Aspen, Colorado is one of the top destination wedding locations in the United States. From the colorful foliage in the fall and breathtaking mountain views to a wide variety of wedding venues and activities, choosing to say “I do” in Aspen will leave you with lifelong memories. Whether you’re local to Colorado or coming from afar, you’ll want locals to assist you in wedding planning to ensure you know the best vendors in town, restaurants for events and more. Let the Aspen Chamber Resort Association’s Sales Team (ACRA) be your boots on the ground in Aspen, Colorado. They are destination experts who live, play and work in this incredible destination and are here to make the planning process easier. Below are a few reasons to connect with the Aspen Chamber Resort Association’s Sales Team when planning your dream wedding!
1. Plan with Professionals
Whether you’re planning an intimate I do or lavish party for all of your friends and family, finding the right professionals to assist in your wedding planning journey is just the beginning. While the Aspen Chamber is not a wedding planner, they do have a list of local planners that can take the reigns on planning your perfect celebration. And, luckily for you, the recommendations don’t end there.
ACRA is a free resource for you and your future spouse. Utilize their blog for inspiration, tips and more.
Check out a few of our favorites here:
2. Find your Dream Venue
Choosing the perfect wedding venue to start your forever at may be one of the toughest decisions. You can browse Instagram to your hearts desire, but if you want to get serious about choosing the venue that fits your needs best, ACRA is the best resource available. Their team can get you started by brainstorming venue options based on your budget and number of attendees. Once your date and venue are confirmed, you can work through their list of vendors, and they can start requesting lodging rates for you!
3. Hire the Best Wedding Vendors
If you already have an Aspen venue in mind, ACRA has the contact information and can connect you directly to the best wedding vendors that service the area. Discover the best florists, caterers, hair and makeup teams, photographers and more.
Check out their Aspen Wedding Vendor List
Photo by Laura Murray
4. Lodging Perks
Once your event date is confirmed, ACRA can request rates (commissionable when applicable) and availability from their Aspen hotel partners on your behalf. There are two options hotels offer: space available and contracted room blocks.
Space available is a great option that provides an additional discount to your guests until the hotel reaches a certain occupancy level over the requested dates with no financial commitment from you. The earlier they book, the better rate they will secure. A contracted room block allows you to confirm a certain number of rooms at a set rate that guests can still book and pay for directly. Contact Liz directly to learn more.
Pro tip: If your wedding ceremony/reception and lodging are at separate locations, don’t forget to consider setting up transportation for you and your guests. Transportation to and from will not only be greatly appreciated but it ensures that guests will arrive on time and safely!
5. Adventures, Activities and Dining
The best part of a destination wedding in Aspen is your guests have unlimited ways to entertain themselves. From white water rafting, to mountain biking, and even an alpine roller coaster, the options are endless in Aspen!
Additionally, ACRA has a variety of sample itineraries on their website that you can direct your guests to for inspiration.
Looking for some Rocky Mountain Bride recommendations? Here are few of our editor’s personal favorites in town:
Kemo Sabe: If you’re on the hunt for upscale, high-end western wear, look no further. Kemo Sabe offers hats, boots, bags, buckles and more. Kemo Sabe makes for a great welcome party!
Home Team BBQ: This restaurant is authentically delicious. Great for a farewell brunch or a local recommendation for guests.
Maroon Bells: Maroon Bells is an iconic destination. Sunrise portraits anyone?
Pro tip: We recommend including information about local events and activities on your wedding website and in your welcome bags! This will allow guests to fully enjoy their time in the town. If you’re wanting to level up your welcome bags, check out Bundles Gift Co., a local Aspen, Colorado company, that specializes in custom gifts.
Are you ready to start planning your Aspen Wedding today?
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For more tips and inspiration, check out the Rocky Mountain Bride Aspen/Snowmass Wedding Guide: