The Grand Hall at Copper Station in Copper Mountain, Colorado

One of our favorite wedding venues in the high country is the Grand Hall at Copper Station in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Not only is there a rain back-up location, but there are a few different options for ceremonies. Some chose the space outside the venue, while others choose the grassy slopes that turn into snow-covered ski slopes in the winter.

See this venue and others on our Pinterest board that’s all things wedding venues in Summit County, Colorado. You won’t this many photos of mountain wedding venues on any other blog like this one. If you do, please contact us, so we can check it out. Otherwise, contact us to tell us how much you’ve learned from our blog, and to tell us how we can help you best. Thanks!

Mayflower Gulch, Near Copper Mountain [Photo Shoot Location]

Earlier this summer we hiked along the roads that lead into the high hills  of Mayflower Gulch, near Copper Mountain. We have visited this place before, and really like the feel in this wild mountain basin. You can see the cabins left behind by the miners and try to figure out which peaks are what (bring a topo map for this). If you’re planning a destination wedding in or near Copper Mountain, then I’d suggest considering this special area that’s definitely worth the drive and short, yet moderately steep hike.

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[Venue] the Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort

Copper Mountain has great options for mountain weddings, and one of my favorite local venues is here.  I’m talking about the Grand Hall at Copper Station.  This big room has an upstairs mini-room that can be used for the ceremony if your outside ceremony wishes get rained out.  

The sky chutes can be seen carved in the Ten Mile Range, while the Gore Range stretches towards Vail.  Leadville is a short drive away, as is the other towns of Summit County, the closest being Frisco.  Check out the layout on our map by clicking here.  

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort | Copper Mountain, Colorado.

The guys can play a few rounds of golf throughout the week, or do a tour of local courses.  Ask us how we can help set up your golf and brewery tours.  Now, that sounds like fun.

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.

Manzanita branches in cylinder vases filled with river rock.  Centerpieces by Petal and Bean.

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.

Old school mountain dudes.

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

The cocktail tables have great views of the mountains.  

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

You can see the mini-room looking down on the main room here.  The stairs are just to the right, with stairs that drop to the main level that house  a pub and general ski lodge and golf course amenities.  

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

The ceremony spot for both sunny and rainy days.  Otherwise, I’ve seen weddings on both the nearby grass, and chairs set up on the pavement where the golf carts park.  Be sure to ask what the current recommendations are, as venues change from season to season with what works best over time.

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

Bridal bouquet by Dina Sanchez of Petal and Bean.

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

It’s so interesting to see how the couples put their own look and personality into their wedding.  I really liked this modern color palette using cool, greenish-grey table cover with darker orange table runner.  How will you show your style?

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

Now, if you look just above the railing in the image above, I’ve seen weddings on that grass, next to the deck on the right, and the clump of bushes on the left.  And, I’ve seen them on the lot.  Or, you can use the big room, or mini-room.  I bet that isn’t it’s name.  I’ll have to find out what they call it.  Until next time!  Thanks for reading.

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

Bridesmaid bouquet by Petal and Bean in Breckenridge, Colorado // [ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

Please contact us to talk about all the different options that exist for a destination wedding at the Copper Mountain ski area.  We’ve been to some nice ski-in, ski-out properties that would be great for a winter wedding.  But, summer is super popular for many reasons.  

[ Venue ] The Grand Hall at Copper Station at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort  |  Copper Mountain, Colorado.  Weddings.  Wedding.  photo[stacysanchez]

[Mountain Towns] Information and Links for Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne, Colorado

 I gathered this information the other night for a couple that we’re helping plan their wedding for them to use on their wedding website.  It was such a good collection that I’ve decided to share it with you!  

I’ll probably put this information on a static page, but for now, you can find what you’re looking for using these links.  Please contact us with all your questions, and to start figuring out the details of your adventure wedding experience!  You can also read Our Daily Breck // a collection of tweets, posts and updates from the mountain regions of Summit County and the Vail Valley.  

