Make Memories to Last a Lifetime at The Western
The newly remodeled Western Hotel & Spa is designed as a place to bring people together and authentically connect with no shortage on beautiful views. Our attentive hospitality team and versatile space steeped in history are sure to make your stay a memorable one, whether that is for an intimate celebration or full buyout of our stunning property – we are here to help you and your loved ones create memories to last a lifetime.
Glamour meets modern luxury here with light-filled suites, dark wood, and leather custom furnishings, a chef’s counter, original Saloon, beautiful dining room, and stunning outdoor patio to soak in all picturesque views or host an intimate ceremony at sunset. Our newly launched Grotto Spa invites guests to relax and unwind with a range of amenities from our large soaking tub, cold plunge, classic sauna, and a variety of holistic treatments available to book.
The hotel takes inspiration from its Old West roots, celebrating the journey of its history and previous visitors. Welcoming and warm, it features modern elements that complete the 16 refined suites, giving
couples and their guests more than just one day of memories, but a multi-day, all inclusive retreat for them and their loved ones that they will talk about for years to come!
We look forward to welcoming you to your new mountain oasis with us at The Western.
Availability: Open year round
Capacity: Seated in the ballroom our max capacity is 65. A standing reception utilizing both the Saloon and Ballroom can fit up to 85.
Event Spaces: Indoor/outdoor ceremony and indoor/outdoor reception
Wedding Planner: Licensed day of coordinator or wedding planner required
Food & Beverage: Provided by the venue
Parking: On-site, street parking, and limited parking
Rentals: Tables, chairs, china, glassware, flatware, and outside vendors welcomed
Operations: One event per day
Site Fee Starting At: $9,750
- Food and beverage minimums
- All inclusive packages
- Micro/elopement package option
- Bridal suite on-site
- Non-smoking facility
How did the venue become a wedding venue? The Western Hotel is one of the few remaining examples of a wood frame hotel from the 1880s that remains today. This significant landmark, beloved by its community, is unlike anything else in the San Juan Mountains. Built in 1891, the hotel was meticulously restored by Zeppelin Development from 2020 to 2023. After restoring the property, it only seemed right to invite couples and their loved ones to continue to make history in the hotel, and host such a special occasion with us at The Western!
What is your favorite part about a wedding? It's time for a toast! We love when it is time for speeches and well wishes from friends and loved ones. There is nothing better than watching the room light up with words of love and laughter while sipping on a delicious glass of bubbles or one of our hand-crafted cocktails!
DId you know? Guests can drive five and a half hours from Denver on one of Colorado’s most scenic roads, or take a short 45-minute flight from Denver International Airport to Montrose Regional Airport. Montrose Regional Airport, located just under 45 minutes drive time from Ouray, offers daily nonstop flights from Denver, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, and Phoenix. Ouray is home to the world’s first ice climbing park and various public natural hot springs, thermal pools, and vapor caves. It is only a 50-minute drive from Telluride Ski Resort which is home to the highest concentration of 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks in North America, and 50- minute drive from Silverton Mountain which boasts 1,819 acres of lift-accessed terrain and over 22,000 acres of hike-to and helicopter accessed terrain.