Have Your Wedding in Leadville-Twin Lakes, Colorado

        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 CO Wedding at FREIGHT

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        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. Start your new life together at FREIGHT, a historic train depot now restored to a hip event space.

        Leadville CO Wedding at FREIGHT

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        In the summer, consider getting hitched outdoors at Turquoise or Twin Lakes, large blue lakes that shimmer beneath the peaks. For history and alpine scenery, hop the Leadville 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.

        Wedding in Leadville Colorado

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        Winter Weddings

        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. You can zoom around the historic district on  snowmobiles with Elk Mountain Adventures. Nordic ski or snowshoe at Mt. Massive Ski and Snowshoe Trails or enjoy other nearby winter trails with rentals from area ski shops and bike shops.

        One thing’s for sure about Leadville and Twin Lakes—there are plenty of fun things to do outdoors and fun ways to experience history!


        The Majestic by Leadville Wedding by @colorado_photographer

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        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, and more. Inn the Clouds offers affordable, clean, and comfortable lodging for large parties. Or stay at the FREIGHT cabins on the site of a former lumber yard.

        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.

        Couple toasting @freightleadville / Sagebrush Photography

        Photo: @freightleadville / Sagebrush Photography

        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.

        Photo: Blue Vessel Florista

        Make Your Day Extra Special

        The Leadville and Twin Lakes area offers all the extras to make your special day feel extra special.

        Florist: Blue Vessel Florista 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: Alex Mabry will adventure for love, offering Colorado elopement and wedding photography. She helps couples welcome their quirks, embrace their weird, and experience their wedding the way they experience life. Heart of the Rockies Wedding Association lists curated local photography vendors.

        Catering: Chef Eric Johns of the Silver Dollar Saloon brings fresh and inventive offerings using local ingredients. Treeline Kitchen is a locally owned family eatery and bar serving creative dishes and mouthwatering drinks from sustainable ingredients. Chive Catering offers a variety of delicious and beautifully presented options, from a local whose passion is food.

        Music: Alex Gilbertie (DJ Bertie) customizes each setlist and is skilled in a variety of music techniques, including mixing, scratching, sampling and incorporating everything from oldies to modern hits.

        Wedding Cakes in Leadville Colorado

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        Wedding Cake and Reception Desserts: The Silver Llama Market & Eatery and Feather Cakes make 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.

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