[Mountain Towns] Information and Links for Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne, Colorado

The Town of Breckenridge

BRECKENRIDGE: 
Breckenridge Ski Resort - www.breckenridge.com
Town of Breckenridge - www.townofbreckenridge.com
BRC / Breckenridge Resort Chamber - www.gobreck.com
Breckenridge Trails - www.breckenridgetrails.org

[Mountain Towns] Information and Links for Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne, Colorado

The Grand Hall at Copper Station

COPPER MOUNTAIN:
Copper Mountain Resort - www.coppercolorado.com
Woodward at Copper - www.woodwardatcopper.com

[Mountain Towns] Information and Links for Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne, Colorado

The Town of Dillon’s Farmer’s Market

DILLON:
Town of Dillon - www.townofdillon.com
Dillon Marina - www.dillonmarina.com

[Mountain Towns] Information and Links for Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne, Colorado

The Town of Frisco

FRISCO:
Town of Frisco - www.townoffrisco.com
Frisco Marina - www.friscomarina.com
Frisco Adventure Park - www.friscoadventurepark.com

[Mountain Towns] Information and Links for Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne, Colorado

Ceremony at the Keystone Ranch in Keystone, Colorado

KEYSTONE:
Keystone Resort - www.keystoneresort.com
Summit Cove - www.summitcove.com/area-info

[Mountain Towns] Information and Links for Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne, Colorado

Lake Dillon, looking south from the dam road above the Town of Silverthorne.

SILVERTHORNE:
Town of Silverthorne - www.silverthorne.org
Outlets at Silverthorne - www.outletsatsilverthorne.com

[Mountain Towns] Information and Links for Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne, Colorado

The Town of Silverthorne, looking north from the dam road.

SUMMIT COUNTY:
Summit County Government - www.co.summit.co.us
Summit Voice / Independent News Blogger - www.summitcountyvoice.com
Summit Mountain Weddings - www.summitmountainweddings.com
Summit Chamber - www.summitchamber.org
Summit Daily News - www.summitdaily.com

[Photo Shoot Location] Mayflower Gulch: South of Copper Mountain, Colorado

You’re getting married in the mountains, and you deserve to utilize all the available opportunities to capture the mountain wedding experience to its fullest.  And that includes putting a bit of time and effort into a great photo shoot.  Yes, you can get the obligatory “walking down the middle of the street” shot, but for a backdrop that no one else has, there are lots of choices when it comes to your Breckenridge wedding photography, or whichever mountain town you choose.

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION]  Mayflower Gulch, south of Copper Mountain ,Colorado  |  photo[StacySanchez]

Not too far from Copper Mountain is a hidden gem, Mayflower Gulch.  A short walk, hike or even shorter drive will get you to a majestic alpine basin that is literally filled with wildflowers.  It took us about half an hour to reach the cabin at the lower valley, we then chose a steeper trail on a road that climbs to the right.

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION]  Mayflower Gulch, south of Copper Mountain ,Colorado  |  photo[StacySanchez]The backside of the Ten Mile range is what you see when you’re in the gulch, and you should take five minutes to pull out your map (you did bring a map and the ten essentials, didn’t you?) and figure out which peak is which.  

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION]  Mayflower Gulch, south of Copper Mountain ,Colorado  |  photo[StacySanchez]

You can actually drive back to the cabins, but I wouldn’t recommend it unless you have lots of clearance and a 4WD.  It’s an enjoyable walk, but a photographer with lots of equipment should use a vehicle to transport clients and items needed.  

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION]  Mayflower Gulch, south of Copper Mountain ,Colorado  |  photo[StacySanchez]

Towards the higher slopes in the basin you’ll see thousands, if not millions of wildflowers of all shapes, sizes and colors.  North-facing slopes still hold snow in the windy, alpine terrain.  You can feel the air temperature drop as you reach the ridgeline.

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Rocky Mountain Wedding Photos at Mayflower Gulch, Copper Mountain, CO

Dina looks to the north and the Gore Range that is in the distance.  We ran from Silverthorne to Vail once, over Red-Buffalo Pass and had a friend pick us up and bring us back.  There are amazing trails and terrain in the area near Summit County, and we hope you enjoy checking out this spectacular spot!

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Rocky Mountain Wedding Photos at Mayflower Gulch, Copper Mountain, CO

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Rocky Mountain Wedding Photos at Mayflower Gulch, Copper Mountain, CO

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Rocky Mountain Wedding Photos at Mayflower Gulch, Copper Mountain, CO

We dropped back down to the lower valley floor, and checked out the cabins for a few minutes.  We think this is really the best place to head to, as the higher ridgeline is a bit of a climb to reach.  So, please share your photos that you create with the advice and tips given from this blog and we’ll share it on our real weddings blog!  

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Rocky Mountain Wedding Photos at Mayflower Gulch, Copper Mountain, CO

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