[ Venue ] Q&A w/ The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge

Lots of venues have appeared over the years, but one of the original wedding venues available for Breckenridge weddings was the Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge. Located on a cliff side, this facility offers on site lodging, ceremony and reception options. Lots of couples choose the lodge because of its large deck overlooking the Blue River Valley, with panoramic views of the Ten Mile range and the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Ask for Rhonda, and tell her you found her on this blog!

Q. Who are you and what’s your role in the Breckenridge wedding scene?

A. We are The Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge, and I, Rhonda Profaizer, am the person to assist you with putting together the perfect wedding event here at The Lodge.

[ Venue ] Q&A w/ The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge – Breckenridge wedding ceremony and reception location, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q. Any advice for couples planning their wedding in the Breckenridge area?

A. This is your day, make it what you want, and of course, let other chime in but remember in the end it is your day!

[ Venue ] Q&A w/ The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge – Breckenridge wedding ceremony and reception location, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q.  Ski or snowboard? What do you do in the summertime for fun?

A. In the winter I love to snowboard and snowmobile and in the summer camping and hiking keep me occupied.  I love Colorado in the fact that there is so much to do here both winter and summer.  When we go camping we pull out our map and pick a desolate spot and that is what makes the trip for me, being in the woods surrounding by nothing but nature.

[ Venue ] Q&A w/ The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge – Breckenridge wedding ceremony and reception location, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q. Top 3 family-friendly hikes for families visiting for the wedding?

A. Mohawk Lakes, Bankers Tank and the drive to the top of Boreas Pass, as the wild flowers there are amazing.  Fall hiking by the Country Boy Mine is the best for fall foliage.

[ Venue ] Q&A w/ The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge – Breckenridge wedding ceremony and reception location, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q. What’s an important factor that couples don’t want to overlook?

A. Things start to add up and sooner than later you will be looking at your budget, saying “how did we end up here, over budget.”  Make a list of your most important things and then work your way down from there, so that you can cost cut on the things that are not ‘As Important’ as the things that are.

[ Venue ] Q&A w/ The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge – Breckenridge wedding ceremony and reception location, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

The Groom-er and his entourage strike a pose on the deck.

[ Venues ] Q&A w/ Amy Russo of Breckenridge Hospitality

Today's blog is featured on the venues that Amy Russo, of Breckenridge Hospitality is responsible for.  There are the individual venue managers that you'll work with on the day of the event, but you'll start the process with Amy or Kelly.  She's a great source of information, and will even help you book activities!  Please mention this blog post when you talk with Amy.

[ Vendor ] Summit Express: Transportation for your Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding - Breckenridge Bridal Bash, #BreckenridgeBridalBash

Q.  Who are you and what’s your role in the Breckenridge wedding scene?

A. Amy Russo, Catering Sales Manager for Breckenridge Hospitality. I represent all Vail Resorts / Breckenridge Ski Resort owned / operated wedding venues and lodging properties in Breckenridge. 

[ Venues ] Q&A w/ Amy Russo of Breckenridge Hospitality - Breckenridge wedding venue, ceremony, reception, lodging, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q.  Any advice for couples planning their wedding in the Breckenridge area?

A. Plan down / free time in the schedule for your guests to explore the area.  Organized outings are fun, but most people also want the opportunity to pursue their own interests.

One Ski Hill Place - [ Venues ] Q&A w/ Amy Russo of Breckenridge Hospitality - Breckenridge wedding venue, ceremony, reception, lodging, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q.  Ski or snowboard? What do you do in the summertime for fun?

A. Skiing is my second greatest passion, only one small step behind hiking.

Ten Mile Station - [ Venues ] Q&A w/ Amy Russo of Breckenridge Hospitality - Breckenridge wedding venue, ceremony, reception, lodging, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

 Q. Top 3 family-friendly hikes for families visiting for the wedding?

A. Lily pond outside of Frisco; McCullough Gulch on the way up Hoosier; Vail Pass.

T-Bar [ Venues ] Q&A w/ Amy Russo of Breckenridge Hospitality - Breckenridge wedding venue, ceremony, reception, lodging, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q. What’s an important factor that couples don’t want to overlook?

