Best Wedding Venues in Vail, Colorado

Vail, Colorado is the epitome of luxury. Located about two hours from Denver International Airport and about 30 minutes from Eagle airport it is accessible and has all the amenities and entertainment while remaining a luxury ski destination. Thinking about getting married in Vail? I am happy to steer you in the right direction. Contact me now to check availability for photography and we are always happy to make recommendations for venues and vendors alike for your big day. Enjoy this list of my top ten wedding venues in Vail.

The Tenth at Vail

The Tenth at Vail is Vail’s newest on-mountain restaurant and a perfect place to get married when you are looking for that contemporary, log cabin feel, spectacular views and 5 star dining for your wedding guests. 

Have your ceremony on their deck with jaw dropping views of Gore Range as your backdrop and your reception inside with floor to ceiling windows to give you the mountain and Vail Valley views. You also have the option of having your ceremony at one of the other gorgeous ceremony sites in Vail and your wedding reception here. 

This stunning restaurant is located at the top of Gondola One, so all your wedding guests get to experience the majesty of Vail from mid-Vail all the way to the restaurant in luxury. They also get to choose their favorite resort or hotel to stay at so everyone gets to choose their preferred accommodations. If you are getting married in the Winter, you could also ski in or ski out for your grand entrance or exit! How fun is that!?

Quick Venue Stats

Capacity: 185 with Dance Floor
Elevation: 10,000+ Feet above Sea Level
Catering: In House
Lodging: Nearby

Amenities & Services

5 Star Cuisine
Mountain and Valley Views
Gondola Ride

The Arrabelle at Vail Square

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This gorgeous mountain resort prides themselves on creating and hosting iconic mountain weddings. Their event planners will help to book and coordinate every detail of your wedding, making this mountain destination venue perfect for the couple looking for a high-end wedding without having to handle every detail. 

Nestled in Vail square among picturesque Vail, CO and at the base of Vail mountain, this resort gives you and your guests access to town and premier mountain activities. Let your guests create a vacation week or weekend with all the amenities that the location of this Vail Resort provides. 

You and your bridal party and even your family can experience an entire spa treatment at the resort’s full service spa before the big day so you are completely relaxed and carefree for your ceremony and reception. Did we mention that they even have Green Wedding incentives and initiatives? This way you can have your dream wedding and also keep the Colorado Rocky Mountains majestic for generations of brides and grooms to come.

Your guests will love the location and be in awe of the Alpine decorated suites with luxury amenities such as soaking tubs and heated bathroom floors for those chilly Colorado evenings.

Quick Venue Stats

Capacity: Up to 300
Elevation: 8,022 Feet above Sea Level
Catering: In-House
Lodging: 81 Luxury Suites

Amenities & Services

Full Service Spa
Alpine decorated rooms
European Architecture
Full Service Event Planners

Donovan Pavilion

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Donovan Pavilion sports timber and stone creating a Mountain lodge vibe and is located in West Vail. The warmth of the decor guarantees your guests that warm Colorado welcome. You can fully customize your wedding by having the option to choose all of your own vendors from catering to florist to photographer…wink, wink;)

You and your guests will be able to enjoy a carefree event surrounded by 50 acres of park and open space. While choosing to have your ceremony on the beautiful large deck or at one of the chapels in the valley. The City of Vail makes this venue very desirable with it’s ample on-site parking and all the special little details of the pavilion itself. 

There are many accommodation options nearby so your guests can choose the perfect lodging for them and their families. You can’t take a bad photo here either. With the access to all the different parks and open space surrounding this special venue, your wedding photos will look as though you went exploring on your big day to get photos like that!

Venue Quick Stats

Capacity: Up to 200
Elevation: 8,022 Feet above Sea Level
Catering: Offsite (they do have a recommendation list)
Lodging: Nearby

Amenities & Services

50 Acres of Park and Open Space
Etched Glass windows
Creekside Firepit
Ceremony Deck

The Sonnenalp

The Sonnenalp hotel was named one of The Knot’s 2019 “Best Of” Award winners and we are not surprised as to why. This gorgeous European Chalet type hotel surrounds you with the beauty of the mountains, Gore Creek, European architecture, and amazing hospitality. It truly is a home away from home with all the premier amenities that you need to create the romantic and carefree wedding you desire. 

They have something for everyone and have constructed unique Colorado adventures to choose from any time of the year. From guided hiking, Kids Club, exclusive ski concierge, guided snowshoeing and so much more, your guests will get to experience everything Colorado has to offer. They will also get to experience beautiful accommodations with that family-friendly touch. 

Even the spa has the feel of inclusivity and relaxation both indoors and outdoors. Take your wedding party and soak in the whirlpools while enjoying a cocktail for the ultimate way to calm those wedding nerves. Or treat your sweetheart to their Romance package in preparation for the big day! Their spa will envelop you in such a tranquil atmosphere that you are guaranteed to be as carefree as a bird saying your vows! 

