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//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

The Grand Hall at Copper Station in Copper Mountain, Colorado

Grand-Hall-at-Copper-Station-in-Copper-Mountain-Colorado.jpg

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!

[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]