A. Sunscreen and water......can't get enough of either.

[ Venue] Q&A w/ the BlueSky Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado

The Breckenridge Bridal Bash, sponsored by the team at the Breckenridge Resort Chamber, is an opportunity to meet vendors, tour venues and get to know the Town of Breckenridge in Summit County, Colorado.  On Saturday you'll be able to join a venue tour, with one of the stops being at the BlueSky Lodge, located on Peak 9, off of Four O'clock Road.  If you know this area, there are slopes all around it, and a chairlift out the back door.  

[ Vendor ] Summit Express: Transportation for your Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding - Breckenridge Bridal Bash, #BreckenridgeBridalBash

 Q. Who are you and what’s your role in the Breckenridge wedding scene?

A. BlueSky Breckenridge – wedding ceremony and reception venue and lodging

[ Venue] Q&A w/ BlueSky Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado - Breckenridge wedding venue, ceremony, reception, lodging, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q. Any advice for couples planning their wedding in the Breckenridge area?

A. There is so much to do in Breckenridge; get information about what your friends and family can do while up in the mountains!  Take advantage of all of the great wedding resources we have in Breckenridge.  From amazing florists to great musicians and some beautiful venues, Breckenridge has so much to offer.  Most vendors have referral lists that are a great resource to help you plan an amazing wedding.

[ Venue] Q&A w/ BlueSky Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado - Breckenridge wedding venue, ceremony, reception, lodging, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q.  Ski or snowboard? What do you do in the summertime for fun?

A. Snowboard!  Hike, camp, BBQ with friends.

[ Venue] Q&A w/ BlueSky Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado - Breckenridge wedding venue, ceremony, reception, lodging, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q.  Top 3 family-friendly hikes for families visiting for the wedding?

A. Lenawee Trail

[ Venue] Q&A w/ BlueSky Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado - Breckenridge wedding venue, ceremony, reception, lodging, Breckenridge Bridal Bash

Q. What’s an important factor that couples don’t want to overlook?

A. Day-of wedding planners really assist with the flow of the wedding.  If you are not going to hire a planner, keep in mind who is going to help the event flow.  You cannot be running the evening.  Who will turn your ceremony music on, who will tell you to start walking down the aisle, who will tell people to move into the reception area from cocktail hour, who will decide when to cut the cake, etc. This is one of the biggest surprises I see people become aware of.  You want your wedding to flow from one part to the other for your guests, but you usually need someone to help in the background.  

[ Vendor ] Q&A w/ Alpine Spa and Salon: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding Makeup and Hair

This is part of a series of blogs that I'm sharing to help promote the Breckenridge Bridal Bash, and today's featured vendor is the Alpine Spa and Salon.  They are supporters of the Breckenridge Resort Chamber and operate in the Town of Breckenridge, Colorado.  

Located on the south end of town, this spa is ready to help put the finishing touches on the girls for the big day.  Please mention this blog when talking to the pros at the Alpine Spa and Salon, or when you register for the inaugral Breckenridge Bridal Bash!

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Q. Who are you and what’s your role in the Breckenridge wedding scene?

A. We are Alpine Spa and Salon, a full service spa and salon, offering wedding services, including up-dos and wedding makeup, as well as nails, skin care, massage and body treatments.  

We also have a beautiful space overlooking the mountains and the town from our 3rd floor location.  Wedding parties enjoy a panoramic view from our patio, and we encourage groups to bring food and drink (or we can cater for you) or anything else to help make the experience a memorable one.

