[ 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.  

[ 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! 

[ Event ] Introducing the Breckenridge Bridal Bash! Wedding Planning Expo + Venue Tours //  Photo[www.MarianneBrownPhotography.net]

Photo Courtesy of Marianne Brown Photography

Hosted by GoBreck.com

 [ breckenridge bridal bash

 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.