Phone: (970) 369-6017
Price Range: $$$$ - Starting at $3,000
Guest Capacity: 120
Telluride Wedding Venues are by far our favorite places to photograph at. The surrounding area really doesn’t have as many venues as say Vail, so your choices are a bit limited. The Mountain Lodge is our top choice for a medium sized wedding that doesn’t break the bank.
If you’ve ever been to Telluride, you’ll quickly discover the free gondola that connects the town to Mountain Village. While the Free Intercept Gondola won’t directly drop you off at Mountain Lodge, it is just a short walk from The Village Market. We love that it’s so close to a grocery store.
In regard to the Mountain Lodge as a wedding venue, there are several ceremony locations outside. The Back Lawn or the Grass Knoll can fit either 60 or 80 guests. If either of these ceremony options don’t quite cut it, heading up the gondola for a San Sophia Wedding is well worth your time and money. It it one of the most breathtaking venues in Colorado.
The 2000 square foot reception space inside the lodge has room for 120 guests. You’ll have to get a little creative with the layout as there is a massive fireplace in the middle of the room. The bar is adequately sized to serve guests plenty of refreshments.
Step outside to the pool area and you’ll find a beautiful space to host your cocktail hour. We do suggest checking with the Mountain Lodge about guest access during your reception. We’ve had wedding where guests were swimming and then other times where it was blocked off.
For wedding photos around the Mountain Lodge, there are plenty of views just outside. We also suggest making your way down Mountain Village Blvd to Elk Lake, which has a beautiful dock and views of the Sneffels Mountain Range to the north.
As for parking, there is very limited availability onsite. Guests can use the free Gondola Parking Garage behind the Village Market. Overnight parking is available for a fee.