 [ Vendor ] Q&A w/ Alpine Spa and Salon: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding Makeup and Hair

Q. Any advice for couples planning their wedding in the Breckenridge area?

A. I always encourage the bride and groom to come see our space before hand and to experience some of our services. Particularly, the bride can have a practice run on her hair and make-up, so there will not be any surprises on the big day.

Also, if the practice is done on the day of the rehearsal dinner, then after the updo, our stylist will let her hair down and style it, so she is ready and looking beautiful for the rehearsal.

 [ Vendor ] Q&A w/ Alpine Spa and Salon: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding Makeup and Hair

Q.  Ski or snowboard?  What do you do in the summertime for fun?

A.  Ski!! In the summertime, I hike, play golf, and sit on our beautiful patio and enjoy our gorgeous mountain weather.

 [ Vendor ] Q&A w/ Alpine Spa and Salon: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding Makeup and Hair

Q.  Top 3 family-friendly hikes for families visiting for the wedding?

A. Rainbow lake in Frisco, French Gulch and Iowa hill in Breck

 [ Vendor ] Q&A w/ Alpine Spa and Salon: Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding Makeup and Hair

Q. What’s an important factor that couples don’t want to overlook?

A. The time of day for the ceremony. The clouds roll in the afternoon.

 

[ Vendor ] Summit Express: Transportation for your Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding

[ Vendor ] Summit Express: Transportation for your Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding - Breckenridge Bridal Bash, #BreckenridgeBridalBash

The purpose of the Brecknridge Bridal Bash is to invite brides and grooms planning their destination wedding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains to meet local wedding pros, tour ceremony and reception venues, and taste and drink the yumminess that exits in the local restaurants.  

The art of mountain travel takes practice.  You learn the curves of the road, where the icy spots are, and where the bathroom stops are.  Renting a car and driving up the mountains is fun, but if you're not up for the adventure and sometimes white-knuckle experience of alpine driving, then we suggest you leave it local experts.  

[ Vendor ] Summit Express: Transportation for your Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding - Breckenridge Bridal Bash, #BreckenridgeBridalBash

Q. Who are you and what’s your role in the Breckenridge wedding scene?

A. Summit Express - Wedding day and Airport transportation provider.

 [ Vendor ] Summit Express: Transportation for your Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding - Breckenridge Bridal Bash, #BreckenridgeBridalBash

Q. Any advice for couples planning their wedding in the Breckenridge area?

A.  Ask yourself these questions.

1. Plan ahead- Does the venue of choice have enough parking to accommodate your group size? 

2. Post party - How will your guest return safely to their lodging after the reception?  Do you have enough designated drivers for your group?  Summit Express does! 

3. Do you have 6 hours in your day to make a trip to the airport to pick up friends and family flying into DEN (Denver International Airport)?  Summit Express does!

[ Vendor ] Summit Express: Transportation for your Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding - Breckenridge Bridal Bash, #BreckenridgeBridalBash

Q. Ski or snowboard?  What do you do in the summertime for fun?

A. Rafting, biking, hiking, a leisure walk down main street for the afternoon.

 [ Vendor ] Summit Express: Transportation for your Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding - Breckenridge Bridal Bash, #BreckenridgeBridalBash


 

[ Vendor ] Q&A w/ Kevin Abernathy of Colorado Tents and Events - Breckenridge, Colorado Event Rentals

Introducing the Breckenridge Bridal Bash!  |  www.breckenridgebridalbash.com hosted by gobreck.com

Today's blog is a sampling of what kind of advice you can expect to hear from local wedding pro, Kevin Abernathy of Colorado Tents and Events, a special event rental company that specializes in the mountain areas near Breckenridge, Colorado.  

Destination weddings in the Rocky Mountains use lots of local resources to pull all the pieces together, and renting items from trusted resources is a good idea.  They can help you save time and money.  And that's what brides and grooms can expect to do if they come to the first-ever Breckenridge Bridal Bash on June 1-3.

