When prospective guests open your Keystone wedding invitation, their dreams about a trip to the central Rockies will come alive. Whether they’re coming from Denver or the Front Range or from another state, it’s likely they have special activities in mind beyond the ceremony where you plan to say “I do.” From buffalo jerky to the singer John Denver, people may have pre-conceived notions of what Colorado is about, and your Keystone wedding will exceed every expectation. It’s hard to predict which Keystone wedding venue will offer the most dramatic backdrop when the Continental Divide and Gore and Ten Mile mountain ranges fill the horizon. Four different locations are at the heart of resort-based Keystone weddings: Alpenglow Stube, the gourmet restaurant at 11,444 feet above sea level; Ski Tip Lodge, which offers the beauty of the Rockies combined with a taste of the Swiss Alps; Timber Ridge, another lift-served, high-altitude wedding space with views that go on forever; or Keystone Ranch, which blends the spirit of a frontier homestead with the luxury you expect in a resort environment. Capable wedding planners and vendors can help reduce the stress of planning this special occasion and the nuances that accompany a destination event. And, of course, be weather wary: A good Colorado wedding always has a place to retreat should Mother Nature exert her windy forces.
Enjoy Your Keystone Wedding
Among the many challenges of any commitment ceremony like your Keystone wedding is taking a few moments to spend with your betrothed. Certainly, you’ll be together for the long list of mandatory photographs, and those shots can be intimate and lovely, but once vows are proclaimed and the celebration starts you may feel obligated to wander among tables or post yourself at the bar to greet every guest. In the rarified elevation of Summit County, it’s important to take a few moments to inhale the air, look at the view beyond the Gore Range or Continental Divide and to contemplate the new life that begins on this day.