Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Copper Mountain, Colorado Wedding

Today's feature is all about Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort with images courtesy of J. La Plante Photo. If you're driving to Breckenridge or Vail, it's right after the second exit to Frisco. A stunning drive through Ten Mile Canyon brings you to Copper Mountain. This world-class ski area is usually one of the first to open during the winter, and is a great option when planning a destination wedding at one of the mountain towns of Summit County. Everyone could easily stay at Copper for the week as basecamp, while branching out to explore.

Destination Resort in the Rocky Mountains

The couple chose a mid-mountain venue, Solitude Station for their ceremony. Not suitable for a reception, guests ride the chairlifts up and then back down to the base of the mountain, where the reception is. The Grand Hall has huge windows with ski slopes out the back door. I've been to a winter wedding here and the lights of the snowcats could be seen going up and down the mountain while the snow was falling. Big venues can be a lot of fun, and please contact us to learn  when you can talk with us about putting together a custom wedding package for Copper Mountain, Colorado.

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Copper Mountain holds a special place in Shantel and Matt’s hearts. Shantel grew up skiing at Copper and it’s where she taught Matt how to ski. She gave him some strong motivation, too. When they started dating, she told him that if he wanted to see her at all during the winter, he’d have to learn how to ski. And it worked!

In the winter, you’ll most likely find them on the slopes or at Endo’s Adrenaline Cafe. So, it made perfect sense for them to have their wedding at the top of the American Eagle lift. Guests were treated to a scenic chairlift ride to the ceremony site and breathtaking views while Shantel and Matt exchanged vows.

The party commenced inside Copper Station (just in time for a summer rainstorm to move through) and, with a little help from Dancin’ Shoes DJ, everyone celebrated long into the brisk mountain evening. Special DIY to note: Matt made the wooden box that Shantel had her earrings in and the cornhole boards guests used at the reception.

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Shantel + Matt: Colorado Wedding at the Copper Mountain Resort | Image: J. La Plante Photo

Photographer:  J. La Plante Photo//Reception Venue: Copper Mountain Resorts//DJ:Dancin' Shoes DJ//Floral Designer: Fleur de Liz//

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7 Hiking Trails in the Colorado Rocky Mountains for Viewing Wildflowers [Video]

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Alpine Flowers in the Summer

It was a snow spring in the Town of Breckenridge (<-- here's a map link) and all that moisture led me to explore and make this list of 7 Hiking Trails in the Colorado Rocky Mountains for Viewing Wildflowers that you have to see to believe. The slow melting process drips life into blooms that sit under tons of snow and wait until the few days that it is warm enough to fulfill the cycle one more time. It is truly an amazing thing to see, the ski slopes and mountains covered in millions, probably billions of colorful wildflowers.

Adventures in Breckenridge and Beyond

Part of your wedding experience for friends, family and guests could be strolling through the shops along Main Street or you might even spend some time at the Fun Park on Peak 8. Check out the new roller coaster, but the alpine slide is a summer classic in Breck. However, if you're ready with a backpack with your 10 Essentials and want an adventure, check out the videos below. They are best completed with a backpack full of everything you need, a group of energetic friends, and a camera or two. Post a few on our Facebook wall, and be sure to use the hashtag, #breckweddings on Instagram so that everyone can see all the fun high country weddings. Please contact us with any questions. Videos created by Stacy Sanchez of Breckenridge, Colorado. That's me!

1. Cataract Lake - Silverthorne

2. Uneva Pass - Vail

 

3. French Gulch - Breckenridge

 

4. Peak 7 - Breckenridge

 

5. Shrine Ridge - Vail

  

6. Burro Trail - Breckenridge

 

7. Mayflower Gulch - Copper Mountain

 

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado

We went from an extended Fall straight into Winter with over 70" of snow in the last few weeks, and that means it's perfect timing to share some photos from Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado, images courtesy of Julia Vandenoever PhotographyThe ceremony took place at a new church in Summit County, the Our Lady of Peace Church in Silverthorne. Just after the ceremony is snowing heavily and the wintery experience was completely visible as the snow fell outside the windows at the reception venue. Snow cats traveled up and down the ski slopes just outside, maintaining the snow for all the skiers and snowboarders that visit the Copper Mountain Ski Resort. If you're looking to put together a package for your destination wedding in the mountain towns near Breckenridge, Summit County and the Vail Valley, then please check out the first of our packages that just went live (more to be added soon), or contact us with your event information to get the planning process started. Thanks for reading and have a Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Our inspiration for our wedding was elegant simplicity. We were excited to throw a huge party for all the people we love most in this world, however tried to stay simple to help with cost and still be classic. I wanted lots of dynamics and textures so had all my bridesmaids pick out their own dresses with different fabrics and colors in the blueish green realm. Groomsmen just wore a black tux and we found ties for them. I would tell future brides don't stress and vendors now what they are doing. We didn't have a tasting Our dessert was homemade We never meet our videographer until the day of our wedding We didn't send a list of our favorite music to the dj My number one priority was amazing pictures and video, Kevin's was good food and open bar for the guests. Having a wedding In the mountain breath taking, we highly recommend it! Flowers: We wanted our bouquets looked like little mountain tops with the soft white and peeking greens and browns. Snow was a must and it happened almost like we planned it...it was magical.

