[venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

If you've been skiing or snowboarding at the Keystone Resort, you've seen the River Run Village and all the action that happens at the main base area where the gondola is located.  Unless you've been golfing here, chances are that you haven't visited the Keystone Ranch Restaurant yet.  

We've collected quite a few images here and decided to show you a few different style used in the tent, inside the restaurant, and what the ceremony space on the lawn looks like.  And now, for some design tips and inspiration from the Flower Maven of Petal and Bean, Dina Sanchez, my wife.  

Hi everyone!  It's Dina and I love this venue!  It feels like coming home when we work here, as the same faces have stuck around the mountains for as long as I have, and the staff is so accommodating even to the vendors, if we need something they are right there to help.      

the first thing you should know is that we have lots of experience working at the Keystone Ranch.  I have been working at the Ranch for the last 19 years. What I love about weddings at the ranch is that the venue is really cozy and romantic. The term that comes to mind is "rustic elegance."  So, my suggestion is when you start to think about decorating the venue for your wedding is to compliment the space. The ceilings are low and the chairs and charger plates have a strong pattern, so keep your arrangements low and try to pick up a color that is present in the room to make everything blend well. 

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

This arch was made with hops because Marco the groom makes his own beer.  When I heard it was available though my supplier, I knew that it would be a really nice personal touch. The hops was great to work with, as it added a lot of texture and a great base for all the flowers. 

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

The tent is a great space for your cocktail's and for dancing after dinner. Here you can decorate to what ever degree you want.  This is where your personality can come out. 

I can't say that I have one favorite wedding over any of the others. They are all beautiful as they take on a different personality each wedding. One wedding we did do was a 50's theme. It was very original and was a very large crowd so they weren't even in the building. 

These large twig balls were suspended and are illuminated with little white lights from within. It looks really beautiful at night adding a warm glow to the tent.

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

This bridal bouquet was for a Keystone Ranch bride and was  made of orange Mokara Orchids, green Cymbidium Orchids, hot pink Gypsy Dianthus, cream Stock, finished off with bear grass loops.  

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

These flower girls were named Una and Usha, and  talked to me about how they felt like princesses wearing their beautiful sari's. They were so cute!

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

The image above and below here show elements of an Indian-themed wedding.  

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

The stairs are to the right in the image above.  This is the upper lounge area, where the hallway leads to rooms used by the bride and her bridal party before the wedding.  

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

Inside the main dining room.  Low ceilings create a cozy, intimate space for dining on exquisite dinners prepared on site.  The mantle below can be used to hold vases, garland, and even lanterns or candles.  It's up to each bride to decorate the venue in her own style.

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

The space above is a smaller room connecting the main dining room and the fireplace room.  The fireplace room and tent tends to be where the dancing and after-dinner hanging out happens.  

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

Pinecone place cards were ued to help seat guests, while the golf course is out the back door, helping create that laid back feeling.  In the image below, the valley stretches into the distance behind the groom and his friend posing for photos before the ceremony.

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

The bar adjacent to the main dining room has an outdoor patio to take in the views.  And in the image below, the dog-of-honor poses patiently for the photographer.  She really did a good job!  To see more pets in weddings, click here.

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

This tent provides a space that can be used for many different reasons. Number one, it's a rain back up for your ceremony.  Sometimes the grass can be super wet and soggy and if it's super dark and windy out, you won't want to have your ceremony outside.  This allows a nice space to have the ceremony in case of inclement weather.  

Plus, you can then dress up this area to your liking.  In the image above the tent ceiling was lined and had lights strung behind the fabric.  You can see the bare option in the image below.  We also showed two different style of lanterns in this blog, one being a twine and another being a collection of multi-colored paper lanterns.  Both have their own look and feel, and there's only personal preference and budget considerations to work out along the way.  

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

Several old barns and cabins line the property near the restaurant and further away.  Time it right and spend time taking photos near these rustic features for unforgettable images from your wedding day.  

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

In the image above you see the tent action a few hours before the ceremony.  Tables are being set up, DJ's and musicians are setting up audio equipment, testing mics and speakers.  

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

While the bride creates the traditional drama of not being seen, the groom is usually the life of the party, as this one was, saying hi to all the friends and family, checking in with staff and planning help, but overall, having a good time, laughing and enjoying.  Most likely with beverage in hand.  Just have plenty of water and a small plate of food nearby to help everyone stay focused.

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

The staff at the Keystone Ranch monitors the weather prior to the event, and at some point, may have to make the call to dress up the tent for the ceremony.  If that happens, just roll with it, have fun and party on.  Just plan on taking more outdoor photos if the weather allows after the ceremony, or even the next day.  Just be flexible and it'll all work out.

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.  Wedding venue, event location, tent, golf course

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.

[Venue] the Keystone Ranch Restaurant in Keystone, Colorado.

Well, that's it.  I hope that these photos show you a few different ideas for the Ranch and Restaurant and what kind of space that this venue provides and how you can then start to imagine your own look and feel inside.  Please share this post with anyone you know planning a wedding at the Keystone Ranch.  Thanks for reading!

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers

After almost twenty years in the wedding and special event industry in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, we have sourced the best, most reliable resources for flowers, linens and whatever else you might be looking for.  Today's blog is just a snippet of what's available for folks wanting to dress up the tablescape.

Linen rentals, chair covers and coordinated floral decor can make a big impact.  It can help carry over the color palette you've chosen and help create the mood with the theme you've decided upon.  Once you've determined your venue, you can then start to consider floral and decor options.

We get requests for quotes on flowers, but one of the first things we ask as a florist, is where the ceremony and reception will be. We love to give suggestions, but every venue has its own look and feel.  Some have high ceilings, which look good with tall centerpieces.  Others have less light and may have lower ceilings.  All of this matters to us.

