Breckenridge, Colorado. Quite possibly one of the most beautiful places in the US and certainly no lack of views for your wedding venue backdrop. Summit County is roughly 1 1/2-2 hours from Denver International Airport. While it’s a bit of a drive, there are many ways of transportation to and from DIA.
You’re surrounded by mountain views, fun and cute mountain towns, and lots to do for all of your guests! From skiing and snowboarding to hiking and mountain biking, your friends and family won’t be disappointed. Encourage your guests to arrive a few days early to soak it all in!
Summit County makes up some of the cutest little mountain towns all within a few minutes of each other. Breckenridge is the most popular and most visited, but be sure to check out Frisco, Keystone Silverthorne and Dillon. They all offer their own charm, but very similar and close in distance!
Weddings are available at Ten Mile Station in the summers in Breckenridge, Colorado for a true mountain wedding. A ski lodge in the winter turned wedding venue, it’s located on Breckenridge Mountain on peak 9.
They host outdoor ceremonies and indoor receptions for up to 200 people. Incredible views and a cool, industrial feel inside, it makes it one of Breckenridge’s most popular venues.
Local shuttle companies will shuttle your guests to and from the venue. While you’ll have to find a hotel or Airbnb close by, there are plenty to choose from!
Capacity: 200 people Availability: June-October *Select winter availability
The views at The Lodge at Breckenridge are unbeatable. Located up windy Boreas Pass, their ceremony site overlooks all of Breckenridge Ski Mountain.
On-location hotel accommodations, shuttle service, spa, and restaurant, makes for an amazing experience for your out-of-town guests.
Capacity: ranging from elopements to 140 people Availability: Year-round
Another ski lodge turned wedding venue, Breckenridge Nordic Center is such a special place to tie the knot!
The ceremony site is tucked among evergreen trees with views of Peak 8 popping through.
The reception space in the Lodge is so quaint with a fireplace, and giant windows so you really feel like you’re at a cozy cabin in the woods.
If you’re looking for a cool and unique place to get married this is it!
Tucked in a quiet spot near Downtown Breck, you won’t find mountain views here, but fellow foodies, whiskey, and cocktail lovers will drool over this cozy setting.
Capacity: 65 seated *fluctuates based on room/area* Availability: Year-round buyout options
If you’re looking for something smaller and more intimate, the town of Breckenridge has many Airbnb or VRBO rentals for weddings and events.
Be sure to check with local rental companies to see what homes accommodate weddings. Other local restaurants may accommodate small groups.
Capacity: 100 people Availability: June-November *Select winter availability
A gorgeous ballroom wedding venue, a gondola ride to the top of the mountain, and incredible mountain views from a ski run.
Capacity: 300 people Availability: June-September
You really feel like you’re in a quaint European town at the Ski Tip.
Amazing food and lodging options, this is such a unique venue!
Capacity: 90 people Availability: June-October *Select winter availability
Tucked away surrounded by nature in a beautiful meadow!
If you love rustic cabins, look no further. This is such a beautiful space!
Capacity: 120 people Availability: June-October *Select winter availability
Similar experience to Timber Ridge as they are neighboring buildings, the stube is a great option if you need a smaller space.
If you’re looking for the perfect ski-themed wedding, this is it!
A chairlift takes you up the mountain to your wedding ceremony with the most epic mountain views as a backdrop.
Capacity: 200 people Availability: June-September *Select winter availability
Looking for something more low-key, intimate and wanting a private, outdoorsy experience by the lake?
Windy Point is the perfect spot for medium-size weddings on the lake!
Capacity: 100 people Availability: May-September
An easy-to-get-to, low-key space for your wedding ceremony with gorgeous mountain views!
One of the most popular spots for eloping, proposing, a hike with the family, and chipmunk watching!
Capacity: 35 people Availability: Year Round
The perfect spot to rent out for your low-key wedding reception!
Hire a caterer, call your friends, bring the outdoor games and hang out with the most amazing views of Lake Dillon! Right next to Dillon Amphitheater for a bonus free concert.