Don’t miss out on 5 generations of European family hospitality at this stunning and inviting resort. 

Venue Quick Stats

Capacity: Up to 220
Elevation: 8,150 Feet above Sea Level
Catering: In-House
Lodging: Hotel Rooms and Suites

Amenities & Services

Onsite Spa
Indoor and Outdoor Ceremony Capabilities
Preferred access to tee times at Sonnenalp Golf Club
Summer and Winter Activities
Ski Concierge

Larkspur Events and Dining

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This venue knows weddings and knows how to do them right. All you have to do is open the homepage on their website and see the stunning images filled with photos of loving couples, sweeping Gorge Range views, and enough venues within one location to have all of your wedding week events in one place! If you’ve envisioned a tent wedding, wedding with mountain views, or an indoor contemporary feel, this might work perfectly for you! 

No wedding is too large or too small for this lovely event venue. It’s modern, yet Colorado style spaces set at the base of Vail mountain will wow your guests while making them feel right at home. Having a separate event venue gives your guests the freedom to choose wherever they want to stay while also being within walking distance of most of Vail. If they want to drive, there is plenty of complimentary parking! 

The food. If you are a foodie, this will thrill you! They custom create EVERY menu for EVERY event! This venue is one of the top destination venues for a reason, and the food alone makes it so. Take a look at the mouth-watering photos of some of their dishes on their website.The ability to sit down and have a professional culinary team dedicated to creating the perfect dishes and menu for your wedding will make it a moment that you and your guests will talk about for ages.

Venue Quick Stats

Capacity: Up to 500
Elevation: 8,022 Feet above Sea Level
Catering: Onsite and completely custom
Lodging: Nearby

Amenities & Services

Complimentary Onsite Parking
Fresh and custom cuisine options
Multiple ceremony and reception locations

Piney River Ranch

Only open and accessible for just over three months every year, this private and breathtaking ranch provides some of the most stunning and remarkable views you and your guests have ever seen. This Colorado destination wedding venue is sought out by couples from all around the country. 

Revel in the true Colorado Summer mountain experience as you and your guests can join in fun adventures such as fly fishing, hiking, paddle boarding and more at the same place where your romantic outdoor wedding takes place. Located at the edge of Piney Lake, this venue comes with mountain views, lake views, fun summer activities, and great barbecue!

Venue Quick Stats

Capacity: Up to 200
Elevation: 9,350 Feet above Sea Level
Catering: On-site
Lodging: Some Varied Options

Amenities & Services

On-site Catering
Horseback Riding
Glamping/Camping On-Site

Lion Square Lodge

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Lion Square Lodge might be your perfect wedding location if you are looking for the quintessential ski lodge with easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment, as well as ski in/ski out options. This would be such a fun Winter wedding venue with the Eagle Bahn Gondola and Born Free Express chair just feet from the lodge and the ski in/ski out Mexican restaurant, El Sabor.

The lodge itself has some beautiful ceremony site options, but this venue boasts another point in its favor with it’s close proximity to some of Vail’s most sought after ceremony sites. Vail Mountain-top Wedding Deck, Eagle’s Nest, The Game Creek Club, The Donovan Pavilion and the Vail Chapel are all within minutes or have your ceremony on their lawn next to the river, so you can have your dream ceremony anywhere you want!

The beautifully renovated lodge has multiple options for lodging and more importantly, multiple outdoor hot tubs! With wonderful group rates and wedding incentives, you, your guests and your wedding party will be really happy. We are also a preferred vendor here and know this venue well!

The Lodge’s wedding team can also help you plan everything for your big day from hair, make-up, catering, lodging and everything in between. Let them help you take the stress out of planning your destination wedding. All you have to concentrate on is having a wonderful time in the beautiful town of Vail, Colorado and getting married!

Venue Quick Stats

Capacity: Up to 250
Elevation: 8052 Feet above Sea level
Catering: On-Site
Lodging: Many different options on-Site

Amenities & Services

Ski In/Ski Out Access
Ski In/Ski Out Restaurant
Outdoor Hot Tubs 
Outdoor Heated Pools
Location, location, location

Manor Vail Lodge


Experience the beginning of wedded bliss in any season at this gorgeous and iconic Vail lodge. As one of the original properties, it is located just around the corner from high altitude botanical gardens, down the street from Vail Village, across the road from premiere hiking, and easy access to both the ski lift and chair. 

Manor Vail Lodge has accommodation options for all your guests. From studio and one-bedroom suites to Penthouses and everything in between, all your guests can stay in one place. The Fitz Bar and Grill on-site is well known for its elevated comfort food, so everyone will feel right at home. Be sure to check out their different recommendations for all different types of adventures in and around Vail and share them with your guests!

Have your outdoor wedding ceremony on the beautiful lower lawn and your cocktail hour on the upper lawn or in one of their indoor spaces. Surrounded by mountain views, high altitude wildflowers, and the clean mountain air will all serve to create that perfect Colorado wedding you’ve been dreaming of. 

