Telluride Wedding Venues: The Best Places To Tie The Knot

Congratulations on your engagement and approaching nuptials! Telluride is a spectacular mountain destination for weddings and the perfect place to say, “I do!”

Whether you’re planning an intimate affair with close family and friends or an elegant mountaintop extravaganza, we’ve got your guide to selecting the perfect wedding venue in Telluride.

Resort Venues

These resort venues are the top picks for Telluride brides. Known for expert event planning, convenient on-site catering and event support, and beautiful rooms and views, check out Telluride’s top picks for resort weddings.

Telluride Ski Resort

565 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435 | (877) 935-5021

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Guests: 50 – 250

Style: Ballroom, resort/hotel, rooftop, restaurant

Services: Ceremony and reception; indoor and outdoor venues

 

Telluride Ski Resort boasts an expansive footprint with several impressive event spaces. Several, which we explore in more detail below, are in various on-mountain locations, like Gorrono Ranch, San Sophia Overlook, and Allred’s. In the heart of Mountain Village, the resort features venues for any taste or style. The Plaza Clubhouse is ideal for intimate affairs, with beautiful stone floors and custom woodwork throughout. Or, for a more extravagant event, explore the Telluride Conference Center, which features several stunning ballrooms that can easily be customized to match any design.

The Peaks Resort and Spa

136 Country Club Dr, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-6800

 

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Guests: 50 to 350

Style: Ballroom, resort/hotel, rooftop, restaurant

Services: Ceremony and reception; indoor and outdoor venues

 

Couples seeking a sleek, contemporary resort venue will appreciate the stunning event spaces available at The Peaks Resort and Spa. With several indoor and outdoor spaces, The Peaks provides plenty of options to create magical moments. Notably, the recently renovated ‘Mt. Wilson Terrace’ features an expansive wood-grain tile deck that offers majestic mountain views and spectacular sunsets. For an indoor space, the ‘Crystal Ballroom,’ which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and enchanting drop crystal lighting, is a favorite among brides. The Peaks Resort is also a fantastic option for large weddings, as they offer space for up to 350 guests.

 

Madeline Hotel

568 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 369-0880

 

Guests: 50 – 400

Style:  Ballroom, resort/hotel, restaurant

Services: Ceremony and reception; indoor and outdoor venues

 

Located in the beautiful Mountain Village core, Madeline Hotel offers a beautiful resort backdrop for a classic mountain wedding. With five indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from, and a max capacity of up to 400 guests, couples have endless options for designing the wedding of their dreams. The ‘Idarado Balcony’ offers and indoor/outdoor space for guests while the ‘Idardo Ballroom’ provides ample space for large groups. The ‘M Lounge’ and the ‘Ingram Room’ are perfect for more intimate celebrations.

Mountain Lodge at Telluride

457 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 644-6439

 

Guests: 25 – 80

Style: Ballroom, resort/hotel

Services: Ceremony and reception; indoor and outdoor venues

 

Nestled in Mountain Village in the scenic San Juan Mountains, Mountain Lodge at Telluride provides the perfect paradise for a romantic mountain wedding. The lodge is a bit limited on capacity, with a max guest count of 80, but what it lacks in space it more than makes up for in charm. What could be more idyllic than exchanging vows in front of a crackling stone fireplace, or sipping champagne in the company of family and friends while taking in the surrounding vistas? The Mountain Lodge at Telluride is truly an exquisite venue for small-scale weddings with big-time beauty.  

 

Lumière with Inspirato

118 Lost Creek Ln, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 369-0440

 

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Guests: 25 – 90

Style: Ballroom, resort/hotel, modern

Services: Ceremony and reception; indoor only

 

Brides planning an elegant, upscale affair will appreciate the grandiose decor and personal service offered at the exclusive Lumière hotel. This boutique property is best suited for smaller parties, with a max capacity of 90 guests. However, rest assured guests will love the modern mountain-chic decor, fantastic on-site dining, and the immaculate attention to detail. The hotel also offers an exclusive buyout option, a perfect way to ensure the utmost privacy for your event. Lumière is the perfect luxury getaway for a private, secluded mountain wedding that won’t soon be forgotten!

 

Event Venues

If a non-resort venue is what you seek, rest assured that Telluride offers many special event venues for every taste and budget. Perfect for offering a unique feel or for more intimate events, here are a few Telluride venues that provide a memorable experience for ceremonies and receptions.

