Buena Vista Wedding Venues

Buena Vista Wedding Venues

There is something really special about a destination wedding venue in Buena Vista, Colorado. Buena Vista is situated between the Collegiate Peaks and the Arkansas River in south-central Colorado and is known for its laid-back, mountain-town vibe. Just a 3-hour drive from the Denver International Airport makes Buena Vista an ideal location for couples planning a destination wedding. As musicians, we’ve had the pleasure of playing a plethora of weddings and thus feel as though we are pretty discerning when it comes to the venue. Though it’s a small town Buena Vista has some incredible offerings when it comes to venues and amenities. Today we’re sharing with you some incredible places and spaces that are certain to have you swooning and counting down to your big day in Buena Vista!

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Inspired by the understated elegance of European-style hotels and the spectacular natural beauty of our home in the Rocky Mountains, the Surf Hotel offers a unique perspective and location offering guests a sense of luxury without pretension.

Beyond breathtaking views, stylish guest rooms and the vibrant community just steps from our door, the Surf Hotel’s amenities and services provide a number of unique options for your special celebration. From a charming ground-floor restaurant to a spectacular outdoor courtyard and onsite ballroom, their spaces were designed to adapt to a wide range of events. No matter the style or format of your wedding, our hospitality begins in the planning process, as we help you curate your unique vision for a day (or several days) of mountain town elegance.

Musically the Surf Hotel is hard to beat. With a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system in the Ivy Ballroom and super cool outdoor state with their newest venue The Lawn, you can rest assured your guests will be talking about the music and entertainment at your wedding for years to come!



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The Loft Orpheum Theater is a destination wedding location that feels like home. Guests will enjoy The Loft’s proximity to the Arkansas River as well as some of the most breathtaking 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado. It is hard to believe Buena Vista is just a couple of hours from Colorado Springs and Denver.

Features we love…


Their historic stage is fully equipped for concerts and theater productions. Also a great space to hold the wedding ceremony! Their stage is often transitioned to hold the head table following ceremonies as well.


There are countless possibilities for weddings and parties on the main floor – their staff loves when couples get creative with the orientation of the space! The main floor seats 180 comfortably, with a maximum reception capacity of 200. (These numbers will obviously vary with COVID-19 guidelines.) During weddings, the staff handles all of the transitions on the main floor. From your ceremony to cocktail hour to dinner to dancing – everything is handled for you which a welcomed amenity for many brides.


The balcony is often used as overflow seating for wedding receptions. Three tables fit comfortably with 24 seats. This is also a great space for a wedding photo booth or standing space during concerts.


The Barn at Sunset Ranch
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The Barn at Sunset Ranch is a beautiful setting for your wedding, private party, or special event. Their beautiful 5,000 square foot rustic, yet elegant barn offers incredible mountain views and creates a very memorable venue for any special occasion.

Sunset Ranch offers a meadow, complete with an arch, seating, and breathtaking views of Mt Princeton. The Barn’s spacious reception area comes complete with a Bridal Room, Groom’s Quarters, a caterer’s staging area including a commercial refrigerator, and men’s and women’s restrooms.


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