Aspen/Snowmass

Phone Revs. Chris and Karen Mohr, Officiants, at 303-986-2022!

The best destination weddings are in the Colorado mountain region, and Colorado’s most romantic honeymoon location is Aspen/Snowmass!  Aspen – where the rich and famous ski side by side with vacationers from around the world. Destination wedding packages that start with a romantic elopement or wedding in Golden (5300′ elevation) will give you a chance to enjoy a beautiful destination wedding with family at a lower elevation… before you have your own honeymoon in the high altitudes of Aspen’s four world-class ski resorts for beginner and ultra-advanced snow shredders alike. Or fly straight into Aspen and nearby Snowmass for an all-inclusive destination wedding, reception and honeymoon. Revs. Chris and Karen Mohr are always happy to come to Aspen to officiate your dream wedding ceremony. These top wedding planners and venues will combine forces to take care of every detail for you.  Home of the world famous X-Games. great night life, unbelievable five-star restaurants, spa sites, the world-renowned summer Aspen Music Festival, four-wheeling, golfing, and the very best views in all of Colorado, all year!     Would you like the most beautiful outdoor wedding in the country? We can help you rent a wedding site in a wilderness area at the base of the dramatically beautiful Maroon Bells. We can also ride with you in a gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain for a spectacular timberline wedding, and maybe even 4-wheel our way up in the off season.

In Aspen, world-class visual and performing arts thrive, making our resort a thrill for the mind as well as the body.  Stroll our lovely, leafy downtown streets.  Turn a corner and discover a string quartet playing Debussy to die for. The days and nights are packed with dance and theatre offerings, concerts and festival events, and music spills over into every corner of our exceptional mountain town. Snowmass is equally beautiful, and a great family destination.

 

Wedding Coordinators

Many Aspen/Snowmass venues require a wedding coordinator to help you put together all the details of a wedding. Your coordinator works closely with the venue, recommends wedding professionals, helps you with budgeting, and most importantly, captures your vision of the wedding you’ve always dreamed of and makes that dream come true! Even if your venue doesn’t require a wedding coordinator, if you expect over ten guests for your Aspen/Snowmass wedding, you’ll want to be sure you have a caring professional by your side helping you navigate your way through all the long-distance planning. The wedding coordinators listed below all are recommended by the best venues in Aspen/Snowmass, and have a history of working well with these great wedding locations. Remember to mention Revs. Chris and Karen Mohr. We are on their recommended wedding officiant lists and will be happy to perform your wedding anywhere in Colorado.

 

Bluebird Productions
Virginia and Chelsea
virginia@bluebirdaspen.com,chelsea@bluebirdaspen.com
www.bluebirdaspen.com
info@bluebirdaspen.com
970-948-7757(Virginia) 518-222-4365(Chelsea) Fax: 866.249.3745

Wedding planning, day-of coordination, memorable honeymoons and other events…
Bluebird Productions is committed to making sure your “I Do!” moment and everything surrounding it exceeds your expectations. Bluebird Productions will go above and beyond to make sure even the smallest details are exquisite. We will make every wedding in Aspen/Snowmass shine, from the smallest family ceremony, to a huge soiree and everything in-between. Mention Revs. Chris or Karen Mohr.

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Jane Floyd & Associates
Program Planning, Event Management, Wedding Planning
P.O. Box 5843, Snowmass Village CO 81615
970-923-2333, c 970-618-8211
jfloyd@sopris.net

Planning your own wedding is an overwhelming task and can quickly become a full time job. Beginning with your first consultation, Jane Floyd & Associates will guide you through the entire planning process saving you time, money and stress. Jane Floyd has been creating one-of-a-kind Weddings and Special Events at the Snowmass Club and throughout Aspen/Snowmass for more than 20 years. Our beautiful mountain resort provides the perfect backdrop for so many options. Our suppliers and resources are only the best. We work with you to develop the distinctive style of your event and then help you choose the best vendors to achieve the desired result, all within your budget! Mention Revs. Chris or Karen Mohr.