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[ Vendor ] Q&A w/ Kevin Abernathy of Colorado Tents and Events

A tent outside the Elk Ridge Ranch, south of Breckenridge is dressed up with florals from Petal and Bean.

Q. Who are you and what’s your role in the Breckenridge wedding scene?

A. Kevin Abernathy with Colorado Tents & Events.  We are a full service party rental company specializing in outdoor events in the Colorado Rockies.  From tents, tables and chairs to china, glassware, flatware and more chances are we have the equipment you're looking for for your big day!
 
My personal experience, having been in the industry for just over 10 years, is a valuable resource to my clients especially when it comes to finding unique locations and talking through the logistics of each location to best fit each client.
 
[ Vendor ] Q&A w/ Kevin Abernathy of Colorado Tents and Events
 
Q. Any advice for couples planning their wedding in the Breckenridge area?
 
A. My biggest piece of advice is to make sure to plan your wedding around you, the wedding couple.  The wedding celebration is about your friends and families coming together to celebrate you, so if you can plan aspects that communicate your likes and who you are as a couple through food, through location, through flowers, through activities etc...then everyone get's to truly celebrate and experience the two of you.  This is not to say that you can pay no attention to certain details such as food and any special needs of your friends and family, however, don't plan the whole meal around those special needs...plan around the two of you and incorporate their needs.
 
[ Vendor ] Q&A w/ Kevin Abernathy of Colorado Tents and Events
 
Q. Ski or snowboard? What do you do in the summertime for fun?
 
A. In the winter I'm a skier...definitely  have not been enjoying as much as I should be...so that's the goal for 2012/2013, get on the slopes more.  In the summertime, I enjoy taking my dog Buddy out kayaking on Lake Dillon, camping with friends, hiking and my new found love of water skiing.
 
[ Vendor ] Q&A w/ Kevin Abernathy of Colorado Tents and Events
 
Q. Top 3 family-friendly hikes for families visiting for the wedding?
 
A. The biggest piece of advice would be to hold off on Quandary until after your wedding!  I had a client a few years ago where the "boys" went on the Quandary hike the day before the wedding and unfortunately the groom had come back with a few broken bones and was in a wheelchair for the ceremony.  Definitely a memorable experience for all involved, however, let's make other memories that are less painful!  
 
I don't really know the names of the trails, but there are some nice hiking grounds that take off from the Ice Rink in Breckenridge, there's the Blair Witch loop off of Tiger Road by the old Dredge Boat and a very nice hike is the Peaks trail from Peak 8 in Breckenridge to Frisco and then take the bus back to Breck.
 
[ Vendor ] Q&A w/ Kevin Abernathy of Colorado Tents and Events
 
Kevin talks to the local wedding pros from the Breckenridge Resort Chamber at the barn.
 
Q.  What’s an important factor that couples don’t want to overlook? 
 
A. So many times I've seen couples more stressed out about the whole process that they cannot enjoy it.  I would say to make sure to begin getting your ducks in a row early on so that you can have fun in the planning process and therefore ensure that your special day is fun and not a stressful experience.  
 
If you are a "control freak" perhaps this is a great opportunity to delegate to someone whether that be a friend or a professional wedding planner/coordinator to do this for you.  Make sure that both of you are involved in the planning together as you don't want a huge surprise on the day of, but also it's a great way for the two of you to enjoy each other while planning for this special day.  Please remember that you do not have to try and "out do" your sister's wedding or your cousin's wedding...those things won't ever matter 20 years down the road, however, capturing the essence of the two of you on your special day will.  
 
If that means having a celebration for 300 people or if that means a more intimate celebration of 30 people do what is best for you not just to get a "one-up" on someone else.  Finally, don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful space of Breckenridge.  
 
