Guide to Hosting a Wedding Weekend in Snowmass Colorado

January 9, 2023
Guide to Hosting a Wedding Weekend in Snowmass Colorado

If you are in the ski or snowboarding community, chances are you’ve heard of Snowmass, Colorado. But beyond the slopes, the village of Snowmass is a perfect all-in-one location for hosting a wedding weekend, no matter the season. 

Expansive vistas, luxury lodges, and endless opportunities for outdoor activities are just a few of the perks of the mountain town, which sits at a whopping 8,209 feet above sea level. 

The year-round population of Snowmass is just over 3,000 residents, making it the perfect small-town mountain getaway with big-city amenities. 

Here is everything you need to know when planning your wedding weekend in Snowmass:

How to Get There 

Although a small and remote town in the Rocky Mountains, there are numerous ways to access the village:

Fly: The easiest way to get to Snowmass is to fly into Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, which is a short 10-minute drive to the village. Although a small airport, they offer direct flights from major cities such as Denver, Chicago, San Fransisco, and Atlanta. 

Drive: Snowmass is roughly 3.5 hours from Denver and 4.5 hours from Colorado Springs. In the summer, the drive is typically straightforward without much weather. However, guests should always prepare extra time if driving from Denver or Colorado Springs to attend your wedding weekend. The main freeway, I-70, experiences heavy traffic on the weekends, which causes slowdowns & delays in traffic. In the winter, the snow and ice can cause hazardous conditions on the route, so extra time is always key. 

Shuttle: Roaring Fork Express offers a direct shuttle service from Denver International Airport to Snowmass. Better yet, they specifically offer wedding & event shuttle services for guests! The best way to inquire about event shuttle service is to call 970-486-3002 or 800-822-4844 

Where to Get Married 

There are numerous stunning wedding venues in Snowmass, Colorado. Whether looking for a slopeside elopement or a luxurious lodge celebration, there is a venue for every couple here.

1. Viceroy Snowmass

Viceroy is a stunning slopeside venue and lodge that offers numerous indoor and outdoor options for up to 150 guests. Event spaces include a ballroom, pool terrace, cocktail terrace, and conference center. Couples often enjoy the close proximity to the airport (6.5 miles) and also the services of the onsite wedding specialist. The lodge offers accommodations and room blocks for guests, as well as honeymoon packages, to have everything you need for a wedding weekend in one location!

2. Limelight Hotel

Limelight Hotel is the perfect combination of luxury and adventure. Couples often escape with their guests to get married surrounded by the stunning mountain scenery and then enjoy returning to the lodge to dance the night away. You and your guests can enjoy the pool, outdoor hot tubs, scenic terraces, and more during the wedding weekend. 

3. Lynn Britt Cabin 

The perfect venue for wedding weekends of all sizes, the Lynn Britt Cabin is an intimate wedding venue in Snowmass that offers packages for 20 to 200 guests. The outdoor ceremony space is stunning, allowing couples to say ‘I do’ high up on a ridgeline in the Rocky Mountains with jaw-dropping views of the valley below. The historic cabin is a staple in the Snowmass community but has been renovated to include modern touches and amenities. 

For a full list of Snowmass wedding venues, click here

What to Do

Snowmass Village is a year-round destination for adventure & relaxation. If deciding Snowmass is your spot for a wedding weekend, there’s one thing to know: boredom will never be an issue!

  1. Ski/Snowboard – Snowmass mountain is one of the most iconic ski & snowboarding locations in the United States. It’s the second-largest ski area in Colorado, with 91 downhill trails spanning over 3,000 skiable acres. 
  2. Hiking – With the base of Snowmass located over 8,000 feet, hiking here offers endless opportunities to explore the high alpine, adventure through aspen forests, or head out to enjoy a picnic with your new spouse. 
  3. Dogsledding – Although skiing takes the spotlight in Snowmass during the winter, the location also offers dogsledding, which can be a fun and unique experience for you and your guests. 
  4. Relax at the Spa – The mountain town offers numerous spas, including the Viceroy Spa, Lupine Spa, Viewline Spa, and more. Treat yourself on your special weekend and indulge in hot stone massages, facials, and more. 

Where to Dine

For such a small town, Snowmass offers numerous options for fine dining and incredible cuisine. If you plan to also host your rehearsal dinner in Snowmass, here are some of our top recommendations: 

1. The Artisan Restuarant

Featuring a cozy fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and modern lodge flair, The Artisan Restaurant offers private dining options perfect for both rehearsal dinners and receptions. Guests can enjoy the indoor dining area, private bar, and stunning outdoor patio.

2. Elk Camp Restaurant 

If you are looking for a unique experience to add to your rehearsal dinner, the Elk Camp Restaurant is located atop the Elk Camp Gondola and is open in the winter and summer. Menu options include farm-to-table local & organic plates inspired by the season. 

More dining options are available in our Aspen/Snowmass wedding planning guide.

For more information on getting married in Snowmass, view our complete Snowmass/Aspen wedding guide.

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