How to Have a Crested Butte Wedding

Having a Crested Butte wedding is easy, and beautiful! In the heart of the Rocky Mountains this little historic town is everything you want for your wedding backdrop!

Locations for your Crested Butte Wedding

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is a perfect location for your Crested Butte wedding! With the endless 360 degree views the Ten Peaks location is a primer outdoor wedding location.

There are many other locations to have a ceremony and/or reception in our quaint little town. The Mountain Wedding Garden is a beautiful location, especially in the height of the flower season.  This spot lends itself to amazing views of the mountains as well as a flowery garden for your ceremony and a covered pavilion of your reception.

There are dozens of outdoor locations for a Crested Butte wedding near downtown. These locations may be rented from the Crested Butte Land Trust or the Town of Crested Butte and are perfect for your outdoor mountain wedding. Downtown Crested Butte has several restaurants perfect for indoor receptions or small wedding dinners. Visit the Gunnison Crested Butte Wedding Guide for a list of these locations.

And if you like the beauty of the mountain ranges and the ease of an all-inclusive indoor locations, the Club at Crested Butte is perfect. Sitting atop a pristine golf course, the Club offers the ease of an indoor Crested Butte wedding with the beauty of the surrounding mountain backdrop.

Be sure to book early, these locations are very popular during the Crested Butte wedding season and can book over a year in advance!

Tips for Your Guests

We are at 9000ft

That means the sun rays are harsher, the air is thinner and there is less oxygen. Be sure to let your guests know of these issues and help them prepare properly. Remind them to bring hats and sunscreen, and re-apply regularly during the day. Drink lots of water! And I mean LOTS! Driving from a lower altitude can help so guests can fly into Denver CO and stay overnight and drive the beautiful 4-hour drive to Crested Butte the next day. Other close-by airports include Montrose and Grand Junction. 

Transportation for Your Crested Butte Wedding

There is a local bus that drives around town and up the mountain throughout the summer and the winter. This bus runs every 15 minutes in the summer and 20 minutes in the winter and is a great, free way to get around. There is the Alpine Express, which can accommodate large parties and is typically used to shuttle guests from Crested Butte Mountain Resort locations. You can also rent townie bikes to easily cruise around downtown Crested Butte or venture out on some of the easy bike trails like the Recreation Path.

A wedding in the flowers at Irwin Lake

Lodging for You and Your Guests

There are a variety of lodging options in a variety of price ranges and locations in the Crested Butte valley. Guests tend to enjoy staying on the mountain during the winter and in town during the summer, although both is readily accessible with the free local bus. But keep in mind the smaller, more private lodging options will book up fast during our busiest months; December, July and September.

Attire for Your Crested Butte Wedding

We are “Colorado-casual” here. We are a laid-back town with a high-end edge. On any given summer weekend you can find people in jeans and sweatshirts or heels and dresses. All fashion is acceptable, but many of the locals enjoy a more casual look.

A mountain wedding in Irwin

Third Eye Photography offers Crested Butte wedding photography coverage in the Crested Butte area, including but not limited to, Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte, Gunnison, Paonia, Buena Vista, Denver and the surrounding areas.

Not looking for a Crested Butte wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for your family and children photography needs in the Crested Butte area. Visit Third Eye Photography!

We are located conveniently in Crested Butte. Please call or email us for more information.

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