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Marcy Kneiper, Creative Weddings
970-704-1300
PO Box 9187 Aspen 81612
creativeweddings.com
marcy@creativeweddings.com

Creative Weddings offers every service from coordinating invitations, dresses, tuxedos, photographers, music, flowers and the ceremony to the reception, rehearsal dinner and brunches. We negotiate on your behalf with all of the service providers to ensure the best possible value and product. In addition, Creative Weddings eliminates the hassles of budgeting, accounting and bill paying by doing all of it for you. Creative Weddings provides full and partial service coordinating so you may enjoy your guests and family during this busy and joyful time. Mention Revs. Chris or Karen Mohr.

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DL Events, Jason Burns
970-925-4223, c 970-309-2233
www.dleventplanning.com
jason@dleventplanning.com

Let us be your preferred full-service wedding planner in Aspen, Colorado. DL Event Planners is the wedding coordinator company of choice in Aspen. Whether you need experienced, local planning assistance or prefer full event coordination, our flexibility in wedding service options range from hourly consultation to complete wedding management. Full services can include entire preparation, planning and production of your wedding. A vision document outlines your wishes.  One call and we’ll do it all! Mention Revs. Chris or Karen Mohr.

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Aspen Wedding Venues

All of these great venues provide easy access to Aspen Mountain and local transportation, and concierge services to help line you up with all the great cultural, dining and outdoor experiences of the Aspen area. Most require wedding planners, and all of our recommended wedding planners work closely with these world class resorts. Mention Revs. Chris or Karen Mohr.

 

The Little Nell
Melina Glavis 970-920-6322
Lindsay McConnell lmcconnell@thelittlenell.com
675 East Durant St Aspen 81611
970-920-6378
888-THE-NELL

One of life’s most special moments deserves a uniquely spectacular setting. This makes The Little Nell the ideal destination and resource in Aspen, Colorado, for a romantic wedding and reception of any size. Thanks to the 5-star hotel’s exclusive access to Aspen Mountain, The Little Nell can create a dream wedding like no other. Ride a gondola to over 11,000′ for breathtaking views from The Wedding Deck, the Sundeck or the Aspen Mountain Club. Or have your wedding or reception in the Wine Room, Alpine Room, Terrace Room, Tavern, Montagna Exclusive, or in a Tented outdoor space. The Little Nell is also the perfect venue for an elegant rehearsal dinner and even offers off-site catering. Their concierge can help arrange all kinds of activities for you and your guests. Mention Revs. Chris or Karen Mohr.

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Historic Hotel Jerome
970-920-1000
www.hjerome.com
slee@hjerome.com
Aaron Beckman  aaron.beckman@aubergeresorts.com

Let our history inspire you to make some of your own. The Hotel Jerome is the perfect spot for a romantic Rocky Mountain destination wedding-from its historic charm and world-class amenities, to its elegant wedding facilities and dedicated staff, to the unmatched location and spectacular mountain views, right in the heart of Aspen. Whether you are interested in a large, formal dinner in the 3,450-square-foot Grand Ballroom (the only above-ground ballroom in Aspen) or an intimate garden reception, the Hotel Jerome has the wedding venue you’ve been dreaming of. Celebrate your one-of-a-kind wedding in the destination that makes all your dreams come true.

Plus, couples who commit to beginning their new lives together with an Iconic Weddings event may receive a Honeymoon on Us. Minimum catering costs apply.

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The St. Regis Aspen Resort 315 East Dean Street Aspen, Colorado 81611 Tobias Rimkus 970-429-9555 Kim Pantages 970-429-9523 http://www.stregisaspen.com

From bespoke flower arrangements and captivating venues to custom catering and a personal St. Regis Wedding Butler; we provide all of the elements necessary to surpass your expectations and create an enchanting occasion. Ideally located at the base of the majestic Aspen Mountain and within steps of the town’s historic heart, The St. Regis Aspen Resort is the ideal address for an unforgettable wedding. In an unmatched setting for skiing, paragliding, rafting, shopping, and the arts; guests can indulge in bespoke services and signature features, like the Remède Spa, the signature St. Regis Butler service, the daily champagne sabering ritual and dining in Trecento Quindici Decano. There are many indelible activities to choose from year round for guests of all ages. We can accommodate 2 to 600 guests. Our Executive Chef will personally consult with the bride and groom to create a bespoke menu to tempt the palate. From impressive canapés and dramatic dinners to artistic wedding cakes, we offer unique menus and custom creations that will leave a lasting impression.

