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A day is not enough when getting married in Telluride. The town, mountainous surroundings, and activities make it the perfect location to enjoy your wedded bliss for an entire weekend. Whether you choose to do that with your new spouse or with all your friends and family, we’ve created the ultimate guide to soak up every moment during this monumental weekend!
Where to Stay
Telluride is known for some of the best and classiest mountain lodges in Colorado, which is perfect when planning your wedding weekend. Relax, enjoy, and spoil yourself during this once-in-a-lifetime moment at one of these fantastic accommodations.
Mountain Lodge Telluride
An authentic mountain lodge with added luxuries, Mountain Lodge Telluride is a perfect place to spoil yourself on your wedding weekend. Summer activities at the lodge include 4wd tours, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fly fishing, and more. In the winter, hot springs, heli-skiing, nordic skiing, and even sleigh rides are offered for guests to enjoy!
The lodge is perfect for those looking to have a stress-free wedding weekend all under one roof. There are numerous locations across the property for couples to choose their ideal location for their nuptials, whether in a wilderness mountaintop setting or a rustic lodge wedding.
The Madeline Hotel
If looking for rustic modern luxury in a beautiful mountain setting, the Madeline Hotel is the perfect spot to get the best of both worlds in Telluride. Part of their services includes wedding packages and options for couples to customize their day, whether that’s an over-the-top wedding celebration or a quiet, intimate ceremony.
The hotel also offers a spa, numerous outdoor activities, and fine-dining options. Whether it’s just the two of you or the entire wedding, there is no shortage of activities for all to enjoy.
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What to Do
Telluride is a year-round playground, no matter what season you choose to get married! The summer is filled with outdoor adventures, while winter is a ski-lovers dream. Here are some of the best activities to experience on your wedding weekend.
In addition to offering adventures for you and your new spouse to enjoy, Telluride offers numerous activities to bring your bridal party in on all the fun. For a bachelor party or groomsmen’s activity, fly fishing is one of the best activities to enjoy in Telluride. Guided trips are offered through Telluride Outside, and guests can choose from half-day wades, full-day wades, or full-day floats.
Telluride is famous for some of the best off-roading in Colorado. This activity is perfect for the adventurous couple looking to get out and explore during their wedding weekend. Mountain Lodge Telluride and many other locations in the area offer private off-roading experiences to ensure you and your new spouse can enjoy this beautiful mountain playground in solutide!
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Although a small town, Telluride has numerous renowned restaurants! This includes everything from delicious southern-style meals to elegant French fares. Tasting Telluride offers a 3 hour walking food tour that takes you on a culinary experience by locals who have been in the area since the 1970s.
If you’re getting married in Telluride, you might be ski enthusiasts! One of the most epic ways to celebrate your winter wedding weekend includes a Helitrax helicopter ski tour. It’s the perfect way to treat yourself to something special during your wedding weekend.
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This is Colorado, after all! Hiking is everywhere surrounding Telluride. Some of the best day hiking options include Keystone Gorge, Bridal Veil Falls, Blue Lake, and Cornet Creek. However, there is no wrong hiking trail in Telluride. No matter which direction you trek, you will be surrounded by the stunning Rocky Mountains!
Where to Eat
Bringing a piece of Italy to Telluride, Rustico Ristorante has stayed true to its roots and homemade Italian recipes since it opened. The restaurant also offers over 1000 Italian wines from every region to pair perfectly with your meal. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy a casual, yet delicious meal just the two of you or bring your entire bridal party out to celebrate.
If looking for a fine dining experience during your wedding weekend in Telluride, La Marmotte has been a staple for the past three decades. The fine French cuisine and wine are perfect for a celebratory weekend. During peak season, the restaurant does get busy, so ensure you have a reservation!
Photo sourced from La Marmotte