In the wintertime, it's a mid-mountain pit stop. During the summer, it's a destination wedding paradise. Ten Mile Station, operated by the team at the Breckenridge Ski Resort, offers a ceremony and reception venue option like no other. Other Breckenridge wedding venues are slopeside, or futher downtown. This venue is literally on the mountain, with guests traveling up a road past the summertime location for the Breckenridge Stables, which offers horseback rides.
Doublecheck with your vendors that all are familiar with the venue, how to find it, and any other important details that will help any vendors, suppliers or planners assist in their responsibilities.
One of the most important things that we've noticed over the years are how many times we've heard about vendors being late or lost, as they're not sure how to find the venue. Now, this is where it gets just a bit confusing. There is no huge sign for Ten Mile Station, and in fact, you have to access the dirt road via a parking lot at the Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center.
Once you're on this road, you can drive up to the venue. You don't need a 4WD vehicle to access the venue, but it might come in handy if you choose to venture further up the mountain. You can drive to a great overlook near the Peak 9 Restaurant that gazes down onto the alpine terrain near 6 chair.
Ask us how we can help arrange transportation if your lodging choice does not provide a complimentary shuttle. There are numerous options in the area, including Fresh Tracks, Summit Express and the Peak 1 Express. Please mention this blog when contacting these companies, so that they know that you found them via this new online planning site for Summit County!
The outside ceremony deck is in a very sunny spot, and during the summertime, thunderstorms do roll in almost daily. What time, you ask? Oh, you know, right around late afternoon, when most couples plan their ceremony. Talk to the site coordinator about the downstairs room, which can be used as a rainy day backup, or you can choose to do it in the main room upstairs. Or, you just extend the cocktail hour a bit if the clouds are fast-moving, because the saying goes around here, "If you don't like the weather, just wait 15 minutes."
Ask how we can help fill in the details for your mountain wedding, because we don't just blog and show you pretty stuff and then leave you hangin', we're here to help you stop wasting time and get stuff done. We've worked up at Ten Mile Station for many years and know all the right resources to make your destination wedding in the Rockies the way you've always dreamed it to be.
Dina and one of the girls from Petal and Bean arrive early to set up tall centerpieces and finish decor details. There are many wildlflower gardens outside of Ten Mile Station, but ceremonies can be dressed up with aisle decor, aisle runners, big arrangements, or a custom arch. Ask us about rentals and recycling. We strive to offer green wedding choices whenever possible. Thanks for reading and happy planning!