 

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Limelight Hotel

Courtney Pagan

355 South Monarch St

Aspen, CO 81611

970-925-5807

courtney.pagan@limelighthotel.com

Originally the “the Ski and Spur Bar,” the property served outlaws and skiers alike in the spirit of the Wild West. New ownership took over in the 1950s, renaming the bar “the Limelite.” The Limelite quickly gained popularity as a lively nightclub and dinner theatre. Folk singer Glen Yarborough loved performing at the Limelite so much that he bought the bar. Glen graced the Limelite stage regularly as part of the Limeliters trio, amid a steady stream of star entertainers including Judy Collins and the Smothers Brothers.

Today, The Limelight Hotel continues to serve the same adventurous, music-loving clientele as the original Limelite Lodge and Ski and Spur bar before it. Contemporary and inviting, the Limelight continues to offer a vibrant après ski scene with free live entertainment, and welcome pets like its previous owners. The property’s original heart and soul continues to shine brightly at the Limelight Hotel.

 

Aspen Meadows Resort

aimee.yllanes@aspenmeadows.com

Catering Sales
www.aspenmeadows.com
845 Meadows Rd Aspen CO 81611
970-544-7858
(800) 452-4240
Limited Availability May 15-September 15

Perfect for your dream wedding, the thoughtfully designed spaces and variety of architectural styles at Aspen Meadows Resort allow you to create an extraordinary Colorado event. Whether planning an informal gathering for 20 or a grand-scale Aspen wedding for 400, Aspen Meadows Resort offers a diverse selection of unique venues that will make your Colorado event perfect.  From our 4,235-square-foot ballroom to our spectacular outdoor reception sites, our staff of event professionals can help you choose the resort location that best fits your Aspen event. Our Aspen resort is situated on 40 pristine acres with the beautiful Aspen Mountain and Roaring Fork River serving as backdrops. Mention Revs. Chris or Karen Mohr.

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Snowmass Venues

 

Viceroy Snowmass Village
Katie.Debesche@viceroysnowmass.com
www. viceroysnowmass.com
970-923-8043
130 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

Mountain adventure glows with inspiring spirit at the newest property in Snowmass Village. From regal and rugged to intimate and personal: Viceroy’s dramatic spaces are ideal venues for stylish and unforgettable weddings in Snowmass. Viceroy Snowmass plays perfect host to all weddings from intimate weddings of 10 to large scale weddings for 350 with the dramatic backdrop of Snowmass Village and the Rocky Mountains. Ski in/ski out lifts whisk you to the heavens summer and winter. Check out their brand-new Vista Lawn and their gorgeous ballroom.

 

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Snowmass Club
239 Snowmass Club Circle,  Snowmass, CO 81654
(970) 923-5700
http://www.snowmassclub.com/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp
epekkala@snowmassclub.com Eva Pekkala, Catering

Geoff Gilliand ggilliand@snowmassclub.com

Nobody does Special Events like the team at the Snowmass Club. With a variety of facilities and an atmosphere that includes breathtaking vistas of Mt. Daly and the expansive Elk Mountain Range, Snowmass Club is the perfect setting for weddings.  Our professional events staff will work with you and attend to every detail while our executive chef and his team prepare food that is exemplary and fitting of an event as important as yours. Ask for Rev Chris or Karen Mohr

 

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Westin Snowmasss Resort
Colorado’s Ski In Ski Out Hotel
100 Elbert Lane
Snowmass Village CO 81615
970-923-8221
http://www.westinsnowmass.com/
Allison Campbell: allisonm.campbell@westin.com

The Westin Snowmass invites you to enjoy the most conveniently located full-service affordable lodging in Snowmass Village. Stay with us in the center of the Village, where at a moment’s notice you will be ready to experience the exciting activities of Colorado’s premier hotel. Experience our genuine hospitality. Relax and be yourself. Let us rejuvenate and pamper you.  Reception venues for intimate weddings and gatherings of up to 900 people. Take the lift up to Linnbrit Cabin for a breathtakingly beautiful setting for your wedding or reception.  Great outdoor tents available. You’ll welcome all the ways we take care of everything for you. No one serves up a mountain of great memories like the Westin Snowmass Resort! Mention Revs. Chris or Karen Mohr.

