Bride and Groom

From This Day Forward

Congratulations on your engagement and on your decision to consider a Vail Valley destination wedding! The Vail Valley offers a variety of unique venue options for your wedding. From on-mountain venues to in-town options, traditional Colorado ranches to casual settings along the creek, the Vail Valley has plenty of options for your special day. For assistance with wedding planning in the Valley, contact our group sales department.

Click here to see the full list of venues, caterers, event planners, photographers and transportation.

REHEARSAL DINNER LOCATIONS

Featuring spectacular slope side views in both Vail and Beaver Creek, The Vail and Beaver Creek Chophouses sit amidst all of the seasonal action and beauty! Their extensive lunch and dinner menus are filled with great steaks and fresh seafood. With spacious, mountainside decks and evenings filled with live music and magic, there’s no better place to enjoy the mountains.

The inspiration for each of Larkspur events comes from our unique couples. We provide everything necessary to create an unparalleled wedding event – an elegant venue, stunning mountain views, seasonal & inspired cuisine and generous hospitality. Whether you’re planning a wedding ceremony & reception, rehearsal dinner, welcome celebration, bridal shower or farewell brunch, our skilled event team will support you every step of the way in creating the extraordinary event you have imagined.

WEDDING LOCATIONS

Piney River Ranch
Nestled into the Gore Range 12 miles north of Vail, Piney River Ranch is the kind of place where outdoors lovers dream of saying “I do.” The adventure of a Piney wedding begins from the get-go as guests travel several miles over a county-maintained dirt road that winds through mature aspen stands and opens up to scenic mountain views at Piney Lake, a wedding setting like no other.

At this 40-acre private ranch, spiky mountain peaks jut upward into the Colorado sky, and moose are often seen ambling about in the distance on the fringes of the lake. Dwarfed in the expanse of such awe-inspiring beauty is a wedding ceremony deck perched on the water’s edge. Couples gather here along with their guests to exchange vows in this place where the mountain backdrop exudes a timeless appeal.

Piney River Ranch is open and accessible from June 21st through the last weekend in September. Piney River Ranch is equipped with an in-house caterer and an indoor event space full of mountain flair that can accommodate up to 200 wedding guests. Adventurers of all ages can entertain themselves while canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing or hiking on site. With so many opportunities to explore, guests might not want to leave. And that’s okay, too: Overnight accommodations at Piney River Ranch range from rustic to slightly refined, with lakefront cabins, a yurt and glamping tents where wedding guests can stay and extend their revelry into the star-studded night.

4 Eagle Ranch
If an authentic Colorado wedding is in order, then 4 Eagle Ranch is the place. This ranch that was originally homesteaded in the 1800s is only 25 minutes away from Vail, but a step onto the property sweeps guests a step back in time. And with Sawatch Range peaks rippling along the horizon, weddings at 4 Eagle Ranch are a naturally popular choice.

The ranch’s newly remodeled historic Nelson Cabin and Carriage House facilities radiate Western charm while bringing guests into a cozy, romantic setting for an intimate wedding gathering or for a wedding party of more than 500 guests. Original homesteader cabins remain on the property, offering a glimpse into Colorado’s past, and newlyweds can opt to take a horse-drawn wagon ride away from the ceremony along the old stagecoach trail.

While 4 Eagle Ranch is an exciting place for a wedding ceremony and reception in itself, an array of activities and accommodations complete the 4 Eagle wedding experience. Many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors are onsite or nearby: horseback riding, zip lining, wine tasting, fly fishing, Razor tours, paintball and more. For those who want to stay overnight — and perhaps wake in the dark to hear coyotes calling — 4 Eagle’s Homestead House is available for rental, along with several unique cabins and luxuriously outfitted glamping tents.

Beaver Creek
In addition to a beautiful outdoor wedding deck, Beaver Creek offers several luxurious cabins and mountain-side venues.

  • Beano’s Cabin, accessible by shuttle van, tractor-pulled wagon, or horseback in the summer season, commands a gorgeous view of the surrounding mountains. The lush lawns and wrap-around deck are a beautiful setting for excellent cuisine.
  • Tucked into the aspen grove not far from the mountain base, Allie’s Cabin is another option on Beaver Creek Mountain. The rustic décor is both solid and comfortable, while the views are expansive.
  • Talons Restaurant is the newest on-mountain venue. Inspired by the Austrian roots behind alpine ski culture, the restaurant’s architecture is reminiscent of the early barns that were built in Beaver Creek. An enormous deck allows for large parties.
  • Between its ballrooms, restaurants and lawns, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch has many slope-side party venues. But for a supremely intimate adventure, Anderson’s Cabin, operated by the hotel, is only a short distance away. All of The Ritz-Carlton’s options benefit from the top-notch culinary crew.

SHOP LOCAL

Flowers
Vintage Magnolia takes inspiration from the beauty that surrounds us in the Vail Valley. They always on-trend, but also understand that weddings should be timeless. They are destination experts and maintain strong and trusting relationships with Vail and Beaver Creek’s wedding planners and venues. During the planning process, their team works intimately with you and your wedding vendors to ensure that your vision is cohesive and reflects you.

Beverages
West Vail Liquor Mart has the best pricing and largest selection of beverages in the Vail Valley. It offers a huge assortment of wine, beer, and spirits, plus a variety of soft drinks, mixers, juices, glassware, corkscrews, and gifts and accessories. From 2 to 500 guests, the knowledgeable staff can help you plan the drink menu for your special event.

Insider Tip: Caffeine and alcohol intake at altitude help lead to dehydration. Be sure to drink plenty of water and remind your guests to hydrate during their stay.

MUST-DO

Ride the gondola together right after you say, “I do”. You’ll enjoy stunning scenery as you spend some quiet quality time with your new spouse. Don’t forget to have your photographer follow you up to get an iconic photograph that will stir up treasured memories.

CONTACT GROUP SALES

Vivid memories are guaranteed in a Vail Valley wedding and your guests will always remember you, your day and the spectacular setting you chose. For assistance with wedding planning in the Valley, contact our group sales department.

Restaurants & Bars

In the Vail Valley, eating isn't merely sustenance - it's an important part of the lifestyle. From fine dining hotspots to casual comforts, it's not hard to find great food. Colorado is known for their locals breweries, distilleries and even wineries. Come sample a taste of Colorado and even international spirit favorites.

Activity Providers

Sure, Vail is world-renowned for its skiing and snowboarding, but the Vail Valley offers plenty beyond vast bowls of bluebird powder days and grippin' groomers. Whether you prefer your adventure water-drenched, iced, air-borne, cliff-side, cycled, motorized or snowy out mountain recreation covers it- and much, much more.

Vail Valley Events

Ski terrain and wonderful snow put the Vail Valley on the map, but it's more than just a ski resort. The calendar is packed with events that are a big part of the Vail Valley's culture. From outdoor concerts at the Ford Amphitheater to bull riding at the rodeo, it's easy to stay busy.

Visitor Information from the Locals

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CDOT announces limited reopening of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

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Indoor and Outdoor Activities for Kids

Planning a family trip to the gorgeous Vail Valley? Need ideas for activities to do with kids? The adventures and activities are endless. Here are the top and best kids activities that will keep kids involved with science, art, and nature. Adventure Ridge Adventure Ridge, located at the top of the Gondola One in Vail, is the perfect place for kids to enjoy mountain activities and for families to create beautiful memories. During summer...
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