Four Stunning Ceremony Sites with Amazing Mountain Views!
Whether you imagine spectacular mountain views from above 10,000 feet, or an intimate aspen grove looking out at the Needles Range, Purgatory Resort Weddings has the perfect venue for your special day. Our newest site, Paradise, is accessible via ski lift! Purgatory Resort is located in the heart of the breathtaking San Juan Mountains, just north of Durango, CO, along the famous Million Dollar Highway. Our wedding experts will help you create an event that is uniquely yours. Stunning ceremony views, multiple reception venues, convenient lodging and fun activities make Purgatory Resort the ideal destination to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Special Offers + Packages
This intimate package is for groups of 40 or less, and is available for Monday through Thursday dates in 2024. Receptions are offered at Purgy’s, paired with ceremonies at Boyce Woodland Escape or Engineer Meadow.
Availability: Open year round
Capacity: 40-200 guests
Event Spaces: Outdoor ceremony, indoor reception, and inclement weather backup space
Wedding Planner: Optional and event specialist provided by the venue
Food & Beverage: Provided by the venue
Rentals: Tables, chairs, linens, and china provided and outside rental companies welcomed
Curfews: 12:00am and outdoor bands allowed until 10:00pm
Operations: One event per day
Site Fee Starting At: $2,250 - $8,000
- Food and beverage minimums
- Micro/elopement package option
- Bridal suite on-site
- Non-smoking facility
A HUGE Thank You for making our wedding day absolutely spectacular!!! We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Your help with coordinating everything is truly appreciated, and (your) expertise showed on our wedding day. Everything ran so smooth!
We had an amazing wedding weekend at Purgatory! It was really important to us to have everything outside to decrease covid risk for our guests. The purgatory team was very flexible with everything and helped us figure out the logistics of a completely outside ceremony and reception. The food was delicious for both our welcome dinner and reception! Thank you for helping us celebrate during this strange time!
My wedding was a dream and everything went off without a hitch. The wedding sales manager is so sweet, professional, responsive and organized. She took care of us all night! The organization was key because all of our guests had to be shuttled back and forth between the ceremony and reception, and it went smooth. We are big foodies and wanted to make sure the food was prepared and ready in a timely manner and we were not disappointed. It was so delicious! We had our ceremony at Boyce, which is gorgeous and our reception in the festival tent. Some advice to couples in the tent: Make sure you invest in lighting! Thank you Purgatory for making our wedding perfect!!
I can't say enough good things about the Purgatory wedding crew! I didn't have to stress about any logistics on the wedding day thanks to their preparation, and was able to just enjoy the big day. We got married at Boyce and it was the perfect mountain dream wedding site. It rained on our wedding day so the team quickly accommodated last minute changes without having to involve me. The team thought of all pieces to have in place to make sure we had a perfect day.
Did you know? Our newest ceremony site, Paradise, is set in the middle of a popular trail where skiers always stop to take photos of the spectacular scenery. Guests are able to experience this amazing view, as well as the Chair Lift Ride!
What is your favorite part about a wedding? My favorite part of a wedding is right after the couple has finished their ceremony and is walking back down the aisle. You can see the love, joy, and relief on their faces. It is very sweet to witness!
Read more! All ceremony sites are outdoors, so are limited to dates between mid-June and mid-October. There are (4) ceremony sites to choose from, as well as multiple reception venues. Purgatory Resort is also a Property Manager, with many convenient units on-site from Studios to 5-bedroom units available for guests. Summer activities (daily from mid-June to mid-August, then weekends only through September) make Purgatory a fun destination for all ages.
Photography by: Kara Cavalca | E Wells, Gingermoose | Alison Ragsdale | Shea McGrath | Colt and Hannah | Austin Dent | Julie Haider