 

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Affordable Aspen/Snowmass

The Aspen/Snowmass area offers three venues at considerably lower prices than the venues listed above. All three can help you plan a wonderful wedding!

 

Mountain Chalet Aspen
Adrienne Schladerer, Events Mgr
The affordable Aspen experience!
http://www.mountainchaletaspen.com/
333 E Durant Ave Aspen CO 81611
920-925-7797 x 777 c 970-309-1254
Adrian 1-888-925-7797
events@staymca.com

Mountain Chalet Aspen is a friendly family-run hotel located in the heart of Aspen, Colorado. Our modern amenities guarantee a wonderful affordable vacation for individuals or large families with an exceptional banquet room for up to 200 people with three rooms and a full-featured commercial kitchen available for conference dining.  Located at the base of Aspen Mountain and only two blocks from the Silver Queen Gondola.  Adjacent to the mall, restaurants, shops and the free shuttles to Buttermilk, Highlands and Aspen/Snowmass. Ask for Rev Chris or Karen Mohr

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Inn at Aspen
Ask for Chris in Sales/Catering
Ski In-Ski out at the base of Buttermilk Mountain
38750 Highway 82, Aspen CO 81611
866-371-2285 x 3030 ask for Chris
Alan.Heide@ResortQuest.com

Breathtaking mountain views, intimate banquet room for up to 200, a covered outdoor patio at the base of Buttermilk Mountain surrounded by a riot of flowers… here is an affordable but dramatic wedding site in a world-class setting!  Stone fireplaces;  mountain views. Ski in/ski out access to Buttermilk Mountain, home of the Winter X Games. 122 guest rooms exude a  casual mountain elegance; for the bride and groom, the Royal Suite features an antique sleigh bed and Jacuzzi steam/shower.  Fitness center, year-round heated outdoor pool, hot tub and spa services available. Ask for Rev. Chris or Karen Mohr

Aspen Skiing Company

Free Outdoor Mountaintop Wedding Site atop Aspen Mountain

Guests pay for a ride up the gondola (covered ski lift), whisked 3300′ above Aspen to timberline views of the Maroon Bells area, and can reserve a spece on the outdoor platform 200 feet from the top of the lift! Reservations a must; have a backup location in case of inclement weather.

Carolyn Cerise Barabe, cbarabe@aspensnowmass.com

 

Frequently Asked Questions about your Aspen/Snowmass Wedding

What does a wedding typically cost? 
Some venues are no more expensive than a local hotel in any U.S. city; others are more expensive.

Is there such a thing as a budget wedding in Aspen? Yes (see above)!  For an elopement for two, you can stay at one of the affordable lodges listed above, have Rev. Chris Mohr perform a ceremony in the mountains or in a local park pavilion, pick up a cake and flowers from the local City or Clark’s Market, etc. For bigger destination weddings, it is possible to have a wedding that is affordable, but a super low-budget wedding is not realistic.

Can I arrange to have my ceremony at the hotel?
Generally yes. You may arrange to have your ceremony in designated areas of most hotels.

When is it less expensive to host a wedding: in the summer or winter?
Summer is the low season in Aspen/Snowmass. Hotels offer more flexible conditions and pricing during that time with lower food and beverage minimums.

Do I need a deposit to secure my date?
To secure a date, a signed contract and non-refundable deposit is usually required.

What additional fees may apply during my wedding?
Fees may apply depending if services are requested such as Coat Check Attendants, Chef/Carver, Bartenders, deliveries or excessive luggage, etc.

Do rental fees apply?
The Client is usually responsible for any rental charges on items needed for the event that are not property of the venue. Use of outside providers usually must be pre-approved by the Hotel.

Do hotels recommend vendors?
Yes. Most venues are more than happy to provide you with recommended vendors or coordinators. Please consult with your Wedding Coordinator for a recommended list of creative and qualified wedding professionals. Revs. Chris and Karen Mohr are welcome at all major Aspen/Snowmass venues and work closely with most of Aspen’s top coordinators.

Can someone assist us on our wedding day?
Yes. Your Wedding Coordinator will be on site to assist you on your special day; some hotels also provide wedding service personnel.

