Love is Prevalent in the Rocky Mountains

By Sherra Meyers

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Situated in the Brush Creek Valley, at an elevation of about 8,200’ in the Rocky Mountains, sits the quaint town of Snowmass Village, Colorado. Whether you’re a summer or winter bride, Snowmass Village offers unrivaled vistas, venues, accommodations and activities for an unforgettable destination-wedding weekend for all.

Getting your group to Snowmass is easy. Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is a mere 11 minutes away, or perhaps you or your guests want to enjoy the breathtaking Rocky Mountain vistas driving from Denver, just under 4 hours away or a shorter scenic drive from Vail’s Eagle County Airport. Getting your group around Snowmass is even easier with free shuttle service to all major activity areas. There is even a free bus to/from Aspen until 2:00 a.m. if you want to take in any additional sites.

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This will be the one-stop shop for your venues, catering and group activities. They have a team of planners that will help you create your customized event based on budget, season and level of adventure. The beautiful news is they handle Snowmass, Aspen and Buttermilk, leaving you with an array of choices.

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Entertaining your guests is always an issue when planning a destination wedding – fortunately, the only issue you will have is trying to figure out what to choose. From summer to winter, there are more outdoor activities that one can count. Rest assured all levels of outdoors enthusiasts will revel in the offerings. From an outdoor cocktail party to white water rafting, biking, hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding to skiing, boarding, snowshoeing, cozying up by the outdoor fire pits, to relaxing at the spa. You can even schedule an art class for your group at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

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Accommodations

Viceroy Snowmass, minutes from Aspen, is the only luxury hotel in Snowmass ski resort, located near the base of Snowmass Village. Indigenous textures and elements combined with modern amenities and finishes in all levels of accommodations create a feel unique to the Aspen Snowmass area. From studio residences to three and four bedroom penthouses, each luxury hotel room and suite offer guests an unparalleled Aspen resort experience year-round. Featuring breathtaking Colorado mountain views, elegant amenities, stylish interior décor and full in-room kitchens. In the winter 2017-2018 season, look for the hotels $3.5 million renovation including a new lobby refresh and new dining experience, TORO Latin Kitchen & Bar; Pan-Latin inspired melding the flavors of Peru, Mexico, and other South American regions while using locally-sourced ingredients from the mountains of Colorado.

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Venue

Mountain adventure glows with inspiring spirit at the distinguished property in Snowmass Village. From regal and rugged to intimate and personal: Viceroy Snowmass’ dramatic spaces are ideal venues for stylish and memorable weddings in Aspen’s backyard. Viceroy Snowmass offers the perfect venues to host all weddings from intimate gatherings of 10 to large-scale celebrations for 280 with the dramatic backdrop of Snowmass Village and the Rocky Mountains. Viceroy Snowmass offers stunning ski-in/ski-out wedding options during the winter and within-reach options during the summer. Their wedding team works as a liaison with your wedding planner, acts as a menu consultant, recommends special event specialists from invitations to music, and much to guarantee your weekend is just the way you imagined.

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MAKE NOTE: You can receive a complimentary honeymoon stay at any Viceroy Hotel Group property, inclusive of tax and resort fees, when your wedding is booked at another Viceroy Hotel Group property.

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Accommodations

A home rental is a wonderful option for housing your wedding party or large families to even hosting the wedding itself. Rental homes can range from two to eight or more bedrooms providing a small or large common space for groups to gather together in a relaxed atmosphere. Most rentals will even grocery shop for you pre-arrival. In particular, we found that 71 Meadow Road in Snowmass, available through HomeAway.com and managed by Aspen Associates Realty was the perfect fit four our group of 10.  This home has an open floor plan with great entertaining space upstairs and downstairs. The house is beautifully decorated, has heated hardwood and stone floors throughout, skylights, wood beamed double vaulted ceilings, a wood burning fireplace in the living room, a gourmet kitchen. The outdoor living area is just as wonderful with gorgeous views of the mountains and the Snowmass Club golf course, large outdoor snowmelt decks and balconies, gas grill and dining area, Jacuzzi tub, wood burning fireplace, fire pit, cascading pond and driveway with snowmelt, so it’s always easy to drive up to the house in the winter. The house offers privacy yet is close to everything that Snowmass Village and Aspen have to offer. The free Snowmass shuttle service is just steps outside the door.

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Venue

Sage Patio offers fresh regional ingredients combined with our chef’s creative flair, ensure that your experience will be unforgettable. Sage’s 4,000-square-foot patio overlooks the Club’s pools and waterfall providing a quintessential view of majestic Mt. Daly. Sage Patio is a great location for tented events with outdoor dining available May through October. 

Sage Living Room & Bar welcomes you with warm furnishings that create an atmosphere perfect for an après event or cocktail gathering with leather club chairs and crackling stone hearth fireplace that overlooks the club’s elegant pools and Mt. Daly.

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