Come to Cascade Village Resort in the Southern Rockies for your Wedding
There’s nothing more beautiful than the Colorado Rockies. The tall mountains and clear blue skies attracted the Mountain Men in the early 1800’s and the Ute Indians long before them. The clean, sweet air and gorgeous scenery make it a magical place.
If you are thinking of a destination resort for your wedding, you must consider this Colorado mountain wedding venue. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city, your 8 to 5 work day and the long daily commute. Come to Colorado for your wedding and all of that will be a distant memory. Come to the mountains and make marvelous new memories.
Cascade Village Resort Offers a Beautiful Mountain View Wedding Venue
Some of the tallest mountains in the United States are near Cascade Village in Durango, Colorado. Purgatory Resort, only a mile from Cascade Village, is part of the San Juan Mountain range and its summit is 10,882 feet. Nearby, the tallest peak in the San Juan range is 14,300 feet. Towering mountains, bubbling streams, groves of pine and aspens, what could be more romantic?
Couples come to make their marriage vows in this, the best mountain wedding venue in the country. They come for the beautiful surroundings but also for the facilities we offer and our service. We know that a wedding can be a stressful time for the bride and the wedding party. Because we believe that weddings are supposed to be fun, we limit the use of the best Colorado mountain wedding venue to one wedding per day. You have complete control of your day with our staff standing by to help.
You have your choice of two outdoor locations for your ceremony. One for large and small weddings and includes a green grassy meadow area with wildflowers and the mountains and pine trees as a backdrop. Or you might prefer our natural reflecting pond setting. It is also in a grassy area with large boulders around the pond. A bright blue sky and drifting cloud reflections compliment the ceremony. Or you might choose the large meadow area for your ceremony and the reflecting pond to offer Champagne to your guests while the wedding party winds up photos.
An Indoor Location that Invites the Outdoors to Come In
We have two indoor areas in the lodge with large windows that provide a beautiful view of the mountains and will be perfect for your reception. So, wherever you decide to have your ceremony, you will enjoy our Colorado reception venue with its mountain views. The lodge also has banquet facilities for your reception including a food handling/serving area for your caterer or your own home-prepared food and a nearby bar facility for your favorite beverage (you can either have a professional bartender or bring in your own beverages). We can seat up to 220 people.
We intend for you to have an outstanding yet affordable wedding. We can recommend caterers, disc jockeys and others that are very capable and can meet your requirements. They have been pre-screened and are the best in the area. They have experience working with a range of budgets. We expect to maintain our reputation as being the top Colorado Mountain wedding venue on a budget.
While the ceremony will be the focus of your event, we have plenty of other things to do to keep you and your guests occupied. We have a heated indoor pool with a spa nearby. Two hiking trails begin right at our lodge. There are fly fishing locations in a mountain stream and numerous lakes nearby if you’d like to wet a line.
Come for a Weekend, Spend a Week
One of the highlights of Cascade Village is our 90 privately owned condominiums. These are conveniently located so that you and your guests never have to leave the property. You can attend your Colorado mountain wedding and walk to your condo following the reception. The condos range in size from a 720 Sq. Ft. studio that sleeps four to a 4400 Sq. Ft. condominium that sleeps 10. They come with many amenities. All have wood-burning fireplaces, jetted tubs and exterior decks. All have outstanding views.
No matter the season, there are many things to do in the area. The Durango – Silverton narrow gauge railroad was founded in 1880 to haul people and silver between Durango and Silverton. Durango has a museum that includes items from the original railway as well as old railroad cars and engines. In 1913 Durango hosted the Colorado and New Mexico fair. Airplanes were a novelty then, and for the fair, a committee convinced Capt. Ralph McMillen to bring his 1913 Curtis headless pusher model D. It arrived crated on a railroad flat car, was assembled and set an altitude record immediately on takeoff since Durango is at 6,512 feet. A model of this airplane hangs in the museum today. Several other museums are in the area. The railroad is still in operation and is open to the public for rides between Durango and Silverton. It offers incredible views of the mountains that are not available any other way.
Whitewater rafting tours are available on several area rivers while mountain zip line trips attract other adventurous souls during summer and fall.
Downhill and cross-country skiing are winter sports available at Purgatory ski resort, just a mile away and accessible via complimentary shuttle buses.