in Crested Butte
The Mountain Wedding Garden is known for amazing mountain views. It is also surrounded by many native wildflowers. It is very easily accessible for your guests, but it also gives you those amazing views you only get when you are deep in the mountains. The garden is also one of the most affordable venues. It offers less amenities, but it makes up for it in the views it offers.
Antler Ridge in Montrose
Antler Ridge is a barn wedding venue located on an elk ranch just 10 minutes southeast of Montrose. The venue is surrounded by wide open spaces with views of the San Juan Mountains. Antler Ridge in Montrose offers many different scenic backdrops. It is available for both indoor and outdoor weddings.
Lock, Stock, & Barrel in Olathe
Lock, Stock, & Barrel in Olathe, CO is a new venue in a classic, old, red barn. Three generations have lived on the homestead over the years. It features vintage trucks, old farm equipment, and a windmill. It is surrounded by wide open pastures and features views of Grand Mesa and the west Elk Mountains.
Varaison Vineyards in Palisade
Varaison Vineyards is located right near the base of Grand Mesa in Palisade. The vineyards offer a couple different areas including a romantic rose garden, Victorian style house, and a covered pavilion. On the patio, you can enjoy views of the mesa while sitting around a warm fire, roasting marshmallows. Try some of their locally made and grown Colorado wines while you’re at it too!
Top of the Pines in Ridgway
Top of the Pines offers some of the best views of Mount Sneffels and the rest of the San Juan Mountain range. It is a more rustic wedding venue and offers both outdoor and indoor locations for weddings. Many couples and their guests camp at the attached campground before and after the wedding for a fun experience. While you’re here, you can also check out the hiking and other activities around Top of the Pines.
The Club at Redlands Mesa in Grand Junction
The Club at Redlands Mesa offers beautiful views of the surrounding mesas. There is a lot of greenery in the gold course which contrasts nicely with the surrounding mesas and desert landscape. In the valley, the spring comes sooner and warm weather lingers around for longer. This makes the valley great for weddings year round. The spacious banquet hall offers plenty of seating for larger weddings.
Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast in Ouray
The Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast is tucked away in the historic little mountain town of Ouray, Colorado. The Secret Garden offers lush outdoor gardens and scenery with a backdrop right against the mountains around Ouray. They also offer a full catering service and serve some of the best food in the San Juans!
Vista View Events in Rifle
This elegant wedding barn sits on a hillside that overlooks the Harvey Gap Reservoir. It offers a remote and quiet setting for a beautiful wedding in the countryside. The wide open spaces, both inside and out, offer a blank canvas for your to decorate and create the wedding that you’ve dreamed of.