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Weddings and Group Events in Gunnison Crested Butte

The Gunnison Valley is a beautiful and affordable Colorado destination wedding venue. Whether you’re planning a big party or a small elopement, the mountain views around Gunnison and Crested Butte will make a stunning backdrop for your ceremony and photos. Here you’ll find both indoor and outdoor venues that are quintessentially Colorado. Looking for florists, bakers, event planners, caterers or photographers? There are many businesses in Crested Butte and Gunnison that are pros at making every aspect of your destination wedding perfect.

The Gunnison Valley is also a hub of outdoor adventures for your guests to participate in. With an array of lodging options and outdoor recreation of many kinds, the wedding itself is just the beginning of the fun! Choose from hundreds of miles of gorgeous trails for a group hike, or go skiing with the whole crew at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. With so many unique activities, it’s easy to plan an unforgettable wedding in Crested Butte or Gunnison. 

Aspen leaves provide a dramatic backdrop for destination wedding photos.



The Gunnison Valley is a scenic setting for an adventurous Colorado destination wedding any time of year. 

In summer, meadows of knee-high wildflowers create a picture-perfect setting for an outdoor mountain wedding ceremony and reception. In fall, the quaking aspens display brilliant gold, burnt orange, and red colors, providing incredible contrast against mountain peaks. In winter, a thick blanket of fluffy, white snow covers the mountain landscapes providing brides and grooms with ample dramatic photo opportunities. Spring means rivers running full, the first peek at wildflowers and snow remaining in the high country, providing a delightful contrast of seasons.

Whether you’re planning a mountaintop elopement or a more traditional ceremony at a church or venue, the Elk Mountains will provide a scenic backdrop for photos on your special day. 

Four Colorado Destination Wedding Towns

EXPLORE the Gunnison Valley’s MOUNTAIN TOWNS

The towns of the Gunnison Valley are some of the most scenic places to get married in Colorado. Choose from locations with charming historic buildings or sweeping mountain vistas in Crested Butte. Have a riverside wedding in Almont or a mountaintop ceremony in Mt. Crested Butte. Gunnison has several rustic outdoor venues. 

Planning a destination wedding in Crested Butte and Gunnison

Hotels, activities, restaurants and more

As you’re planning your Colorado destination wedding, you’ll need to make reservations for your wedding party and guests. Check out the resources below to book a hotel or vacation rental that suits your style and budget. Find a fun activity—like rafting, hiking or skiing—that the whole group can participate in. You’ll also need to choose a restaurant or caterer for the rehearsal dinner or reception. As with any wedding destination, it’s best to book as far in advance as possible to secure your spot.

community near base of crested butte mountain resort


a group of bikers on a peak

Things to Do

Two people drink wine at a restaurant on a summer day in Crested Butte.


a cluster of yellow flowers with round blooms on a stalk is in the foreground in front of snow-dusted mountain peaks.

Gunnison Valley Wedding Resources

Gunnison Crested Butte Wedding Guide

Check out the Gunnison Crested Butte Wedding Guide for a list of nearly every local business that specializes in wedding services. They’ve thought of everything you might need on your special day—officiants, musicians, transportation, videography and more. You can also call them at 970-349-6438 for more information!

Florists, event planners, catering and venues

The Gunnison Valley is full of professionals who have helped people create beautiful weddings here for decades. From flowers to cakes, find the right vendor for all your event planning needs. Most vendors serve the entire valley, from Mt. Crested Butte to Gunnison.

Things to do for wedding guests

The Gunnison Valley is a travel destination full of beauty and adventure. With all it has to offer, your wedding guests might want to extend their trip into a full-on vacation! Get trip planning tips and itinerary ideas from these travel guides. You’ll also find info on flights and transportation.

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