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Looking for something exceptional for your Vail Wedding? Vail, Colorado has a wonderful array of wedding venues for your special day. Enjoy a storybook wedding at one of two stunning wedding decks, an intimate chapel, an elegant restaurant, a grand ballroom, a lovely outdoor gardens, golf courses, or terraced patios. Choose the perfect setting for you.Here are some of our favorite places to get married in Vail. Trying to decide which is the best venue for your event can be very difficult and time-consuming, we hope this list of Vail wedding venues helps make your decision easier and leaves you feeling confident and delighted with your choice of where to tie the knot.
Ceremonies at the Vail Mountain Wedding Decks (there are two) are truly unforgettable and the perfect place for a true storybook mountain wedding.
The Holy Cross Event Deck has big, stunning 360 degree views both decks are an ideal outdoor spot to say your vows. In the summer guests can hike or take the gondola up to the site. There is a lovely stone stage area that looks out over the Vail Valley and the Gore range, it is breathtaking. The guests sit in a lovely stone amphitheater area that is built into the mountain, it is very natural, and just looks lovely. There is no restaurant here so guests would need to take the gondola back down to a reception at the base of the mountain, in town. Located at the top of the Gondola in Lionshead.
The Event Deck at the 10th is a beautiful deck that is part of the 10th Restaurant. This makes having the ceremony and reception super easy because it is in the same area. The Event Deck at the 10th also has breathtaking views of the Gore Range and is an iconic ceremony site on Vail Mountain. This deck is located at the top of the Gondola in Vail Village
The Holy Cross Event Deck can hold 180 seated guest and no limit on standing guests.
The Event Deck at the 10th holds 210 guests for plated dinner, 185 guests for music and dancing.
The Donovan Pavilion is a wonderful place to have a wedding. First off, the building is BEAUTIFUL, with big timber beams and lots of stone, wrought iron chandeliers and huge floor-to-ceiling windows, it is just stunning. This 5,200 square foot pavilion is surrounded by a lovely 50-acre park that is lush green in the summer and snowy fields in the winter and a creek side fire pit that can be used year round. Located in West Vail with lots of parking.
Guest Capacity: Sit-down dinner for 200 /cocktail reception for 230 people.
Located at Golden Peak, Larkspur Restaurant has everything you need for a beautiful, elegant wedding. The venue is situated at the base of the ski mountain with a charming patio and private green space that has lovely views of Vail Mountain and Gore Range, and is breathtaking for an outdoor wedding. If the weather is not cooperating they also have the Great Room, located inside of Golden Peak, adjacent to the restaurant. This is a large, accommodating, spacious room with a towering fireplace made of stone, perfect for indoor ceremonies. The Great Room can also be the perfect reception hall.
Guest Capacity: 3-room restaurant can hold varying party sizes. With all options being utilized, Larkspur can hold 800 people.
Video about Larkspur Restaurant
The Sonnenalp Hotel offers lots of variety and choices for your ceremony and reception. Enjoy a lovely, intimate creekside lawn ceremony, or a lovely glass-enclosed terrace ceremony or take advantage of the Vail Interfaith Chapel that is located right across the street. Sonnenalp can accommodate small intimate weddings, larger parties at their restaurants and really big groups at the Bavarian Ballroom. Whatever size party you have Sonnenalp will make it a truly magical day.
Video about the Sonnenalp Hotel
Truly, one of Vail’s most iconic wedding destinations. Piney River Ranch at Piney Lake is a 40-acre ranch that sits right under Gore Range and is one of the most breathtaking outdoor ceremony sites in the state, and that is saying something. This venue has two custom log pavilions, a ceremony waterfront wedding deck, four guest cabins, a lakeside yurt, three glamping tents, camping, an on-site restaurant and bar to entertain your guests. Located just 10 miles north of Vail Village. Piney River Ranch is only open and accessible between June 21st and September 30th each year.
Guest Capacity: Can accommodate up to 200 people
The Vail Interfaith Chapel is located in the heart of Vail Village. It is a lovely chapel that serves many faiths and all are invited to worship within its walls. The chapel sits on Gore Creek and is very close to many reception and lodging options in town making it very attractive and convenient wedding venue. To schedule a date and time for a wedding and rehearsal contact your specific congregation directly.
Guest Capacity: Seats 300 people
The Eagle Vail Pavilion is a lovely venue situated on the Eagle Vail Golf Course. This elegant but laid-back pavilion offers event lawns, a pond with a fountain, wrap around decks, a beach with a fire pit, beautiful landscaping and a full catering kitchen. Beautiful, hardwood floors, big floor-to-ceiling windows, lots of open space and an airy atmosphere lends itself to the perfect place for your ceremony and reception. This is a beautiful venue that is more affordable than most others in the area.
Guest Capacity: Can hold about 200 people.
The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is an AMAZING venue and is the highest public botanical garden in North America. Surrounding the bride and groom in an array of high-altitude flowers, flowering bushes, aspen trees, blue spruce, rock paths, and waterfalls. It offers a natural element unlike any other venue on this list. This intimate garden is just a 5-minute walk to town and just steps from Manor Vail, the perfect place for your reception.
Guest Capacity: Holds up to 100 guests
Video of the Betty Ford Gardens
All of these venues on our list are wonderful and highly recommended, each one is unique and offer different amenities and options but all are professional and have been doing weddings for years and can promise the most beautiful results for your special day. Come and experience the magic of being married in the spectacular mountains of Colorado.
Please leave a comment if you have attended any weddings at these venues or if you have gotten married at any of these venues or if you see any errors in this information. We would love to hear your thoughts about your experiences. Thanks for reading!