Vail Wedding Guide

Vail Wedding Guide

August 21, 2017

Celynn Bowman/Rocky Mountain Bride

Recognized as one of the largest ski resorts in the world, Vail has over 5,200 acres of developed mountain terrain and is a gorgeous destination for both summer and winter weddings. Nestled in the Colorado mountains, Vail is known for its fine dining scene, luxury accommodations and world-class ski hills. One look at Vail's wedding locations and you will be planning your destination wedding in this mountain hideaway. 

The Arrabelle at Vail Square 

If you are looking for luxury accommodations in a central location for your wedding, look no further than the Arrabelle at Vail Square. Lavish amenities mixed with Vail's old-world charm is what makes this property truly unique. Located at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, this extravagant resort also provides guests top-tier dining and spa amenities. Book from one of the 81 guest rooms and luxury condominiums for your stay before and after your big day!

Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch 

The very best in Vail resorts, the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch is a fantastic choice for your wedding accommodations, as well as ceremony & reception! Nestled in the enclave of Beaver Creek Mountain, this luxury hotel offers guests adventure, relaxation and the best amenities in the Rockies. With a 21,000 square foot spa and fitness center, outdoor heated pool, tennis courts, and more, this resort is truly an escape and will keep you rejuvenated amidst the stress of wedding preparation and recovery! 

Sonnealp Hotel

This luxury hotel in the heart of Vail features 112 premium suites and 15 hotel rooms - all with great views of either Gore Creek or Vail Village. This European inspired resort features custom made Bavarian furniture, gas-log fireplaces and large bathrooms, making it an oasis for guests visiting Vail for a destination wedding!

Donovan Pavillion  

Located in West Vail, the Donovan Pavillion is a luxury events facility on 50 acres of park and open space. The gorgeous alpine lodge boasts towering windows, arched beam ceilings and expansive views of the mountain valley. With the ability to accommodate up to 200 guests, this is the perfect venue for a large wedding in the Colorado Rockies and is sure to wow each of your guests. 

Piney River Ranch 

Known as one of Colorado's most breathtaking destinations for weddings, Piney River Ranch is tucked away at the foot of the Gore Range. This private, 40 acre Rocky Mountain retreat is located just 12 miles north of Vail Village and is surrounded by thousands of acres of Rocky Mountain wilderness. Keep your guests entertained with a variety of outdoor activities, and well rested in the ranch's overnight lodging options! 

The Sebastian 

Plan your Vail wedding at The Sebastian and be prepared for the ultimate wedding experience for both you and your guests. Located centrally in Vail Village, this luxury resort offers a variety of options and amenities, ensuring your wedding is both perfect and memorable. With magnificent outdoor and indoor event spaces, The Sebastian will take care of your wedding needs and be there to help you relax and rejuvenate after the big day!

The 10th  

The 10th is a premier fine-dining restaurant located at the top of Gondola One at Mid Vail. With majestic views of the Gore Range, this restaurant has a classic mountain feel and an elegant flare. As a ski-in ski-out dining facility, The 10th is an excellent choice to show off the Vail mountains to your guests before your big day!  

Sweet Basil

Voted Colorado's Most Popular Restaurant, Sweet Basil is a creative, modern American restaurant located centrally in the heart of Vail. Featuring imaginative cuisine with diverse influences, this restaurant has private dining availability for groups up to 50 guests and full buy-out capacity for groups of 100! 


Looking for a unique dining experience for your Vail rehearsal dinner? Be sure to check out Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's acclaimed restaurant in the heart of Vail Village. This upscale dining experience features a rustic urban setting with stone fireplace, outdoor fire pits, large stone pillars and custom woodwork. Complimenting the setting, Matsuhisa also has floor to ceiling windows revealing the panoramic view of Vail Mountain! With capacity for 200 seating inside and 60 outside, this new-style Japanese cuisine restaurant is also available for wedding receptions! 

Known for its 300 days of sunshine every year, Vail provides guests with fresh mountain air and endless amounts of mountain activities. Hosting a winter wedding will ensure guests unlimited winter sport activities including world-class skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and more! Summer weddings in Vail allow guests to enjoy the quaint Vail Village, take advantage of mountain hiking and biking, golfing and whitewater rafting. 

Every Sunday throughout the summer, Vail hosts the Vail Farmers Market in Vail Village. With local food, produce and artisans, this is a great way for your guests to spend the afternoon on your wedding weekend. 


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