 

Ah Haa School for the Arts

300 S Townsend St, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-3886

 

Guests: 80 – 150

Style: Event center, museum, art gallery

Services: Ceremony and reception; indoor and outdoor

 

Brides seeking an elegant and convenient wedding venue in Telluride will be enchanted by the scenery at Ah Haa. Nestled right up to the bubbling San Miguel River, Ah Haa School provides a picturesque setting to say, “I do.” The downtown Telluride location is easy to access from anywhere in town. Guests will enjoy a quiet, serene natural backdrop with lush seasonal landscaping. Ah Haa also provides both indoor and outdoor event space and can easily accommodate both ceremonies and receptions. This intimate, romantic venue can accommodate up to 150 guests.

 

Schmid Ranch

4553 County Rd 63L, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 729-0362

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Guests: 50 – 250

Style: Barn, farm, ranch, rustic, outdoor, historic

Services: Ceremony and reception; indoor and outdoor

 

Schmid Ranch has a long history in the Colorado mountains and has been in operation since the family homestead in the late 1800’s. Today, this gorgeous stretch of mountain farmland is preserved and used for special events as a way to honor and serve the local community. Couples seeking solitude and serenity for their nuptials will feel right at home at this peaceful retreat. From formal, multiple course dinners to casual barbecues, weddings at Schmid Ranch can be as upscale or laid-back as brides or grooms wish. This family-owned and operated venue goes above and beyond to provide personal touches and exceptional service that will result in a truly magical day for family and friends. Schmid Ranch is about a 20 minute drive from Telluride, located well off the highway providing 360 degree unobstructed views of the San Juans Mountains.

 

San Sophia Overlook

2 Coonskin RDG, Mountain Village, CO 81320

 

Guests: 25 – 250

Style: Rustic, vintage, outdoor

Services: Ceremony and reception; indoor and outdoor

 

Couples dreaming of a mountaintop wedding will fall in love with the panoramic views and serene surroundings at San Sophia Overlook. The trip to the venue is an adventure itself, as guests enjoy the free gondola ride to San Sophia Station at 10,540 feet. Guests will be rewarded with breathtaking mountain vistas once they reach the top. A short walk out to the overlook brings guests to a mountaintop deck providing a panoramic view of Telluride town. It’s a spectacular location for ceremonies and photos. San Sophia is truly a venue for mountain goddesses!

 

Allred’s Restaurant

565 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-7474

 

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Guests: Max 250

Style: restaurant, private

Services: ceremony and reception; indoor and outdoor

 

Couples seeking a more traditional wedding experience will feel right at home among the rich mahogany and white linens at Allred’s Restaurant. As Telluride’s most exclusive restaurant, Allred’s offers a professional staff to provide exceptional service and expert care, ensuring every detail is attended to. The restaurant is a short walk from the adjacent San Sophia Overlook and provides a gorgeous, elegant mountain lodge-like interior for receptions. The stunning wine cellar, roaring fireplace, and classic European architecture are only overshadowed by the award-winning cuisine. A wedding at Allred’s is sure to be enjoyed by any wedding party.

 

Gorrono Ranch

565 Mountain Village Boulevard, Telluride, CO 81435

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Guests: 50 – 250

Style: barn, farm, ranch, rustic, outdoor

Services: Ceremony and reception; indoor and outdoor

 

Fresh mountain air, sweeping mountain views, and a rustic mountain barn await wedding parties at the stunning Gorrono Ranch. Nestled along the side of the San Juan mountain range, this charming resort-style escape was recently renovated to provide an elegant wedding backdrop. The venue allows for indoor or outdoor ceremonies and typically hosts cozy receptions inside the barn-style venue, which features stone fireplaces, several outdoor decks, and plenty of room for guests to dine and dance. Gorrono Ranch makes an especially great venue for winter weddings, as guests can be transported through the winding forest on a sleigh for added effect.

 

Local Telluride Wedding Lodging

 

Of course, you’ll need to secure lodging for your Telluride wedding. Though many area properties offer wedding blocks, the total number of rooms is often limited and pricing can be steep for luxury properties.

 

If you’re seeking a more cozy or personal option for guests, consider the locally owned and operated vacation rentals offered by Lodging In Telluride. Our team of local hospitality experts goes above and beyond to provide a comfortable, memorable stay.

 

View a full list of our vacation rental properties and find your perfect Telluride wedding retreat and lodging.