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 Crested Butte will make a stunning backdrop for your wedding. 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!
Gunnison Crested Butte is a scenic setting for a quintessential 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 destination wedding venue, the Elk Mountains will provide a scenic backdrop for photos on your special day.
The towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte are some of the best places to get married in Colorado. Gunnison has many rustic outdoor venues. Choose from locations with historic charm or sweeping mountain vistas in Crested Butte. Have a riverside wedding in Almont or a mountaintop ceremony in Mt. Crested Butte.
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.
If you live outside Colorado and are planning a wedding or event here, you might be eligible for a cash rebate on some of your costs. The Colorado Meeting and Events Cash Rebate provides a 10% cash rebate against eligible hard costs for hosting meetings, weddings or events in Colorado. The event must generate at least 25 paid overnight room nights in a motel, hotel, vacation rental or other lodging establishment.
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!
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