Is there someone to assist us on planning transportation and other activities?
Yes. Whether you are looking for a snowmobiling trip, rafting adventure, team building experience or an offsite dinner with transportation, the concierges and wedding coordinators all have relationships with reliable and professional companies to fit all your wedding group needs.

Can I host my entire event outside?
Aspen/Snowmass venues offer a wide and appealing selection of dramatic outdoor venue spaces. We recommend that for every outdoor function, a back-up space is also secured in case of inclement weather.

Do hotels offer discount guest room blocks?
If you wish to reserve a block of rooms for your family and guests, please notify your Wedding Coordinator or the hotel for availability and rates.

When do I need to let the hotel know exactly how many guests will be attending my event?
Usually, the hotel must be notified of the exact number of guests attending a function at least 72 working hours prior to the start of the event. This will be considered a guarantee; you will be charged, even if fewer guests attend.

Where does the bridal party get ready before the wedding?
We recommend room reservations be made for a minimum two night length of stay with a check-in date of the night before the wedding and checkout the day after the wedding. This eliminates the stress on the day of the wedding of having to check-in and out of guestrooms.

What time does my event need to conclude?
Standard Wedding Packages often includes 5 or 6  hours of service. Additional hours are available for extra money, in addition to bar fees. Under Colorado State Law, all bars must close at 1:45 a.m. and all alcohol removed by 2:00 a.m.

Do hotels provide complimentary bridal suites?
Many hotels offer a complimentary suite to the bride and groom on the night of the wedding.

Can I have my photos taken at the hotel?
Most hotels allow guests who are getting married at the hotel to have photos taken on property. This right is usually reserved to Brides hosting their wedding at the hotel.

Can my guests park at the hotel?
Yes. Valet parking is usually available, although many guests have no need for a car rental!  A few hotels have self-parking options.

How do hotel deliveries work?
Arrangements for delivery of packages should be made through the Wedding Coordinator and must be prepaid. The hotel requires advance notice of deliveries, and do not guarantee storage of excessive boxes or deliveries without prior approval by management.

Can food and beverage be brought in from the outside?
Generally, the hotel must provide all food and beverage items. The sale and service of alcoholic beverages is regulated by Colorado. It is the hotels’ policy that all alcoholic beverages must be provided by the hotels.

Can I create a customized menu for the wedding reception?
Additional menu selections and customized proposals are available through your Wedding Coordinator. Many hotels offer customized, complete catering and event services for both on and offsite events.

Do you offer a menu tasting?
Many hotels offer Brides the opportunity to experience food tastings prior to the wedding. All tastings are coordinated with your Wedding Coordinator.

What about food and beverage minimums.
The food and beverage minimum is the least amount of money that you are required to spend on a combination of food and beverage, excluding service charge and sales tax. For all venues, the food and beverage minimum is reached by selecting menu and bar items to equal or exceed the minimum dollar figure.

When do I need to finalize my menu?
Often, food and beverage selections must be finalized and confirmed with your Wedding Coordinator at least 10 days in advance to guarantee availability due to seasonality of some selections. Requests for substitutions must be submitted three (3) business days prior to event, and are subject to availability and Hotel approval. Parties of 10-12 or more must pre-select a menu. Hotels reserve the right to select a limited menu should the party size exceed 12 without prior arrangements.

What activities can be done in the summer?
Enjoy cool mornings and warm days while indulging in countless activities with your group during the summer months. Just moments from our front door you will be able to enjoy a round of golf, tennis, river rafting, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, hot air balloon tours, horseback riding and historical tours.

What activities can be done in the winter?
Aspen and Snowmass are the ideal winter wonderland destinations.  If skiing is not your cup of hot chocolate, your options are countless from ice skating, cross country skiing, sleigh rides, ice climbing, snow shoeing, shopping and historical tours.

What are the spas like?
Several hotels offer great spa services. Ask your wedding coordinator for advice on the best one for you.

What airports are close by?
Hotels often offer transportation to and from the airport and can assist you with planning logistics. Buses and taxis can quickly get you to your location. The closest airports and approximate travel times:
Aspen Airport: only 15 minutes from Aspen or Snowmass.
Eagle Airport: 1 hour 45 minutes.
Denver International Airport: 4 hours 30 minutes.