When you plan a "planning trip' make sure to add an extra hour or an extra day or two to enjoy all that Breckenridge has to offer.  Go for a small hike and plan a romantic picnic, visit the museums or mines if history is your passion, enjoy local art at the many galleries, take a moment to grab a local cup of java and sit on the natural rocks by the Blue River listening to the sounds of the water, walk up and down Main Street searching for those unique shops you know your friends and family members absolutely have to visit while they are here, catch the local entertainment at either of the local live theaters or a concert at the Riverwalk Center.  Whatever you do make sure to make it different from your routine back home so that your entire memory of your special day can be relived through pictures, stories and the moments you create together!
 
[ Vendor ] Q&A w/ Kevin Abernathy of Colorado Tents and Events
 
Please mention this blog to Angela Wirth of the Breckenridge Resort Chamber when you sign up!  Click on the logo at the top of the page to register.  And be sure to tell Kevin you read his advice at the bash itself.  See you there!
 

[ Event ] Introducing the Breckenridge Bridal Bash! Wedding Planning Expo + Venue Tours: June 1-3, 2012 //

We are helping plan the inaugral Breckenridge Bridal Bash, sponsored by the team at the Breckenridge Resort Chamber.  For twenty-five bucks, it's a great deal.  You'll have a chance to meet local wedding pros, tour venues and plan your dream wedding in the Rocky Mountains.  

This event will start on a Friday, continue with a full-day of activities on Saturday, and conclude on Sunday.  Please see the itinerary below, and please mention this blog post when contacting Angela for more information!  She'd love to hear that brides really do read wedding blogs.  Thanks! 

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Photo Courtesy of Marianne Brown Photography

Hosted by GoBreck.com

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 June 1-3, 2012

$25 REGISTRATION FEE

Bride + 1 Guest

ROOM RATES STARTING AS LOW AS $59/NIGHT

Lodging provided By:
Beaver Run
BlueSky Lodge
Doubletree by Hilton
Main Street Station
The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge
The Village at Breckenridge

Call 866.683.6409 to receive special lodging rates

WEEKEND ITINERARY:

Friday, June 1st

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm:
Registration and Welcome Reception Hosted at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm - Taste of Town:
Explore the Breckenridge Main Street Area on foot with a sampling of our local cuisine by participating restaurants which will provide you with, tastings, discounts and specials. A great time to explore different venues for your rehearsal dinner, intimate family gathering or welcome reception for your special day!

Saturday, June 2nd

9:00 am -12:30 pm Wedding Expo at The Riverwalk Center. A unique opportunity to meet and talk with the local wedding vendors and industry experts that make Breckenridge the Colorado Wedding Destination of Choice! Our Vendors have been in the wedding industry for many years and each work very well with the other helping you create a seamless event. Vendors include Catering, Photography, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Hair & Make-up, Spa Services, Transportation Services, Event Rentals and more!

Educational Sessions will be held throughout the morning.  Presented by our industry leaders, you will receive the tips, trade secrets and tools to make planning your Breckenridge Wedding an enjoyable success!

12:30 - 1:00 pm - Lunch:
Box Lunches will be provided

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Site Tours:
Choose your own route. Sit back and relax while shuttles drive you around town to explore everything Breckenridge has to offer from Private Homes, Full Service Resorts, Mountain Lodges to Unique Outdoor Venues.

6:00 pm - Cocktail Hour hosted at Mountain Thunder Lodge

7:00 pm - Taste of Town:
You’ll get to once again explore the Main Street Area and cuisine. Great opportunity to visit a few of the restaurants and shops you may have missed on Friday. Tip: Invite a local industry professional to join you. Great opportunity for one-on-one discussion about Breckenridge and all we have to offer!

Sunday, June 3rd

No information was on the website as of this post, so we will post again,  as this information becomes available.  Something's not finalized.  We have a meeting the day of this posting, so perhaps a part two will come about!

I've started a discussion thread for questions about this event.  Let us know how we can help!  Click here to go to the forum.  

For More Information Please Contact
Angela Wirth awirth@gobreck.com or call 866.683.6409.