A winter wedding can be a beautiful adventure in Colorado and we have some important information for planning your big day. Let's start with a few basics:
Winter is a very busy tourist time in the High Country. You will be competing with skier traffic every day -- the weekends often require double the drive time than weekdays. Mileage does not equal drive time especially in the winter, mountain roadways can be tricky, snow tires are just one "really should have" on the list.
If you live in an area that doesn't see much snow or ice also consider your guests' driving comfort in these conditions. A limo or shuttle service might be a great option for you.
Winter is a prime/high season in the mountains, pricing will be reflected in lodging as well as availability for all services. If it's a winter wedding that will make your vision come true, planning well in advance is a great approach.
Wedding attire can be edited to showcase amazing winter styles including coats, shawls, tall boots and more. We encourage you to give serious consideration to your warmth and comfort, we've seen far too many couples and their families shaking in the cold.
Denver is the "Mile High City" at 5,280 feet -- mountain towns start at 6,000 and go up to 12,000 feet in elevation for mountainside wedding chapels. It's best to plan a day or two in Denver's lower elevation before heading up to the mountains. Consider staying lower if you or your guests have COPD or other breathing related issues. South on the map does not necessarily mean lower elevation: Colorado Springs is at 5,994; Durango is 6,522.
Some unique guest experiences during winter include sleigh rides at the resorts, snowshoeing excursions and full moon hikes, dog sled rides, skiing and tubing just to name a few. Check with the resorts for local special events.
Of course, we have a curated vendor list and would love to assist you with your winter wedding. Contact Pearl Events Colorado for YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY planning services.