1 Jul 2019
Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular—research has shown that “21.2% of couples getting married choose destination weddings.” A destination wedding doesn’t have to include an expensive tropical island—in fact, no matter when you’re getting married, there’s something to fall in love with in Telluride. If a snowy, mountainous backdrop is what you’ve been dreaming of, there’s no shortage of that here, but Telluride also boasts plenty of beautiful scenes in the warmer months. Below we’ve listed a few of the reasons to have a destination wedding in Telluride.
Telluride has many places for you and your guests to stay. Choose from luxurious rentals up in the peaks of Mountain Village or penthouses down in the Town of Telluride. Whichever you pick, you and your guests will experience the best of high-class living. Have your rehearsal dinner at one of the many mountain top restaurants and find a stunning, remote Telluride house rental for your intimate reception.
Why get a rental car when you could show up to your wedding in skis? There’s no need to stress about transportation for your guests—there are plenty of ways to get around Telluride without a car. To start, we recommend that guests fly in and take the shuttle from the airport to their accommodations. Take Telluride’s free gondola to and from the ceremony and absorb the captivating views. From gondola rides to snowcats, you and your guests can arrive in style.
Stunning Photo Ops
Wedding photos are something to treasure, and when you pair the majestic backdrop of Telluride with true love, the photos come to life. Massive mountain peaks, glorious waterfalls, alpine sunsets, and fields of wildflowers are all scenic options for your wedding party. Many people pick Telluride for their weddings because of the alluring photos they see online. A smitten couple and resplendent backdrop are a must for a Telluride wedding.
One of the more stressful aspects of wedding planning is figuring out the guest list. When you choose to have a destination wedding, you have the chance to narrow down your guest list—some people may not be able to travel, so a destination wedding is usually more intimate. It’s a great way to filter out acquaintances that you’d otherwise invite only out of obligation. Having your wedding in intimate Telluride will give you the opportunity to truly interact with your guests.
A big perk to destination weddings is that they end up turning into a vacation for you and your guests. In Telluride, it’s common for guests to stay for a week or so and enjoy all the town has to offer. After the wedding, guests can experience the abundance of enjoyable activities in the beautiful town. Plus, you’ll be able to spend more quality time with your family and friends.
In Telluride, the party can continue after the wedding! The town offers plenty of nightlife options for you and the wedding party to keep the celebration going. Wedding guests can go to Telluride Brewing Company for some refreshing brews before the reception. If people want to continue celebrating afterward, they can check out New Sheridan Bar, Last Dollar Saloon, The Liberty Bar & Lounge, and more.