Capacity: 90 people Availability: May-September
One of the more affordable options for a larger wedding!
This space offers plenty of room and has outdoor and indoor options. Space for a band and more than enough space for indoor tables!
Capacity: 20-300 people Availability: Year-round
A new option at Silverthorne’s newest hostel!
A private space to rent on their third floor with a rooftop bar for a low-key day with indoor and outdoor spaces!
A venue for the music lovers! Right in the heart of Frisco on Main Street.
Seasons: Is a winter wonderland wedding your dream? December through March is your window. But if you’re not into the idea of your guests wearing thermal underwear under their suits, summer is incredible. Late June through September is our peak summer. Want something a little quieter and okay with changing weather and restaurant closures? May, October and November are known as ‘mud season’ with fewer crowds.
Getting Around: If you’re staying in Downtown Breckenridge, it’s very walkable and there’s a free shuttle. It still is an hour and a half from Denver so you’ll either want to rent a car or book a shuttle. There are so many places to explore so I would recommend renting a 4-wheel drive car. While we do have Uber or a taxi service, they’re limited and not always reliable.
Accommodations: There’s a lodge, condo, or Airbnb to fit every style and budget. Just remind your guests to book early, especially if you’re getting married during peak ski season or summer festivals.
It’s true! In Colorado, you don’t need to have an officiant and can do it yourself! This is great for the couples who just want a super low-key day and such a fun way to do it however you want!
One option is hiring an officiant for a religious ceremony or just wanting a little more structure and to take the pressure off knowing what to do.
You could also have a close friend or family member marry you! I feel like this is one of the best ways to incorporate someone important in your life!
Pro tip: you can even have your dog (or any pet) sign your marriage license.
If you want something less structured or just the two of you, you don’t need anyone! You can just get your marriage license and do it however you wish!
Weather: Being that Summit County is around 9000ft, the weather is so different than the rest of the world! Colorado’s weather is unpredictable so make sure your guests know to pack for all possibilities. Layers are key!
December – Average temps: 30° / 19°
December makes for a true winter wonderland.
Fun events like Ullr fest, Christmas and all the events that come along with it.
Plan on larger crowds
January – Average temps: 31° H / 19° L
Known to be a little colder, but amazing skiing!
February – Average temps: 31° H / 19° L
Similar to January
March – Average temps: 38° / 25°
The sun starts to stay out a little longer and sweet spring skiing is here!
Still full snowy winter mixed with spring break!
April – Average temps: 43° / 30°
A few ski resorts start closing and winter is slowing down. We’re not out of the thick of it yet!
April will still bring snow storms, but restaurants will start to close for their seasonal cleaning. Still plenty open, fewer crowds and muddy trails.
May – Average temps: 52° / 38°
Similar to April as we wait for the snow to melt on all the trails and summer to start.
Our summers (and even spring) take a little extra long time to thaw out.
June – Average temps: 66° / 50°
The start of summer! Mid-end of June brings a little more green and a little less mud.
A beautiful contrast with the snowy peaks that hasn’t melted at high elevations.
July – Average temps: 72° / 56°
Prime wildflower season! It feels like summer is finally here!
Town is bustling again and the temperatures are quite literally perfect.
Always bring a little jacket as the weather can change in an instant. Prepare for all conditions!
August – Average temps: 68° / 53°
A beautiful summer month and the cooler breeze tells you fall is on it’s way!
September – Average temps: 63° / 48°
Fall is here and the cooler temperatures are coming!
October – Average temps: 50° / 37°
A quieter time to come as the ski resorts are waiting to open, but cooler temperatures.
November – Average temps: 39° / 28°
Ski resorts slowly start to open and winter is on it’s way! Still a quiet time around town, but it will pick up around the holidays.
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My photography journey started in 2009 and I fell in love with documenting moments and capturing people in their element.
10 years ago, I moved to the amazing little mountain town of Breckenridge, Colorado from in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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