Why You Should Have Your Outdoor Wedding in Colorado

A photograph of a couple enjoying their outdoor wedding in Colorado.

Find the perfect venue for your outdoor mountain wedding at Glenwood Canyon Resort along the shores of the Colorado River in beautiful Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Tips for Planning Your Outdoor Wedding in Colorado

If you’ve always dreamed of tying the knot in an outdoor wedding ceremony, Glenwood Canyon Resort in Glenwood Springs is a laid-back, picture-perfect Colorado wedding venue for nature lovers. These tips will help you plan the Rocky Mountain wedding you’ve always envisioned:

Is the venue available?

The best places to get married in Colorado book up quickly; Glenwood Canyon Resort is no exception. Save the dates by contacting the resort’s experienced wedding specialists as early as possible.

Is it the right size?

The number of people on your guest list will impact where your outdoor wedding in Colorado takes place. With four ceremony venues available for nuptials, Glenwood Canyon Resort can accommodate a range of group sizes.

  • The Canyon Club Grand Room in the Canyon Club Event Center seats 80 people comfortably. It opens onto the spacious Canyon Club Terrace, an expansive deck that overlooks the Colorado River. The Terrace also features the No Name Bar, a natural gathering spot for post-ceremony cocktails.
  • The most sought-after wedding venues at the resort are the two riverfront locations. The East End is spacious and tranquil; the West End, surrounded by tall trees, is a favorite locale for wedding photos. Both sites offer knockout backdrops of the cliffs and river in Glenwood Canyon.

Is it affordable?

Costs can add up quickly. Glenwood Canyon Resort can customize wedding packages to suit your budget.

Is there on-site catering?

Planning an outdoor wedding in Colorado can get tricky if on-site food service is not available. In-house catering eliminates food-related hassles and stress. The chef at Glenwood Canyon Resort can prepare a menu that appeals to your taste and style— whether that’s perfectly prepared bacon-wrapped filet mignon or something more laid back, like a fajita bar with all the fixings.

Are there nearby accommodations?

Your guests will need a place to stay, especially if they are traveling in from out of town. Part of what makes Glenwood Canyon Resort an ideal destination wedding venue is its fun and unconventional accommodations. As a full-service campground, wedding guests can pitch a tent or pull up in their RV. They’ll never forget the time they bunked in the rustic riverside camper cabins or slept in a tiny-house-like resort cabin. Your guests with kids will fall in love with resort’s cozy new cottages that comfortably sleep a family of four. And for the bridal party, the Canyon Club Suites, two spacious condos, are upscale and beautifully-appointed—an elegant, elevated space for pre and post-ceremony celebrating.

Is the venue accessible?

If it requires hiking boots, a backpack or a four-wheel drive to reach, you might want to rethink your venue. Always keep your guests in mind when choosing outdoor wedding locations in Colorado. Centrally located, just off I-70 at the No Name Exit, Glenwood Canyon Resort is an easy drive from major cities and airports in Denver, Colorado Springs or Grand Junction.

Are there activities for guests nearby?

Your outdoor wedding in Colorado can also be an opportunity for your guests to enjoy a mini-vacation of their own. Pick a place with lots of things to do in the vicinity. On-site activities at Glenwood Canyon Resort give guests the opportunity to conveniently book rafting trips, zip line excursions, and high ropes adventures! In Glenwood Springs, just two miles away, they can also enjoy hot springs, spas, nightlife, entertainment, shopping and more.

Get started planning your Colorado mountain wedding at Glenwood Canyon Resort – call us today!

The Best Camping in Colorado

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Like real estate, a great camping experience is all about location, location, location. A stunning natural setting, proximity to local attractions and exceptional campground amenities are features to look for when choosing a Colorado camping destination.

Find your perfect Colorado campground. Where you pitch your tent or park your RV sets the scene for your entire camping trip. The ideal campground is surrounded by stunning scenery and it’s easy to access yet sufficiently secluded. Campsites with top-notch amenities and those that are part of an activity network are the ones worth seeking out.

Seek Out a Dramatic Backdrop
In the Colorado Rocky Mountains, camping is all about the views. Glenwood Canyon Resort is the-one-and-only campground located in Glenwood Canyon—a geological natural wonder known for its steep, soaring cliffs, whitewater rapids, Hanging Lake trail and the rail route of the Amtrak’s California Zephyr. In fact, it was the staggering beauty of Glenwood Canyon that inspired the original design of its Vistadome railcar! Glenwood Canyon Resort also has the added good fortune of being nestled along the bank of the Colorado River, a highly desirable setting that provides access to river activities like rafting and kayaking. Thanks to its prime location, campers at Glenwood Canyon Resort can soak up the scenery and play on the river with ease.

Do Camping Your Way
Always remember, there isn’t one right way connect with nature. Look for a campground that offers options suited to your family or group’s needs. And, don’t let not owning a tent or a trailer stop you from enjoying a Colorado camping experience. Glenwood Canyon Resort is one of the few places that caters to campers of every type—pitch a tent, pull up in an RV, bunk in a rustic cabin, glamp in a cozy cottage. For honeymooners or firm non-campers, the resort’s fully-furnished luxe suites are just for you. Unlike the state’s overrun national parks, Glenwood Canyon Resort’s private campground is easy to reserve; best of all, you don’t need to plan six-months-to-the-day in advance.

Go Beyond the Basics
Campground amenities can make or break a camping trip. When choosing a location, be sure to check out what’s available or included with your stay. Glenwood Canyon Resort, for example, includes full hookups, water and a sewer for RVs; there’s a playground for kids, laundry and shower facilities and free WiFi on site. But it’s the over-and-above extras that make this campground stand out. During the summer months, when you want to forgo meal prep or relax in a social setting après adventure, the resort’s on-site restaurant serves lunch, dinner and drinks on a patio that overlooks the river.

Stay For The Fun
While camping has benefits all on its own, it’s the activities that you engage in on your camping trip that become the standout experiences. When planning your Colorado camping trip, make sure there’s plenty to do at and away from the campground. At Glenwood Canyon Resort, an outdoor adventure center that books thrill-centric excursions including whitewater rafting trips in Glenwood Canyon, as well as rents inflatable kayaks, is on site. Ziplining and high ropes adventures are also based right at the campground.

If that’s not enough, Glenwood Springs is located just two miles west. Soak in the town’s fabled hot springs, visit the grave of gambler-gunslinger John “Doc” Holliday and explore the underground landscape at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. There’s also dining, spas, nightlife and more, all just minutes away.

Plan Your Glenwood Canyon Resort Camping Trip Today
For a virtual tour and to plan your best Colorado camping trip, visit Glenwood Canyon Resort.