Have Your Wedding in Leadville, ColoradoDecember 18, 2019
Planning a wedding in Colorado? Leadville and Twin Lakes offer the perfect blend of beauty and simplicity for a unique and special day. The area’s historical roots and stunning views make it a magical place to bring together family and friends for an unforgettable event. And several new small businesses have made it easier, more cost effective and environmentally friendly than ever to have the perfect wedding here. Meet the creative people and enchanting places that can make your day even more special.
Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, are excellent wedding venues all year long. Yet winter weddings provide a special flair. Invite guests to cross country ski to the venue, take a snowmobile as a getaway vehicle, and explore other winter wonderland ideas. With reliable winters and fluffy snow, the possibilities are endless.
A concierge service at FREIGHT can connect you and your wedding guests with local adventures. They’ll arrange for you and your beloved, or your guests, to schuss down the slopes at Ski Cooper, glide on a dogsled behind adorable huskies at Alpine Adventures, zoom around the historic district on snowmobiles with Elk Mountain Adventures, backcountry ski with Sawatch Guides on rentals from Leadville Outdoors, and more.
Perfect Locations for the Perfect Wedding
As North America’s highest-elevation city, Leadville is surrounded by jaw-dropping views of Colorado’s highest peaks. The area’s natural beauty and history as an 1880s Victorian-era mining town combine for unique wedding and reception venues.
All year long, you can say “I do” at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, a true Colorado-style venue with views of Colorado’s most-impressive summits and whispering pine forests. The historic Twin Lakes Inn & Saloon and Twin Lakes Schoolhouse offer unique reception space and lodging in a laid-back small-town, lakeside setting. In downtown Leadville, Periodic Brewing is a great venue for a wedding reception and/or rehearsal dinner–and they’ll even make a custom beer specifically for your wedding with them. Or start your new life together at FREIGHT, a historic train depot now restored to a hip new event space.
In the summer, consider getting hitched outdoors at Turquoise or Twin Lakes, large blue lakes that shimmer beneath the peaks. Find amazing mountain views outside or from the lodge at Ski Cooper. For more history and alpine scenery, hop the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad, a scenic train that journeys high into the wilderness. In mid-summer, you and your guests will ride past colorful wildflowers dotting the hills. In the fall, you’ll roll through golden aspen groves.
You and your guests can enjoy romantic lodging in historic Victorian homes and other venues.
B&B gingerbread-style homes in partnership with FREIGHT include The Majestic, The Colorado Trail House, The Governor’s Mansion, The Mountain Hideaway, Garden of Rock, and more. Inn the Clouds offers affordable, clean, and comfortable lodging for large parties.
FREIGHT will launch its “S.L.umber Yard” accommodations, small cabins on the site of a former lumber yard, in May 2020.
Once a stagecoach stop, the Twin Lakes Inn & Saloon offers unique, comfortable lodging right in the heart of friendly Twin Lakes, with relaxing on-site massage for guests. Be sure to also explore the area’s other excellent B&Bs, cabins and vacation homes, and hotels and motels.
Wedding Planning So That You Enjoy Your Day
Let someone else do the planning! That way, you can focus on your new spouse, time with friends and family, and making once-in-a-lifetime memories. FREIGHT has joined with other local vendors to offer wedding packages you can customize to be just right for you.
Partner Stellar and Sage offers planning and design services to create stunning and thoughtful weddings. Whether you are looking for a perfect view, a winter wonderland, or a historic vibe, Stellar and Sage can make it possible while ensuring that each event is authentic and unforgettable.
Make Your Day Extra Special
The Leadville and Twin Lakes area offers all the extras to make your special day feel extra special.
Florist: Florista Spells Studio is an inspired floral designer, event design studio, and rental house that creates a truly beautiful and unique atmosphere. Look for a magical, rebellious, nontraditional style and the creative freedom to help your day be all of this and more.
Wedding Photography: Photographer Jena Finch, who found her passion in capturing the happy moments we all cherish. She loves meeting new people and capturing beautiful memories in Leadville. Diana Lange of Lange Photography dedicates herself to making you feel comfortable in front of the camera and calls photography her greatest love.
Catering: Chef Eric Johns of the Silver Dollar Saloon brings fresh and inventive offerings using local ingredients. Ski Cooper offers delectable catering options, and Treeline Kitchen is a locally owned family eatery and bar serving creative dishes and mouthwatering drinks from sustainable ingredients.
Music: DJ Ben Flores spins the tunes that get you, your new spouse, and all of your guests on their feet and dancing the night away.
Wedding Cake and Reception Desserts: The Silver Llama, featuring Cookies with Altitude, makes delicious and gorgeous confections for this sweetest of days.
Leadville’s local vendors work together quickly and professionally to take care of everything you need for your wedding. If you need additional services, they have partners through the Heart of the Rockies Wedding Association ready to supply whatever you need for your special day.
When you’re looking for the best place to be when you’re on top the world, head to the warm, welcoming wedding experts; the abundant sunshine at 10,152; and the natural beauty of Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado.