8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado | Brian Kraft Photography

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado | Brian Kraft Photography

Rocky Mountain Wedding Elopement

The decision to elope comes fairly natural for some couples. There’s no doubt - an intimate, stress free day with just the two of you (or with a small number of your closest friends and family in tow) is exactly what you both want!

Then there are those who still need motivation, so we’re here to share 8 Reasons You Need to Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado. We agree, the idea of planning a wildly adventurous romantic elopement is exciting and thrilling. The idea of it being just the two of you to enjoy other intimately is insanely romantic. No distractions. Minimal stress. A cozy atmosphere and absolutely zero fuss. Sound good? Keep reading.

When planning our own wedding, we desperately wanted to elope. For a million reasons, those stars didn’t align for us - and that’s OKAY - but that doesn’t stop us from being wildly passionate about them! What we love most about elopements is that we can focus on just two people.

And YOU can just focus on each other. .

customized Mountain Romance

Here at SMW, our job isn’t just to create beautiful images & heirloom films in pretty places - although it’s definitely cool that we get to do exactly that! Your wedding day should be a reflection of the two of you, and we’re here to help you curate your own custom elopement or intimate wedding package that fits you best. You’ll work directly with us (or occasionally one of our associates!) for your photos + video, and then we’ll help you get set up with all the rest - reserving your florist and officiant, scouting your ceremony location, and providing valuable recommendations for much more.

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado

8 Reasons You Need To Elope to Breckenridge, Colorado

We’ll start with you getting ready - those details like slipping into your dress or tying your tie. After that, your day together can unfold any number of ways. You'll be spending the day getting (and then being!) married - what else we do is up to you! We can travel around to your favorite hiking trail or through town for the best photo opportunities, possibly even strolling the colorful Victorian buildings on Main Street and stopping to eat crepes or drink a local beer. We will work with you to make your day perfectly reflective of you and just as importantly, fun and stress-free.

Adventure Weddings

As part of your mountain elopement experience, think about if you'd like to ski in the winter or learn how to fly fish in the summer. Consider some extra details like spa services - a couples massage scheduled for the day after the wedding? YES PLEASE.

During the winter months you can go dog sledding, snowmobiling and of course, skiing and snowboarding. Or, the summer is amazing with endless trails for hiking, mountain biking and exploring. The possibilities are truly endless.

Splendor Living Room Package

Splendor Living Room Package

Splendor Hot Tub Package

Splendor Hot Tub Package

8 Reasons You Need to Elope to Breck (and choose Summit mountain weddings to help!)

Finally, in an easy, bulleted list - why you need to start planning your Breckenridge elopement with us.

  1. A Luxury Rental Home is yours for five nights. It will be your lodging, and the location for the Ceremony & Dinner

  2. You get help with your Timeline Creation. For such a small event, no day-of coordinator is necessary, but planning and organizing is.

  3. Vendor Relations. We will help you keeping track of who does what, and any customizations you request from your vendor team.

  4. Flowery details. Final touches include a Bridal Bouquet, Boutonniere and the ambiance of the Fireplace Mantle Decor.

  5. The Pics. You'll want to cherish the day with images from a Professional Photographer. Scheduled shoot time is 4 hours.

  6. A ceremony of your choosing. Religious or not, we will provide official Officiant Services to facilitate the moment.

  7. The Noms. Who wouldn't want a Private Chef cooking for them on the night of their wedding?

  8. The Wedding Cake. Choose a traditional cake, or we can come up with something sweet that will definitely be a treat for both of you.

Elopement Celebration Brian Craft Image

Elopement Celebration Brian Craft Image

Mountain Town: Breckenridge, Colorado [Video]

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One of my goals with starting Summit Mountain Weddings was to share videos about the fabulous places, including my home, Mountain Town: Breckenridge, Colorado, which I made this video to show you a glimpse of what our Victorian mining abode is like. The Utes called this place home for many thousands of years, but when gold was mentioned at a bar in Kansas, the gold rush was on. Miners staked claims in the valleys and one even found the biggest chunk of gold ever found in Colorado, Tom's Baby. The downtown area is a historic set of buildings, while the ski runs of the Breckenridge Ski Resort loom over town. Chairlifts and the Breck Connect Gondola stretch from the valley floor to Peaks 8 and 9, eventually connecting with the highest chairlift in North America, the Imperial Chair. This flying couch brings you steps away from the summit of Peak 8.

