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September 14, 2023

7 Luxurious Aspen Colorado Wedding Venues

Drawing inspiration from the staggering, snow-covered mountain ranges and the rolling meadows of wildflowers, Aspen may be known as a winter destination and ski town, but the year-round opportunities are endless. 

For the brides planning an Aspen, Colorado, wedding the main considerations are the season and the number of guests you’d like in attendance. As an Aspen wedding photographer, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing weddings all over the state of Colorado, but Aspen weddings hold a special place in my heart. The history of the town and the luxury of the environment provide the perfect escape from the ordinary.  As you start planning your Aspen wedding, I’ve put together a guide for the Top 7 Aspen Colorado Wedding Venues to help break down the options and shed some light on the beauty of the area.

Maroon Bells, Aspen Colorado Bride and Groom


For adventurous, mountain climbers, Maroon Bells is perfect for a remote Aspen wedding featuring an off-the-grid feel and awe-inspiring mountain views. The Maroon Bells are bell-shaped peaks with a distinctive wine color that tower 14,000 feet above the icy Maroon Creek Valley. Toeing the line between the fresh wildflower fields in the summer and the alpine tundra in the winter, the scenery is unbeatable for smaller, more intimate weddings. Whether you’re looking for an Aspen elopement or a small ceremony on the mountain tops, this location offers one-of-a-kind views with minimal costs for your Aspen wedding.

The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado wedding venue


The perfect blend of outdoor splendor and luxurious comfort, the Little Nell is a dreamy Aspen wedding venue perfect for weddings with the Elk Mountain Range in the backdrop. The blend of proximity to amenities and nature is perfect for couples who want the dreamy Colorado mountain wedding feel without compromising on the comfort of their guests. Just 12 minutes from the Aspen airport and the ability to accommodate parties of up to 500 guests, the team at The Little Nell will ensure your Aspen Wedding is unforgettable.

St. Regis Aspen Resort, Aspen Colorado wedding venue


Another classic and romantic Aspen wedding venue is the St. Regis Aspen Resort. For couples looking to spare no expense to create an atmosphere of beauty and relaxation for the day, this Aspen wedding venue is the one for you. With mountainside views, you can host your event anywhere from the Fountain Courtyard to the Grand Astor Ballroom. The service and staff for planning, catering and event production are top-notch and will attend to your every need to ensure your wedding is perfect in every way.

Hotel Jerome Wedding Venue, Aspen Colorado


With an on-site wedding specialist, caterer, receiving and set-up team, and music options, the Hotel Jerome will produce your wedding for you without any hiccups. For couples with visions of gorgeous mountain views and dancing the night away as the sun dips below the horizon without a care in the world, this Aspen wedding venue is the right choice for you. Although other venues offer some of these services, the team at Hotel Jerome has the experience to put all the pieces together and take all the stress off of you for the wedding planning and day. Aside from the world-class services, they also boast the only above-ground ballroom in Aspen so you can enjoy the comforts and warmth of the indoors without compromising on the view of the Aspen, Colorado, skyline for your wedding. 

Limelight Hotel wedding venue, Aspen Colorado


From couples looking for an Aspen wedding venue to accommodate a Colorado micro wedding to couples looking to host a crowd of 300+, the Limelight hotel is an unbelievable partner to accomplish all your dreams. The beauty of this location is that guest accommodations are on-site and there are several options for venue locations including the Monarch Room, the Limelight Lounge, the Ajax Terrace, the Shadow Mountain Terrace, and the Poolside Courtyard. However you’re envisioning your Aspen wedding, the Limelight hotel can make it a reality.

Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen Colorado wedding venue


The splendor of the mountains meets the historic beauty of a classic Aspen wedding at the Aspen Meadows Resort. For your wedding in Aspen, Colorado, this location has it all when it comes to variety. With endless options for your ceremony and reception, they offer multiple parks, rooftop terraces, indoor ballrooms, and both culinary and event services. If you’re looking for versatility and beauty, the Aspen Meadows resort is for you. 

Aspen Chapel wedding venue, Aspen Colorado


For the bride and groom looking to bask in the historic beauty and traditional elegance of Aspen weddings, the Aspen chapel is an iconic and stunning place to tie the knot. With reasonable prices and a variety of options for a large ceremony or a more intimate ceremony and reception combination, they offer the sanctuary and the gardens to couples for their Aspen wedding. Additionally, they offer the option of including classically trained musicians to play the organ or piano for a romantic and memorable wedding in Aspen.

As an Aspen wedding photographer, my goal is to capture couples in the location of their dreams, and the tone of the wedding if often set by the venue chosen. For couples looking to plan an Aspen wedding, I hope this list of the Top 7 Aspen Colorado Wedding Venues can help you plan the Colorado mountain wedding of your dreams. 

Hi, I am Alicia of Alicia Pfaff Photography. I am a Telluride-based award-winning wedding photographer who passionately cherishes photographing couples and their families on their wedding day. I bring a high level of professionalism, a long-lasting friendship, and unique natural and colorful images that stand the test of time. I will showcase your story and your precious moments. I will be there to help you every step of the way, direct you and take the lead to help create those timeless images, but also move back to capture and document your love story throughout the day. With me, you get a genuine, personal, and detailed experience every step of the way. 

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