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, rentals, linens, chair covers, chair ties, chargers

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, rentals, linens, chair covers, chair ties, chargers

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, rentals, linens, chair covers, chair ties, chargers

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, rentals, linens, chair covers, chair ties, chargers

These photos are just a sampling  of the new items that we were shown this past week.  These close ups are of chargers, which is the base plate where all the other plates are placed.  This consistent piece of tableware will help the branding of your event throughout the evening.  

These photos show chargers in many different styles, but only one color.  Please contact us to learn more about tablescapes, linen rentals and these new chargers.  

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, rentals, linens, chair covers, chair ties, chargers

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, rentals, linens, chair covers, chair ties, chargers

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, rentals, linens, chair covers, chair ties, chargers

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, rentals, linens, chair covers, chair ties, chargers

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, rentals, linens, chair covers, chair ties, chargers

Our linen rep also explained how they now have an eco-friendly line of rental linens available.  Eco-brides looking to incorporate as many green elements as possible now have an option for their green wedding.  

We are big believers in the mantra to reduce, reuse and recycle, and decor rentals are a great way to save time and money.  Ask your florist, wedding planner, or event designer what they recommend for linens and tablescapes.  If they don't have the answers you're looking for, then please contact us to help solve your problems.  That's what we're here for!

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, rentals, linens, chair covers, chair ties, chargers

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, rentals, linens, chair covers, chair ties, chargers

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, rentals, linens, chair covers, chair ties, chargers

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, rentals, linens, chair covers, chair ties, chargers

New and Eco-friendly Options for Rental Linens, Table Runners and Chargers  |  Breckenridge wedding planner, rentals, linens, chair covers, chair ties, chargers

And if you think we have some great choices for linens and chargers, then just imagine what else we can do for your event.  Thanks for reading, and we'll talk to you soon.  Be sure to click on the social icons in the top right, thanks for reading!

[VIDEO] How To Include Your Pet at Your Destination Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

There are many ways to include your pet in your wedding experience.  They can come along and be with the family at a private home rental, or you can even dress them up and have them become part of the ceremony.  

If this is you, then you'll want to talk with the girls at Paragon Lodging.  They have some pet-friendly options, as they are pet lover's themselves.  In fact, it's Abbee's first birthday "Paw-ty" today at Paragon from 4-7 PM.  You can find more information about the event here by clicking here.

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Be sure to ask about grouping homes together for multiple families and special events.  We look forward to hearing the stories of how the furry ones were part of the big day!  Please ask for Johna or Krista when you call Paragon, and be sure to mention this blog post, and Abbee's first birthday "Paw-ty!"

Paragon Lodging

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Paragon Lodging, LLC was founded in July 2000. Between the owners, we have over 40 years experience in the lodging and property management business. This experience and camaraderie is what prompted us to start our own business.

We are proud that Paragon Lodging is known throughout Breckenridge and Summit County Colorado as the most exclusive property management company. Paragon Lodging’s slogan “A Model of Excellence,” illustrates our commitment to always provide distinctive, preferred properties with impeccable standards of excellence that sets us apart.

Our goal is to provide each guest with the ultimate memorable vacation experience. We train and work side by side with all our staff and concierge service providers. What make us unique is we are in our rental homes almost each and every week - sometimes more often, even staying in the homes ourselves. We know the ins and outs of each home allowing us to communicate with our homeowners on repairs and upgrades. Communicating on a regular basis with our homeowners is essential – all our properties must meet Paragon’s high standards.

We presently manage forty-five exclusive vacation rental homes ranging from three bedroom hideaways to eight bedroom custom lodges. We are currently expanding to luxury “sea” rentals - our first homes are on the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui, with more locations to come.

In addition to Paragon Lodging’s short-term, vacation rental program, we also provide second home care services for 15 homeowners preferring not to rent out their luxury homes. This exclusive service is knows as, “Paragon Limited”.

Our maintnenace director has been with Paragon since it's inception. We take pride in the outstanding performance of employees.

Our travel arrangement service, Trips by Paragon Lodging is efficient and competitive. You can book your airfare, car, trip insurance or even concert tickets through the link on our website home page.

Stay with us – we will exceed your expectations.

Johna and Krista
Proud Owners of Paragon Lodging LLC

A Great Time DJs

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For more than a decade, A Greatime DJs has been serving clients like you that demand the best for their unique events.  Take a look around our site.   Read some of our references.  You’ll find that almost every major venue and every event planner in the Rocky Mountains trust Greattime DJs to provide the best in DJ-entertainment year after yearWe provide talented, interactive, high-energy entertainment for all events.  Our music collection includes thousands of artists and we are request friendly.

We offer more than 10 of the Rocky Mountain’s most highly requested DJ-entertainers.  With offices in Vail and on Denver’s Front Range and DJs located across Colorado we are ready to work closely with you to make your event a GREATIME!

A Greattime DJs opened in Vail, Summer 1998 by co-owners Erik Vienneau and Fred Hammond.  Both had a life long vision for music and love of a good time.  Right from our very first event we knew that our Rocky Mountain Resort clientele was unique to those in other locals.  They desire the best available.  They care more about quality then just about cost.

We decided to be unlike other DJ companies.  We only hired well-educated, friendly professional DJs that are never predicable and always creative and unique.  We only hired people that we’d like entertaining at our own personal event.  We’ve always paid one of the highest rates to our team in the industry so our DJs can always maintain perfectly working systems, continue their training and keep up with the latest music.

Today, Greatime DJs offers more than 10 DJ-entertainers that live locally to serve our more than 300 annual events. We look forward to understanding your needs & working with you to create an unforgettable, customized, one of a kind evening of entertainment.