Breckenridge is perfect for outdoor lovers, bridging the gap between posh mountain living and world-class skiing. Ask us about the many private luxury homes that scatter the hillsides, as well as non-traditional venues and outdoor spaces. We work with many vendors, venues and services to create custom wedding packages that end up saving you time and money. Contact us to learn more!

Colorado Wedding Venues in Breckenridge, Summit County and the Vail Valley

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Click on the board title name and it'll take you to this pinboard about Colorado Wedding Venues in Breckenridge, Summit County and the Vail Valley. Planning a destination event in the mountains is no easy task. It takes time to find the right setting, and that means convenient lodging. Access to nightlife, or whatever you think the perfect setting might be. You see, that's why we created this blog. There's so many private homes, ranches and event centers that can be the right fit for a small mountain wedding. The larger hotels can provide the convenience of consolidated group services. That means walking into your hotel room to find your skis waiting for you. Or, call us to find out how you can get yours delivered as part of an winter wedding package.

Check out our growing vendor directory and if you're a vendor, submit to be listed on the original wedding blog for Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Silverthorne, Vail and Beaver Creek.

Follow Creative Flowers Inc | Petal and Bean's board [ Venues ] - Summit Mountain Weddings on Pinterest.

Outdoor wedding ceremony locations and venues in Breckenridge, Colorado

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Photos from around Breck and Summit County, Colorado // April 2013.

I'm posting a collection of images from the last few weeks, photos from around Breck and Summit County, while we put the final touches on a redesign of our site and what we do here.  It's gonna be even better than before, with a freshening up to boot.  We have lots of fun photos and stories to tell, so please contact us with your story and how you think we can help you!

Piles of snow in Breckenridge, Colorado.

The Wedgewood Lodge in Breckenridge covered in snow after an April storm.  That's spring in the mountains folks.

Sunset in Breck.

Aspen trees near Dillon Reservoir.

Trees near the Dillon Reservoir.

We support marriage equality!

bPosts of a new Mandap ee have in our rental fleet.

Sneak peek of our new ceremony piece, a Mandap, which will be used this weekend in a wedding in Vail, Colorado.

Breckenridge suit and tux rentals.

Ask us about our suit and tux rentals for destination weddings in Summit County.

Reception decor mock up session in the barn.

The image above shows a mock up of a summer wedding in Breckenridge.

Snowy tree branches in downtown Breck.

Taking a photo of snow at night isn't easy, but I tried anyway.  What came out is above.  How did I do?

overlooking the Goose Pasture tarn.

Overlooking the Goose Pasture Tarn is a road that leads into a nice neighborhood, the destination for a bouquet from our flower shop.

Goods on Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Shops on Main Street, like Goods, have funky clothes and shoes for the mountain fashionista.

Buffalo Mountain - Summit County, Colorado.

Buffalo Mountain, as seen from Frisco, Colorado.  This mountain belongs to the Gore Range, whereas the Ten Mile Range goes south from Frisco to Breckenridge.

Linen samples are available to see and feel.

Linen samples are available to see and touch when an appointment is made to discuss event details.

Uphill track in snow.

This Breckenridge wedding planner likes to get out and explore the local hills on skis and takes a few photos along the way!

A trip to Denver Fabrics for cloth used in ceremony decor.

Living close to Denver allows us to quickly get resupplies of fabrics, flowers and other quality products not easily found in the mountains.  And, with DIA right there, things can be overnighted if need be.

floral pieces being designed for a winter wedding in Vail.

These two floral designs will be used in this weekend's wedding in Vail.  Traditional Indian ceremony one day, Christian ceremony the next.  It's gonna be beautiful.  And yes, it might just snow.  And yes, it is April.  A winter wedding can still happen in April in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

[ 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.

[ 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