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Elise + Kevin at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Image: Julia Vandenoever

Photographer:  Julia Vandenoever//DJ:A Great Time DJ//Cinema and Video:Bella Luce//Reception Venue: Copper Mountain Resorts//Floral Designer:Petal and Bean //

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Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography Chairlift ride up the hill for pics? You'll find those and other fun images in this blog about Domonique and Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado, images courtesy of Stacy Keck Photography. Yes, you've seen the photos of weddings in Breckenridge and Keystone, but a hidden gem in Summit County is Copper Mountain.

The Grand Hall at Copper Station is right next to the ski slopes, which operate as a golf course during the warmer months. Be sure to look up Mayflower Gulch for a pre or post-wedding hiking adventure. And don't overlook a daytrip to Leadville. Contact us to learn more about putting together a package that will get you all set to have fun at your destination wedding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

 

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Domonique + Jack at the Grand Hall at Copper Mountain, Colorado | Stacy Keck Photography

Photographer:  Stacy Keck Photography//Reception Venue: Copper Mountain Resorts//

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The Grand Hall at Copper Station in Copper Mountain, Colorado

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One of our favorite wedding venues in the high country is the Grand Hall at Copper Station in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Not only is there a rain back-up location, but there are a few different options for ceremonies. Some chose the space outside the venue, while others choose the grassy slopes that turn into snow-covered ski slopes in the winter.

See this venue and others on our Pinterest board that's all things wedding venues in Summit County, Colorado. You won't this many photos of mountain wedding venues on any other blog like this one. If you do, please contact us, so we can check it out. Otherwise, contact us to tell us how much you've learned from our blog, and to tell us how we can help you best. Thanks!

Mayflower Gulch, near Copper Mountain [Photo Shoot Location]

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Earlier this summer we hiked along the roads that lead into the high hills  of Mayflower Gulch, near Copper Mountain. We have visited this place before, and really like the feel in this wild mountain basin. You can see the cabins left behind by the miners and try to figure out which peaks are what (bring a topo map for this). If you're planning a destination wedding in or near Copper Mountain, then I'd suggest considering this special area that's definitely worth the drive and short, yet moderately steep hike. We consider the wedding not only the day of the ceremony, but now the whole experience that you create for your guests and that includes the activities in the days leading up to the big day. Adventure weddings in Colorado? Yes, we do that. Please contact us to learn more.

[Venue] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort

Copper Mountain has great options for mountain weddings, and one of my favorite local venues is here.  I'm talking about the Grand Hall at Copper Station.  This big room has an upstairs mini-room that can be used for the ceremony if your outside ceremony wishes get rained out.  

The sky chutes can be seen carved in the Ten Mile Range, while the Gore Range stretches towards Vail.  Leadville is a short drive away, as is the other towns of Summit County, the closest being Frisco.  Check out the layout on our map by clicking here.  

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort | Copper Mountain, Colorado.

The guys can play a few rounds of golf throughout the week, or do a tour of local courses.  Ask us how we can help set up your golf and brewery tours.  Now, that sounds like fun.

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.

Manzanita branches in cylinder vases filled with river rock.  Centerpieces by Petal and Bean.

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.

Old school mountain dudes.

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

The cocktail tables have great views of the mountains.  

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

You can see the mini-room looking down on the main room here.  The stairs are just to the right, with stairs that drop to the main level that house  a pub and general ski lodge and golf course amenities.  

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

The ceremony spot for both sunny and rainy days.  Otherwise, I've seen weddings on both the nearby grass, and chairs set up on the pavement where the golf carts park.  Be sure to ask what the current recommendations are, as venues change from season to season with what works best over time.

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

Bridal bouquet by Dina Sanchez of Petal and Bean.

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

It's so interesting to see how the couples put their own look and personality into their wedding.  I really liked this modern color palette using cool, greenish-grey table cover with darker orange table runner.  How will you show your style?

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

Now, if you look just above the railing in the image above, I've seen weddings on that grass, next to the deck on the right, and the clump of bushes on the left.  And, I've seen them on the lot.  Or, you can use the big room, or mini-room.  I bet that isn't it's name.  I'll have to find out what they call it.  Until next time!  Thanks for reading.

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

Bridesmaid bouquet by Petal and Bean in Breckenridge, Colorado // [ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

Please contact us to talk about all the different options that exist for a destination wedding at the Copper Mountain ski area.  We've been to some nice ski-in, ski-out properties that would be great for a winter wedding.  But, summer is super popular for many reasons.  

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]