Weddings Fact Sheet

Many couples envision exchanging their vows in a Rocky Mountain meadow, knee-deep in flowers, or high atop a snow-capped mountain on skis, but are faced with the dilemmas of accessibility for family and guests, and how to plan a wedding away from home.

Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colorado offers the picture-perfect solution to these dilemmas, and features a wonderful backdrop for a destination wedding the bride and groom have been dreaming of – no matter the season. This community is home to many destination weddings every year, and local wedding planners can provide everything to make the couple’s special day a magical event to remember, from arranging all the details to offering a la carte services.

These services include securing DJs, and table, chair, linen and china rentals; identifying ceremony and reception locations; selecting florists and caterers; and planning rehearsal dinners and group outings. Planners can even help with the selection of a minister, priest, rabbi or judge to preside over the ceremony, and the acquisition of a marriage license from the county.

With many indoor and outdoor locations for weddings and receptions, sweethearts have many options available from which to choose. One example is the Mountain Garden in Mt. Crested Butte is one of many such locales. Located in the heart of wildflower country, the garden is managed by the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival and features breathtaking views and a picture-perfect setting located near a spacious, covered pavilion. In late fall and winter, this area is blanketed with white powder snow, creating a winter wonderland setting complete with white mountain peaks. No matter the season, there are awe-inspiring views everywhere you turn, ensuring that the memories and photos will be as beautiful as the bride on her wedding day.

Most importantly, our towns are unspoiled paradises that leave visitors refreshed and refocused on life, and getting married here does the same, leaving couples inspired and ready to begin a new life together.

 Why Gunnison-Crested Butte?

  • Approximately 85% of Gunnison County is public-owned land, providing an abundance of open spaces and locations for outdoor events, or just enjoying nature.
  • Guests won’t feel overwhelmed by other visitors or residents here. All our towns pride themselves on their authentic Old West charm and close-knit, welcoming spirit.
  • Even though our communities are small, there are an abundance of dining, recreation and lodging options throughout the area.
  • Gunnison-Crested Butte is accessible both by private and commercial aircraft via Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport and by car. For those flying into the area, car rentals and a shuttle service are available. In addition, the towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte offer a continuously-running, free shuttle service called Mountain Express throughout their towns. The Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) operates free bus service between Gunnison, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte.

Local Wedding Planners & More Information

For more information on destination weddings or for vacation information contact the Gunnison-Crested Butte Wedding Council via their website.

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