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While Vail hasn’t been around for all that long, the Town of Vail is notoriously known for its world-class skiing and Swiss Alps aura. With a population just shy of 5,000, you’d think it was much more due to all the people wondering from shop to shop. Most everyone you’ll meet is a tourist from somewhere outside of Colorado. People travel all over the world to this quaint little mountain town, and for good reason. It’s “like no place on earth.”

Over the years, Vail has become a wedding destination hotspot, and for good reason. There are many great wedding venues in an around the town. Some that are a short walk from lodging and others that require 4-wheel-drive. Vail is a unique mountain town in that yes, it is in the mountains, but because of it’s location, you can’t always see the quintessential jagged mountain peaks. With a quick drive or maybe even walk, a little bit of elevation gain can do a lot for your vantage point.

We’ve assembled a list of Vail Wedding Venues that we’ve photographed at and that we feel are fine choices to recommend to couples. If you have any questions regarding having a wedding in Vail, we’ve seen it all. From transportation, to other vendors and what times of the year are best for what venues, we are hear to answer any questions you may have. We also have a shortlist of our favorite Vail Wedding Planners that we’d love to connect you with.

A list of our Favorite Vail Wedding Venues

  • Camp Hale
    Camp Hale

    While Camp Hale isn’t technically in Vail, it’s the closest town that has lodging. The venue actually sits on highway 24 in between Minturn and Leadville. As you may have read above, there is no cell reception, but it’s actually very easy to get to, unlike Piney River Ranch. In regard to the venue facility’s, […]

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  • Donovan Pavilion
    Donovan Pavilion

    In 2003, the town decided to purchase 50 acres of space just west of Lionshead to build out an event space. The Donovan Pavilion, while owned by the Town of Vail, doesn’t feel like your average municipal wedding venue. It is nestled in the forest, all the while being right on the South Frontage Road, […]

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  • Holy Cross Wedding Deck
    Holy Cross Wedding Deck

    In regard to wedding decks in Colorado, most of them are beautiful, but few are as beautiful as the Holy Cross Wedding Deck. It gets it’s name from Mt. of the Holy Cross, a gnarly 14er in the northern Sawatch Range. Enough about mountains though. On your wedding day, your guests will use the Eagle […]

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  • Piney River Ranch
    Piney River Ranch

    Piney River Ranch has become one of Colorado’s most talked about wedding venues. Only the Maroon Bells and San Sophia Overlook offer a more jaw dropping backdrop of Rocky Mountains. While Piney is a bit of an adventure to get to, the feeling when you arrive is worth it for you and your guests. The […]

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  • The 10th
    The 10th

    There are a plethora of Vail Wedding Venues to pick from, but The 10th is by far the most well rounded of all of them if you’re looking for the quintessential ski resort wedding. Most couples opt to get ready in Vail Village, giving them a short walk to Gondola One to access the venue. […]

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