Venue Quick Stats

Capacity: Up to 160 Indoors (inquire about outdoor banquet capacity)
Elevation: 8,200 Feet above Sea Level
Catering: On-Site
Lodging: On-Site multiple options

Amenities & Services

Complimentary Town of Vail Shuttle
Spa Amenities
Children’s Ski School
Ski Valet Service and Rentals
4 Hot Tubs
2 Heated Outdoor Pools

Vail Golf and Nordic Club

The Vail Golf and Nordic Clubhouse is open! This brand new clubhouse with its floor to ceiling windows with mountain, golf green, and water views is a clean and modern slate for your mountain wedding. The clubhouse has clean lines and vaulted ceilings, making it sophisticated and modern without losing that mountain feel. 

Just wait until you see the ceremony site! It’s an island that can accommodate up to 160 people seated and the view of the mountains behind the couple saying your vows will leave your guests in awe. Don’t worry, you and your guests don’t have to take a boat to get to it. There is a lovely little bridge that just sings romance. 

Your guests can enjoy a round of golf in the Summer months or so many fun Nordic activities during the Winter. They have all types of ski rentals and snowshoes as well as fat-tire bikes and sleds to pull the kids in! 

The food at the Clubhouse is exceptional as well and you have a wonderful variety of options to choose from to make your reception food memorably tasty. 

Quick Venue Stats

Capacity: Up to 160
Elevation: 8,200+ Feet above Sea Level
Catering: On-Site
Lodging: Nearby

Amenities & Services

On-Site Summer and Winter Activities
On-Site Catering

Game Creek Club

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This members-only European Chalet sits up 10,200 feet on Vail Mountain. With access only by the Eagle Bahn Gondola and then transfer to a snowcat in the Winter or shuttle in the Summer, you can imagine that the views are spectacular. 

Let your guests indulge themselves in not only the experience but also the gourmet food. With three and four-course short menus, you know that the food will be as spectacular as the views. Game Creek Club would be the perfect retreat for that intimate, destination wedding. 

Venue Quick Stats

Capacity: 120
Elevation: 10,200 Feet above Sea Level
Catering: On-Site Gourmet
Lodging: 3 Bedroom Chalet Depending on Availability

Amenities & Services

Members Only Activities
Gourmet Food

Camp Hale

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Camp Hale sits back in the woods in between Vail and Leadville about 20-30 minutes from Vail. A summer time only venue. They do snowmobile and other winter sports in the winter if you are interested. The 90 acres of this ranch offer sweeping 12,000 ft mountain views in the privacy and seclusion of a privately owned ranch.

If tent weddings are your thing, this is definitely the spot. The owners include a tent with every rental. A waterfront island for a ceremony spot and camp like feel with luxury flair. You can’t go wrong.

Venue Quick Stats

Capacity: 300
Elevation: 9,200 Ft above Sea Level
Catering: On-Site Gourmet
Depending on Availability

Amenities & Services

Tent, Tables & Chairs Included
Bon Fires & S’mores
Gourmet Food

Grand Hyatt Vail

The Grand Hyatt Vail just underwent a huge renovation. Located along the Gore Creek and steps away from skiing and world class outdoor activities this venue has some of the largest capacities in Vail. On site catering and luxury stays for your guests makes this venue the entire package.

If you are wanting something a little away from the hustle of Lionshead but still close enough to walk and enjoy all that Vail has to offer this is the place for you.

Venue Quick Stats

Capacity: 40-400
Elevation: 8,100 Ft above Sea Level
Catering: On-Site Gourmet
Multiple Receptions sites

Amenities & Services

Ski-in, Ski-out
Spa/Outdoor Pool
Gourmet Food Onsite

Four Seasons Vail

Like any tried and true Four Seasons resort, Four Seasons Vail doesn’t disappoint. From the luxury accommodations and service you’ve grown to love about the Four Seasons’ brand to the poolside ceremony spot you won’t be disappointed. The Four Seasons is located conveniently in Vail Village. You can walk to the gondola, shops, or just spend the afternoon in their spa.

Have your ceremony on top of the mountain, poolside, or at the Vail Interfaith Chapel. All within walking distance.

Venue Quick Stats

Capacity: 300
Elevation: 9,200 Ft above Sea Level
Catering: On-Site Gourmet
Depending on Availability

Amenities & Services

Bon Fires & S’mores
Gourmet Food


The Vail Wedding Deck

Now named the Holy Cross Event Deck, this ceremony site has the most breathtaking views from where it sits at the top of Vail Mountain. With 360 degree shots of Vail Valley and the Gore Mountain Range and space for up to 180 people, you can have your romantic and majestic ceremony here and your party afterward wherever you want! 

We’ve worked in the Vail Valley for over ten years and would love to help you with your wedding photography. Please let us know if we can help you narrow down your venue or if we can check availability for your Vail wedding.


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